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SLCH Trauma Team trains Newburgh Police Department to stop the bleed

Members of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) Trauma & Emergency Department (ED) personnel teamed up to train City of Newburgh Police (NPD) officers in “Stop the Bleed” bleeding control techniques at the Newburgh Police Headquarters earlier this week. This program is a national campaign initiated by the America College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and The Hartford Consensus to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives in bleeding emergencies. SLCH’s Director of Security, Christopher LoPresti was instrumental in bringing the program to the City of Newburgh PD and was able to provide training kits which included the necessary lifesaving equipment. The Trauma and ED teams trained more than 60 law enforcement officials including members of the city’s S.W.A.T team, on how to stop bleeding through the use of tourniquets. “St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s collaboration with the City of Newburgh Police Department to keep our community and our officers safe is second to none,” said Chief Daniel Cameron of the City of Newburgh Police Department. “This week, we were privileged to receive lifesaving equipment and top-notch instruction that will undoubtedly save a life.” SLCH Trauma and Emergency Department trainers included Max Auerbach, Physician’s Assistant, Kimberly Dixon, RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department, and Jean Pozza, Director of the SLCH Trauma Program. “As a way to thank our police officers for always keeping us safe and being there when we need them, we are happy to have the opportunity to give back as a small token of our appreciation,” said Joan Cusack-McGuirk, SLCH President and CEO. The SLCH Trauma & ED teams aim to reach as many organizations as possible for training in these lifesaving techniques when a bleeding emergency occurs. If you are interested in receiving “Stop the Bleed” training, please call 845-784-3850 or email

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Girl from Gambia, 12, returns home with new smile after six-pound tumor removed

As she prepares for the return trip to Gambia next week, 12-yearold Janet Sylva is looking forward to her future with a new smile, thanks to a small army of doctors, surgeons, nurses and friends who all joined forces to organize the surgery that finally removed a deadly, six-pound benign tumor from her jaw. Janet’s story began about three years ago in West Africa, according to her mother, Phillomena Sanyong who explained during a return visit Cohen Children’s Medical Center that the tumor first became noticeable at that time. The concerned mother hoped that it would disappear on its own, and became distressed when the situation worsened. “Janet’s personality began to disappear,” said Phillomena. “She became withdrawn from her friends. Now, she is a different person. I’m just so grateful to everyone who made this huge change possible.” Janet’s journey to Cohen began after the child was brought to a hospital in Sengeal. Unable to provide treatment, doctors there reached out to international health groups, including Healing the Children, whose Florida chapter posted Janet’s picture on their website. Luckily, that photo was seen by David Hoffman, MD, Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Hoffman responded by saying that he would

try to assemble a team to treat the child. At that point, Dr. Hoffman reached out to Elissa Montanti, president of the Global Medical Relief Fund, a Staten-Island based charity that arranged for transportation, housing and travel visas for Janet and her mother. With the logistics in place, Dr. Hoffman began to analyze the details of this very complex case. “Nobody knew that a tumor could reach that size,” said Dr. Hoffman. “It’s really due to the team effort of all the doctors, surgeons and nurses here at Cohen, who agreed to come together to treat Janet. “This was a girl who was literally trapped in her own body. Had this tumor been left untreated, Janet would certainly have starved to death. The size and location of the tumor were affecting her ability to breathe and eat.” After thanking Armen Kasabian, MD, System Chief, Plastic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital for his assistance during the surgery, Dr. Hoffman remarked on the transformational effect on Janet’s personality. “This was a girl who came to us with a scarf covering her neck,” he said. “She wouldn’t look us in the eye, and she wouldn’t remove the scarf. Now, she’s running around, playing with other children, eating and smiling. She is coming back to herself.”


Posing together before the trip home to Gambia are (from left to right) : Phillomena; Janet; Elissa Montanti; translator About Diakhate; Dr. Armen Kasabian; and Dr. David Hoffman

The 12-hour surgery took place on January 16, 2017. Prior to the operation, the team of surgeons decided to have a “virtual surgery,” during which the tumor was visualized on a computer and then subtracted or removed from the facial skeleton. This technology allowed for surgical guides to be made that eliminated significant amounts of time and guesswork. The complex surgery called for the removal of the tumor (which had grown to the size of a small melon from the mandible (jaw) and

immediate reconstruction with a vascularized graft from her fibula (lower leg bone). The bone was harvested with some of its attached muscle, along with the artery and veins that supply its blood, and then connected to arteries and veins in the head and neck area. After the successful surgery, Janet remained at Cohen for additional monitoring. She then began the rehabilitation phase of her treatment – the daily tasks of breathing correctly, speaking and eating needed to be re-learned.

Speaking through a translator (her native tongue is Wolof), Janet thanked all the “angels” who helped organize her life-saving surgery. Thanks to them, she said, she looks forward to returning home and hopes to attend school to learn how to be a doctor. And the scarf that she refused to remove from her neck? “I’ve already thrown it away,” said her grateful mother. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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Brian Mayberry, lead painter at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, creates elaborate costumes and custom skateboards in his spare time.

