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Boomers & Beyond Exercise for Your Heart and Your Well-Being By Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno, M.D., F.A.C.C., ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley As we age, we lose muscle mass and strength. This process is accelerated in persons who are not physically active. Physical activity keeps us healthier and living longer, while decreasing the risks of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and dementia, to name a few. Any activity is better than none. It is also never too late to become physically active (even at the age of 85). The more active you are, the greater the benefit. It’s not necessary to get a stress test before beginning an exercise program, although stress testing may be recommended if you have been sedentary and want to begin a rigorous exercise program. Having said that, it is always better to start an exercise program gradually and intensify as your body adapts to the new demands.
1. Aerobic Activity: A MINIMUM of 30 minutes every day is your goal. Examples of aerobic activity include speed walking, jogging, running, swimming, bicycling or using similar cardio equipment. This does not have to be done all at the same time. For example three 10-minute sessions during the day will provide the same aerobic benefit as a 30-minute session. If you want to lose weight, you will likely need to increase this exercise to 60-90 minutes daily. Your target heart rate is 85% of your maximum heart rate, which varies by age and is calculated as 220 minus your age. When beginning an exercise program, aim first for 50% of your maximum heart rate for the first few weeks. By six months into exercising, you should be able to exercise comfortably at 85% of your maximum heart rate. If you are unable to have a full conversation or feel lightheaded, slow down to a lower heart rate. If your heart rate is at 100%, then you are straining -- slow down.
2. Muscle strengthening: Sessions should be done on two non-consecutive days of the week, approximately 20 minutes each, and target 8-10 major muscle groups. Your goal is 10-15 repetitions of each activity, while gradually increasing the resistance (weight) over time. 3. Flexibility: Stretch twice a week for 10 minutes, ideally after aerobic or strengthening activities when your body is warmed up. Hold each stretch at the point that you feel a good pull (not pain) for 10-30 seconds. 4. Balance: More important for older adults, this includes activities such as tai chi, heel-to-toe walking or standing/ hopping on one foot. A helpful website for more information on the above is Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, found at go4life.niapublications.org/ With offices in Suffern and Monroe, NY, ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley provides quality cardiovascular and general medical services to residents of the lower Hudson Valley, with a focus on prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. 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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You may not be able to achieve these heart rates if you are on cardiac medications such as beta-blockers. A substitute marker of a good level of exercise is when you notice a moderate increase in your breathing and heart rate.
Dr. Bhagan-Bruno is a board-certified cardiologist and imaging expert at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, specializing in the latest techniques in echocardiology and nuclear medicine. She is also an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Bhagan-Bruno graduated from the New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and her cardiology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center. She holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from St. John’s University.
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Burke Rehabilitation Center announces 2014 Burke Award Honorees Burke Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the 2014 Burke Award honorees, who will be recognized at a reception to be held on June 26, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains. This year’s honorees are: J.J. Buchanan, Wellness Coach and Patient Advocate, Stephen Buchanan, Retired Financial Executive and Former Professional Athlete, Laurane Magliari, Entrepreneur, Financial Executive and Retired Corporate Executive and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President, The Rockefeller University. The Burke Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Burke Medical Research Institute. It is conferred upon an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation, either through personal achievements, the development of research or the establishment of programs and facilities to assist individuals with disabilities. The award recognizes strength and courage in overcoming the challenge of a disability or a significant contribution to the understanding of physical disability. “It is an honor to bestow the Burke Award on this year’s honorees,” said Mary Beth Walsh, M.D., CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “They are each, in his or her own way, contributing to the advancement of rehabilitation and rehabilitation science and embody the qualities of dedication, positivity, and perseverance that are so important in this field.” Laurane Magliari strategically led both human resources and marketing organizations at multinational companies that included JPMorgan Chase, Gartner, and A & P. After retiring in 2004, Magliari founded ethiKids, inc., a company dedicated to building character in children. Magliari holds a B.A. from Pace University and continued her education at Stanford University, Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership. Jennifer (J.J.) Buchanan grew up in the California Bay Area, where competitive swimming was a big part of her life. After receiving her Fine Arts degree in Art History from Arizona State University, she studied in Italy and pursued a career in global logistics specializing in the Italian trade lanes.
