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Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow is the first hospital in the Hudson Valley Region to install the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System developed by GE Health Care to provide more accurate cancer diagnosis in women with dense breasts. As an adjunct to mammography, ultrasound has been proven to find more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. “Phelps prides itself on keeping up with cutting-edge technologies and we are very excited to integrate ABUS into our mammography program,” noted Michael Glennon, Senior Administrative Director of Ancillary Services at Phelps. “This highly sophisticated system is more efficient than the traditional ultrasound exam. It will significantly enhance our diagnostic capabilities and potentially improve outcomes for our patients.” The Invenia ABUS uses 3D ultrasound technology to quickly take detailed images of dense breast tissue. To ensure the highest level of comfort and image quality, ABUS uses a scanner that conforms to a woman’s anatomy and is applied with light compression to the breast. The launch of this improved technology comes at a critical time when there is growing awareness of the increased risk of cancer for women with high breast density. Studies have shown that women with dense breast tissue may be as much as 4-6 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have dense breast tissue. Phelps is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging. This designation means that Phelps breast services have achieved accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and all of these services meet the highest national standards. For more information on mammography at Phelps call 914-366-3440.
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Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for the Fourth Year Emergency Medical Associates is among 100 companies nationwide who have been named to the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list compiled by Modern Healthcare magazine. Emergency Medical Associates is pleased to be the only emergency medicine physician group on Modern Healthcare’s list. The recognition program, now in its seventh year, honors workplaces that enable employees to perform at the optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. This is the fourth year that the company has been named to the list. “Our physicians, associate practitioners and support staff collaborate to create a working environment where quality and excellence in practice is the norm. We understand that our clinical staff is the backbone of the organization, and we reward their efforts with competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for advancement,” explains Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates. “This wealth of highly motivated talent allows us to deliver exceptional service to the hospital clients and patients we serve. We’re honored to again be recognized by Modern Healthcare.” “Compassion, innovation, integrity, operational excellence, partnership, respect, talent and teamwork are the core values on which Emergency Medical Associates has built itself. The success of the company is only as strong as our employees’ desire and willingness to fulfill these core values. The recognition from Modern Healthcare is a testament that we’ve hired the right individuals,” explains Kathy Kane, chief human resources officer of Emergency Medical Associates. The “Best Places to Work” program surveyed employees and analyzed their responses in eight core areas: • Leadership and planning • Culture and communications • Role satisfaction • Working environment • Relationship with supervisor • Training and development • Pay and benefits • Overall satisfaction Modern Healthcare will reveal the ranked order of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare at a banquet Oct. 23 in Chicago. About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a physician-led, physician-owned 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 www.ema.net, www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews.
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Ask An Expert Operational Effectiveness is Strategy and Vice Versa By Bruce C. Vladeck, PhD In most healthcare organizations, strategy is considered a separate function that falls under the responsibility of a Board committee, C-suite executives, and designated staff. It is typically distinguished from operations and finance. But in my experience, continuous improvement in operational performance is often key to the successful implementation of strategic objectives and often a strategic objective itself. Take three common strategic decisions. First, a hospital exploring potential partnerships or mergers with other organizations recognizes that its attractiveness to potential partners, as well as its bargaining leverage in potential negotiations, is highly influenced by outside perceptions of its operating performance, particularly its most recent performance. That’s what the process of due diligence in such transactions is largely about. The stronger the hospital’s operations, the more opportunities it will have to enter into favorable relationships, and the better deals it will be able to make. In another example, a hospital looking to develop or expand a particular service line has to be sure that relationships with its current medical staff are open and healthy. Good relationships with clinical staff act as a safeguard so that key physicians don’t perceive the new initiative as a threat or a tilt toward particular competitors. If those relationships are not well-maintained, the hospital runs the risk of hiring costly staff and purchasing expensive equipment that will be underused because of a lack of patient referrals. Third, in the classic paradigm for strategic planning, decisions about major capital investments are inseparable from the evaluation of the costs of capital from various sources. Those costs are all highly influenced by analyses not merely of the organization’s recent performance, but of its prospects