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Go Red for February—American Heart Month

The American Heart Association (AHA) wants you to Go Red on Friday, February 3rd for National Wear Red Day to help shine a light on the number one killer of men and women—heart disease. Companies, community organizations and residents are invited to get creative to make landmarks, main streets, buildings and homes “Go Red” to kick off February’s American Hearth Month. “This is such a simple way to make a difference in our community. Every red heart, red ribbon or red dress in a store window reminds women, and all of us, how important our hearts are. Heart healthy should be our main priority in February and all year long to prevent our number one killer,” said Jennifer Miller, AHA Go Red For Women Director in Westchester-Fairfield. In addition to landmarks going red, thousands of employees will participate in National Wear Red Day by donating $5 to the Go Red For Women campaign. In turn, they will receive a red dress pin or wristband, and lifesaving heart health education. Some organizations will offer heart healthy lunch and learn programs, organize healthy walks, or offer healthier foods in vending machines or cafeterias. To sign up, visit or call the AHA at 845-867-5374. The AHA’s Go Red For Women movement photos provided focuses on women’s heart health awareness in Survivors pictured L to R: Lynne Versaci, Bhavani Babu, Linda Thomas, Diane Vitarius, Katie O’Keeffe February because far too many women are still unaware of the facts that heart disease is About the American Heart Association The good news is that more than 80% of heart disease events in their number one killer--killing more women women can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes like eatThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from than all forms of cancer combined; or that the ing healthier, quitting smoking and exercising 30 minutes daily. Go heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team symptoms of heart attack can be different in Red For Women also encourages women to know their family health with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for women vs. men, causing women to delay history and “Know Your Numbers.” Knowing total cholesterol, HDL stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and inseeking treatment; or that ninety percent of or “good” cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass formation to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based assowomen have one or more risk factors for heart index or BMI can help women and their healthcare provider deter- ciation is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization disease or stroke. This lack of awareness mine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get means that more women than men are dying Women can get lifesaving information at involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of from heart disease and stroke. Go Red For and join in the healthy lifestyle conversation at https://www.face- our offices around the country. Women’s goal is to save women’s lives. groups/GoRedGetFit/.

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Cardiovascular Department at Phelps Hospital receives certification for cardiac rehabilitation

The Cardiovascular Department of Phelps Hospital has again received certification for its cardiac rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. This is the second time the program has received this certification, which is valid for three years. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiac problems improve their cardiovascular health and their quality of life. The programs include medically supervised exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. Achievement of this certification requires extensive documentation of the program practices. It is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to assure adherence to rigorous standards and guidelines developed by AACVPR and other professional societies.

Lori Kendra, BSN, RN, Cardiac Rehabilitation (left in photo) talks with a patient as she walks on the treadmill. The Cardiovascular Department of Phelps Hospital has again received certification for its cardiac rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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Choosing the right short-term rehab facility for seniors When researching short-term rehabilitation and senior care facilities, whether for yourself or an elderly loved one, it is important to know what to look for to minimize your concerns about the healing and rehabilitative process. Understanding the difference between short-term rehab and long term care is an important first step. Short-term rehab facilities are typically the place aging adults go to recover from health issues in a professional, caring environment. They can receive a variety of therapy and nursing services during their stay as they heal and make progress with the peace-of-mind of having nursing staff available to meet their needs 24-hours a day.

Short Term versus Long Term Rehab The first step to finding an appropriate rehab facility is to determine the approximate length of stay that is required. For example, a minor health issue, such as an uncomplicated surgery, may only require a short term rehabilitation stay of anywhere from a couple of days to a month or so. In other cases, the patient may need to stay at the facility for several months following more advanced medical matters, like cardiac issues. Some facilities offer both types of care, while others specialize in one or the other.

Evaluating the Lifestyle Quality Before making a decision, take the time to visit one or more rehab centers for seniors. Ask to see patient rooms and common living spaces to evaluate the levels of cleanliness, comfort, and privacy that residents have. Some people feel uncomfortable sharing a room when they are ill or recovering, while others enjoy the companionship of a shared room during this time so ask if both private and shared rooms are available. Check out the dining options and menus to get a feel for the types of meals that residents eat each day. Are the options varied and healthy, or nondescript and unappetizing? Visit the community areas too; find out about social events and activities designed to keep residents engaged and entertained. Ideally, the facility should offer a variety of group activities and programs including access to religious services, as well ways to support individual interests.