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AHRMM, CQO: Turn Supply Chain into Value Chain Hospital supply chain professionals are gearing up for our annual conference, hosted by the industry’s professional society, the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM). The theme of AHRMM14 is "Initiate. Collaborate. Innovate." It's a really grand expectation that shows just how far supply chain has come from box counting in the loading dock. What’s driving the transformation of supply chain? Health reform, of course, but also AHRMM’s response to health reform: the Cost, Quality, Outcomes (CQO) Movement. One of the biggest impacts of the ACA is performance-based reimbursement, meaning that clinical and fiscal teams must collaborate now more than ever to ensure their capacity to provide quality care at a more affordable cost. Accordingly, the hospital supply chain needs to adopt to playing a more significant part in synthesizing input costs in relationship to outcomes data. In January 2013, AHRMM launched the CQO Movement to help industry supply chain professionals navigate the developing healthcare space and to succeed in their new, expanded role. Over the years, supply chain professionals have created key strategies to optimize operations and resources. But targeting the supply chain and its expenses is no longer enough. With supply chain leading the way, understanding the total cost of supplies, procedures, and delivered care—as well as how all of these costs intersect to affect reimbursement levels—stands within the purview of the supply chain as well as all departments within hospitals and healthcare systems. Using the CQO model, everything (both inside and outside of the supply chain) is focused on patient outcomes, which not only depend upon cost and quality, they drive reimbursement. The CQO Movement centers on the correlation between cost (supplies, services, and other expenditures in the supply chain, as well as the total cost of care), quality (patient care in line with achieving the best possible clinical outcomes), and outcomes (financial reimbursement driven by exceptional clinical care at the appropriate costs) as opposed to viewing each component separately. AHRMM14 will lay out the actions that supply chain professionals must take in order to thrive and that AHRMM will facilitate. In addition to continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours, the conference offers opportunities to discover and share cutting-edge solutions for organizations—large or small. AHRMM14 aims to help supply chain and other healthcare professionals to initiate a paradigm shift from cost-based materials management to a supply chain focused on cost, quality, and outcomes. collaborate across healthcare functions to reach new frontiers of performance. innovate supply chain management strategy to ensure financial reimbursement driven by outstanding clinical care at the appropriate costs. As a supply chain professional, you have a real opportunity to bring value to your hospital if you are equipped with the right tools bolstered by a CQO-inclusive strategy. The AHRMM14 conference is just the starting point for future transformations in and beyond the supply chain. It is a place where we can take the first steps toward initiating, collaborating, and innovating together. I hope to see you in attendance August 3-6 in Orlando, Florida. Together we can triumph over our challenges. Christopher J. O’Connor is Executive Vice President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and President of two GNYHA Ventures companies: GNYHA Services, Inc., an acute care group purchasing organization, and Nexera, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. O’Connor is Chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).
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Boomers & Beyond North Shore-LIJ, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center affiliate to enhance healthcare for Suffolk residents The North Shore-LIJ Health System and Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center today signed a clinical affiliation agreement, in a move that will help to improve healthcare services for adults on Long Island. “This new affiliation strengthens our more-than-two-decade working relationship with Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, its assisted living program and other community services regarding a number of clinical initiatives focused on geriatric medicine,” said Mark Solazzo, executive vice president and chief operating officer of North Shore-LIJ. “We are excited to partner with such an outstanding facility as Gurwin Jewish, which offers a comprehensive range of high-quality healthcare and rehab services.” Mr. Solazzo also noted that the health system has a long track record of providing rapid intervention for patients and residents at Gurwin Jewish’s facilities requiring emergency care or hospitalization at Huntington, Plainview, Syosset, Southside and North Shore University hospitals. “In addition, we have a good clinical strategy in place to reduce hospital readmissions and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, which benefits patients and both organizations,” Mr. Solazzo said.
