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Westchester Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital merger will benefit community's level of healthcare Westchester Medical Center’s (WMC) historical mission has always been to ensure that Hudson Valley residents have access to the finest advanced medical care as close to home and the respected facility’s reach continues to expand with the acquisition of Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers (SFHHC) in Poughkeepsie. The United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, recently approved WMC’s purchase of the assets of SFHHC, setting the stage for an exciting era of unique cooperation, collaboration and momentum for the respected hospital and its array of programs. “Saint Francis has been a critical link to quality care for those living and working in the community and we believe that the organization’s future as a full-service community hospital is very bright indeed,” said Michael D. Israel, WMC President and CEO. Added Mark Tulis, Chair of the WMC Board of Directors: “We say this speaking from a great depth and breadth of experience. Nearly a decade ago, Westchester Medical Center was faced with a similar challenge. Our current management team came in and oversaw a very successful turnaround and the Medical Center is now entering its ninth consecutive year with a positive bottom line.” According to Tulis, today WMC’s three health care facilities (415-bed University Hospital, 136-bed Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and 101bed Behavioral Health Center) are all operating near, at or above capacity and the Medical Center will have invested more than $200 million into our infrastructure, technology and physical plant in just four years.

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“The only real way to save locally provided services and the core mission of Saint Francis Hospital is to keep them managed in the community on the existing campus,” said Dr. Samuel Simon, SFHHC Board Chair. WMC and SFHHC’s plan is to work together to continue to expand the quality and breadth of healthcare services offered in the region. SFHHC will remain a full-service community hospital, enhancing and strengthening all of the fine services that exist, including critical services such as behavioral health programs, addiction recovery services, a special needs pre-school and a Level 2 Trauma Center, as well as well-known core medical services like joint replacement and physical rehabilitation, the latest robotic surgery procedures and a comprehensive cancer care program. Additional advanced-care services for local patients will include offerings in neuroscience cardiovascular and critical care. WMC has the unique clinical, financial and operational experience necessary to help SFHHC survive and thrive. WMC has 30 years of experience in supporting the advanced-care needs of people in the Hudson Valley. SFHHC and WMC have always enjoyed a good professional relationship and looks forward to working together. SFHHC has provided quality care close to home, including Level 2 trauma services, with only the most critically ill patients being transferred to WMC. That practice will not change. In a letter to the community, Israel and SFHHC President and CEO Art Nizza wrote, “Our commitment is to keep a full-service

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community hospital open, enhancing and strengthening all of the fine services that exist including such critical services as behavioral health programs, addiction recovery services, a special needs preschool, and Level Two Trauma Center, as well as well-known core medical services like joint replacement and physical rehabilitation, the latest robotic surgery procedures and a comprehensive cancer program. At the same time, we also plan to introduce additional advanced-care offerings locally to more patients in areas such as neurosciences, cardiovascular and critical care, including advanced technologies such as telemedicine. And more healthcare services mean more jobs for the community.”

“First and foremost, this partnership is a sign of our commitment to the mid-Hudson Valley and will allow us to ensure that everyone has access to the highest level of care, as close to home as possible,” Israel added. The first step is the implementation of a management services agreement between Saint Francis and Westchester Medical Center. When implemented, this agreement provides that Westchester Medical Center will work with Saint Francis Hospital to provide oversight and expertise to help stabilize and improve its finances and operations. During this time period, the Saint Francis Board and management team remain in charge of the organization. As of the transaction

closing on or around May 9th, Westchester Medical Center will purchase the assets of Saint Francis. Nizza and Israel closed their letter by saying, “We’re excited about our new partnership. We are also very thankful for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm we have received from the Saint Francis and Westchester Medical Center families and the community at large. We respect the trust you are putting in us and over the coming weeks and months, we promise to communicate openly with you about our plans and progress. We look forward to your continued encouragement as we work to strengthen the region’s healthcare for today and tomorrow.”

