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For Heart-Healthy eating in the New Year, try Mediterranean ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley recommend Mediterranean-style diet for heart health What’s your New Year’s resolution? If you’re like many Americans, losing weight is at the top of your list. According to USA.gov, trying to shed extra pounds is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the United States, as people focus on diet and exercise after the holidays are over. However, Dr. Michael J. Muschel, M.D., F.A.C.C., a board certified cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, advises a more meaningful goal would be working toward a better diet. Dr. Muschel recommends a Mediterraneanstyle diet, which may help put patients on track towards an overall healthier lifestyle and even lower the risk of heart disease. “In early 2013, the findings of a major study were reported on The New England Journal of Medicine’s website, adding another bit of support to the link between a Mediterranean-style diet and heart disease prevention,” Dr. Muschel recalls. “Since the 1950s, we have known that people living in countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea – Southern Italy, Greece, Spain – have less heart disease than people living in other westernized countries. “Epidemiologists and scientists have long suspected that the ‘Mediterranean diet’ common to these populations, one that is high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil and includes red wine, while restricting red meats and dairy products, is responsible for this health benefit,” continued Dr. Muschel.
of heart disease, and/or high blood cholesterol but were healthy otherwise. About one-third were instructed and regularly coached in the details of a traditional hearthealthy, low-fat diet. Another third were instructed in the specifics of a Mediterranean diet and were closely monitored. This group also received large quantities of olive oil for daily use. The remaining one-third also regularly received guidance and provided feedback on Mediterranean eating, but was supplied with large quantities of nuts. After about five years, the number of new heart attacks, strokes and cardiac deaths was 30 percent lower in each of the Mediterranean diet groups as compared with the low- fat group.
“So, what makes this most recent study so exciting?” he asked. “This was the gold standard of trials, with important results that could be applied to the general public, rather than just those with heart disease or a history of heart attacks.” 30 Percent Lower Occurrence of Heart Attacks According to Dr. Muschel, the 7,500 individuals enrolled in this new study, conducted in Spain, had heart disease risk factors, e.g., smoking, high blood pressure, family history
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Start Eating Mediterranean Now “Some of my patients despairingly tell me that it is too late for them since their blood vessels and heart are too far gone. That’s not true. The average age of subjects in this most recent study was over 60 years, and even participants with year of heart-unhealthy eating lowered their risk after switching to a Mediterranean diet,” said Dr. Muschel. “I also hear from patients that diet won’t make a difference because they already are taking Lipitor, Crestor or another cholesterollowering drug. They’re wrong. Many of the patients in the Spanish study were in fact taking these very medications and still benefited,” he continued.
Dr. Muschel’s advice for the New Year… start today by making one or two small changes to bring more Mediterranean foods into your diet. Your heart, and your taste buds, will thank you! About ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Founded in 1979 as Ramapo Cardiologists (and later renamed Hudson Heart Associates), ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV) provides comprehensive cardiovascular and internal medicine services, with a focus on prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. Its physicians and nurses, who have special expertise in women’s heart health and older adults, are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care at every step of a patient’s treatment. CDHV physicians are faculty members of the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley is located at 222 Route 59, Suite 302, Suffern, NY, Phone: 845.368.0100,with offices also at 745 State Route 17M, Suite 203, Monroe, NY, Phone: 845.774.1403. Visit www.ColumbiaDoctorsHudsonValley.com for more information.