The clinical affiliation makes no changes to the governance of either organization; however, it offers the foundation for both to remain at the forefront of offering comprehensive options for seniors and other adults looking for high-quality, compassionate care. “We are delighted to partner with the North Shore-LIJ Health System to provide their patients with the specialized care they require, including the rehabilitation they need in order to return home after a life-altering event such as a stroke, joint replacement or extended hospital stay,” said Herbert H. Friedman, executive vice president/CEO of Gurwin Jewish. “We are proud of our long commitment to providing the best possible care to those we serve, and are equally pleased to affiliate with the health system, an organization with a known reputation for excellence.” About Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation The Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 460-bed nursing care facility located in Commack, Long Island, offering short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, medical/post-surgical sub-acute care, respiratory and ventilator dependent care, hospice and palliative care and on-site dialysis. In addition, Gurwin Jewish offers an adult day health
Mark Solazzo, executive vice president and chief operating officer of North Shore-LIJ (left); signs the affiliation agreement with Herbert Friedman, executive vice president and CEO of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation. Also participating in the event, in the back row: Howard Guzik, MD, senior medical director, SNF services, North Shore-LIJ; Bert Brodsky, president of the board, Gurwin Jewish; and Larry Simon, chairman of the board, Gurwin Jewish.
program, home care services through two home care programs, and an assisted living community. For more information, go to www.gurwin.org About North Shore-LIJ Health System One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan
area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 17 hospitals and more than
400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with over 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of about 48,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com
United Hebrew Celebrates 95th Anniversary Year Established in 1919 in New Rochelle for housing older adults, United Hebrew marks a milestone in a history of service, caring and community. United Hebrew is celebrating its 95th anniversary year in 2014, having evolved from a modest home for elderly men in New Rochelle in 1919, to a leading comprehensive, multi-service senior living campus caring for more than 800 older adults daily. “For 95 years we have been a model for meaningful and purposeful aging,” said Michael Rozen, Chair of the United Hebrew Board of Directors. “This celebratory year is an opportunity to honor our legacy of caring for our community and to plan for new initiatives in the future.” United Hebrew recently implemented new programmatic initiatives - a Hospice and Palliative Care Program, a secure Alzheimer’s/Dementia Unit and a Care Management Program. In addition, United Hebrew recently hosted more than 100 people -- Board members, staff, dignitaries, residents and their families -- for a special anniversary program. At that event, Rita Mabli, President and CEO of United Hebrew, commented: " The end of our first century of service marks a new beginning…we are growing, bringing compassionate care to more and more people throughout the tristate area. We thrive, we soar and our possibilities are endless.” The day featured a performance from the IONA College Pipe Band, the unveiling of a quilt of compassion, as well as appearances and speeches by community leaders, including New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Westchester County Legislator James Maisano, Esq. “Today is not just simple longevity that we celebrate. More significant is our 95 years of commitment to compassionate care
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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Hector Cruzado, Chief of Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC), and his colleagues will proudly tell you about all of the great things going on at the 324-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn. Of course, that begs one question: Where does Mr. Cruzado begin? “This is an exciting time at WHMC, with many already renowned programs continuing to flourish,” says Mr. Cruzado. For starters, the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at WHMC has made tremendous strides under the leadership of Dr. Ralph L. Ruggiero. Dr. Ruggiero, a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has led the department for the last year. Under his watchful eye, the hospital’s Press Ganey scores have gone up 13 percent. Dr. Ruggiero has instituted many safety programs in the Labor and Delivery room and WHMC features a Level 3 Nursery that cares for newborns “So small that they fit in the palm of your hand,” says Ruth Krauthamer, a 40-year nursing veteran. WHMC features a dedicated staff of 1,800 physicians, nurses and support personnel that care for patients of thirty-five distinct cultures. Enterprising asthma care: WHMC’s new Asthma outreach program, aimed at controlling asthma episodes in the pediatric population, while reducing ED visits and hospitalizations, has been awarded a $3.9 million grant to affect a difference in the area commonly known as “Asthma Alley”. The Asthma Awareness Program extends the department’s services throughout the community by enhancing community, patient and healthcare providers’ awareness of asthma. Services offered include educational workshops, counseling, consultations, home visits, remote GPS medication monitoring and care center scheduling. Led by Dr. Patricia Wollard-Pickens this program is off to a roaring start and has made a difference in the community after only one month in existence.
