Brookdale Hospital cuts the ribbon!

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Standing O is busy with ribbon snipping this week. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center staff — including Dr. Kusum Viswanathan, vice chair of pediatrics; Michelle Hall-Duncan of the Starlight Foundation; Dr. Alvin Kahn, chairman of the board of trustees at Brookdale; Dr. Myron Sokal, chairman of the department of pediatrics; Janis Atty and Alexis Hodges, child life specialists; Mark Toney, president of Brookdale — and Frekel Spekel the clown cut the ribbon on the brand new Starlight Care Room in its pediatric unit.

Through the support of the Starlight Foundation and the Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation the hospital was able to morph a regular treatment room into a bright, cheery, child-friendly place for kids undergoing treatment. The redo included happy artwork and decorations that help to sooth an anxious child waiting for the doctor, a new flat-screen TV, and an iPad with child-friendly programs and entertainment.

Toney told Standing O, “We thank Starlight Children’s Foundation for making a difference in the lives of children and families who are struggling due to illnesses and for caring about the Brooklyn Community.” Standing O is thanking Brookdale for doing the same.

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center [One Brookdale Pl. at Hegeman Avenue in Canarsie, (718) 240–5000].

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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