Category: Our work

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The Floating Hospital’s artwork

When patients visit our clinic, joyful artwork has a key role. The Floating Hospital has always strived to transport families to a place of safety, calm and happiness. We offer a momentary relief from the pressure of whatever hardships brought them to us for assistance. We put a lot of thought into designing our new […]
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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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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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The Floating Hospital: Cambios en el servicio

In English ÚLTIMA ACTUALIZACIÓN, LUNES 15 DE JUNIO, 2020* Cambios en el servicio de The Floating Hospital Estamos los siguiendo las directrices y mandatos sobre el COVID del Estado de Nueva York. Información sobre las pruebas Administradores de caso del DH, trabajadores(as) sociales del DOE, por favor oprime aquí Las recetas médicas se pueden renovar […]
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The Floating Hospital: service modifications

En español Last updated Monday, June 15, 2020* Service modification at The Floating Hospital We are following NYS COVID mandates and guidelines. Testing information DHS Case Managers and DOE Social Workers, please click here Prescriptions can be renewed by phone at our pharmacy. Call 914-556-2511 for free delivery We are continuing to offer telehealth visits […]
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Community Outreach welcomes new liaisons

The Floating Hospital is delighted to welcome three new staff to its Community Outreach team. They will work as liaisons with specific segments of our community. If you’ve come into contact with The Floating Hospital anywhere in the Long Island City, Queens, or indeed New York City community in the past ten years, there’s a […]
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Statement on COVID-19 and The Floating Hospital

Last updated Wednesday, March 18th, 2020* The Floating Hospital is undertaking service modification. Please visit the latest post for details. The Floating Hospital’s clinics will remain open throughout NYC school closures. The Floating Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shani Andre, and Clinical Project Manager, Linda You, have made the following statement regarding the clinic’s management of […]
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LA Times: alternative handwashing songs

While the internet is alive with lists of alternative handwashing songs, one of the best lists comes from Jen Monnier, writing for the LA Times.  Although humming Happy Birthday twice is the standard duration for washing your hands correctly, Monnier’s list has the best cross-section of tunes, with something for everyone. Although the original article […]
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Coronavirus: helpful guidelines

DON’T PANIC If you’re a New Yorker who has not traveled recently and you feel ill, it’s far more likely that you have the influenza virus (the flu) than the coronavirus. The two viruses share similar symptoms: • Fever • Cough • Shortness of breath • Fatigue Presently, symptoms appear between two and 14 days […]
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NYP: 1.5 million homeless public school students

by Habiba Alcindor The New York Post cited a statistic that more than 1.5 million public school students across the country experienced homelessness at some point during 2017-2018. The Floating Hospital has always centered its healthcare mission around impoverished children and their families. Recently this mission has grown in importance due to the rising number […]
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