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North Shore-LIJ Launches eICU Program for critical care patients The North Shore-LIJ Health System launched its eICU program for critical care, providing ICU bedside teams with 24/7 remote specialist support. North Shore-LIJ is the only health system in the New York metropolitan area to have a telemedicine ICU (eICU) program. This program was rolled out initially at Franklin and Southside hospitals in December, 2014. Additional ICUs will be added throughout 2015.

“The eICU Program is a safety net for patients and their families, allowing a remote team of skilled medical professionals to provide 24/7 support of the bedside staff in the ICU,� said Martin Doerfler, MD, senior vice president of clinical strategy and development at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “We are eager to deliver to our patients and their families the clinical benefits that the eICU can yield.�

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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Kicks Off 2015 Centennial Celebration with Lobby Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Leaders, dignitaries and supporters come together for “Then and Now” exhibit launch Burke Rehabilitation Center, the only acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY, officially kicked off a year-long celebration to commemorate its 100 years of pioneering rehabilitation with a ribbon cutting of its Burke Centennial Lobby Exhibit on January 22. The lobby exhibit’s “Then and Now” theme features numerous vignettes highlighting Burke’s past, present, and future. The exhibit, which is in Burke’s Wood Pavilion is open to the public through the end of the year. Visitors can view cherished artifacts and relics dating back to Burke’s inception 100 years ago, such as a hand-printed original blueprint of Burke’s Billings Building by renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White and a turn-of-thecentury pocket watch owned by John Masterson Burke, the hospital’s founder. The exhibit also highlights new innovations in rehabilitation technology, including a prosthetic arm produced by a 3D printer, interactive demos with a photon microscope, and a Vital Health Connect digital patch that monitors and wirelessly transmits patients’ vital signs to health care providers. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett, Legislator Ben Boykin and a number of key figures and local dignitaries attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dignitaries were joined by Burke leaders and supporters, including Burke CEO and Executive Director Mary Beth Walsh, M.D. and Burke Medical Research Institute Executive Director Raj Ratan, M.D., Ph.D., who provided opening remarks and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We welcome the community to join us in celebrating our centennial year,” said Walsh. “We take great pride in our history in medical rehabilitation and look forward to helping move rehabilitation forward for many years to come.” More information on the new lobby exhibit and Burke’s upcoming events throughout 2015 is available at About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine.

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Emergency Medical Associates now provides Emergency Department Management Services at Ellenville Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with Ellenville (N.Y.) Regional Hospital to provide emergency department management services. Ellenville Regional Hospital, a critical access and surgical hospital, treats approximately 13,000 emergency department patients annually. It offers a wide range of services including inpatient care, rehabilitation, orthopedics, gastroenterology, cardiology, pain management, ambulatory surgery and women’s health services. It is the smallest teaching hospital in the United States. “Our partnership with Emergency Medical Associates enables us to enhance the quality of care in our emergency department,” explained Steven L. Kelley, FACHE, president and chief executive officer. “It’s an important step in our mission to save lives, restore health and create a caring community for the region we serve.” The hospital has won numerous state and federal quality awards, including four Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative awards and a Quality and Patient Safety Award from the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association Patient Safety Institute for reducing the average length of stay in the emergency department to less than 100 minutes. “Ellenville Regional has an excellent reputation in Ulster County and has been recognized nationally for its clinical expertise and dedication to teaching the next generation of clinicians,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates. “We are proud to partner with the hospital and expand our presence in the Hudson Valley.” Emergency Medical Associates staffs and manages 32 emergency departments in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit, or

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NUMC receives approval from the AOA to expand clinical teaching programs with residencies in emergency medicine and orthopedics and fellowships in cardiology and pulmonary critical care Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP, President/CEO of the NuHealth System/NUMC announces that approval has been granted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for residency programs in emergency medicine and in orthopedics as well as fellowships in cardiology and pulmonary critical care at the Nassau University Medical Center, in East Meadow, NY. NUMC is a public benefit corporation and a 530 bed tertiary care teaching hospital and Level I Trauma Center, serving as Nassau’s safety net hospital and treating over 72,000 patients a year in its newly build $36M state of the art emergency department and over 300,000 patients in its various primary and specialty practices. In a recent letter, Maura Biszewski, Director of the Postdoctoral Training at the AOA, indicated that the AOA Program and Training Review Council had approved the residencies and fellowships, remaining in effect until the AOA completes its next scheduled program and sends notification of continuing approval. “This is great news for the staff and for the patients of the Nassau University Medical Center, demonstrating our commitment to clinical education and research and allowing us to further our clinical and teaching goals,” stated Dr. Politi. “We thank the AOA for the

