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ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Walks for Heart Health sponsors American Heart Association Tri-County Heart Walk

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley doctors, staff, family and friends walked in support of cardiovascular disease research and education at the American Heart Association’s Tri-County Heart Walk on Sunday, May 4 at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park.

About ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley: 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. 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. The affiliation with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center brings the vast resources of one of the nation’s top heart care hospitals close to home.

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ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV), a leading provider of cardiovascular and internal medicine services, joined hundreds of Hudson Valley residents as both a team and sponsor of the American Heart Association Tri-County Heart Walk, on May 4, at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park. “We are proud to support American Heart Association (AHA) events. This is our second year sponsoring the Heart Walk, AHA’s premiere event raising funds to save lives from the No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. David Ramos, M.D., F.A.C.C., ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley’s managing physician. “It’s also a great time for our staff, friends and family to join in a fun outdoor event to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.” (ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley has also sponsored the American Heart Association Tri County Go Red for Women Luncheon, a fall event similarly raising funds for cardiovascular disease research and education.) Visit the ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley blog “Heart of the Matter” at category/blog for information on heart healthy living.

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV) team captains Erica Davieds (second from left) and Zehava Fishman (center) were joined by CDHV staff Tanya Pfingst (far left), Susan Lipschitz, CDHV office manager (second from right) and Lior Fishman (far right), at the American Heart Association’s Tri-County Heart Walk on Sunday, May 4. CDHV sponsored the Torch Ceremony at this year’s event.

ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley was a proud sponsor of this year’s Tri-County Heart Walk, held on Sunday, May 4 at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park. CDHV staff manned the torch decoration table and spoke to walkers about the practice’s offerings.

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Orange Regional Medical Center celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life to be held at Orange Regional’s Main Campus on June 1, 2014 Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center will host a celebration of life and mini health fair in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event will take place on Orange Regional’s Event Lawn located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer, is in treatment for cancer or has completed cancer therapy, as well as their friends, family members and caregivers. The event will include a barbeque, music, giveaways, a mini health fair and, most importantly, a commemoration of the lives of the cancer survivors in our community. Reservations are required by May 31, 2014 by calling 1-888-321-6762. “We want to celebrate each and every person who is a cancer survivor and recognize the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers as people who have provided help and support along the way,” says Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey Bueno. “This is truly a joyous opportunity to applaud their achievements and their perseverance through their cancer journey.” Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the NCSD Foundation. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014. Individuals are encouraged to know their family history, learn about different cancers and discuss with their physician warning signs they should be aware of. Early detection is key to surviving cancer. For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center ’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center Services please visit Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing

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Ask An Expert By Roberta Knab Senior Vice President, Nexera Management Services

Empower Clinical, Administration Leaders to Find the True Value of Value Analysis Despite tight budgets, healthcare organizations can achieve both quality and cost savings in clinical care delivery using value analysis. Value analysis targets the supply chain—the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes (CQO). At its best, it functions in a cross-disciplinary vein, bringing supply chain professionals and clinicians together to evaluate the use and effectiveness of products and services. Those assessments lead to stakeholder decisions that directly impact patient care and quality, as well as the bottom line. By using a clinician/supply chain-integrated value analysis that relies on vetted analytics, enterprise-wide communication, and physician-led teams, organizations can affect meaningful change. Hospitals must take into consideration all costs: supplies, procedures, and total delivered care costs (which are all dependent on quality and outcomes) and the way in which they intersect to determine reimbursement levels. An integrated supply chain and a value analysis program can lead providers to the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes. The challenge, however, is not only to show the CQO connection, but to provide persuasive, meaningful information that overcomes ingrained practices and the cultural status quo. A multidisciplinary value analysis team that includes clinical and supply chain representatives ensures that the key stakeholders are involved and engaged, resulting in realistic action plans. Change can be difficult. But value analysis experts who have clinical and healthcare administrative backgrounds are armed with the tools to surmount those hurdles, hurdles that may be preventing savings on such products as physician preference items, which can account for as much as 60 percent of an institution's supply costs. Because there are so many complex healthcare products and services, it is essential to find value analysis practitioners with the expertise to both speak clinicians’ language and who know how to link clinician needs to supply chain financials effectively. In order to achieve optimal returns, it is critical to identify and buy safe, effective products at the best prices by using evidencebased data, then clearly outlining products, services, and processes that weigh patient care quality and outcome merits along with their financial impact. At Nexera, the extensive healthcare experience of our staff, combined with our partnership approach to client relationships, yields proven results. Nexera identifies savings using a multidisciplinary methodology. First, our team members, whose healthcare industry backgrounds range from doctors to nurses to administrators, evaluate organization-wide spend by clinical service line. We then engage hospital clinical staff in product selection and use based on quality and patient outcomes. Sustainable results are achieved by validating savings, tracking outcomes, and providing data-driven reports. Transparency and accountability are crucial to creating a successful program. Nexera’s results-driven differentiators include assigning a clinical professional to each client’s value analysis program using a physician-led approach combined with clinical resources to lead decisions. Value analysis is a proven strategy for constructing the most efficient, cost-effective supply chain, which can have a positive effect on clinical, fiscal, and administrative performance. With empowered clinicians collaborating with supply chain professionals and relying on empirical data, impactful decisions can be made that will offer long-lasting results. 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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Lower costs. Increase quality. Let Nexera’s Value Analysis team help you find the right balance. Physician preference items account for up to 60% of hospital supply costs, presenting an opportunity for supply chain professionals, clinicians, and leadership to work together to offset economic constraints. Value analysis is a physicianled, hospital-wide, evidence-based process that collaboratively establishes, prioritizes, and monitors initiatives that reduce costs while maintaining or improving the quality of care and clinical outcomes. Implementation and support of the value analysis team structure is a Nexera core competency. We look at total spend by clinical service with two goals in mind: rationalizing the approach to product sourcing and utilization, and creating accountability at all levels. By working with your teams, we customize a value analysis program that is tailored to your resources, your needs, and your existing purchasing processes.

