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Nevins Gives Lecture at Morristown Medical Center Sol Nevins, MD, FACEP, gave lectures to emergency medicine residents at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center on April 14 and May 13, 2014. The presentation was titled “Advanced Emergency Electrocardiography.” Dr. Nevins, an attending emergency physician, was a past recipient of the “New Jersey EMS Medical Director of the Year” award from the NJ EMS Council. Dr. Nevins is a partner of Emergency Medical Associates and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

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Ask An Expert By Nancy Vetter, Senior Vice President, Nexera Consulting

Optimizing OR Supply Processes Through Technology There’s been a lot of talk about optimizing technology lately. And it’s no wonder—the hospital structure is a layered network of interdependent parts that require comprehensive, coordinated support. Hospitals are finally taking the significant step of replacing manual OR processes with modern technology, updating one piece of the larger picture. The push to optimize existing technology systems (or to adopt new ones altogether) is not just about operational and technical benefits, but clinical and financial success as well. Optimizing OR technology from the perspective of supply chain finance requires a team assessment. The three main elements are the data supporting inventory replenishment, processes used for replenishment, and storage location type. Data come in many forms. From patient intake to surgical procedure and on through the billing process, all the steps are united by integrated processes and systems. Technology is the underpinning of the Item Master File (IMF), documentation, and case scheduling. But to ensure that your OR technology and Materials Management Information System (MMIS) are properly interfaced, well-maintained normalized IMF information is critical. An up-to-date IMF helps ensure that the right supplies are available at the right time in the right amounts in assigned locations. The path to optimization begins at patient intake. Scheduling software records how the patient is logged in the system, what surgical procedure is being performed, and the physician performing the operation. OR staff uses the scheduling information to determine what supplies are required for specific procedures and specific physicians. Electronic physician preference cards indicate what supplies should be picked based on individual physician requirements. The accuracy of this information has a direct effect on scheduling, OR room utilization, and patient safety. Because preference card items are linked to the IMF, documentation of what is or is not used is made simple for clinical staff. Without interfacing systems, valuable clinical staff time and attention are diverted from patient care to supply management and documentation. Not only do electronic preference cards help make procedures efficient, but accurate cards linked to a normalized IMF can help identify cost per procedure, manage inventory, track expenses, and simplify billing. All of the information pulled from the scheduling, OR, and MMIS systems should flow to the billing system. Drawing from each optimized component ensures that accurate pricing and information are available so that the hospital can bill for each case accurately. While these are just a few steps for creating a fully optimized OR, by decreasing the number of OR supply issues, clinicians can focus on patient care. In order to evaluate current processes and design a customized best-practice approach for the organization’s goals, it is important to incorporate stakeholders from clinical, finance, IT, supply chain, and perioperative services. Nexera’s clinical, supply chain, and operations management expertise coupled with our technology optimization services differentiates us from the competition, uniquely positioning us to support an effective OR transformation. As a third-party advisor, we work in the best interests of your organization to enhance processes, optimize technology, and generate savings. With optimized processes and technology anchoring required inventory, effective supply chain management can yield a productive OR suite while simultaneously enhancing patient safety and clinical outcomes. Nancy Vetter is Senior Vice President, Nexera Consulting. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience in both the hospital and consulting environments, where she has had responsibility for cost-reduction and revenue enhancement efforts that have helped hospitals achieve significant savings through clinical, financial, and operational improvements. She was a critical care nurse for over ten years.

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Your doctors are ready for surgery. Is your OR ready for doctors? In a hospital, supplies are required to make every function possible, from performing surgery to receiving proper reimbursement. But incorrect data about those supplies coupled with an uncoordinated technology system not only results in unnecessary costs, it poses a risk to the overall efficacy needed to make things happen outside of the OR. The missing piece might be an optimized system. Nexera specializes in healthcare supply chain. Our understanding of technology system integration is second to none. Nexera’s comprehensive technology optimization services create leaner organizations. We seamlessly connect the moving parts. Data you can trust and interoperability are two quality measures you can’t afford to ignore. Let Nexera turn your hospital into a money-saving, well-stocked facility. Call us today at (877) 639-3720 to schedule an assessment.

