Tag: lij-forest-hills

Queens couple of 40 years tie the knot in their hospital room as their dying wish


Apr. 3, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Sitting side by side in two hospital beds pushed together, Philip Baldi and Donna Johnson exchanged vows and rings at LIJ Forest Hills Hospital as their final wish.  The couple has been together for over 40 years, but never legally tied the knot despite their commitment. But after lengthy…
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LIJ Forest Hills’ annual ‘Adopt-A-Family’ helps 35 Queens families in need


Dec. 22, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Staff members at LIJ Forest Hills Hospital helped make the holidays brighter for 35 Queens families in need by fulfilling their wish lists Tuesday, Dec. 19 outside the hospital, located at 102-01 66th Rd. in Forest Hills. Among the presents on the wish list that were fulfilled were toys, school supplies, backpacks and even a bicycle. The healthcare provider’s elves loaded up the presents outside the hospital that evening to distribute to local organizations as part of the hospital’s sixth annual “Adopt-A-Family” campaign. Throughout the month of December, staff members from the hospital’s many…
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LIJ Forest Hills celebrates staff’s diversity with annual International Night event

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Nov. 20, 2023 By Ethan Marshall LIJ Forest Hills held its 10th annual International Night Thursday, Nov. 16, during which the hospital’s staff celebrated by dressing in colorful attire representative of their familial roots. In addition to music and dance performances, there was homemade food available representative of more than 24 different countries. “International Night celebrates the diversity of our team members here at the hospital, which is essentially celebrating the diversity of our community” LIJ Forest Hills Executive Director Lorraine Chambers Lewis, PA-C, said. “Many of our team members live here in Queens and this annual event is a…
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LIJ Forest Hills hosts community baby shower for new parents

Jun. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall LIJ Forest Hills on June 4 held a community baby shower for an estimated 40 mothers at the hospital’s cafeteria. The parents took part in games, were entertained by local performers and received gifts such as baby clothing, diapers, baby bathtubs, nursing pads and baby wipes. Each of the…
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