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Glen Cove Hospital opens Rehab Program for those with lung conditions Glen Cove Hospital recently opened an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program geared toward patients coping with a range of lung problems. The new program helps people living with chronic lung disease such as asthma, pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), lung cancer, lung transplant and other conditions, to improve breathing and enhance their quality of life. The comprehensive program emphasizes stretching, exercise on treadmills and a stationary bike, education, social support and home visits. “Our pulmonary rehab specialists design a customized treatment plan to help strengthen patients’ muscles that improve breathing and overall pulmonary functioning,” said Thomas Howard, RT, the hospital’s director of respiratory therapy. “Patients work one-on-one with respiratory therapists throughout the exercises and patients’ oxygen levels are closely monitored, making for a high quality and safe setting.”

Shirley Pinckney, a 73-year-old Glen Cove resident who suffers from pulmonary hypertension recently started the program. “The therapists are kind and I’m very comfortable with the exercises because you go at your own pace,” Ms. Pinckney said. “We learn how to breathe correctly and are encouraged to practice leg lifts and other stretches while sitting at home watching TV.” Before attending the Glen Cove pulmonary program, Ms. Pinckney traveled to LIJ Medical Center’s lung rehab program in New Hyde Park. “It was getting to be too far and expensive for me to go there and this program is just what seniors in our community needed,” she added. “There are a handful of pulmonary rehab programs scattered in Nassau County,” said Martin Moskowitz, MD, director of the critical care unit at Glen Cove and the pulmonary rehab program’s medical director. “This program gives people coping with chronic lung diseases a top-notch option for rehab much closer to their homes.”


Howard Thomas, RT, director of respiratory therapy, and Barbara Barnett, MD, the hospital’s medical director, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new pulmonary rehab program. Participating in the event were: Marlo Graziose, RT, James Kiefer, RT, patient Shirley Pinckney of Glen Cove, Glenny Glen, a patient from Oyster Bay, and Martin Markowitz, MD, the program’s medical director.

Glen Cove Hospital also offers state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing. “These tests are valuable because it helps us diagnose lung conditions, as well as help thera-

pists understand patients’ lung capacity to better tailor a plan of care,” Dr. Moskowitz said. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program consists of an interdiscipli-

Calvary honors Christopher Curran, CCT with “Catch a Star” Award Calvary Hospital recently honored Connecticut resident, Christopher Curran, CCT with the “Catch a Star” Award. The Hospital encourages patients, family members, visitors and employees to nominate members

of the nursing staff (nurses, cancer care technicians, and administrative staff) who demonstrate the Hospital’s Core Values of Caring, Compassion, Commitment, Non-Abandonment, and Dignity through their work. Honorees are


