Page 1


Emergency Dept See page 23 for details

The New York Edition


Professional Development & Recruitment Section Begins p9



$60M ExpansionProject See p4

Simone Development Companies State-of-the-art medical suites available p3

Country Bank: A Family Controlled Bank that offer’s financial solutions for your practice! p7

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s ACGME Residency program includes some of the Top Doctor’s in the region! p13

Breast Cancer Care

p16, 18

Hospital of the Month! Burke Rehabilitation Hospital p12


Hospital Newspaper 1 Ardmore Street New Windsor NY 12553



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY







Visit us at one of our locations: 19 Bradhurst Avenue Suite 700 Hawthorne, NY 10532 (914)593-7800

15 North Broadway 2nd Floor White Plains, NY 10601 (914)428-6000

5 Coates Drive Suite 2 Goshen, NY 10924 (845)294-1234

30 Greenridge Avenue Suite 207 White Plains, NY 10605 (914)328-8555

180 East Hartsdale Avenue Suite 1E Hartsdale, NY 10530 (914)725-2010

3 Michael Frey Drive Eastchester, NY 10709 (914)337-3500

688 White Plains Road Suite 210 Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914)723-3322

334 Route 202 Bailey Court Somers, NY 10589 (914)277-4367

154 Pike Street Port Jervis, NY 12771 (845) 858-4444

105 Stevens Avenue Suite 101 Mount Vernon, NY 10550 (914)667-8777

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

$60M Expansion Project triples size of Southside Hospital Emergency Department

Southside Hospital unveiled the newly expanded Bohlsen Family Emergency Department to more than 150 local community, business and elected officials. The $60 million project, made possible by the generosity of John and Linda Bohlsen, adds 30,000 square feet of new space, tripling the size of the facility to care for the more than 70,000 patients currently treated by Southside’s emergency and trauma teams each year. An additional $16 million will be invested in phase two of the project, which includes renovating the existing emergency department (ED), increasing the size of the ED by another 20,000 square feet. When fully completed in November 2017, the Bohlsen Family Emergency Department will be 50,000 square feet and capable of handling up to 100,000 emergency visits annually, which should cut waiting times in half, according to John D’Angelo, MD, senior vice president, executive director and char of emergency medicine at Northwell Health. The new facility, scheduled to open to the public on September 13, will feature 94 treatment rooms. The first phase of the ED expansion that was celebrated today features a new entrance on the hospital’s south side, four intake rooms for rapid assessment, 14 new general treatment rooms, new treatment areas dedicated to obstetrics/gynecology patients and those who are morbidly obese, a six-bed behavioral health unit and a new helicopter landing pad. The second phase of the project will feature five isolation rooms with a decontamination suite, a critical care/trauma area, a new X-ray and computed tomography (CT) suite, a new 16-bed clinical decision/observation unit and a new seven-bed pediatric unit. “This new space will also bring a new way of treating patients,” explained Donna Moravick, RN, NP, executive director of Southside. “Patients will be triaged immediately and begin to receive their care, including laboratory tests or imaging scans, much sooner. Patients will also be separated based on their acuity, so people with less-serious injuries will not have to wait in the same cue behind a serious trauma case.” To highlight the expertise of Southside emergency and trauma staff, Lauren Spencer, 30, of Bay Shore, 30, returned to the hospital

with her husband Bryan and 14year-old daughter Bryanna to thank the medical team that saved her life. Ms. Spencer suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm (abnormal artery bulge that burst open) while driving to Southside last summer to visit Bryanna (born five weeks premature) in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. “If I had not received expert medical treatment in the quick manner that I did, I wouldn’t be here to care for and enjoy being with my daughter and family,” she said. The ED expansion project is the latest investment by Northwell Health aimed at establishing Southside as Suffolk County’s premier health care destination, said Michael Dowling, Northwell’s president and chief executive officer. Five years ago, the health system established a cardiothoracic surgery program at Southside that has provided life-saving cardiac care to about 2,000 patients. Northwell has also invested heavily in Southside’s trauma capabilities, which led to the American College of Surgeons verifying the hospital as a level two adult trauma center. “With SkyHealth, our emergency helicopter transport service, trauma patients can be flown here to Southside or other Northwell Health hospitals in a matter of minutes, saving valuable time that can often mean the difference between life and death,” Mr. Dowling said.

Mark Claster, chair of Northwell’s Board of Trustrees, noted that Southside’s transformation would not have been possible without the support of the Bohlsens and other supporters. “The Bohlsens

believe in Southside’s mission and saw a critical need to expand its emergency department years ago,” he said. “The Bohlsen Family Emergency Department has been years in the making. We are glad to


see that their vision for expanded emergency care is finally becoming a reality.” For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit

New Helipad installed

An American College of Surgeons’ Level II verified trauma center, Southside Hospital created a new helipad in a parking lot adjacent to its emergency department to help more efficiently handle patients in need of urgent medical care. The helipad meets FAA EC150 circular standards and received approval of the New York State Department of Health. “Having this helipad at Southside Hospital allows the Northwell Health SkyHealth helicopter and others to


safely land and quickly get patients to the medical care they urgently need,” said Anthony Pellicone, associate executive director of operations at Southside. The SkyHealth helicopter provides hospital-tohospital patient transfers through a partnership with Northwell Health and Yale New Haven Health System. For more information about Southside Hospital, please call 631-968-3000.

