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July 2010 Archives

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Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Brooklyn, NY – July 28, 2010 – New York Methodist Hospital is now offering a new type of radiation therapy for select patients with difficult to reach (or inoperable) tumors.  The procedure, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), is a technique designed to deliver radiation therapy very precisely to tumors in the lung, liver, spine and pancreas – tumors could not be treated as precisely with conventional radiation therapy and that may be inoperable.

 

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Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Park Slope, NY – July 28, 2010 – New York Methodist Hospital is now offering a new type of radiation therapy for select patients with difficult to reach (or inoperable) tumors.  The procedure, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), is a technique designed to deliver radiation therapy very precisely to tumors in the lung, liver, spine and pancreas – tumors could not be treated as precisely with conventional radiation therapy and that may be inoperable.

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Cynthia Bacon

Director, Public Affairs

(718) 670-2515

crm9002@nyp.org

 

Flushing, NY - July 28, 2010 - Fewer children are crying and saying "ouch" in the pediatric emergency room at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) since the introduction of inhaled nitrous oxide as an option for pain management and procedural sedation.

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Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234

wgoldstein@winthrop.org

 

Mineola, NY – July 27, 2010 – John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital, announced the promotion of Maureen Gaffney, RPAC, RN, to Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services at Winthrop. Ms. Gaffney serves in this capacity concurrent with her role as the Hospital’s Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO).

 

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Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234

wgoldstein@winthrop.org

 

Mineola, NY – July 21, 2010 – Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Edmund Keating to the position of Vice President, Marketing & Advertising. In this role, Mr. Keating is responsible for all aspects of the Hospital’s strategic marketing and advertising initiatives, as well as the Hospital’s Department of Public Affairs and Community Relations.

 

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – July 20, 2010 – A recent visit to Nyack Hospital and a desire to share her love of painting inspired Phyllis Segura to write a letter to Nyack Hospital President & CEO David Freed.  “As an artist, I am very sensitive to my environment.  Bright colors and beautiful artwork makes me feel good,” Ms. Segura remarked.  “I wanted to share that feeling with patients in the hospital,” the Piermont resident continued.

 

Three striking paintings will soon be hung in the Hospital’s Oncology area where patients, visitors, employees and volunteers may enjoy their beauty.

 

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Scott Orstad

Manager, Corporate Communications

(203) 276-5933

sorstad@stamhealth.org

 

Stamford, CT – July 20, 2010 – Stamford Hospital’s Orthopedic Services have earned Joint Commission certification for its Lumbar Spinal Fusion Program, making it the only Joint Commission-certified program in Connecticut.

 

Mary Fiore named Director of Special Events at Nyack Hospital

 

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – July 20, 2010 – Nyack Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Fiore as Director of Special Events.  Ms. Fiore will be responsible for the ongoing calendar of special events which raise funds for Nyack Hospital, as well as for the development of new funding and sponsorship opportunities.

 

Ms. Fiore brings to her position a strong background in fundraising and event planning, after having served as principal of her own firm for over ten years.  Ms. Fiore specializes in all areas of event-related fundraising and has produced events such as galas for 800, as well as serving on a team that produced conferences for nearly 2,000 attendees.

 

Prior to heading her own firm, Ms. Fiore honed her skills in event logistics and protocol as the Director of Development at the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, the charitable endeavor of The Princely Family of Monaco.  Ms. Fiore holds dual Bachelors of Arts in History and Art History from Syracuse University.  She sits on the board of the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, as well as the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Ms. Fiore resides in Valley Cottage, NY with her husband and three children.

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Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

Teaneck, NJ – July 20, 2010 – The Asian Liver Center at Holy Name Medical Center was recently awarded three grants to support its Hepatitis B Awareness Campaign. The funds, which total $102,000, are from the Gilead Foundation ($50,000), a non-profit organization funded by Gilead Sciences, Inc. that supports projects addressing health disparities and unmet needs; The Grace and Mercy Foundation ($42,000), which focuses on community-based health, social, faith-based, and education programs; and Bristol-Myers Squibb ($10,000), the biopharmaceutical company. Holy Name's Hepatitis B Awareness Campaign consists of education and prevention initiatives, screenings, and disease surveillance for Asian-Americans, a population identified as one of the leading carriers of this serious and potentially deadly disease.

