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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital offering free support group for community members suffering from pulmonary disease Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has announced an expanded Pulmonary Support Group for community residents who have a chronic lung disease such as Pulmonary Fibrosis or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, commonly referred to as COPD. COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking. Excess mucus is often the first sign of COPD. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are common forms of COPD. Patients with chronic lung conditions often share many of the same concerns such as “Why is it so hard to breathe?” and “Are there any exercises that can help me with my breathing?” Although there is no cure, various treatments can make the illness more manageable and the patient more comfortable. The goal of the support group is to provide individuals living with chronic lung conditions with tangible tools to assist with the coping with the disease as well as a forum to speak about their experiences and share with others who have similar diagnoses. According to Pam Jones, PT. Program Director for the in-patient Pulmonary program “Individuals living with chronic lung conditions often times have questions and sources of anxiety that may be alleviated by a support group environment. This resource will provide our community with an opportunity to stay educated regarding their disease management while networking with others who share their experiences.”

support group also pertains to other areas of interest to those with pulmonary disease and their caregivers. Topics such as how can exercise and nutrition affect ones ability to breathe will also be discussed. The Pulmonary Support Group is free and open to anyone in the community. New members are welcome to attend. For more information about the group, please contact Pam Jones, PT at (914) 597-2843 or via email at

The Pulmonary Support Group meets from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm the first Wednesday of every month in room B-204 in the Billings Building at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s main campus at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, New York. Information provided at the

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About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 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 rehabilitation 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


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About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit, or

Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP, President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, to Keynote 12th Annual Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine Conference Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 8-11 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. Dr. Rosenau is nationally recognized as a leader in emergency medicine. He is senior vice chair of emergency medicine and an emergency physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Rosenau also is associate professor of medicine at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In addition, he previously served as president of Pennsylvania ACEP and is a past recipient of U.S. Public Health Service National Health Service Corps Achievement and Commendation awards. Dr. Rosenau completed his residency in emergency medicine at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Rosenau is the founding program director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network emergency medicine residency program. His keynote address is titled, “Emergency Medicine – Who, What and Where in the Coming Decade.” Featuring nationally known emergency and acute care medicine lecturers, the conference offers a variety of courses on critical emergency medicine topics. Separate educational tracks for hospitalists, healthcare executives, advanced practitioners and physicians are available. Emergency Physician and Advanced Practitioner Track This track will cover a variety of topics, including stroke, end-of-life care, battlefield trauma, toxicology, autism-friendly EDs, pain management, provider coaching, sepsis, sedation, skin and soft tissue infections, pediatric abdominal emergencies, fatal infections, acute heart failure and deep vein thrombosis. Hands-on skills labs for slit lamp procedures, vascular access and ultrasound; and advanced difficult airways will be presented, as well as a 2014 Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) review course. All emergency medicine residents and fellows are provided complimentary admission as part of Emergency Medical Associates’ commitment to education in the field of emergency medicine.

Inpatient Medical Associates’ Maja Djordjevic, MD, Elected President of Nyack Hospital’s Medical Staff


Maja Djordjevic, MD, has been elected president-elect of Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital’s medical staff. In this role, Dr. Djordjevic will help represent all of the physicians on staff at the hospital by working and collaborating with hospital administrators, nurses and board members to shape policies and procedures and advocate for her fellow physicians. A member of the Inpatient Medical Associates hospital medicine practice, Dr. Djordjevic is medical director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Nyack

Emergency Medical Associates’ Sachin Shah, MD, Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Nyack Hospital’s Medical Staff

Hospitalist Track The hospitalist track is complimentary to Society of Hospitalist Medicine members in good standing. Topics include SBIRT substance abuse screening techniques, the evolution of hospital medicine, living wills and end-of-life care, and ventilator best practices. ACHE Hospital Executive Track The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) track, co-sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHENJ) and Emergency Medical Associates, will provide participants with six (6) complimentary face-to-face category I credits. Topics include emergency department service standards, designing a higher-quality healthcare delivery model, the push from inpatient to outpatient care, and population health management from employers’ perspectives. Lecturers include Thomas Graf, MD, chief medical officer, population health and longitudinal care service lines, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; Clint Matthews, president and chief executive officer, Reading (Pa.) Health System; Laurel Pickering, MPH, president and chief executive officer, Northeast Business Group on Health, New York City. The deadline for online registration is Sept. 5, 2014. Visit for more information or to register. Onsite registration is available each day of the conference. Follow BestEMConf on Twitter for up-to-theminute conference information.

