Press Room & Upcoming Events

May 2009 Archives

Contact:

 

Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Brooklyn, NY – May 13, 2009 – According to the American Stroke Association, each year approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke — 500,000 are first attacks and 200,000 are recurrent. Of stroke survivors, 21 percent of men and 24 percent of women die within a year, and for those aged 65 and older, the percentage is even higher.New York Methodist Hospital was recently named a Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award winner by the American Stroke Association. The award recognizes the Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that every person at New York Methodist being treated for stroke receives treatment according to nationally accepted standards.

 

Contact:   

Leanna Cherry
Publications Specialist
(516) 663-2234
lcherry@winthrop.org

 

Mineola, NY – May 22, 2009 – Winthrop-University Hospital’s Child Life Program is committed to addressing the unique emotional, social and physical needs of all childhood patients – from infants to young adults – with the support of a dedicated team of Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS). A recent grant from the Starlight Children’s Foundation of NY*NJ*CT, whose Pediatric Hospital Support Program has benefited the Child Life Program at Winthrop for more than a decade with approximately $200,000 in grants, has enabled the Hospital to launch a new “See the Stars Come Out at Night” Program – geared toward adolescent and teenaged patients to help them cope with the hospital experience. 

 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – May 19, 2009 – For the fifth consecutive time, The Valley Columbia Heart Center has received the highest designation given to hospitals  --  a three-star rating for quality of heart surgery -- by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).  Nationwide, only 12 percent of heart centers attain this level, which is a designation recognizing quality and clinical excellence.

 

This prestigious designation was conferred as part of a comprehensive rating system that compares the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country.  Nearly 750 hospitals participated in the quality review. 

 

Caption:  The surgeons of The Valley Columbia Heart Center are (left to right) Jason Sperling, M.D., F.A.C.S.; Director Alex Zapolanski, M.D., F.A.C.C, F.A.C.S.; Mariano Brizzio, M.D.; and Bruce P. Mindich, M.D., F.A.C.S.

 

The Valley Columbia Heart Center is a program of The Valley Hospital, the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

 

“The fact that Valley consistently earns the three-star designation is just further evidence that patients who undergo cardiac surgery at Valley receive outstanding clinical care along with the wonderful caring environment that we are known for,” says Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director of The Valley Columbia Heart Center.  “The three-star rating conferred by the STS, a society of heart surgery specialists, is widely regarded by clinicians as the gold standard by which to evaluate cardiac surgery programs.”

 

For a free copy of Valley’s Cardiac Surgery Outcomes brochure, please call 201-291-6330.

  

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Max Gomez, PhD, the award-winning broadcast journalist, health and medical reporter and Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, nutrition expert and contributor to the Today Show, are highlights of the final week of White Plains Hospital Center’s community-wide “Wellness Through Prevention Month” celebration.

 

Throughout May, the Hospital has been providing a wide array of educational seminars, health screenings and fitness demonstrations to help people to adopt a healthy lifestyle including being physically active every day, eating a nutritious diet and getting preventive health screenings.


Dr. Gomez will moderate a panel discussion on healthy weight loss at 6 PM, Thursday, May 28 at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, Five Renaissance Square, White Plains. The multi-disciplinary panel members are affiliated with White Plains Hospital Center: Roger Cappucci, MD, Cardiologist and Vice President, WPHC Medical and Dental Staff; Jonas Leibowitz, MD, Endocrinology Chief; Karen Pechman, MD, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Philip Weber, MD, bariatric surgery specialist and Dawn Sheafe, RN, board certified family nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator. The panel discussion is free of charge for the public. Registration is required by calling (914) 681-2650. 

 

Ms. Bauer will discuss ways to optimize health through nutrition, as well as her new book, during a lunch and learn session at 11:30 AM, Friday, May 29, at Doral Arrowwood, 975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook, sponsored by the Hospital’s Auxiliary. Cost including lunch is $75 per person and registration is required by calling (914) 681-2650.

 

 

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Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org 

Teaneck, NJ – May 19, 2009 - The Korean Medical Program's 2009 Walk for Mom breast cancer awareness walk-a-thon at Leonia's Overpeck Park on May 9 was a great success, garnering $140,000 in cash donations and over $80,000 in event sponsorships for a total of $220,000. "This year was one of our most successful," says Kyung-Hee Choi, Director, Holy Name Hospital Korean Medical Program (KMP), who noted that about 1,000 people participated in the walk-a-thon. "Each year we attract more recognition from individuals in the community and greater support from the corporate community."