Calvary awards the “Catch a Star” Award to Christopher Curran, CCT, pictured (left to right) Leonila C. Quinones, RN, MA, DON, Director of Nursing Operations; Francine Forrest, RN, Patient Service Manager; Christopher Curran, CCT, (Honoree); Marlene Humphreys, RN, BSN, MS, CHPN, Director of Staff Development; and Camelia Brown, RN, Patient Service Manager.

also expected to go above and beyond to make a difference, and exemplify a “healing touch” presence with patients and family members. Award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families. Christopher Curran began working at Calvary in 2009 as the Family Care Center Coordinator, and graduated as a Cancer Care Technician CCT in 2010. His nomination forms from colleagues and family members included comments such as: • “Christopher is an extraordinary worker. His care and concern for my father is very genuine and I believe he has gone above and beyond his call of duty. He is always very attentive to my father’s needs. He is very professional and caring, he is constantly checking in on my father to make sure that he is clean and comfortable.” • “Christopher is comforting, cheerful, and courteous. He took care of my needs in a timely fashion.” • “Christopher made my visit comfortable and kept me informed of the care and services that I was receiving.” Christopher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 majoring in Psychology. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, running with his dog, and traveling. Christopher and his family reside in Norwalk, Connecticut. Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. For more information, visit

nary healthcare team that includes physicians, respiratory and physical therapists, nutritionists, case managers, social workers, homecare and palliative care specialists.

Louis Shapiro Installed as GNYHA Chairman Louis Shapiro, President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), was formally installed as the 2014-2015 Chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Board of Governors last night at GNYHA’s Annual Meeting and Reception. As GNYHA Chairman, Mr. Shapiro will help shape the policies, projects, and advocacy efforts of the trade association, which represents more than 250 not-forprofit hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, throughout the New York metropolitan area, upstate New York, and in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. “We are very fortunate to have Lou Shapiro as Chairman in this era of rapidly evolving health care reform,” said GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske. “He is a proven leader, and his vision and experience will be invaluable during these challenging times for hospitals in the metropolitan New York area.” “I am honored to be appointed the new Chairman of GNYHA and look forward to working with my fellow Board members and the GNYHA staff on the important issues facing health care providers in our region,” said Mr. Shapiro. “Our industry is experiencing unprecedented change that demands we collaborate, think differently and drive toward innovation, to ensure healthcare quality is increased, costs are managed, and access is improved.” Mr. Shapiro who has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, has been at Hospital for Special Surgery since 2006. Prior to joining HSS, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. His experience also includes being a leader in the healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company, and at Allegheny General Hospital, where he served in a number of capacities in the Pittsburgh-based system.

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Hundreds of women get helpful health information at North Shore-LIJ conference Approximately 600 women learned about various aspects of their health through workshops, interactive seminars and a keynote speech by TODAY Show fourth hour co-host Hoda Kotb recently at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale during the sixth Katz Institute for Women’s Health conference, the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced. The day’s workshops focused on topics including cancer screening; heart health; stress and anxiety; digestive health; weight management; bone health; eye health; vitamins and supplements; foot health; and caring for the caregiver. After Ms. Kotb’s inspirational keynote speech, in which she discussed her trials in getting her first job and the enlightening wisdom she has picked up through her work and travels, workshop attendees took part in interactive sessions about yoga, guided mediation and healthy food pairings. The Katz Institute for Women’s Health is dedicated to providing women with healthcare and education specific to their health needs, which differ from those of men. “We aim to provide the communities we serve with the best health education and wellness services to ensure that they remain healthy,” said Stacey Rosen, MD, vice president of women’s health at the North Shore-LIJ Katz Institute for Women’s Health. “We are elated that so many people could join us for this conference and learn about valuable health information that they can then pass on to their families, friends and communities.” During the women’s health conference, five North Shore-LIJ female physicians were also honored for their accomplishments and dedication to the health system. Those physicians include: Tina Walch, MD, medical director of South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, who received the Tita Monti Award for Outstanding Community Education; Beth Gottlieb, MD, director of pediatric rheumatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, who got the Sandra Atlas Bass Award for Clinical Excellence; Suzanne El-Sayegh, MD, associate chairman and associate program director of the department of medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, who was awarded the Ann Gottlieb Award for Excellence in Teaching; Maria Torroella

