August 24, 2012, Brooklyn, NY…Lutheran
Medical Center is proud to welcome Weijing Shi aboard as the new
Chinese community liaison. Lutheran's unique community liaison program
matches patients with same-culture coordinators who work as patient
representatives and community navigators to assist and support patients
in each step of their health care journey. They serve as a liaison
between patients, care givers and members of the community to assist as
Ms. Shi was previously the director of the Brooklyn branch of the
Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) and is well known in the Chinese
and Sunset Park communities. In addition to her community experience,
she has worked in health care as a social worker at Charles B. Wang
Health Center (a federally qualified health center in Manhattan's
Chinatown) prior to working at CPC. Since 1996, Ms. Shi has been
dedicated to cultural, social and clinical work in the Chinese
communities both within New York and abroad.
Ms. Shi obtained a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and arts in
China as well as a bachelor's degree in information systems from Monroe
College. She obtained her master's degree from the Silver School of
Social Work at New York University.
NYU Lutheran Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader of
culturally competent health care services. LMC is home to Brooklyn's
only Chinese inpatient health care unit. Opened in 2004, the unit offers
multilingual doctors and medical staff available 24 hours a day to
communicate with patients in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, Chinese
meals prepared by a Chinese cook, culturally sensitive color schemes and
health care staff trained in the beliefs and customs of their patients.
Lutheran also opened a new Brooklyn-Chinese Family Health Center in
2011 at 5008 7th Avenue in the heart of Chinatown specifically designed
to meet the needs the city's fastest growing ethnic group. Read more
about Lutheran's cultural competence revolution, and watch a video
highlighting this unique program, at http://bit.ly/dgxK54.