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[May 11, 2011]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold 25th Annual Health Fair May 14
From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will host its 25th Annual Community Health Fair in celebration of National Hospital Week on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at 445 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY. 

The health fair will offer free health screenings, education, and entertainment for the whole family.  This year’s theme, “Champions of Care,” is the centerpiece of a campaign aimed at uniting healthcare facilities across the country during the May 9–15 celebration.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” said Maria Yomtov, RN, MSN, CDE, director of the Center for Community Health Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Downstate. “We’re extremely proud of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.” 

For more information, call SUNY Downstate Medical Center at 718-270-3739, 2020, or 8846.


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools.  More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.