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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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NYP: 1.5 million homeless public school students

by Habiba Alcindor The New York Post cited a statistic that more than 1.5 million public school students across the country experienced homelessness at some point during 2017-2018. The Floating Hospital has always centered its healthcare mission around impoverished children and their families. Recently this mission has grown in importance due to the rising number […]
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UNFCU Foundation Grant 2020

The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) Foundation announced its list of UNFCU grant recipients for 2020, which included The Floating Hospital. The UNFCU Foundation are longtime supporters. Recently, they awarded The Floating Hospital $50,000 to provide mental health services to over 1,000 women and girls. In addition The Floating Hospital committed to helping at […]
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The rarity of charitable healthcare

The Floating Hospital provides charitable, supportive patient-centered and trauma informed care services to families living in NYC’s homeless shelters and domestic violence safe houses. We share – with many others – the concern about financial mismanagement in the homeless services sector, raised by The New York Post in an editorial last week. But not all […]
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New building – same Floating Hospital

In 2020, The Floating Hospital will move to a new building. But, we’re not moving far! Our new home is at the corner of 41st Avenue and 21st Street in Long Island City, only seven minutes’ walk from our current main clinic.  With a history of more than 150 years, this isn’t our first […]
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