LIC Floating Hospital gets $1.3 million

 The Floating Hospital (TFH) in Long Island City is getting an extra $1.3 million in federal funds from the stimulus package.

 Queens Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, who represents the area and advocated for the funding that will allow the hospital to increase outreach and treatment services to more borough residents, made the recent announcement at TFH with hospital executives and local elected officials.

 “The Floating Hospital has an incredible history of providing quality health care to those who need a helping hand,” Maloney said. “I am delighted that this federal grant will help residents of Queensbridge and Ravenswood and other New Yorkers who may be going without health insurance during this economic downturn.”

 Since 1866, TFH has helped more than five million New Yorkers to help them break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. In 2004, TFH selected Long Island City as the location to house its land-based main clinic, and it has expanded its primary medical, dental and mental health services to residents in the area – many of whom are critically underserved and have low-incomes.

 “This indeed is a great day for The Floating Hospital and our Long Island City neighbors,” said Floating Hospital President Sean Granahan. “Representative Maloney has long been a supporter of women’s and children’s issues in NYC, and funding that will directly provide both jobs and healthcare is the kind of effort that is synonymous with her dedication. With this funding, TFH will continue its commitment to the highest quality health care for those who can least afford it.”  

 TFH is located at 41-40 27th Street in Long Island City. For more information, those interested should call 718-784-2240.

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