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Simone Development Companies’ and Fareri Associates have announced that ABC Drugs, a New York City-based pharmacy, has leased space for a new medicine only pharmacy at 3010 Westchester Avenue in the Purchase Professional Park in Purchase, NY. The new outlet is designed to serve the needs of the office park’s growing medical tenant base and other doctors’ offices along the I-287 corridor, where health care tenants have dominated commercial leasing activity over the past several years. Glenn Walsh of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is the exclusive leasing agent for Purchase Professional Park and the tenant’s broker was Alfredo Pujols of WAP Realty Group, Inc. The new pharmacy will be ABC Drugs fourth location and first in Westchester County. “Ownership specifically searched for a tenant to meet the needs of our medical tenants and their patients. We are extremely pleased to welcome ABC Drugs to Purchase Professional Park as yet another amenity for our health care and corporate tenants, as well as the surrounding community,” said Patricia Simone, president of Simone Management Group. “Unlike national drug store chains, ABC Drugs will focus exclusively on the dispensing of prescription drugs and other medicines in this 805 square-foot location. ABC Drugs is a full-service pharmacy with a strong commitment to delivering outstanding customer care. They are dedicated to efficiency and affordability by which they carry-out prescription services, pharmacist consultations and medication therapy management solutions.” ABC Drugs differs from chain drug stores through its attention to the patient's needs as an individual and not just a customer. This special one-to-one relationship with the

pharmacist is an important factor in treating the individual as part of the ABC Drugs family. For patients taking more than few meds a day, ABC Drugs offers pre-packed, properly labeled weekly blister packs which offer them ease of medication adherence, a free service that conventional pharmacies do not offer. Their relationship with patients is long-term. Their staff assesses patient profiles on each visit and are always there to offer them answers for any healthcare related questions. At ABC Drugs, patients have personal access to pharmacists and professional staff in a holistic health approach to their well-being. “ABC Drugs is proud to be opening this new location and working with the high quality doctors and other medical professionals at Purchase Professional Park and in the surrounding area,” said ABC Drugs President Rajan Kohli, “Our dedication to professionalism and customer service has made ABC Drugs a new, independent name in New York and we will soon be expanding to Connecticut.” Located in the heart of the I-287 office corridor at 30003040 Westchester Avenue, Purchase Professional Park features 220,000 square feet of state-of-the-art medical and professional office space. The four-building office park recently completed a major renovation and modernization of existing buildings and common areas, and was named BOMA Westchester’s “Comeback Building of the Year.” It has become the foremost location for medical practices in Westchester County. Other amenities at Purchase Professional Park include: on-site café, fitness center, 24/7 building access with state-of-the-art camera security, landscaped courtyard with seating areas, on-site owner management and abundant complimentary parking.

The complex offers a highly visible and convenient location at Exit 10 off of I-287, with access to major highways including I-95, I-684 and the Hutchinson River/Merritt Parkways, and is just minutes away from the Westchester County Airport and Metro-North train stations in Rye, Harrison and White Plains, providing access to the growing suburban patient base in Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam counties. About Simone Development Companies Simone Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of office, retail, health care, industrial and residential properties in the New York tri-state area. Headquartered in the Bronx, the privately held company owns and manages more than 5 million square feet of property in the Bronx, Westchester County, Queens, Long Island and Connecticut. The company’s portfolio includes more than 100 properties and ranges from multi-building office parks to retail and industrial space. The company’s largest and most successful development is the 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center office complex located directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.

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Winthrop CyberKnife : Raising the Standard of Cancer Care

When the diagnosis is cancer, patients not only want the best options for care, they want the expertise of a team of skilled clinicians to provide it to them. Patients will find that combination at Winthrop-University Hospital. In the area of cancer care, Winthrop has established itself as a worldclass leader in a range of treatment options, including CyberKnife® radiosurgery. In fact, Winthrop physicians have treated more than 4,000 patients with CyberKnife radiosurgery since acquiring the technology at its Mineola facility in 2005. CyberKnife technology utilizes highly targeted radiation beams rather than actual surgery to treat both benign and malignant tumors. At maximum, CyberKnife is a five-day treatment that requires no incisions and is performed on an outpatient basis. Each day, treatments of 30-45 minutes are delivered, and patients are allowed to return to their normal activities afterward. While there is no recovery time for CyberKnife patients, the real advantage is CyberKnife’s accuracy. “With the CyberKnife, we are able to give 10–15 percent more radiation to the tumor,” said Jonathan Haas, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop. “The CyberKnife’s sub-millimeter accuracy makes it a better radiation treatment compared to other delivery mechanisms; its quicker treatment time is a bonus.” As a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife technology, with physicians from all over the world traveling to Winthrop to receive education and training on it, Winthrop expanded its innovative treatment programs from Long Island to New York City with the opening of the NYCyberKnife Center in 2014. The momentous step has helped provide access to breakthrough radiation technologies for patients throughout the tri-state area and beyond. “To-date, we have treated over 250 patients at the Manhattan facility with CyberKnife, and overall Winthrop is the most experienced CyberKnife center in the country,” said Dr. Haas.