privilege and confidence granted to us and as a major teaching hospital in the region, we are committed to expand services to the communities we serve and this expansion of the teaching programs will facilitate that mission.” Acting Medical Director, Victor J. Scarmato, MD, MBA, FACR, added: “These programs will complement our existing and very successful residency and fellowship programs, enhancing patient care and medical education.” About NuHealth NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access. For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit

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St. Charles Hospital appoints new Chief Medical Officer


St. Charles Hospital has appointed Sunil Dhuper, MD, FCCP, chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Dhuper is board certified in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine and has been a Pulmonary and Critical Care attending physician in St. Charles Hospital since 2010. Dr. Dhuper has more than 30 years experience in clinical medicine including serving as a telemedicine ICU physician for a network of 15 hospitals and medical centers in 4 states. He has spent more than 15 years mentoring and educating medical students, medical residents, and pulmonary and critical care fellows. His research experience includes both bench and clinical medicine. He has been an author or co-author of more than 40 publications, has received research grants, and is the owner of numerous medical device patents. Dr. Dhuper gained health care administrative experience at New York-area academic medical centers where he held senior positions such as director of medical intensive care unit, co-director of pulmonary medicine, and director of medicine. He has served in a dual role as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer of a 400 bed academic teaching hospital within New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. Dr. Dhuper received his medical degree at Delhi University, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University and performed pulmonary and critical care fellowships at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center/ Albert Einstein University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and member of the American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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Neurologic Researcher joins staff at St. Charles Rehabilitation Andrew Goldfine, MD, has joined St. Charles Rehabilitation as a clinical researcher. Dr. Goldfine’s research focuses on exploring the neurological activity of brain injured patients in order to develop rehabilitative treatments. He holds a concurrent research position with Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and will spearhead a joint St. Charles/Stony Brook study on post-stroke apathy, a condition affecting approximately 35% of stroke survivors. Jun Zhang, MD, physiatrist and director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at St. Charles, will join Dr. Goldfine on the study. Dr. Goldfine comes to St. Charles from Burke Medical Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medical School, where he served as assistant professor, Neurology, and completed a research fellowship. He now serves as an assistant professor of Neurology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldfine received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a fellowship in neurorehabilitation and neuroimaging at University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a master of science in clinical investigation from Weill Cornell Medical College and completed clinical research training at the National Institutes of Health. The Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program at St. Charles Hospital is accredited as a stroke specialty program by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF is the highest level of rehabilitation accreditation available. St. Charles Hospital is a New York State designated stroke center and a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center. In October 2014, St. Charles Hospital received its fifth consecutive Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.


St. Charles Rehabilitation... It’s the first step that counts. After a traumatic injury, illness or surgery, initial progress in your physical rehabilitation strongly predicts your future results. That’s why so many patients who begin their journey with St. Charles Rehabilitation reach their highest potential. St. Charles Rehabilitation’s comprehensive team approach to inpatient rehabilitation offers an array of services and clinical expertise for both adults and children. Providing a minimum of three hours a day, individualized physical, occupational and speech therapy, the inpatient program is unmatched anywhere on Long Island.