for performance improvement. In other words, strategy and operations are fundamentally interrelated; any systematic effort at strategic planning requires an understanding of the organization’s market, patient flows and characteristics, and policy environment, as well as what’s “under the hood” on a day-to-day basis. Success in meeting strategic objectives requires an organization that is running on all cylinders, so operational improvement is often a central requirement—if not a prerequisite. On several occasions, I’ve been asked to help a healthcare organization develop a strategic plan only to discover that the client was so preoccupied with short-term financial pressures that any planning horizon much beyond the current fiscal year became unrealistic. In those instances, measurable performance improvement became the strategy. Even after a short-term crisis is resolved, redoubling the commitment to operational improvement remains the strategic core. Fundamentally, healthcare organizations are in the business of taking care of patients, doing so as compassionately, effectively, and efficiently as possible. If they can’t do that well, the most brilliant strategies will ultimately be to no avail. If they can do it well, constructing effective strategies becomes much easier—and more likely to succeed. Dr. Bruce Vladeck is Special Advisor, Nexera. He served as Administrator of the Healthcare Financing Administration as well as a Presidential Appointee to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. He has held positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center as Professor of Health Policy and Geriatrics as well as Senior Vice President for Policy, at Ernst & Young’s Health Sciences Advisory Services, the United Hospital Fund as President, and several faculty positions. Want to know more about Nexera’s Strategic Advisory Services? Contact Monica Chopra at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Emergency Nurses honored with Emergency Nurses Week Hospitals nationwide celebrate lifesaving “Everyday Extraordinary” heroes Hospitals nationwide are honoring their Emergency Department nurses with week-long festivities Oct. 6-12 to celebrate the extraordinary acts of service, compassion and commitment that emergency nurses provide to patients every day of the year. The week’s highlight is Emergency Nurses Day® on Wednesday. This year’s theme, “Everyday Extraordinary” is a call to acknowledge the daily bravery, devotion and dedication provided by nurses who save lives and care for the critically ill, mentally ill, traumatized, and marginalized patients who enter their doors 24/7. Most hospitals celebrate the week or the day with special events to honor their Emergency Department nurses. “This week is a way to say thank you to the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others,” said 2013 ENA President JoAnn Lazarus, MSN, RN, CEN. “Emergency Nurses are prepared for anything that can happen. We urge hospitals to join us in honoring these heroes who are truly extraordinary every day of the year.” About the Emergency Nurses Association: ENA, which has more than 40,000 members worldwide, is the only professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing and emergency care through advocacy, expertise, innovation and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA develops and disseminates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and public entities regarding emergency nurses and their practice. Additional information is available at ENA's Web site, www.ena.org and at www.ena.org/ENweek.
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education & careers Eight tips to prevent heat stroke in athletes Learn the warning signs and symptoms of the hidden dangers of heat The heat of summer causes the death of one young athlete nearly every other day, according to the National Athletic Trainers' Association, and incidents of heat stroke have increased over the past 20 years. Central Michigan University associate professor of rehabilitation and medical sciences Kevin Miller is finding the best ways to help coaches and athletic trainers save treatment time and lives in the event of a heat stroke medical emergency. â€œRight now, the National Athletic Trainers' Association tells our clinicians that the best way to treat a football player with heat stroke is to remove all of their equipment before immersing them in water,â€? Miller said. He is researching if athletes can be cooled effectively while wearing full gear and are near heat stroke and whether or not it's necessary to remove their gear for treatment. â€œWe put the full football gear on, helmet included, and we have subjects run on a treadmill in our environmental heat chamber,â€? he said. â€œWe try to replicate a scenario that a real football player would experience during the months of August and September. Once they get to a body temperature near heat stroke, we have them go into a cold-water tub up to their neck. We then measure how quickly it takes to reduce their body temperature back to a normal level while wearing their full pads.â€? Miller's research shows that cold water is such a powerful cooling agent, it doesn't matter if the athlete keeps their full gear on. â€œWe are revising the NATA's position statement about what to do with football players when they have a heat stroke,â€? Miller explained. â€œIt's not necessary to remove their full gear, so the clinician can save time during treatment, thereby minimizing any tissue or organ damage and even preventing deaths.â€? According to Miller, heat injuries are completely preventable if parents and coaches follow these eight tips to ensure the safety of athletes:
1. Have a hydration protocol in place. 2. Ensure that athletes start practice hydrated. Beginning practice dehydrated increases the risk of heat injury. 3. Be aware of individual rehydration needs. Some athletes sweat more than others and have a greater need for increased hydration. 4. Slowly adapt or acclimatize athletes to the heat over a period of 10 to 14 days. The duration and intensity of exercise should progressively increase over this time.
5. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 6. Develop a plan for exercising in hot and humid conditions, including what to wear, when to exercise, intensity and duration of exercise, and the number of rest and hydration breaks. 7. Ensure athletes receive adequate nutrition and sleep. 8. Check hydration levels at the start of practice. For example, if a football player normally weighs 175 pounds but shows up to practice weighing 171 pounds, you know that he is not fully hydrated.
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Shared Governance Model in Magnet Recognized Hospitals A breathtaking bouquet made up of a variety of flowers blends together to catch the eye. The unique result of many different nurses working together can also create something remarkable. Collaboration of team members is the heart of a shared governance model. Having an opinion that matters in your workplace creates personal and professional satisfaction. Shared governance models, also called shared decision making, is a strategy implemented to allow staff members to contribute to decision making that affects their work life. This team effort is balanced with leadership and organization by management. Magnet accreditation requires that nursing organizations involve transformational leadership, structural empowerment, and innovation and improvement. The shared governance model has been proven to align with Magnet designation status. Shared decision committees work best when they are defined by set of operating principles or guidelines (bylaws). Likewise, when divisional nursing councils provide an opportunity for staff to affect decision making within a defined nursing leadership structure, outcomes are more optimal. Many large hospitals across the country have implemented committees based on these recommendations and continue to refine them for improved outcomes. For instance, many committees implemented a strategic planning retreat, which provides team building. With the days of managers calling all the shots behind us, it is crucial that staff from all areas of nursing join in the shared governance committees. This ensures that policies and procedures are adaptable to a variety of units. Ideally, each shared governance council is chaired by a staff nurse. Regular membership guidelines should be strongly encouraged to ensure that goals are met in a timely fashion. Examples of committees created for system wide shared governance include councils on research, education, quality and safety, and professional advancement. Committee members follow a vetting process to designate roles fairly and appropriately. Though it may be time consuming to implement these committees, shared decision making is proven to make employees feel more empowered in the workplace. If your hospital does not already have shared governance models in place, consider getting the ball rolling and involve stakeholders to join the movement. If your hospital is Magnet accredited and these committees are in full swing, get your application in and take a leadership role for a united front that has a voice in the workplace.
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education & careers Health care pioneer Judith Erickson named Dean of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing
Long Island University announced innovative health care educator Dr. Judith Erickson has been named dean of the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at LIU Brooklyn. Dr. Erickson was formerly the dean of the School of Nursing at Jacksonville University in Florida and was instrumental in creating the university’s new College of Health Sciences, a bold initiative that drew upon her extensive experience in program development and change management. Under her leadership, the university established a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program the first doctoral degree to be offered by the university and achieved a 40 percent increase in enrollment over four years. Her career has integrated nursing education with the practice of care, giving her a unique perspective on how to optimally prepare nursing students with the proficiencies and experiences necessary to perform effectively in contemporary health care settings. In addition, Dr. Erickson is a recognized authority in outcomes assessment and quality improvement. Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU, expressed appreciation for Dr. Erickson’s new role: “Our goal is to prepare our students to become leaders and innovators in their fields of study. Dr. Erickson brings a remarkably balanced understanding of health care, and having mastered both clinical and academic challenges, she has a comprehensive view of the field and its emerging specialties. I am confident that she will lead the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing to even higher levels of achievement and provide our students with an education of unmatched excellence.”