Hospital, and serves as the hospital’s director of the Department of Pediatrics. She is a member of multiple committees at Nyack Hospital, including the Medical Executive Committee and Performance Improvement Committee, and is a member of the Children’s Clinical Council of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Dr. Djordjevic’s two-year term as president of the medical staff will begin July 1, 2016. Dr. Djordjevic received her medical degree from the University of Belgrade Medical School in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and served as chief resident for the Department of Pediatrics with St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to her roles at the hospital, Dr. Djordjevic is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. Inpatient Medical Associates is a division of Emergency Medical Associates, Parsippany, N.J.


Sachin Shah, MD, MBA, FAAEM, has been elected secretary/treasurer of Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital’s medical staff. In this role, Dr. Shah will help represent all of the physicians on staff at the hospital by working and collaborating with hospital administrators, nurses and board members to shape policies and procedures and advocate for his fellow physicians. Dr. Shah, a partner of Emergency Medical Associates in Parsippany, N.J., is the

emergency department director at Nyack Hospital and a member of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee. He joined Emergency Medical Associates in 2005 and serves on the company’s Audit Committee. Dr. Shah also serves as an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is an expert reviewer for the Office of Professional Medical Conduct for the State of New York. Dr. Shah graduated summa cum laude from Villanova (Pa.) University with a bachelor's degree. He obtained his medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and was awarded the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Medical Student Excellence Award. In addition, he completed his master’s degree in business administration at Temple University's Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, with honors.

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Returning to school, sports means everyone should make concussion awareness a part of their Playbook For millions of children in North America, the return to school also means a return to organized competitive sports. Whether they are playing football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading or even practicing for sports in other seasons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) continues to stress the importance of concussion awareness and prevention as school age children head back to their respective fields of play. It is important that children, parents, coaches and administrators all take the proper precautions and are aware of the potentially devastating effects that head and spinal cord injuries can have when participating in these sports. That’s why the AANS continues to remind all those involved in youth sports to “make concussion awareness a part of your playbook this August, which is Neurosurgery Outreach Month.


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Emergency Medical Associates now provides Emergency Department Management Services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center to provide emergency department management services. A member of Barnabas Health system, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 673-bed regional teaching hospital. It has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for specialty care in cardiology and heart surgery for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. It is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey that performs heart transplants and is the only hospital in New Jersey certified to perform lung transplants. With the addition of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBMIC), Emergency Medical Associates now provides emergency department staffing and managing services to the entire Barnabas Health system. NBIMC, as part of its Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, has a Pediatric Emergency Department and one of the state’s few Geriatric Emergency Departments – the Donald M. Payne, Sr. Geriatric Emergency Department – which also will be staffed by EMA. “Emergency Medical Associates has been partnering with the Barnabas Health system since 1978 and we are pleased to see that relationship continue to flourish,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of EMA. “The energy and diversity of the communities that Newark Beth Israel serves, coupled with its emergency medicine residency and fellowship training programs, provides a unique practice location and a culture of learning and growth for our providers. It’s an exciting time in the medical center’s history, and we are proud to be a part of it.” “As an emergency room physician, I know first-hand the critical care it takes and experience needed to provide the best in emergency care,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, president and chief executive officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and executive vice president of Barnabas Health. “We look forward to partnering with Emergency Medical Associates to provide the very best in emergency care.” The Lester M. Bornstein Department of Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and nurses treating

approximately 90,000 patients annually. It is fully equipped to handle all medical, surgical and psychiatric emergencies. The emergency department also offers state-of-the-art pediatric emergency services with a separate waiting area and board-certified pediatric emergency specialists; an onsite Crisis Center to handle all psychiatric emergencies; a referral center for victims of rape and sexual assault; a FastTrak area for the treatment of minor emergencies; and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art resuscitation room to treat acute traumatic and cardiac emergencies. The department operates an emergency medicine residency program which is dually accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in addition to two ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in EMS and pediatric emergency medicine. Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department May 1, 2014. Eric J. Wasserman, MD, FACEP, serves as the Emergency Department Medical Director. Dr. Wasserman is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Mount Sinai, where he was chief resident. Dr. Wasserman was the residency site director at Mount Sinai School of Medicine before becoming associate director of emergency medicine at Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center. In July 2008, Dr. Wasserman joined Emergency Medical Associates as director of medical education before accepting the position of vice chairman and medical director of the emergency department at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in February 2010. About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physicianowned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, please visit, or