What to Ask the Staff Although some people are hesitant to ask staff challenging questions, by all means go ahead and talk to them to make sure all your concerns are addressed. In particular, ask about the availability of specialized staff, with regard to you or your loved one’s specific needs.

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Cardiovascular Professionals Week 2017: February 12-18

The members of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals picked the theme for Cardiovascular Professionals Week 2017: “CARDIOVASCULAR PROFESSIONALS GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.” What is the heart of the matter? Teamwork. Outcomes. Patient satisfaction. Quality care.

DELIVERING QUALITY CARE ISN’T JUST ABOUT DOCTORS & PHARMACISTS. Today, patients rely on a diverse team of professionals of different educational and cultural backgrounds—managers, nurses, technologists, technicians, care coordinators, rehab specialists, you get it—all working together to provide the best care, the best way.

CARDIAC CARE IS THE “HEART” OF INNOVATION, CHANGE HAPPENS FAST. Nowhere else in healthcare does care change so quickly—nowhere else does the “best care, best way” target move so fast—that it seems like cardiovascular professionals learn something new every day. They have to. Otherwise, they’d get left behind.

FRANKLY, THESE AWESOME PROFESSIONALS DESERVE MORE THAN ONE WEEK. The Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals works year-round to support cardiovascular professionals in every specialty. We want everyone—your organization, your hospital, your local government—to celebrate with us, to celebrate real teamwork, real quality care, and real success. MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR WEEK. Seriously, even a small but heart-felt tribute to the week could make a difference. CVP Week is a chance to build relationships between professions, improve teamwork and recognize everyone’s important role on the team. Frankly, it could just make everyone a little bit happier with their work—a little recognition can go a long way to a happier, more dynamic, more connected workplace.

GET TO THE “HEART OF THE MATTER,” STAND UP FOR CV PROFESSIONALS. But CVP Week is also an opportunity for meaningful advocacy—making a real difference for professionals by educating legislators, employers, doctors, and everyone about what makes cardiovascular professionals so qualified to provide excellent, team-based patient care. Source:


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New York Methodist celebrates its Nursing Staff

New York Methodist Hospital recently celebrated the members of its nursing staff with its annual R.N. Dinner, featuring an awards ceremony at which over a dozen patient care units were honored for an array of achievements. “I want everyone to know how wonderfully you are doing,” said Rebecca Flood, R.N., senior vice president for nursing, during the ceremony. “Your commitment to patient care is unparalleled, and you all deserve to be recognized for that.” Maria Luisa Quidilla, R.N., N.P. and the staff of peri-operative services received the 2016 Florence Nightingale award in recognition of outstanding nursing work. Ms. Quidilla attributed the win to her team’s dedication. “This is because of their teamwork and their engagement. They work very hard, and I could not be prouder of them.” Nancy Rizzuto, R.N., and the staff of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Kayann Wilson R.N., and the staff of Infill 7 and

Jenny Brown, R.N., and the staff of the Kirkwood Percutaneous Cardiac Interventional Unit won awards for having the most improved HCAHP scores. Awards for pain management and sedation/re-assessment compliance went to Fidelia Jordan, R.N., and the staff of Infill 6 and Patricia Pierre, R.N., and the staff of the Mother-Baby Unit. Theoni Napoli, R.N., and the staff of Miner6, Michele Oppong, R.N., and the staff of Miner 7 and Jenny Brown, R.N., N.M., and the staff of the Progressive Care Unit received awards for restrain reduction. Winners of the awards for fall and injury reduction included Sherene Mercieca, R.N., and the staff of Infill-5, Christina Sansolo, R.N., and the staff of 7 South, Kayann Wilson, R.N., and the staff of Miner 5. Shireese Sookram, R.N., and the staff of the Pediatrics Unit, Wayne Christie, R.N. Debbie Duggan, R.N., and the staff of 6 South and Denise

Maria Luisa Quidilla, R.N., accepts the 2016 Florence Nightingale Award on behalf of the staff of peri-operative services from Rebecca Flood, R.N., senior vice president for nursing.