(L.-R.) Matthew Witten, PhD, DABR, Director of CyberKnife Radiosurgery and Chief Physicist in the Division of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop; Jonathan Haas, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop; and Seth Blacksburg, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of NYCyberKnife.

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The Winthrop NYCyberKnife Center is equipped with the leading-edge CyberKnife M6 Series.

The Winthrop NYCyberKnife Center is equipped with the leading-edge Accuray CyberKnife M6 Series that enables clinicians to provide conventional stereotactic radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy. “The technology has grown by leaps and bounds, and one of the advantages of the Manhattan office is the CyberKnife M6 has a second attachment,” said Dr. Haas. “The first attachment performs standard CyberKnife radiosurgery. The second attachment is a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) that enables the CyberKnife to treat additional cases that otherwise would require a standard linear accelerator. This allows us to treat the majority of tumors seen in our practice on the CyberKnife.” Designed to improve the accuracy of radiation oncology treatments, the CyberKnife M6 Series provides unparalleled capabilities for treating cancers that respond well to radiation therapies. While the machine can treat tumors anywhere in the body, its ability to provide targeted stereotactic body radiation is its distinguishing feature. The M6 combines highly conformable beam shaping with real-time image guidance to lock on to a tumor and deliver highly fractionated radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, killing tumor cells and sparing normal tissue. In addition to being effective in the treatment of prostate cancer, CyberKnife is being used effectively for the treatment of a host of other conditions. “The indications are growing,” said Dr. Haas. “Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women annually. If we can take the model for treating prostate cancer with CyberKnife, apply it to breast cancer treatment, and reduce radiation from six weeks of treatments to five days, that’s a major benefit to those patients.” Expanding its services to Manhattan opened the Winthrop NYCyberKnife Center’s team to working with other physicians in the region who may have patients who can benefit from the capabilities of CyberKnife radiosurgery.

“We treat a wide variety of sites such as prostate, lung, breast, liver, brain, spine, and soft tissue masses, as well as functional conditions like trigeminal neuralgia, and we can evaluate all patients to determine if treatment is appropriate,” added Matthew Witten, PhD, DABR, Director of CyberKnife Radiosurgery and Chief Physicist in the Division of Radiation Oncology at Winthrop. “Our expertise extends to all cancer types,” echoed Seth Blacksburg, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of NYCyberKnife. “We have treated patients successfully for prostate cancer, breast cancer, benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine, hepatic malignancies, and other soft tissue tumors. For every treatment we perform, we always work collaboratively with the other members of the patient’s medical team, including their urologists, medical oncologists or surgical team.” “We have been performing CyberKnife radiation therapies for prostate and other cancers at WinthropUniversity Hospital since 2005,” said Dr. Haas. “The Winthrop NYCyberKnife Center in Manhattan serves a broader geographic area so cancer patients from the tri-state area and beyond have easier access to advanced technology that improves outcomes.” Dr. Haas says that, although the technology itself is a boon, the hands that wield it are more significant. Two different radiation oncologists using CyberKnife technology may yield two different outcomes, so it is essential to select the most skilled provider. “Having personally treated thousands of patients and having taught physicians from all around the world, I’m so comfortable with this technology on every level that I think it’s in the patient’s best interest to consider this modality,” said Dr. Haas. “Don’t just go for the technology, go also for the team implementing the technology.” For more information about CyberKnife at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.


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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

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Advancing the Future of Rehabilitation Care at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital For over 100 years, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been helping patients make their fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or traumatic injury. Burke’s outstanding, quality care comes from the unparalleled work of its world-class physicians, nurses and therapists, as well as its commitment to new innovations that help the hospital remain at the forefront of rehabilitation medicine. That momentum continues at Burke today, with a number of enhancements that will allow the hospital to treat more patients, provide additional care and train the next generation of physicians. In January 2016, Burke became a member of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. This new strategic partnership will enhance the patient experience and creates a synergistic collaboration that lets Burke offer its established, high quality rehabilitation services to more patients while helping to improve their outcomes. While Burke will continue to operate under the Burke brand, the partnership will allow the combination of complementary strengths of both institutions to create new rehabilitative care models, which will further provide education and advance the role of rehabilitation medicine in the team-based care model advanced by Montefiore. Along with being able to help more patients, Burke is now able to provide additional care through the expansion of its clinical programs. Burke recently added 30 additional beds to be utilized for patients requiring inpatient neurological rehabilitation. With this expansion, there will be a total of 90 beds in Burke’s neurological rehabilitation programs. The additional services will focus on patients who have experienced a spinal cord injury, other neurological injury or those with neurological or neurodegenerative disorders.