Movement Disorder, and neuromuscular diseases. In addition, the neurologists work closely with related sub-specialists in other fields, including neurosurgery, critical care medicine, pediatric neurology, radiology and rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry.
Expanding and progressive oncology treatment and care: Dr. Maria J. Nieto, WHMC’s new Oncology Director, brings impressive credentials to the facility. She left Mount Sinai to continue her enterprising work at WHMC. In her first six months at WHMC, Dr. Nieto has had a huge impact, dramatically reducing patient wait times. Her commitment to her patients and the community are unparalleled. In the effort to aggressively attack the issue of cancer, Dr. Nieto has added two hematology/oncology doctors to make WHMC more efficient for the benefit of the community. The medical oncologists at WHMC have expert knowledge in every aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment and are committed to providing patients with supportive, compassionate, quality care that is close to home. New treatments in cardiology: Led by Dr. Gopi Ponukullu, WHMC has a focused vision in the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Dr. Punukullu and his esteemed team bring expertise and compassion to a community where the population routinely ranks high in the incidence of CHF and other heart related disorders. A newly expanded CATH LAB further allows WHMC and their Cardiology
team to more accurately diagnose and treat incidents that may lead to heart disease and other abnormalities. A leader in diabetes care – and education: The statistics are concerning. According to New York State Health Foundation, there are 164,000 Brooklyn residents suffering from diabetes. To help address the issue in our community, WHMC has enlisted a Certified Diabetes Educator to help identify and educate staff as well as the community on to how better deal with diabetes and its side effects. David Rock, WHMC’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “In the course of treatment, many of whom are unaware of their diabetic condition, learn for the first time either in one of our patient care centers or as to follow up with an ED visit.” An array of surgery options: WHMC’s surgical department continues to grow in several disciplines, including orthopedics, bariatric surgery and neurosurgery. With the additions of Dr. Erico Cardoso and Dr. Gordon Anderson, WHMC now offers a comprehensive Neurosurgey program dealing with brain and spine injuries. WHMC is proud and fortunate to have two such distinctive members of the neurosurgery community as part of the Wyckoff family; bringing
needed care to the community they serve. The Division of Neurology is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients with neurological diseases/conditions, including stroke, epilepsy, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s Disease,
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PEDIATRIC CENTER: With the opening of WHMC’s new pediatric center, the facility continues to find new ways to reach and treat the community. WHMC serves a community where 18 percent is under the age of 21. WHMC’s Department of Pediatrics serves all the medical needs of the infants, children, and adolescents in its catchment area. The main emphasis at the facility is providing the best possible quality of care to all the infants, children, and teenagers who enter our doors in a compassionate, supportive, and child-friendly atmosphere. When asked to define the goals of the new patient care center, Dr. Gustavo Del Toro, Chief Medical Officer and a pediatric Oncologist plainly states: “Our goal is to bring high level, comprehensive pediatric care to our underserved community.”
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Our Community, Our Hospital Over 125 Years of Service Gustavo DelToro, MD Chief Medical Of¿cer Dr. Gustavo Del Toro leads our medical team of highly skilled physicians. A University of Michigan Medical school graduate, widely published and Sloan Kettering trained, Dr. Del Toro exempli¿es our medical commitment to providing excellent patient care, ensuring that the physicians under his charge are meeting the highest standards of medical care.
Stephen Carryl, MD Laparoscopic Surgery Highly specialized, board certi¿ed and an experienced surgeon, as the chairman of surgery Dr. Carryl oversees our surgical department. From minimally invasive ambulatory surgery to the complexities of neurosurgery Dr. Carryl says, “It is my job to ensure that we are providing the best possible care with the most experienced doctors in what is and often can be a highly stressful moment.”
