Brooklyn Campus to Host Health Screening and Wellness Program

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 27, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with New York Methodist Hospital, is pleased to present “Screen It Like You Mean It: Prevention Today For A Healthier Tomorrow.” This event will take place on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room located in Tuohy Hall on the College's Brooklyn Campus.

This event will feature: 

  • Michael Lewis, M.D. — Director of minimally invasive gynecological surgery, New York Methodist Hospital

  • Yousaf Mahmood, M.D — Attending radiologist, New York Methodist Hospital

  • Bharat Puchakayala, M.D — Gastroenterology fellow, New York Methodist Hospital

At this event, physicians will provide an overview of the most common medical screenings available today, and explain how they work, what diseases and conditions they prevent, and at what age people should consider these tests. Following this, each physician will discuss the relative merits and benefits of having screenings and showcase how procedures will enable patients to have longer, healthier, happier lives.

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, please call Michael Banach at 718.940.5584. Tuohy Hall  is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

About New York Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn's Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. An additional 350,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: advanced and minimally invasive surgery, asthma and lung disease, cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, digestive and liver disorders, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, vascular medicine and surgery, family care, neurosciences, orthopedic medicine, and surgery and women's health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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