Burke has been on the same beautiful 61-acre campus since its founding in 1915.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's ACGME Residency Program team consists of, from right to left, Dr. Barry D. Jordan, Burke's Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Karen Pechman, Medical Director of Burke’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Anne-Felicia Ambrose, Burke's Residency Program Director and Michelle Kenny, GME/Program Administrator

Burke’s spinal cord injury/neurological program is designed to provide comprehensive, patient-centered rehabilitation to maximize recovery from impairments caused by traumatic and acquired spinal cord dysfunction or a neurological condition. These neurological conditions include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome and peripheral nervous system disease. Burke is not only committed to treating its current patients, but also to training physicians who will utilize their talents to help future patients. In April, Burke’s new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This new residency program, which will begin in July, marks the first time Burke will welcome its own Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents.

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The goal is to train the next generation of healthcare leaders known for innovation in all branches of physiatry and to produce residents that will use their training to improve patient care, advance the field of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation and enhance the communities they serve. This fully accredited, three-year residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) begins at the PGY-2 level. The enhancements currently underway at Burke illustrate the hospital’s commitment to its patients and to its position as a longstanding leader in rehabilitation medicine. The advances, coupled with Burke’s excellent inpatients programs, clinical research, outpatient services and community outreach programs, allow Burke to continue its mission of helping patients achieve their maximum recovery and to offering the world-class care that has been its hallmark since 1915.


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H HOSPITAL SYSTEM of theYear! Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Best Hospital System of 2016

WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH NETWORK 100 Woods Road | Valhalla, NY | (914) 493-7000 | www.westchestermedicalcenter.com

WHO WE ARE:

Westchester Medical Center Health Network is a comprehensive network of care focused on advancing the health and well-being of the Hudson Valley. With its flagship Westchester Medical Center (WMC) – the region’s only advanced care hospital – WMCHealth is a lifeline for our region’s residents.

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, WMCHealth brings together a network of 10 hospitals on eight campuses, spanning 6,200 square miles. WMCHealth has more than 1,700 inpatient beds and a workforce of more W than 12,000, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians providing the finest care at all levels for the children and adults of the region.

EXPERTISE AND FACILITIES:

WMCHealth now includes MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus and HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, in addition to WMC, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the Behavioral Health Center in Valhalla.

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WMC is home to the region’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, organ transplant center, stroke center, burn center and full-service heart center. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the region’s only children’s hospital, houses the only pediatric ICU and Level IV neonatal ICU in the region. WMCHealth also introduced telehealth technology – the first and only program of its kind in the Hudson Valley – to both support inpatient teams and to provide remote access to specialized care for patients who otherwise would not have local or timely access in their communities. The WMCHealth network includes trauma centers, community hospitals, T dozens of specialized institutes and centers, home care, assisted living facilities and one of the largest mental health systems in New York.

• WMC and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital each received the highest level trauma verification (Level I) from the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. WMCHealth is only the second organization statewide to receive this status for both adults and children. • MidHudson Regional Hospital’s Certified Home Health Services was recently named a Top 100 agency in the nation by HomeCareElite. • Bon Secours Community Hospital Mental Health and New Directions Units received the Outstanding Community Service Award from Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. Orange/Sullivan Division.

• HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston and Westchester Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, the association’s highest level of recognition possible, for consistent adherence to recognized quality measures for at least 24 consecutive months.

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Nurse’s Viewpoint By Alison Lazzaro, RN

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Mending a Broken Heart

Heart disease continues to rank as the leading cause of death in the United States. Do you know what puts you at risk for heart disease? Chest pain is a common complaint in the primary care setting. Chest pain could indicate a serious cardiac problem, or it could be attributed to musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, pulmonary or psychiatric disorders. Know your risks and how to prevent heart disease in order to stay healthy!

Differential diagnosis A complaint of chest pain could mean that blood flow to the coronary arteries is blocked. This type of pain is called “angina”, and may be described as pressure, heaviness or tightness in the left chest that is made worse with activity and improves with rest. The pain will not change with different positions or when palpating the chest wall. Pain might radiate to the stomach, shoulder, jaw or back. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, sweating, and shortness of breath. A complaint of chest pain is always initially evaluated for a cardiac etiology. Once a cardiac abnormality is ruled out, other causes of chest pain are investigated. For instance, chest pain could also be from a musculoskeletal cause called costochondritis. This type of pain is worse when pushing on the chest wall. Sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms may feel like chest pain. Chest pain from an esophageal disorder usually includes symptoms like difficulty swallowing, indigestion, heartburn and cough. Anxiety can even cause the feeling of chest pain in some circumstances.

