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LHC's 127th Anniversary Dinner Dance Raises Over $1.2 Million

Lutheran HealthCare was the big winner at its black tie casino night fundraiser. Attended by more than 900 partygoers, the 127th Anniversary Dinner Dance raised over $1.2 million to benefit the implementation of the medical center's electronic medical record (EMR) system.
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LMC's Cardiac Center Earns Praise

The May Ellen and Gerald Ritter Cardiology Center has recently earned some high praise from a very special person, its first elective PCI patient! Domenico Martinelli, pictured with his Lutheran caregivers, took a few minutes during his stay at LMC to thank the 4A, CCL, and nursing education RNs earlier this month. As you can see in the photo, everyone was pleased! Congratulations to the Cardiology Center team!
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NETS, Health Plus and LFHC Host Basketball Clinic for Local School Children to Fight Obesity

On Tuesday, March 2, the NETS teamed up with the Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus to host a basketball clinic at Sunset Park High School for 100 children from six area schools.
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LFHC AIDS Clinic Medical Director Reflects on Haiti Mission

Marcelo Venegas-Pizarro, M.D. arrived to Port-Au-Prince amidst the ruins and people out in the streets. Makeshift signs that read "We Need Help..food, water, medications," could be seen every couple of blocks. Makeshift tents of sheets strung across wooden poles dotted the streets.

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LMC Orthopedic Chief on Haiti Medical Relief Mission

On Jan. 22, Dr. Tom Lyon, physician chief of Orthopedic Trauma at Lutheran Medical Center, traveled with a team of 19 medical and surgical professionals to Hospital Eleazar Germaine on a relief mission to help those affected by the Haitian earthquake.


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NETS and Health Plus Team up to Fight Pediatric Obesity

For the second year in a row, Lutheran Family Health Centers teamed up with the NBA's NETS and Health Plus to Shoot for Better Health in Brooklyn schools. Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, this unique initiative is aimed at reducing obesity and obesity related chronic diseases in children.
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Community Empowerment Program’s Celebration of Achievement

Lutheran Family Health Centers' Community Empowerment Program recently held a Celebration of Achievement, honoring students who have worked to fulfill their educational goals.
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Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Patient Navigator Program Serves as a National Demonstration Project

LFHC (one of the nation's largest federally qualified community health center networks) has launched an innovative patient navigator program to help patients with a chronic illness access quality health services, embrace positive health behaviors, and navigate complex treatment regimens. Lutheran's program will specifically focus on adults with diabetes and children who are at risk of developing diabetes.
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Follow us on Twitter @LutheranHC

Hey there! Lutheran HealthCare is using Twitter. Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch through the exchange of quick, very-short, text updates (Tweets). Start receiving our updates @LutheranHC today.

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LMC’S Trauma Center Celebrates Ten Years Since its Level I Designation

Lutheran Medical Center is pleased to announce that this March marks ten years since its Level I Trauma Center opened.
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Nets Host Basketball Clinic to Help Kids Improve Fitness

On Friday, February 27, the Nets teamed up with the Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus to host a basketball clinic at the Park Slope Education Complex at Middle School 88.
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Lutheran Takes the Operating Room to Area Schools

Lutheran Medical Center recently introduced OR to the Schools, a program designed to provide students at area schools exposure to operating room professions and procedures through role play, resulting in a hands-on and fun-filled learning experience.
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2009: The Year of the Blood Donor at Lutheran Medical Center

Lutheran Medical Center has launched a yearlong community awareness campaign to encourage Brooklynites to donate blood at the hospital's blood donor room.


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Lutheran's Perioperative Conference A Huge Success


Lutheran's Perioperative Nursing Conference was a huge success.  The first of its kind in the area, the conference attracted 250 attendees from 44 hospitals.


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Say Boo! to The Flu

This flu season, The Lutheran Family Health Centers and the Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, Inc. teamed up with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Families Fighting Flu and The Clorox Company to help families Say "Boo!" to the Flu.


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125th Anniversary Gala Raises $1.25 Million

Lutheran's 125th annual dinner dance was a smash success attracting a venerable who's who in N.Y.C. including local elected officials and Sopranos star, Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts on the hit HBO show). Standup comedian, actor, author, and filmmaker David Brenner, brought the audience to near tears with his comical take on current headlines and news stories.
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Lutheran HealthCare Team Reports From the Ground in Honduras

The Lutheran HealthCare volunteer team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, and speech/language/hearing experts is busy treating patients on its twelfth medical mission to Honduras. The volunteers will focus on providing life-saving surgeries for children at a local hospital in Tela. 

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Lutheran Rededicates Itself During Mission Week

Lutheran HealthCare wrapped up a special Mission Week celebration highlighted by visits from the Rev. Dr. Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
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125 Staffers Raise $1,250 for Wear Red Day

In partnership with the American Heart Association, Lutheran HealthCare staff launched heart month activities with its fourth annual Wear Red Day. As part of Lutheran's 125th anniversary year, 125 staff members and visitors gathered to help ring in the special month. Lutheran employees also raised $1,250 in donations for the American Heart Association.


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MRSA Education Initiative for Children in Brooklyn Schools

In response to recent staph infections in schools, Lutheran HealthCare, N.Y.C. Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Forest City Ratner Companies, the future Brooklyn Nets with former star Albert King, and N.Y.S. State Senator Martin J. Golden will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers, hand washing tips, and MRSA education to 30,000 students in 37 Brooklyn schools.


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Sunset Park Family Health Center's 40th Anniversary Gala

More than 700 people attended the 40th anniversary gala on October 12. With opening remarks from Christine Quinn, speaker of the NYC Council, the event honored the efforts of community health pioneers: George Adams, president emeritus; Harvey Holzberg, executive director emeritus, Senator Robert Menendez and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez.


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Lutheran's Own Unsung Hero

Dhanpat has only one name and no one ever forgets it. "Dhan" as he's called, is Lutheran Medical Center's celebrity Patient Care Technician. In 2006 he was featured in the Daily News as one of "New York's 50 Unsung Heroes." More recently Dhan appeared on "The Art of Living," a television show that showcases people over 60 doing great things.


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