 

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Karen Huxtable

Manager, Public and Media Relations

(607) 547-4581

karen.huxtable@bassett.org

 

Cooperstown, N.Y. – May 22, 2009 – “We need to get to where the kids are, it’s that simple," says Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Bassett Healthcare. Dutkowsky is the recipient of a $260,000 grant from the St. Giles Foundation for a research project that he hopes will serve as a model for improving the pediatric orthopedic care of rural disabled children in this country. 

 

"We already know that people living in rural communities are underserved in their surgical care, and it’s especially acute in the area of pediatric orthopedic care," notes Dutkowsky. Nationally, only 12-to-14 pediatric orthopedists are being trained each year. "We just don’t exist," says Dutkowsky, who sees 90 patients a week. They come to him from as far south as Pennsylvania and as far north as Glens Falls

 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – May 21, 2009 – Recently The Valley Hospital was honored to welcome United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who conducted a press conference calling for Congress to pass the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act (Mom’s Opportunity To Access Help, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression).  The legislation introduced by Senator Menendez calls for the federal government to increase its commitment to combating postpartum depression.

 

Also in attendance were former New Jersey First Lady and postpartum depression survivor Mary Jo Codey, and Fred Rezvani, M.D., Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Valley.  The event received widespread coverage in newspapers and on radio and television.

 

It is estimated that postpartum depression affects from 10 to 20 percent of new mothers.  In the United States, there may be many as 800,000 new cases each year.Valley has been at the forefront of the effort to raise awareness about this debilitating condition.  Even before New Jersey became the first state to mandate the screening of new mothers for postpartum depression, Valley had already implemented a number of important steps to identify new mothers at risk, to offer additional support and when necessary, to intervene with treatment.

 

Caption:  Shown (left to right) are: United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ); Franklin Lakes resident Sylvia Lasalandra, who documented her experience with postpartum depression in a book and short film, “A Daughter’s Touch”; Susan Stone, a resident of Tenafly and chairwomen of the President’s Advisory Council, Postpartum Support International; former New Jersey First Lady and postpartum depression survivor Mary Jo Codey; Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital; and Fred Rezvani, M.D., Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Valley.

 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – May 14, 2009 – Megan Fraser, a resident of Ridgewood, has been promoted to Vice President – Communications and Marketing at The Valley Hospital.  Prior to her promotion, Ms. Fraser served as Director of Communications and Marketing, where she oversaw all aspects of marketing and communications, including media relations, website development, employee communications, advertising, and public relations.

 

In her expanded role, Ms. Fraser will be responsible for Marketing, Public Relations, Employee Communications, Community Health/Gerontology, and the Valley Health System web sites. Under her leadership, Valley has received numerous awards for excellence for publications, advertising and its website, and her work has resulted in significant growth in many of Valley’s services.

 

Megan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and was awarded a Master of Arts in English and American Literature from New York University.

 

Contact:

 

Carin Grossman

Public Relations and Marketing

(914) 666-1200

cgrossman@nwhc.net

 

Lisa Mockel

Public Relations Manager

(914) 666-1266

lmockel@nwhc.net

 

Mount Kisco, NY – May 8, 2009 -- Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in Mount Kisco has signed on to be a “Champion” through the New York Department of Transportation’s Clean Air NY initiative. Clean Air NY is a collaboration of organizations and individuals in the metro New York area who are taking actions to improve air quality and combat ozone pollution—a threat that greatly increases risk of respiratory disease.

 

NWH was named a Champion of the Clean Air NY initiative because of its numerous programs that demonstrate a proven commitment to action against poor air quality. The Hospital works with MetroPool to implement Nuride, a ride share network, and created the “Perfect 20/20 Commute” Campaign, an initiative to increase participation in the ride sharing program. NWH offered incentives, provided information and hosted outreach events for employees, resulting in over 200 employee participants in the NuRide program.