Diagnostics So how do you know if chest pain is cardiac in nature or due to another body system? Initial evaluation includes an immediate 12-lead EKG and assessment of cardiovascular risk factors. An EKG with ST-segment elevation is indicative of a heart attack and requires transport to an emergency department for treatment. In some cases, a stress test and blood work to evaluate cardiac enzymes will be necessary. Risk Factors Be aware of what puts you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Personal history of vascular disease, age over 55, family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, smoking, and stress increase your probability of cardiac problems.

Reducing Your Risk Once you know your risk factors, you can get on the right path to prevent heart disease and stroke. By implementing health promotion strategies of smoking cessation, stress reduction, physical activity, and dietary modification, you will keep your mind and body strong.


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Number of female medical school enrollees reaches 10-year high Total applicants and enrollees hit record numbers

The number of women who enrolled in medical school rose by 6.2 percent, to 10,474, compared with last year, according to data released today by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This is the largest increase since 2006. The increase comes at the same time that the number of students applying to U.S. medical schools reached a record high of 53,042 in 2016, with first-time applicants—an important indicator that demonstrates interest in careers in medicine—topping previous years’ numbers at 38,782. In addition, the total number of enrollees at the nation’s medical schools topped 20,000 (21,030) for the fourth year in a row, a 27.5 percent increase since 2002. Among first-time applicants, the number of women increased over last year by 5.3 percent, to 19,682. New enrollment in medical school in 2016 was evenly divided between women (49.8 percent) and men (50.2 percent). “It is gratifying to see the record number of women enrolling in medical school, and that more students than ever are answering the call to serve their communities through careers in medicine,” said Darrell G. Kirch, AAMC president and CEO. “The increase in medical school applicants and enrollees is good news for our growing, aging population, particularly given the real and significant doctor shortage the country is facing in the coming decade.” The nation’s medical school classes continued to diversify in 2016, with more than 5,400 (5,421) Hispanic, Latino, or individuals of Spanish origin and nearly 5,000 (4,998) black or African

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American students applying to medical school this year. In terms of new enrollment in 2016, more than 2,000 (2,203) Hispanic, Latino, or people of Spanish origin enrolled in medical school, and the number of black and African Americans enrollees surpassed 1,700 (1,771). The 2016 applicant pool enters medical school with strong academic credentials, as well as a variety of experience. For example: More than three-quarters (76 percent) of applicants had research experience, a slight increase over last year. 77 percent of 2016 applicants reported volunteer community service in medical or clinical settings, and 71 percent of applicants had volunteer community service outside the medical and clinical setting. The average undergraduate GPA of 2016 applicants remained unchanged at 3.6; the median MCAT score for those who took only the new exam was 502. “Between 2002 and 2016, U.S. medical school enrollment has risen by more than 27 percent. Increasing the country’s overall supply of physicians, however, requires Congress to lift the cap it imposed in 1997 on federal support for residency training,” said Kirch. “The AAMC supports legislation to increase federal support for residency training—which every medical school graduate requires to practice independently—so that the patients are able to have access to a doctor’s care when they need it.” The 2016 data charts and a video are available at news.aamc.org.


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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital unveils “Faces of Burke” Inspiring photo exhibit opens on November 16

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be presenting “Faces of Burke”, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of its patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their experience at Burke. “Burke treats patients who demonstrate remarkable resilience and determination, striving with such courage during the rehabilitative process,” says Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., senior administrator at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “We felt that a photo exhibit would dramatically bring their stories to life for the community.” The exhibit will be open to the public Nov. 16 – Dec. 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Burke Hospital Lobby (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY). Following its showcase at Burke, the exhibit will travel to Ridge Hill in Yonkers and other locations in the region.

The featured photographer for the exhibit is Jesse Rinka, who is based in Tarrytown. The photo gallery will feature portraits of six Burke patients, along with their riveting stories: · Max—From amputee to resuming motocross competitions

· Barbara—From orthopedic surgery to hiking the Mount Everest trail

· Luke—From a paralyzing spinal cord injury to walking on his own

· Ronald—From a debilitating heart attack to performing surgery again

· Susan—From traumatic brain injury to living independently once more

· Barbara—From a severe stroke to becoming an aphasia advocate

“We help thousands of patients each year regain both cognitive abilities and physical strength through our acute inpatient and outpatient programs. ‘Faces of Burke’ will bring the stories of just a few of these remarkable patients to the forefront. We hope their stories bring hope and strength to many others who face the arduous challenges of recovery,” concludes Mr. Sgaglio. For more information on the gallery, please visit www.burke.org/facesofburke. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. As of 2016, the hospital is now a part of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. For additional information, please visit burke.org.