 

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Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – July 20, 2010 – You've probably taken a prospective new car for spin. Maybe you've had fun with one of the new smartphones before committing. But have you ever test-driven a robotic surgical system? Now that's a trip! Members of the general public will have the opportunity to demo the da Vinci® Si HD™ Surgical System at Holy Name Medical Center on Thursday, July 22 through Saturday, July 24 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Medical Center's main lobby. Representatives from manufacturer Intuitive Surgical and Holy Name staff will be on hand to help participants operate the device, experience its robotic arms, and learn more the technology's capabilities.

 

To register or for more information, please to go the link below:

www.nyp.org/nursing/news/cme

 

Contact hours will be awarded upon completion of the program.

 

For more information, please email nursingsce@nyp.org

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 

The Oncology Nursing Society

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course

(Two Day Program)

October 6 - 7  

 

Advanced Concepts of Hemodynamics and the Management of Shock States

(One Day Program)

July 26

October 25

 

Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition Course

(Two Day Program)

August 2 and 6

 

Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition Course

(Two Day Program)

November 15 and19                                                          

 

Basic Critical Care Nursing Course

(Four Day Program)

August 20, 25, 27, and 31

December 3, 6, 8, and 10

 

12 Lead EKG Interpretation

(One Day Program)

September 27                                                                     

 

Interpreting Lab Values and Diagnostic Exams

(One Day Program)

November 22

 

CERTIFICATION REVIEW COURSES

 

CNRN Neurology Certification Review

August 18 - 19

 

CEN (Emergency) Certification Review

September 23 - 24

 

OCN Certification Review

September 23 - 24

 

Med/Surg Certification Review

October 7 - 8

 

CNOR (Operating Room) Certification Review

October 23 - 24

 

CONFERENCES

 

Patient Education Symposium

Art and Science of Patient Education

September 30, 2010

 

Clinical Updates in Emergency Medicine

For Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Sunday, October 3, 2010

For more information and to register for this course ONLY go to:

www.emclinicalupdates.com

 

Department of Nursing Leadership Symposium

Leading in a Time of Change

October 27, 2010 

Contact:

 

Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – July 19, 2010 - Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J. has been recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program.sm This distinction acknowledges the strong commitment by Holy Name Medical Center to provide "An Outstanding Maternity Experience," "An Outstanding Inpatient Experience" and "An Outstanding Emergency Experience."

 

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Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – July 16, 2010 – Maternity care at Holy Name Medical Center is among the top 5% in the nation, according to a new study issued in June by HealthGrades, the independent ratings organization. The study used state government data to compare hospitals, in terms of complication rates for vaginal and C-section deliveries, as well as neonatal mortality. As a result, the Medical Center received the 2010/2011 HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award™. Holy Name has achieved a five-star rating in maternity care for five consecutive years.

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Melissa Weisstuch                               

Vice President, Marketing

(914) 681-2380          

mweisstuch@wphospital.org

 

White Plains, NY – July 15, 2010 – White Plains Hospital congratulates staff nurse Jennifer Bello, BSN, RN, of White Plains, who recently spoke at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) conference in Indianapolis in April after submitting an abstract on Maintaining Patient Safety Through Innovation: An Electronic SBAR Communication Tool.

 

Ms. Bello worked to create and implement the SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique at White Plains Hospital to maintain a standardized approach to hand off communication and enhance patient safety. The SBAR technique provides a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient's condition. SBAR is an easy-to-remember, concrete mechanism which allows for an easy and focused way to set expectations for what will be communicated, and how it will be communicated, between members of the team, which is essential for developing teamwork and furthering a culture of patient safety.