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016


Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY





Center for Vein Restoration




Country Bank






Heroes Mortgage Program


Methodist Home for Nursing


Nexera Consulting


Resource Directory


Simone Development Companies


Thomas Edison State University




The Importance of Emergency Care

The arrival of Healthcare Reform has EmCare is a group of professional made improving emergency care a top physician partners uniquely supported priority for area hospitals! by exceptional solutions for the measThese days, emergency department urable success of our hospital partners. patient flow is at the forefront of healthEmCare is a group of professional care. The first step for a ED leadership physician partners uniquely supported team is to reduce the number of steps in by exceptional solutions for the measthe process between the patient’s arrival urable success of our hospital partners. and when he or she sees the provider. The organization is focused on the proSometimes up-front registration is the vision of clinical excellence and nationmost challenging process to save time. ally recognized emergency medicine We have all heard of the complaints services to hospitals and health systems. about waiting for care when a patient EmCare treats more than 1.4 million needs to be seen. The challenge then bepatients annually while serving about comes when a patient waits for an open 30 hospital clients. room. Some measurements are patients If your hospital is looking to improve waiting 45 minutes to hours to be your emergency care patient flow, brought to a room. Companies like EmCare, have helped some hospitals contact EmCare, through their experience they have helped hospitals reduce the patients waiting time to 15 minutes. transform emergency departments into centers of excellence! Please share your stories with us at Jim can be reached at 845-202-4737 and via email at



845-534-7500 • (fax) 845-534-0055


Joseph P. Belsito


James Stankiewicz •••



Gregory W. Buff Cathryn Burak



Maureen Rafferty Linell (


Anthony Mairo •••



Michelle Belsito •••

(845-534-7500 x220)


Dale McKnight


Hospital Newspaper - New York edition - Vol. 14 No. 5 is published 6 times a year for $18 per year by Belsito Communications, Inc., 1 Ardmore Street, New Windsor, No. 1Postage - is published 12 times yearaddifor NY 12553. Paid atmonthly, New Windsor, NYaand $tional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to Hospital Newspaper, 1 Ardmore Street, New Windsor, NY 12553. No financial responsibility is assumed by this newspaper to publish a display, classified, or legal ad or for typographical errors except of reprinting that part of the ad which was omitted or in error. Omissions or errors must be brought to the attention of the newspaper during the same month of publication.

845-534-7500 • (fax) 845-534-0055 A division of:

Professi onal Develop men & Recruitm t ent Section Begins p9


Emergen $60M Expan cy Dept

The New Yor


See page

23 for detai



SEPT/OC T 2016

sionP roject See p4

Simone Deve State-of-th lopment Compani e-art med es available ical suite s p3

Breas Cancert Care

Country Bank: A Family Bank that offer ’s finan Controlled for your cial solu practice! tions p7 Burke Reha bilitation ACGME Hospital’s Residenc y program includes some of the Top Doct in the regio or’s n! p13

p16, 18


of the Mo

Burke Reh abil


itation Hos pital p12

Subscription Form




Go to click on Online Newspaper Subscription Form







Hospital Newsp

Burke Rehabilitation Center



r NY 12553


aper 1 Ardmo re Street New Windso


Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: (

) _________________ - ______________________

Fax: (

Telephone: ( ) ______________- __________________ ) _________________ - ______________________

AAddress: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City: ___________________________________________________ State:___________________________ Zip:_______________________ State:________________________ Zip:_____________________________

_ NY ___ NE ___ $18 for one year of Hospital Newspaper delivered to your HOME OR OFFICE! ___ NJ ___

___ $25 for a two year subscription. Save over 17% off regular price!

__ Check



__ Money Order

__ Charge my Visa

__ Charge my Discover Card

__ Charge my Mastercard _ __ Charge my American Express _

Card #: ________________________________________________________________________________________ C Exp.: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Send payment to:

1 Ardmore Street New Windsor, NY 12553

Hospital Newspaper

Amount enclosed: ________________

For Credit Card Orders: fax this form to 845-534-0055 or call Michelle at 845-534-7500 ext 220

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Nurse’s Viewpoint By Alison Lazzaro, RN


nursteinfo for stude s and nts Hospital Newspaper Correspondent

Skin Safety

Whether in the hospital, at home, or in a long-term care facility, prevention of skin abnormalities is an overarching goal. Skin is the largest organ of the body and serves as a defense mechanism between the body and the environment. Pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin with complications including delayed recovery, pain, infection and even mortality. A pressure ulcer is a localized injury to the skin and underlying tissue that usually occurs over a bony prominence as a result of too much pressure or shearing forces. Pressure ulcers occur because of prolonged compression in an area that reduces circulation and results in tissue hypoxia, edema or ischemia.

Who's At Risk? Patients in the critical care setting are high risk for skin abnormalities due to mechanical ventilation, inability to change positions, hemodynamic instability, reduced tissue perfusion, vasopressor use and even diaphoresis. Furthermore, any patient who is unable to move independently is at risk for skin breakdown. Incontinence can also greatly impact skin integrity due to prolonged moisture.

Signs To Look For Areas of the body most at risk for pressure ulcers include the sacrum, ankles, heels, bony shoulders and elbows. Skin abnormalities can occur behind the ears with a nasal cannula or on the lip due to an endotracheal tube. Nurses should look for areas of discoloration, numbness, pain, heat or hardness because these are impending signs of skin breakdown.

Prevention Strategies Many interventions can help stop pressure ulcers before they form. Skin hygiene is important to maintain clean, dry skin. A turning schedule that positions patients left lateral, supine, and then right lateral using foam wedges every 2 hours is optimal. Pressure re-distribution mattresses are available to help provide a dynamic support surface. Good hydration and nutrition also help protect the skin. You Can Make A Difference Being alert for skin breakdown and remobilizing patients can truly save lives. Getting out of bed, moving invasive lines from damaging the skin and being diligent to turn patients every 2 hours decreases hospital length of stay.