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NYC Health + Hospitals honors “Best of the Best” during Annual Nursing Awards

NYC Health + Hospitals hosted its annual awards celebration honoring six nurse professionals from across the health care system who demonstrate dedication, leadership, and talent for the nursing profession and for the patient care they provide each day. Awards were given in six categories, including clinical nursing (inpatient), management, education and mentorship, advancing and leading the profession, home, community or ambulatory care, and volunteerism and service. This year the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare was honored with the “Nursing Champion” award.

2016 Nursing Excellence Award winners: Excellence in Clinical Nursing, Inpatient Norma Moreira, RN (19 years of service): The delicate issues associated with preparing for end-of-life care are among the special challenges faced by Head Nurse Norma Moreira and her colleagues who care for the long-term residents of NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View. Distressed by seeing residents who had not prepared advance health care directives being dispatched to unfamiliar acute-care facilities during their final phases of life, Moreira made it her mission to share information about the advance directive process, palliative care, the delegation of a health care proxy, and the DNR process with facility residents and their families. Taken together, these preparations help ensure that end-of-life care aligns with a patient’s wishes, needs, and beliefs.

Excellence in Management Deepa Vinoo, RN-BC, MSN (10 years of service): As director/coordinator of the Memory Care Unit at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler, Deepa Vinoo leads an interdisciplinary team that utilizes innovative techniques to effectively, holistically, and compassionately care for residents diagnosed with dementia. Vinoo has spearheaded ongoing training that has updated Coler’s caregiving approach to align with Alzheimer’s Association best practices and has helped 95 percent of her team to earn National Council of Certified Dementia Care Practitioners certification. “Music & Memory” is a standout program led by Vinoo at Coler; this program uses familiar music to reach behind the veil of dementia in order to draw out persons hidden behind the disability and reengage them with the world.

Excellence in Education and Mentorship Rosetta E. Apisiga, RN, MPH (15 years of service): In her role as Clinical Educator for Maternal-Child Health at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Rosetta Apisiga has strengthened and revitalized the facility’s nursing education program by establishing a curriculum that fosters critical thinking, responsibility, accountability, and sound clinical decision making. Apisiga’s Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring course has improved outcomes for mothers and babies by empowering staff to more quickly and accurately detect, identify, and address fetal heart rate changes, and the protocols she helped develop for prompt recognition and response to maternal hemorrhages work to better address risks associated with the most common cause of maternal mortality in New York State.

Excellence in Advancing and Leading the Profession Dana R. Deravin Carr, DrPH, MPH, MS, RNBC, CCM (14 years of service): Dana Deravin Carr has been described as a trailblazer. A leader for the Care Management Department’s Transitions of Care Initiative – an important program that helps prevent avoidable patient readmissions – Carr takes an active role in formulating innovative discharge interventions for patients with high-risk diagnoses, including congestive heart failure, asthma, and diabetes. These initiatives have seen Carr forging connections within ambulatory care and the community, helping ensure that patients maintain access to the hospital and its programs upon discharge.

Excellence in Home, Community, or Ambulatory Care Stephanie L. Donohue, RN, MSN, FNP, NYSAFE (7 years of service): Stephanie Donohue has been instrumental in transforming the care provided to survivors of sexual assault by streamlining processes, removing barriers, and improving communication. Under her leadership, Donohue has standardized a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) process at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem that mobilizes a team of specialized registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistantsto perform necessary exams within an hour of being contacted. Donohue has established networks linking hospitals with law enforcement and rape crisis counselors to more holistically treat and support sexual assault survivors, sharing data from the three hospitals with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and other agencies to help identify trends in the community.

Excellence in Volunteerism and Service Heidi T. Batomalaque, RN (30 years of service): Using her personal time and at her own expense, Heidi Batomalaque has participated in three annual medical missions to the Philippines to help improve the lives, well-being, and health of those in need. Batomalaque is part of a team of doctors, nurses, and dentists who treat adults and children, providing free medicine, surgical and dental procedures, and outreach through food donation programs. Batomalaque’s vast experience in the area of infection

control has played a critical role during her medical missions in educating target populations about the prevention and spread of infection through proper hygiene practices. She is an active member of several community organizations and serves as a Praise Ministry coordinator, community worship leader, and Life in Spirit Seminar ministry coordinator in her local church.

Nursing Champion Award Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare: Founded in 2006 by Barbara and Donald Jonas, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving American health through the support of nursing. Through a range of philanthropic programs, the Jonas Center helps shape future generations of nurse leaders by developing outstanding instructors, advancing nursing scholarship, and sparking innovative practice. The Jonas Center offers the Jonas Nurse Leaders Program, which seeks to increase the number of faculty with advanced degrees available to teach in nursing schools nationwide, as well as the number of advanced practice nurses providing direct patient care. The organization’s Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program aims to increase the number of advanced practice nurses and faculty who are trained specifically in the unique needs of our veteran population. In 2006, the Jonas Center provided funding for NYC Health + Hospitals’ Leadership Academy for Nurse Leaders. Over the three-year grant period, a cohort of NYC Health + Hospitals nurses received training in the Academy’s intensive curriculum designed to build business skills, improve patient safety, and groom NYC Health + Hospitals’ future nurse leaders. The 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards program is available in its entirety at http://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/NursingExcellence.

