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August 2010 Archives

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Cynthia Bacon

Director, Public Affairs

(718) 670-2515

crm9002@nyp.org

Flushing, N.Y. – August 31, 2010 – Baoqing Li, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) as an attending physician. He is an expert in treating cancers of the head and neck, lung, and prostate.

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Gloria Chin
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

(212) 305-5587
glc9010@nyp.org

 

New York, NY – August 30, 2010NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center has established a new center devoted to research and treatment of pre-leukemia blood disorders. Known as the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Center, it is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation.

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – August 27, 2010 – Do you or someone you love need a routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam, but cannot afford them?

 

Nyack Hospital will host a FREE Breast Cancer Screening Program on Saturday, October 2 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.

 

This screening is open to women 40 to 64 years old who are uninsured or underinsured and is partially funded by a grant from the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Cancer Services Program of Rockland County (CSPRC) CDC.

 

To register for an appointment, please call 845.369.0742 extension 1.  Walk-ins welcome!

 

Remember:  Cancer screenings save LIVES!

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – August 27, 2010 – Nyack Hospital’s Annual Cancer Center Symposium will be held Friday, September 24, from 7:30 - 10:00 am in the Krutz Auditorium. This FREE program is open to all healthcare providers, and two contact hours/CMEs will be awarded to all attendees.

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Wendy L. Goldstein

Director, Public Affairs

(516) 663-2234

wgoldstein@winthrop.org

 

Mineola, NY – August 26, 2010 – Winthrop-University Hospital is proud to be the first hospital on Long Island to offer double balloon enteroscopy – an advanced diagnostic tool and treatment modality that enables gastroenterologists to access the entire small intestine, the most difficult area of the gastrointestinal tract to reach.  Double balloon enteroscopy is used to evaluate the small intestine, biopsy tissue cells, investigate and treat bleeding, as well as diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders.  

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – August 25, 2010 – It’s always exciting when twins are born, but the staff at Nyack Hospital had four times the fun this weekend when four sets of twins were being cared for in its intermediate care nursery.

 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – August 17, 2010 – In a live televised interactive exchange of information and education, two Valley Hospital gynecologic oncologists demonstrated their use of the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System to perform a robot-assisted hysterectomy before 400 gynecologists in Croatia.

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Lloyd Torres

Director, Special Projects

(718) 480-4023

lftorres@silvercrest.org

 

Briarwood, NY – August 17, 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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Linda Kamateh
(212) 821-0560
lib9027@med.cornell.edu
  
New York, NY – August 12, 2010 – An elevated resting heart rate that develops or persists during follow-up is associated with a significantly increased risk of death, whether from heart disease or other causes, researchers from the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center found studying outcomes in more than 9,000 patients.

The Valley Hospital Named 2010 Most Wired

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – August 11, 2010 – The Valley Hospital has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired, according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.  Valley is the only northern New Jersey Hospital to receive this distinction, and one of only 22 organizations nationwide to have made the list nine times.

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – August 11, 2010 – Pregnant with her first baby, Maria Suto of Nutley had no way of knowing how her labor and delivery would progress. But she did know what she didn’t want during her first childbirth experience.

 

“No drugs and no cesarean section,” she states.

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Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Park Slope, NY – August 11, 2010 – Sleep problems in children can be one of parenting’s biggest challenges. In the U.S., approximately two million children suffer from sleep disorders. Children who suffer from disruptive sleep patterns often fall victim to other problems associated with a lack of sleep such as daytime sleepiness, which affects 10 percent of all school aged children. 

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – August 10, 2010 – The Valley Hospital Sports Institute is pleased to announce that it is now offering the ImPACT Concussion Management Test. ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is an innovative computerized evaluation system that assesses the effects and severity of a concussion and helps determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to contact sports following a concussion.

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – August 10, 2010 – “EmpowHERing Women: an Evening of Learning, Loving & Living,” will take place on Thursday September 23, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Town & Country Caterers in Congers, New York. The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation and the Nyack Hospital Foundation, will spotlight a keynote presentation by author, producer and entrepreneur Lisa Oz and feature a panel discussion on women’s health issues.

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Elizabeth Howell

Development and Public Relations

(212) 545-2404

ehowell@chnnyc.org

 

New York, NY – August 9, 2010 – Community Healthcare Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter J. Tesler, M.D., M.P.H. as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs.

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Melissa Weisstuch                               

Vice President, Marketing

(914) 681-2380          

mweisstuch@wphospital.org

 

White Plains, NY – August 6, 2010 – On August 6th, 2010, 22 local high school and college students completed an intensive, seven-week nurse apprenticeship at White Plains Hospital. The Richard P. Biondi Nurse Apprentice Program was launched in 2006 to address the national shortage of nurses. Today, there are several former apprentices who are studying for their bachelor’s degrees in nursing as well as students who have graduated and are now working as RNs in the Hospital.  By the end of 2010, White Plains Hospital expects to have 20 nursing students who have either completed the nurse apprentice or nurse associates program working in the hospital—precisely the goal from the outset of the program.

 

New York Methodist Welcomes Dedicated Breast Surgeon

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Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367

jsb9010@nyp.org

 

Park Slope, NY – August 6, 2010 – New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) has appointed John Deysine, M.D., chief of the Hospital’s breast service. Dr. Deysine specializes in treating breast cancer through breast conservation techniques.