As a member of the Steering Committee on Academic-Practice Partnerships for the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Dr. Erickson encourages partnerships between academia and health care practice settings. She is a respected team leader and onsite evaluator for
accreditation of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs in nursing for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. “I am very excited to join the LIU community and work with the talented faculty at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing,” said Dr. Erickson. “I look forward to preparing our
graduates to practice nursing at the highest levels and to maximizing our institutional potential in one of the most dynamic health care environments in the nation.” Prior to her work at Jacksonville University, Dr. Erickson was vice president of community services at the Jewish Home and Hospital
in New York, N.Y. She has more than 25 years of experience as an administrator in health care education and practice settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University, an M.A. in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University, and a B.S. in Nursing from Skidmore College.
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education & careers Hospital Program trains Police to treat victims of a mass casualty incident
In a training to treat victims of a mass casualty incident, Frank DeMasi, a police officer with the Floral Park Police Department, practices using a tourniquet on his partner, police officer John Marrinan, while course instructor US Air Force Lt. Colonel Stephen Rush, MD, and US Air Force Pararescue Medical Director, offers tips.
Borrowing lifesaving lessons from combat medics, police officers from Long Island and Queens recently participated in an education program at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) that trained them in emergency interventions in the face of an active mass casualty shooting or bombing. NSUH Executive Director Alessandro Bellucci, MD, said the hospital and the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Center for Emergency Medical Services helped organize the training, recognizing that police officers are often the first responders to shootings and other mass casualty incidents. The training further enhances the collaboration between the hospital and law enforcement agencies. The half-day course, taught by U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Stephen Rush, MD, U.S. Air Force Pararescue Medical Director, drew upon experiences from Iraq and Afghanistan in saving lives in combat. “Many of the traumatic injuries we see in war, like blast injuries or gunshot wounds, are those you would find at a mass casualty incident,” said Dr. Rush. “The goal for police officers, like soldiers, is to treat those wounds, stop the bleeding as quickly as possible, make sure breathing is clear, and safely transport the victim to the next level of care.” Dr. Rush emphasized swift and effective interventions for police officers to use at a scene to control bleeding using combat gauze and tourniquets. Using these techniques before victims can be treated by professional emergency personnel can mean the difference between life and death. Dr. Rush recom-
mended all law enforcement personnel carry these tools and include them in their individual first aid kits. “Most lives in combat are lost before people get to the hospital because of bleeding – so it’s critical to have these tools and practice the skills,” he said. Dr. Rush noted that in the 2011 Tucson, AZ, mass shooting that left six people dead and injured 13 others – including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords – police officers on the scene were equipped with first aid kits modeled after those used by the military, and credited with saving four lives using these techniques. After last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, police departments across the country have made such training a top priority for their officers. A major part of the program involved Dr. Rush teaching police officers working in teams performing various hands-on lifesaving techniques, including care under fire, bleeding control with a tourniquet, direct pressure and combat gauze; airway and chest injury management; and casualty movement. Frank DeMasi and John Marrinan, police officers of the Floral Park Police Department and partners for 30 years both agreed the program was very helpful and reinforced their skills. “I learned about the newer RAT tourniquet and it’s simpler to use and smaller to keep in a pocket,” said Officer Marrinan, who is a member of Floral Park’s Emergency Response Team along with his partner. “I plan on taking back this information and practicing the skills, which can also be useful in individual incidents as well,” Officer DeMasi added.
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Emergency Medical Associates now provides Emergency Medicine Professional Services at New York Hospital Queens Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y., to provide emergency medicine professional services. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Hospital Queens is a 535-bed community teaching hospital. It has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.” The emergency department, which treats more than 125,000 patients annually, features a pediatric emergency department, an emergency medicine residency program, a stroke center and is a New York State-designated Level 1 Trauma Center. Mark Kindschuh, MD, MBA, FACEP, returns to New York Hospital Queens as chairman of the department of emergency medicine. Dr. Kindschuh had been the associate chair of the department from 2007 to 2012 and is highly regarded by his colleagues and the Queens community. “The partnership between New York Hospital Queens and Emergency Medical Associates brings together two organizations with a history of providing high-quality medical care, and we’re confident this combination will greatly benefit the residents of Queens,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates.