Starting today, Northwell Health will offer glimpses into the lives of its more than 61,000 employees through bi-monthly blog posts on the health system’s Facebook page, as well as through its Twitter and Instagram accounts. Dubbed “One in 61,000,” the blog series was inspired by photoblogger Brandon Stanton’s wildly successful Humans of New York page, which has more than 17 million followers. In the coming weeks, followers of the Northwell page will meet Brian, lead painter at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, who channels his inner artist to create elaborate costumes and custom skateboards in his spare time. “We’re not just scrubs, stethoscopes, business plans and bedpans,” said Ramon Soto,

senior vice president and chief marketing & communications officer at Northwell. “We are individuals with rich histories and experiences that enhance our ability to effectively care for our patients and help fulfill our mission of improving the lives of the communities we serve throughout the metropolitan area.” Other upcoming features include two sisters – an HR project coordinator and a business analyst – who dabble in special effects makeup of the zombie kind on the weekends. And Lana, manager of web production for Northwell, a self-trained techie who is a leader in a field dominated by young males half her age. To learn more about our 61,000 employees visit

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NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups welcomes ColumbiaDoctors OB/GYN Practice in Scarsdale


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NewYork-Presbyterian welcomes the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology in Scarsdale. Shown here (from left): Dhruti Mehta, MD; Reut Moyal, MD; Anna Burgansky, MD; Nitasha Jain, MD; Pearl J. Lim, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian is pleased to announce that the general OB/GYN practice of ColumbiaDoctors Obstetrics & Gynecology at Scarsdale is now part of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a growing medical group that connects communities with award-winning healthcare, technology and research. NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups (NYPMG) is part of the Physician Services Division of NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health care delivery systems, which is affiliated with two worldrenowned medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine. NYPMG Westchester provides services in collaboration with ColumbiaDoctors. The OB/GYN practice offers patients comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care, from general gynecologic preventive care to prenatal and obstetrical care, including on-site ultrasound, to treatment of various gynecologic conditions. The all-female team of physicians is focused on providing individualized and comprehensive management, treatment and continuing care plans catered to their patients’ specific needs. “This practice is made of a group of all-female doctors who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively and taking advantage of the world class resources available to us through our affiliations with NYP and CUMC,” says Anna Burgansky, MD, who leads the practice and also serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Chief of the Division of General OB/GYN at NYP Lawrence Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). “Together, we are providing the best OB/GYN care possible to the women of Westchester.”

The physicians perform deliveries at NewYorkPresbyterian Lawrence Hospital (NYP Lawrence) in Bronxville, where more than 1,300 babies are delivered annually. NYP Lawrence has six labor and delivery rooms, two dedicated operating rooms, a three-bed triage unit, a three-bed recovery room, and a beautiful, state-of-the-art 23-room postpartum unit with private accommodations. The facility also has a well-baby nursery and a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, the hospital offers 24 hour in-house coverage from board-certified neonatologists and obstetricians, who are available to respond to emergencies. The practice is located in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center at 696 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (the Lord & Taylor shopping center, parking behind Brooks Brothers). They are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer late hours once a week. New patients are welcome and can make appointments by calling 1-914-723-7000.

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Anna Burgansky, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CUMC

Dr. Anna Burgansky, MD, leads the NYPMG Westchester OB/GYN Scarsdale practice and serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) and Chief of the Division of General OB/GYN at NYP Lawrence Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC. Dr. Burgansky practices general obstetrics and gynecology, with clinical interests in preventative and prenatal care, menopause and minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures.


Other physicians on the NYPMG Westchester OB/GYN team include: Nitasha Jain, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CUMC

Pearl J. Lim, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Dhruti Mehta, MD General Obstetrics & Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Reut Moyal, MD General Obstetrics and Gynecology Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CUMC

Working Collaboratively Also of note, the OB/GYN generalist team collaborates with ColumbiaDoctors’ Jaclyn Coletta-Lucas, MD and Amy Turitz, MD, who specialize in Maternal Fetal Medicine and provide full range of prenatal testing; Ladin Yurteri-Kaplan, MD, and Cara Grimes, MD, who specialize in urogynecology/female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; and reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Rachel Ann McConnell, MD

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Orange Regional Medical Center welcomes NeighboRx Pharmacy Orange Regional’s Outpatient Building offers inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services

Orange Regional Medical Center volunteer and Middletown resident, Arlynne Steiner, picks up her prescription from NeighboRx Pharmacy’s new location at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Building from Pharmacy Technician, Brittany Galdanes.

Orange Regional Medical Center welcomes NeighboRx Pharmacy, a community pharmacy offering patients access to their prescription medications. NeighboRx Pharmacy opened its new location within Orange Regional’s Outpatient Building at 707 East Main Street. The new public pharmacy is a convenient option for patients, the general public and medical center staff. It offers a full range of prescription medication services, including personalized pharmacist services. The pharmacy also carries over-the-counter medications and medical supplies including walkers and rollators; diabetic supplies; wheelchairs; knee, arm, wrist and ankle braces; crutches; bath and safety supplies. The pharmacy accepts most major prescription drug plans and is staffed by professional registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. “Orange Regional continues to show its commitment to our patients and our community by providing high quality pharmacy services at our new facility,” said Orange Regional’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Schiller. “This pharmacy is a tremendous asset for our patients and employees. It is a welcomed addition to our campus because it delivers an important healthcare service for our patients by making the transition from hospital to home easier. The pharmacy is easily accessible for patients who have appointments with their physicians at Orange Regional or are picking up new medications following a hospital stay, and for patients receiving treatments.” In describing the new pharmacy and its impact, NeighboRx Pharmacy Owner and Pharmacist, Rory Garland said, “I can’t stress enough the importance

