Recent projects of The Bellevue Association include:
MEDIC Multilingual Communications Project—New York City’s first real-time hospital translation system used to facilitate communication among patients, physicians, and support staff. A multi-language, multi-ethnic health, literacy, and communications system, this project serves as a model for hospitals throughout the world, and set a standard for improved universal access to healthcare services.
General Internal Medicine Healthcare Kiosk Project—Free-standing healthcare kiosks in Bellevue’s Primary Care clinic waiting rooms. The kiosks, with interactive computer terminals, enable patients to engage in self-management immediately before their clinical visits. The touchscreen program includes language-preference capacity and an integrated printer.
Dr. Saul J. Farber Auditorium—Located in the Atrium of Bellevue’s Ambulatory Care Center, this state-of-the-art, 150-seat facility is used for patient activities, medical conferences, hospital events, and community gatherings.
Dr. Saul J. Farber Annual Public Health Lecture Award—The Bellevue Association sponsors an annual competition for the best research projects by NYU medical students in the area of public health. The three students with the best projects receive a monetary prize and present their projects at an annual ceremony.
Therapeutic Comfort Garden—Renovated, restored, and replanted the garden in front of Bellevue Hospital Center, facing First Avenue, to create an oasis of peace and tranquility for the more than 11,000 patients, visitors, and staff who enter Bellevue every day. The Garden is also used by residents of the surrounding community.
Magnetic Resonance Imagining Machine (MRI)—Secured funding for Bellevue’s purchase of an MRI, the first one in a New York City public hospital.
Clothing for the Homeless Program—Provide both new and used clothing for Bellevue patients who cannot afford them.
AIDS Projects—Contribute to various hospital programs for patients with AIDS and HIV.
Domestic Violence Program—Provide funding for specific hospital programs dealing with victims of domestic violence.
Doris Balmuth Farber Family Room —This specially designed room inside the Emergency Department provides a calm and tranquil environment for family members to be together while critically injured loved ones are undergoing treatment in the Emergency Department at Bellevue.
The Prevention and Education Partnership (PEP)—The Prevention & Education Partnership is an initiative of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine of NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital, dedicated to decreasing the incidence of preventable illness and injury commonly seen in our Emergency Department. PEP connects our doctors with the community, so that they may engage with young people, as well as their parents, teachers, and counselors, in honest conversations about drugs, alcohol, and other high-risk behaviors. PEP’s mission is to keep NYC youth safe, healthy, and out of the Emergency Department.