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Item “Mastery” for Better Fiscal Health Information is power, but it makes the greatest impact when analyzed and translated into action. Our increasingly technology-driven environment holds the potential for more data to be put at the disposal of providers, supply chain professionals, and administrators than ever before. Because supply chain expenditures can account for up to 33 percent of a hospital’s total budget, supply chain data can also hold the key to a healthier bottom line. To that end, a healthcare organization’s Item Master file, which frequently houses data for hundreds of thousands of items from a wide variety of hospital areas, stands as an essential tool—provided you can make the mounting data work for you. The sheer volume of healthcare data can be overwhelming. Each year, there are approximately 10 million changes made to med-surg products already on the market. Those changes come in addition to the thousands of product contract data changes that occur each month. Lack of product data input standardization and inadequate technology only further complicate the issue. Next, consider that an estimated 40 percent of providers’ Item Master data is incorrect. Those inaccuracies have a wide reach. Invalid or out-of-date supply information in the Item Master, such as description and pricing inaccuracies, can affect patient care not to mention financial health. Among other benefits, an up-to-date Item Master can have a positive impact on patient and staff safety by facilitating recall tracking, and can improve clinician job satisfaction because physicians receive the right supplies at the right time. Additionally, when hospitals and health systems have access to one accurate, organized Item Master with well-defined procedures, they get a clear view of their inventory and can evaluate their procurement decisions, identify savings opportunities and supply surpluses, curb rogue purchasing, and improve hospital administrative efficiency by—among other things—decreasing the time spent searching for items. Further, providers are armed with the information required for an accurate value analysis of their purchases, including their most expensive ones (such as physician preference items), which can significantly affect patient care and outcomes as well as the bottom line. To ensure that hospitals are working with accurate, organized, optimized data, Nexera offers a comprehensive, customizable plan that includes options for an Item Master file assessment and normalization, ongoing maintenance services, and system and data standardization recommendations. At Nexera, optimized data means working data that can be linked to and improve a wealth of hospital operations. And our offerings include long-term engagement options designed to meet data, operational, and overall institutional objectives. In a value-driven healthcare system, providers must take advantage of every opportunity to improve operational performance and reduce costs while improving patient care quality. That is exactly what good data can do. By keeping Item Master data in check using a clear data management strategy that contains data analysis coupled with continuous upgrades and support measures, hospitals can impact their organizations far beyond the supply chain and make substantial inroads into achieving their financial as well as patient care goals. Christopher J. O’Connor is Executive Vice President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and President of two GNYHA Ventures companies: GNYHA Services, Inc., an acute care group purchasing organization, and Nexera, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. O’Connor is Chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).


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March 30th marks National Doctors’ Day in the United States and the administration at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center could not wait to salute its skilled physicians, kicking off the celebration with a special breakfast on Monday, March 10, 2014. National Doctors’ Day is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve the country by caring for its’ citizens. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians—and the momentum continues today. “Our physicians are at the heart of health at St. Catherine of Siena—our award-winning programs would not receive the accolades that they do without their leadership—therefore, we salute them today and every day,” said St. Catherine’s Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Jason Golbin, DO. For more information about St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center or to receive a free physician directory, please call (631) 870-3444 or visit stcatherines.chsli.org.

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Gray Hairs over Healthcare Burden for Baby Boomers Nearing the end of a twelve hour shift, I was methodically cleaning my patient's foot wound. While wrapping the crisp white dressing up his dusky leg, the patient voiced his trouble paying for disease exacerbations caused by his diabetes. At sixty-four years old, his grey eyes matched his grey hair. He noticed that his hospital visits seemed to be happening more frequently. Unfortunately, he shares this anxiety with many others. Seventy-eight million baby boomers are aging and suffer from chronic diseases. Dubbed the “2030 Problem,” researchers have coined this name to describe the increased demands that caring for the aging baby boomers may create. Baby boomers constitute Americans born between 1946 and 1964. This group of people makes up approximately 28% of the U.S. population. With longer life expectancies, Medicaid and Medicare will not sufficiently cover long-term care expenses. Additionally, chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent. Will our healthcare system be prepared to care for the aging population? The Institute of Medicine along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established the Campaign for Action, which details recommendations to utilize nurses in confronting this challenge. This emphasizes enabling nurses to assume leadership positions and work to the full extent of their education. The recommendations can open doors for nurses to obtain advanced degrees. Nurses with Master's and Doctorate degrees can specifically help decrease the burden on healthcare by practicing in primary care. Nurses are imperative as teachers for patients and their families. With long term care moving into home settings, patients will be performing skills that were once done in acute settings. For instance, IVs, oxygen and wound therapy can be done at home with proper nursing education, guidance and follow-up. Technology should also be implemented to increase patient engagement and cuts costs by reducing chronic diseases. Telehealth can allow one nurse to monitor a greater number of patients. Furthermore, many elderly will be cared for by unpaid family members, putting strains on the family structure. Nurses can provide resources for respite services to ease this hardship. The “2030 Problem” needs to be addressed in 2014. New nurses should be trained to take the reins as experienced nurses begin retiring. With certifications and advanced practiced degrees, nurses can autonomously create proper treatment plans for elderly patients with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. With uncertainty looming in ability to take care of the people who we relied on for so long, let us be certain that nurses are competent to be leaders and educators in healthcare for baby boomers and their families.