of this new venture, which allows better collaboration among local physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers.” Mr. Garland added the opening of the pharmacy reflects the changing healthcare landscape. “The collaborative effort among our established pharmacy and our community hospital partner is indicative of effective relationships that should exist in the healthcare arena. These partnerships allow us to be more patient focused and deliver high-quality care.” The pharmacy offers patients one-stop shopping following procedures or treatments by eliminating an extra step when they’re heading home to continue their recovery. This is a unique opportunity to provide patients with on-site education about their medications that coincides with the doctor’s visit, typically resulting in improved outcomes and safety. “This is just wonderful,” said Orange Regional patient and Middletown resident Arlynne Steiner. “Rory is the best pharmacist. He understands and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I’ve used the delivery services. It’s unbelievable and really convenient.” The pharmacy is led by Mr. Garland who is also the managing pharmacist and is located in the Outpatient Building at Orange Regional Medical Center at 707 East Main Street. The pharmacy is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is free prescription pick-up from your home and delivery in Middletown and surrounding areas. Patients may access pharmacy services by calling (845) 333-7250 or by visiting

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NeighboRx Pharmacy Technician, Lisette Baskerville, NeighboRx Pharmacy Owner and Pharmacist, Rory Garland, and NeighboRx Pharmacy Technician Brittany Galdanes.


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Nurse’s Viewpoint By Alison Lazzaro, RN

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Silence is Golden

The bed alarm of an elderly thin female in room 5 seems to constantly ring out as she shifts her weight. Nurses continue to disrupt their care in order to check on her and prevent a fall. The dialysis machine in room 2 sounds intermittently. The pulse oximeter in room 8 generates an alarm as the patient moves the probe on his finger to simply eat his meal. Room 15's alarm rings out for atrial fibrillation, a rhythm the patient lives in. Room 6 alarms for apnea, although the ventilator assists her respirations. With the general cacophony of sounds, minutes go by until the staff realizes the patient's monitor in room 10 is alarming for Ventricular Tachycardia- a lethal dysrhythmia. Despite springing into action to save her life, it could be too late.

This scenario is far too common in critical care areas of the hospital. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses reported that in 2011, there were over 40 different alarms noted in the ICU. Over 90 percent of alarms do not require clinical intervention, but occur based on readings beyond the patient's default alarm settings.

“Alarm fatigue� is a term used to define the phenomenon in which clinicians are desensitized by countless alarms, many of which are false. In 2016, the Joint Commission established alarm safety as a mandatory National Patient Safety goal. Alarms are designed to be highly sensitive as not to miss an important event; however, this is at the expense of specificity. The sheer number of monitor alarms can easily overwhelm the most experienced clinician and compromise patient safety, leading to adverse outcomes.

Nurses can find solutions to combat alarm fatigue. Alarms can be individualized per patient, rather than relying on the default settings. With a goal timeframe of 1 hour from admission, nurses can create appropriate alarm limits such as an alarm set for 20 above and below the patient's heart rate and mean arterial pressure. Nurses can also form improvement teams focused on decreasing false alarms through measures like changing EKG leads and pulse oximeter probes daily, properly positioning EKG leads, placing parameters on ventilator settings, and acknowledging benign atrial fibrillation alarms.

Lifesaving alarms can be missed if there are too many false-positive alarms, causing a delay in nurse reaction time. Despite good intentions, nurses are plagued by alarm fatigue. Constant alarms make sleep more difficult for patients and put patients at risk. By shedding light on the problem and by implementing individualized solutions to decrease unnecessary alarms, nurses can hone in on those crucial alarms that correlate most with patient safety.

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Mercer County Community College and Thomas Edison State University partner to offer four-year pathway to BSN degree Dual Enrollment “3 +1” Program will prepare nursing students graduate-level study

Mercer County Community College and Thomas Edison State University have created a dual enrollment nursing program that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in four years. The program will allow graduates of Mercer’s Nursing Education Program to transfer and apply up to 90 credits to the online RN-BSN program at Thomas Edison State University. The institution’s formalized the partnership at a signing ceremony recently at Glen Cairn Hall at Thomas Edison State University. “This partnership provides students the opportunity to earn a BSN degree in an efficient and costeffective manner,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University. “Our collaboration provides a seamless pathway into our RN-BSN program for students in Mercer’s nursing program.” The program will provide a pipeline of baccalaureate-prepared nurses to provide healthcare services to underserved populations in Trenton, Mercer

County and throughout central New Jersey. “This exciting new agreement with Thomas Edison State University is all about creating choices for students,” said Dr. Jianping Wang, president of Mercer County Community College. “By offering more choices and enabling students to study close to home, more students will complete their education and we create more opportunities for students from a variety of backgrounds and learning styles while allowing them to continue to meet family and work obligations.” Eligible students enrolled in the dual enrollment program will be granted provisional acceptance to the RN-BSN program at Thomas Edison State University and full acceptance once they complete the associate in science degree from Mercer and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). As they complete the BSN degree, students will be prepared to further advance their education and pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and eventually a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).