 

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Carin Grossman

Public Relations and Marketing

(914) 666-1200

cgrossman@nwhc.net

 

Lisa Mockel

Public Relations Manager

(914) 666-1266

lmockel@nwhc.net

 

Mount Kisco, NY – April 24, 2009 – Northern Westchester Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in Mount Kisco recently hosted an event that kicked off the New York State Department of Health’s latest round of anti-smoking ads. The new campaign, entitled “Your Patients Are Listening,” features images of patients with enormous ears to dramatize smokers’ receptiveness to cessation advice and assistance from their doctor. Ads began running throughout the state in print and on the Internet in March.

 

Caption: (L-R) Northern Westchester Hospital President and CEO Joel Seligman; NWH Chief Medical Officer Marla Koroly, MD; Director of POW'R Cessation Center Jamie Conklin; former smoker Anne Bresnahan; and Vice President of Public Policy & Communications, American Lung Association in New York Michael Seilback at NWH’s anti-smoking press conference.

 

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Carin Grossman

Public Relations and Marketing

(914) 666-1200

cgrossman@nwhc.net

 

Lisa Mockel

Public Relations Manager

 (914) 666-1266

lmockel@nwhc.net

 

Mount Kisco, NY – May 13, 2009 – A group of approximately 20 health care professionals from the Netherlands visited Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in Mount Kisco on May 11 as part of a “Learning Journey” to the United States to learn more about Planetree patient-centered care. The goal is to take what they’ve learned back to their country and implement it in their health care facilities. It was the group’s fourth visit to NWH and other Planetree hospitals in the region over the past year-and-a-half.

 

Photo Caption: Members of Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) administration and staff pose with a group of health care professionals from the Netherlands during their recent visit to NWH. 

 

NWH, which has long been noted for its high quality of medical care, was one of the first five hospitals in the country to become a "Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital” in 2007. Planetree is a not-for-profit organization that is in the forefront of the movement to transform healthcare to the perspective of the patient. Requirements for Planetree designation include: access to information, family involvement, nutrition, a healing environment, arts and entertainment, massage and caring touch, spirituality and diversity and integrative therapies.

 

The Holy Name Health Care Foundation will be holding its 15th Annual Holy Name Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, June 15 at the Hackensack Golf Club, Oradell, NJ and at the Arcola Country Club, Paramus, NJ.  All proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Villa Marie Claire Hospice, a 20-bed, in-patient facility located in Saddle River, NJ, scheduled to open in 2010. Villa Marie Claire Hospice will set a new standard for compassionate and peaceful end-of-life care for patients and their families.

 

The Classic will offer both morning and afternoon shot-gun starts at Hackensack Golf Club and an afternoon shot-gun start at Arcola Country Club.   The post-golf reception for all will be held at Hackensack Golf Club offering cocktails, dinner and an awards ceremony.

 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to register for the Holy Name Classic, please call 201-833-7143, email mcgarry@holyname.org or visit www.holyname.org. 

 

HolyNameHospital

 

Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.

 

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Nicole Russell
Public Relations Coordinator

(201) 833-3284
n-russell@mail.holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – April 23, 2009 – Holy Name Hospital has recently partnered with the 200 Club to provide defibrillators to various police and fire departments in Bergen County.  Holy Name Hospital is proud to support such a worthy cause,” said Wayne Kinder, Vice President, Facilities Management at Holy Name Hospital.  “We salute the dedication that the personnel in emergency responder agencies exemplify on a daily basis.”

 

Eight defibrillators were distributed through the partnership program to the Ridgefield Park Police Department, the Moonachie Police Department and the Carlstadt Fire Department. The defibrillators were made possible by a 2008 grant request program through the 200 Club’s Appropriation Program. 

 

Members of Holy Name Hospital and the 200 Club were pleased to present three local emergency responder agencies with defibrillators.

 

(Left to right)

 

Captain Edward Rose, Ridgefield Park Police Department; Henry Gates, Vice President, 200 Club; Jack Terhune, President, 200 Club; Wayne Kinder, Vice President, Facilities Management at Holy Name Hospital; Chuck Gerity, Assistant Vice President Emergency Preparedness and Operations; Joseph Parisi, Chairman, Holy Name Hospital Health Care Foundation; PO John Mulvanez, Moonachie Police Department; Tony D’Amico, Lieutenant Carlstadt Fire Department, Truck Company #1; J.T. Sowers, Lieutenant Carlstadt Fire Department, Truck Company #1; Daniel Eckert, Chief Carlstadt Fire Department, Truck Company #1; and Chief Robert Lee, Ridgefield Park Police Department.