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HELP Program looking to continue success in 2014 Let’s hope your Holidays were spent with good friends and family, gathering together for parties and dinners, while creating lifelong memories. And, before we forget, a belated Happy New Year! to you and yours from the Hospital Employee Loan Program (H.E.L.P.) family. Our team spent much of the Holiday season with some of the most important people in the community – hard-working nurses, caring doctors and their diligent staff – closing on homes and refinances. For the H.E.L.P. staff, it was some present, and we look forward to working with these selfless men and women in 2014. Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper teamed up to create H.E.L.P. The innovative mortgage program provides discounted mortgage rates designed for hospital employees and pre-qualifications for their next home or refinance. In addition, there are many more benefits available to the healthcare services community through this program – including a complimentary evaluation of your particular financial situation. Sun Homes Loans knows that as a healthcare professional, a doctor, a nurse, a physician’s assistant, your life is busy. We believe that you deserve nothing but the best service and programs. Our customer service – from initial inquiry through closing – is one of the things H.E.L.P. prides itself on. “We envisioned this program being a success and it has been,” said Joe Belsito, Publisher of Hospital Newspaper. “It’s been a privilege to get the chance to work with these fine men and women. Doctors, nurses, the hospital community, are such an integral part of our lives. They take care of us every day and taking pride in doing so. This is a way for us to give back.” Sun National Bank provides a full-range of banking products and services, delivered by experienced bankers. Personal attention merges with worldclass service and competitive products that meet the needs of today’s consumers and businesses. Sun National Bank believes that doing business in the community means being a part of it. The healthcare services sector is, of course, a very important part of the fabric of any community. That’s why Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper is so proud to work with all of them. Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, the Sun Home Loans H.E.L.P. program is offered to members of the hospital community and their families. A H.E.L.P. program representative will assist you in making sure the process is cost-effective and works for you and your family. In addition, Sun National Bank provides a full-range of banking products and services, delivered by experienced bankers. The H.E.L.P. team looks forward to working with you in 2014 when purchasing or refinancing home. Until then, once again, we wish you the best this year: Happy New Year! To receive more information about the program and its benefits, please contact Steven Testa at email@example.com or call 973-615-9745. Sun National Bank Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun National Bank Loans, Equal Housing Lender.
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Heart Disease is the number 1 killer of Women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer. National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7th to help fight heart disease. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe to this day, affects more men than women. Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It’s held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. This will mark the 11th anniversary.
• 21 percent fewer women dying from heart disease • 23 percent more women aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat • Publishing of gender-specific results, established differences in symptoms and responses to medications, and women-specific guidelines for prevention and treatment • Legislation to help end gender disparities • But despite progress, women are still dying. They’re still unaware of their risks and the facts. It’s time to stand stronger, speak louder and join the fight this National Wear Red Day.
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Michael Gerardi named Presidentelect of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Michael Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP, was elected president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle. ACEP is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public. Dr. Gerardi will serve as president-elect through October 2014 when he assumes the one-year post at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Gerardi brings to the role his dedication for leadership in the fields of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine and commitment to high-quality patient care, teaching, research and innovation. “Emergency physicians care for more than 130 million patients each year, and we are playing an essential role in our health care system,” said Dr. Gerardi. “We must shift the policymaker discussion from ‘cost’ to the ‘value’ of emergency care. Also, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid, there will likely be a large gap between costs and reimbursement. Therefore, we must build upon our efforts to support evolving payment methodologies that protect everyone’s access to emergency care.” When his presidency begins, Dr. Gerardi has four goals in mind: “Ensure patients and physicians are treated fairly; educate the world of the value of emergency medicine, and its crucial role in providing timely, high-quality care 24/7/365; and to assure that our members have a long, enjoyable career.” Dr. Gerardi is an emergency physician and faculty member in the department of emergency medicine at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. He also is senior vice president for Emergency Medical Associates, an emergency physician practice management group.
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In addition, Dr. Gerardi has served for nearly 15 years as director of pediatric emergency medicine at Morristown Medical Center’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. For the past five years, he has served as a member of ACEP’s board of directors. Dr. Gerardi also is a long-standing member of ACEP’s New Jersey Chapter, having served as treasurer, secretary and president. Dr. Gerardi earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., completed combined residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, and is board-certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Gerardi was active duty in the United States Air Force from 1989-1993 and was an attending emergency physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio and also served as a flight surgeon. He lives in Hackettstown with his wife Lisa and has three adult children. About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., 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 www.ema.net. About the American College of Emergency Physicians The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. With more than 32,000 members, ACEP is the leading continuing education source for emergency physicians and the primary information resource on developments in the specialty. For more information about Dr. Gerardi or to request an interview, please contact Laura Grekoski at 973-224-2026 or email@example.com.
