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Camp Rise Up 2020

By Habiba Alcindor Think back to your teenage years. Perhaps some of your most vivid memories and life-defining experiences happened during this emotionally charged and sometimes confusing time. We remember that, and that’s why we created Camp Rise Up, an immersive health-education intervention, to offer teens living with homelessness a safe space to learn about […]
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Good Health Shuttle appeal update

By Ellen Barker, Executive Director To date, you have raised $35,000 for The Floating Hospital’s Good Health Shuttle! Over the past year, during a time of tremendous upheaval and uncertainty, The Floating Hospital continued to provide needy New York City families with a safety net of comprehensive and compassionate healthcare and other essential support. Through […]
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Going with the flow: The Floating Hospital’s new clinic is a study in foot traffic

By Lana Bortolot When The Floating Hospital opens its new clinic, staffers can expect their Fitbits to get a workout. Occupying three floors, the clinic – 1.5 times larger than the current location – will require a considerable amount of footwork to keep patients flowing through the various areas of care. The new clinic will […]
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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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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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Thank you for your kind donations this week – June 12, 2020

We’re grateful for all of your ongoing support. Thank you for your donations this past week. These items are needed now Since 1866, The Floating Hospital is the largest provider of healthcare to homeless families. We provide free and secure transport to and from over 300 shelters and domestic violence safe houses throughout New York […]
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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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