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Recovering from Heart Disease with Cardiac Rehabilitation

According to the American Heart Association, approximately every 40 seconds an American will suffer a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the underlying cause of about one out of every three deaths in the U.S. However, many people not only survive a cardiac event, they manage to return to living normally—especially if they participate in cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab is a supervised program of exercise, education and counseling designed to help people recover from a heart attack, heart surgery or heart condition. The American Heart Association has found that people of all ages who have a heart condition can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, which is covered by most insurance plans as well as Medicare. Yet despite the fact that cardiac rehab inDr. Richard Novitch creases the chance of survival and regaining health, this therapy is underused due “It is crucial that anyone who suffers to low patient referral and a lack of public from heart disease—or has a family awareness of its importance. member or friend with these conditions—

The cardiac rehab program in action at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

is aware of the profound benefits of cardiac rehab,” says Richard S. Novitch, M.D., director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY. “Patients who participate in cardiac rehab tend to recover faster, while improving their overall health and quality of life.” Burke Rehabilitation Hospital was one of the founding members of the American Heart Association in 1924. Cardiac rehabilitation at Burke features three phases, encompassing both inpatient and outpatient care:

• Phase I is an inpatient program and begins when the patient is in the hospital or once they’ve been transferred to an acute rehabilitation hospital, like Burke. It involves limited daily exercise and activities, along with information about making heart-healthy lifestyle changes.

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• Phase II takes place after the patient is discharged from the hospital and is done in an outpatient setting under close medical supervision. Burke offers a 12-week program that includes ECG telemetry-monitored exercise sessions and nutritional guidance in choosing a heart-healthy diet, along with advice on weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress reduction. • Phase III, which requires medical clearance, is devoted to maintenance of a patient’s new, healthier lifestyle. This phase includes an exercise regime supervised by trainers, as well as yoga, tai chi, strength training classes and education.

“In cardiac rehab, a patient receives the expert support and guidance they need to help change old habits into new healthy ones. Meeting other people in the program also helps patients realize they are not alone, which builds confidence and resolve to maintain a healthier lifestyle,” says Dr. Novitch. “It’s a great source of ongoing support for the patient and the whole family.”

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. As of 2016, the hospital is now a part of the Montefiore Health system, Inc. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. Burke serves patients from around the metropolitan New York area and throughout the world. The hospital’s renowned physicians, clinical researchers and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment and all share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit

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Don Monti Foundation to fund Huntington Hospital Cancer Patient Navigator

The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation will underwrite a $95,000, patientcentric position at Huntington Hospital with the goal of guiding cancer patients through the complexities of the health care system, from making appointments to ensuring patients comply with care recommendations to get the best possible clinical outcome. “Patients and families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis have a great weight on their shoulders and patient navigators help to take some of that away by organizing and making sense of all of the services a cancer patient needs,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “We are very grateful for the Monti Saladino family’s generous donation that will make this vital service for cancer patients possible.” Caroline Monti Saladino, president of the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, said she committed to the cancer patient navigator post after seeing it successfully implemented elsewhere. “It is our great honor to be able to provide this vital function for patients being treated in the Don Monti Cancer Center at Huntington Hospital,” said Ms. Saladino. “We have seen the impact this role has had on patient care at North Shore University Hospital and we are so pleased to bring it here to our own community.” Joseph and Tita Monti established the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation after their son died of myeloblastic leukemia at age 16 in 1972. Now under the leadership of Caroline Monti Saladino – Joseph & Tita’s daughter and Don’s sister – the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation has donated and aided Northwell Health in a variety of ways through the decades, including previ-


Danielle Saladino Faria; Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD; Arthur Saladino; Caroline Monti Saladino; Lyndsay Burkhart, RN; Marie Roggenkamp, RN; and Jessica Shremshock, RN.

ous donations to the Huntington Hospital Don Monti cancer unit. The foundation also supports the Don Monti Division of Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at North Shore University

Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset as well as Don Monti Cancer Centers at NSUH, Plainview and Glen Cove hospitals; a nurse navigator for liver cancer patients at NSUH; and other programs and events for cancer patients.

Orange Regional Medical Center offers ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center, in conjunction with The American Lung Association, will host a 7-week ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning April 3 and ending May 15. The program will be held in Conference Room A of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Building, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. The fee for this 7-week program is $50 per person. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register, please call 1-888-321-6762. The ‘Freedom from Smoking’ Workshop is a smoking cessation program designed to help participants overcome tobacco addiction so they can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in their pocket and healthier relationships. By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned about medicines that can aide in quitting smoking; lifestyle changes that make quitting easier; preparing for Quit Day; managing stress; avoiding weight gain; developing a new self-image; staying smoke-free for good and more. For more information on the program, contact Orange Regional Medical Center Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator, Jayne O’Malley, RN, OCN, at 845-333-5891. To register, please call 1-888-321-6762.