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Boomers & Beyond Four ways to reduce your risk for stroke Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. That's one stroke every 45 seconds. Of these, about 137,000 people die each year making it the third leading cause of death in the country--and a major contributor to adult disability. However, 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

1. Avoid excess sodium High blood pressure is a major risk. Eat too much salt and you increase your blood pressure and your risk for stroke. The USDA recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day. One teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 mg of salt. The American Heart Association is more cautious. It recommends 1,500 mg, particularly for those over 51 and those with hypertension. Beware of packaged snacks, baked goods, frozen entrees, condiments, fried foods and canned soups. Look for low sodium products, reduced sodium. Eating fresh, homemade foods will also reduce your sodium intake. 2. Lower your fatty food intake The worst fat offender and the one to lower in your life is trans fat. This is primarily a manmade concoction (some trans fat occurs naturally) that companies use in their foods to keep them fresher longer. It’s also a major contributing culprit to heart disease, cancer, obesity, and of course, stroke. Foods high in trans fat include margarine, packaged foods, soups, fast food, frozen food, cookies, crackers, baked goods, and breakfast cereal. 3. Exercise, exercise, exercise! Feel better. Look better. Live longer. On top of all this, you’ll lower your risk for stroke. One recent Columbia University study “found that moderate-to-heavy exercisers were 40% less likely to have suffered a silent stroke than the non-exercisers.” Silent strokes often go unnoticed and symptoms can include memory loss, mobility problems, and greater risk for future strokes. Your exercise doesn’t have to involve gym membership or any special gadgets or equipment. The American Stroke Association recommends going “on a brisk walk, take the stairs and do whatever you can to make your life more active. Get at least 30 minutes of activity on most of all days.” 4. Ease up on the diet soda In a study conducted by the University of Miami, researchers found that “those who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events (strokes) than those who did no soda drinking.” The researchers suggested one or two sodas a week is fine. If you have a habit of drinking diet soda daily, replace it with a seltzer, tea or water.

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Hector Cruzado, Chief of Staff at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (WHMC), and his colleagues will proudly tell you about all of the great things going on at the 324-bed teaching hospital in Brooklyn. Of course, that begs one question: Where does Mr. Cruzado begin? “This is an exciting time at WHMC, with many already renowned programs continuing to flourish,” says Mr. Cruzado. For starters, the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at WHMC has made tremendous strides under the leadership of Dr. Ralph L. Ruggiero. Dr. Ruggiero, a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has led the department for the last year. Under his watchful eye, the hospital’s Press Ganey scores have gone up 13 percent. Dr. Ruggiero has instituted many safety programs in the Labor and Delivery room and WHMC features a Level 3 Nursery that cares for newborns “So small that they fit in the palm of your hand,” says Ruth Krauthamer, a 40-year nursing veteran. WHMC features a dedicated staff of 1,800 physicians, nurses and support personnel that care for patients of thirty-five distinct cultures. Enterprising asthma care: WHMC’s new Asthma outreach program, aimed at controlling asthma episodes in the pediatric population, while reducing ED visits and hospitalizations, has been awarded a $3.9 million grant to affect a difference in the area commonly known as “Asthma Alley”. The Asthma Awareness Program extends the department’s services throughout the community by enhancing community, patient and healthcare providers’ awareness of asthma. Services offered include educational workshops, counseling, consultations, home visits, remote GPS medication monitoring and care center scheduling. Led by Dr. Patricia Wollard-Pickens this program is off to a roaring start and has made a difference in the community after only one month in existence.

Movement Disorder, and neuromuscular diseases. In addition, the neurologists work closely with related sub-specialists in other fields, including neurosurgery, critical care medicine, pediatric neurology, radiology and rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry.

Expanding and progressive oncology treatment and care: Dr. Maria J. Nieto, WHMC’s new Oncology Director, brings impressive credentials to the facility. She left Mount Sinai to continue her enterprising work at WHMC. In her first six months at WHMC, Dr. Nieto has had a huge impact, dramatically reducing patient wait times. Her commitment to her patients and the community are unparalleled. In the effort to aggressively attack the issue of cancer, Dr. Nieto has added two hematology/oncology doctors to make WHMC more efficient for the benefit of the community. The medical oncologists at WHMC have expert knowledge in every aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment and are committed to providing patients with supportive, compassionate, quality care that is close to home. New treatments in cardiology: Led by Dr. Gopi Ponukullu, WHMC has a focused vision in the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Dr. Punukullu and his esteemed team bring expertise and compassion to a community where the population routinely ranks high in the incidence of CHF and other heart related disorders. A newly expanded CATH LAB further allows WHMC and their Cardiology