Hospital Medical Center, all in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and his master’s degree in business administration from New York University. Dr. Kindschuh completed a residency in emergency medicine at New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship in emergency medical services with New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
“The people of Queens count on us 24/7/365. It’s absolutely mission critical that we continue to have this point of access to urgent and emergency care operating at the highest level of quality possible. Given the challenges that all acute care institutions face in navigating healthcare reform, we made a strategic decision to work with EMA to maintain, and now improve, what we deliver,” said Stephen S. Mills, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of New York Hospital Queens. “We expect this to be a smooth transition, due in no small part to the return of Dr.
Kindschuh, as well as EMA’s track record with other high-volume, complex emergency departments.” Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department Aug. 1, 2014. Prior to his current position, Dr. Kindschuh was chief of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in Astoria, N.Y. He also has held leadership positions at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, N.Y., St. Johns Queens Hospital, Elmhurst, N.Y., and Victory Memorial Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center and Brooklyn
About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned 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, please visit h t t p : / / w w w . e m a . n e t , http://www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews. About NYHQ: New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYorkPresbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For more information, visit www.nyhq.org.
Hospital Case Managers honored with National Case Management Week National Case Management Week (NCMW) 2014 is October 12-18. We hope you will use National Case Management Week as an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion, and patient care outcomes achieved by hospital case managers in your organization. Hospital Newspaper encourages you to use this week to celebrate with your team and recognize case management's outcomes and achievements within health care. Show Your Support Activities during National Case Management Week typically include banquets and recognition dinners, state and city proclamations, continuing education seminars, and other community events. Case Managers are typically honored with gifts, dinners, and flowers by friends and family members, coworkers such as doctors and administrators, and patients who want to show their appreciation. Please visit www.cmsa.org for more information.
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Orange Regional Medical Center presents new exhibit celebrating local artists and farms Farm Art from the Wallkill River School – September 19-October 31 Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce an art exhibit that focuses on local farms and the seasonal harvest. Farm Art from the Wallkill River School features local artists’ colorful paintings of Orange County farms, including works created during the school’s yearlong Farm Art Trail project which paired an artist-in-residence with a partner farm. The artists exhibiting artists are Janet Howard Fatta, Lorraine Furey, Naomi Genen, Gloria Detore Mackie, Mickie MacMillan, Margaret Morales, Elizabeth Ocskay, Michael Piotrowski, Mitchell Saler, and Mary Mugele Sealfon. The Wallkill River School, a nonprofit artists’ collective, supports its environmental mission to save open spaces and small farms by encouraging its artists to create art based on the regional rural landscape. Farm scenes include vernacular architecture and barns, farmer’s market stands, pumpkin patches, cows,
and trees in changing seasons. Artworks will be available for purchase. The opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, September 19 from 4:00-6:00pm at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the conference center. Light farm-to-table refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on view until October 31. Farm Art from the Wallkill River School is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing program of changing exhibits. The Gallery at ORMC is free and open to the public. For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact ORMC Art Curator, Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385 or visit www.ormc.org/art Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.