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016



education & careers

Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Students who dream of careers in medicine visit patients at LIJ Students from Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program volunteer through LIJ’s PEACE Program

Anyone who has ever spent time in a hospital knows it can be the loneliest place on Earth. That’s why students from the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program joined forces with the Volunteer Department at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center to create a partnership that benefits both patients and students alike. The Pipeline Program was launched by the medical school in 2010 with the goal of introducing young people to various healthcare professionals. For students coming from economically challenged backgrounds, the month-long summer session is the ideal way to introduce them to potential careers in medicine and help them become competitive future applicants to medical schools and health care professions. “According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 6.4 percent of US physicians and surgeons were African-American in 2015,” said Gina Granger, director of special programs and alumni relations at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. “We are so happy to be able to offer these extraordinary young people a chance to explore their interest in health care. Over the past six years, 80 students have participated in the Pipeline Program. All have gone on to college, at such institutions as M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Yale, Hofstra, Emory and the US Naval Academy. And, we’re especially proud of the fact that seven Pipeline students have already started their medical school journey,” she said. As part of their education, 15 Pipeline students recentlyvisited LIJ patients through the hospital’s PEACE (Patient Engagement and Communication Enhancement) program, which is designed to offer companionship to patients who do not regularly receive visits from family or friends. One of the students was Pablo Correa, 17, of Hempstead, NY. Born in Columbia, he came with his family to the US when he was just four years old. Since his birth, his mother’s one wish was that Pablo become educated and use his knowledge for good. Clearly, her wish was granted.


Student volunteers from the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program visit a patient who is happy to enjoy their company and conversation. The Pipeline students are partnering with the PEACE program at LIJ, whose mission is to provide regular visits to patients in need of companionship.

He recently graduated from high school with a 98.6 GPA (very appropriate for a future doctor) and is planning to enter Dartmouth in the fall (with a full scholarship). His time in the Medical Pipeline program, he says, has solidified his intention to pursue a career in medicine. “We visit with them, ask them how they’re doing, and offer to bring them something they might need, like a book or an extra blanket. Obviously, we can’t provide medication but we are able to help them through conversation. They are not just cases to us…they are human beings. This program has taught me so much about people, and I intend to remember everything I’ve learned here when I become a doctor,” he said. Lauren Vasquez, of LIJ’s Volunteer Department, supervises the students when they arrive at LIJ and arranges for them to make rounds with the patients. From her perspective, the partnership between the Medical Pipeline Program and the PEACE program is a win-win for all. “These are incredibly intelligent and caring students who are learning what it means to meet patients in their most vulnerable

conditions,” said Ms. Vasquez. “We are so honored to have them working with us. The feedback from our patients is always the same---they are delighted to chat with these dedicated students. We all wish them well in their future careers.” Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit

education & careers


Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016

Mount Sinai and Stony Brook announce Affiliation Partnership will transform clinical care, scientific research and enrich academic medicine programs

Stony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System recently announced that they are entering into an affiliation agreement that includes collaboration on research, academic programs and clinical care initiatives, effective immediately. The institutions launched the partnership to heighten academic and research synergies and to promote discovery, provide expanded clinical trials for both institutions, and achieve breakthroughs in understanding and treating disease. “This is a momentous day for academic medicine, health care, our respective students, faculty and staff, and for all those who are cared for by our teams of highly trained, dedicated clinicians,” said

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “Each institution has so much to offer, so this is an opportunity that will prove to be beneficial for all – now and in the future – as we explore and grow this incredible collaboration.” “Mount Sinai and Stony Brook bring unique strengths to this partnership, and together we will use our outstanding resources to create changes in medicine,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are committed to further developing this exciting collaboration and finding new ways to enhance academics and clinical care. “

“The partnership will revolutionize medical research by combining expertise from both premier medical schools,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. “Both institutions are committed to a culture of innovation in research and education, and we look forward to working with Stony Brook to help make exciting breakthroughs in health care.”

Expanding Research and Academic Programs The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Stony Brook University will collaborate to develop a wide range of research programs

in fields including biomedical engineering and computer science; drug discovery and medicinal chemistry sciences; neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry; basic biology and novel therapeutics; and, public health and health systems. The alliance will capitalize on Stony Brook’s expertise in mathematics, high-performance computing, imaging, and the physical and chemical sciences, and Mount Sinai’s strengths in biomedical and clinical research, and health policy and outcomes. Through the partnership, the schools will develop joint graduate and medical educational programs in all areas, leveraging the strength of existing master’s and doctoral programs at each institution. Stu-


R E C O M M E N D ED E BY N U R S E S FOR NURSES Online nursing programs at W W.. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Why nurses recommend our nursing n g programs:

> RN-BSN: RN BSN All BSN courses offered quarterly

> Flexib ble Scheduless


> Suppoortive Environment nment


> Nursee-to-Nurse Advising dvising


> Nursin ng T Technical echnicall Support

> Onlinee Courses > Small Classes Taara Gibbons, bbons, BSN ’14

> Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs > Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN (Campus-based) SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!

LEARN MORE: VISIT CALL (888) 906-8619

Thomas Edison State University is one of the 11 senior public colleges and universities in New Jersey ersey, and is accredited ted by the Middle States Commission sion on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. All nursing programs are accredited. For specific cific accreditation information, nformation, please visit the nursingg Web page at w

dents will have the opportunity to take classes on both campuses, allowing them to learn new techniques and expand their learning capacity. Mount Sinai and Stony Brook will also build summer programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. In addition, Mount Sinai and Stony Brook will invest a combined $500,000 to launch competitive and unique pilot programs, with the intent to receive collaborative external funding. Projects will be determined and overseen by a committee composed of three representatives from each institution. To learn more, visit To learn more, please visit


Sept/Oct 2016

H of the Month


Hospital Newspaper - NY

Advancing the Future of Rehabilitation Care at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital For over 100 years, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been helping patients make their fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or traumatic injury. Burke’s outstanding, quality care comes from the unparalleled work of its world-class physicians, nurses and therapists, as well as its commitment to new innovations that help the hospital remain at the forefront of rehabilitation medicine. That momentum continues at Burke today, with a number of enhancements that will allow the hospital to treat more patients, provide additional care and train the next generation of physicians. In January 2016, Burke became a member of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. This new strategic partnership will enhance the patient experience and creates a synergistic collaboration that lets Burke offer its established, high quality rehabilitation services to more patients while helping to improve their outcomes. While Burke will continue to operate under the Burke brand, the partnership will allow the combination of complementary strengths of both institutions to create new rehabilitative care models, which will further provide education and advance the role of rehabilitation medicine in the team-based care model advanced by Montefiore. Along with being able to help more patients, Burke is now able to provide additional care through the expansion of its clinical programs. Burke recently added 30 additional beds to be utilized for patients requiring inpatient neurological rehabilitation. With this expansion, there will be a total of 90 beds in Burke’s neurological rehabilitation programs. The additional services will focus on patients who have experienced a spinal cord injury, other neurological injury or those with neurological or neurodegenerative disorders.

