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Put your hands together for Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn social worker Eva Bumagin, a Standing O pal and Polish immigrant determined to make her own way in her adopted country.

Eva put her nose to the grindstone and studied hard to become a social worker, earning a master’s degree from Fordham University.

In celebration of “Social Worker Month,” medical center officials recognized a group of social workers for their work, devotion, compassion, and dedication, naming Eva “Social Worker of the Year.”

“Social workers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn are committed to providing compassionate care to patients who often face substantial and challenging medical issues,” said Susanna Schmer, associate director of administration, and director of care management.

Eva has been with the hospital for 15 years and works on the vent unit, providing emotional support to patients and their families, and directing them to appropriate resources in the community.

Fran Silverman, director of social work and home care services, said social workers such as Eva are an integral part of delivering high-quality patient care.

“Eva Bumagin is a great asset to our heathcare team,” she said.

Standing O offers congratulations to Eva and all her fellow social workers.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn [3201 Kings Highway at New York Avenue in Midwood, (718) 252–3000].

Borough Wide

He’s baaack!

How did Standing O survive? The eternal man of the hour and former beep of this magnificent borough, Marty “Mr. Brooklyn” Markowitz, is tapped to lead the Borough Promotion and Engagement division as veep with the firm NYC and Company.

Fred Dixon, CEO of the mega tourism firm, welcomed Marty aboard.

“As a recognized champion for Brooklyn and a tremendous advocate for New York City overall, I am confident Marty Markowitz will help NYC and Company continue to grow the appeal of the boroughs, especially those beyond Manhattan, and help attract even more tourism to all of NYC’s neighborho­ods,” he said. “We warmly welcome Marty to the NYC and Company team.”

The former beep embraced his new outpost.

“I am honored and humbled to join the talented team to build on the excellent work they have done to position New York City as a vibrant and welcoming five-borough destination,” he told Standing O.

“New York is America’s national city and our country’s top international travel destination, and in my new role, I look forward to helping NYC and Company keep it that way,” added the borough’s biggest booster — except for Standing O, that is!

NYC and Company [810 Seventh Ave., at W. 53rd Street in Midtown (212) 484–1200].

Boerum Hill

Pass the Rx & hold the profit

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for AHF Pharmacy, which opened its doors on March 31 inside the Out of the Closet Thrift Store.

Aids Healthcare Foundation, the largest provider of HIV/Aids care in the whole country, hosted the ribbon cutting for the first such store opened in the city.

The dispensary is a unique business employing pharmacists specializing in HIV prescriptions, while supporting global Aids care by donating 96 cents of every dollar earned to supporting the foundation’s clinics serving more than 300,000 people around the world.

“We are thrilled to round out the foundation’s support of health and wellness in Brooklyn with the opening of the first AHF Pharmacy in the New York City area,” said Michael Camacho, New York regional director.

The store, run by pharmacist Nina Beers and tech Xavier Wehe, is open Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

AHF Pharmacy (475 Atlantic Ave. between Third Avenue and Nevins Street in Boerum Hill).

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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