The name of the new women’s health center in Brooklyn was selected to honor Catherine M. Abate, who died in April after a long battle with cancer. Abate was president of Community Health Care Network, which runs 12 health centers throughout New York City, including the Catherine M.Abate New York facility. Several elected officials, including the mayor of Brooklyn, attended the ceremony, and several members of the community attended as well. A popular state senator and former head of the city’s corrections department, she was the first woman to lead a women’s health care organization. The community health network’s staff paid tribute to the late state senator and her work with the organization.
Located in Brooklyn, Community Healthcare Network Lower East Side – Catherine M. Abate is a mission-driven organization with a long history and expert leadership. It started as a small nonprofit with only four employees in 1983 and has grown into one of the largest community health centers in the State. It serves over 115,000 patients annually at 31 locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
The healthcare network provides comprehensive medical care for low-income communities in the Lower East Side. The organization accepts Medicaid and Medicare and provides low-cost or free services to people without insurance. In addition, it has school-based health centers that offer primary care, social work, and health education to the lower income community. It also accepts Medicaid and other private insurance plans. The Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization that has been serving the communities of the Lower Eastside since 1983.