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Spence, R.N., and the staff of 7 North all received awards for skin/wound care “zero” pressure ulcers. Attendees at the event were treated to a full dinner spread, a dessert bar and wine provides by the Department of Food and Nutrition Services. The nurses also celebrated with photos at the photo booth and on the dance floor. “We want our nursing staff to feel appreciated for all the hard work they do and know that they earned this celebration,” said Wayne Christie, R.N., director of nursing.

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to over 42,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Otolaryngology,

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Taking a Breath to Prevent Burnout

Breathe. She nudges to her newly extubated patient as the pulse oximeter dwindles down. Breathe. She tells herself to steady her hand to push a bristojet of Epinephrine during the code. Breathe. She forgets to tell herself after seeing her patient slip away despite every effort. Breathe. She does not allow herself as she washes her hands and moves onto the next patient’s room only minutes later.

Burnout versus Compassion Fatigue Nurses in all fields, especially critical care, pediatrics and oncology suffer from high rates of burnout and compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is defined as the emotional strain of exposure to working with those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events. Dubbed “the medical professional’s post traumatic stress disorder,” compassion fatigue is caused by empathy. Burnout is different, though the two can co-exist. Burnout is more of a cumulative process marked by emotional exhaustion and withdrawal from an increased workload and institutional stress. Burnout is not related to a traumatic experience. Burnout manifests psychologically and physiologically as emotional exhaustion, anxiety, avoidance, depression, poor concentration, mood swings, fatigue, gastrointestinal upset, and muscle tension. The consequences of burnout can increase absenteeism and lead to high turnover rates. Factors that affect compassion fatigue and burnout Daily, nurses work in direct patient care and are exposed to death and dying, insufficient staffing, and patient's intense needs. These increasing demands of the workplace occur while nurses juggle caring for family and their personal interests. “Double duty care-giving” also strains nurses as these professional caregivers bring their responsibilities home and also provide assistance for a family member full-time.

How to break the cycle Resilience will decrease turnover rates and keep the profession thriving. Implementing coping strategies like physical exercise, prayer, art, listing one thing that brings you joy, naming three things that you are grateful for daily, calling friends to catch up, and finding quiet alone time are just a few ways to stay on track. Other strategies include healthy eating, humor, pet therapy, and social events away from work. Remembering to stay on track with your career goals and personal mission while building a positive support system is key. Another concept that is being implemented across hospitals is called “the Pause.” This idea by Johnathan Bartels calls for a 1 minute time out to recognize the loss of a patient and the efforts of the hard-working staff. It does not require a check-list or more charting, but rather allows healthcare professional to take care of themselves and most importantly allows them to take a deep breath.


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Hundreds of students attend New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Careers in Medicine event

More than 300 high school students and parents visited Eastchester High School for the 2nd healthcare careers interactive fair sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. Students from public and private high schools throughout Westchester were invited to gain hands-on experience and speak directly with doctors and other health professionals about career options. Students learned how to intubate and suture mannequins; examine the chambers of a pig’s heart; scope a knee with the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon; and use laparoscopic instruments as if they were performing an actual surgery. Participants included NYP Lawrence Hospital physicians, ColumbiaDoctors, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, physical therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, physician’s assistants, first responders, medical students, and other allied health professionals. About NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Founded in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a renovated Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 42,000 people an-

nually. A new, state-of-the-art comprehensive Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation, offers infusion, radiation therapy and support services. NYP Lawrence provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYorkPresbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center. For more information, visit or call 914787-1000. About ColumbiaDoctors ColumbiaDoctors makes medical history, and changes patients’ lives, every day. We are among the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast, with more than 1,700 Columbia University Medical Center physicians, surgeons, dentists, and nurses. Our Columbia clinicians and researchers exemplify the excellence for which the University is known around the world. They are renowned for their expertise in specialty and subspecialty care, with more than 230 areas in all. Our clinicians harness the latest in scientific research to deliver the newest, most promising treatments directly to our patients. Many of ColumbiaDoctors clinicians rank among the most highly regarded health care professionals in their fields. Our faculty brings the highest standards of compassionate, collaborative care to our patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, No. 1 in New York City, its affili-

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About NewYork-Presbyterian NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation. NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including

Front Row: Dr. Susan Campanile, Internal Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors and Careers in Medicine co-chair; Dr. Matilda Taddeo, Internal Medicine, NYP Medical Group Westchester and Careers in Medicine co-chair. Back Row: Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president, NYP Lawrence; Dr. Walter Moran, III, Superintendent, Eastchester School District; and Dr. Jeffrey Capuano, Principal – Eastchester High School.