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Burke to host 35th Annual Wheelchair Games For more than three decades wheelchair athletes of all ages, from the tri-state area and beyond, have headed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to participate in its annual Wheelchair Games. This year the event takes place on September 20 and marks the milestone 35th annual Games. Every fall, Burke’s campus is transformed into a unique forum for sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. The sporting event allows disabled persons to show their ability in a variety of track, field and table tennis events. Sports are known for their therapeutic benefits and the Wheelchair Games help athletes build strength, coordination, endurance and self-confidence, allowing those with physical impairments the ability to stay active and to enjoy the competition. “This is a banner year for the Wheelchair Games because it will mark the 35th year that Burke has hosted the event. And although it is a competition, the Games are also about camaraderie and inclusion for all participants, regardless of ability level,” said Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., director of marketing and external relations at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Track events include 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 400, 800, and 1,500 meter races, and the slalom, which is an obstacle course. Field events include club, softball, javelin, shot put, and discus. “It’s like having the Paralympics in your backyard,” said Wheelchair Games co-chair Tracey Bogart. “It truly is an inspiring event and every year Burke is proud to host such an amazing group of athletes.” The Wheelchair Games are broken down into three different competitive categories, with over 70 athletes expected to compete. The Future’s Division is for children ages six and under, the Junior’s Division is for athletes between the ages of seven and 21, and the Adults/Master Division is for athletes over the age of 21. The regular fee is $25. Athlete’s who send in their entries prior to September 1 will receive a $5 discount. Included with the registration fee is an event t-shirt, lunch, and a goody bag loaded with lots of wonderful donated gifts. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford the registration fee, and all athletes are encouraged to participate in the event, regardless of ability to pay.
Admission is free for spectators and the general public is encouraged to attend. In addition to the track and field events, the Wheelchair Games will feature carnival games, live entertainment, and raffles. This annual event is produced entirely by volunteers, which includes Burke employees as well as people from the community. These volunteers come from civic groups, schools, religious organizations and other associations. If you would like to volunteer your time, a registration form has to be completed and returned by Friday, September 5, 2014. For volunteering information, contact Michael Ragnetti at (914) 597-2152. All event volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
Please call the Wheelchair Games Hotline at (914) 597-2850 if you have any questions about the Games. For more information about classification and/or athletic events,
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About Burke 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. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center. Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment, while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay.
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Prepare for a Career in Healthcare Sector Management at Long Island University. Earn an advanced certificate or an M.B.A. degree in the growing field of healthcare management at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester. Demand for healthcare managers with business skills has never been greater. Responding to this need, Long Island University has launched a new Healthcare Sector Management program, offering two graduate study options in the field of healthcare administration. After completing your advanced certificate or your M.B.A. at the University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, you will be prepared to advance in middle and upper management positions in the healthcare industry. Option A: The Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Sector Management Enhance your credentials by enrolling in the advanced certificate program. Certificate candidates will complete four healthcare sector management courses for a total of 12 graduate credits on a part-time basis in just two semesters. Option B:The M.B.A. Degree with a Healthcare Sector Management Concentration
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Students in the M.B.A. program follow the standard 48-credit curriculum, normally completed by part-time students over a 24-month period, with a focus on leadership in healthcare organizations. The Healthcare Sector Management Program will be offered at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, located on the grounds of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. Courses are offered on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. “The healthcare management field is one of the few sectors of our economy we know will continue to grow significantly over the next five years,” according to Dr. Lynn Gunnar Johnson, director of the M.B.A. Healthcare Sector Management program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Department at 914-831-2700 or Westchester@liu.edu. Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577
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Four 9/11 First Responders discuss their medical care at The Queens WTC Clinical Center of Excellence Emotional dialogue about need to continue Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act “This is always a solemn week in NYC because it brings back so many memories of those who lost their lives. We remember their acts of heroism and, at the same time, continue to work to provide hope for those who gave of themselves so unselfishly.” That was how Jacqueline Moline, MD, VP and Chair, Population Health, North Shore-LIJ Health System, opened a press conference today at the health system’s Queens WTC Clinical Center of Excellence. Dr. Moline has been a leader in the ongoing battle to secure funding for all those afflicted with cancers and other illnesses as a result of their heroic work at the WTC site. Dr. Moline welcomed four clients who all worked at the pile and, subsequently, received diagnoses of various forms of cancer. Each was diagnosed and is receiving treatment at the Queens-based program. John Licato, 52, of Howard Beach, is a retired police officer. His health began to decline in September, 2012; at the same time, he felt a lump on the side of his neck. A few months later, he was diagnosed with neck cancer. Now in remission, John likens the letters he’s read from supportive school children to his childhood experience of writing to soldiers stationed in Vietnam. “It’s important that everyone understands how much we value the ongoing support and how much their concern is appreciated.” Christian Foggy, 67, of Jamaica, is a retired NYPD civilian electrician who stayed through the night to help transport electrical generators back and forth from Ground Zero. He spent the better part of two months doing this important work at the site. In 2012, Mr. Foggy was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Thanks to treatment under Zadroga, he was declared cancer-free in June, 2013. In his mind, the goal is to remain positive. “What I remember most about 9/11 is that the human family can draw together when necessary. Through acts of kindness and compassion, we show that we’re better than evil and negativity.” Joe Ramondino, 52, of Maspeth, is a life-long Queens resident. He spent two months working in the rubble, doing everything from helping the bucket brigade to search and rescue. In 2013, after seeking treatment for a variety of health issues, a CAT Scan revealed the presence of swollen lymph nodes. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He’s been a client of WTC Center since March of 2014, which he credits with easing the stress of handling multiple medical appointments.