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Outsourcing for an Optimized Supply Chain For hospitals, the pressure to cut costs is nothing new. But within the developing quality-driven, collaborative healthcare environment, there are robust incentives for improved efficiency and cost-effective, value-based decision-making on the hospital floor and beyond. With performance-based rate cuts projected to be as high as 20% by 2020, optimizing hospital supplies and services management and procurement remains a key strategy for garnering quality, clinically valuable care while maintaining a solid bottom line. According to a recent analysis, hospitals must cut expenses by 10% just to preserve today’s margins without sacrificing safety or the quality of care. Supply chain expenditures represent 25% to 33% of a hospital’s total expense budget and are thus an ideal target for making a significant dent in institution-wide costs. With its unique cross-disciplinary position, the supply chain is charged with a more prominent role—moving away from a transactional, cost focus to enhancing clinical value (which can lead to a reduction in overall institutional costs). That’s where Nexera comes in. For over a decade, Nexera has leveraged its supply chain knowledge and strategic expertise to tailor supply chain management and procurement practices that support our hospital clients’ operational efficacy and financial goals. Since 2003, we have helped healthcare clients save more than $200 million. Using a costquality-outcomes (CQO) approach to supply chain management, where cost is just one component of the decisionmaking process, we collaborate with hospital staff to deliver system-wide information about the impact that supply chain decisions have on budgets and resource availability, then offer product alternatives and utilization reviews to better inform decision-making. We develop an evidence-based process that uses institutional data, validated savings, and goal tracking to support strategic decisions. Recognizing each organization's individuality, Nexera offers two options for our clients’ supply chain needs: short-term supply chain management or long-term comprehensive cost management. Both include a range of services—from value analysis and contract management to sterile processing and cardiac cath lab supply management. The decision to incorporate a third party into supply chain management is never an easy one. A thorough institutional self-assessment is needed beforehand, weighing the risks and benefits, including the cost and operational impact, and determining organizational core competencies. However, for hospitals with limited resources, outsourcing can provide the opportunity to construct a healthy, lean supply chain that is grounded in strategic, efficient processes with the necessary support and direction to stay running up to speed in today’s demanding healthcare landscape. Roberta Knab is Senior Vice President, Nexera Management Services. She is a healthcare professional with over 16 years of experience supervising initiatives for supply chain operations, including materials management and purchasing, strategic sourcing and contracting, cost reduction through operating and strategic improvement, value analysis, and vendor management.
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Guilds further support Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cardiology Services
Pictured (L-R): The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board members Henry Schreiber, Jr. and Vice Chairperson Aileen Eppig, Central Council of the Guilds President Vera Meinhold, Director of The St. Francis Open Heart Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Christopher La Mendola, MD, The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board member Terese Weber and Good Samaritan’s Assistant Vice President of Development and Public Affairs Theresa Jacobellis.
The Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented $90,000 to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to support the hospital’s cardiology services. This gift brought the Guilds’ 2013 donations to a total of $250,000 for various programs, including pediatrics, cancer, intensive care services and the Emergency Department. Made up of volunteers from surrounding communities, the Guilds have helped sustain the hospital for more than 50 years. Good Samaritan Hospital’s cardiovascular services include superior, comprehensive care. Good Samaritan was one of the first community hospitals in Suffolk County to perform primary angioplasty to swiftly open
blocked arteries during a heart attack and was the first in the county to offer the combination of primary elective angioplasty and a cardiac rehabilitation program. Patients across Long Island turn to Good Samaritan for a variety of cardiology services such as angioplasty, temporary pacemaker insertion, electrophysiology studies, stress testing, EKG testing and more. In addition, Good Samaritan has been recognized with the Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the third consecutive year. For more information on cardiology services at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4444.
