Taking a Load Off: JFK Employees Get Medical Care at Franklin Hospital Health Fair

JAMAICA, NY – John F. Kennedy International Airport employees who each day take care of a host of issues for travelers on Monday got their own day of care thanks to a health fair hosted by Franklin Hospital and the Airport Medical Offices at JFK (AMO).

 The North Shore-LIJ Health System, of which Franklin Hospital is a member, has had a partnership with the AMO since 2012 in which airport staff and patrons can get medical treatment -- including outpatient, inpatient and emergency services -- at nearby Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream.  This was the first health fair held for the employees.

 At the event, employees were able to get diagnostic tests, vision and hearing screenings, learn about health concerns such as diabetes and counseling on nutrition and stroke prevention. Employees also received consultations in internal medicine, physical therapy, pain management and chiropractic health.

 “The health screening, information, awareness and education at this health fair will help these employees care for themselves, so they can offer optimum care for airline travelers,” said Oleg Olshanetskiy, DO, AMO Medical Director.

 “Through our partnership with John F. Kennedy airport’s medical office, we provide superior health care services to JFK patrons and employees at our nearby hospital,” said Catherine Hottendorf, executive director of Franklin Hospital. “Helping to keep our community workforce healthy is one of the many benefits of this arrangement. And, if needed, we can transfer patients to North Shore-LIJ facilities no more than 15 minutes away for specialized treatment.”

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