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Ask An Expert By Mary Olivera, Director, Nexera Management Services

Cleaning Up Sterile Processing Systems In the U.S., patients expect hospitals to maintain clean, sterile instruments and environments. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 25 patients will contract a preventable healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during their hospital stay. Sterile processing directly impacts patient safety as well as physician satisfaction and thus greatly affects facility-wide costs. The good news is that many of these infections can be prevented with a dependable sterile processing program, one that includes strict compliance with evidence-based practices and the manufacturer’s most current guidelines, backed by C-suite advocacy for reducing HAIs. Even hospitals that have the best sterile processing practices face challenges, such as high surgery volume, undertrained staff, and insufficient inventory/sterile processing capacity to meet present volume. Collaboration strategies and good communication between sterile processing and clinical teams remain fundamental to a successful program. All departments should be engaged and expected to comply with the standardized workflow processes. The likelihood of reliable compliance with set infection prevention procedures increases when processes are clear, practical, and adequately supervised, with necessary supplies—such as uncompromised instrument trays and equipment—readily available. Nexera understands the importance of comprehensive sterile processing programs. We have created a complete business solution for sterile processing that can be tailored to the specific needs of healthcare facilities. We incorporate best practice and process enhancement methodologies to cut costs, reduce turnaround times, and strengthen relationships across all service levels. And with more than 20 years of experience as well as certification in their respective fields, every Nexera clinical consultant is equipped to work with your organization to build a sustainable, cohesive program. Nexera's sterile processing program can provide a comprehensive review or an à la carte option that focuses on select areas. Our offerings include organizational efficiencies and process analysis workflow assessment, policy and procedure preparation, staff development, case carts/materials assessment, and technology assessment. These services are informed by the latest infection control regulatory standards. To that end, because all individuals working in sterile processing must achieve certification by January 1, 2015, Nexera also offers a preparatory course specifically designed for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) National Board Exam. Patient safety and infection prevention have always been priorities for healthcare providers. However, because of today’s disease reporting requirements, high-profile outbreaks, increased transparency, and liability for contributing to infection rates, the importance of ensuring best practices in sterile processing is more vital than ever. Addressing wasteful, inefficient, unsafe workflow and sterilization processes can result in meaningful returns—both inside and outside of the operating suite. Mary Olivera is Director, Sterile Processing, Nexera Management Services. She has over 20 years of experience in a multitude of roles in sterile processing, distribution, and materials management, in addition to playing a major role in pursuing higher state educational requirements for sterile processing professionals in New York.

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Combining world-class care and cutting-edge research at Burke Rehabilitation Center Brad Berman, a father of two and a three-time marathon runner, was just 37 when he suffered a stroke that left him in a coma for a month. Once out of the coma, Brad was tasked with the difficult process of re-learning how to walk, talk, eat and more. He spent four months in various hospitals—including time as an inpatient at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, where he received intensive rehabilitation. Once discharged, Brad went on to receive outpatient therapy through the cutting-edge robotics program at Burke Medical Research Institute’s Restorative Neurology Clinic. In the program, Brad utilizes custom-made robotic devices to help improve his mobility and gait. Today, thanks to his commitment and perseverance, Brad, who is now home with his family, has made significant strides in his recovery.

While Brad’s story is certainly unique, the continuum of care he has received at Burke is integral to helping all patients achieve the fullest recovery possible—and what sets Burke apart as one of the pioneers in the field of rehabilitation. Since opening its doors 99 years ago, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, a 150-bed acute care facility in suburban White Plains, New York, has provided care for a broad range of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and pulmonary issues caused by disease or injury, including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, joint replacement and amputation. Patients participate in intense physical, occupational and speech therapy for a minimum of three hours, 6 days a week and Burke’s doctors, nurses and therapists provide specialized treatment in interdisciplinary teams. Opened in 1915, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a 150-bed acute rehabilitation hospital located on a 61-acre campus in White Plains, New York.