 

HolyNameHospital

 

Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital is now a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering leading-edge medical practice and technology, administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings further advantages to our Bergen County community, including access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.

 

Contact:

 

Phyllis Fisher

212-606-1197

FisherP@hss.edu

 

Tracy Hickenbottom

212-606-1197

HickenbottomT@hss.edu

 

New York City, NY – April 15, 2009 – The Hospital Quality Alliance released its second Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores for hospitals nationwide on different aspects of patient care as rated by patients themselves. This year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City again scored well above both the New York State and national averages in both overall patient satisfaction and patient willingness to recommend the hospital to others. HSS is ranked the number one hospital in orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report in its 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

 

“Our patients’ continued willingness to recommend us to others is a reflection of the ongoing skill and expertise of our staff,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of Hospital for Special Surgery. “That we have maintained our high score in overall patient satisfaction is a testament to the superb care and environment provided by the entire team involved in a patient’s treatment and recovery.”

 

Survey results indicated 79 percent of patients admitted to Hospital for Special Surgery ranked their overall satisfaction with the hospital a 9 or 10 quality rating on a 10 point scale, up two points from last year. By comparison, the New York State average was 56 percent, and only 64 percent of patients nationally on average scored their overall satisfaction at their hospital that favorably.

 

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Phyllis Fisher

Director, Public Relations

(212) 606-1197

FisherP@hss.edu

 

Tracy Hickenbottom

212-606-1197

HickenbottomT@hss.edu 

 

New York, NY – May 8, 2009 – Most lupus patients are not aware that their condition puts them at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. At Hospital for Special Surgery, the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Counseling Program for Lupus Patients, launched this March, will help lupus patients think beyond their primary condition and take steps for future wellness.

 “Lupus patients are battling systemic inflammation, which in itself is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” said Doruk Erkan, M.D., the program’s director and an associate physician-scientist at the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases at Special Surgery. “But many of them do not know their risk, so it is extremely important to get counseling so they are aware of other risk factors that can be managed, such as smoking, obesity and hypertension.”

Caption:  From left, Virginia Haiduc, M.D.: Doruk Erkan, M.D.; Monica Richey, R.N.: Josephine Park, MSPT, OCS: and Sotiria Tzakas, M.S., R.D., CDN 

Contact:

 

Scott Sieber
Media Relations Manager
(718) 670-1579
scs9013@nyp.org

 

Flushing, NY – March 30, 2009 – New York Hospital Queens was recently recognized as the borough’s only hospital to be named a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology after a rigorous review process to ensure compliance with nationally accepted standards. 

 

“This is a wonderful distinction and recognition not only for the staff here in radiology, but for our patients here in Queens who can rest assured they are being cared for by physicians and referring physicians who are recognized among their peers as experts in the field,” said Lai Ming Yu, M.D., director of the Women’s Imaging Center. 

 

Contact:

 

Scott Sieber
Media Relations Manager
(718) 670-1579
scs9013@nyp.org

 

Flushing NY – March 29, 2009 -- Dr. Sandy Saintonge, an attending physician at New York Hospital Queens, says a national study she recently led has found that many teenagers, especially African-American girls, have low blood vitamin D levels. Dr. Saintonge and her colleagues analyzed data from 2,955 youths 12 to 19 years old, who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. 

 

The study was published in the March 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics and has received extensive national media coverage.  Dr. Saintonge, who is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and clinical public health at Weill Cornell Medical College, said that the study found that one in seven teens were vitamin D deficient, and that more than half of African-American teens were deficient in vitamin D, with girls at higher risk than boys. Low levels of vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin, may lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, immune system conditions and inflammatory problems.

 

Contact:

 

Karen Huxtable

Manager, Public and Media Relations

(607) 547-4581

karen.huxtable@bassett.org

 

Cooperstown, NY – May 11, 2009 – Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons is establishing a rural campus in upstate New York at Bassett Healthcare, a nationally recognized health system based in Cooperstown. Columbia and Bassett have joined forces to launch a new model of medical training designed to address the severe shortage of rural physicians and train a new generation of doctors capable of leading health systems that promote both quality of practice and cost-effective delivery of care. Columbia will expand its class size and offer 10 to 14 top-ranking students the opportunity to apply for acceptance to the Columbia-Bassett program. Significant scholarship support will be available to those students who are accepted.

