Katherine Emmanouilidis

Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092


Teaneck, NJ – June 30, 2014 – Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) welcomes gynecologic oncologist, hereditary cancer risk and women's health specialists Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, FACS, and Phyllis Tarallo, DNP, DCC, both of whom will be members of the Holy Name Physician Network. Dr. Lewin is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. Her practice employs a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to screening, treatment and overall improvement in quality of care for women at high risk for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic malignancies.

At Holy Name, Dr. Lewin will serve as Medical Director of the Regional Cancer Center's Gynecologic Oncology Division, and will spearhead the development of a Women's Comprehensive Health Center, a female -focused initiative providing care and support for women of all generations.



Kathleen Robinson

Public Affairs
(212) 821-0560

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."

Bryan Dotson

Public Affairs
(212) 543-8765


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.


Jackie Shutack

Public Affairs
(212) 305-5587

"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. 

Bassett Names Dr. Roubein Gastroenterology Chief




Diane Wells

Public Relations

(607) 547-3914


Cooperstown, NY – March 6, 2013 – Leor Roubein, M.D., FACP, FACG, FASGE, board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, has joined as chief of gastroenterology in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Bassett Medical Center. He has practiced as a gastroenterologist for nearly 30 years, primarily working in Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky, and from 1985 to 1995 worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Since 2004, Dr. Roubein has been in private practice in Tulsa, Okla. He also was associate professor at the University of Kentucky.


Dr. Roubein has lectured nationally and internationally, has authored numerous papers and book chapters and has been published in scientific journals including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Journal, International Journal of Radiation Oncology and Annals of Surgery.


He earned his undergraduate degree, with high honors, at Rutgers University, and his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine.


For more information or patient appointments with Dr. Roubein, call 607-547-3388, or 800-BASSETT.