St. Francis College gets a new women’s basketball coach

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Welcome to Linda Cimino, the new head coach for the Terriers, the women’s basketball team at St. Francis College.

Linda steers the school toward a new future as the 13th head coach, replacing retired coach John Thurston.

Irma Garcia, director of athletics, made the announcement on May 21 and said, “Linda Cimino brings passion, pride and commitment with her as she enters the gold doors on Remsen Street. We could not have asked for a better individual to lead our Women’s Basketball Program.”

Prior to coming to St. Francis, Linda led the charge at Binghamton University (America East) for the past four years, both on and off the court.

Linda shared her enthusiasm on her return to the area. “This is a place where I have spent most of my career and to work under the leadership of Irma Garcia, a person who has been a mentor to me. I fully embrace the Franciscan mission of St. Francis College as I am deeply connected to my faith and look forward to developing strong, well-rounded leaders who will serve from their hearts. I’m eager to bring my personality and style of play to Brooklyn and continue to build upon the success of this program.”

Miguel Martinez-Saenz, St. Francis College president, said: “Her experience as both a head coach and administrator shows her commitment not only to the game of women’s basketball, but to providing opportunities for students to succeed in life.”

St. Francis College (180 Remsen St. at Court Street in Brooklyn Heights,


Par excellence

Congrats to Karina Cusumano on receiving the Community Health Nursing award from Wagner College on Staten Island. The honor recognizes a nursing student who demonstrates volunteerism, thoughtfulness, caring and patience while promoting the health of individuals, families and groups within the community. Our borough daughter is a junior nursing student who has demonstrated exceptional promise as a community nursing leader by assisting the faculty with organizing a campus program promoting education and awareness about organ donation in collaboration with the NY Organ Donor Network.

Boro Park

Ultra care

Welcome to the new “Ultra Care Unit” at the Boro Park Center. Residents are now able to receive treatment in the highly specialized 14-bed unit with each bed possessing cardio-respiratory telemetry capabilities and increased nursing staffing ratio. The unit is used as the nursing home intensive care unit and to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations especially for infections, sepsis, heart failure and other disease processes. The unit boasts a dedicated physician, respiratory therapy , medication stock and aims to provide the same quality care that the hospital provides.

Dr. Jason Zimmerman, medical director, explained: “The unit is providing the kind of transitional care that has been missing from the healthcare community for too long. We have implemented quality measures like this to ensure our residents have the best possible outcomes.”

Boro Park Center [4915 10nth Ave. and 49th Street in Boro Park, (718) 851–3700].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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