team to more accurately diagnose and treat incidents that may lead to heart disease and other abnormalities. A leader in diabetes care – and education: The statistics are concerning. According to New York State Health Foundation, there are 164,000 Brooklyn residents suffering from diabetes. To help address the issue in our community, WHMC has enlisted a Certified Diabetes Educator to help identify and educate staff as well as the community on to how better deal with diabetes and its side effects. David Rock, WHMC’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “In the course of treatment, many of whom are unaware of their diabetic condition, learn for the first time either in one of our patient care centers or as to follow up with an ED visit.” An array of surgery options: WHMC’s surgical department continues to grow in several disciplines, including orthopedics, bariatric surgery and neurosurgery. With the additions of Dr. Erico Cardoso and Dr. Gordon Anderson, WHMC now offers a comprehensive Neurosurgey program dealing with brain and spine injuries. WHMC is proud and fortunate to have two such distinctive members of the neurosurgery community as part of the Wyckoff family; bringing

needed care to the community they serve. The Division of Neurology is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients with neurological diseases/conditions, including stroke, epilepsy, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s Disease,

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PEDIATRIC CENTER: With the opening of WHMC’s new pediatric center, the facility continues to find new ways to reach and treat the community. WHMC serves a community where 18 percent is under the age of 21. WHMC’s Department of Pediatrics serves all the medical needs of the infants, children, and adolescents in its catchment area. The main emphasis at the facility is providing the best possible quality of care to all the infants, children, and teenagers who enter our doors in a compassionate, supportive, and child-friendly atmosphere. When asked to define the goals of the new patient care center, Dr. Gustavo Del Toro, Chief Medical Officer and a pediatric Oncologist plainly states: “Our goal is to bring high level, comprehensive pediatric care to our underserved community.”

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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.

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Chill Out With summer winding down, it's time to think about cooling temperatures. Cold therapy is a hot topic in healthcare in the Intensive Care Unit. This life saving treatment is called hypothermia, which is an intervention to cool the body temperature from 32-28 Celsius. Originally, this technique was implemented in the 1950s during open-heart surgery to protect the brain from ischemia. Currently, the Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithm for health care providers calls for inducing hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation post cardiac arrest to reduce cerebral deficits. The benefits of targeted temperature management below 36 Celsius after cardiac arrest affect every system in the body. For instance, neurologic metabolic demands decrease by up to 7% for every one degree decrease in temperature. Cardiac output demands decrease by 25%, giving the heart and brain a break after such a traumatic event. The cold even induces diuresis in the kidneys. Electrolyte imbalances may result, however they will be corrected during re-warming. Nurses have a responsibility to follow their institution's protocol when it comes to monitoring temperature post cardiac arrest. Different facilities use a variety of equipment to cool patients and constantly monitor temperature in the ICU. Ways to cool the body include 4 Celsius Normal Saline infusions and cooling blankets underneath and on top of the patient. Ice packs can be applied to the axilla and groin. Some facilities use an intravascular cooling catheter in the subclavian vein that allows cooled solution to chill the body internally. With frigid body temperatures, an adverse effect is the body's natural ability to slow the cooling process through shivering. Nurses must be constantly alert in order to provide adequate sedation and analgesia during the targeted temperature management interventions. Without proper sedation, shivering increases metabolic demands in the brain. Patients are then re-warmed over 12 to 24 hours. The re-warming phase requires strict monitoring to keep temperatures less than 37 Celsius. If temperatures increase too quickly the consequences include electrolyte shifts such as elevated potassium and low blood sugars. Hypothermia protocols are being re-vamped in hospitals in order to keep up-to-date with latest research studies for best outcomes. Nurses can participate in research studies to create new evidence based practice guidelines. Even in 2014, there is question regarding the best strategies for patient survival. Target temperature management is an evolving practice, and nurses can become involved to ensure that it is used safely and effectively to save lives.