Burke has been on the same beautiful 61-acre campus since its founding in 1915.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's ACGME Residency Program team consists of, from right to left, Dr. Barry D. Jordan, Burke's Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Karen Pechman, Medical Director of Burke’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Anne-Felicia Ambrose, Burke's Residency Program Director and Michelle Kenny, GME/Program Administrator

Burke’s spinal cord injury/neurological program is designed to provide comprehensive, patient-centered rehabilitation to maximize recovery from impairments caused by traumatic and acquired spinal cord dysfunction or a neurological condition. These neurological conditions include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome and peripheral nervous system disease. Burke is not only committed to treating its current patients, but also to training physicians who will utilize their talents to help future patients. In April, Burke’s new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This new residency program, which will begin in July, marks the first time Burke will welcome its own Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents.

photos provided

The goal is to train the next generation of healthcare leaders known for innovation in all branches of physiatry and to produce residents that will use their training to improve patient care, advance the field of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation and enhance the communities they serve. This fully accredited, three-year residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) begins at the PGY-2 level. The enhancements currently underway at Burke illustrate the hospital’s commitment to its patients and to its position as a longstanding leader in rehabilitation medicine. The advances, coupled with Burke’s excellent inpatients programs, clinical research, outpatient services and community outreach programs, allow Burke to continue its mission of helping patients achieve their maximum recovery and to offering the world-class care that has been its hallmark since 1915.

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Burke hosts 37th Annual Wheelchair Games Spirit of inclusion drives community event

On Sept. 24, 2016, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will hold its 37th annual Wheelchair Games, a muchanticipated event for wheelchair athletes as well as friends, families, and the community. When it was introduced nearly four decades ago, the event was one of the first of its kind—and today the Wheelchair Games is still known for its spirit of inclusion, welcoming wheelchair athletes of all ages and abilities. Burke’s beautiful 61-acre campus (785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains) in the heart of Westchester County is the ideal setting for a day that exemplifies sportsmanship, camaraderie, and resilience. The Wheelchair Games provides disabled competitors with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in a variety of track, field, and table tennis events. It empowers participants to build strength, coordination, endurance and selfconfidence by being active and competitive in an entirely supportive atmosphere. “Although our annual Wheelchair Games are a competition, we emphasize camaraderie, encouragement, and inclusion for participants of all ability levels,” says Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., senior administrator at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “It’s also an unforgettable experience for children and other members of the community to be inspired by the tenacity of the athletes.” The Wheelchair Games competitive categories include a Futures Division (six and under), a separate Junior Division, Adult and separate Masters levels at age 35 and older, age 50 and older, and the senior Masters division at age 60+. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., there will be field events, table tennis, and a slalom (obstacle) course. Track events start at 1:30 p.m. A new development is that this year Burke is adding precision toss and high toss field events open to the following classes: F31, F32, and F51. Morning event winners will be awarded during lunchtime, track event winners will be awarded after all races have been completed. According to Wheelchair Games co-chair Tracey Bogart, “We are proud to have such a longstanding tradition of hosting these games at Burke for such a diverse group of athletes. This event is an exciting follow-up to the Summer Paralympics because it demonstrates the indomitable nature of wheelchair athletes and the wide range of physical activities they participate in.”

The regular registration fee is $25 and includes an event t-shirt, lunch and a goodie bag. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford the fee—and all athletes are encouraged to participate. Admission is free for spectators and the public is encouraged to attend. In addition to watching the exciting sports competitions, the Wheelchair Games will feature carnival games, musical entertainment, and raffles. The event is produced entirely by volunteers, including Burke employees as well as community members from civic groups, schools, religious organizations, and other associations.

Registration forms for both athletes and volunteers can be found at: For further information about the Games, please call (914) 597-2850.

For questions about classification and/or the athletic events, please contact Ralph Armento, meet director, at or at (732) 266-2634.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John

Winthrop to host 13th Annual Walk to Remember October 1 at Eisenhower Park A walk to remember the precious babies we hoped for, wanted and loved…

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perinatal Bereavement Team invites you to join in support of family and friends whose lives have been touched by the tragic loss of an unborn or newborn child at the 13th Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Field 5 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at 9:00 a.m. Held in recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, which aims to increase the community’s understanding of the grief associated with the loss of an unborn or newborn child, The Walk to Remember is just under one mile. This annual memorial event, the only walk of its kind on Long Island, enables parents, relatives and friends who have lost a child due to pregnancy complications, stillbirth, early infant loss or fetal abnormalities to walk in remembrance of their loved one. In addition to the walk, the day includes a light breakfast, a memorial service, and an opportunity for parents to share their memories through a personal page for inclusion


Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. For more information, visit

in the Walk to Remember Scrap Book, displayed at the walk. In addition, big brothers and big sisters are invited to make their own scrap book page for inclusion in a separate memory book. Any individuals who wish to create a personal memory page are asked to bring it with them the day of the walk. The maximum page size is 12” x 12”. At the conclusion of the walk, special certificates of remembered are given to each family. A donation of $15 per person is requested by September 23, 2016; children under 12 years of age may participate for free. Checks should be made payable to “Winthrop-University Hospital.” All proceeds benefit Winthrop’s Perinatal Bereavement Team, which is dedicated to providing education, comfort and support to help families cope with the loss of a child. For additional information about the walk or to make a donation, contact Eileen P. Magri, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Vice President, Nursing at (516) 663-2984 or via email at:

