FORT HAMILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER TO AUGUSTANA CENTER
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
FORT HAMILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER
Donates $5,000 to Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation
January 5, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
Lutheran HealthCare's Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation was presented with a generous $5,000 year-end donation from the Fort Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
Representing the Fort Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Dilia Schack presented the check on behalf of Bob Buonvino and Theresa Gentile who were cared for at Augustana earlier this year. Mr. Buonvino was a Boy Scout leader in Bensonhurst and civic activist and Community Board member in Bay Ridge. Ms. Gentile was mother to Councilman Gentile and Diane Castignani, who were also present. David Rose, executive director of Augustana, accepted the donation as well as praise for both the center and his staff from Schack, Gentile and Castignani. Nursing care coordinator, Delmy Mejia, R.N., who supervised care for relatives and friends of both Schack and Gentile, was also present. The church, which will soon close its doors, plans to contribute funds to a total of 33 Brooklyn community organizations.
The Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation has a rich tradition providing service to the communities of Brooklyn. The 240-bed state-of-the-art facility is located on the campus of Lutheran Medical Center. Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation provides twenty-four hour a day skilled nursing care, medical and other professional services for individuals requiring long-term care. The home also provides short-term nursing/medical sub-acute and restorative rehabilitative care in physical, occupational and speech therapies for those who will be returning to their homes.
Photo (from left to right): Delmy Mejia, R.N., nursing care coordinator; David Rose, executive director of Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation; Dilia Schack, Fort Hamilton Presbyterian Church; Councilman Vincent Gentile; and Diane Castignani, parent coordinator, N.Y.C. Department of Education.
As Brooklyn's premier health care network, Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) is a comprehensive medical and social support system committed to providing services for the whole person -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. The LHC system of community health providers includes Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family Health Centers, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Community Care Organization, Inc, Health Plus, senior housing programs and more. Learn about LHC and its 126-year-old commitment to serving Brooklyn neighborhoods by visiting www.LutheranMedicalCenter.com.
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