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education & careers Central Michigan College of Medicine second class ready to go White coat ceremony caps week of orientation Noting that caring, character, curiosity and a sense of community are qualities that led them to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Interim Dean Linda Perkowski welcomed 104 incoming medical students recently at a traditional ceremony where the future doctors receive their white coats. “You are joining the large community of CMU and a community of physicians,� she said. “We hope you wear these white coats with pride and honor.� The white-coat ceremony signals the commitment students make on their way to becoming primary-care physicians. At 104 students, the second class is larger than the inaugural class of 64, and it was selected from more than 3,000 applicants. Ninety percent of the incoming students have ties to the state of Michigan Dr. Sarah Yonder, the assistant dean of student affairs for the College of Medicine and a physician with CMU’s University Health Services, gave the keynote address. She encouraged students to focus on patients, family, friends and themselves as they move through medical school. “The connections with your fellow classmates are important to nourish, too,� she said. “Some of you will form friendships here that will span your lifetime. Please support each other and learn from one another.� Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Joel Lanphear spoke about what the white coat symbolizes not only to those who wear it, but to people they will meet and work with throughout their lives. “The expectation of leadership will accompany you throughout your medical careers,� Lanphear said. “Wherever your medical journey takes you, patients and families — indeed, entire communities – will look to you not only for health care answers, but to serve as a strong, informed voice.� The CMU College of Medicine is the nation’s 137th medical school, created to address an anticipated shortage of 4,000 to 6,000 physicians in Michigan by 2020.

Students spend their first two years of study on CMU’s main campus in a state-of-the-art 60,000 square-footfacility. The third and fourth years will be spent in clinical training at a number of medical facilities across central and northern Michigan, including Covenant HealthCare and St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw.

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education & careers Girl Scouts explore Healthcare Careers


Members of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County watch closely as their fellow Girl Scouts practice using the da Vinci robot at LIJ Medical Center. Among participants were: Gianna Augello of Wantagh; Kayla Bomani, Charles Emmanuella, Jessica Galeas, Catherine Gambino, Imanie Rojas a nd Denisha West, all of Westbury; Julia Ellinghaus of Manhasset; Morgan Hermann of Garden City, Alexis Iannuzzo and Katie Locke, both of Hicksville; Anam Lakhani of Syosset; Krista Longobardi of Floral Park; Emily Stiklickas of Franklin Square; Jaclyn Tompkins of Massapequa Park; Carla Waleski of Rockville Centre; Denisha West of Westbury; Shannon Van Ihesm of West Hempstead; Christine Ye of Valley Stream; and Janelle Zapiti of Mineola.

The North Shore-LIJ Health System recently partnered with both the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) and the to offer a week-long career exploration camp. “We are very proud of our partnership with the North Shore-LIJ Health System on Careers Camp,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and chief executive officer of GSNC. “This hands-on, bird’s-eye view of both clinical and non-clinical careers options within healthcare served as an introduction for the girls to the countless opportunities their future holds for them.” Nineteen girls from GSNC attended the camp. Through interactive activities and lessons, the campers gained insight and experience into the numerous careers available within the healthcare industry. Whether watching how ambulances get to an emergency in minutes, or learning how to perform a surgery with the world’s most-advanced surgical robot, the da Vinci robotic system, the camp provided the girls with an inside look at healthcare career opportunities. The girls were allowed to observe a surgery, while physicians interacted with them and explained the critical importance of the procedure. They walked through numerous other

areas of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, NY, including an intensive care unit and outpatient practices. Denisha West, a rising junior at Westbury High School, was duly impressed by the experience. “Seeing how everyone works together, and sets aside their differences in order to help people, was really inspiring,” she said. “Everyone was so committed and attentive to the patients and their needs.” “It was enlightening to get this experience, and to see what it would be like to be working in a real-life, hospital setting,” said Krista Longobardi, a rising senior at Floral Park Memorial High School. “I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but before this camp I thought I would try to be an occupational therapist. This experience has definitely opened my eyes, and helped me realize I want to be a nurse.” Lauren Pearson, manager of workforce readiness at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, said, “We wanted to expose the girls to the wealth of opportunities available in the healthcare industry, and hopefully spark their interests in areas outside the clinical work.” For more information, please visit

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ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley welcomes Joseph M. Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I.


Board certified cardiologist joins CDHV’s Suffern office

Joseph M. Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I.

Joseph M. Lee, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I, has joined ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley (CDHV), a leading provider of quality cardiovascular and internal medicine services to residents of the lower Hudson Valley. Dr. Lee is a board certified cardiologist with a focus on echocardiography and cardiac electrophysiology. In addition to his position at CDHV, Dr. Lee is an assistant attending physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lee is board certified in cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, vascular ultrasound and internal medicine and is board eligible in comprehensive echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He has also co-authored several peerreviewed articles in medical journals and has given presentations at both national and local conferences. Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Dr. Lee completed his residency and fellowships in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular imaging at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. “My comprehensive training in cardiology has enabled me to provide a multi-disciplinary approach for my patients,” Dr. Lee said. “I believe each patient deserves to be fully informed of their diagnosis and treatment options.”