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Karen Huxtable

Manager, Public and Media Relations

(607) 547-4581

karen.huxtable@bassett.org

Cooperstown, NY – August 6, 2010 – The Bassett Cancer Institute has been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), making it one of less than a dozen nationally accredited breast centers in the state and only the second in Central New York. Breast care accreditation means Bassett has documented outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.

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Bryan Dotson
(212) 305-5587

brd9005@nyp.org

 

New York, NY – August 5, 2010 – One of the challenges of prostate cancer surgery is removing the cancer-affected gland without side effects. The procedure is estimated to cause long-term sexual dysfunction in half of men.

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Elizabeth Howell

Development and Public Relations

(212) 545-2404

ehowell@chnnyc.org

 

New York, NY – August 5, 2010 – Community Healthcare Network's nine health centers have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 Physician Practice Connections ® - Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PPC-PCMH™).

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Physicians and hospitals want the same things for our patients.  We want to give them high quality health care, and we want them to thrive after they leave our care. I know we also agree that we would rather focus on the care of our patients than on paperwork and fighting for reimbursement.

Increasingly, we share the burden of the cost for providing high quality health care. It is not being reimbursed adequately on the state or federal level. In some cases, it seems that the time spent wrestling for payment on a claim becomes more trouble (and more costly) than it’s worth.

 

All state Senate and Assembly seats, as well as the Governorship, are up for grabs this November and we are entering election season. We must support candidates who represent the best interests of health care delivery and of patients. Now is the time to rally! A powerful way to make our voice heard is to pool our political capital— physicians and hospitals throughout the state— through group advocacy.

 

As a participant in the political action committee (PAC) of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), New York hospitals have formed a unified stance for our budgetary and legislative needs. We need to make sure that our elected officials understand the challenges we face so they can advocate for effective approaches.  

 

In 2009, HANYS worked with the Medical Society of New York State and other hospital and physician groups to win enactment of a law to curb unfair managed care practices, such as speeding up claims payment and reducing administrative denials.

 

With our support and monies from its PAC, HANYS continues to push for medical malpractice reform. For the second straight year, the State Legislature has heard our collective voice and has frozen medical malpractice premium rates. We all agree, a long term solution is the next step for medical malpractice and for other stalled issues like the “doc fix” bill and tort reform.

 

This year I am serving as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the HANYS PAC and I hope, if you can, that you will lend your support to this year’s campaign. For more about the HANYS PAC, see page 4.

 

As providers of health care, important advice we give to our patients is that health is not something that we can afford to neglect or “save for another day.” We need our legislators to heed the same advice and make health care workable for our future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stephen S. Mills

 

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Elizabeth Howell

Development and Public Relations

(212) 545-2404

ehowell@chnnyc.org

 

New York, NY – August 3, 2010 – Community Healthcare Network joins the over 70 health centers in New York State and more than 1,200 community health centers nationally in celebrating National Health Center Week 2010 August 8th-August 14th.

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Elizabeth Howell

Development and Public Relations

(212) 545-2404

ehowell@chnnyc.org

 

Health Fair at Long Island City Health Center
When: Wednesday August 4, 10am-2pm
What: Free health screenings: HIV counseling & testing, pregnancy testing, blood pressure and diabetes checks.
Where: Long Island City Health Center 36-11 21st St Long Island City, NY 11106

More Info: Call (718) 482-7772 or email info@chnnyc.org
Learn more about Long Island City!

 

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Lloyd Torres

Director, Special Projects

(718) 480-4023

lftorres@silvercrest.org

 

Briarwood, NY – August 2, 2010 – The administration of The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is happy to announce the recent appointment of Loretta G. McManus, BS, MS, RN as vice president of nursing services.  As the top nurse executive, McManus will have the ultimate administrative responsibility for all nursing standards, practice, policies and procedures at Silvercrest.  Her expertise extends to patient-focused quality care, program development, clinical operations, regulatory compliance, and accreditation development and preparation.

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Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310

mcurran@valleyhealth.com

 

Ridgewood, NJ – August 1, 2010 – Bariatric surgeon Beth Schrope, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Director of The Valley Hospital’s Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.  The Center is the Bergen County site for the highly successful program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

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Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773

massimoa@nyackhospital.org

 

Nyack, NY – August 1, 2010 – Are you a high school junior or senior or college student looking to get healthier?  Nyack Hospital and the Rockland County YMCA announces an upcoming series of an all new Lose to Win weight management program for young adults starting Monday, September 13, 2010 at 7:00pm.  This program will be free for students.  Classes will be held at the Rockland County YMCA in Nyack.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to join these classes. 

 

The Lose to Win Weight Loss Program for Young Adults is a 10-week series that incorporates the latest guidelines on losing weight safely and successfully.  The program curriculum includes information on nutrition, exercise and behavior change.  Each session allows for discussion of participant's motives, obstacles and successes at weight loss and exercise.   All classes facilitated by a person specially trained to lead the Lose to Win program. 

 

To register for this program, please call Nyack Hospital’s Community Education Department at 845.348.2004.  Class size is limited.

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