(From L. to R) Dr. Jacqueline Moline, VP and Chair, Population Health, NS-LIJ; John Licato, Howard Beach; Christian Foggy, Jamaica; Joe Ramondino, Maspeth; Patricia Workman, Flushing; and Dr. Leigh Wilson, who cared for the four clients, discuss 9/11 remembrances and medical coverage under Zadroga. All four members of the panel worked at the site and subsequently received serious diagnoses.
“I want to thank the wonderful staff here, because, without their kindness, I don’t know where I’d be,” said Mr. Ramondino. “The fight continues. We can’t forget that day. Even as we speak here, more people are getting sick. We must stay focused and keep these programs funded.” Patricia Workman, 76, of Flushing, became a Red Cross volunteer because she felt the need to help. She spent nearly two years offering assistance to first responders. In 2008, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma after seeking treatment for a variety of fractures and other health concerns. She has been a client of the WTC Center for four years, receiving ongoing monitoring and treatment under the Zadroga Act. “My way of coping is to learn everything I can about my illnesses and to offer support to those who are getting new diagnoses,” she said. “I’m always thrilled when I can come here for treatment. The experience here is so personal. We have to keep it going.” As part of her advocacy efforts, Ms. Workman left the press conference with her sister to board a train for Washington, D.C. where she will be testifying before Congress on Sept. 10 about her personal experiences. Perhaps the most poignant moment of the event came when reporters asked the panel if they would behave the same way today, given that their service caused so much physical pain and suffering. Without skipping a beat, the brave group said yes.
“I know I speak for everyone here when I say that without question we would do it all again,” said Mr. Ramondino. “That’s what we were brought here to do. Each of us was doing our job that day, and we would certainly do it all again.” The Queens WTC Clinical Center of Excellence is one of seven clinical centers of excellence in The New York/New Jersey area that provides medical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment for WTC-related health conditions. The program is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, contact Queens Clinical Center of Excellence at 718670-4174; WTC Health Program at 1-888-WTC-HP4U (1-888-982-4748); or www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/wtc/. For more information about North Shore-LIJ, go to www.northshorelij.com.
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Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Its mission is to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Press Ganey has consistently ranked Calvary among the top one percent in patient satisfaction among 7,000 hospitals in the country Each year, Calvary cares for more than 6,000 patients and their families. The continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, home hospice, nursing home hospice, home care, and the care of complex wounds. Calvary cares for inpatients at its 200-bed hospital in the Bronx and at its 25-bed Brooklyn satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary@Home offers home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice for patients suffering from advanced cancer and other chronic and acute terminal illnesses. • Home care is available in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and lower Westchester. • Hospice services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties. • also offers hospice services in more than 35 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. In 2004, Calvary opened the Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care at its Bronx facility. Since then, a team of experienced physicians, surgeons, and certified wound care nurses has helped more than 800 patients to date with complex chronic wounds caused by complications of diabetes, cancer, venous and arterial disease, and other illnesses.
Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the premier non-profit geriatric and rehabilitation institutions in the country. The Home serves more than 9,000 older adults daily through traditional long term care, subacute care, rehabilitation services, community services and senior housing programs. These services are offered on the Home's three campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, as well as through our Lifecare Services Division, which provides programs throughout the metropolitan area. Many levels of care are provided by the Home's health system so that as needs change, individuals can transfer from one level of care to another. Skilled nursing and medical care are provided 24 hours a day by on-site clinical staff as well as a complement of physicians representing a full range of medical specialties. The Home also educates and trains physicians and medical professionals in geriatrics. In an unprecedented teaching program with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, over 2400 fourth year Mt. Sinai Medical School students have participated in a mandatory rotation program at the Home. A strong component of the Home's activities include conducting research to improve the quality of life of older adults. Jewish Home Lifecare is the home of the Lester Eisner, Jr. Center for Geriatric Education, the Saul Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Unit (Bronx), the Greenberg Center on Ethics in Geriatrics and Long Term Care and the Center on Pharmacology for the Elderly (COPE). The Home has added a new service titled, CONNECTIONS, an information and referral service for the professional and lay communities, connecting people to programs.
For more information, visit www.calvaryhospital.org or call the following numbers: Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, and Wound Care (718) 518-2577.
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Getting better…. just got better. We are proud to announce that our stunning new nursing center has opened and has private and semi-private rooms with magnificent views of Long Island Sound. United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. Our dedicated short-term rehabilitation suite is staffed by Burke Rehabilitation professionals. The exemplary clinical team of professionals will design a personalized treatment plan for care in our nurturing environment. Features include country kitchens, recreation rooms on each floor, a courtyard garden for recreational use, private dining and family rooms and wireless internet access. United Hebrew Family of Services: • Nursing Home Care • Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew • Willow Towers Assisted Living Residence • Soundview Apartments for Independent Seniors • Long Term Home Health Care Program • Azor Home Health Agency For more information or to schedule a tour please call Admissions at 914-632-2804 x1148 or email Karen Nodiff at email@example.com. United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804 www.uhgc.org
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Our Community, Our Hospital Over 125 Years of Service Gustavo DelToro, MD Chief Medical Of¿cer Dr. Gustavo Del Toro leads our medical team of highly skilled physicians. A University of Michigan Medical school graduate, widely published and Sloan Kettering trained, Dr. Del Toro exempli¿es our medical commitment to providing excellent patient care, ensuring that the physicians under his charge are meeting the highest standards of medical care.
Stephen Carryl, MD Laparoscopic Surgery Highly specialized, board certi¿ed and an experienced surgeon, as the chairman of surgery Dr. Carryl oversees our surgical department. From minimally invasive ambulatory surgery to the complexities of neurosurgery Dr. Carryl says, “It is my job to ensure that we are providing the best possible care with the most experienced doctors in what is and often can be a highly stressful moment.”
Ralph Ruggiero, MD OB\GYN As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and assistant professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at New York Medical College and having overseen more than 7,000 deliveries, Dr. Ruggiero has the knowledge, clinical experience and leadership skills to head a team of vibrant and excellent OB\GYN physicians.
Gopi Punukollu, MD Cardiology Trained at the highly acclaimed Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Punukollu has more than 20 years’ of cardiac care experience, successfully performing numerous complex, life sustaining cardiac procedures. Dr. Punukollu brings a highly advanced clinical approach and commitment to patient care in rendering this vital clinical medical service to WHMC.
J Jacqueline li N Nieto, ieto iie eto to, o, M MD D Oncology Trained at Mount Sinai, Dr. Dr Ni N Nieto e o ha eto hass 23 23 years y of experience rendering excellent excell ellent e t medical medic me dical a care ca e to patients car patie ents hematological suffering from hematologica al and and d oncological oncolo onc ologic g al conditions. ons She has dedicated her life to the care ca of cancer patients not only providing medical care, care social support but also improving the quality of life of her patients.
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