Pet therapy brings smiles to patients at St. Catherine of Siena accompanied by Paumanok Veterinary Hospital’s Nancy Sisler, and together they visited patients in both Palliative Care and Behavorial Health. Pet therapy, also known as animalassisted therapy, is recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health as a type of psychotherapy for treating depression and other mood disorders. Being around pets appears to feed the soul, promoting a sense of emotional connectedness and overall well-being. For more information about St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, please call (631) 870-3444.


It is often said that dogs are man’s best-friend—the companionship and interactions shared can cultivate a wide range of emotional responses— especially for a patient in the hospital. St. Catherine of Siena Hospital has partnered with the Paumanok Veterinary Hospital to coordinate dog pet therapy for its Behavioral Management and Palliative Care programs. Commack resident Thomas Ristoff was pleased to see little Peanut while in the hospital. He said, “This just made my day,” as he reflected on the time he spent with his pet. Peanut was

Pictured (L-R): Paumanok Veterinary Hospital’s Nancy Sisler, Thomas Ristoff and St. Catherine's Social Worker Denise Raab with Peanut.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lee to our growing team of cardiologists and internists,” noted Dr. David Ramos, M.D., F.A.C.C., managing physician of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley. “Dr. Lee’s expertise will be a tremendous asset to our practice.” About ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley With offices in Suffern and Monroe, NY, ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley provides quality cardiovascular and general medical services to residents of the lower Hudson Valley, with a focus on prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. Its physicians and nurses, who have special expertise in women’s heart health and older adults, are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care at every step of a patient’s treatment. CDHV physicians are faculty members of the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and affiliated with New YorkPresbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. The affiliation with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center brings the vast resources of one of the nation’s top heart care hospitals close to home. ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley was founded in 1979 as Ramapo Cardiologists and later renamed Hudson Heart Associates. ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley is located at 222 Route 59, Suite 302, Suffern, NY, Phone: 845.368.0100, with offices also at 745 State Route 17M, Suite 203, Monroe, NY, Phone: 845.774.1403. Visit for more information.

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Burke Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that Mark Herceg, Ph.D., the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been invited to attend the 13th annual American Psychological Association’s 2014 APA Education Leadership Conference (ELC) in Washington, D.C. Out of thousands of APA members, Dr. Herceg was one of only 120 to be invited to attend this prestigious conference. At the conference—which takes place from September 13 to 16— psychology educators, scientists and practitioners from all levels of practice will discuss a wide range of topics pertinent to the psychology community, including learning in the digital environment and how technology impacts the field. The theme is: Learning in a Digital World. In addition, the Education Leadership Conference is APA’s major education advocacy event and includes Capitol Hill visits. “This invitation demonstrates Dr. Herceg’s leadership in the field of psychology and further exhibits Burke’s continued commitment to professional development and education,” said Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Director of Marketing and External Relations at Burke Rehabilitation Center. “We are thrilled that Dr. Herceg has been singled out for this honor among his peers.” Dr. Herceg specializes in working with patients who have had traumatic injures such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple traumas, amputations and other disease states. He is part of the team at Burke that strives to assist patients heal in all aspects of their injury or illness—body, mind and spirit. He evaluates neuro-cognitive changes after injury and helps patients deal with the behavioral and psychological aspects of illness and injury. In addition, he leads Burke’s clinical neuropsychologists in evaluating and treating the brain-behavior relationship. They work with patients who have cognitive impairments and personality changes, brought on by brain injury or stroke. Dr. Herceg is also an expert in the neuro-cognitive and behavioral changes associated with concussion, and in 2013 authored a book chapter regarding concussion management. He is involved with concussion assessment and management of local high school, collegiate and professional athletes.