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Students Grace Vericker, Peter Godshall, and Tillie Morris learning about cardiology from Joseph Vozzolo, MD, a ColumbiaDoctors cardiologist at NYP Lawrence Hospital.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital achieves Re-Designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital announced recently that it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for a third consecutive time. Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation. Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard and includes a select group of only 7 percent of healthcare organizations in the United States. “I am so proud of this amazing team of nursing professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital for earning a third Magnet designation and their commitment to delivering the highest quality and most compassionate care to our patients,” said Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. "An accomplishment of this magnitude happens as a result of the dedication of our nursing staff and the support of all of our hospital colleagues. This achievement provides inspiration, not only for

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, but also for NewYork-Presbyterian.” The hospital was the first in a seven-county region to attain the highly coveted designation in 2007. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. It recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing staff consistently delivers superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation. “This Magnet designation reflects the collaborative efforts of the nurses and the entire organization. I am honored to work in a hospital that empowers all nurses and that their voices are heard. We will continue to work together to deliver the highest standards possible,” said A. Bonnie Corbett, Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NewYorkPresbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, “Excellent nurses means excellent patient care.” For more information about NewYorkPresbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, please visit or call 914737-9000.


A.Bonnie Corbett, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Services (LEFT), and Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital (RIGHT), flank members of NYPHVH nursing leadership and nursing educators who contributed to the hospital’s Magnet re-designation.


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“Nurses 2B” let’s high school students get a head start on their careers

Late summer 2015, while on break for lunch, members of the nursing staff of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, also referred to as “2B” on the hospital’s campus map, delved into a deep discussion about the rising percentage of the nursing workforce nearing retirement age and the declining number of new nurses entering the profession. The discussion was prompted by the results of a 2013 survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Center which found that 55% of the RN workforce is age 50 or older, and the Health Resources and Services Administration projection that more than a million registered nurses will reach retirement age within the next 10 to 15 years. As is typical of nurses at South Nassau, the nurses on 2B, led by their nurse manager Lynn Bert, RN, NP, took action and came up with a plan. After a few weeks of meetings with Sue Penque, Ph.D., RN, CNP, South Nassau’s chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services, as well as their nursing colleagues throughout the hospital, Ms. Bert and her team rolled out the “Nurses 2B” program. “Nurses 2B has been designed as a first step in the solution to reducing the pending void of nursing talent caused by the aging nursing population and in recognition of our obligation to embrace and support the nurses of the future,” said Dr. Penque. “By introducing high school students to the field of nursing now, we hope that it will deepen their passion for careers in nursing.” A total of 26 local area high school students enrolled in and successfully completed the inaugural semester of Nurses 2B. This fall 21 students are enrolled in the program, which consists of six, 90minute weekly seminars held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm.


Pediatrics Nurse Manager Lynn Bert, RN, NP, (second from left, standing) gathers with “Nurses 2B” students following a recent class, which focused on infant care and nutrition. Students enrolled in this session of the Nurses 2B program are from local schools, including Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Baldwin, Freeport, Long Beach and Hewlett.

The seminars are presented by nurses from different areas of clinical practice, from the emergency department to the operating room, who explain their roles and responsibilities; the illnesses, diseases and injuries that they treat; and demonstrate the skills they apply to care for their patients. Upon completion of the program, students assist with a community health event hosted by the hospital, earning them volunteer hours towards their high school diplomas while working alongside registered nurses. As for the nurses who volunteer their time and talents to teach the students, they receive certificates

that may be applied to Clinical Advancement Programs. Ms. Bert, however, attests that is not the motive for the selflessness of her colleagues: “Each instructor was hand-selected because I knew the positive influence each has been for me. How fortunate the students are to get a glimpse of their passion and commitment to their profession. It is my hope that the students achieve the excellence of my peers because perhaps they may be taking care of us someday.” Nurses 2 B will continue to be offered biannually in the fall and spring. Ms. Bert and her team will hand deliver fliers to area high school guidance departments