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education & careers Mercy Medical Center celebrates Certified Nurses Day by honoring their Board Certified Nurses on staff Mercy Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care: PATRICIA AMOROSO, BECKY ANDERSON, SHAIBA ANIL, CHIKA ANUEYIAGU, DOREEN ARCHER, NANCY BALLAS, GEORGETTE BINGEN, JOJI BINU, ADRIANA BOND, MELISSA CALVO, COLLEEN CAMPO, INDIRA CHANDA, PATRICIA CONRY, MARIA SOCORRO CORONA, HELEN CROWLEY, ADELE CUNNINGHAM, LYNN EGAN, BARBARA FOLLANDER, SUSAN FORESTIERO, WILLIS GITTENS, EDWARD GONA, LISA GOOD, GRACE GRISAFI, LYNNE HANSEN, MARIAMMA JOSE, KATARZYNA KARCZMARSKA, PREMWATTE KUMAR, ELIZABETH LABARBERA, DEBBIANN LANGAN, HELEN LUSENSKAS, FLORDELIZA MANAY, MARGARET MANGLIRAWAN, KATHLEEN MCCAFFREY, KAREN MCKENNA, PATRICE MCKENNA, VIRGINIA MCQUADE, KATIA METODIEV, KELLY MULHOLLAND, AILEEN NATHAN, DERRICK PEART, LAURA PETRIGLIANO, DOLORES PISCITELLI, FRANCINE POLIMENI, PHYLLIS PROVOST, MARGARET QUINN, HEATHER RAFFERTY, MARYKUTTY RAJENDRANATH, ANNIE JOY ROCHE, EULENE RODIE, CATHERINE ROSNER, DIANE ROVETO, MICHELE L RYKER, ROSAMMA SAJI, PARVATHI SHANKAR, SARAJEAN SHEININ, PATRICIA SILNE-GEORGES, MARY-ELLEN SLOAN, MARTHA TAYLOR, LISA A TOMASSETTI, MIRIAM VELEZ, NICOLE WEBBER, MARION WEBER, CHRISTINE WILSON, KATARZYNA WYDRZYNSKA-GRUNER, MARLENA ZYSKOWSKA

Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive

education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse. Mercy encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-

surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for

Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both. Mercy is recognized with the Pathway to ExcellenceÂŽ designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. For more information, please call 516-62MERCY.

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Four members of the same family re-unite to thank the cardiac surgeon who saved their lives Members of the Bove family recently marked American Heart Month by coming to North Shore University Hospital and publicly thanking the cardiac surgeon who saved them and put them on track to lead healthier lives. This year marks the 50th anniversary of February being called “American Heart Month.” John Bove, 52, of Copiague, joined his sister, Frances Bove Agosta, 55, of Hauppauge; his aunt, Pauline Bove, 85, of Massapequa Park; and his mother, Angelina Bove, 80, also of Hauppauge, at a press event Wednesday to discuss the various cardiac diseases that brought them to the attention of Alan Hartman, MD, chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, North ShoreLIJ Health System. Dr. Hartman also performed heart surgery on another member of the family, Joe Bove of Oakdale, in 1987. He is thriving and enjoying life in Florida. During a press conference held at the hospital, Dr. Hartman explained that heart disease is usually attributable to two major factors—heredity and lifestyle. With slides illustrating the various conditions experienced by the Bove clan, Dr. Hartman stressed that education and awareness are essential to good heart health in an aging population.

