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Thank you for your kind donations this week – April 3 2020

As this COVID-19 pandemic continues, the patients of The Floating Hospital are grateful for the donations As one of the few charitable healthcare organizations in the city, these donations are gratefully received. Nothing raises spirits like pizza! On Wednesday, our staff were delighted to receive pizza from Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop. This was organized by […]
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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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The Floating Hospital: service modifications

Last updated Thursday, April 6, 2020* Service modification at The Floating Hospital as of Thursday, March 19th. With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the rise in NYC, we are following city and medical association mandates and guidelines. DHS Case Managers and DOE Social Workers, please click here. Clinical Services • IMPORTANT: please call […]
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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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Camp RiseUp 2019 Reunion

The Floating Hospital was thrilled to catch up with the young people from Camp RiseUp 2019. Our Health Education team welcomed the youngsters to our clinic in Long Island City for lunch. But, as if that wasn’t enough, they went rock climbing afterwards. The reunion was an exciting time for the teens. Some of the […]
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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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Local girls fundraise for The Floating Hospital with crocheted hearts

Two local girls crocheted hearts to sell as a fundraiser for The Floating Hospital. Aya and Lily are both seven years old from Long Island City, and started their project in time for Valentines Day. The girls’ moms, Beatriz and Rebecca, have a longstanding relationship with The Floating Hospital. Both have volunteered at Candy Cane […]
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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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