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Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation announces Golf Classic Co-Chairs Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Comprehensive Cancer Services Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Raymond P. VanVoorhis and Jake Kriney as Co-Chairs of its 2014 Annual Golf Classic which will take place on Monday, June 22, 2015. Renowned as one of the region’s finest golf outings, this 24th annual tournament will benefit expanding cancer care services at ORMC and help to develop a comprehensive cancer center. The widely popular tournament will be held at West Hills Country Club and Wallkill Golf Course, both located in Middletown. The spectacular event will conclude with a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony at West Hills Country Club. Mr. VanVoorhis is a Partner with Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP, a design-oriented architectural firm located in Poughkeepsie, New York. The partnership was formed in 1987 to provide professional services in architecture, interior design and space/land planning. Mr. VanVoorhis is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey. He attended New York Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Mr. VanVoorhis is a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects - Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter and sits on the Dutchess Community College Architectural Advisory Committee. He is on the Mill Street Loft Board of Directors and the Fishkill Rural Cemetery Board of Trustees. Mr. Kriney specializes in real estate development and is a partner in JCA Hotels. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University. Mr. Kriney has owned and developed several hotels including the Super 8 Motel in Amherst, NY and the Holiday Inn Express in Chester, NY. Mr. Kriney is presently developing sites with mixed-use components, bringing together retail, food and hotel accommodations in the Middletown area. Current projects include a Home2 Suites hotel and a 120-unit Hampton Inn in Sullivan County. He is also a partner in the Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn, Danbury, CT and the Quality Inn, Waterbury, CT. Mr. Kriney is a past foundation member of John S. Burke Catholic High School and Vice President of the former Orange County Golf Club. He resides in Goshen with his wife Christy and children.


Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Committee Co-Chairs pictured from L to R: Raymond P. VanVoorhis and Jake Kriney. “This year, the Annual Golf Classic will benefit Orange Regional’s cancer program. Nearly everyone has been impacted by cancer, either

personally or through a loved one. Our goal is to enhance the terrific oncology services the hospital provides to our community.” Orange

Regional Medical Center Foundation President Bill Dauster said. Various levels of sponsorship packages are available for this

year’s tournament. With their round of golf, golfers receive delicious breakfast, a golf cart, full lunch and an appreciation gift, as well as a tremendous golfers’ hour and buffet dinner at the awards ceremony. Designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center with commendation by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer, Orange Regional Medical Center's Spagnoli Family Cancer Center offers the latest in diagnostic and cancerfighting technologies, including robotic surgery and the most advanced radiation therapy technology. ORMC oncology services provide several treatment options and procedures for all stages of cancer, without having to travel outside the area. To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please call the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at 845-3332333 or visit Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

St. Catherine’s Radiology Department now offers PET/CT Onsite Imaging


St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center will enhance its imaging services capabilities with the addition of a new, “state of the art” Positron Emission Tomography combined with a CAT Scanner (PET/CT) system, which offers early and highly accurate detection of cancer. PET/CT is an imaging procedure that provides physicians with information about the body’s chemistry, cell function and exact location of disease. The precise images obtained with PET/CT are not available with other technologies, such as X-ray, MRI, or CT alone. The difference lies in the ability of the PET/CT equipment to combine or “fuse” the images of the PET scanner (metabolic function of cells) with the CT scanner (anatomic location of body structures) into one extremely detailed image. This combination of the metabolic information from PET and the anatomic information from CT, places PET/CT at the forefront of cutting edge technology allowing physicians to more accurately stage and treat patient disease processes and this service is now being offered at St. Catherine of Siena. For more information about PET/CT imaging visit, or to make an appointment, please call (631) 870-3444.

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LIBN names Senior Nurse Practitioner A Health Care Hero The Long Island Business News (LIBN) recently awarded its “Health Care Heroes” Nurse Hero Award to Margaret (Peg) O’Donnell, DNPs, FNP, ANP, B-C, FAANP, senior nurse practitioner (NP) at South Nassau Communities Hospital. LIBN’s “Health Care Heroes” awards honor individuals and organizations in the health care industry in Nassau and Suffolk counties for outstanding leadership and commitment. A Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Ms. O’Donnell is a primary care provider and preceptor, providing comprehensive health care at South Nassau. One of the first NPs named to its medical staff, Ms. O’Donnell organized the hospital’s Advanced Practice Nurses Innovative Care Committee, which engages in peer review, case presentations, strategic planning, and coordinating efforts between inpatient and outpatient services. Ms. O’Donnell was one of a strong group of NP leaders in the state to launch a grassroots effort in 2008 to pass legislation in New York that would permit nurse practitioners, after 3,600 hours of practice, to open their own medical practices and provide patient care without a written practice agreement with a physician. Nurse Practitioners, instead, will maintain a “collaborative relationship”, which means that the NP will communicate with a licensed physician(s) or hospital as needed to consult and make referrals. This relationship will be outlined in an attestation form that the NP will keep in his/her office. In addition, she raised funds for the Nurse Practitioners Association of New York’s (NPANY) Political Action Committee, coordinated a consumer and physician petition drive collecting hundreds of signatures, and updated nurses and nursing students at colleges and universities about legislative changes in advanced nursing practice. As the New York State representative to the AANP and a member of the government affairs and legislative committees of the NPANYS, she took the campaign a step further, sitting down with key legislators from the state senate and assembly to raise awareness of the contributions of nurse practitioners.