 

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Scott Orstad

Manager, Corporate Communications

(203) 276-5933

sorstad@stamhealth.org

           

Stamford CT – March 2009 – Redding resident Gavin McLeod, M.D. received Stamford Hospital’s first Physician Recognition Award at the Medical Staff Meeting on March 10.  Dr. McLeod, who specializes in infectious diseases, was nominated by fellow physicians and medical personnel for the honor.   

 

The Physician Recognition Award is given to the physician who has shown an ongoing commitment to the hospital’s Planetree philosophy of patient-focused care and has been a role model to other staff members.  Additionally, the selected physician has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to living Stamford Hospital’s daily values:  Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Accountability.

 

Contact:

 

Scott Orstad

Manager, Corporate Communications

(203) 276-5933

sorstad@stamhealth.org

 

Stamford, CT – April 3 2009 – Connecticut Magazine has named 67 Stamford Hospital physicians across 24 categories in its annual list of Top Doctors. More than 2000 questionnaires were sent to doctors across Connecticut asking them to recommend a doctor to whom they would send a loved one for general internal medicine otolaryngology gastroenterology ophthalmology urology and colorectal medicine.  The most recommended doctors as well as top finishers from 2006-2008 made the final list. 

 

Stamford Hospital doctors recognized include:

 

Dr. Dennis Bouboulis (allergy/immunology) of Darien

Dr. Mitchell Lester (allergy/immunology) of Westport

Dr. Jesus Yap Jr. (cardiology) of Norwalk

Dr. Steven Kolenik (dermatology) of Weston

Dr. Ellen Naidorf (dermatology) of Stamford

Dr. Debra Pruzan-Clain (dermatology) of Riverside

Dr. Anna Freitag (endocrinology) of Fairfield

Dr. Rodrigo Acosta (family medicine) of Riverside

Dr. Alan Falkoff (family medicine) of Stamford

Dr. Robert Dettmer (gastroenterology) of Stamford

Dr. Peter Gardner (gastroenterology) of Stamford

Dr. Sarah Kahn (gastroenterology) of New Canaan

Dr. Richard Sheinbaum (gastroenterology) of Stamford

Dr. Stuart Waldstreicher (gastroenterology) of Stamford

Dr. Neil Dreyer (internal medicine) of Stamford

Dr. Santi Neuberger (internal medicine) of New Canaan

Dr. Craig Olin (internal medicine) of Wilton

Dr. Michael Zucker (internal medicine) of Wilton

Dr. Philip Overby (neurology) of Bronxville NY

Dr. Louise Resor (neurology) of Greenwich

Dr. Alice Rusk (neurology) of Greenwich

Dr. Evangelos Xistris (neurology) of Fairfield

Dr. Corinne De Cholnoky (obstetrics/gynecology) of Greenwich

Dr. Leonardo Ferrucci (obstetrics/gynecology) of New Canaan

Dr. Vito Ferrucci (obstetrics/gynecology) of Stamford

Dr. John Morris (obstetrics/gynecology) of Stamford

Dr. Richard Viscarello (obstetrics/gynecology) of Stamford 

Contact:

 

Scott Orstad                            

(203) 276-5933

sorstad@stamhealth.org           

 

Stamford, CT – March 23, 2009 – Stamford Hospital is pleased to announce its Women’s Breast Center is the first center in the nation to be recognized as a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)-Accredited Center.

 

Accredited breast centers have met the criteria set forth and incorporated into this program by each component (imaging, pathology, medical and radiation oncology, genetic testing, nursing and surgical care), treating patients with diseases of the breast. Each center applying for NAPBC Accreditation understands the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating breast disease and has undergone a rigorous application process and on-site survey to assure the NAPBC standards are being met. These centers voluntarily enter into an agreement to maintain their high level of clinical care with re-certification required every three years.

 

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – May 7, 2009 – Nyack Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Pinto and Director of Pharmacy. Mr. Pinto brings to Nyack Hospital a strong background in pharmacy management, having worked at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center.  He is experienced in implementing automated pharmacy systems and direct pharmacy operations in healthcare facilities. 

 

As Pharmacy Director, Mr. Pinto will be responsible for the daily operations and oversight in the Pharmacy Department, with an emphasis on ensuring quality and safety for patients and staff. 

