Two historic Brooklyn institutions recently joined forces. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) is now a corporate sponsor of Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Between TBHC (founded in 1845) and BAM (founded in 1861), they share 328 years of serving Brooklyn!
“Keeping Brooklyn healthy extends to both the physical wellness of our community and the cultural robustness,” said TBHC President Gary G. Terrinoni. A reception was held on July 10 to celebrate the three-year sponsorship naming TBHC as The Official Health Care Provider of BAM.
This sponsorship will include TBHC’s presence at a variety of BAM events with health and wellness engagements geared toward the community, like Tata NYC Marathon in the fall, DanceAfrika in the spring, and pre- and post-show opportunities for BAM patrons. In turn, BAM will bring performances to TBHC patients.
At the reception, Dr. Anders Cohen, Chief of Neurosurgery, introduced William Wonders III, grandson of one of Dr. Cohen’s patients, Barbara Williams. Ms. Williams, in her 80s, could not find a doctor to address her debilitating spinal condition until she found Dr. Cohen. “I was consistently told nothing could be done and that I had to learn to manage,” she reported in a patient testimonial.
Mr. Wonders, a filmmaker, is creating a documentary about the new lease on life his grandmother received through Dr. Cohen’s care. At the reception, Mr. Wonders showed a trailer of the upcoming Fixing Grandma and sent his grandmother’s regards. Ms. Williams, fully recovered, is thriving after her surgery and was, that evening, in Mexico on vacation!
To see Fixing Grandma’s trailer, click here.
Katy Clark, BAM President, noted how fitting it was that the hospital was unveiling the documentary’s trailer at the renowned arts institution and how exciting it will be to forge new ways to reach the Brooklyn community through this collaboration.