When she wasn’t lobbying lawmakers on Long Island or in Albany, she was spreading the word about policy initiatives to members of the AANP at their annual conferences and regional meetings up and down the East Coast. Her efforts paid off when the New York State Legislature announced in March 2014 that the legislation had become law. The Modernization Act will become effective Jan. 1, 2015. Ms. O’Donnell has been a healthcare provider for more than 30 years. She started her career as an RN in 1981, and has served at some of the Northeast’s most prestigious hospitals including the Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan; Long Island JewishNorth Shore University Healthcare System; and University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Ms. O’Donnell has extensive experience in many disciplines including emergency services, intensive care, stem cell transplantation, and electrophysiology. She was also involved in clinical research trials at South Nassau. She is currently a doctoral student at SUNY Stony Brook. Ms. O’Donnell has served in numerous leadership roles for the AANP, NPANYS and Nurse Practitioners Association of Long Island (NPALI), most notably as the New York State representative of the AANP and in grassroots efforts to effect policy changes affecting NP practice. As a result of her steadfast leadership, she is a recipient of the NPALI NP of the Year Award and AANP New York State NP Advocate Award. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. NPs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master’s degree/and are often Doctoral-trained. NPs take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat most common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed.

Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acutecare, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, For more information, please visit provided

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Autonomy and Advancement for Nurses through Anesthesia Start counting backwards from ten. 10, 9, 8... and suddenly a calm coma washes over the patient. Next, the face mask filling the patient with the precisely calculated amount of anesthesia is replaced with a carefully inserted breathing tube. Both peripheral and central line access may be obtained. The orchestration of monitoring and safely anesthetizing the patient is an autonomous and challenging job. This unique role is now being performed by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who prepare patients for anesthesia, administer and titrate the sedation, oversee pain management, and manage the patient's recovery from anesthesia post-operatively. Working in fields such as open heart surgery, pain management, and labor and delivery, CRNAs are a valuable part of the health care team and collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists and dentists. Aside from the perks of increased autonomy, career advancement, and a stimulating work environment, the average salary is not so bad either. With high responsibility comes high compensation with average salaries reported around $100,000 (depending on location and experience). CRNAs are some of the highest paid advanced practice nursing professionals. What does it take to become a CRNA? Nurses must begin with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and graduate schools look for a minimum of one to two years of critical care experience as a registered nurse. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, there are currently 114 accredited programs in the United States. Admissions counselors look for competitive applicants with experience in ICU or large ER settings and strong leadership qualifications. Degree programs range from a full time curriculum over 24-36 months and clinical training occurs at over 2,500 sites including large universitybased hospitals. Following graduation, nurses must pass the National Certification Examination and maintain clinical competencies. In 1986, Congress passed legislation making nurse anesthetists the first nursing specialty to be directly reimbursed under the Medicare program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes a growing job market needed for CRNAs around the country. Incorporating critical thinking skills, independence and increased responsibility, this specialized role in nursing could be just the advanced degree you are looking for.

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education & careers One of first graduates of NYMC-Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program to join Phelps Medical Associates have been in practice for many years. Welcome aboard!” The new residency program in Family Medicine received national accreditation in 2011 and was designed to help meet the growing shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. and in Westchester County. The first such program to be established in New York State since 1995, the NYMC Phelps

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County.

Family Medicine Residency Program is a collaboration between three major health institutions in Westchester County: New York Medical College, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Open Door Family Medical Centers. To learn more about the NYMCPhelps Family Medicine Residency Program, go to

Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps' multispecialty medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities.