Brad Berman (right) who experienced a stroke, works with Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T. in the robotics program at Burke Medical Research Institute’s Restorative Neurology Clinic.

Burke’s clinicians and therapists utilize the latest technology and research-backed treatments thanks in part to the rigorous work done by the faculty of the Burke Medical Research Institute. Burke is one of the only rehabilitation centers in the country to have an affiliated research center on its campus, which has programs in basic, translational and clinical research. There, patients are given the opportunity to participate in NIH-funded studies. Some of the current clinical trials being conducted at Burke include combined brain stimulation and hand robotic training in spinal cord and brain injury. This synergy between the research facility and rehab hospital allows for better patient outcomes. Better patient outcomes are also possible thanks to Burke’s extensive outpatient programs. Patients are able to complete outpatient therapy at Burke’s main campus in White Plains or at any of our 5 satellite clinics throughout Westchester and the Bronx. These locations offer patients access to Burke’s worldclass therapists in a setting close to their home. A patient’s relationship with Burke does not end at discharge. In addition to the outpatient clinics and research opportunities,

Burke offers 10 support groups that meet regularly, including support groups for spinal cord injury, young onset Parkinson’s disease, and aphasia. In addition, patients and former patients—as well as the community—can utilize Burke’s on campus fitness facility, which offers not only traditional gym equipment such as treadmills and stationary bikes, but numerous adaptive sports and fitness programs such as adaptive yoga and thai chi classes, as well. Staff certified trainers are able

to meet the needs of specific patient populations. The mission of Burke Rehabilitation Center is to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or traumatic injury. The combination of Burke’s outstanding inpatient program, research facility, and community programs provides a continuum of care and equips patients with the tools that are necessary to achieve everyone’s ultimate goal: to be as healthy as possible.

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Burke’s dedicated therapists help patients who have experienced brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, other neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary issues, achieve the fullest recovery possible.

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Pioneering Never Gets Old 1915 When you pioneer an industry, you don’t just set the bar for excellence and innovation, you keep raising it. Since

During World War I, we treated over 2,000 injured sailors

opening our doors in April 1915, Burke has been pioneering medical rehabilitation.

In 1924, we helped found the American Heart Association

Burke is one of the only institutions in the U.S. that is both a rehabilitation hospital and research center. We continue to

During World War II, we transformed medical rehabilitation to meet the needs of injured soldiers

be at the forefront in the development and implementation of rehabilitation medicine.

In 1978, we created the Burke Medical Research Institute


BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL We help patients recover from a broad range of complex medical conditions.

Our physicians and researchers work in concert to ensure that all our patients have access to the latest technology. This relationship helps patients make the fullest possible recovery.



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Trauma Treatment Motor vehicle accidents, penetrating wounds, gunshot blasts and burns are all potentially fatal catastrophes that can be classified as “trauma.” Though we wish we could prevent these injuries, when accidents do occur, communities need the resources to assess and treat patients without a moment's notice. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma designates levels of care from I to IV on the spectrum of health care availability. Level I trauma centers remain the highest standard of care. Every Emergency Department is equipped with basic emergency services. However, not every facility has the resources to staff surgeons and specialists around the clock. Level I trauma centers are teaching hospitals that train future physicians. This academic approach to medicine allows the facility to treat high volumes of patients and stay on the cutting edge of new research. According to the Centers for Disease Control, research has shown that there is a twenty-five percent decrease in fatalities for severely injured patients who receive care at Level I trauma centers as opposed to other facilities. Of the almost 5,000 United States hospitals, only 112 are verified by the American College of Surgeons as Level I. Staying safe requires the knowledge of where to find access to the nearest trauma center. The maps available on will highlight where to go when time is of the essence. Driving times and more dangerous cities are factored into the location of trauma centers in order to be proactive about getting people to the right centers during the “golden hour” that saves lives. Since “every 4 seconds someone is traumatically injured and every 6 minutes someone will die from a trauma injury” it is obvious that health care resources need to focus efforts on limiting the time it takes to get these people to hospitals. Unfortunately, some law makers and community members feel that the cost of maintaining trauma centers is an unnecessary burden. However, the amount of lives saved and productive years of life following an accident surpass the monetary amount required to operate a trauma center versus a non-trauma center. Cost-benefit analysis depicts the value that trauma centers have in maintaining high quality of life after a near-fatal accident. It is in our best interest to lobby for these facilities to continue operating to the highest standard. Knowing the difference between levels of care from I to IV is important when the choosing which hospital to go to – and it may even be a life or death decision. Though we cannot predict when or where devastating accidents will occur, we can all be proactive to ensure that community members receive quality care at a moment's notice.