Carney, MD, chief of the division of geriatric and palliative medicine in the North Shore-LIJ department of medicine, who got the Sharon Joyce Schlanger Award for Outstanding Community Service; and Andrea Vambutas, MD, chair of the department of otolaryngology at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, who received the Lorinda de Roulet Award for Excellence in Research. To see a video about this, go to 377f2c7f6&channelListId&mediaId=0c711e823ef14f43ab2064c01d e61e38 For more information about the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, go to


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MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center A new and exciting era in healthcare in the Hudson Valley officially began on May 9 when MidHudson Regional of Westchester Medical Center (WMC) opened in Poughkeepsie. The facility was formerly known as Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers (SFHHC). The United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, approved WMC’s purchase of the assets of SFHHC earlier this year, setting the stage for an exciting era of unique cooperation, collaboration and momentum for the respected hospital and its array of programs.

to working together. SFHHC has provided quality care close to home, including Level 2 trauma services, with only the most critically ill patients being transferred to WMC. That practice will not change. You can already see and feel the excitement on the campus amongst patients and staff. Members of the community and hospital staff have noticed new signs and placards identifying the hospital by its new name MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center being installed throughout the campus. Indeed, a new and exciting era of healthcare is taking place in the community.

Michael Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center, Mark Tulis, Chairman of the Board of Westchester County Health Care Corporation, Arthur Nizza, President of MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Sister Roberta Smith, General Minister of the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities, and Samuel Simon, MD, Former Chairman, Saint Francis Hospital and Health Care Centers, holding the ceremonial “key” to the hospital.

Arthur Nizza, DSW, President of MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, welcoming the guests at the transition ceremony.

“We are very excited about MidHudson Regional Hospital and its future,” said Westchester Medical Center President and CEO Michael Israel. “We believe we have made an important investment in healthcare in the community as well as the entire region.” The name change was effective at 12:01 a.m. and culminates months of planning and preparation to ensure a smooth, respectful and effective transition that ultimately keeps the hospital open, allowing it to continue to provide much-needed services in the community.

At MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, a large hallway was dedicated to the 100-year history of Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers, including historical artifacts and a colorful timeline.

The hospital, which will now be a part of Westchester Medical Center, will maintain current services being offered at the facility including Level II trauma services, inpatient psychiatric services and emergency mentalhealth and chemical dependency services. The home healthcare programs as well as the preschool and early intervention program will also remain in place. “Over the coming weeks and months, you will be hearing about the plans for MidHudson Regional Hospital of New signs are popping up everywhere at Westchester Medical Center and learning the MidHudson Regional Hospital of more about the people and programs that Westchester Medical Center campus. make it a wonderful organization,” added MHRH President, Art Nizza. MidHudson Regional of Westchester Medical Center will expand the quality and breadth of healthcare services offered in the region. The tradition of care nurtured over the past century at the former SFHHC remains. The bridge connecting the first 100 years and the next 100 years is centered on compassion, respect and commitment to serving others, first demonstrated by the small group of Franciscan Sisters who arrived in 1914. Now, as a secular hospital, there will be a more visible sense of inclusion as the facility welcomes all faith traditions to offer spiritual support to the community. WMC has 30 years of experience in supporting the advanced-care needs of patients in the Hudson Valley. The former SFHHC and WMC have always enjoyed a good professional relationship and looks forward photos provided

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By Alison Lazzaro, RN

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Safe Haven? Each morning (or evening) before stepping onto your unit, you take a moment to set an intention. Perhaps it is to give the best possible care you can, to have more patience, or to be more present in the moment when connecting with a patient. These humbling intentions are why we chose this profession. After working so diligently to earn this degree, you are proud to be a nurse. But with such hard work and dedication, you never believed you would be among the occupation with the highest risk of assaults. Health care workers are actually more likely to be attacked at work than police officers or prison guards, according to the International Council of Nurses. Workplace violence unfortunately plagues nurses far too often. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines violence as physical assaults and threatening behavior including verbal abuse. In 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the healthcare industry topped the charts for workplace violence and 45% of assaults were committed against nurses. In 2011 the American Nurses Association found that 50% of nurses have been threatened or verbally abused according to a 2011 survey of 4,600 nurses. These alarming statistics require legislative action, policy change and personal reflection in your field. The American Nurses Association takes a firm stance on the topic of workplace violence. The organization supports nurses by expressing their "right to work in healthy work environments free of abusive behavior." The Joint Commission also addresses inappropriate behaviors by calling upon leaders to create a process for managing disruptions and enforcing an organization wide code of conduct. Nurses go into the profession to help people each day to restore their health and wellness. Nurses should not have to fear physical harm in order to do their job. The culture of inappropriate patient behavior in the Emergency Department or on the units is unacceptable. Employers need to minimize violence by decreasing the notion that violence is tolerated, by providing training for nurses to avoid or de-escalate potential violence, by providing a policy for reporting incidences in order to report data and by flagging charts of patients who have a history of incidents. In most states, it is a crime to assault a police officer. Yet, it is expected and assumed to be part of the job description for nurses. We need to stop justifying the actions of patients and pass national legislation to make it a crime to commit violence against healthcare workers. Employers and nursing organizations need policies that stop the tolerance of inappropriate behavior. It is time to make our workplace the safe haven we deserve.