“The Bove family is a great example of how heart disease should be approached and managed,” he said. “The purpose of heart surgery is to help our patients get back to their lives. Of course, patients will think often of their surgeries, but this is not a subject on which to dwell. The Boves have done a wonderful job of getting on with their lives.” As proof that heart disease often does run in families, each member of the panel discussed his or her condition. Both John Bove and his sister Frances had mitral valve replacement surgery to repair a prolapsed mitral valve—she in 2004 and he in 2013. Pauline, who reported shortness of breath whenever she went dancing, had quadruple bypass surgery in 1999. Finally, Angelina underwent TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) surgery in December of 2013. “As you can see from this family, there are many different types of heart disease. Certainly, we have to consider the role of genetics, but we also have to look at what we are doing to our bodies and consider the interplay of these two important factors,” Dr. Hartman said. “But I have to say, I’ve never had the privilege of operating on five members of the same family. This was a great privilege.”

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(Top row, l to r). John Bove, Dr.Alan Hartman (bottom row, left to right) Frances Bove Agosta; Pauline Bove; Angelina Bove. During a press conference held at North Shore University Hospital, four members of the Bove family re-united to thank Dr. Alan Hartman for performing their lifesaving cardiac surgeries.

Each member of the Bove clan spoke about their gratitude to Dr. Hartman and the surgical teams who gave them back their quality of life. “There were times when each

of us had to wonder if we were going to pull through,” Pauline Bove said. “And now, we’re all back to living our lives the way they were before. We’re just so happy to be here.”

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education & careers Association Executive named one of Long Island’s Emerging Leaders

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Wendy Darwell, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) Wendy Darwell was named one of Long Island’s next generation of promising young leaders by the Long Island Business News. She and 39 other highly-accomplished individuals from a variety of fields were awarded the “40 under 40” distinction for their leadership skills and commitment to their industries. Darwell was presented with her award at a Gala Reception held January 30, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY. NSHC is the regional association that represents the 24 hospitals on Long Island. Darwell is responsible for advocating the hospitals’ interests before lawmakers, providing value-added member services to the hospitals, and managing the daily operations of the Hospital Council. She also oversees a New York State Department of Healthsponsored program to assist uninsured consumers in enrolling in health insurance through the New York State of Health marketplace. Her knowledge about health reform, policy, and insurance are an asset to the Long Island region and its population, as health care undergoes a massive transformation in the way care is delivered and reimbursed.

“There is no question that Wendy Darwell is one of the region’s leading experts on all matters related to health and hospital policy,” said Kevin Dahill, president/CEO of the Hospital Council. “She is an asset to our organization and the broader community of Long Island.” Darwell is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC and will receive her master’s degree in business administration this spring from Hofstra University.

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Villar looks to Sun Homes Loans for ‘HELP’ and gets results To receive more information about the program and its benefits, Sun Home Loans has established a direct telephone number exclusively for members of the hospital community call 1-973-805-4156. When you call you will speak to a live program specialist who will discuss your needs and explain how the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program can H.E.L.P. Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans are subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, N.A. Equal Housing Lender. Other Products and services are not banking products, not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not a condition of credit or any banking product or service offerings. You may inquire about these additional services when you apply.

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Melissa Villar was referred to Sun Homes Loans by a realtor who spoke highly of the firm’s excellent customer service, expertise and mortgage rates. As Villar will tell you, Sun Home Loans certainly lived up to its reputation, and than some. After speaking with Sun Home Loans, Villar learned of the innovative Hospital Employee Loan Program (H.E.L.P.). Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, H.E.L.P. is offered to members of the hospital community and their families. The unique program provides discounted mortgage rates designed for hospital employees and pre-qualifications to shop for your next home. Villar, a clerical associate at Hackensack University Medical Center, used the H.E.L.P. program to purchase a beautiful condominium, proudly closing on Feb. 10. “It’s a big step. I’m very excited,” Villar said. “Sun Home Loans was excellent. They answered all of my questions quickly, they answered all of my phone calls. I’m definitely happy that I was referred to Sun Home Loans. They were always in touch with me throughout the process.” Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper teamed up to bring the emergency services community this unprecedented mortgage opportunity. The popular program offers benefits, including a complimentary evaluation of your particular financial situation, and credit repair if needed. You may take advantage of these other products and services, though they are offered separately from the H.E.L.P. Among other things, Villar was excited that the H.E.L.P. program offered a lower mortgage rate than other brokers. Villar’s purchase was a short sale, which could have been complicated, but the Sun Home Leans team made the transaction a seamless one. Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, and Hospital Newspaper are both proud to serve the hospital community, who dedicate their lives serving the rest of us. They are the core fabric of our society. H.E.L.P. clients enjoy unmatched customer service and attentiveness throughout the process – from their initial inquiry – to closing. However, after closing, the staff is there to address other financial needs. “We have worked extremely hard to put together a group of impressive incentives for the hospital community,” said Steve Testa, Vice President Regional Sales Manager of Sun Home Loans. “We remain confident that those who are currently in the market for a mortgage will discover that the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program exceeds what they are able to find elsewhere in the marketplace. We have received a lot of positive feedback and its always a pleasure working with a hard-working woman such as Melissa Villar. We were glad to help her.”