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From a new nose to a new rose – the latest in plastic surgery Surgeon uses state-of-the-art 3D printing and photography to create new nose for 30-year-old woman who suffered blinding headaches

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Pictured (from left to right) Dr. Neil Tanna, Associate Program Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Northwell Health; Dr. Todd Goldstein: Amanda Faraglia and her daughter celebrate Amanda’s successful surgery and her upcoming birthday with a freshly-printed, 3D rose.

This is one birthday that Amanda Faraglia, of Long Beach, LI, will never forget. Thanks to the latest in medical technology, Ms. Faraglia, 30, will be able to celebrate her birthday on October 26 free of the blinding headaches and sinus pain that have plagued her for years. And, just as important, she is looking forward to sporting her new face and a new attitude. During a meeting held at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Ms. Faraglia met up with her surgeon, Neil Tanna, MD, Associate Program Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwell Health, to enjoy an early birthday celebration. Joined by Todd Goldstein, PhD, Project Manager, they also discussed the cutting-edge technology that was used by Dr. Tanna to design Ms. Faraglia’s new nose. “I was just tired of living with these constant headaches and I was ready to consider surgery,” said Ms. Faraglia. “When I finally connected with Dr. Tanna, I was just amazed by the 3D technology. I was actually able to hold a real-life version of what would be my new nose.” That wasn’t the only surprise. An MRI ordered by Dr. Tanna revealed that Ms. Faraglia was living with a deviated septum and a fractured nose from an injury she suffered as a toddler. Now that he had all the necessary information, Dr. Tanna began to plan his surgical strategy. During their discussion, Dr. Goldstein printed a model of the new nose in real time. “When Dr. Tanna is planning surgery for a patient’s nose, he is able to either take a 3D scan of the patient’s face or utilize standard photograph,” said Dr. Goldstein. “The images are imported into a surgical planning software where the procedure can be ‘simulated,’ yielding the potential outcome. We are then able to 3D print the before and ‘simulated after’ models in color for both the patient and the physician to see, hold and feel.”

From the surgeon’s point of view, the use of 3D technology removes the last bit of guesswork and helps to ensure a more satisfactory outcome for both the doctor and patient. “Not only can I guide my patient through the surgical journey with greater certainty prior to the operation, but I have a 3D model to consider while I’m performing the surgery,” said Dr. Tanna. “Before this technology, we worked from standard photos and our own understanding of what needed to be done. Having a 3D model right next to me as I’m operating is an incredibly exciting tool.” The August 23rd surgery took less than three hours. After two weeks, Ms. Faraglia reported that she was completely pain-free – no more headaches or problem sleeping. To celebrate her new face and her upcoming birthday, Drs. Tanna and Goldstein presented Ms. Faraglia with a freshly-printed rose. As he posed for photos with her birthday gift, Dr. Tanna said proudly, “We went from noses to roses … a great way to help Amanda kick off her birthday in style.” About Northwell Health Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

Concierge Service coming to Huntington Hospital

Walking through the doors at Huntington Hospital will feel more like a hotel experience with the new concierge program. Concierge services will greet guests as they enter Huntington Hospital’s main entrance and lobby areas, and escort or assist them to their destination. A revamped front desk and front desk procedures in the lobby will expedite the flow of information as well. Additionally, within the next two months, an enhanced security measure will be put in place. Adult visitors will be asked to provide identification to generate a badge that they will wear throughout their time at the hospital. “These improvements are part of a continuous focus on improving the healing environment for our patients and their loved ones,” said Randy Howard, vice president of operations at Huntington Hospital. “It’s important to us to make people feel welcomed and as relaxed as they can be entering Huntington Hospital. We also want to make people feel safe.” Additional enhancements will include music being played from just outside the main entrance through the main lobby as well as within the cafeteria. For more information on the Huntington Hospital concierge program, please call 631-351-2000.

