Pol honors Maimonides Hospital for FAST action on strokes

Pol honors Maimonides Hospital for FAST action on strokes
Courtesy Maimonides Medical Center

Borough Park

Three cheers to the outstanding team of stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D–Sheepshead Bay) visited the team of doctors and clinicians, and presented the dedicated docs with a proclamation.

“In truth, I don’t remember all of what happened that day,” admitted Cymbrowitz. “But my wife Vilma filled me in on what I missed.”

The Assemblyman, who suffered a stroke a decade ago, was taken to Maimonides Stroke Center.

“I was frightened, but I did what we’ve all been taught to do,” explained Vilma Cymbrowitz. “That acronym — FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) — really helps.”

“And we’re all delighted you brought him to Dr. Rudolph and our superb Stroke Team,” said Kenneth Gibbs, chief executive officer and president at Maimonides. “Thanks to their nationally recognized work, we’re now Joint Commission certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.

“We have the capabilities of the most advanced stroke centers in the world,” said Dr. Steven Rudolph, Director of Stroke Neurology at Maimonides.

“Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, Vilma and I are delighted to visit Dr. Rudolph and our many friends here at Maimonides — not only to thank them for their dedication to patients and families like ours, but to reinforce the importance of FAST,” said Cymbrowitz.

Maimonides Medical Center is, in fact, a five-time recipient of the American Stroke Association’s highest recognition for stroke services. The Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides is supported by the full array of neuroscience capabilities, including: Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Critical Care, Neuro-Radiology and Endovascular Therapies.

Maimonides Medical Center Stroke Center [948 48th St. at 10th Avenue in Borough Park, (718) 283–7670].

Fort Greene

Gold medals

Congrats again to Brooklyn Technical High School on being named a Gold Medal School by U.S. News and World Report, ranking No. 69 out of more than 20,500 schools evaluated across the United States.

Brooklyn Technical High School [29 Fort Greene Pl. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 804–6400].


Building STEAM

Hooray to St. Joseph’s High School, on receiving a $20,000 grant from the National Grid Foundation to support the school’s Building STEAM Program. This program seeks to help students gain the digital and technical skills necessary to pursue advanced study and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields.

In addition to funding environmentally-focused organizations, the National Grid Foundation supports innovative educational programs, like Building STEAM, that develop skills and enhance quality of life for the underserved. In June, St. Joseph High School will recognize a graduating senior for her outstanding achievements with a National Grid Award for Technology Studies.

“We are really blessed to have the support of wonderful organizations like the National Grid Foundation that are committed to helping the communities they serve,” says Caroline Latham, principal of St. Joseph’s.

Through the program, students benefit from math and science coursework and after-school tutoring.

St. Joseph’s High School [80 Willoughby St. at Bridge Street in Downtown, (718) 624–3618].

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