NEW YORK, NY — NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital President Michael J. Fosina announced today a new health screening initiative for veterans and their families in honor of Memorial Day. During a press briefing Fosina, along with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Comr. Ronald C. Tocci, Director, Westchester Veterans Agency, spoke about the importance of recognizing our veterans and the birth of this new program.
“As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, NYP Lawrence wanted to do its part to show our appreciation and thanks to the brave men and women who serve our country. By offering these health screenings to veterans and their families, we honor their sacrifice for the protection and rights of all citizens around the world,” explains Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.
The screenings will take place Tuesday, May 23rd from 3 pm to 6 pm and Wednesday, May 24th from 8 am to 11 am in the hospital’s main lobby. All veterans, their families, and the general public is welcome and free parking will be offered.
Screenings will include blood pressure, sleep, blood glucose and BMI. Staff will be on hand with educational information re: medication management and safety, rehabilitation medicine and gait assessment, cancer risk and screenings, diet and nutrition and community based services available. Moving forward, this will be an annual event tied to Memorial Day. For more information call 914-787-5000.
“Our Veterans have put their life on the line and it’s important that we work to protect them,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “I commend NewYork- Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital for committing to the health of our Veterans making this initiative a reality. It is because of these types of initiatives that Westchester County continues to lead the nation on Veterans’ issues.”
“Thank you to NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital for their dedication to the well-being of our Veterans,” said Ron Tocci, director of Westchester County Veteran Service Agency. “The health of our Veterans is one of the most important issues they face today and it’s great to have NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s support in this issue.”