Category: Community


From quilting to masks: The Floating Hospital’s in-house sewing specialist

In line with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order for New Yorkers to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible, one of The Floating Hospital’s own is a real leader. Elena Moneti is a consultant at The Floating Hospital, working  on reporting and analytics. But, away from the office, she’s a quilter. Elena has been applying her […]
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Home Again: Dr. Otto Returns to a Beginning

Dr. Dave Otto helped lead the way for The Floating Hospital on land And now this driven Westchester native is back – to serve the community during one of the most challenging healthcare crises the clinic has ever faced. You joined The Floating Hospital (TFH) at a pivotal time in its history: permanently moving operations […]
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Thank you for your kind donations this week – April 10 2020

Healthcare providers: New York City’s got your back! As one of the few charitable healthcare organizations in the city, these donations are greatly welcomed. LIC Relief show how lucky we are to be based in a kind and caring community. They’ve made sure that our staff have had lunches every day this week. Apart from […]
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COVID-19: opening the Queens community in a lockdown

One good thing among mostly grim headlines is the growing sense of community. We wanted to highlight the great work of our community in Long Island City, as well as nearby Sunnyside and Astoria. While we’re here to support our community’s medical needs, it’s important to recognize those who support people’s other needs. LIC Relief […]
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New York’s original floating hospital

New York City has long welcomed floating hospitals to its waters. If you didn’t know, The Floating Hospital was founded in New York in 1866. NYC’s first floating hospital was the Emma Abbot, launched in the 1870s. Before the Emma, The Floating Hospital cared for families living in the city’s tenements from a series of […]
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