                                                                                                 

Mr. Pinto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Saint John’s University College of Pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in Pharmacotherapeutics from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the New York State Council of Heath-System Pharmacists and was elected President of the New York City Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

 

Nyack Hospital

 

Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY.  Founded in 1895, it is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. For additional information, please visit our web site at www.nyackhospital.org.

 

 

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Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Brooklyn, NY – May 6, 2009 – Through their dedicated efforts, 800 volunteers gave more than 65,000 hours of service to New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) in the past year. To honor these outstanding individuals for their invaluable contributions to the Hospital, NYM recently held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 23, 2009. This year’s evening, entitled “Volunteers: The Heart and Soul of New York Methodist Hospital,” featured delicious food provided by the Hospital’s Department of Food and Nutrition, live jazz, and lots of smiles and camaraderie among volunteers and staff members.

 

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From left: Phoebe Lithgow, Bob Jackson, Elizabeth Reagan, Diana Gradus and Maurice Palahan were this year’s honorees at the 2009 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held each year by New York Methodist Hospital.

 

National Women's Health Week Events

 

Stop by one of the following health centers for a no-cost health screening and workshop. Screenings include blood pressure, glucose, pregnancy and HIV counseling/testing. 

 

Centers hosting events:  

 

Helen B. Atkinson Health CenterMonday, May 11th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

81 W. 115th Street, New York NY 10026 More info call (212) 426-0088 or email info@chnnyc.org

 

Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center - Tuesday, May 12 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 999 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn 11208. More info call (718) 277-8303 or email info@chnnyc.org

 

Community League Health Center  -  Thursday, May 14th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m 1996 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn NY 10032. More info call (212) 781-7979 or email info@chnnyc.org

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Event at CaribbeanHouseHealthCenter 

 

When: Monday, May 25th from 1-4 p.m. 

What: Teens are invited to stop by the center for pregnancy prevention information.  

Where: 1167 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225  

More Info: Call the center at (718) 778-0198 or email info@chnnyc.org

 

Men's Clinic at HelenB.AtkinsonHealthCenter

 

When: The first and fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

What: Primary healthcare services for men in a male-centered environment.  

Where: 81 W. 115th Street, New York NY 10026 

More Info: Call the center at (212) 426-0088 or email info@chnnyc.org

 

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Melissa Weisstuch                               

Vice President, Marketing

(914) 681-2380          

mweisstuch@wphospital.org

 

White Plains, NY – May 1, 2009 – At the kick-off ceremony for White Plains Hospital Center’s community-wide” Wellness Through Prevention Month” at White Plains City Hall,  students from Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Drama Club and Hospital employees were attired in fruit and vegetable costumes to underscore the importance of a healthy diet to lower the risk for chronic illness. Holding the Wellness Apple are Jon B. Schandler (left), Hospital President and CEO and White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino. Also participating were J. Michael Divney (third left in rear), Hospital Vice Chair and Leigh Anne McMahon (to the right of Mayor Delfino), Vice President of Nursing.  

 

Mr. Schandler said that chronic illness is a national healthcare crisis with staggering consequences for individuals, families and the economy.  “Today nearly half of Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases and about 47% of the deaths in the U.S. in 2000 were caused by health behaviors that could be changed such as smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity.” He also noted that nearly 75% of the estimated $2.2 trillion the U.S. spends on an already strained healthcare system goes toward treating chronically ill individuals.

 

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.wphospital.org.

 

 

CLINICAL REVIEW COURSES

CRRN (Rehabilitation) Certification Review Course
May 14th, 15th and 16th

Maternal/Newborn Certification Review Course
June 2nd - 3rd (2 day course)

OCN (Oncology) Certication Review
June 4th - 5th

CEN (Emergency) Certification Review
September 15th - 16th

Obstetrics Certification Review Course
October 6th - 7th

Medical Surgical Certification Review Course
November 5th - 6th

CNOR (OR) Certification Review Course
November 7th - 8th

CONFERENCES

To Err Is Human: Managing Human Failure to Improve Patient Safety
May 15th

Dealing with Difficult People: In the Work Place and Everywhere!
May 29th

Spring 2009 Clinical Update
June 2nd For more information or to register, please email nursingsce@nyp.org

3rd Annual Neonatal NP and Clinical Update 2009
June 24th For more information or to register, please email nursingsce@nyp.org

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