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ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Physicians selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV), a leading provider of quality cardiovascular and internal medicine services to residents of the lower Hudson Valley, is proud to announce the recent selection of cardiologists Dr. Ainat Beniaminovitz, Dr. David Brogno and Dr. Richard Roth as Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors-New York Metro Area. Castle Connolly, a publisher of medical guides including the annual “Top Doctors” series, aims to help consumers find the best healthcare available. Top Doctors candidates are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey of thousands of American doctors and undergo rigorous screening of their educational and professional experience. Those who are selected as Top Doctors are among the top 10 to 15 percent of physicians within their geographical region and are medical leaders within their communities.

Dr. Ainat Beniaminovitz, M.D., F.A.C.C, is a board-certified cardiologist with a special focus on women’s cardiovascular health and leading heart failure specialist. She received her M.D. degree and completed her residency and fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Beniaminovitz is a published author whose articles on heart disease issues have appeared in medical publications such as the American Journal of Cardiology, New England Journal of Medicine, and Circulation. She has received Castle Connolly’s regional Top Doctor award for four consecutive years. An interventional cardiologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Brogno, M.D., F.A.C.C, specializes in advanced cardiac services such as angioplasty and stent implementation. Dr. Brogno obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1983. In 1991, Dr. Brogno joined CDHV, then called Ramapo

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Dr. Ainat Beniaminovitz, Dr. David Brogno and Dr. Richard Roth named three of New York’s top medical specialists

Dr. ainat Beniaminovitz Cardiology Associates, as an interventional cardiologist. He is currently chief of cardiology at Nyack Hospital and an attending physician in cardiology at both Good Samaritan Hospital and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. 2014 marks the third consecutive year that Dr. Brogno has received a regional Top Doctor honor from Castle Connolly. Dr. Richard Roth, M.D., F.A.C.C., has been practicing medicine in Rockland County for over 30 years. Dr. Roth is a board-certi-


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Dr. David Brogno fied cardiologist who received his M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He is currently assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University School of Medicine and practices at both Good Samaritan and Nyack Hospitals in Rockland County. Prior to joining CDHV, Dr. Roth served as chief of cardiology and chief of medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for more than 10 years.

Dr. Richard Roth “We are honored to have Dr. Beniaminovitz, Dr. Brogno and Dr. Roth as part of our team here at ColumbiaDoctors” said Dr. David Ramos, managing physician, ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley. “Their selection as Top Doctors reflects not only the respect in which they are held by their peers, but also by the thousands of patients who use this guide to identify excellent physicians.” Please visit for more information.


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education & careers After five decades of Nursing—Kitty Sauthoff retires from St. Catherine of Siena The name "Kitty" has become synonymous with the Delivery Room at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Kitty Sauthoff has been a nurse for 5 decades and has spent the last 44 years providing exceptional care to mothers in the Labor and Delivery Unit at the medical center. Kitty began her career as a nurse at the young age of 17. She initially wanted to become a lawyer, but her family could not afford the cost of law school, but with a full scholarship to nursing school, she her advanced her career in nursing and her peers all agree, she made the right choice. “Kitty started in the medical surgery unit—then pediatrics—to a specialized tonsil nurse—and in 1963 she found her match—the delivery room. She has enjoyed working so much that she only took leave from the profession for the five times she was on maternity leave and briefly for a relocation. “I am sorry to be leaving because I love my job—but as much as I love my job—I want to leave while I still love my job,” said Kitty.