stating: “Attention High School Students: Are You Thinking about a Future in the Field of Nursing?” followed by an invitation to students with an interest in a nursing career to register for the “free Nurse 2B program,” In addition to Nurses 2B, South Nassau offers nurse internship, Operating Room (OR) Training and Emergency Department (ED) Fellowship programs. Now in its 25th year, nearly 600 nursing candidates have completed the eightweek, 300-hour nurse intern clinical program. The OR program is designed to provide basic instructive perioperative education that will give the novice OR nurse the ra-

tionale and theory needed to provide safe patient care. The ED Fellowship is a 16-week guided intensive program consisting of both instructive and clinical experiences designed to prepare experienced registered nurses to work in the emergency room setting. Numerous competency-based and evidence-based programs are made available to all levels of staff to promote continuous learning and development. Specific programs are geared toward ancillary hospital staff, in the realization that many aspire to enter the nursing profession. For more information, visit

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Free cervical cancer screening at NUMC for uninsured women Early diagnosis of cervical cancer saves lives

During January, Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Nassau University Medical Center wants to spread the word that cervical cancer is preventable and highly treatable if found early. Being screened for cervical cancer with a Pap test is the key to prevention and survival. Screening is available to both insured and uninsured women. “The New York State Cancer Services Program provides free cervical cancer screening to uninsured women — a subpopulation of women less likely to get screened,” said Dr. Victor F. Politi, NuHealth/NUMC’s President/CEO. “According to the most recent New York State data, about 65% of women without insurance have had a Pap test within the past three years, compared to roughly 85% of women with health insurance.” “It’s wonderful that with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act so many more New York women have gained insurance and can access cervical cancer screening, but the fact remains that there are people who are still uninsured,” added Dr. Politi. “The Cancer Services Program is here to provide life-saving cancer screening to our most needy residents.”

The New York State Cancer Services Program provides free cervical cancer screening to uninsured women, ages 40 and older, in every county and borough of the state. The program also provides free breast and colorectal cancer screening to eligible New York State residents. There usually aren’t any symptoms of cervical cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage, making regular Pap tests the key to an early diagnosis. “It is especially important for women who have never had a Pap test or those who haven’t had one within the past five years to get screened. More than half of all cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or who have not had one in the past five years. We encourage women not to delay their screening, and to talk to their doctor or call the Cancer Services Program,” said Dr. John Riggs, Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at NUMC. To find a Cancer Services Program in your community, visit call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) or visit

For more information about cervical cancer, visit For information about insurance options, contact the New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace at or 1-855-355-5777.

ABOUT NUHEALTH NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access. For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit

National Awards highlight South Nassau’s Service Excellence Home Care, Outpatient Dialysis, Stroke Programs recognized for high-performance

South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) received several prestigious national awards in 2016 for its commitment to quality and service excellence in the delivery of home health, dialysis and stroke care services. “These awards underscore our ongoing commitment to quality,” said Richard J. Murphy, president & CEO at South Nassau. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve patient care and patient satisfaction, so it’s reassuring to see that we are receiving national recognition for these efforts in a number of key service areas.” The awards include: • Home Health - For the 11th consecutive year, SNCH Home Care has earned a spot in the prestigious HomeCare Elite™ listing of the top 25 percent of home health care providers in the United States. The listing is based on a collection of performance measures including quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial performance. The 2016 HomeCare EliteTM listing uses publicly available data from the CMS Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Cost reports. • Dialysis Center - South Nassau’s Outpatient Dialysis Center in Oceanside was awarded five stars, the highest possible Overall Quality rating from the US Federal Government’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Dialysis Facility Compare ratings service. The Overall Quality rating is based on performance measured in each of nine categories, including reducing hospitalizations, catheter use vs. fistulas, blood transfusion and deaths, among other concerns. CMS created the new Five-Star Quality Rating System as a way to help patients decide where they want to receive healthcare by providing more transparency about dialysis center performance. • Stroke Care - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® program awarded South Nassau with its Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This is the fourth consecutive year that South Nassau has earned the award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. These latest awards join a list of others that South Nassau has earned for quality, performance and patient safety, including:

• American College of Surgeons Level II Trauma Center Verification • Re-accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers • World Health Organization/United Nations Children's Fund Baby Friendly Designation • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation of Surgical and Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Training Programs • Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation; • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award; • Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures; • Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers;