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016


Burke Rehabilitation Hospital opens newest outpatient clinic

In its ongoing commitment to delivering quality and convenient rehabilitation services to the community, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its newest outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Armonk, New York. The clinic is open to patients requiring physical therapy appointments. Located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, the new clinic is in the same building that houses the White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness outpatient center. At the new clinic, Burke’s dedicated physical therapists will be providing state-of-the-art treatment for patients who have experienced an illness, injury or surgery, which require physical therapy for better function. Burke trained therapists will be using the latest equipment available to ensure each patients makes the fullest possible recover and reached their highest level of independnance possible. Patients will receive the same world-class care and cutting-edge treatments they’ve come to expect from Burke. Conveniently located just off Route 684 in Armonk, the center is easily accessible to residents of Northern Westchester, including Armonk, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Mount Kisco, Thornwood and Purchase, as well as areas of Connecticut, including Greenwich and Stamford. The Armonk clinic is Burke’s seventh outpatient clinic, which include sites in White Plains, Mamaroneck, Purchase, Yonkers, Somers and the Bronx. “With the growing need for outpatient services in our area, we are thrilled to be opening a new outpatient clinic in Armonk,” says Steve Tisser, PT, MBA Senior Administrator, Outpatient Services. “This expansion will allow Burke to bring our high quality physical therapy to more patients and help fulfill Burke’s mission of helping those patients make the fullest possible recovery from injury or illness.” For more information about the services offered in Armonk, or to make an appointment, call (914) 597-2165. For more on Burke’s outpatient services, please visit

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County

dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. As of 2016, the hospital is now a part of the Montefiore Health system, Inc. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or surgery. Burke serves patients from around the metropolitan New York area and throughout the world. The hospital’s renowned physicians, clinical researchers and therapists provide state-ofthe-art treatment and all share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Mercy Medical Center named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation from American College of Radiology

In the latest confirmation of the hospital’s quality of care, Mercy Medical Center has once again been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Center of Excellence designation affirms that Mercy has earned ACR accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, MRI Breast biopsy,and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Those accreditations reflect the results of peer-review evaluations by experts which determined that Mercy has achieved high practice standards in image quality, the qualifications of its personnel, and the hospital’s equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. At Mercy Medical Center, it’s easy to arrange state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic mammograms as part of convenient, comprehensive breast health services. Mercy’s Bishop McGann Center for Radiology and Imaging provides coordinated multidisciplinary screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care at a single location, utilizing the most advanced imaging and minimally-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast disease. Mercy offers next-day screening appointments, and same-day results, with radiologists available to read images in real time, order additional views if needed, and consult with their physicians as needed. For information, appointments and physician referrals, call 516-62MERCY or visit on line at

Two grants help Northwell Health provide free mammograms

1st Annual Ladies Night Out “Give and Glam” to benefit breast cancer services

Mercy Medical Center is excited to host its 1st Annual Ladies Night Out, themed “Give and Glam”, to benefit Breast Cancer Services at Mercy. Proceeds from this event will also help purchase a 3D Tomosynthesis machine which will add new digital technology to our comprehensive Breast Imaging Services. At Mercy we strive to offer excellence in quality care to our patients, along with state-of the-art imaging equipment to provide accurate diagnostic quality images to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Mercy Medical Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Enjoy a night of Dancing, Shopping, Cocktails & Dinner Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Jericho Terrace 6:30pm: Cocktails & Raffles 7:30pm: Dinner & Dancing $75pp For more information, please visit or call 516-705-2620

Two grants from Pink Aid are helping Northwell Health to provide free mammograms and other medical care to the medically underserved. Pink Aid, a 501c3 group that gives grants to help women better survive breast cancer, gave a $30,000 grant to the Northwell Health Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Hardship Fund and a $30,000 grant to the Dolan Family Health Center in Greenlawn. These two grants will be used to help women who otherwise couldn’t afford a mammogram or other breast cancer screening and treatment to receive the services at no cost. In addition, the grants will allow the Northwell Health Cancer Institute and Dolan Family Health Center to help women with transportation, child care, food cards, wigs, house cleaning and mastectomy products as well. To be eligible for these grants, women must reside in either Nassau or Suffolk County. “We really appreciate these grants, which will help so many women who unfortunately

have to put off getting screened for breast cancer to better take care of themselves and their families,” said George Raptis, MD, acting executive director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and vice president of the Oncology Network. Pink Aid provided the Dolan Family Health Center with a $25,000 grant last year which allowed the Health Center to provide 250 free procedures including screening and diagnostic mammograms, sonograms and breast biopsies/cyst aspirations for the medically underserved women of the area. “The Pink Aid funding has allowed us to remove the financial barrier for mammograms for our self-pay patients,” said Kathy Giffuni, RN, nurse manager at the Dolan Family Health Center. “This has encouraged more women to complete this necessary screening.” For more information about the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, call 1-855-8588550. To learn more about the Dolan Family Health Center, call 631-425-5250.


Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016

St. Charles Hospital awarded Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission

St. Charles Hospital announced that it has been awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(r) for Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, a quality program that focuses on achieving optimum care for patients with serious illnesses. This is the second consecutive 2-year certification for St. Charles, which first earned this distinction in 2014. The Gold Seal of Approval(r) is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. “Receiving Joint Commission advanced certification means we are making a significant investment in quality on a daily basis from the top down,” said Jim O'Connor, executive vice president/chief administrative officer, St. Charles Hospital. "Palliative care addresses a patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information and choice. Certification for this medical specialty program demonstrated St. Charles Hospital's continued

commitment to our 108-year mission of compassionate care for the whole person-mind, body and spirit.” Established in 2011, The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, awarded for a two-year period, recognizes organizations that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care in order to optimize the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. St. Charles Hospital is a 243-bed community hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. The non-profit hospital features three centers of excellence: Maternal/Child services, St. Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Charles also offers services in general surgery, colon/rectal surgery, bariatric surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, epilepsy, stroke care, Female Pelvic Floor Disorders Center, and a nationally accredited Sleep Disorders Center. St. Charles is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.