Ralph Ruggiero, MD OB\GYN As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and assistant professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at New York Medical College and having overseen more than 7,000 deliveries, Dr. Ruggiero has the knowledge, clinical experience and leadership skills to head a team of vibrant and excellent OB\GYN physicians.
Gopi Punukollu, MD Cardiology Trained at the highly acclaimed Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Punukollu has more than 20 years’ of cardiac care experience, successfully performing numerous complex, life sustaining cardiac procedures. Dr. Punukollu brings a highly advanced clinical approach and commitment to patient care in rendering this vital clinical medical service to WHMC.
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For Better or For Worse You walk onto your unit for a new shift with a fresh start. Routinely, you glance at the list of patients who have been assigned to your care, and then you gear up to receive shift-report from the departing nurse. This crucial time allows the leaving shift to paint a picture of the patients you will be spending the next twelve hours caring for and their condition. The departing nurse is laying the groundwork for your day via this synopsis. However, this change-of-shift report also has the ability to affect your morale, if you let it. Though change-of-shift hand-off communication lasts approximately thirty minutes or less, this time can truly transform your attitude at the start or end of your shift for better, or for worse. For instance, envision the shift that winds up like a nightmare. New and old nurses have all experienced it. This is the type of shift when something unimaginable happens, and then everything else crumbles to pieces. You did not stop to use the restroom, to eat, to chat with co-workers, or to sit down for twelve dreadful hours. The end of your shift can go in two very different directions. The on-coming shift can support you in your efforts and praise you for trying your best in light of the situation. Or, the on-coming shift nurse can reprimand you for unfinished tasks and a scattered report. One of these scenarios ends in patting yourself on the back, the other, undoubtedly ends in tears. Nursing is undeniably one of the most challenging professions. Nurses need to support each other in an effort to keep morale high and prevent burn out from occurring. Yet, it's easy to notice that other nurses have the ability to quickly make you feel inferior, especially for the unseasoned new nurses. Rather than rolling eyes when a shaky hand-off report is given, try constructive feedback for your co-worker. Foster confidence and success in co-workers, rather than devaluing others. Throw snide comments and sighs at the wayside as much as possible in your professional role. Let us replace this lateral violence with encouragement and empathy. Nurses have enough grief to leave the unit with after a shift with, for instance, a death of a patient, poor prognoses, or even hurtful remarks from patients. Other nurses should not be adding to fire. Instead of burning out fellow nurses, let us keep each other's flame ignited for the passion to provide competent care for patients. There will never be enough time in a shift to make everything perfect. However, beating each other up for mistakes will never make things better.
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education & careers High School students graduate with promising careers in health care St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center held its Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program graduation ceremony for 27 students from Commack, Smithtown East and West, Kings Park and Sachem High Schools. The 27 students received completion certificates signed by Senator John J. Flanagan, and a half a health credit through participation in a 16-week lecture series in health care careers. The students were given hands on experience, as well as industry information in various departments including nursing, pharmacy, dietary and laboratory, to name a few. The Health Care Career Exploration and Internship Program initiated through a partnership with the Smithtown Industry Advisory Board to offer high school students the opportunity to earn credits
while gaining hands-on experience. The program has since grown to include Commack, Kings Park and Sachem High Schools. “We are always excited to offer this program because it really helps to shape the student’s outlook and career goals,” said Executive Director for Smithtown Schools Industry Advisory Board/ Work Experience Coordinator Mary Pat Grafstein. “The program does not just prepare the students for college, but for their careers.” Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Paul J. Rowland attended the graduation and addressed the students, parents, and hospital staff, “This program is of great importance to the community—and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff that mentioned the students.”
