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Free Hypertension Screenings June 10th, 2016


June 10, 2016—Brooklyn, NY—Kingsbrook’s Best Health School provides free education and early detection options for Central Brooklyn residents all year round. There will be a special focus on hypertension on June 10th, screenings will be conducted from 11:00am-2:00pm at Java Coast Café, 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.

According to the CDC, More than 360,000 American deaths in 2013 included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing cause. That is almost 1,000 deaths each day. Additionally, Only about half (52%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.

“Knowing you are at risk for high blood pressure and getting it under control is key to combating this condition,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “This is why early detection options are so critical for our community.” For more information on our screening schedule for 2016, visit our website at under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 91st 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.