News and Events – June 2022

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We’re a winner! (but you knew that already)

We are thrilled to announce that Crain’s New York named The Floating Hospital a 2022 “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” for a medium-sized organization. We were named a finalist in May and presented with the award at the magazine’s gala lunch event on June 16. Director of Community Outreach Cynthia Davis and Vice President and CFO Gloria Jackson accepted the honor on behalf of the organization. D & I is in The Floating Hospital’s DNA, from our early days serving New York City’s poorest in the 19th-century immigrant waves to our current model of opening our doors to anyone who needs medical care regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Moreover, we were cited for our track record of diverse hiring, training, promoting and retention; our visible leadership of color on staff and on the board of directors; and our initiatives to bolster culturally sensitive internal programming for staff.

You showed up and showed the love

Our first in-person benefit since 2019 was a lovefest that lived up to its name, “Summer of Love.” Friends, supporters and staff gathered at Current, the waterfront venue at Chelsea Piers, for a gorgeous evening of music, gourmet nibbles and raising funds to support our vital work. And, oh yeah, there was dancing, too, to celebrate the $118,900 paddle raise to support our new life skills program. Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Monica Morales of PIX-11 served as the enthusiastic emcee, urging guests to get on board the love train. Guest speakers, Frank Carone, chief of staff to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, and patient Tameka Cooke inspired us all. Dapper auctioneer Lucas Hunt kept track of the bids as they flowed in and Virginia Mayhew & the Jazz Funk Masters kept the beat with funk hits that kept the place rocking. In total, the benefit raised $332,098.

The Floating Hospital thanks our paddle raise participants and the following donors and sponsors for making our comeback evening memorable.

  • Cohn Reznick
  • Consociate Health
  • Dynamic Benefit Solutions
  • Dominick DeLorenzo
  • Amy DeShong, Esq.
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • Sean T. Granahan, Esq.
  • Gloria Jackson
  • Ginny Keim Advancement Strategies
  • Henry Schein
  • Hologic
  • InnovationQNS
  • Dr. Atul Kukar & Mrs. Lane Kukar
  • Lamb Insurance Services
  • LaPlaca Hardy families
  • Philip & Shannon LaRocco
  • Lenox Hill Radiology
  • Ann-Louise Lipman & Antonio Beltramini
  • Matrix
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • The New York School for Medical & Dental Assistants
  • Next Impact
  • PIX 11
  • Charlene Prounis
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Real Chemistry
  • Doug & Karen Seidman
  • Christine Sherwood
  • Spring Bank
  • Lea Tal
  • Technico
  • Triple 7 Public Relations
  • Scott Spicer
  • United Nations Federal Credit Union
  • Melissa & Nathan Wallentin
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Winston Support Services, LLC
  • Wunderman Thompson Health
  • Cohn Reznick
  • Consociate Health
  • Dynamic Benefit Solutions
  • Dominick DeLorenzo
  • Amy DeShong, Esq.
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • Sean T. Granahan, Esq.
  • Gloria Jackson
  • Ginny Keim Advancement Strategies
  • Henry Schein
  • Hologic
  • InnovationQNS
  • Dr. Atul Kukar & Mrs. Lane Kukar
  • Lamb Insurance Services
  • LaPlaca Hardy families
  • Philip & Shannon LaRocco
  • Lenox Hill Radiology
  • Ann-Louise Lipman & Antonio Beltramini
  • Matrix
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • The New York School for Medical & Dental Assistants
  • Next Impact
  • PIX 11
  • Charlene Prounis
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Real Chemistry
  • Doug & Karen Seidman
  • Christine Sherwood
  • Spring Bank
  • Lea Tal
  • Technico
  • Triple 7 Public Relations
  • Scott Spicer
  • United Nations Federal Credit Union
  • Melissa & Nathan Wallentin
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Winston Support Services, LLC
  • Wunderman Thompson Health

Many thanks to our wine sponsors: Mionetto as the official Prosecco of the event; Clean Slate, Mira, Newton Winery, Ponzi and Terrazas de los Andes.

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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