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Hospital in Bronxville Renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

New York, NY – July  2014 – Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have established a new relationship aimed at enhancing care, improving access, and lowering health care costs for residents of Bronxville and surrounding communities in Westchester County. Lawrence has been renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

"We are pleased to join with the Lawrence Hospital leadership, trustees, doctors, and staff to expand services and enhance quality of care for residents of Westchester County," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "The new relationship offers opportunities to expand preventive services, ambulatory care, and primary care programs in these communities, as well as provide enhanced access to the advanced specialty care offered at our six campuses in Manhattan and White Plains. It will also provide more convenient access for residents who already seek care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Manhattan locations."

"We are excited," said Edward M. Dinan, president and chief executive officer at Lawrence Hospital. "The Board of Governors vetted its options and reached the unanimous conclusion that joining forces with NewYork-Presbyterian would bring extraordinary benefit to the communities we serve. We're seeing that already in the commitment to move cardiac catheterization into Lawrence for the first time, and there is more to come. We could not have picked a better partner with more focus on enhancing care than NewYork-Presbyterian.

NewYork-Presbyterian ranks in top 3 nationally for cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, nephrology, and psychiatry

Contacts:

 

Kathleen Robinson

(212) 821-0560

krobinso@nyp.org

 

Bryan Dotson

212-305-5587

brd9005@nyp.org

 

New York, NY – July 15, 2014 – For the 14th consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll, published online today. The hospital ranks No. 6 on the Honor Roll, which recognizes national excellence in multiple specialties. Only 17 hospitals out of 5,000 nationwide were included. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital again earned the top spot among all hospitals in New York state and the New York metro region.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country, with some 2,600 beds – ranks second in the nation for neurology/neurosurgery and psychiatry. The hospital also ranks in the top five in four other specialties: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 3), nephrology (No. 3), rheumatology, a collaborative program with the Hospital for Special Surgery (No. 3), and urology (No. 5).

 

In four additional specialties, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in the top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (No. 6), geriatrics (No. 6), gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 8), and pulmonology (No. 8).

 

The hospital also ranks among the top 50 hospitals for cancer; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; orthopedics; and rehabilitation, and is recognized as “high performing” in ophthalmology.

 

Contact:


Kathleen Robinson

Public Affairs
(212) 821-0560
krobinso@nyp.org

New York, NY – March 28, 2013 –  Attention men! Now it's your turn to have a center specially designed to meet your health care needs.

The first of its kind in the region, the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is a bright, open and high-tech environment where internists and urologists provide men with full-service health care, from heart rate to the prostate. The center offers men the same kind of comprehensive care the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center has provided to women since it opened a decade ago.

Established with a $20 million gift from prominent philanthropist Iris Cantor, the center reflects the trend in men's health of gradually shifting from medication and treatment in response to illness to one that encourages preventive measures and healthy lifestyles. It occupies 9,500 square feet on the 12th floor of 425 E. 61st St. in Manhattan, the same building as the women's health center, established in 2002 by Mrs. Cantor. The proximity of the two centers to each other enables couples to schedule their health care appointments at the same time.

"We've found that nearly half of patients being treated at the women's health center are men," says Mrs. Cantor. "This signaled to me that there is a real need for a dedicated men's health center to complement the care provided to women. I am delighted to see that dream fulfilled in the opening of the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center."

Contact:
Bryan Dotson

Public Affairs
(212) 543-8765

Brd9005@nyp.org

 

New York, NY – March 18, 2013 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award (CHP) for the hospital's highly efficient combined heat and power system at its Weill Cornell Medical Center campus.

The hospital's cogeneration plant, which opened in 2009, is a state-of-the-art system that provides combined heat and power (CHP), effectively creating a self-generating source of electricity and heat for the campus. By having its own CHP plant, the hospital is better protected from blackouts during weather-related events, ensuring that patient care can continue uninterrupted and that vital assets such as medical research facilities, diagnostic laboratories, and pharmaceutical supplies are safeguarded.

An additional benefit of the cogeneration plant is its efficiency. The plant uses 27 percent less fuel than traditional methods of power supply. This improved efficiency prevents some 21,500 pounds of carbon dioxide entering the air -- about the same as the amount released by more than 2,400 homes.

Contact:

Jackie Shutack

Public Affairs
(212) 305-5587

jas9205@nyp.org

"Make That Call" for Colon Cancer Screening: It Could Save Your Life

New York, NY -  March 13, 2013 -- Katie Couric, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) want you to "Make That Call" to your doctor for colon cancer screening if you are 50 or older or otherwise at high risk for colon cancer.

The annual citywide "Make That Call" campaign to increase colon cancer screening will run throughout March in recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

"With appropriate screening, colon cancer is often preventable and, when detected early, highly curable," said Couric. "Colonoscopies save lives. That's what 'Make that Call' is all about -- understanding you can take charge of your health. So make that call, for yourself or someone you love." 

Collaborating on this initiative are the Colon Cancer Alliance, the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the New York Public Library, Duane Reade, Equinox, the Food Emporium, Starbucks Coffee, and TD Bank. Participants will display educational posters and fact sheets. 

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