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EmCare Anesthesia Services revolutionizes anesthesia information management at Bristol Hospital utilizing Plexus Technology Group

Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS-rated, market-leading, best-of-breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), recently announcd their partnership with EmCare Anesthesia Services and the successful installation of Anesthesia Touch™ at Bristol Hospital in Connecticut. Bristol Hospital, the first MEDITECH 6.x hospital to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 and recognized again in 2016 as an American Hospital Association Most Wired hospital, is the first EmCare-affiliated hospital to implement Plexus TG's electronic anesthesia documentation solution. Achieving seamless connectivity between the anesthesia department and Bristol Hospital's MEDITECH 6.x EMR was a key goal for the project. “When EmCare selected the Plexus solution, my department eagerly volunteered to be first in line and to help build the foundation for digital charting across EmCare Anesthesia Services. Now that we're using Anesthesia Touch, the information we need is right at our fingertips,” said Glen Rosenfeld MD, department of anesthesiology chairman at Bristol Hospital. The Plexus TG Anesthesia Touch solution provides the clinicians at Bristol Hospital with the best full-featured AIMS, configured on the iPad to perfectly complement their on-the-go anesthesia workflow. Integration goes far beyond the basics of patient identity and scheduled procedure to include clinical information to optimize patient care. Surgical patients at Bristol, like those at most US hospitals, are contacted by nursing staff to ensure proper pre-surgical preparation. On the day of surgery, this pre-op nursing data populates the anesthesia assessment. “Data integration into the anesthesia assessment is especially valuable for clinically complex patients. It's powered by the Continuity of Care Document, or CCD, integration standard,”

“Bristol Hospital, with its commitment to outstanding patient care combined with excellence in electronic records, was an easy choice to begin our partnership with Plexus Technology Group. The improvements we've seen in clinical data capture and billing efficiency support EmCare's goal of providing high quality, cost-effective anesthesia services,” said Linda Caccamo, senior vice president, EmCare Anesthesia Services, North Division. “We are pleased EmCare Anesthesia Services recognizes the benefits of our system to improve the quality of care and chose to incorporate our anesthesia software at Bristol Hospital. We look forward to our continued partnership with EmCare Anesthesia Services to further automate the anesthesia documentation process at their other healthcare facilities,” said Joe Gentile, senior vice president of sales at Plexus Technology Group.

explains Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “We are pleased that together we can deliver the time and cost savings promised by the EHR meaningful use certification program over the last several years.” By integrating Anesthesia Touch with other systems in Bristol Hospital, they are able to streamline clinical documentation, while ensuring reliable collection of quality measures and billing data. The monitor connectivity and EHR interfacing provides the anesthesia clinicians with scheduling data, preoperative clinical documentation, patient demographics and physiologic data, giving providers the information they need when they need it. Completed records are delivered digitally to the medical records repository.

About EmCare EmCare is a leading national provider of clinical department outsourcing services, including physician recruiting, credentialing, scheduling, leadership, training and education and billing for hundreds of hospitals nationwide. Service lines include emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesiology and radiology/teleradiology departments. EmCare clinicians participate in more than 14 million patient encounters annually. The company focuses on helping each client with efficiency, quality of care and creating outstanding patient experience. In short, EmCare is "Making Healthcare Work Better."˙ Learn more about EmCare at www.emcare.com. For more information, about Bristol Hospital, visit www.bristolhospital.org. For more information about Plexus Technology Group, LLC, please visit www.plexustg.com.

Westchester Medical Center names Meic H. Schmidt, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS, as Director of Neurosurgery

Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, recently named Meic H. Schmidt, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS, a neurosurgeon specializing in neurosurgical spine surgery and neuro-oncology, as Director of Neurosurgery at Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital, all members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). In addition to his role at WMCHealth, Dr. Schmidt was also appointed as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College. As the Director of Neurosurgery, Dr. Schmidt will oversee all neurosurgical services – including all brain and spinal surgical services – at WMCHealth’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. Dr. Schmidt brings expertise in the management of injuries and tumors in the brain, spine and spinal cord, as well as extensive experience in treating degenerative spine diseases such as thoracic disc herniation and microsurgery for spinal cord decompression in the neck and back. Dr. Schmidt has expertise in specialized surgical procedures including minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery for tumors, trauma and degenerative spine disease; microsurgery for tumors and vascular malformations of the spine; cranial surgery for brain

tumors and brain and spine trauma; radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors; and image-guided brain and spine surgery. Leading the neurosurgery department, Dr. Schmidt’s mission is to work collaboratively with his team to provide the highest quality care to the region’s neurosurgery patients, calling his patients’ quality of care his “first, second and third” priority. Dr. Schmidt has an accomplished academic record. He has published over 170 peer reviewed manuscripts focusing on neurosurgery, oncology, trauma and spine surgery. His research has attracted over $1.7 million of funding, including the NIH (National Institute of Health). He is nationally and internationally known for his academic and clinical expertise, and has been an invited speaker at numerous prestigious institutions. Most recently, Dr. Schmidt served as Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. There, Dr. Schmidt held the Ronald I. Apfelbaum endowed Chair in Spine and Neurological Surgery. Board certified in neurological surgery, Dr. Schmidt earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee with Honors, where he also completed a neurosurgical residency. He completed fellowships in Neuro-oncology and Spinal Surgery at the University of California-San Fran-

cisco’s Brain Tumor Research Center and Department of Neurological Surgery. Most recently, Dr. Schmidt earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Dr. Schmidt, a native of Germany, resides in Rye Brook with his wife, Wendy, and four children. In his free time, he and his family enjoy biking, running, and Judo.

