Friday, February 28, 2014

Yes, February was Heart Month (among other things) and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn participated by offering free heart health screenings to the general public. Having taken around $3 million and counting from taxi drivers for a bogus health plan that does not exist, opportunist liar Bhairavi Desai run to try to make it look as though this service was her doing and for taxi drivers as such. Despicable, and assisted by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. They cannot get away with ripping off the drivers six cents a ride like it or not for no services forever.

A Series of Heart-Healthy and Educational events Will be Offered Throughout Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY (January 31, 2013)- The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center is proud to offer an array of heart-healthy and educational events to both staff and community residents during American Heart Month. These events will encourage healthy habits that can prevent or delay onset of heart disease, as well as introduce innovative new procedures at Maimonides that treat cardiovascular illnesses. Events will be held in multiple locations throughout Brooklyn during the month of February, 2013.

To kick-off the celebration, the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center is hosting a “Celebrate Your Heart” Health Fair in the Maimonides Hall (ground floor) located at 950 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219 from 8am-5pm on February 14th.  Staffers will be wearing red to recognize “Maimonides Goes RED for Women & Heart Disease.” The health fair will offer several free services including:
  • blood pressure screenings
  • glucose & cholesterol screenings
  • body mass index
  • carotid screenings
  • flu shots
  • thyroid screenings
  • Zumba class from 4:30-5pm
Check out the various informational tables and get advice on fitness techniques while you’re taking advantage of the free services.

On February 25th, Maimonides Medical Center will host the Women’s Heart to Heart Lecture Series and Cardiac Symposium Dinner at Holy Family Church in Canarsie, located at 9719 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236.  The event will begin at 6:30pm and include speakers Louise Valerio, Dr. Rita Strickland and Dr. Bernadette Sheridan. Free screenings and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP for this event at (718) 283-8832.

To wrap-up the celebrations on February 27th, Maimonides will host a third Women’s Health Symposium beginning at 6:30pm in Meletia Hall at St. Anselm’s School in Bay Ridge, located at 365 83rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Drs. Donna-Marie ManassehSamantha CohenRobert Frankel and Atul Rao will speak at the event. A free gift will be given to all attendees as well as a free dinner. Please RVSP for this event at (718) 283-8832.

For more information on the Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center, please click here.

Here is the disingenuous Ms. Desai's take:

FREE Heart Health Screenings for Taxi Drivers!

Maimonides Medical Center
9:00AM – 2:00PM
950 49th Street in Brooklyn (Side Ramp Entrance)

Screenings include blood pressure, glucose test and a nutrition consult.
Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are appreciated to avoid a possible wait. Please call 718-283-8902 for more info or to schedule an appointment.
Screenings take about ten minutes.
Maimonides is hosting heart health screenings for taxi drivers! Today (Tues) Feb 25, 9am-2pm. 950 49th St.