North Shore-LIJ Cardiology Practices receive IAC Accreditation These diagnostic tests are valuable in determining risks to the heart and aid in diagnosing heart disease and defects. Useful echocardiograms require facilities to have high-quality equipment and skilled personnel performing the test. “As a result of the IAC accreditations, patients who seek medical treatment at North Shore-LIJ cardiology practices should feel confident that they are receiving the highest caliber of care and that our practices follow strict standards,” said Stanley Katz, MD, senior vice president of cardiovascular services, chairman of the department of cardiology and executive director of cardiac services for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Heart disease has had an enormous impact on the nation. One American dies about every 40 seconds as a result of cardiovascular disease, according to the IAC. The IAC, which is based in Ellicott City, MD, certifies various healthcare programs and practices in areas including nuclear/PET, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and vascular testing. IAC accreditations are for a three-year term. To achieve this accreditation, these facilities studied the IAC’s standards and underwent a stringent reviewal process by both the facilities’ staff and the IAC board of directors.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center® are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher La Mendola, MD, as Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the St. Francis Hospital Open Heart Surgery program at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is seeing patients at Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates, located at 1111 Montauk Highway, West Islip. Dr. La Mendola is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree from the State University at New York at Stony Brook where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York University Medical Center and in 1994 joined the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. La Mendola is also a member of the society of Thoracic Surgery, the New York Thoracic Surgical Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. He helped pioneer off-pump coronary bypass surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery and has been recognized as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors;” one of America’s “Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America; one of Long Island’s Top Doctors by Newsday; and one of New York Metro Area’s top doctors by Castle Connolly. He resides in Lloyd Harbor. Please call (631) 376-6185 for more information or to make an appointment.is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.
The North ShoreLIJ Health System announced that several of its cardiology practices have received echocardiography accreditation from Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). provided In addition to already accredited locations, the following North ShoreLIJ cardiology practices have recently received echocardiography accreditation from the IAC: North Shore-LIJ Medical Group in Whitestone; North ShoreLIJ Medical Group in Garden City; Citi Cardiac Care in Jamaica Estates; The Cardiology Group in Great Neck and RSC Cardiology in Great Neck. The IAC echocardiography accreditation ensures the highest quality standards are met for cardiac tests that include adult echocardiography, adult stress tests using echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiograms. An echocardiogram is a cardiac test that uses sound waves to get images of the heart and blood vessels.
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Feinstein Institute Researcher joins International Partnership in Neuroscience Research US Reps. Israel and Fattah sign agreement to pursue accelerated Alzheimer’s research The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research recently hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dedicated to creating a partnership in neuroscience research, and in particular, research on Alzheimer’s disease. US Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), and Chakah Fattah (D-PA), along with Feinstein Institute Investigator Peter Davies, PhD, and representatives from other research institutions signed the MOU. “I am confident that groundbreaking research will come from this partnership that will bring us closer to understanding the brain and finding a treatment, cure or prevention method for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Rep. Israel. “Both Representative Fattah and I have been staunch advocates in Congress for more research for neuroscience and Alzheimer’s disease, and today’s announcement is an important step forward.” Other institutions joining the partnership were: Cold Spring Harbor Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Israel Brain Technologies in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. “It is absolutely essential that scientists involved in neuroscience and Alzheimer’s disease collaborate. We will not cure Alzheimer’s disease by ourselves,” said Peter Davies, PhD, director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “This collaboration represents a concrete step in bringing together five groups that have real interest and commitment to finding effective treatments.” Barring new medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease, and as the US population gets older and life expectancy increases, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s will nearly triple by 2050. Furthermore, total payments for health care, long-term care and hospice for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias are projected to increase to $1.2 trillion in 2050. Even though Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, pervasive and costly, federal funding of research in this area is very low – $400 million per year is dedicated to Alzheimer’s research versus $6 billion per year for cancer research. The announcement comes one month after Dr. Davies and Rep. Israel announced the formation of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium and that Rep Israel and State Assemblyman Charles Lavine are collaborating with the consortium to create a ten-year bond that would allocate per year $7 of each NY tax payer’s payments to Alzheimer’s disease research. This would add up to $1 billion dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research. About Peter Davies, PhD Peter Davies, PhD, is the director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The Feinstein’s Litwin Zucker Center is the only dedicated
Alzheimer’s disease research facility on Long Island. Dr. Davies and his colleagues have conducted dozens of research studies and enrolled thousands of study participants in hopes of identifying new ways to detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about the Litwin-Zucker Research Center, call (516) 562-3492. About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit www.FeinsteinInstitute.org.