At the age of 46, when Kitty's children were older, she decided to take the opportunity to go back to school and fulfill her longtime goal of becoming a college graduate. No longer fascinated by law school, she opted to pursue her degree in nursing, and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. Joseph's college. “I wanted to prove I could do something—and becoming a college graduate meant so much to me and to my mother,” said Kitty. When asked what her greatest achievement was—from completing nursing school at such a young age, being a mother of five, finishing her degree, or being the best in her field, she stated, "in all these successes, having my children— being able to take care of them— and grooming three nurses—well, that is my greatest accomplishment.” On her last day providing care in the Labor and Delivery unit at St. Catherine, Kitty was ever committed to her patients. “She will be missed so much,” said fellow nurse Jennifer Giordano, “but we are so


Kitty Sauthoff, BSN, RN, (center), with her colleagues at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center.

happy for her.” In all her years of nursing and prior to settling in her career at St. Catherine, Kitty said “St. Catherine is home to me—and

I assure you, there is no place like it anywhere. The best practices for the patient are being done here and I will miss it.”

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education & careers Orange Regional Medical Center announces Star of the Year Hospital Week celebrates and recognizes employees Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) which she also facilitates. Support groups play an essential role in helping patients and their families cope while on their cancer journey. Ms. O’Malley is currently developing a Lung Cancer Support Group, as well. She has been employed

with the organization for 17 years. “Jayne’s dedication to her patients and to Orange Regional is evident in all she does,� says Orange Regional’s President & CEO, Scott Batulis. “She is most deserving of this award.� The Star of the Year award is

given by Orange Regional’s AllStar Employee Recognition Committee. Through the year, the Committee selects and recognizes staff members for going above and beyond on a daily basis to provide quality healthcare to our community. For more information on the

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In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11 – May 17, Orange Regional Medical Center has announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley. Ms. O’Malley also earned this prestigious honor in 2005. Ms. O’Malley is Orange Regional’s Lung and Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator and was chosen as this year’s Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers. In her role as Nurse Navigator, Ms. O’Malley provides education, support and resources to patients diagnosed with lung, oral, head and neck cancers. However, her boundless compassion and deeply caring way with patients and their families is what sets her apart; assisting and supporting in every way possible through their journey toward wellness. Ms. O’Malley’s dedication and support extends beyond those dealing with lung and head and neck cancers. She welcomes the opportunity to help any patient in need, often going above and beyond to research resources and support. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Ms. O’Malley worked hard to establish a Head & Neck Support Group at Orange Regional in partnership with Support for People with Oral,

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

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

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

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education & careers St. Catherine’s Nurses Climb the Clinical Ladder Co-Chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee Ann Robbins, BSN, RNC, gave a warm welcome to award recipients at St. Catherine of Siena’s seventh annual Clinical Ladder Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 12th at the medical center to celebrate the 93 nurses on the clinical ladder. The Clinical Ladder Program is committed to inspire and cultivate a culture of nursing excellence in the provision of direct patient care across the continuum. The program facilitates progression in the career of nursing and defines the levels of clinical, professional nursing practice. To progress “up the clinical ladder”, the individual nurse must demonstrate skills, competency, clinical excellence, educational attainment and professional expertise. “The essence of nursing is the relationship developed at the bedside with direct care from the nurse to the patient—which is why nursing is the most trustworthy profession—the most noble profession,” said Assistant Vice President of Nursing Administration and Co-Chair of the Clinical Ladder Committee MaryJane Finnegan, MSN, RN, as she encouraged the room of engaged nurses to continue achieving excellence in the field of nursing.


The Clinical Ladder Program goals are: To attract, recognize and retain nurses as direct patient care providers; To serve as an inspiration to promote best practice in patient care through continuing education of the bedside practitioner; to enhance professional involvement through mentorship, committee participation, leader and partnership; To provide an environment that promotes excellent patient outcomes while fostering patient and staff satisfaction; To impart the desire for life-long learning. St. Catherine’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Gara Edelstein, MSN, RN, presented each clinical ladder attendee with their awards and remarked on how proud she was of their accomplishments, “Achievement of the clinical ladder is critical—it means—progressively stepping up to improve the quality of care provided for the patient—and fulfills the theme of this year’s nurses week—Nurses are truly leading the way.” For more information about St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, please call (631) 8703444 or visit