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PROGRAM INFORMATION We understand that the current economic environment has created challenges to home ownership. Working with our own resources and Federal government programs we will create a solution that opens the path to home ownership. The Hospital Employee Loan Program delivers these advantages: » A competitive mortgage rate, available specifically for hospital employees » Discounted fees » Personal service from program specialists » Our pledge to have you in your home by the contract date

COMMUNITY FOCUS Sun National Bank, a full-service provider of banking products and services, is dedicated to playing an active part in the communities we serve. We support a variety of organizations, events and programs whose goals are to make our neighborhoods a better place to live and work and improve the lives of those living around us. Hospital News is the leading provider of local news and information for doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.

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education & careers South Nassau Communities Hospital receives IAC Vascular Testing Accreditation

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Jeffrey S. Stein, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon, is medical director of South Nassau’s peripheral vascular lab.

South Nassau Communities Hospital has received a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. To earn the accreditation, a panel of experts conducted a comprehensive onsite review of the operational and technical components of South Nassau’s peripheral vascular lab. The accreditation is for the areas of peripheral arterial testing, peripheral venous testing, and extracranial cerebrovascular testing. “IAC accreditation is a ‘seal of approval’ that patients can rely on as an indication that we have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular testing,” said Jeffrey S. Stein, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon and medical director of South Nassau’s peripheral vascular lab. “IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, technologists and sonographers.” According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was an estimated $503.2 billion. Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures.

While vascular testing is a helpful technique, the skill and experience of the technologist performing the test, the acumen of the physicians that interpret the results of the tests and the quality of the technology used to perform the tests are essential to an accurate diagnosis. Under the supervision Dr. Stein, South Nassau’s vascular lab offers comprehensive peripheral vascular therapies and diagnostics. The variety of tests offered evaluate for blood flow and help form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. The best peripheral vascular programs are sensitive to the multiple cardiovascular needs of patients and draw upon the expertise of multiple specialties to bring patients the highest-quality, innovative care possible. Dr. Stein and his team work collaboratively with his colleagues from the departments of radiology and cardiology to provide patients with expert diagnosis and treatment of a variety of peripheral vascular disorders. Peripheral Vascular Services Include: Carotid artery ultrasound Renal artery ultrasound Peripheral ultrasound Pulse volume recordings ABI Ankle-Brachial Indices for upper/lower extremities Venous reflux testing Vein mapping Arterial mapping Upper and lower extremity graft surveillance Velocity waveform studies (spectral analysis). For more information, www.southnassau.org.

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Boomers &Beyond

St. Catherine’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center resident Council Vice President turns 100! St. Catherine of Siena’s Resident Council Vice President Sophie Hogan, was pleasantly surprised by fellow residents at the Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center with a celebration in honor of her monumental 100th birthday on Thursday, March 13th. Her actual birthday is Saturday, March 15th and she will celebrate again with her family and loved ones with another party at the nursing home on that day. At the birthday celebration, sponsored by the Therapeutic Recreation Department at St. Catherine of Siena, Sophie wore a tiara and pin boasting her proud age, and no detail was spared, even incorporating her favorite color on the cake, which is purple. “It was a lovely surprise and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing,” said Sophie. A special tribute was made to Sophie, including a slide show of pictures celebrating her life from childhood, accomplishments and

highlighting her contributions to the nursing home as resident council vice president. Sophie is still an active member of the community at St. Catherine of Siena and she participates regularly in resident fundraisers, making bracelets to sell for different charities. “We love having Sophie as a resident here—she adds to the sense of family and community,” said St. Catherine’s Director of the Therapeutic Recreation Department Mary Sue Schulz, CTRS. “We are thrilled to celebrate this very important birthday with her and look forward to many more.” Sophie enjoys reading current novels, knitting and attending numerous programs. She especially enjoyed visiting the Resorts Casino in the summer of 2013 and is looking forward to going back again this year. For more information about St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center, please call (631) 870-3444.