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Lenox Hill Hospital is First Manhattan Hospital to Introduce Totally Non-Invasive Test to Measure Cardiovascular Health Thanks to advances in medical technology, one simple, noninvasive test can put knowledge of your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems at the tip of your finger. While blood pressure and cholesterol measurements provide easy ways to understand your overall cardiovascular health, evaluating specific functions of the cardiovascular system typically requires an invasive procedure. However, a new, noninvasive test called an endothelial peripheral arterial tonometry (EndoPAT) can provide detailed information about your overall cardiovascular health. “The walls of our arteries have three layers,” said Binoy K. Singh, MD, cardiologist and associate chair of cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. “The innermost layer is a thin lining of cells called the endothelium. In a healthy cardiovascular system, these cells detect when an area of the body is under stress and cause the arteries to expand for better blood flow to that part of the body.” “Recent studies have shown how important endothelial health is to overall cardiovascular health,” says Rosanne Kleint, RN. “By using their baseline EndoPAT results as a guide, a person can begin an exercise and diet program to maintain and improve their results. Repeated tests can gauge the effectiveness of the lifestyle changes.” “We use a small, thimble-like device on the tip of the finger,” said Dr. Singh. “The device measures markers of flow and pressure in the small blood vessels in the finger both at rest and after blood pressure cuff inflation.” The ratio of the two measurements creates your score. A score of 1.7 or higher means you have good cardiovascular health, while a score lower than 1.7 indicates an unhealthy endothelium. The score and thus cardiovascular health can be improved with medications, exercise and other lifestyle modifications. Lenox Hill Hospital’s Cardiology department offers the EndoPAT test in 9 outpatient practices throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester. To schedule an EndoPAT test call (855) 480-4924.
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Do Not Disturb Perched on the doorknob of a hotel suite, "do not disturb" signs universally signify that the person inside needs some time alone. In nursing, there seems to be a universal cloud of do not disturb signs hovering over the hospital at change of shift. This is the time when day nurses transition to night nurses or vice versa. This central time means that staff is either hurrying to wrap up loose ends or reporting off to the next shift by painting a picture of what to expect that day. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a successful transfer of information actually prevents adverse effects and medical errors. However, this smooth transition can be complicated by the arrival of new admissions, the sudden instability of a patient, or constant interruptions. Traditionally, handing over patient information occurs verbally or by tape recording, yet research demonstrates that bedside reporting and involving the patient can be more effective. Currently, there is no standard in handoff between nurses; some nurses prefer a conversation with questions while others prefer a story without any interruptions. Shift report is centrally about the patient; however, the patient is generally not involved. This paradox is why bedside reporting is becoming more common. According to The Joint Commission, research supports that bedside shift report boosts nursing teamwork, accountability, and improves effectiveness of communication. This handoff lets the patient to become more engaged, allows for introduction to staff, and gives patients/family members an opportunity to address any unresolved questions. It is a nurse's nightmare to receive a critical patient at change of shift. Already exhausted and rushed, it seems impossible to give these new patients the care they deserve. Another issue arises because of the confusion regarding who is responsible for what. Does the nurse stay late to finish the admission assessment? Or is the oncoming nurse now responsible and then falls behind on her current assignment? In order to alleviate that stress, some hospitals are implementing a time frame that prevents new admits to the units for a half hour during change of shift. This "quiet time" unfortunately is paired with the inevitability that the emergency room continues to function and waiting room times may lengthen if patients are not being admitted quickly. Ideally, there should be a set standard across hospitals regarding how handoff communication is conducted with minimal interruptions during change of shift. Currently studies involving transitioning to bedside shift report are being conducted in order to implement this new policy. Making a hold on admissions during change of shift would allow nurses to devote essential time to caring for the new patient. Teamwork on units is essential for successful handoff communication at change of shift to decrease interruptions and to monitor patient needs during this critical time.