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education & careers Orange Regional Medical Center earns Teaching Hospital Designation New Family Medicine Residency Program Introduced Orange Regional Medical Center has received approval from the American Osteopathic Association to conduct a new Family Medicine Residency Program. As a teaching hospital, Orange Regional will educate medical students and train resident physicians. Family Medicine Residents will begin their training July 2014. Orange Regional’s Vice Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine John Dermigny, D.O. was named Program Director, while Orange Regional’s Vice President of Medical Affairs Jim Oxley, DO has assumed the role of Director of Medical Education and Chief Medical Officer. Ronald Israelski, MD will serve as the Director of Academic Affairs. Currently, Orange Regional hosts 10 medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) for their clinical rotations. Starting July 2014, the program will sponsor 27 medical students with the number of students increasing to more than 40 in subsequent years. Clinical clerkships provide third and fourth year medical students the opportunity to rotate through the hospital and experience the practice of medical specialties, treating patients under the supervision of a physician, completing physical exams on patients, taking progress notes, soliciting patient histories and assisting in surgeries and with procedures. “We are extremely excited to partner with TouroCOM in offering undergraduate medical students clerkship opportunities in our stateof-the-art facility. Our residency program will train young physicians from across the country interested in Family Medicine,� states Orange Regional’s President & CEO Scott Batulis. “We have an experienced and highly trained physician staff that can provide a tremendous amount of knowledge to medical students at different levels of their studies.� The three-year residency program will provide each resident with training in areas of osteopathic family medical practice and manipulative treatment, or hands-on care, and will prepare them for certification in osteopathic family practice. “Our residency program offers medical students a great opportunity to develop the clinical skills

and tools needed to practice in the real world of medicine,� says Program Director Dr. John Dermigny. “The overall goal is to develop the knowledge, compassionate behavior and caring attitudes that are worthy of a family practice physician.� Residents in the Family Medicine Program will train under the guidance of dedicated physicians who are leaders in their field of practice in

areas such as Inpatient Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Surgery, Geriatrics, Diagnostic Imaging and Behavioral Medicine. Orange Regional anticipates expanding its residency programs to include Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. “Orange Regional’s designation as a teaching hospital is a major milestone for medical education in

the Hudson Valley,� said Dr. Alan Kadish, President & CEO of Touro College and University System. “Our medical students who now rotate from our Manhattan campus will benefit from the clinical training opportunities provided by the hospital’s world-class medical professionals and state-of-the-art facilities. In the end, the local community will be the ultimate beneficiary, as this initiative

