The first of our two Women’s Wellness events for 2022 was held March 5, providing 48 women with free screenings for cervical cancer and another 33 with mammograms. Many thanks to our supporters who provided in-kind donations, services and volunteers: Bank of America, Direct Relief, Dreamwear, Helen and Tim Metzger, Multi-Diagnostic Services, PRIMP massage therapists, Real Chemistry, and last, but not least, Floating Hospital staff and the summer intern class of 2021 without whom this weekend event could not have happened. Save the date for our next wellness event on October 22, 2022.
Floating Hospital President Sean T. Granahan, Esq., was honored by Irish America magazine for leading the clinic through a tumultuous public-health crisis, ensuring a continuum of care for New Yorkers in need. He was among 100 honorees recognized across the business sectors.
Save the date for some Summer Lovin’
We are thrilled to return to celebrating our supporters with an in-person signature fundraiser, Monday, June 13. Themed “Summer of Love”—because all need a little TLC after two years of a pandemic—the event will take place at Current on Pier 59 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. With your comfort in mind, dinner will be served buffet-style to allow flexibility in dining and distancing, and the Edward Ellington Band will perform live. All proceeds support our work ensuing New York’s most vulnerable families have access to quality healthcare and more.
The Floating Hospital tech gets a high-powered boost
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney presented The Floating Hospital with a check for $925,000 on March 22, part of the $6.3 million in grants she secured for New York City non-profit and community groups. The funds will support upgrades to the clinic’s IT infrastructure and electronic health records system, increasing efficiencies and patient service.
Since 1866, The Floating Hospital has been the largest provider of healthcare and education to families living with homelessness. Based in Long Island City, it provides comprehensive primary, dental and behavioral-health services, and health-education to patients living in more than 300 shelters and domestic violence safe houses throughout New York City.
In 2021, The Floating Hospital moved into a new modern main clinic in Long Island City, and continues to support patients in satellite clinics at family homeless shelters and public housing complexes in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.