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education & careers North Shore-LIJ Health System receives Accreditation as Continuing Medical Education Provider
The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently announced it has attained a prestigious “accreditation with commendation” as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The accreditation places North Shore-LIJ among the top tier of all CME providers, including some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. Accreditation with commendation, called level 3, means that the health system has received a six-year accreditation -- the maximum possible. This is the second time the health system has achieved this distinction. ACCME-accredited providers certify educational activities for category 1 credit of the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award, which is used by state licensing boards and boards of medical specialties to relicense physicians and recertify them in their areas of specialty. “North Shore-LIJ’s inclusion into the vaunted ranks of Level 3-accredited organizations places the health system among the elite medical institutions in the US that have demonstrated the highest levels of educational acumen,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “At North Shore-LIJ, all CME activities are based on quality and patient safety parameters consistent with identified needs of the physician, the health care team and ultimately the patient.” ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that the health system’s continuing medical education activities meet the high standards of the ACCME. Institutions’ continuing medical education programs are rigorously evaluated according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. “This acknowledgement of North Shore-LIJ’s performancein-practice further empowers our health system’s mission to be a national health care leader, committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of the community,” said Andrew C. Yacht, MD, the health system’s chief academic officer and associate dean of graduate medical education at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. “I congratulate the Office of CME, under the direction of Mary B. Strong, MA, in this important achievement for North Shore-LIJ”. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
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education & careers Baldwin students get firsthand insights into health care careers
Baldwin High School’s Healthcare Career Academy student Kassandra Fernandez learned about some of Franklin Hospital’s laboratory processes during shadow day.
Students from Baldwin High School’s Healthcare Career Academy recently spent a day at Franklin Hospital shadowing more than a dozen health care professionals to learn about career opportunities in hospitals. The 15 students were given a tour of the hospital and spent time with a designated North Shore-LIJ Health System employee learning about the ins and outs of that person’s job. Students learned about areas such as radiology, nursing, social work, laboratory management, physical therapy and the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. “We’re helping to educate the next generation of healthcare workers; people who will care for us when we get sick,” said Franklin Hospital Executive Director Catherine Hottendorf at the breakfast presentation to the students. “It’s very rewarding to give students a glimpse into their possible career path and
help them determine if healthcare is a field they want to work in,” said Assistant Executive Director of Service Excellence Edward Cox, who was a mentor to a Baldwin student. The Baldwin High School Healthcare Career Academy shadow day was coordinated with the help of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s workforce readiness division and Franklin Hospital’s community relations department. In addition to this shadow day with Baldwin High School students, Franklin Hospital also educates college students through its annual pre-med summer internship program. There are two, fourweek sessions over the summer in which students rotate through different care venues at the hospital and attend lectures from medical professionals at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Preschoolers can learn lasting heart-healthy lessons from Sesame Street Research Team Led by Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital, present promising three-year follow-up study results in late-breaking Clinical Trial Report at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 Preschoolers can learn about healthy eating and exercise through Sesame Street. In a study presented on November 18 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia participating in a structured curriculum that used Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits for Life materials improved their knowledge, attitudes and habits related to a heart-healthy lifestyle. Also, the percentage of children at a healthy weight improved by 13 percent. In 2006, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, the study’s principal investigator and Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief at The Mount Sinai Hospital, partnered with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to develop this campaign to promote cardiovascular health education in the developing countries. Colombia was selected as the pilot. In a five-month school based intervention, Sesame Street characters introduced heart-healthy ideas and actions to three- to five-year-olds and their parents in 14 preschools in underprivileged neighborhoods in Bogotá. Topics included: • Loving and caring for your body; • Eating a variety of foods, with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables as “everyday foods” and other foods (such as cookies) as “sometime” foods; • Physical activity as a way to feel great and play with your friends, with opportunities for exercise in many settings. Three years after the intervention, researchers retested 598 children and 475 parents: Compared to their scores prior to the program, the children’s knowledge improved 15 percent, attitudes 51 percent, and heart-healthy habits 27 percent.