will boost the quality of healthcare delivery throughout the Hudson Valley region.� For more information about the Family Medicine Residency Program call Administrative Director of Medical Education, Jenny VosganianClancy, at 845-333-1138. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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education & careers 44 Years in the Making—Marianne Rodriguez is St. Catherine’s 2014 Nurse of Excellence Each year, St. Catherine of Siena selects a nurse of excellence— someone who demonstrates leadership and expertise in the field of nursing—this year the title went to Administrative Nursing Supervisor Marianne Rodriguez, RN, BSN. Mount Sinai resident Mrs. Rodriguez has been an outstanding and exemplary nurse for more than 44 years, and 23 of those years have been at the medical center. She has held the roles of staff nurse, emergency department nurse manager and presently, administrative nursing supervisor. In her current role she is responsible for hospital-wide operations, while ensuring every patient receives quality care, on the very active night shift, which is no easy task. Mrs. Rodriguez graduated from nursing school in 1970 and upon first entering the field; she was not sure what her niche would be until she accepted a staff nurse position in the very busy and unpredictable emergency department at a 1,000-bed hospital in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Most would have been terrified to enter the world of nursing on such a massive scale, but for Mrs. Rodriguez she confirms that “I think at age 20, after my first shift, I was completely in love with emergency medicine.” She continued, “It afforded me exposure to all age groups, all areas of medicine and surgery, and a timeless camaraderie with my fellow staff.” She certainly succeeded in the role and after just two years she was promoted to assistant head nurse, followed by another promotion to head nurse, two years later. In 1976, she was offered a supervisory position with the stipulation that she would return to school in pursuit of her bachelor’s degree. She accepted the promotion with the motivation and support of her husband, she fulfilled her charge and earned her Bachelor’s degree in community health. She has been said to have an enthusiastic and contagious passion for nursing and her commitment is shown in every measure taken to ensure the patient is best cared for. In 1991, after commuting to Brooklyn from Suffolk County for 9 years, Mrs. Rodriguez made the apprehensive decision to take a position at a small community hospital


Pictured (L-R) Executive Vice President and CAO Paul J. Rowland, Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Nursing Officer Gara Edelstein, 2014 Nurse of Excellence Marianne Rodriguez, and Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer Jason Golbin, DO.

to be closer to her family, especially to be more available to her two young daughters. “I was very anxious coming from a 1,000-bed hospital,” said Mrs. Rodriguez, but she was also determined to make it work and clearly after 23 years at the medical center, she certainly has. St. Catherine’s Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Nursing Officer Gara Edelstein presented Mrs. Rodriguez with her award and stated, “I cannot express how comforting it is to know that during the hours that I am not here, that I have someone like Marianne—a take charge leader supervising the medical center.” She continued, “I know that when I get a call from her at home, she has everything under control.” She is admired for her leadership abilities throughout the facility. When Mrs. Rodriguez is not holding down the fort at St. Catherine of Siena on the night shift, she keeps busy with the Girl Scouts of America as a co-leader, a position she has held for more than 12 years. She is a member of the Parent Teacher Association, and volunteers for fundraising events and other activities. She is also an active member at her church, where she volunteers for the youth ministry.

The Mount Sinai resident enjoys bowling, has a passion for travel, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. “I am so proud to come to work every day, and so proud to call you all colleagues and friends,” said Mrs. Rodriguez, after receiving her well deserved award of recognition and excellence. “I am most satisfied at the end of my shift when all of my patients are comfortable and staff is confident that they have the support of nursing leadership and when I can report to my relief supervisor that I have no problems to pass on.” It takes significant ability and skill to lead the many departments within the hospital and Mrs. Rodriguez does her job with pristine execution and success—she is more than worthy of the title— 2014 Nurse of Excellence for St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. For more information about St. Catherine of Siena, please call (631) 870-3444 or please visit

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Supplying orthotic appliances to in-patients: Introduction When a physician orders brace for an in- patient, what steps are hospitals taking to ensure public safety? Hospitals tend to contact an outside vendor to fill the order for the brace. As you have probably have read elsewhere, orthotic appliance vendors are under tight scrutiny secondary to fraud and abuse. In the state of New Jersey, a person must be licensed as an Orthotist to fit a patient with an orthopedic device. Unfortunately, there are several vendors that are owned by an Orthotist but send a ‘fitter’ or ‘assistant’ to hospitals for fittings. Under this scenario, the hospital and ordering physician assume product liability for services provided by the vendor. There is a clause in the state law that allows ‘fitters’ and licensed Orthotist assistants to fit products under the direct supervision of the ordering physician. However, the ordering physician must be present at fitting and is now deemed responsible for the fitting and performance of device. The hospital, via written contract, should mandate that all fittings within their facility must be performed by a licensed Orthotist, not assistant or fitter. Even a licensed assistant Orthotist is not allowed to fit products in a hospital setting unless the supervising Orthotist is present at fitting. If the licensed Orthotist assistant fits without the licensed Orthotist present, then responsibility falls to hospital and ordering physician again. Who are these Orthotists? A licensed Orthotist must have a bachelor’s degree, complete a post-graduate certification program from an accredited college or university, and then perform 1900 hours of clinical residency under the supervision of a licensed Orthotist. This intense training is imperative to ensure public safety. Orthotic appliances can danger patients if not fabricated and fitted properly. Not just from creating wounds and bed sores, but also causing muscular skeletal issues from improper positioning of orthotic appliance.

