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Kingsbrook Provides Free Screenings & Education For Hypertension


May, 2015--Brooklyn, NY--Dedicated to providing easy access to early prevention and detection services for our community, Kingsbrook will offer free hypertension screening and education to visiting patients and guests on May 15 th and May 29 th. Screenings will be conducted from 11:00am- 2:00pm on scheduled days. Screenings will take place at Java Coast Cafe: Katz 1st floor. After screenings and education, tours of our outpatient center, located in Suite 100, DMRI first floor on our main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road will be conducted upon request.

Kingsbrook's free screenings provide access to detection efforts for the under and uninsured of our community. The screening program is part of the facility's prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and early detection efforts. Hypertension is linked to myriad of other chronic health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, kidney & liver disease to name a few. Knowing how to best control hypertension is key to living a healthy life.

"We are very committed to offering prevention and management options to our community, especially as it pertains to chronic disease," says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. "Our free screening and educational initiatives are so very important to residents."

For more information on our screening schedule for 2015, visit our website at under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.