About Westchester Medical Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services - Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more - found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 3.5 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit WestchesterMedicalCenter.org or follow Westchester Medical Center at Facebook.com/WestchesterMedicalCenter or Twitter.com/WestchesterMed.

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About Westchester Medical Center Health Network The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.


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Calvary hosts 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day

Calvary Hospital hosted its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day -- “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith” recently, at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. This milestone event was the first time that the Hospital collaborated with Fordham’s Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The audience was comprised of more than 100 chaplains, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals from throughout the greater New York area. Event highlights included: Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Director of the Spirituality Institute, and Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College, who spoke on “Dialogues about Spirituality: Perspectives of Thomas Merton.”

Mark P. Freeman, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, College of the Holy Cross, who spoke on “The Sacred Beauty of Finite Life: Encountering the Changing Face of the Other.”

Michael J. Brescia, MD, Executive Medical Director, Calvary Hospital, who spoke on “The Concept of Sacred Space” and highlighted the Hospital’s unique mission and history. Experts led workshops such as: Mindfulness/Complementary Clinical Modalities; Sacred Space/Concept of Home for Patients near the End of Life; Research Concepts: Spirituality and Healthcare Outcomes; Psychological Suffering and Delirium at the End of Life; and Medical Aid-in-Dying. Pictured left to right: Fr. Chux Okochi, PhD, Calvary Hospital; Rabbia Terri Harris, Community of Living Traditions; Michael J. Brescia, MD, Calvary Hospital; and Mark P. Freeman, PhD, College of the Holy Cross. photos provided

For its 10th Annual Spiritual Care Day, “Sacred Encounters: Bridging Hope and Faith,” Calvary Hospital collaborated for the first time with the Fordham University Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and the Collaborative for Palliative Care. The event attracted chaplains, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health care professionals, from across the greater NY area. Pictured are some of the attendees.

Pictured left to right: Fr. Eric Cruz, Catholic Charities; Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD, Iona College; and Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, Fordham GHIM Center and Collaborative for Palliative Care.

Pediatric Unit brings top emergency child care to NYU Lutheran

NYU Lutheran has revamped its emergency medicine services to better serve young patients in Brooklyn. The newly implemented emergency department care model at NYU Lutheran Medical Center has introduced a new model of care to improve efficiency and provide a better patient experience. Highly trained emergency medicine clinicians now work in teams— known as “pods”—to provide this an enhanced level of care delivery. Designated “pods” of specially trained pediatric clinicians work in a centralized, collaborative environment focused on safety, quality, and comfort for young patients and their families. “When parents have to bring their children to the emergency department, it can be extremely stressful for all of them,” says Robert J. Femia, MD, chair of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone in Manhattan who also oversees emergency medicine at NYU Lutheran. “We understand that – and want their experience with us to be as positive as possible. The emergency department also serves as an important gateway for families to the entire spectrum of care at NYU Lutheran. That is why we have taken important steps to create an appropriate emergency room environment in which

we can address the specific and special needs of pediatric patients and their families.” “We are seeing more and more pediatric patients in the NYU Lutheran Emergency Department,” said Elizabeth J. Haines, DO, director of pediatric emergency medicine at NYU Lutheran. “We want to ensure that when families bring their children, adolescents and young adults here, they will get the most attentive care. This requires our caregivers to know how to meet their particular needs and to work collaboratively to address them.” The reallocation of space within the emergency department has created a separate area for children and their families, featuring five private rooms. Doctors, nurses, and support staff working in this area are trained to effectively communicate medical conditions, testing, and treatment plans to pediatric patients, their families, and their outpatient pediatricians. The aesthetics of the unit also have been designed to have a more calming, stress-reducing effect. All five private rooms also are equipped for critical care, including the latest technology to dispense medications by nebulizer for patients with asthma and other respiratory disorders. The department also employs certified child life specialists who help with case management, follow-up care, and other special needs.

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Elizabeth J. Haines, DO, director of pediatric emergency medicine at NYU Lutheran, examines a patient during a visit to the NYU Lutheran Emergency Department.

To accommodate the cultural diversity of Brooklyn, comprehensive language services are available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and more. “Sunset Park and nearby communities deserve the very best in emergency care—and NYU Lutheran is taking important steps forward to address this,” said Nicholas Gavin, MD,

chief of service of the NYU Lutheran Emergency Department. “We’ve redesigned how we provide care—from pediatrics all the way through emergent elder care. We want every person who turns to us for help to have a better experience and a more rapid road to diagnosis and treatment. We hope they see the difference the moment they step through our doors.”


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