Category: Our work

the floating hospital pharmacy

Brandon Barnes: bringing The Floating Hospital Pharmacy to life

Brandon Barnes’ 12-year career at The Floating Hospital began when he was only 19. He began as an executive assistant and held progressive roles in data management and as a benefits counselor. Last fall, he was appointed director of operations at The Floating Hospital Pharmacy, which sees patients from all over the city. For many, […]
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Covid-19 and the rise in domestic violence

The New York Post published an article highlighting increased domestic violence since the Covid pandemic started. The article notes that some agencies who deal with domestic violence have seen double and triple the number of cases. Some specific numbers include: • The number of cases Met Council dealt with went from 70 per month, to […]
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Reverse a downward spiral – save our safety net

As the coronavirus continues to pose a health risk for Americans in its fourth month, we have yet to see the full extent of the economic fallout in its wake. A recent report on the New York Times website highlights the struggle that many nonprofits are facing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among […]
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the floating hospital

TFH’s President reflects on the long journey to provide a continuum of compassionate care

by Sean T Granahan, Esq., President & General Counsel of The Floating Hospital Approximately 16 years ago, I took the helm of one of New York City’s most unique and iconic healthcare institutions. The Floating Hospital had just emerged from a stream of bad luck: an exhausted endowment and subsequent receivable write-downs, and the devastating […]
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Valerie Concepcion: An Unexpected Path to the Frontline

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our staff have been working hard on the frontline to keep our community safe.  Among those doing so at The Floating Hospital is Valerie Concepcion CCMA, Medical Assistant Supervisor and Clinic Flow Manager. Here, she opens up about the frontline experience. Valerie lived in London until the age of twelve, when […]
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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 Wednesday, September 9, 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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