St. Catherine’s Director of Community Relations Heather Reynolds, who coordinates the program stated, “These students embraced learning about health care and the professionals who
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education & careers Walsh Presents Two Research Projects at National Committee of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine Brian Walsh, MD, MBA, presented two research projects at the National Committee of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM) in New Orleans on March 31, 2014. Patient-centered communication and disposition are two of the milestones established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Emergency Medicine. Since these milestones can be difficult to assess because of variability in individual patient interactions, Dr. Walsh’s research sought to determine how assessing 24-hour return visits can make the evaluation of these milestones more objective. His presentation, titled, “The Use of 24-hour Return Visits to Assess Residents’ Patient Centered Communication and Disposition Ability” concluded that evaluation of 24-hour return visits provides an objective way to begin assessment of patient-centered communication and disposition. The second presentation was titled, “Assessment of Pre-hospital Care with the Emergency Medicine Milestones.” Advanced Life
Support (ALS) patients receiving online medical control or base contact who are triaged by emergency medicine residents for Basic Life Support (BLS) tend to be complex and are associated with increased liability. The research evaluated whether a review of these patients could provide a simple and efficient way to identify proficiency gaps in emergency pre-hospital care. The study concluded there are relatively few ALS patients who are triaged to BLS by emergency medicine residents. These patients tend to be complex and many are admitted to a monitored bed from the ED. Dr. Walsh is an active researcher in the fields of pre-hospital and emergency medicine. He is a frequent regional and national lecturer on topics pertaining to emergency medicine. He is an attending physician at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center and a partner of Emergency Medical Associates.
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Screening and educating business professionals at HIA’s 26th Annual Trade Show
St. Catherine of Siena was present at the 26th Annual Long Island Business Trade Show & Conference on Thursday, May 23, 2014. This was the fourth year the hospital has participated in the event to educate business professionals and community members about the importance of screenings for preventative care. Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick stopped by the booth for his free blood pressure screening provided by registered nurse Margaret Solan.
Assistant Vice President of Nursing Administration MaryJane Finnegan commented, “the trade show is a great opportunity to share St. Catherine’s many service lines to surrounding community members—and an even better opportunity to provide business professionals with screenings.” She continued, “We look forward to participating again next year.” For more information about St. Catherine of Siena, please call (631) 870-3444 or visit stcatherines.chsli.org.
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education & careers Orange Regional Medical Center Physician and Nurse recipients of EMS Awards Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Pamela Murphy, MD and Angela Marchionni, RN are recipients of the Orange County EMS Excellence Awards. Additionally, Dr. Murphy is also the recipient of the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Excellence Awards. The 2013 Orange County & Hudson Valley Regional Physician of Excellence Award was given to Dr. Pamela Murphy. She was honored for her contributions to the EMS community as a physician and for her dedication, responsibility, professional behavior and special skill and insight in the pre-hospital environment. She is a strong advocate for all EMS providers both as a volunteer and
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in her career as a physician and is responsible for many positive changes within Orange County and Hudson Valley EMS. Dr. Murphy
is the chairperson of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) that oversees EMS for the six counties that comprise the Hudson Valley Region. REMSCO is instrumental in developing protocols, implementing training programs and promoting high-quality, pre-hospital care throughout the region. For the second consecutive year, Angela Marchionni, RN was awarded the 2013 Orange County EMS Educator of Excellence Award. Her outstanding teaching, educational administration, coordination and research, publication and research significantly improved the pre-hospital services. As Orange Regional’s EMS Liaison, Ms. Marchionni has coordinated multiple
Pamela Murphy, MD and Angela Marchionni, RN receive honors
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs that are invaluable to every EMT in both Orange and the surrounding counties.