The percentage of children at a healthy weight rose from 62 percent to 75 percent. Parents’ increased knowledge and attitudes about heart-healthy behavior was smaller, but significant. “As a result of our successful pilot intervention in Colombia, the program has also been implemented in Spain, where we have expanded our reach to 20,000 more children,” says Dr. Fuster. “Additional countries are now joining in the implementation of this vital childhood intervention allowing for increased education about the benefits of a heart-healthy lifestyle to better protect our world’s tiniest hearts.” “Cardiovascular health promotion should be started as early as possible and be integrated into all aspects of a child’s life, including family and school,” says Jaime Céspedes, MD, study co-author and director of the Pediatric Hospital at the Cardioinfantil Foundation Institute of Cardiology in Bogotá, Colombia, who presented the study’s findings at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2013. In addition, Colombia researchers are developing an intervention targeted at children in rural preschools and another aimed at those in the elementary grades. Study co-authors are German Dario Briceño, MD, MSc; Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc; Rajesh Vedanthan, MD, MPH; Jorge Baxter, MA; Martha Leal, MD, MSc; Paolo Boffetta, MD, PhD; Marilyn Hunn, BS; and Rodolfo Dennis, MD, MSc. The Santo Domingo Foundation funded the study. This study was presented as Late-Breaking Clinical Trial (Abstract 19618): Promotion of Cardiovascular Health in Preschool Children: 36-month Cohort Follow-up. For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org.
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education & careers Pharmacist named a Healthcare Hero provided
The Long Island Business News (LIBN) recently awarded its â€œHealth Care Heroesâ€? Health Care Professional Hero Award to Carl Zipperlen, a pharmacist at South Nassau Communities Hospital. LIBNâ€™s â€œHealth Care Heroesâ€? awards honor individuals and organizations in the health care industry in Nassau and Suffolk counties for outstanding leadership and commitment. A clinical pharmacist, Zipperlenâ€™s expertise in the field of pharmacy is essential to the delivery of high-quality, compassionate patient care. If heâ€™s not consulting with the hospitalâ€™s clinicians, heâ€™s counseling patients on proper medication use, answering their questions on how to take medicines safely and effectively and teaching them about possible side effects and drug interactions. His contributions to the hospital practice of pharmacy have been recognized inside and out of South Nassau. In 2002 he was the recipient of the hospitalâ€™s Touching Lives Award for his numerous contributions and for providing excellent customer service. That same year, he was one of six New York State pharmacists honored by Drug Topics magazine as â€œPharmacist of the Yearâ€? for championing a pharmacy influenza and pneumonia immunization program at South Nassau. In 2005, he won the One-to-One American Pharmacists Associationâ€™s Counseling Recognition Program for demonstrating outstanding â€œpharmacist-to-patient contactâ€? that resulted in optimized medication regimes and improvement in patientsâ€™ physical and emotional well-being. In 2005 and 2011, he was saluted twice as South Nassau Employee of the Quarter and then honored as the Employee of the Year in 2011.
A resident of East Rockaway, NY, Mr. Zipperlen is a St. Johnâ€™s University College of Pharmacy preceptor. He prides himself in creating an atmosphere in which students are offered numerous learning opportunities. He has often said that itâ€™s important to raise the communityâ€™s awareness of the true value of pharmacists to the health care team. To that end, he provides lectures to schools and
libraries in the community and at health fairs on such topics as the treatment of diabetes and Parkinsonâ€™s disease, and attends career days at several local high schools to speak about the rewards of a career in pharmacy. South NassauÂŽ Communities Hospital is one of the regionâ€™s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in
Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-ofthe-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Txâ„˘ and Gamma
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education & careers Lions Eye Bank raises awareness, money at Islanders Game The North Shore-LIJ Health System teamed up on Dec. 28 with the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island (LEBLI) and the New York Islanders to raise awareness about eye tissue donation and also money for the eye bank during the team’s hockey game at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. About $1,500 was raised for the LEBLI through a 50/50 raffle and proceeds from tickets sold by the eye bank. Through a public service announcement played during a betweenperiods break and an informational table on the concourse, spectators learned about eye tissue donation, including that most people between the ages of one and 75 -- even people with diabetes, poor vision and a history of cancer -- can donate eye tissue to help others regain their vision.