In June, the family medicine residency program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will graduate its first class of residents. One of the members of the inaugural class, Anesh Badiwala, MD, has accepted a position with Phelps Medical Associates, the hospital's primary and specialty care medical group. “From the beginning, a fundamental goal of our program has been to cultivate the best and brightest family physician leaders for our community through innovation and partnership,” says Shantie Harkisoon, MD, program director. “We are very proud of Dr. Badiwala for being one of the first residents to fulfill that vision. Westchester is fortunate to be gaining such a fine physician and we look forward to working with him in his new capacity as a member of Phelps Medical Associates.” “Achieving a position with Phelps has been a personal goal of mine since starting with the residency program in 2012,” said Dr. Badiwala, who earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua. “I feel grateful, jubilant and honored. The program has accelerated my skills and knowledge with the support of exemplary faculty and medical staff. I look forward to serving the community and supporting Phelps' visionary plan for the future.” In congratulating Dr. Badiwala on his appointment, Phelps President and CEO Daniel Blum said, “I'm ecstatic you're joining us and look forward to seeing the growth of your practice. I know you will serve as a role model to every new physician minted at Phelps and an inspiration to those physicians who

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education & careers Leveraging Virtual Clinical Simulation to achieve better patient outcomes How do nursing students in an online course develop and improve their diagnostic and criticalthinking skills outside of a formal clinical setting? For approximately 3,000 registered nurses enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs at Thomas Edison State College, it is through an innovative virtual clinical simulation program that enables students to interact with avatars in an online course and practice critical patient diagnostic skills from the convenience of their homes, after their nursing shifts end. “Education is extremely important to nursing and nurses today need flexibility and academic rigor, so when it comes to developing courses for working nurses sometimes we have to think outside of the box,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. “Our challenge was to bring the right type of technology into our courses so we can enhance interaction and bring the clinical lessons to life in an online format.” Marshall said the avatars* are sophisticated digital representations of patients in a variety of health care scenarios who describe their symptoms to students in the courses.

“Thanks to the support of many organizations, we are integrating our courses with advanced technology and software to help students learn and practice vital assessments, develop critical thinking skills and refine their diagnostic and clinical assessment skills in an interactive, online learning environment that causes no risk to live patients,” she said. The program is supported by the PNC Foundation, Investors Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Fred C. Rummel Foundation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Inc., Provident Bank Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundation. “There is a critical need for highly skilled healthcare professionals in our state and across the country,” said Linda Bowden, PNC Bank regional president for New Jersey. “We can think of no better way to help prepare our next generation of nursing professionals for successful careers than by supporting the cutting edge virtual clinical simulation program at Thomas Edison State College.” Currently, the nursing program has integrated the interactive technology into four courses: • Advanced Pharmacology • Advanced Pathophysiology • Advanced Health Assessment • Public Health Nursing


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Burke Rehabilitation Center Celebrates Winners of the 4th Annual Brain Bee Competition Westchester County high school students gathered for a chance to test their knowledge of the brain and nervous system On February 11, Burke Rehabilitation Center hosted the 4th Annual Brain Bee Competition for local Westchester County high school students. Burke holds this event every year as a way to inspire budding scientists to pursue careers in neurological research. The Brain Bee is just one of many events Burke has planned to commemorate its centennial anniversary this year. Westchester County residents will be invited to the Burke campus throughout the year for various events to celebrate 100 years in rehabilitation research and excellence. “We are very proud of the students who participated in this year’s Brain Bee competition. The event is a great opportunity for young people to test their knowledge of neurology and we hope it inspires them to build on what they are learning in school and pursue careers in the field,” said Janet Goodman, LMSW, case manager for Burke’s Brain Injury Program and coordinator for the Brain Bee in Westchester. The competition is presented in a question-and-answer style format designed to challenge students on their knowledge of neuroscience and the inner-workings of the brain. At the event, Burke physical and occupational therapists read students the questions in 10 rounds with 10 questions each. Justin Hill, M.D., spoke with students about his role at Burke. As director of the brain injury program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital,