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Pictured (L-R): Jeshia Ochoa and her son Steven, Chair of Good Samaritan Pediatrics Catherine Caronia, MD, John Lavelle, Andrew Bradbury and his dad Stephen, Executive Director of The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Kelly Albanese-Scherer, Nancy Cecere, RN, Dilys Audrey Whyte, MD and Lisa Jackson, social worker in the outdoor rooftop garden.

A local art teacher at the The Developmental Disabilities Institute in Smithtown, John Lavelle, brightened the day for many pediatric patients at Good Samaritan Hospital when he donated life size Lego characters he made with his art class. Mr. Lavelle took a tour of the hospital’s unique pediatric unit which includes a

colorful outdoor rooftop therapeutic garden that is adjacent to a special playroom. Here, children can play in the fresh air, participate in horticultural therapy, leave their rooms and have access to toys and activities and spend a few minutes just being a kid instead of a patient. For more information, visit the website at

Think of this, a typical leg fracture brace consists of very rigid plastic around thigh and calf connected with a metal joint on both sides of brace. Then the patient lies down in this contraption for 6 – 8 weeks. If this brace is not fabricated and fit properly, long and short term issues may arise. When is a hospital financially liable to bring in an Orthotist for services/products? When an in-patient is being covered under a government diagnosis-related group payment system, the hospital is financially responsible to provide orthotic appliances ordered. If the in-patient has private insurance, the vendor should be billing the insurer directly. Hospitals need to assist vendor with obtaining proper referrals and authorizations from time to time, but generally the vendors should be billing them directly. It may be necessary for hospitals to have more than one vendor in order to ensure that the patient is being treated by a vendor that has a contract with their insurer. If the patient has no insurance at all, then there is a gray area on who is responsible. I think the patient is technically responsible for Orthotist service, but probably won’t be able to afford the services prescribed. Then the physician may not allow patient discharge without the product. So hospital may step in and pay for the product and service of the Orthotist. In this scenario, hospitals with good relations with their vendors of choice may request a reduced rate in order to obtain their service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. My company has been servicing local hospitals in New Jersey for over 30 years. Tony Digironimo, MBA, LPO J.C. Orthopedic, Inc. Vice President Proud member of ACHE


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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. ( 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 NEW YORK - HARTFORD - PRINCETON

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Prepare for a Career in Healthcare Sector Management at Long Island University. Earn an advanced certificate or an M.B.A. degree in the growing field of healthcare management at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester. Demand for healthcare managers with business skills has never been greater. Responding to this need, Long Island University has launched a new Healthcare Sector Management program, offering two graduate study options in the field of healthcare administration. After completing your advanced certificate or your M.B.A. at the University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, you will be prepared to advance in middle and upper management positions in the healthcare industry. Option A: The Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Sector Management Enhance your credentials by enrolling in the advanced certificate program. Certificate candidates will complete four healthcare sector management courses for a total of 12 graduate credits on a part-time basis in just two semesters. Option B:The M.B.A. Degree with a Healthcare Sector Management Concentration

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ELIMINATING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS TSK Products has over 5 years experience in hospital wide surface disinfection and 20+ years in environmental engineering applications. As an engineers, we develop solutions, not simply sell products. We offer two unique, mobile, surface disinfection options; an UltraViolet light and a hydrogen peroxide fogger. Both are very effective. We look for the best solution to help you control costs and reduce hospital acquired infections.

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 Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577

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Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Affiliate Grant supports LIJ Medical Center’s Cancer Screening Program for Uninsured Women The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently announced that it has received a $74,840 grant from the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® to offer outreach and patient navigation services through its Cancer Community Connection Program.

The breast cancer screening program at LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., offers a variety of free cancer screenings for underserved and inadequately insured women. These screenings are funded by the New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program.