About Orange Regional’s Outpatient Building and Spagnoli Family Cancer Center Orange Regional Medical Center opened a new 153,000 square foot, five-story Outpatient Services Building and a 26,000 square-foot, single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at the hospital’s main campus in Middletown in fall 2016. The Outpatient Building features a beautiful, healing environment with Urgent Care, Primary Care and specialty physicians, outpatient operating rooms, cardiac rehabilitation, a diabetes center, lab, and advanced diagnostic imaging such as 64-Slice Computerized Tomography (CT), 1.5 Tesla WideBore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, PET/CT and Fluoroscopy. The Outpatient Services Building also features the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center offering all 3D Mammography, the most advanced imaging available for breast cancer detection. Patients and visitors also love the convenience of the onsite retail pharmacy, a bistro, a fitness trail, local artwork, and plenty of free parking. For more information on Cancer Care Services at Orange Regional, visit

For more information about Huntington Hospital’s cancer services, call 631-4276060. For more information about the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, visit


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Chair of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Physics & Astronomy visits Winthrop's NYCyberKnife

Timothy Heckman, PhD, the inaugural Hermann Pfund Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, recently toured Winthrop’s NYCyberKnife Center, located at 150 Amsterdam Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets in Manhattan. He visited with Matthew Witten, PhD, DABR, Chief Physicist, Division of Radiation Oncology, and Director, Division of CyberKnife Radiosurgery at Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Witten is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, having earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physics at the prestigious university. “It was an honor to host Dr. Heckman’s visit to the NYCyberKnife Center and share with him information about this stateof-the-art cancer treatment,” said Dr. Witten. “My education at Johns Hopkins University helped lead me to this meaningful career, and I was pleased to discuss these experiences and Winthrop’s accomplishments as the busiest CyberKnife Center in the country with a renowned leader of the university.” They were also joined by another distinguished guest, Alexander S. Szalay, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Science at Johns Hopkins University, who discussed with Dr. Witten the use of Big Data in clinical research. Dr. Witten has been instrumental in delivering CyberKnife® treatment to patients at Winthrop. CyberKnife is a high-tech, computer controlled robotic technology with cruise missile-like precision that delivers highly targeted beams of radiation to tumors while sparing healthy tissue. It provides hope to patients with tumors and lesions previously considered inoperable or which are not amenable to treatment with conventional radiation. Physicians from around the world have visited Winthrop to train under the leadership of Winthrop’s CyberKnife Center team. Dr. Witten is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and Board Certified in the subspecialty of therapeutic radiologic physics. He holds a PhD from Columbia University in Applied Physics, with a concentration in Medical Physics, and two Master’s Degrees from Columbia University in Applied Physics, in addition to his Undergraduate Degree in Physics

from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Witten completed his clinical training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Heckman has invited Dr. Witten to Johns Hopkins to speak with students about careers in Physics outside of the university setting. Dr. Heckman has been a fulltime Hopkins faculty member since 1994 and became the Department Chair in 2015. Dr. Heckman’s research has focused on the evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes. He has authored or co-authored over 600 scholarly publications and given nearly 100 invited talks at national and international conferences and symposia. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, named by Thomas Reuters as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” and is the recipient of many other awards and honors. Winthrop-University Hospital is among a select group of medical institutions in the country currently offering breakthrough CyberKnife treatment. The Center’s multidisciplinary team consists of surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists, diagnostic radiologists, technicians, nurses and other specialists. Together, they develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each individual’s needs.


(L.-R.) Timothy Heckman, PhD, Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University; Matthew Witten, PhD, DABR, Chief Physicist, Division of Radiation Oncology, and Director, Division of CyberKnife Radiosurgery at Winthrop-University Hospital; and Alexander S. Szalay, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Science at Johns Hopkins University; with Accuray’s CyberKnife M6 ™ Series, the latest CyberKnife that offers cuttingedge radiosurgery treatment with unprecedented accuracy.

Cancer patients who previously required six to nine weeks of conventional radiation are now completing treatment in just five days of brief 30 to 45-minute sessions. Winthrop introduced the CyberKnife to the

New York metro area in 2005 at its main campus in Mineola, and opened its Manhattan CyberKnife location in November 2014. More than 4,800 patients have been treated with the technology.

For more information about Winthrop’s NYCyberKnife Center or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-866WINTHROP.

Mount Sinai brings Transplant Team and decades of experience to Long Island

The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai (RMTI) is now offering complete transplant evaluation services at the Mount Sinai Doctors Long Island Five Towns practice, located at 1436 Broadway in Hewlett, New York. At this new satellite practice, adult patients who need a liver or kidney transplant can be seen by an entire multidisciplinary transplant team from Mount Sinai, close to home on Long Island. All aspects of transplant care except for the actual operation can now take place locally, providing convenience for patients as well as confidence that they are being cared for by a highly experienced team of experts. “When considering a highly delicate and technical operation like a liver or kidney transplant, experience matters,” says Sander S. Florman, MD, Director of RMTI. “We realize that it’s not always convenient for patients to

travel into New York City for doctor’s appointments, so we are now bringing our team and more than 50 years of transplant experience right to our Long Island patients’ backyards.” The kidney transplant team will be led by Vinita Sehgal, MD, a nephrologist with 24 years of experience in kidney and pancreas transplantation, 16 of them at RMTI. The liver transplant team will be led by Priya Grewal, MD, a hepatologist with 15 years of experience in transplant hepatology. They will work alongside specialized teams that include transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, and nutritionists to complete all transplant evaluations. RMTI transplant surgeons will also be onsite in Hewlett to conduct the transplant surgical evaluation. Patients can schedule pre-operative and post-operative visits as well, thus ensuring excellent continuity of care before and after surgery.