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY ARCHITECTURE

CONTRACT/PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Bernstein & Associates, Architects Founded in 1990, Bernstein & Associates, Architects, specializes in the design and construction of hospital and healthcare facilities. Our focus: high-quality design, excellent service, and client satisfaction. We have worked for over 100 hospitals and another 200 private healthcare facilities, across the United States. Our project types have included all hospital and healthcare service groups, including: Adult Day Care, Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Cath, Cardiology, CCU/ICU, Clinics, Coronary Care, Dental, Dermatology, Dialysis Clinics, Doctors Offices, Drug Treatment Facilities, Elder Care, Employee and Student Health Support Services, Emergency Departments, Emergency Preparedness, Endoscopy, ENT, Expert Witness, Group Practices, Hospices, Hospitals, Infectious Disease, Information Systems, Intensive Care, JCAHO Survey, Joint Commission Survey, Laboratories, Master Plans, Medical Offices, Medical Equipment, Medical Libraries, Medical Records, Neurology, Nursing Homes, Ophthalmology/Eye Center, OB/Gyn, Orthopedic, Pain Care Facilities, Pathology, Patient Safety Consulting Services, Pediatric, Pharmacy, Physical Fitness and Sports, PT/OT, Primary Care Programs, Psychiatric, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Citizen Facilities, Sleep Centers, Social Services, Statement of Conditions, Surgical Suites and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and USP 797 Consulting Services. The firm's projects have won design awards from Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and have been published in Advance, Health Facilities Management, Medical Technology Today, Bio/Technology, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, Sound and Communication, Contract Design and Hospital Newspaper. Architectural Services include: programming, planning, design, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm also offers sustainable or “green” healthcare design. The firm has a number of LEED-accredited professionals, has successfully completed numerous green healthcare projects, and has published articles on “Greening the Healthcare Environment”. Project Management (or Owner’s Representative Services) is offered as a stand-alone service through our affiliated project management company, Empire Projects, Inc. (www.empireprojects.com). Bernstein & Associates, Architects - PLLC 51201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001 Contact: William N. Bernstein, AIA Managing Principal Tel: 212.463.8200 • Fax: 212.463.9898 wb@bernarch.com NEW YORK - HARTFORD - PRINCETON

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Students in the M.B.A. program follow the standard 48-credit curriculum, normally completed by part-time students over a 24-month period, with a focus on leadership in healthcare organizations. The Healthcare Sector Management Program will be offered at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, located on the grounds of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. Courses are offered on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. “The healthcare management field is one of the few sectors of our economy we know will continue to grow significantly over the next five years,” according to Dr. Lynn Gunnar Johnson, director of the M.B.A. Healthcare Sector Management program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Department at 914-831-2700 or Westchester@liu.edu. Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577

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Burke Rehabilitation Center to host renowned motivational speaker for a free talk on Thriving Through Trauma and Beyond Gary Karp

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Burke Rehabilitation Center will be hosting Gary Karp, an internationally recognized public speaker, author and trainer, on April 9 for a special talk focusing on thriving through and beyond trauma. Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, which also supports various Burke spinal cord injury programs, Karp will share his experience living with spinal cord injury, returning to the community, and living an active and independent life. “Gary Karp brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that only someone who has endured a life changing injury could share,” says Sandra Alexandrou, PT, MBA, senior administrator of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “We are thrilled to be hosting him again. The presentation will provide Burke patients and the community the opportunity to hear his inspirational story and meaningful insights.” On July 4, 1973, Karp was injured in a fall from a tree at the age of 18. He broke two vertebrae at T12 and L1, injuring his spinal cord. He has not walked since but has authored three books: Life On Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living with Mobility Issues, Disability & The Art of Kissing: Questions and Answers on the True Nature of Intimacy and From There To Here: Stories of Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury, a book of essays by people with spinal cord injuries coedited with Stanley Klein Ph.D. In November 2007, he was inducted into the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame as a Disability Educator. His talk, “Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma,” will focus on the range of coping styles which people might draw from in the early stages; the process and path to being as active and independent as possible; making the most of rehab; and various common adjustment epiphanies. “Exactly because there is loss by definition, it only makes sense to embrace what can be gained,” Karp says. “It is in our