Dr. Herceg is an assistant professor of psychology in Weill Cornell Medical College’s Clinical Neurology department. He earned his Ph.D. at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York. For additional information on Dr. Herceg’s work and the neuropsychology program at Burke, visit To set up an interview with Dr. Herceg, email Richard Sgaglio at or please email Marisa Iallonardo at About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester

County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke’s Outpatient Division. Burke’s world-renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-theart treatment while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation 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. For additional information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit


Top Burke Neuropsychologist invited to attend prestigious American Psychological Association Conference

Mark Herceg, Ph.D. the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

No two patients are alike… Why should their rehabilitation be? BURKE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL offers custom-designed programs based on your individual needs. Whether you have experienced a life changing event such as a stroke, brain injury, neurological condition or joint replacement, Burke is here to help you reach your maximum recovery. You are unique. Make sure your rehabilitation journey is too. Pioneering Rehabilitation



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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

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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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ELIMINATING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS TSK Products has over 5 years experience in hospital wide surface disinfection and 20+ years in environmental engineering applications. As an engineers, we develop solutions, not simply sell products. We offer two unique, mobile, surface disinfection options; an UltraViolet light and a hydrogen peroxide fogger. Both are very effective. We look for the best solution to help you control costs and reduce hospital acquired infections.

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 Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577

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U.S. News & World Report names St. Charles Hospital among the Best Regionally in Orthopedics St. Charles Hospital is ranked regionally as high performing in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. St. Charles rose ten spots in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings to place #29 in New York (out of 250 hospitals) and moved up nine spots to place #40 in the New York metropolitan area (out of 180 hospitals.) “We are extremely proud of our consistent high ranking from such a prestigious publication as U.S. News & World Report. The hard work, dedication, compassion and skill of our entire orthopedics team are the reason we have achieved this outstanding recognition. We strive for an ideal patient experience, delivered with the highest quality care and safety, so it is wonderful to be acknowledged for our efforts,” said Jim O’Connor, chief administrative officer/executive vice president, St. Charles Hospital. Two other CHS hospitals received regional honors as well: St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®, is ranked among the top 10 in the entire nation at #9 for cardiology and heart surgery—the only Long Island hospital to achieve this—as well as among the best in the U.S. for four other specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopedics. The Roslyn hospital was also recognized as high performing regionally in four specialties: cancer; pulmonology, urology; and nephrology. This is the eighth consecutive year that St. Francis has been listed among the Best Hospitals. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip is recognized for urology. U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

Only 15% percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best while just 3 % of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty. The rankings are published at About St. Charles Hospital St. Charles Hospital is a 231bed, acute care community hospital located in Port Jefferson, NY.

St. Charles is a proud member of Catholic Health Services of LI, the healing ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and has served the residents of the Three Village area for more than 107 years. The non-profit hospital features three centers of excellence: Maternal/Child services, Orthopedics and Long Island's premier center for Rehabilitation. In addition to these core areas, St. Charles offers services in pediatrics, including Long Island's only pediatric inpatient traumatic

brain injury program, neonatology, general surgery, radiology, palliative care, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, diabetes, community re-entry, general medical and surgical services, Sleep Disorders Center and an Outpatient Specialty Care Center with specialty clinics for children and adults with disabilities. St. Charles is renowned for its outstanding customer service and scored as one of the top hospitals on Long Island in the delivery of high quality care.

For more information on St. Charles Hospital, please visit or call 631-474-6797.

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

Take your first step toward recovery. Come to St. Charles. For more information, call (631) 474-6797.

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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 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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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 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.


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

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North Jersey Brain & Spine Center is a multi-specialty practice offering technologically advanced treatments for disorders of the spine and nervous system. Our practice has offered unparalleled continuous 24 hour-seven day a week neurosurgical care in northern New Jersey, for almost 20 years. Our physicians and surgeons have subspecialty training and extensive clinical experience for the operative and non-operative treatment for degenerative neurological conditions which include: minimally invasive spine surgery, brain and pituitary tumors, aneurysm and stroke, movement disorders, brain and spinal trauma, epilepsy, and pain management. Our physicians continuously strive to educate patients and their families to improve understanding of complex medical problems and treatment options. The delivery of timely, compassionate, informed, innovative, and state-of-the-art care for all is paramount. We accept neurosurgical transfers to HackensackUMC and St. Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ.

North Jersey Brain & spine Center offers the following services:

Brain Cerebral aneurysms Extracranial/Intracranial Bypass Arteriovenous malformation Pituitary tumors Trigeminal neuralgia Endonasal endoscopic surgery Gamma Knife radiosurgery Skull base surgery Cerebral cysts Neuro-oncology Computer assisted navigation and stereotactic surgery Hydrocephalus Epilepsy Surgery Vagal nerve stimulator

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