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Summer is just around the corner

And with the warm weather comes The Floating Hospital’s summer benefit. This year, the theme is Summer of Love, and as always, we plan to celebrate the people that mean so much to us: our patients, supporters and staff. We’re also excited to announce that the event will be in person for the first time since 2019. Mark your calendars for June 13 and be sure to check here for the latest updates and ticket availability.

The good news keeps rolling in for the Good Health Shuttle

The Floating Hospital was featured on Good Day New York’s “Hero of the Day” segment for its Good Health Shuttle fleet of passenger vans that provides free shelter-to-clinic transportation for families living in temporary housing. The shuttle eliminates barriers to accessing care by ensuring patients make their medical appointments. The program recently received grant support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Pfizer Foundation, both of whom aim to promote healthcare equities for medically underserved populations. We thank them for helping our patient families get to the doctor, safely, securely, and with dignity.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Cooking class

Every Wednesday
Main Clinic LIC

During Cooking Class Wednesdays, our Health Education team teaches nutrition midday in the best way possible – through food preparation classes. Lessons are designed to demonstrate ways to provide nutritious and tasty fare regardless of available cooking facilities. No cook breakfast, anyone? Patients only.

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Veggie Taste Test Tuesday

Every Tuesday
Main Clinic LIC

We all know that vegetables are important in a nutritious diet. Our Health Education team will dive into the specifics of why, and the different benefits of different vegetables through tasting sessions in our teaching kitchen.

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Clean Air Month

Throughout May
Main Clinic LIC

Did you know that The Floating Hospital started in 1866 with the objective of bringing families away from the city to get some fresh sea air? We’re still committed to the importance of clean air as an integral part of staying healthy. Throughout the month, the Health Education team will deliver fun classes about the importance of clean air to our body, and how we can help to create cleaner air.

Sun Safety Month

Throughout May
Main Clinic LIC

With the weather (hopefully!) warming up, the Health Education team will present heat advisories, including trivia about the importance of water and sun safety, all to prepare you for days of fun in the sun! There will be giveaways with water bottles, popsicles, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Pickleball with The Floating Hospital 

Wednesday, May 25th

10:00AM

USTA Tennis Center

Some 2,000 entrants will descend on Flushing Meadows’ iconic tennis center in the week leading to Memorial Day for the Association of Pickleball Professionals’ (APP) inaugural New York City Open. But the athletes won’t be the only ones holding court. While the pros dink and slam it out all around them, two dozen health educators from The Floating Hospital will learn the basics of the popular game at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Guided by kinesiologist and 2019 U.S. Open pickleball champion Dr. Rommie Maxey, the health-ed specialists, who work with New York families experiencing homelessness, will take to the court and tackle the basics of the sport so they can teach kids a game that could make a pivotal difference for them.

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HIV TESTING DAY

Friday, May 27th
Main Clinic LIC

The Health Education team will host HIV trivia in the waiting room. HIV testing will be available – you’ll see just how quick and easy it is. In the classroom, there will be lessons about HIV, how it’s contracted, and how to stay safe.

VIRTUAL TOUR

A RESPONSIVE BUILDING FOR A BUSTLING AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY

The Floating Hospital 2021: A new home for a new model of healthcare

Get an insider’s preview of our new flagship clinic, scheduled to open later this year and designed to accommodate increased services and patient capacity—all in the world of pandemic protocols. Filled with light and color, every foot of the space responds the needs of patients and staff. The clinic will allow us to provide the quality of care that is our hallmark—and bring an enhanced family healthcare experience to our community.

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NEWS

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THE FLOATING HOSPITAL X PICKLEBALL

MAY 17, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

At the inaugural New York Pickleball Open, The Floating Hospital’s health educators will learn how to play the game, so they can in turn teach it to campers at Camp Rise Up.

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REP. MALONEY PREVIEWS ASTORIA VACCINE CENTER

APRIL 14, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

Rep. Carolyn Maloney appeared on PIX11 news to preview a Covid vaccine and testing center at Astoria Houses, for which she obtained funding. The Floating Hospital will manage vaccinations and testing at the center.

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CAMP RISE UP FEATURED ON PIX11 NEWS

APRIL 11, 2022  |  CURRENT NEWS

Dr. Meghan Miller, The Floating Hospital’s director of health education, appeared on PIX11 News to discuss Camp Rise Up.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay, to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing, world. Your support matters and makes a difference.

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