nature to crave intimacy, and that is not precluded by disability. We live in a transformed world in which disability does not preclude the ability to live a full and meaningful life.” This event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on April 9 in the Rosedale Conference Room of Burke Rehabilitation Center’s Billings Building at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to reserve your space, please call (914) 597-2848. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilita-

tion medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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HOSPITALS Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Its mission is to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Press Ganey has consistently ranked Calvary among the top one percent in patient satisfaction among 7,000 hospitals in the country Each year, Calvary cares for more than 6,000 patients and their families. The continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, home hospice, nursing home hospice, home care, and the care of complex wounds. Calvary cares for inpatients at its 200-bed hospital in the Bronx and at its 25-bed Brooklyn satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary@Home offers home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice for patients suffering from advanced cancer and other chronic and acute terminal illnesses. • Home care is available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and lower Westchester. • Hospice services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties. • also offers hospice services in more than 35 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. In 2004, Calvary opened the Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care at its Bronx facility. Since then, a team of experienced physicians, surgeons, and certified wound care nurses has helped more than 800 patients to date with complex chronic wounds caused by complications of diabetes, cancer, venous and arterial disease, and other illnesses. For more information, visit www.calvaryhospital.org or call the following numbers: Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, and Wound Care (718) 518-2577.

Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the premier non-profit geriatric and rehabilitation institutions in the country. The Home serves more than 9,000 older adults daily through traditional long term care, subacute care, rehabilitation services, community services and senior housing programs. These services are offered on the Home's three campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, as well as through our Lifecare Services Division, which provides programs throughout the metropolitan area. Many levels of care are provided by the Home's health system so that as needs change, individuals can transfer from one level of care to another. Skilled nursing and medical care are provided 24 hours a day by on-site clinical staff as well as a complement of physicians representing a full range of medical specialties. The Home also educates and trains physicians and medical professionals in geriatrics. In an unprecedented teaching program with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, over 2400 fourth year Mt. Sinai Medical School students have participated in a mandatory rotation program at the Home. A strong component of the Home's activities include conducting research to improve the quality of life of older adults. Jewish Home Lifecare is the home of the Lester Eisner, Jr. Center for Geriatric Education, the Saul Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Unit (Bronx), the Greenberg Center on Ethics in Geriatrics and Long Term Care and the Center on Pharmacology for the Elderly (COPE). The Home has added a new service titled, CONNECTIONS, an information and referral service for the professional and lay communities, connecting people to programs. Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan - Bronx - Sarah Neuman Center 120 West 106th Street, New York, New York, 10025 Call Connections Information and Referral at 212- 870-5919 or 800-544-0304

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB? Learn What You Must Do To Protect Your Workers' Compensation And Disability Rights! Do Not Make These Mistakes That Can Cost You Benefits 1. You must report the accident or injury as soon as possible, even if you might not lose time from work or need immediate medical care. 2. Report all injuries to all body parts, no matter how minor they may seem. If you do not report it and the injury gets worse over time, the job may deny benefits. 3. Remember, you are entitled to treatment and benefits even if you have previously injured the same body part in a prior accident. Do not let the job tell you different. 4. Your doctor controls the treatment, not risk management. If you need an MRI and the job will not approve it, the experienced attorneys at BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN can fight to get it approved at no cost to you. 5. When you are released from treatment, you may be entitled to money for your injury and disability. You may also collect for repetitive stress, cumulative trauma, cancer, hearing loss & hepatitis. 6. Contact Attorneys Ricky Bagolie or Alan Friedman now for a confidential and free consultation and to discuss your workers' compensation and disability rights. There is no fee if there is no recovery.

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Getting better…. just got better. We are proud to announce that our stunning new nursing center has opened and has private and semi-private rooms with magnificent views of Long Island Sound. United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. Our dedicated short-term rehabilitation suite is staffed by Burke Rehabilitation professionals. The exemplary clinical team of professionals will design a personalized treatment plan for care in our nurturing environment. Features include country kitchens, recreation rooms on each floor, a courtyard garden for recreational use, private dining and family rooms and wireless internet access. United Hebrew Family of Services: • Nursing Home Care • Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew • Willow Towers Assisted Living Residence • Soundview Apartments for Independent Seniors • Long Term Home Health Care Program • Azor Home Health Agency For more information or to schedule a tour please call Admissions at 914-632-2804 x1148 or email Karen Nodiff at knodiff@uhgc.org. United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804 www.uhgc.org

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