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[May 17, 2012]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold 26th Annual Health Fair May 19

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 26th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, at 445 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY. 

Thirty SUNY Downstate hospital departments and over three dozen community and local merchant groups will provide health information, free screenings, and family fun. This year’s theme, “Making Miracles Happen,” is the centerpiece of a campaign aimed at uniting healthcare facilities across the country during National Hospital Week, a celebration that began in 1921.  Sponsored annually by the American Hospital Association, National Hospital Week has grown into the largest healthcare recognition event in the nation.

At Downstate’s event, there will be a wide variety of health screenings available, including asthma, blood pressure, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, head and neck cancer, cholesterol, hearing, stroke, sleep disorders, prostate, glaucoma, vision, memory, and more. The event will also include giveaways and free refreshments. Attractions include an inflatable bouncer; the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Team Mobile Interactive Unit; a clown; music by a DJ; face painting; fitness and aerobics instructor Quinn Harris; the New York Pan Stars Steel Band; and pony rides.

Maria Yomtov, RN, MSN, CDE, director of the Center for Community Health Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Downstate, said, “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.” 

Can't make it on May 19? Join us at Bay Ridge on June 16 or LICH on July 21. For more information, call SUNY Downstate Medical Center at 718-270-3739, 2020, or 8846.

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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.

 

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