“When someone loses their vision, it can be devastating, as sight is such an integral part of people’s lives,” said Kenneth Manger, director of LEBLI, which is located at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. “We appreciate the Islanders’ generosity in allowing us to educate people about the importance of eye tissue donation. And the money that was raised at the game will help us continue our mission.” The LEBLI has helped more than 12,000 people receive the gift of sight since its inception in 1986. It is one of about 80 eye banks in the country. The LEBLI is sponsored by the Lions Clubs International. For more information about the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island, contact Mr. Manger at 516-256-6690. Members of the Lions Eye Bank and an eye tissue donor family come together to support the eye bank at the Islanders game.
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education & careers St. Catherine's Maternity Team selected to share Innovative “Best-Practices” at the 2014 AWHONN National Convention
Pictured (L-R): Standing: Neila Hernandez, RN, NPWH-BC, Nurse Manager, Barbara Neuhaus, RN, NPWH, CNS, Maura Anders, RNC-EFM, Vicki Shulman, RN, Kristin Thayer, RNC-OB. Sitting: Ann Robbins, RNC-OB, ANCC, Jennifer L. Giordano, RN, IBCLC, Perinatal/Lactation Education Coordinator, Denise Gebhart, RN, ANCC. Team members not shown in picture is Mary Ann Gulutz, RN-C, Donna Deak, RNC-MNN, ANCC, Connie Kacinski, RN and Patricia Eckardt, PhD, BS, RN.
A proposal to improve patient outcomes for both mothers and newborns, submitted by an innovative team of maternity nurses at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center was selected by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to be presented at their annual convention this June, 2014. A leader among the nation's nursing associations, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) represents 180,000 nurses and health care professionals with a membership of more than 24,000 in the U.S. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, in-home health and ambulatory care settings. AWHONN members' rich diversity of skills and experience make AWHONN the voice for women's health, perinatal and neonatal nursing. AWHONN's mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals. The proposal entitled, “Cultivating Better Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns Through Integrated Best Practice Models” was selected as a final poster presentation among several contending submissions from across the nation. "The importance of being selected for this national conference is that it
offers the medical center the opportunity to share optimal health care information that affects women and newborns,” said St. Catherine’s Maternity Nurse Manager Neila Hernandez, RN-C, MSN. “We are also able to network and gain new insight into the latest evidence-based research for improved care for our mothers and newborns." St. Catherine of Siena’s Maternity Department offers comprehensive care, following best-practice models, including supporting and promoting 39-weeks of pregnancy, pre/post lactation education and support, as well as “non-separation”, which promotes the goal of providing family-centered care services and results in the best possible healthy outcomes for patients, new babies and their families. St. Catherine’s Maternity Department consists of five birthing rooms, two operating rooms and a recovery room. The seven-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Nursery) provides care for newborns by skilled registered nurses, recognized by the National Certification Corporation in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Specialty. The unit has recently been completely renovated, including new nursing stations and renovated birthing rooms. The department has been updated with single and double bedded rooms, all featuring private bathrooms in each room. For more information about St. Catherine’s Maternity Services, please call (631) 8703444 or visit stcatherines.chsli.org.
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education & careers Good Samaritan Hospital appoints Director of Cardiovascular Services Theresa Adair, RN, MBA, was recently appointed director of cardiovascular services for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Most recently, she served as senior administrative director of cardiovascular services at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC where she was responsible for a complex service line inclusive of interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care and interventional radiology. In her role as director of cardiovascular services, Adair is responsible for the day-to-day operations of services such as interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery and non-invasive cardiology. With a master’s degree in business administration from Dowling College and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Adelphi University, Adair has more than 30 years experience in cardiology nursing. In addition, she is a member
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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 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 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
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