Hill leads a team of nurses, therapists and other specialists in treating various forms of brain trauma from brain tumors to skull fractures and hemorrhages. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and gain invaluable insight into the life of a real neurologist. Alice Xue of Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, NY, Meenu Johnkutty of Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel in White Plains, NY and Emily Xue of Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, NY walked away from the competition with first, second and third place finishes respectively. The students were awarded scholarships of $500, $300 and $200. The Brain Bee winner will take part in the national competition held in March, where she will compete against other regional winners from across the United States. Henri Wang of Rye Neck, Harshal Shet of Archbishop Sepinac High School, Amanda Sati of Good Counsel Academy and Megan Bartley of Fox Lane High School all proved to be stiff competition in this year’s contest. Burke’s centennial events continue after the Brain Bee with a monthly lecture series on the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m. at the Centennial Lobby Exhibit in the Wood Pavilion and on May 3, Burke will host the annual Heels and Wheels 5K race on campus. All are welcome to race regardless of ability. For more information on Centennial events, please visit

The Brain Bee is one of many events Burke has planned to commemorate its centennial anniversary. Westchester County residents will be invited to the Burke campus throughout the year for various events to celebrate its 100 years in rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Director Justin Hill, M.D., spoke with Brain Bee regional finalists about his role at Burke.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who

have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-theart treatment while its research sci-

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education & careers Feinstein Institute Researcher to receive Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation will present the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases to Peter Davies, PhD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. He will receive the prize on April 21 in Washington, DC at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting, which is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists with more than 12,000 attendees and more than 2,500 scientific presentations on the latest research advances in brain disease. The Potamkin Prize honors researchers for their work in helping to advance the understanding of Pick’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The AAN and the American Brain Foundation are awarding the 2015 Potamkin Prize to Dr. Davies and Reisa A. Sperling, MD, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The $100,000 prize – Dr. Davies and Dr. Reisa will each receive $50,000 – is an internationally recognized tribute for advancing dementia research. Dr. Davies’ research examines the process of Alzheimer’s disease. “The problems with memory and other intellectual function that occur in Alzheimer’s disease are accompanied by the development of two abnormal structures in the brain called plaques and tangles,” said Dr. Davies. “In contrast to other work in the field, my guiding hypothesis has been that both these abnormalities derive from a disease process in the nerve cells and are consequences of disease, not the cause. Therefore, my research has largely focused on the disease process, and attempting to define points at which intervention is possible. A more detailed understanding of the process is essential to the development of drugs to slow, stop, or even prevent it.” Dr. Davies is the director of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Feinstein Institute and professor of Pathology and Neuroscience at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School

treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, please visit

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About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit

of Medicine. For more than 35 than 28,000 neurologists and neu- quality patient-centered neurologic years, Dr. Davies’ research has roscience professionals, is dedi- care. A neurologist is a doctor with been focused on biochemistry of cated to promoting the highest specialized training in diagnosing, Alzheimer’s disease. He has published more than 250 research papers and has been particularly interested in the development of School of Professional new treatments and diagnostic tests Opportunities for adult for Alzheimer’s disease. He has reand Continuing Studies undergraduate learners ceived numerous awards for his research, including the City of New York Liberty Medal, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD) and the first Metropolitan Life Foundation Prize. Dr Davies has also received two MERIT awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH, 19891999, and NIA 2003-2013). • Leadership in Healthcare “I am very grateful to the Potamkin family for the encourage• Policy and Regulatory Issues ment this award offers,” said Dr. Davies. “Funding for research in • Who are the New Caregivers? Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is vitally important. The • Data Analytics and Potamkin family has continued to Data Security support this work in hopes of helpNEW PROGRAM — BEGINS SPRING 2015 ing the millions affected by these diseases.”


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• Calvary also offers hospice services in more than 25 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties.

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.

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 Manhattan - Bronx - Sarah Neuman Center 120 West 106th Street, New York, New York, 10025 Call Connections Information and Referral at 212- 870-5919 or 800-544-0304

Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult patients with advanced cancer and life-limiting illnesses. 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, 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 Hospice provides short-term inpatient care at The Dawn Greene Hospice, located at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan. Calvary@Home offers home care and 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.