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Cura Hospitality Prepares New Hospitality Strategies for Baby Boomers By Grace Zarnas-Hoyer, Cura Hospitality Cura Hospitality, a specialist in senior living and acute care dining services management, is proactively helping administrators design appealing venues and plan new dining menu and hospitality strategies for the influx of residents from the “Greatest Generation”. As these Baby Boomers age, they expect a new worldliness and desire for food and beverage options beyond the traditional dining room. Cura elevates their experience by offering dining-related opportunities more conducive to their lifestyle. Take for example Cura-managed “home brewing” clubs, which has several residents enthused about learning how to brew a variety of beers and ales right in the comfort of their home. At the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT, more than 20 residents are members of the new “social” brew club, who meet monthly with their cook/brew master, Tim Smith, to learn the tricks of the trade on how to brew a variety of ales! “When I moved here, I never expected to participate in a brew club. It’s quite popular! What was supposed to be a social gathering for men has now grown to include women, too. It’s a lot of fun,” laughs Sanford Zimmerman, 84, a Whitney Center resident. Since December of 2012, Whitney’s brew club has brewed nine beers including a Blond Ale, Maple Brown Ale, India Pale Ale, Double India Pale Ale, Orange Wheat, and Russian Imperial Stout. French Saison and a Single Hop Pale Ale are next! The brew club brings fond memories to Zimmerman, originally from St. Louis, MO, who grew up near the AnheuserBusch landmark brewery. Now Zimmerman can help create his own brew, while another brew club member/resident, Carl Puleo, designs the bottle’s label. Ales are served in Cura-managed pubs for all residents to enjoy! As we finally leave winter behind, more and more Curamanaged communities will also be tending to their gardens. “Growers Days” at Cura have grown in popularity as older adults are keenly aware and educated on the key health benefits of the food they eat. In fact, it’s important for them to know where their food is grown and harvested.

Residents of The Bridges at Bent Creek in Mechanicsburg, PA, are part of this “growing” trend. Since 2009, residents have planted vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, arugula, and tomatoes. With the help and instruction of a local greenhouse owner, the residents were educated on how to plant, water, and care for the plants in several raised beds constructed by Cura’s dining team members. Gardening not only improves residents’ health by helping to keep them active, gardens inspire and create enjoyment. Ron Moyer, the former CEO of Peter Becker Community (Harleysville, PA) for 25 years, is now retired and a resident at Peter Becker. “For me, gardening is a hobby and therapy which also helps me to stay active and eat healthier,” says Moyer who has planted peas, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, lima and string beans on a 50 by 50 plot located on the community’s acre-plus garden located just outside of Philadelphia. Gardening is also part of Moyer’s physical activity regimen. “I’m convinced that staying active prevents me from suffering lower back problems,” says Moyer. Some of the vegetables and herbs harvested by the residents are used by Cura chefs to prepare fresh and delicious meals. These foods are identified on the menu with a customized logo denoting “food from the garden”! To further enhance sustainable efforts, vegetable waste and wood material (cardboard, leaves and woodchips) are composted on-site and returned back to the gardens for natural fertilization. According to Becky Lockner, Cura director of partnership development, “Through our LivingLife philosophy, Cura’s goal is to encourage residents to be involved and give them a sense of purpose and belonging.” LivingLife strives to nourish, heal and uplift the spirit and body through great food, personal service and memorable dining experiences. Based upon six dimensions of overall well-being including physical, spiritual, vocational, emotional, social, and intellectual, these areas are used as a frame to put an extra twist on what we already do well – enhancing life around great food!

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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.

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

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Hospital Newspaper - NY June, 2014

A Better Kind of Cancer Care

“No hospital in the region offers more treatment options for prostate cancer patients than Winthrop.”

Dr. Aaron E. Katz is Chairman of Winthrop’s Department of Urology and an internationally recognized teacher and clinician who joined Winthrop from a prestigious New York City academic medical center. He is a widely published author and a pioneer in the use of cryotherapy and active holistic surveillance for prostate cancer.

“After 20 years at a major metropolitan teaching hospital, I moved over to one of the most outstanding medical centers in the nation: Winthrop-University Hospital. I firmly believe that Winthrop cancer care is the highest I have seen. Our prostate cancer program is the most progressive I know of, with modalities ® including CyberKnife , cryotherapy, minimally invasive robotic surgery and active holistic surveillance. It all comes down to what’s best for each patient. “I truly believe that at Winthrop we’re providing a better kind of cancer care.”

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center proudly serves as the hospital of choice for residents of Brooklyn and Queens

The Hospital of Kings and Queens

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center • 374 Stockholm Street • Brooklyn, NY 11237 • (718) 963 7272

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