 

Ms. Bello graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BS in 2003. She worked as a staff nurse at White Plains Hospital in the Medical Surgical Unit for 4 years and later was promoted to Assistant Nurse Manager in 2007. Ms. Bello was instrumental in the building of all assessment screens currently in use within the computerized system at White Plains Hospital.

Contact:

Bryan Dotson

(212) 305-5587

brd9005@nyp.org

 

New York, NY – July 15, 2010 – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the country's largest and most comprehensive academic medical centers, is ranked #6 in the nation and #1 among ranked hospitals in the New York area, according to U.S. News Media Group's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This marks the 10th consecutive year that NewYork-Presbyterian has been listed on U.S. News' prestigious "Honor Roll."

 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – July 15, 2010 – More people would recommend The Valley Hospital to their friends and family than any other general acute care hospital in New Jersey, according to the latest government-released Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) figures.  Valley has consistently held the top spot over the last two years.

 

The figures, released in July, show that 82 percent of Valley patients said they “would definitely recommend the hospital.”  By comparison, statewide, only 64 percent of New Jersey patients would recommend their hospital to others. The survey also indicated that 75 percent of Valley patients ranked their overall satisfaction with the hospital as a nine or a 10 on a 10-point scale. Statewide, only 60 percent of patients in New Jersey rated their overall hospital satisfaction that favorably.

 

Notably, Valley ranked highest among hospitals in Bergen and Passaic counties for seven of 10 measures of patient satisfaction:  communication with nurses, responsiveness of the hospital staff, pain management, cleanliness of the hospital environment, how quiet the hospital is at night, overall satisfaction with the hospital, and willingness to recommend the hospital.

 

“I am delighted that our patients consistently give us such high marks, which are a reflection of the skill, dedication and expertise of our staff and physicians,” said Audrey Meyers, Valley’s President and CEO.

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Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234

wgoldstein@winthrop.org

 

Mineola, NY – July 15, 2010 – In a move designed to help stem the rising tide of obesity and diabetes and to provide the best possible care to patients with these conditions, Winthrop-University Hospital has created the Winthrop Diabetes and Obesity Institute, where patient care, medical research and education will be coordinated to maximize the effectiveness of the hospital’s efforts in each area. Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, well-known to many as the long-time and highly-respected Director of Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center, has been appointed Executive Director of the new Winthrop Diabetes and Obesity Institute.

 

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – July 15, 2010 – The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital is the first program in Rockland County to be awarded a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.   Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.  During the on-site survey process, the Center demonstrated complete compliance with all 27 standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.  The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.  This NAPBC accreditation recognizes Nyack Hospital’s firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in the battle against breast disease.

 

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – July 13, 2010 – For the fifth year in a row, The Kennedy Funding Invitational Tennis Tournament brought world class tennis to Rockland County and continued to support the fight against breast cancer.  The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital was a beneficiary of the tournament, which raised $475,000.

 

The tournament was founded in 2006 by fellow friends and local tennis enthusiasts Kevin Wolfer, Mitch Klein and James Miller.

 

This year’s tournament attracted many top professional players such as world-ranked 2008 Kennedy Funding Invitational Women’s champion Victoria Azarenka; American sensation Melanie Oudin, who captured the 2009 Kennedy Funding Women’s Championship; Michael Russell, former NCAA Rookie of the Year; and Paul Goldstein, the 2006 Kennedy Funding Invitational winner with 26 USTA Circuit titles.

 

Local favorite Christina McHale defeated Victoria Azarenka to capture the women’s trophy and Alex Bogomolov defeated former KFI champion Michael Russell in the men’s bracket.

Contact:

 

Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – July 12, 2010 – TheHoly Name Health Care Foundations will be holding its 13th Annual Charity Golf and Tennis Invitational on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, New Jersey. All proceeds will benefit patient care and research at the Holy Name MS Center.

Adaptive Rowing Program Launched in Rockland County

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Mary Creagh

Public Affairs

(845) 786-4225

creaghm@helenhayeshospital.org

 

West Haverstraw, NY – July 12, 2010 – The Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports & Recreation Program and Nyack’s River Rowing Association joined forces on Saturday July 10, 2010, to introduce members of the community with disabilities to the sport of rowing.  The day-long Adaptive Rowing clinic was held at the Congers Lake Memorial Park in Congers, New York.