In 2013 Angela conducted a total of 20 classes that were attended by 1,109 people. She has also been a valuable asset to Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GOVAC), by helping to provide speakers for monthly training and CEM’s sponsored by GOVAC. Nominated by EMS and Orange County based hospitals, Dr. Murphy and Ms. Marchionni were selected by a committee of winners of the 2012 EMS Awards. Dr. Murphy will go on to the New York State EMS Nomination Awards. For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center please visit www.ormc.org. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
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education & careers St. Peterâ€™s Health Partners honored with Award from Siena College event of an emergency, parents can rest assured knowing their children are in good hands,â€? explained Dr. Bosco. â€œSuccess is built on teamwork. This award is a testament to what a great team we have.â€? In addition to his role at St. Peterâ€™s Health Partners, Dr. Bosco is a partner of Emergency Medical
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The award was presented May 2 as part of the collegeâ€™s annual Student Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony. â€œThe relationship built with Siena College was forged through the dedication and commitment to provide the best care to the community and students â€“ and to ensure that in the
Samuel Bosco, MD, FACEP Physicians often are defined as â€œheroes.â€? They heal wounds, repair broken bones and save lives. If you were to ask a physician how he feels about such titles, he would most likely tell you he was â€œjust doing his job.â€? Although it may be their jobs, when a hospital team becomes a great resource and ally for a university, their efforts do not go unnoticed. Each year the Division of Student Affairs at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., recognizes a member of the staff or community partner for their outstanding service to their students and the Siena community. St. Peterâ€™s Health Partners, Albany, N.Y., is the 2014 recipient of the Vice President for Student Affairs recognition award. This is the first time a healthcare provider is being recognized. Samuel Bosco, MD, FACEP, the chief of emergency medicine, Celeste DesChamps, director of patient care services, and their team at St. Peterâ€™s Hospital has been proactive and responsive in emergency situations, according to Maryellen Gilroy, vice president for student affairs at Siena College. She describes the team as helpful and a delight to work with. â€œOur relationship with St. Peterâ€™s has been tremendous,â€? said Gilroy. â€œThe quality of care provided to our students has been outstanding. We are truly grateful for all of the attention and great care the entire emergency department gives to our students on a regular basis.â€?
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education & careers Junior volunteers recognized for service at Good Samaritan Hospital The Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented $1,500 scholarships to three exemplary junior volunteers. The 2014 honorees—Alyssa Lim, Claudia Leonard and Maria Tobin —plan to pursue careers that will benefit health care. Their goals are to use their experience as volunteers in continuing their educations in fields that will benefit the safety and well-being of others. Good Samaritan Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons commended this year’s recipients for their exemplary academic achievements and work ethic. “You have accomplished so much in a short time and embrace the best notion of volunteerism which is fundamental to us at Good Samaritan. The ability to be charitable is a gift that I know each of you will carry on throughout your health care careers, hopefully back at Good Samaritan,” said Ms. Simmons. Claudia Leonard, a senior at Brentwood High School, has contributed more than 200 hours to the hospital’s C Unit and Transport Service and plans to pursue a career in medicine as a college student at Boston University. “Volunteering at the hospital has given me an incredible opportunity to get a glimpse into the environment that I hope to become a part of in the future,” said Ms. Leonard. In addition to volunteering at Good Samaritan, she continued to challenge herself academically by taking Honors and AP classes while maintaining an A average. Alyssa Lim, a graduate of Central Islip High School, volunteered in the hospital’s Cardiology waiting area, contributing nearly 250 hours of service. She will be attending Adelphi University to study nursing and hopes to return to Good Samaritan. “I am honored to have volunteered at Good Sam having had the opportunity to make a patient’s day better with a smile and encouraging words,” said Ms. Lim.
Pictured (L-R) Junior Volunteer/ Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Ingrid DiGiovanna and Laurie Feldscher, Scholarship winners Alyssa Lim, Claudia Leonard and Maria Tobin, Central Council of the Guilds President Marie Nicharico and Good Samaritan Hospital Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Simmons.
A St. Anthony’s High School graduate, Maria Tobin has contributed more than 150 hours of service in the hospital’s Coffee Shop. “Community service has contributed to my career goals, character, faith and leadership skills,” said Ms. Tobin. “I am looking forward to using these skills while pursuing a career in speech pathology at Providence College.” Junior volunteers at Good Samaritan have the opportunity to enhance their personal development and learn skills while assisting the hospital in providing its important services to the community. Scholarship funds are provided by the Central Council of the Guilds of Good Samaritan and through donations received at Good Samaritan’s Guild Thrift Shop, Gift Shop and Captree Café. The medical center has more than 450 active junior volunteers, who collectively contributed more than 5,000 hours in 2013. Between the ages of 15 and 18, they come from 17 different school districts in the
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