1st Annual Legislative Briefing forms foundations for partnerships
On Tuesday, October 10th, The Floating Hospital hosted a Legislative Briefing & Breakfast to great success. Representatives from city and state government representing twelve offices and elected officials attended, including representatives from Governor Kathy Hochul’s office, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams’ office and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.
Dr. Shani Andre, Chief Medical Officer of The Floating Hospital, updated the elected officials on the work The Floating Hospital has done to provide newly arrived migrant families with preventative and family medical care.
Sean Granahan, Esq., President and General Counsel of The Floating Hospital, spoke with elected officials about possible new initiatives where city and state leaders can collaborate and assist The Floating Hospital in reaching even more patients and families.
The event concluded with a tour of The Floating Hospital’s flagship clinic in Long Island City, which allowed staffers and elected officials to see our work in action. In a post-event social media post, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards shared, “In a time when quality healthcare can be hard to come by, especially for people of color, The Floating Hospital has always been there to care for our families, regardless of their ability to pay.”
With members of the media in attendance and attendees excitedly imagining opportunities for future partnerships even as they left the event – we look forward to future collaborations after laying this important groundwork!