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Kingsbrook Offers Free Hypertension Screenings



Dedicated to providing easy access to early prevention and detection services for the community, Kingsbrook will offer free hypertension screenings and education to visiting patients and guests starting February 26th. Screenings will be conducted from 11:00am- 2:00pm at Java Coast Cafe: Katz 1st floor. After screenings and education, tours of the outpatient center, located in Suite 100, DMRI first floor on the 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 the 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. Regional data shows that 26% of the Flatbush Brooklyn community suffer from hypertension.

"Knowing how to best control hypertension is key to living a healthy life. We know that early detection is key to controlling hypertension,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “Many members of our community do not have access to primary care and our free screening options are a benefit to many in this position."

For more information on our monthly 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 Institutes 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.