 

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Natalia Sturtz-Verastegui

Community Relations & Marketing Associate

(914) 681-2435

 

White Plains, NY – July 12, 2010 White Plains Hospital Center unveiled a brand new Caregiver Support Room on July 12th. About the size of an average living room, the fifth-floor space is the final piece of the Caregivers Support Program to fall into place. The program is designed to provide support, resources, and services to the many caregivers of loved ones facing the challenges of acute or catastrophic illness at White Plains Hospital.

Save the Date and Send in Abstracts for Patient Education Symposium

 

Date:              

September 30, 2010

 

Time:            

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Location:       

Rockefeller University

Weiss Research Building – Room 301

1230 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:   August 2, 2010 to nyp-patiented@nyp.org

 

Program Objectives:

 

1. Discuss patient education research findings and evidence –based practices

to improve patient outcomes.

 

2. Identify ways to meet the learning needs of diverse populations.

 

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Center for Professional Nursing Practice, is seeking abstracts for research, evidence-based practice and innovations in patient education for the Patient Education Symposium: The Art and Science of Patient Education on September 30, 2010. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your work.

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

 

Abstract Themes

 

·         Improving patient outcomes and patient safety

·         Implementing quality patient education

·         Measuring outcomes from patient education

·         Health literacy

·         Addressing cultural/religious needs

 

Abstract Content

 

1. Title of the presentation

2. Contact information of the author(s): name, address, phone, email, title and organization

3. Type of presentation

·         Clinical research presentation (15 minutes)

·         Evidence-Based Practice (15 minutes)

·         Best practice/innovation presentation (15 minutes)

 4. Abstract should be 350 words or less.

 5. Submission Deadline:   August 2, 2010 to nyp-patiented@nyp.org

 6. Questions about the application process, contact Jody Scopa Goldman,  jog9079@nyp.org

 

 

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Lloyd Torres

Director, Special Projects

(718) 480-4023

lftorres@silvercrest.org

 

Briarwood, NY – July 9, 2010 – In a sluggish real estate market, there is one place in Queens that is sure to not have a problem operating at full occupancy. Silvercrest Senior Housing is a newly developed senior housing facility that is operated by The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and extends the center’s mission of Giving Quality to Life for the elderly in Queens.

 

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Katherine Emmanouilidi

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations

(201) 833-7092

emmanouilidi@holyname.org

 

Teaneck, NJ – July 8, 2010 – The Campaign for Villa Marie Claire held its first Annual Benefit Event on Saturday, June 12 on the estate of the Villa Marie Claire, Saddle River NJ. "An Evening in Tuscany" was a success raising more than $85,000 for the Campaign for Villa Marie Claire. Proceeds will go towards the completion of renovations needed to transform the historic Saddle River landmark into a residential hospice and palliative care facility—the first of its kind in Bergen County.

 

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Cynthia Bacon

Director, Public Affairs

(718) 670-2515

crm9002@nyp.org

 

Flushing, N.Y. – July 8, 2010 – New York Hospital Queens has elected a new member to the Board of Trustees, Joseph R. Ficalora, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Community Bancorp. 

 

Under Mr. Ficalora’s leadership, New York Community Bancorp has evolved from a mutual savings bank with seven branches in Queens and Nassau Counties to a publicly traded multi-bank holding company with 282 branch offices serving consumers and businesses throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona. New York Community Bancorp is the fourth largest thrift in the United States and the largest in New York State.

 

Contact:

 

Lloyd Torres

Director, Special Projects

(718) 480-4023

lftorres@silvercrest.org

 

Briarwood, NY – July 8, 2010 – The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Queens, New York will commemorate the Grand Opening of Silvercrest Senior Housing with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 9, 2010. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at 86-19 144th Street, Briarwood, New York.  Congressman Gregory W. Meeks will serve as the key note speaker.

 

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