• Joint Commission Certification for Disease-Specific Care in heart failure, hip and knee replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease and bariatric surgery

Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-forprofit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-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 offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. For more information, visit


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Mather is first Long Island Hospital to use thermal storage for cooling; System will reduce energy use and costs

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will become the first Long Island hospital to install a thermal (ice) storage system to help with cooling the hospital during warmer months. The new system, which is expected to be operational this summer, will shift a portion of the hospital’s peak electrical load from daytime to nighttime when electricity is more plentiful, less expensive and generated more efficiently, and will reduce consumption and peak demand. “By incorporating an ice thermal storage system into Mather Hospital’s chiller plant operations, we are expected to reduce our peak energy demand usage by 20 percent,” said Kevin Koubek, Mather’s Director of

Engineering, Design and Construction. “By shifting our higher electrical demand to the overnight hours (when we would be generating ice), we are able to take advantage of the lower off-peak electric rates.” Ice storage technology, similar to the system being installed at Mather, is a form of energy storage where the consumption of a customer’s electricity is shifted into the nighttime hours where energy is stored each night by using specialized air conditioning units to freeze large tanks of water into ice. During the day, the stored energy (in the form of ice) is then discharged (melted) in coordination with the traditional air conditioning systems to provide cooling without having

to use large amounts of power when the grid is the most stressed. As a result, air conditioning is provided during the day to a building’s occupants with energy that was consumed the night before. In addition to enabling the hospital to take advantage of lower nighttime rates, the system qualifies for new thermal storage rebates offered by PSEG Long Island under the Commercial Efficiency Program. The rebate is based on an estimated number of tons (or amount of) of cooling being offset by the system during high demand peak periods. PSEG Long Island preapproved a rebate of approximately $1 million to Mather to help fund the system’s installation.

Hospital visitation guidelines implemented at area hospitals to combat flu, infectious diseases

Visitation guidelines are being implemented at several regional hospitals to further protect patients from influenza and other infectious diseases. These actions are being taken in response to increasing numbers of cases of influenza across the state and in this region. The guidelines will be implemented in all hospitals joining this announcement by December 29, 2016. Hospitals implementing the restrictions include Albany Medical Center; St. Peter's Health Partners acute care hospitals including Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital (Troy), St. Peter's Hospital, and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital; Ellis Medicine acute care hospitals including Bellevue Woman's Center and Ellis Hospital; Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home; Glens Falls Hospital; Columbia Memorial Hospital; and Saratoga Hospital. The restrictions include:

• A maximum of two visitors will be permitted in a patient's room at any one time. • Children 12 and under will be prohibited from visiting patients' rooms, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections.

• Visitors with rash, diarrhea or respiratory symptoms will be prohibited from visiting patients. These symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath.

The hospitals also are urging all visitors to use hand-washing stations before entering and upon leaving a patient's room. Hand sanitizers are available at many hospital entrances and at many other locations throughout these hospitals, including the doorways of many patient rooms. Some hospitals have special care units or physical layouts which may have additional visitation restrictions or modifications. Hospital officials advised that it is still important to get the vaccine, as it offers protection against other circulating strains and will reduce the likelihood of severe illness. The same guidelines announced today were developed and temporarily implemented in previous years to address influenza outbreaks. These temporary restrictions are intended to help limit the transmission of the virus and protect the health and safety of patients and the professionals who provide their care during the outbreak. Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with more than 450 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information:

“PSEG Long Island commends Mather Hospital for their forward thinking and investment in this intechnology,” said novative Michael Voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewables, PSEG Long Island. “Utilizing thermal storage systems is an efficient way to shift power usage from peak to off peak periods, which not only helps customers reduce operating costs and free up capital that can be directed toward other hospital investments benefitting patients, it helps reduce the demand on the electric system. It is a win-win for everyone. ” In recent years, Mather Hospital has implemented several energy efficiency and cost-saving projects

including installing solar panels, implementing high efficiency lighting systems, installing variable frequency drives on many pumps, air conditioning chillers and cooling towers to reduce energy consumption, installing cool roofs that reflect sunlight and reduce summer heat gain, and Building Management System control of facility lighting, which turns off 30-40% of the non-critical space lighting during evening hours to reduce consumption A recent energy audit revealed that Mather operates at 97% efficiency as compared to other similar facilities. For further information about Mather Hospital, please visit


NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital welcomes New Year’s Baby

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital welcomed the hospital’s first baby delivered in 2017. Avery Acevedo was born to Yrmina Acevedo at 2:28 a.m. on January 1, 2017. The baby girl was 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Regina Fitzgerald of Westchester-Bronx OB/GYN Group. Ms. Acevedo is from Bronx, NY and has two other daughters, ages 18 and 16. She is a staffing analyst with the Fire Department of the City of New York. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Maternity Center offers 23 private, hotel-like post-partum rooms complete with bathrooms

and showers, flat-screen televisions and free Internet. The rooms were designed for maximum comfort with relaxing colors, soft lighting, carpeted floors and special reclining chair/beds for spouses. The Maternity Center also features a state-of-the-art nursery for newborns and a new Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery for babies with special needs or those who are born prematurely. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital provides support for breastfeeding mothers with an on-site lactation specialist and follow-up support after discharge. The hospital delivers an average of 1,600 babies annually. For more information, please visit or call 914-787-1000.

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North Shore Medical Center named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM company. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and analytics focused on the quality and cost of healthcare. Selection for the Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award reflects excellence in cardiovascular services that benefit patients, their families, employers, and the entire community. The study measures performance in key areas including mortality, complication rate, length of stay and cost for heart attack, heart failure and primary percutaneous coronary intervention patients. “NSMC’s Heart Center provides a phenomenal cardiac service for heart attacks and other conditions,” says David Roberts, M.D., chair of cardiology and medicine at NSMC. “That’s in large part due to the strong focus by a team of cardiologists, nurses, clinical assistants, administrators and staff on exceptional care and outcomes.” For years, the NSMC Heart Center has offered a broad range of exceptional services from general cardiology, diagnostic testing and electrophysiology to interventional care and lifesaving treatment for heart attacks, rhythm disorders and

other conditions. NSMC’s collaboration in cardiac care with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) also provides patient’s access to a world-class surgical team. “This award speaks to the caliber of our program and our commitment to providing outstanding care,” says Dr. Roberts. “Our expertise in electrophysiology, general and interventional cardiology brings a truly exceptional level of care to the local community.” The study, now in its eighteenth year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical, operational and financial performance in this critical area of hospital care. If all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners: • More than 9,000 additional lives could be saved • Over 6,000 more heart patients could be complication-free • More than $1.4 billion could be saved

Truven Health Analytics researchers analyzed 2014 and 2015 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2015 (2014 when 2015 was not available) Medicare

cost reports, and the Hospital Compare dataset published in the second quarter of 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The winning hospitals were announced in the November edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. More information on this study research is available at

North Shore Medical Center: NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Outpatient Services and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For more information, visit our website at

Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health, visits Westchester Medical Center Senior Official meets families, Tours new eHealth Center

Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), played host this week to Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health. At Westchester Medical Center, Minister Litzman visited families to offer his support for loved ones under the hospital’s care and toured WMCHealth’s new, 5,500-square-foot eHealth telemedicine center. The eHealth center features 20 multimedia stations equipped with the latest telehealth patient monitoring technologies and is staffed around the clock by highly-trained healthcare professionals. These professionals

serve as a complement to the dedicated, bedside teams caring for WMCHealth patients in network intensive care units and other clinical areas. About Westchester Medical Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services -

Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more - found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 3.5 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit or follow Westchester Medical Center at or

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Left to Right: Cheryl Cafone, RN, Senior Director of Telemedicine, Westchester Medical Center; Christian Becker, MD, Assistant Medical Director, eHealth Center, Westchester Medical Center; Karen Berger, Vice President, Transplant and Clinical Services, Westchester Medical Center; Aron Reiner, Executive Director, Bikur Cholim; Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health; Rabbi Yisroel Kahan, Medical Liaison, Bon Secours Charity Health System

In WMCHealth eHealth operations center, Christian Becker, MD, Assistant Medical Director, eHealth Center, Westchester Medical Center, shows Israel’s Minister of Health, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, how trained medical professionals can supplement bedside care at network facilities in the Hudson Valley through telemedicine technology. WMCHealth’s 5,500 square-foot eHealth Center features 20 multimedia stations and represents a $7 million investment in regional healthcare.


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