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MAY 2022

Health educators focus on parent education

The Floating Hospital’s health-education specialists have long focused on helping patient families live healthy lifestyles, whether that’s learning about disease management, better nutrition or self-care and well-being.

But it’s at Camp Rise Up, the week-long life-skills camp for homeless youth, where a new teaching curriculum was inspired—this one geared toward parents.


Long-time staffers help keep The Floating Hospital anchored

Behind the compassionate healthcare The Floating Hospital delivers to New York City’s most vulnerable families is a dedicated staff. One member of that staff, Phil Mejia, a Good Health Shuttle bus driver, is retiring after 15 years of service.

In celebration of Mejia and other long-time members of our staff, here’s a tip of the hat to them.

photo montage of boat, lanyard, and new clinic

News and events

Love is in the air at our Summer of Love benefit June 13, we were in a pickle, and Girls Scout Troop 6000 visited for cooking, not cookies!

health educators learning pickelball

For the ailing poor,
The Floating Hospital
was a breath of fresh air.

In the nineteenth century, most doctors believed in fresh air’s ability to heal or prevent illness. For the poor who lived in cramped tenement apartments in neighborhoods with inferior sanitation and lack of plumbing, fresh air was hard to find. Enter The Floating Hospital, offering families a chance to spend a summer day on the water. Rejuvenating it was indeed. A day aboard the ship, soaking in the warm sunshine and breathing in the fresh air, proved to be good medicine for mother and child.


Help make healthcare for all New Yorkers a reality


Thank you from all of us at 
The Floating Hospital

Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 3391,
New York, New York 10163

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