St. Charles Hospital has received the Gold Seal of Approval(r) for Advanced Certification for Palliative Care from the Joint Commission for a second, consecutive 2-year term. Pictured here are members of the comprehensive Palliative Care Program at St. Charles Hospital (L-R) Laura Healy, MSN, RN, CHPN, palliative care coordinator; Sr. Edith Menegus, OSU, BCC, ThM, director, Pastoral Care; Richard M Balter, MD;, physician; Susan M. Puckey, LCSW, social worker

Nightingale phone speeds communication between nurse and patient nursing station so someone else can attend to the patient’s need. “We have had a tremendously positive response to these phones since they debuted on the cancer unit,” Ms. Roggenkamp said. “It’s

also been helpful for nurses to stay in contact with their patients when they are on a different part of the unit.” As a result of the great success of the Nightingale phones at Hunting-

ton Hospital, other Northwell Health hospitals are beginning to pilot the use of these phones. For more information about Huntington Hospital, call 631-3512000.

4499 Manhattan College Pkwy, Riverdale, NY 10471 · (718) 548-5100 provided

Huntington Hospital has been piloting a new phone for patients so they can more quickly get in touch with their nurse in various units of the hospital. Dubbed the Nightingale phone, it includes a red nurse button on the back that when pressed directly calls the Vocera device the patient’s nurse is wearing so that patient can talk to his/her nurse immediately without the typical wait time. The Nightingale phone was the brainchild of Marie Roggenkamp, RN, nurse manager on Huntington Hospital’s cancer unit, and Stephen Smith, manager of site communications at the hospital, who wanted patients to get

their needs met, especially for pain medication, as soon as possible. “The Nightingale phone is a faster way for nursing staff and patients to communicate,” Mr. Smith explained. “The call bell system requires a nurse to be close enough to hear the call bell or see the light go off outside the patient’s room and may take longer to get a response. This allows the patient to connect with the nurse no matter where they are on the unit.” During each nursing shift, the patients’ phones are programmed to be connected to the specific nurse’s Vocera device. If that nurse is unavailable at the time of the patient’s call, it will be routed to the

We are a historic, non-sectarian facility in Riverdale NY, offering short and long-term care. We cover a broad range of services including Stroke Rehabilitation, Orthopedic, Pulmonary, Cardiac, Trach Care, Wound Care, Bladder Training, and outpatient rehabilitation. Our reputable home is highly rated by CMS and staffed by well trained, professional clinicians. All of our rooms are private and our physicians are affiliated with New York- Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.

• • • • • • •

120 Private Rooms and Baths

Admissions Accepted Seven Days a Week; Office Open on Saturdays Quality Assurance Programs to Prevent Rehospitalizations Complimentary Television, Telephone, and Newspapers

Multimedia Library, Formal Garden, Koi Pond, and Aviary Decentralized Dining

24 Hour Visitation and Free Parking On Premises


Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Paint Port Pink 2016 will light up Port Jefferson to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and Breast Health

Paint Port Pink, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s month-long breast cancer awareness community outreach, returns in October 2016 with new events, initiatives and community partners. Presented by Astoria Bank, this year’s outreach will include an Art Show at the Port Jefferson Free Library from Oct. 1-31. The show is open to everyone and will have as its theme “A Good Day.” Submissions can be photographs, paintings, drawings or multimedia (no sculptures). All submitted work will be donations to Mather and will be sold for $50 starting at the Artists Reception at the Library on Oct. 5 from 6-8 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center’s Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured. For complete rules and details go to Paint Port Pink kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 pm with a tree lighting ceremony at Port Jefferson Village Hall. Other events include the Pink Rock Golf Classic on Oct. 3; One Enchanted Evening, Mather’s annual gala, on Oct. 14; and the HealthyU seminar series and health fair on Oct. 29. For a full listing of events go to

Paint Port Pink is sponsored by Long Island Physician Associates, LI Anesthesia Physicians, Long Island Bone and Joint, People’s United Bank, Empire Bank, North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates, C-Tech Collections, Peconic Auto Wreckers and The Pie. The outreach effort will distribute breast cancer information, raise funds for the Fortunato Breast Health Center and increase breast health awareness throughout our community with the cooperation of the sponsors and the Village of Port Jefferson, the Port Jefferson School District, Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and other local groups. Businesses throughout Port Jefferson will decorate their windows with pink lights, local schools will hold fundraisers and restaurants will offer pink drinks. All money raised will benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center Fund for Uninsured and Underinsured. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would

wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received nine consecutive top “A” ratings

from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 98 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for

patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. For information about Mather Hospital, visit or “Like” us on Facebook at matherhospital.

NUMC unveils new look for 3D Mammography Van

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon-Chair of Health Committee and Nassau University Medical Center President and CEO, Dr. Victor F. Politi joined breast cancer survivor and President of LI Breast Cancer Coalition 1 in 9, Geri Barish, in unveiling the ''new look'' of New York State’s only state-of-the-art 3D Mammography Mobile Breast Cancer Clinic at a ceremony held at NUMC. The vehicle now has large pink ribbons with dark blue paint to symbolize the fight against breast cancer. Nassau University Medical Center is going the extra mile to make sure women on Long Island and New York have access to state-of-the-art screening mammograms in 3D, having screened over one thousand women last year with a grant to screen uninsured women. Offering the latest technology and state of the art in breast cancer detection, the three-dimensional breast tomosynthesis is the most effective imaging procedure when performing a mammography. Proven to find cancers earlier, the 3D mammogram oftentimes cuts the number of call backs for the patients because it is more efficient at the way its imaging program works. It has traveled through over 100 communities in Nassau County last year.



Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016

New cancer therapy at New York Methodist Hospital targets non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Patients battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) now have a powerful new ally on their side, thanks to a treatment recently introduced at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM). The treatment is a tiny but mighty radioisotope (radioactive particle) called yttrium90. It is particularly deadly to certain types of low-grade (slowly progressing) or follicular nonHodgkin's lymphoma. In combination with a type of the immunoglobulin G (IgG1) antibody, yttrium-90 can home in on cancer cells at the molecular level, and then administer cancer-killing radiation to those cells. “Every year, more than 15,000 Americans are diagnosed with follicular and/or low-grade nonHodgkin's lymphoma (a cancer that originates in the cells of the body's immune system),” said Hani Ashamalla, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at NYM. “The first line of defense against this type of lymphoma is typically close monitoring and treatment with chemotherapy or anti-cancer drugs. However, if

the patient's cancer recurs after the initial treatment, this new therapy can be added to help prevent it from spreading, thereby giving the patient a much better chance of a cure than previous options.” The chemical properties of yttrium-90 allow the radiation it emits to penetrate deeply into tumors and nearby cancer cells without affecting adjacent organs. This means that it does not result in many of the uncomfortable side effects sometimes associated with chemotherapy. “With any type of treatment for cancer, ‘success’ means we achieve the best result with the fewest side effects for our patients,” said Alan Astrow, M.D., chief of hematology/oncology at NYM. “This new therapy meets those standards and is extraordinarily powerful and effective. It's just one more way we are helping patients living with cancer treat their disease while maintaining their quality of life.” For more information, please visit


Pictured left to right, Leila Tchelebi, M.D., radiation oncology resident physician, Hani Ashamalla, M.D., chair of radiation oncology, and Ioannis Parameritis, D.A.B.R., medical physicist, discuss the new non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment in NYM’s Department of Radiation Oncology. The therapy is administered via injection.

Matthew Fetzer Foundation fulfills a wish to help children fighting cancer Winthrop-University Hospital was a second home to the Fetzer family of Bayville, NY, for many months while their son, Matthew, underwent cancer treatment. In honor of their son, who lost his battle with cancer in 2005, the Fetzer family created the Matthew Fetzer Foundation, fulfilling Matthew’s wish of helping other children with cancer. “It was Matthew’s wish to deliver toys to the children and that’s what we’re doing for him. We are working very hard to honor his wish,” said his mother, Ann Fetzer, who has visited the Hospital more than 20 times over the past five years to deliver toys and brighten the days of children and their families. The Foundation also hosts parties and other events and provides financial and emotional support to those affected by childhood cancer. They have made a difference through the many locations they visit throughout the Long Island and New York City area.

The Fetzer family delivers toys to young patients at Winthrop-University Hospital in honor of their son, Matthew.

“The Fetzer family has become not only a very generous donor to our program but also welcome friends throughout the years,”

said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at Winthrop. “They continue to provide the children and their


families countless smiles with their visits. They are extremely thoughtful and always provide special ‘treats’ for each family

member, including on celebrations for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the majority of the holidays throughout the year. We look forward to working with them for years to come.” The Fetzers are grateful for the care they received at Winthrop during a difficult time. “We were comforted knowing there was always someone there to help us or talk with us,” said Ms. Fetzer, recalling how Ms. Almeida spent a snowy night with the family in the Emergency Room. “The staff took great care of our family when we needed it, and now they are doing it again by helping us when we deliver toys.” For more information about the Matthew Fetzer Foundation please call 516-695-5137 or contact them on Facebook or Twitter. For more information about the Child Life Program at Winthrop, call 1-866WINTHROP.


Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY

Northwell Health remembers 9/11…15 years later The World Trade Center Health Program remains committed to treating first responders

Northwell Health’s 9/11 panelists included, from left: Dr. Jacqueline Moline, Dr. Michael Guttenberg, Bernard Robinson, Nick Rotundo, Daniel Rodriguez.

In a crowded room filled with Northwell Health staff and first responders, the message was delivered with respect and humility – the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten and there is still much work to be done. Speaking to reporters at a news conference dedicated to the heroic efforts of first responders, along with the health system’s continued commitment to treat them, a panel consisting of two doctors, an EMS worker, former MTA bus driver and two retired New York police officers shared their memories of the day and recounted the physical and mental challenges that they continue to fight. Scott Strauss, corporate director of security at Northwell, was working as a member of the New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit on 9/11. The story of his heroic descent into the rubble to help rescue two police officers trapped in the burning rubble was graphically retold in Oliver Stone’s film, “World Trade Center.” After describing the rescue on 9/11, Mr. Strauss noted, “The fact is that 9/11 is not over. Time may pass, people may move on, but first responders will bear witness to the fact that, for a variety of reasons both physical and emotional, 9/11 is not over.” Jacqueline Moline, MD, was part of the core team of physicians who developed the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, which evolved into the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program. She spent years advocating for continued federal funding, including testifying before Congress, so that the program continued past the initial two and then for another five years. Thanks to her efforts and other like-minded individuals, the Zadroga Act was enacted in 2011 and the name of the program changed to the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. “We continue to monitor the health of WTC patients for new conditions and work on early detection of cancer and other disease, while continuing to treat the respiratory and mental health effects,” said Dr. Moline, who now serves as chair of occupational medicine, epidemiology and prevention at Northwell Health, and director of the health system’s WTC

Health Center in Rego Park, Queens. “People are still ill at this time. It remains fresh in their minds to this day, and future health conditions can still occur even now and in the future.” On 9/11, Michael Guttenberg, MD, was simply out getting breakfast when he heard about the attack and rushed downtown to serve as best as he could. He had just completed his residency training in emergency medicine and was newly employed as an EMS Fellow with the Fire Department of New York in conjunction with the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Emergency Department. Dr. Guttenberg, who is now medical director for Northwell’s Center for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), spoke of working 16 hour days on the pile. During that time, he helped coordinate the rescue/recovery efforts and medical care at the World Trade Center site. Like so many other first responders, his time working on the pile had serious effects on his physical well-being. “A little over three years ago, at the age of 46 as a nonsmoker and with no other identifiable risk factor other than 9/11, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Guttenberg. “While it’s 15 years later and it isn’t over, the most important tribute we can offer is to move forward on every level as a society, as a country, and scientifically to identify and treat patients –and to also never forget the past,” he said. Bernard Robinson, who serves as an operations manager with the health system’s Center for EMS, was asleep on the morning of 9/11 after coming home from an overnight shift as an emergency medical technician in Manhattan. He said he was struck by the compassion that people showed immediately after the attacks. “I was at work for three straight days. But what I remember most from that day is the compassion that people showed,” Mr. Robinson said. “All the people of New York City who approached us in the street and at the hospitals, some with tears in their eyes, asking what they could do to help, giving us sandwiches and water. I don’t remember a time when we were more united as a people and a city.” Speaking about the important role that Northwell’s WTC Health Center continues to play was retired NYC Transit bus