The transplant surgery itself will be performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, an internationally acclaimed medical institution that is known for the most innovative developments in surgical techniques and transplant medicine. Since 1967, Mount Sinai surgeons have performed more than 8,000 abdominal organ transplants. This makes Mount Sinai one of the most experienced hospitals in New York state and amongst the most experienced in the nation. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment for kidney transplant evaluation/services can call 212-659-8086. Patients and physicians wishing to make an appointment for liver transplant evaluation/services can call 212-241-8035. For more information, please visit


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Ongoing through March 29 – Wednesday Winter Walks with Melissa Andruski. Bundle up and take a brisk walk around the hamlet, 10 am, Southold Free Library, 53705 Main Road, Southold. Warm up with hot beverages served in the Whitaker Room. For information, call 631-765-2077 or visit

March 22, 2017 – “When Pain Persists” with top interventional pain specialist, Frank J. Adipietro, Jr., MD, Eastern Long Island Hospital, 2 pm – 3 pm, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain -- pain that lasts six months or longer. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. Ask questions, get answers to your most nagging pain questions. For more information, call 631-477-5164.

April 7, 2017 – Senior Wellness Series, “Safe Medication Practice” with Ray Krupski, R.Rh., MBA, Director of Pharmacy, Eastern Long Island Hospital, 11 am – 12 pm, Southold Town Senior Services, 750 Pacific St., Mattituck. Presented in cooperation with the Town of Southold Human Services and Eastern Long Island Hospital. For more information or to request transportation, call 631.298.4460.

Burke Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk Each year, Burke holds a Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk. The event is open to all, enabling walkers, runners and wheelchair athletes to compete together in a fun community event. The 2017 Heels & Wheels 5K will take place on May 7, 2017. The race will begin and end on the Burke campus.

For information about this year’s race or to register, volunteer or become a sponsor of Burke’s Heels and Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk, please visit

Burke Osteoporosis Awareness Group

Date: Mon, April 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 7, 2017 – Wellness Series, “Safe Medication Practice” with Ray Krupski, R.Rh., MBA, Director of Pharmacy, Eastern Long Island Hospital, 1 pm – 2 pm, Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport. Join us for a healthy snack. For more information, call 631-477-5164 or 631-477-0660.

May 5, 2017 - Senior Wellness Series, “Respiratory Allergies” with James M. Rubin, MD, Fellow American Academy Allergy Asthma & Immunology, 11 am – 12 pm, Southold Town Senior Services, 750 Pacific St., Mattituck. Presented in cooperation with the Town of Southold Human Services and Eastern Long Island Hospital. For more information or to request transportation, call 631.298.4460.

The Osteoporosis Awareness Group provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease.

Meeting is on Monday, April 3 from 7-9 pm, in the Billings Building, Bldg # 4, Rosedale room. Contact Susan Gugick, (914) 725-5229, or susanisworking@hotmailcom.

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Free Community Health Lecture Series Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1pm “Know Stroke, Save a Life“ & Blood Pressure Screening Presented by Katherine A. Thompson, RN-BC, MSN Lakeview Public Library, 1120 Woodfield Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

May 16 , 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 - “Stepping On” Program - Sign up for a free seven-week series designed to build confidence and reduce falls. Target audience: Seniors. This 2 hour program is offered on consecutive Tuesdays by Karolyn Jenkins, ELIH Physical Therapist from 10 am - 12 noon at the Southold Free Library, 53705 Main Road, Southold. A refresher class will be offered Saturday, April 8, 2016 | 11:00am – 3:00pm eight weeks after the last session on August 22nd. Class limHelen Hayes Hospital will host its 8th annual Adapted Sports, Recreation and Living Expo on Saturday, April 8, ited to 20 participants. To 2017 from 11am-3pm. The free event will showcase adapted sports and recreation opportunities, as well as a register, call 631-765-9389 or variety of products and services for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. email Exhibitors for 2017 Expo include Fukasa Kai Martial Arts, which specializes in martial arts and training for individuals with special needs; the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which will showcase accessible outdoor activities;, which will showcase a variety of handcyles; Roll Call Wheelchair Dance; Push to Walk; and the Nyack Boat Club Adapted Sailing Program.

Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo

Additional representatives will be on-hand from companies and organizations offering auto and van conversions, wheelchairs and scooters, adapted and durable medical equipment, ramps, lifts, advocacy and law services, and more. Representatives will also be in attendance from organizations offering adapted sports activities, such as the HHH Adapted Sports and Recreation program, which offers adapted skiing, golfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, gardening, airsoft and more. Select adapted sports equipment will be on display and available for attendees to test-drive.

Admission is free. For more information on the Adapted Sports, Recreation and Living Expo, please call 845-786-4225.

