2010-09-10 / Community

SJEH Raises Funds With Ocean Walk

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is holding the fifth annual Ocean Walk on Monday, September 13. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. starting at the flagpole in front of the Hospital and will proceed to Beach 9 Street and back. Proceeds are earmarked for a state -of-the-art renovation of the Obstetrics/ Gynecology Unit at St. John’s. The Hospital is located at 327 Beach 19 Street, Far Rockaway. The walk will be followed by dinner served out-of-doors. All participants will receive T-shirts. This year the Ocean Walk raised $67,000 to date.

Last year the Obstetrics Unit received a facelift and purchased ultrasound equipment.

The sponsors of the Ocean Walk include: Bartlett, McDonough, Bastone & Monaghan, LLP; Margaret and Tim Carpenter; Hunter Ambulance, Inc.; Jzanus, Ltd.; PeriGen, Inc.; St. John’s Ladies Auxiliary; and Puangsri Suwankosai, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has the only inpatient Obstetrics service in the Rockaways and the surrounding area. More than 10,000 babies have been born at the Hospital in the past ten years.

The Obstetrics/Gynecology Department offers prenatal care and testing, comprehensive fetal monitoring and testing and a full range of midwifery services with certified nurse midwives. There is a 25-bassinet nursery and a high-risk neonatal nursery for premature and sick newborns. Prepared childbirth classes include a tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit, Maternity and the Nursery.

For more information about participation in the Ocean Walk, please call St. John’s Development Office at 718- 869-8383. In the event of rain, a modified walk will be held.

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