New York State Governor, Kathy Hochul, First Deputy Mayor, Lorraine Grillo, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney cut the ribbon on the new Covid vaccine and testing clinic at Astoria Houses

New York State Governor, Kathy Hochul, First Deputy Mayor, Lorraine Grillo, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney cut the ribbon on the new Covid vaccine and testing center at Astoria Houses

News and Events – April 2022

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney opens Covid vaccine and testing clinic managed by The Floating Hospital

Rep. Carolyn Maloney helped cut the ribbon on the new Covid vaccine and testing clinic at Astoria Houses on April 14. A long-time supporter of The Floating Hospital’s work, Rep. Maloney coordinated efforts between city, state, NYCHA and the New Jersey Institute of Technology to secure the rehabbed shipping container, which will provide free Covid testing and vaccinations administered by The Floating Hospital staff. Read more.

montage of images from vaccine center opening

The Floating Hospital’s Director of Community Outreach Cynthia Davis thanks supporters; New York City police on the beat; Floating Hospital President and General Counsel Sean Granahan and Chief Medical Officer Shani Andre welcome the addition community health service.

montage of images from vaccine center opening

The Floating Hospital’s Director of Community Outreach Cynthia Davis thanks supporters; New York City police on the beat; Floating Hospital President and General Counsel Sean Granahan and Chief Medical Officer Shani Andre welcome the addition community health service.

WPIX-11 news shines a light on Camp Rise Up

Dr. Meghan Miller, The Floating Hospital’s director of health education, was interviewed on NYC TV station WPIX-11 about Camp Rise Up, the life-skills and leadership camp for teens that takes place each August. Dr. Miller, who created similar camps during her Peace Corps duty in Uganda, spoke about the life-changing experience for many kids who lack access to the same opportunity as their housed peers. Held on a rural campus upstate, the camp is a week of education, leadership skills, team building and outdoor activities. Watch the interview.

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Dr. Meghan Miller speaking to WPIX-11 News hosts, Kori Chambers and Arrianee LeBeau, during a live broadcast; InPickleball magazine announces the inaugural APP New York City Open

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Dr. Meghan Miller speaking to WPIX-11 News hosts, Kori Chambers and Arrianee LeBeau, during a live broadcast; InPickleball magazine announces the inaugural APP New York City Open

Pickleball Partnership

What’s round, hot and coming to The Floating Hospital? Pickleball! The emerging sport—a sort of hybrid of tennis and ping pong—will be featured in a tournament hosted by InPickleball magazine May 25-29 at the NYC Open stadium at Flushing Meadows, and The Floating Hospital staff has been invited to play. About 1,500 amateur and pro players will play on 42 courts over the five days of the tourney, competing for $125,000 in prize money. We anticipate up to 10 staff members and Camp Rise Up counselors will participate in a pre-game preview and free lessons as a warm up to summer camp activity. InPickleball will provide lessons, lunch and sporty attire for attendees and The Floating Hospital will man a branded table at the tournament with information about our community work.

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.

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