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Good Shepherd Hospice presents Living the Mission Award

Good Shepherd Hospice, a member of Catholic Health Services (CHS), presented its Living the Mission Award to Joyce Bowne and Veronica Baal for exemplifying the CHS mission values of respect, justice, integrity and excellence. The two employees were nominated for their outstanding qualities and were honored at Good Shepherd’s offices in Farmingdale. Bowne, a home health aide at Good Shepherd’s Inpatient Unit, was commended for her gentle manner with patients and their families. The Shoreham resident, who


It’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” No, it’s not December, it’s National Puppy Day (March 23rd)! All pets, especially puppies, can bring joy and stress relief to families in a particularly tense time. During this furry special holiday, let’s take a “paws” from politics and focus on our four-legged friends. Erin Askeland, CPDT-KA and Training and Behavioral Expert at Camp Bow Wow (North America’s largest and most trusted pet care franchise), has offered her insights and tips on the benefits of having a pup and how our furry family members can truly reduce the stress we experience every day.

joined the organization in 1993, was also praised for her “service with a smile” and for her kindness. Middle Island resident Veronica Baal has been a registered nurse for Good Shepherd’s Community Hospice Division since 2016. She has earned praise for her exceptional compassion and ability to put patients at ease as well as for her patience in addressing concerns. “She is truly an extraordinary human being,” commented one patient’s family member. For details about the services provided by Good Shepherd Hospice, call 1 (855) CHS-4500.

How Pets Help Reduce Stress Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard to eliminate, adding an animal to your life can help.

General Benefits: There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, and so much more. They teach you how to be selfless and responsible as you are caring over another life (for those of you without children). Generally speaking, they make you happy. Helps with Depression: In some cases, therapists suggest that patients suffering from depression that they adopt a pet. An animal will love you unconditionally and also be a great friend and listener. People with depression often benefit from having a pet, as the animal can help them get out of the house.

Shoreham resident Joyce Bowne (right) was presented with the CHS Living the Mission Award by Maria Rubino, RN (left), inpatient unit manager for CHS’s Good Shepherd Hospice.

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Health Benefits: There are other health benefits associated with pet ownership. Many studies show that owning a pet has a positive impact on cardiovascular disease, hypertension, infection control, allergies, stress related problems, blood pressure, and psychological issues.

Engaged Mind: A key to a healthy mind, especially for those who are elderly, is staying engaged with others. A pet is often a conversation starter and bringing your dog to a dog park is a great way to meet people with similar interests.

Build Your Children’s Confidence: Having a dog in the home can build confidence and manage anxiety and stress in children.

Excuse to Play: Training and playing with your dog also provides mental stimulation, helps unleash creativity and alleviates stress. Having a dog will also encourage you to exercise as you’ll need to walk Fido regularly. Routine: Having a daily schedule reduces stress for any individual. Having a dog that relies on you at specific times each day (feeding, walking, and sleeping) can help establish a routine.

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Winthrop helps shed light on the importance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month


Pictured (L to R) are: Christine Guarnieri, RR-BC, MSN, OCN, Supervisor, Oncology Nurse Navigation and Nurse Navigator for Colorectal / Gastrointestinal / Pancreatic Cancers; Richard Rivera, HPH, MT, LCLT, CHE, Vice President, Administration at Winthrop; Jules E. Garbus, MD, Colorectal Surgeon at Winthrop; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Eva Chalas, MD, Physician Director of Winthrop’s Cancer Center; County Legislator Rose Marie Walker; Janet Shehata, MSN, RN, OCN, NEABC, Administrative Director of Cancer Services at Winthrop; and Frederick Gandolfo, MD, Gastroenterologist at Winthrop.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to partner with Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and County Legislator Rose Mari to raise awareness in the community about the importance of early detection and screening. The group gathered on the steps of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on March 1 to light the dome blue, representing the significance of the month. "Colon cancer is highly preventable with regular screenings, and the physicians and staff at Winthrop are committed to increasing screening rates to help save lives," said Eva Chalas, MD, Physician Director of Winthrop’s Cancer Center, Director of Clinical Cancer Services and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Winthrop. "We are working with our community leaders to educate the public about the importance of screening and to provide the resources and expertise necessary to increase the screening rate in New York State." In addition to partnering with the County to heighten awareness about the significance of the month, Winthrop hosted a special “Colon Cancer Awareness Day” event on Saturday, March 11 in Winthrop's Research and Academic Center. The complimentary program featured information from leading medical experts as well as patient testimonials. Topics included risk factors and prevention; genetics; treatment options; nutrition; and current and future therapies. For more information about Winthrop’s Cancer Center, please visit

Cancer screening at NUMC can lower death rate as 6 out of 10 colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Nassau University Medical Center’s President/CEO Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP, is urging everyone to talk to their doctor about screening and testing options for colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer). With recommended screening, the number of people who die from colorectal cancer could be reduced by at least 60% When colorectal cancer is found and treated early, it can often be cured. In some cases, screening can actually prevent the development of colorectal cancer by finding polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they become cancerous. Yet colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in New York State. Each year, more than 9,000 New Yorkers develop colorectal cancer and more than 3,000 die as a result. “Colorectal cancer may not cause symptoms, especially at first, which is why regular screening is needed to catch the disease in its earliest stages,” says Dr. Politi. “We want people to know there is more than one screening test for colorectal cancer and screening is easier than ever. The important thing to re-

member is to talk to your doctor, decide which screening test is right for you, and get screened. For anyone without a doctor or without insurance, the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of NUMC and Nassau County can help.” All men and women age 50 and older should get screened for colorectal cancer. Although this disease can occur at any age, most people who develop colorectal cancer are over age 50. Anyone with a personal or family history of colorectal polyps (abnormal growths in the colon or rectum), colorectal cancer, or a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, is at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer. These individuals should talk to their doctors about when to begin screening and how often they should be tested. The CSP of Nassau County is part of the New York State Department of Health’s Cancer Services Program. To find a local Cancer Services Program near you, visit / s ervices/community_resources/ or please call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) or NUMC at 516-572-3300.