For more information, call Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, and Wound Care (718) 518-2577. To sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to

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New York Methodist Hospital first in Brooklyn to offer groundbreaking nonsurgical procedure for gastrointestinal cancer Specialists at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) have broken new ground in the fight against gastrointestinal (GI) cancer though the addition of an advanced nonsurgical treatment. The spaceage procedure is called endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and it allows doctors to effectively remove intact tumors located along the interior of the digestive tract. NYM is the first hospital in Brooklyn to offer the procedure, which avoids open surgery while dramatically decreasing a patient’s odds of a cancer recurrence. “Successfully treating a patient with an early-stage cancerous tumor requires cutting out not only the tumor itself but also a thin ‘margin’ of tissue surrounding that tumor, in case any malignant cancer cells have splintered away from the visible growth and are threatening to spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body,” said Mukul Arya, M.D., director of advanced endoscopy at NYM, who performs the procedure. “Removing a malignant tumor in a single piece dramatically reduces the risk of both cancer metastasis and cancer recurrence. Prior to ESD, open surgery was the best way to ensure this for many patients.

Thanks to ESD, we can non-surgically remove larger intact gastric tumors. More than 90 percent of patients who undergo ESD do not experience a cancer recurrence.” Endoscopic submucosal dissection can be used to treat tumors or polyps that extend anywhere from the inner space of the digestive tract (lumen) into the submucosa—a deep layer of tissue beyond which a GI cancer spread indicates a more advanced stage of the disease. During ESD, the patient is placed under general anesthesia and a fiber-optic, camera-guided endoscope is snaked down the digestive tract until it reaches the site of the tumor, which may be located in the esophagus, stomach, colon or rectum. A needle at the end of the scope is then used to inject an inert, viscous fluid into the tissue below the cancer, forming a "cushion" that raises the tumor and makes it easier to remove. After that, specialized tools less than half a millimeter in thickness are used to cut the entire tumor away from the digestive tract. “The benefits of non-invasive endoscopy include less pain, faster recovery time, and no external scarring, allowing patients to undergo an advanced proce-


Mukul Arya, M.D., (left), director of New York Methodist Hospital's Center for Advanced Endoscopy, performs a procedure in NYM’s endoscopy suite.

dure to remove a cancerous tumor and go home within 24 hours,” said Smruti Mohanty, M.D., chief of gastroenterology and hepatobiliary disease at NYM. “But more important, ESD allows us to give sicker patients who are not healthy enough to undergo open

surgery a much higher chance of a cure than any previous noninvasive techniques. “Very few hospitals in New York City are able to offer ESD; it is one of the most technically demanding endoscopic procedures, requiring training and a degree of precision

that very few physicians are able to achieve,” said Dr. Mohanty. “Dr. Arya clears the bar and then some, and in the fight to cure cancer, the thinnest of margins can make all the difference.” For more information, please visit

Good Samaritan Hospital introduces new Mother Baby Unit


Among those celebrating the dedication were (left to right) Good Samaritan Hospital SVP of Administration Joseph Loiacono; Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Associate Chief Medical Officer Donald Teplitz, DO; Town of Islip Trustee John C. Cochrane; Fr. Cletus Nwaogwugwu; Nurse Manager of Mother Baby Joanne Schroeder, RN; Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Benjamin Schwartz, MD; The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation board member Henry Schreiber, Jr. and Foundation Chair Kelly Daniele-Crosman, Esq.

Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center were joined by administration and physicians, community members and elected officials at the recent ribbon cutting for the Mother Baby unit. Here, mothers and newborns remain together in private rooms for the entire hospital stay. For the nearly 2,800 babies delivered a year, this approach offers several benefits, including facilitating mother-baby bonding and establishing breastfeeding. “This newly designed unit exceeds all expectations in quality health care and is why so many families have entrusted Good Samaritan Hospital with their deliveries and babies,” said Benjamin Schwartz, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The newly renovated area includes nine rooms, including seven offering private accommodations. Each patient room is decorated with soothing wall coverings and artwork and includes a full bath. Private rooms include patient refrigerators. For more information on maternity services at Good Samaritan Hospital, call (631) 376-4444. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center has more than 3,775 employees and 900 physicians on staff and had nearly 26,000 patient admissions and nearly 90,000 emergency department visits in 2013. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at


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