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NY-Presbyterian/Queens Employee Health Initiative at Crystal

-Crystal Windows Employees Screened for COPD-

FLUSHING, NY, April 18, 2016 - National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems in conjunction with New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital and the Chinese American Nursing Association (CANA) recently launched a special health initiative for its employees. On the morning of April 15, 2016, over 70 Crystal employees volunteered to be test screened free of charge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The New York-Presbyterian/Queens initiative seeks to promote health in the local community and with employees of area businesses. Coordinated by the Hospital's Community Health Initiative Senior Director, Ms. Min-der Chang, Ph.D., Crystal Windows was the first joint initiative with the private business community by the hospital and will serve as a pilot for other future efforts.

 

Crystal Employee Health Initiative

COPD is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the USA. Smoking is the major contributing cause of COPD. "Since smoking is very prevalent amongst Asian immigrants and since Crystal has a high percentage of immigrant workers, I felt this was an important test to offer our employees," said Thomas Chen, Crystal Windows founder and CEO. "The earlier health problems can be identified, the more likely and the sooner they can be resolved. Promoting the health and wellbeing of our family of employees is very important to me and the Crystal management."

 

Crystal Windows in past years has offered and facilitated many other employee health initiatives, including smoking cessation programs and morning and noontime stretch exercise classes and free fruit for healthy workday snacking.

 

New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital offers world-class health care in almost every specialty area through its 535-bed acute care main facility, active emergency room and outpatient programs. The hospital also maintains community medicine facilities and physician practices throughout the Borough, specializing in care for the diverse and growing Queens community. New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital is a proud member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Known through much of its 100-plus year history as Booth Memorial Hospital, the facility started in Manhattan and relocated in the 1950s to its current location at 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, Queens. For more information on the hospital, the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and their numerous programs and services, visit www.nyhq.org and www.nyp.org.

 

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. During 2015, Crystal celebrates its 25th year of operation and remarkable growth from immigrant startup to national manufacturer. Headquartered in New York, the company operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and California. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300.

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