driver Nick Rotondo. On the morning of 9/11, Mr. Rotondo was driving his city bus up Amsterdam Avenue when a police officer jumped in front of his bus and ordered all passengers to disembark immediately. The police officer (who has since become one of Mr. Rontondo’s best friends) asked him to help with the transport of personnel and equipment down to Ground Zero. “Little did I know, I was now a first responder,” said Mr. Rotondo. Realizing that something was “wrong,” Mr. Rontondo decided to take advantage of the WTC program and registered as a first responder in May 2011. “I want to thank the 911 clinic for continuing to provide treatment and monitoring my health,” he said. “I find this program so important for first responders. It shows that somebody cares!” Daniel Rodriguez, who became known as “The Singing Policeman” and “the voice that healed a nation, ”and is now a member of the New York Tenors, was a police officer in 2001. On the morning of 9/11, he was driving over the Verrazano Bridge to begin his shift with the NYPD when the first plane hit the North Tower.“I saw ashes falling from the sky,” said Mr. Rodriguez. “I remember wondering, `what are ashes doing over the Hudson River?’” After describing his experience on the ground near the buildings while they collapsed, Mr. Rodriguez spoke about the physical and mental aftermath of his experience along with his gratitude to the health system’s WTC clinicians who helped guide him back to health. “I believe this wonderful program saved my life,” he said. “Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I felt that something was wrong, but I never had an official diagnosis. I want to thank all the wonderful doctors at Northwell Health and the WTC program for helping to save my life.” Summing up the feelings expressed by each member of the panel, Mr. Rodriguez said, “Even 15 years later, the events of 9/11 remain with me. Thanks to the help of caring medical professionals, we will continue to move forward...we are grateful and blessed.” For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit

Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016



Sept/Oct 2016

Hospital Newspaper - NY



Bernstein & Associates, Architects Founded in 1990, Bernstein & Associates, Architects, specializes in the design and construction of hospital and healthcare facilities. Our focus: high-quality design, excellent service, and client satisfaction. We have worked for over 100 hospitals and another 200 private healthcare facilities, across the United States. Our project types have included all hospital and healthcare service groups, including: Adult Day Care, Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Cath, Cardiology, CCU/ICU, Clinics, Coronary Care, Dental, Dermatology, Dialysis Clinics, Doctors Offices, Drug Treatment Facilities, Elder Care, Employee and Student Health Support Services, Emergency Departments, Emergency Preparedness, Endoscopy, ENT, Expert Witness, Group Practices, Hospices, Hospitals, Infectious Disease, Information Systems, Intensive Care, JCAHO Survey, Joint Commission Survey, Laboratories, Master Plans, Medical Offices, Medical Equipment, Medical Libraries, Medical Records, Neurology, Nursing Homes, Ophthalmology/Eye Center, OB/Gyn, Orthopedic, Pain Care Facilities, Pathology, Patient Safety Consulting Services, Pediatric, Pharmacy, Physical Fitness and Sports, PT/OT, Primary Care Programs, Psychiatric, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Citizen Facilities, Sleep Centers, Social Services, Statement of Conditions, Surgical Suites and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and USP 797 Consulting Services. The firm's projects have won design awards from Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and have been published in Advance, Health Facilities Management, Medical Technology Today, Bio/Technology, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, Sound and Communication, Contract Design and Hospital Newspaper. Architectural Services include: programming, planning, design, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm also offers sustainable or “green” healthcare design. The firm has a number of LEED-accredited professionals, has successfully completed numerous green healthcare projects, and has published articles on “Greening the Healthcare Environment”. Project Management (or Owner’s Representative Services) is offered as a stand-alone service through our affiliated project management company, Empire Projects, Inc. ( Bernstein & Associates, Architects - PLLC 51201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001 Contact: William N. Bernstein, AIA Managing Principal Tel: 212.463.8200 • Fax: 212.463.9898 NEW YORK - HARTFORD - PRINCETON


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

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. Kevin Nash, director of the M.B.A. Healthcare Sector Management program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Department at 914-831-2700 or Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577


HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB? Learn What You Must Do To Protect Your Workers' Compensation And Disability Rights! Do Not Make These Mistakes That Can Cost You Benefits 1. You must report the accident or injury as soon as possible, even if you might not lose time from work or need immediate medical care. 2. Report all injuries to all body parts, no matter how minor they may seem. If you do not report it and the injury gets worse over time, the job may deny benefits. 3. Remember, you are entitled to treatment and benefits even if you have previously injured the same body part in a prior accident. Do not let the job tell you different. 4. Your doctor controls the treatment, not risk management. If you need an MRI and the job will not approve it, the experienced attorneys at BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN can fight to get it approved at no cost to you. 5. When you are released from treatment, you may be entitled to money for your injury and disability. You may also collect for repetitive stress, cumulative trauma, cancer, hearing loss & hepatitis. 6. Contact Attorneys Ricky Bagolie or Alan Friedman now for a confidential and free consultation and to discuss your workers' compensation and disability rights. There is no fee if there is no recovery.



CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-333-3529 (After Hours / Emergency Number - 201-618-0508) The Five Corners Building - 660 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306 • (201) 656-8500 790 Bloomfield Avenue - Clifton, NJ 07012 (973) 546-5414

Place Your Ad here!

Contact Jim Stankiewicz to find out how your organization can be featured in our Resource Directory.


Workers' Compensation & Disability Attorneys

Fax: 845-534-0055

Online Directory available at


Hospital Newspaper - NY Sept/Oct 2016


Hospital Newspaper New York Sept/Oct 2016 ebook  

Hospitals will find this the place to recognize employees, tell their stories of patient care, market their new technology and promote upcom...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you