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Change of Leadership at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced

The Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital recentlyannounced that Chief Executive Officer and Executive Medical Director Mary Beth Walsh, MD will be stepping down after a successful 37-year tenure at the hospital. She has served as Burke’s CEO and Executive Medical director for the past 22 years. Dr. Walsh put Burke on the map as one of the premiere rehabilitation hospitals in the region and set the pace for all others in the field with her visionary planning and advances in clinical care. A rheumatologist by training, she made it her practice to embrace the new ideas and technological advancements that ushered in a modern era of rehabilitative medicine. Her dedication to patient centered, integrated care has been the bedrock of the hospital’s stellar reputation and is her lasting legacy. In addition, as an astute administrator in the changing landscape of healthcare, Walsh was the driving force behind forging a partnership with Montefiore Health System and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This partnership facilitated Burke’s creation of a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program. She was also instrumental in creating a Neurorehabilitation Fellowship to educate the next generation of rehab physicians.

Mary Beth Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh is currently a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees and a member of its post-acute care steering committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA). Over the years Dr. Walsh has been actively engaged in health care discussions in various arenas, advocating in Washington D.C. for improved health care regulations and quality

in post- acute care. She has authored several medical journal articles and has received honors for her work, including the Women’s Healthcare Network Founder’s Award and the AMRPA’s INDE Award, which honors those who have had a direct and positive impact on the medical rehabilitation field. In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The Board of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital would like to express its deep gratitude to Dr. Walsh for her tremendous contributions in setting the highest standards of care for the full spectrum of patients requiring intensive physical rehabilitation. Her accomplishments will continue through the patient-focused best practices she helped create. As part of a smooth transition within the Montefiore/Einstein family, Mr. Jeff Menkes, Montefiore’s Senior Vice President for Network Development, will take over for Dr. Walsh, serving as President and CEO. Mr. Menkes brings a long and distinguished career in hospital operations and deep experience working side by side with physicians. Dr. Walsh and Mr. Menkes have worked closely since Burke joined the Montefiore Health System in January 2016. Their collaboration will enable Burke to continue its

Jeffery Menkes

growth and position as the cornerstone of Montefiore Health System’s partner for acute rehabilitative care. The change in leadership will be effective on April 1, 2017. The Burke Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Mr. Menkes as he helps navigate Burke through the future opportunities and the challenges of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The entire Burke/Montefiore family wishes Dr. Walsh and her husband, Tim, the very best for an active and healthy retirement.

Long Island Community Foundation supports South Nassau’s new Diabetes Education Center

South Nassau Communities Hospital Family Medicine Center is the recipient of a one-year $50,000 grant from the Long Island Community Foundation to help establish its diabetes self-management education program (DSME). The program aims to teach patients with poorly controlled diabetes the lifestyle changes necessary to manage the condition and prevent it from causing other life-threatening conditions, including stroke and heart attack. “This grant will help us expand diabetes education on the South Shore and will make a real difference in the day to day lives of our patients,” said Richard J. Murphy, South Nassau’s President and CEO. “We thank the leaders of the LICF and the members of its Advisory Board for their generosity and support of our goal to prevent disease by supporting wellness through community education and awareness. According to the US Center for Disease Control, more than 84,000 residents of Nassau County have been diagnosed with diabetes. The disease is most prevalent in several communities served by South Nassau Communities Hospital, including Hempstead, Freeport and


(L to R) Ken Long, vice president of administration, South Nassau Communities Hospital; Mary Beth Guyther, program officer, Long Island Community Foundation;Angelie Singla, LMSW, director of corporate, foundation & government relations; South Nassau Communities Hospital; Lucille Hughes, MSN/Ed, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE, director of diabetes education, South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Roosevelt. An array of studies have shown that self-management programs improve patients’ outcomes through education about proper nutrition, medication adherence, insulin therapy and physical fitness and healthy lifestyle habits.

The Family Medicine Center’s DSME program will be facilitated by a bilingual Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who will host weekly, 7-session bilingual education classes to groups of up to 20 patients. Upon completion of the classes, the patients will have indi-

vidual appointments with the CDE to discuss a plan of care and schedule appointments with specialists, including nutritionists, podiatrists and opticians to address health issues that could hinder patients’ compliance with their individualized plans. The CDE and medical

team will also establish lifestyle goals and daily routines for each patient so that they learn to make managing their blood sugar a daily habit and healthy nutrition and regular physical activity lifelong priorities. “We are proud to join South Nassau in its mission to meet the region’s need for quality healthcare services,” said David Okorn, executive director of LICF. “The hospital is known for its judicious use of the charitable support it receives to establish new and expand current services, which is an essential reason why LICF awarded a grant for this much needed program.” Providing culturally sensitive multidisciplinary care, the South Nassau’s Family Medicine Center offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the individual needs of its patients, from obstetrical and gynecological care, to geriatric and social services, to preventive medicine and urgent health care. Its staff features 6 fulltime, board-certified family physicians who ensure that each patient has their own primary physician and is provided 24 hours/7 days a week coverage. The Family Medicine Center accepts most health insurance providers. For more information, please call (516) 255-8400.


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