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Swizz Beatz Visits Kings County Hospital

Swizz Beatz at Kings County Hospital with (L to R) Dep. Exec. Dir. Christopher Mastromano, Dep. Exec. Dir. Opal-Sinclair Chung, and Exec. Dir. Ernest J. Baptiste.
Suzette Williams, Certified Diabetes Educator, explains how she teaches patients to make healthy food choices.

HHC Global Ambassador Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean signed autographs and shook hands with excited patients and staff during a recent visit to Kings County Hospital Center, where he met with hospital leadership and learned what services the facility has to offer.

Dean participated in a discussion about the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI), a hospital and school-based youth violence intervention program, and exchanged views with the doctors leading the initiative -- Dr. Robert Gore, Dr. Reinaldo Austin, and Dr. Eric Legome.

Dean was greeted warmly as he toured the hospital's Wellness Center, Diabetes Resource Center, Cancer Center, and adolescent behavioral health unit, accompanied by clinicians in charge of those areas.

The hip hop mogul also observed a session of the Recording Studio Project, a component of Kings' Behavioral Health Therapeutic Recreation program. The grant-funded Recording Studio Project is designed to provide psychiatric inpatients with the opportunity to experience the enriching process of creating their own music, to use technology to produce a finished product, and to discover the psycho-social benefits of working with others as a team.


February 2013

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