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From quilting to masks: The Floating Hospital’s in-house sewing specialist

In line with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order for New Yorkers to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible, one of The Floating Hospital’s own is a real leader. Elena Moneti is a consultant at The Floating Hospital, working  on reporting and analytics. But, away from the office, she’s a quilter. Elena has been applying her […]
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Thank you for your kind donations this week – April 17 2020

Open hearts in a shut down city Your neighbors can get the care they need now thanks to your donations. Again this week, LIC Relief showed the community spirit. They’ve been getting lunch to our staff from local restaurants. Blend and Little Chef Little Kitchen are just two of the eateries whose food was enjoyed […]
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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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The Floating Hospital receives New York Community Trust (NYCT) emergency funds

The New York Community Trust (NYCT) has granted The Floating Hospital emergency funds. The NYCT  funding will allow us to continue providing “essential healthcare” for our patients. Many of them are homeless or otherwise disenfranchised during the coronavirus pandemic. The Floating Hospital operates a family-centric model. This means we transport parents and their young children […]
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Thank you for your kind donations this week – April 10 2020

Healthcare providers: New York City’s got your back! As one of the few charitable healthcare organizations in the city, these donations are greatly welcomed. LIC Relief show how lucky we are to be based in a kind and caring community. They’ve made sure that our staff have had lunches every day this week. Apart from […]
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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: 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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