Funding from Congresswoman Maloney gives Floating Hospital a shot in the arm
We are thrilled to report on April 19 our longtime friend and advocate, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, announced a grant of $4,320,500 for the Floating Hospital to expand services to provide Covid-19 vaccinations, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations. The funding will allow us to deliver preventive and primary healthcare services to people at higher risk for the virus and and expand our operational capacity as the pandemic continues. The congresswoman made the announcement with Queens Borough President, Donovan Richards and community leaders outside our clinic at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.
“Representative Maloney and the Queens Borough President’s Office have been steadfast champions of our mission to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare and more to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Floating Hospital Foundation executive director Ellen Barker. “We are grateful for this extraordinary support that will help ensure The Floating Hospital’s remains a safety net for all New Yorkers, especially during a global health crisis that still has a grip on our city.”