This is the third consecutive year that Komen Greater NYC has funded the Cancer Community Connection Program, and it brings their total support to more than $238,000 for community outreach and education and patient navigation services that promote breast health, regular breast cancer screening, and early detection. With funding from the New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program, clinicians at LIJ Medical Center’s Ambulatory Care Unit & the Mitchell A. Goldman, MD Diagnostic Imaging Center in New Hyde Park provide free state-ofthe-art 3D mammograms to the uninsured. The program also offers free pelvic exams, pap smears and colon cancer screenings by clinicians, ensuring a seamless connection to other preventive and diagnostic services. “Having regular breast, cervical and colon cancer screening tests increases the chance of detecting these diseases early, when they are most likely to be curable,” said Jill Maura Rabin, MD, chief of the Division of Ambulatory Care and head of urogynecology at LIJ Medical Center. Studies show that health disparities are particularly pronounced among African-American women, who are diagnosed at later stages and consequently face higher breast cancer mortality rates. Hispanic, Asian, undocumented, uninsured and young women also have considerably lower screening rates than the general population.

Komen Greater NYC supports a comprehensive breast cancer services that include outreach, education services and patient navigation to underserved women. “Continued funding support from Komen Greater NYC ensures that LIJ Medical Center will make a significant difference in the community,” said Ann Stephens, the program’s Outreach Coordinator at LIJ Medical Center. In addition to education and outreach, the program will identify and eliminate each woman's barriers to care. All incoming patients are guided through the entire continuum of care, from screening to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. “Since the support of the Komen Greater NYC funding in 2011, patient volume has more than tripled and more than 20 community-based partnerships have been formed, greatly increasing the program’s impact,” noted Kaitlin Doyle, MSPH, Women’s Health Coordinator at LIJ Medical Center. To make an appointment for a cancer screening, please call the LIJ Medical Center Ambulatory Care Unit at 718-470-4165. About North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation The North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation’s mission is to serve the best interest of the community at-large and the Health System by providing the inspiration,

opportunity and meaningful direction for donors, patients and leaders to link their vision, dreams and philanthropic support with our most worthy causes from the underserved and uninsured to the latest frontiers in medical technology and research. For more information, visit About the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® Since 1990, Komen Greater NYC has raised over $60 million and awarded $43 million in grants. In the last five years alone, we have helped more than 875,000 women, men and families in New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. In that time, we have provided 76,870 mammograms, 87,271 clinical breast exams, support services (including transportation, meals, legal services) to 76,434 people, breast health education to 214,740 women, among other services. Donations in Action: Twentyfive percent of every dollar raised funds national breast cancer research while seventy-five percent of the net monies raised goes right back into the communities to help the women, men and families in our service area. For more information, please visit or call 212-293-CURE.

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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.

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.

For more information, visit or call the following numbers: Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, and Wound Care (718) 518-2577.

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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 United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804

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Our Community, Our Hospital Over 125 Years of Service Gustavo DelToro, MD Chief Medical Of¿cer Dr. Gustavo Del Toro leads our medical team of highly skilled physicians. A University of Michigan Medical school graduate, widely published and Sloan Kettering trained, Dr. Del Toro exempli¿es our medical commitment to providing excellent patient care, ensuring that the physicians under his charge are meeting the highest standards of medical care.

Stephen Carryl, MD Laparoscopic Surgery Highly specialized, board certi¿ed and an experienced surgeon, as the chairman of surgery Dr. Carryl oversees our surgical department. From minimally invasive ambulatory surgery to the complexities of neurosurgery Dr. Carryl says, “It is my job to ensure that we are providing the best possible care with the most experienced doctors in what is and often can be a highly stressful moment.”

Ralph Ruggiero, MD OB\GYN As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and assistant professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at New York Medical College and having overseen more than 7,000 deliveries, Dr. Ruggiero has the knowledge, clinical experience and leadership skills to head a team of vibrant and excellent OB\GYN physicians.

Gopi Punukollu, MD Cardiology Trained at the highly acclaimed Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Punukollu has more than 20 years’ of cardiac care experience, successfully performing numerous complex, life sustaining cardiac procedures. Dr. Punukollu brings a highly advanced clinical approach and commitment to patient care in rendering this vital clinical medical service to WHMC.

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