Seeing red and loving it
The crimson tide took over Beth Israel Medical Center to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The staff dressed in their finest red regalia on Go Red Day, Feb. 16 and sold raffles and baked goods to raise over $1,000 to support the American Heart Association.
Beth Israel Medical Center, Kings Highway Division [3201 Kings Highway between Avenue M and E. 31st St. in Flatbush (718) 951-2807].
It’s hot, hot, hot
Like a big bear hug, National Grid is keeping the community warm. It might not be 10 degrees below out there, but the guys at National Grid are still doing their best to provide heating assistance to those families in need through the Neighborhood Heating Fund, by donating an additional $50,000, which is a lot of coal. Our pal Ken Daly over at the company told us, “Even though winter bills are down about 20 percent, the economy is still challenging for many customers. We want to help as many families as possible keep their homes warm and secure with a reliable source of energy.” If Standing O Pals out there want to help National Grid they can make a $5 tax deductible contribution by texting WARM to 27722 and follow the prompts. Every cent goes to the Neighborhood Heating Fund, which offers heat help to those in need. You can also visit www.nationalgridus.com for more info.
Three cheers to the employees at Duffy Funeral Home for raising more than $2,000 to benefit Calvary Hospice Brooklyn Campus and St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Bobby Byrnes, one heck of a singer, provided the entertainment that had party-goers up and on their toes the whole night through at the fundraiser held in the auditorium of the church.
“St. Thomas Aquinas is right next door to us, so they’re like family” said Standing O pal, Manager Gloria Bischoff. She added, “We wanted, Robert Amato (co-manager), myself and the whole staff, to thank the church and Calvary Hospice for all the wonderful things they do for families and those at the end of their lives as well as their involvement in the community. We all had such a great time.”
Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home [255 9th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 499-8700].
Willkommen in Maimonides
Yeah, Dr. Anna Serur has now joined the staff at Maimonides as director of colorectal surgery. Our pal Dr. Anna is a board certified surgeon and a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. “She is an expert in the field of laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen, chairman of the Department of Surgery. “She has vast experience treating colon and rectal disease, particularly colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.” Dr. Anna hails from Moscow, and immigrated to the US when she was only 16. She is a graduate of Brooklyn College and SUNY-Downstate Medical School, graduating with a BA Summa cum Laude.
Maimonides Medical Center [4802 Tenth Ave. between 48th and 49th streets in Borough Park, (718) 283-7602].
Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 260-2523.