The Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center have developed the Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (“B'N Fit”) program to address the issue of adolescent obesity. The B'N Fit program offers teens a comprehensive medical, nutritional, psychosocial and home evaluation. Young people between the ages of 12 and 21 are enrolled in an intensive 12 week program followed by a weekly maintenance program.
The Center for Aging and Independence at Montefiore Medical Center provides a range of services that focus on the unique health care needs of older adults. Instead of offering fragmented care by multiple health care professionals, teams work collaboratively to manage complex conditions and medications, assess social supports, and assist patients and families in arranging appropriate and compassionate care. Interns, residents and fellows who study and work at Montefiore are trained to practice in this ideal geriatrics service model.
Montefiore proactively offers a range of community and family services, including healthcare for homeless persons, community dentistry, an extensive school-based health program, home visits and other social services. Both Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have committed significant resources toward the further development of the Department of Family and Social Medicine, with a special emphasis on the growth of an academic and research agenda. An important priority for us now is to integrate a vigorous research program together with excellent teaching and comprehensive clinical care on many levels.
A child's hospitalization or ambulatory visits for chronic conditions can create undue hardship to families. To ease the stress and expense of frequent or long-term visits, the Family Amenities Fund helps cover family out-of-pocket expenses such as parking, transportation and meals during treatments.
With more than 35,000 visits annually, the Institute for Human Communications is one of the largest programs in the region that provides comprehensive care for hearing deficits or problems of speech, language or voice. For the profoundly deaf, Montefiore is the only medical center in the Bronx and Westchester County that performs complex surgeries known as cochlear implants. Underwriting is needed for a number of specific scientific and clinical research activities.
In a separate facility from CHAM, a compassionate and specially trained staff provides emergency care and support to young victims of abuse or neglect and counseling to their families. Butler Center offers families one-stop care that helps children heal after neglect, battery and sexual abuse.
For more than four decades, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at Montefiore Medical Center has been at the forefront of women's healthcare. We provide a full range of services at more than 20 convenient locations in the Bronx and Westchester County, responding to the physical, reproductive and mental health needs of women at all stages of life.
Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program
Child Life Specialists provide emotional and psychological support to recovering children and adolescents. The staff of the Phoebe Stein Child Life Program familiarizes young patients with hospital surroundings, informing them about their illness and treatment in an age-appropriate manner. Child Life Specialists also structure therapeutic recreation programs in art, music and writing.
Montefiore sponsors a range of medical research from basic laboratory sciences to clinical trials of new therapies. The collaboration between laboratory research and clinical investigations, and the transfer of clinical observations to the laboratory, is known as "translational research," which produces state-of-the-art care for patients. Translational research also streamlines the development of new therapies from conception to early stage clinical trials. Research funds are encouraged in a variety of specialized disciplines.
Suzanne Pincus Family Learning Place
The Suzanne Pincus Family Learning Place, located in the CHAM lobby, offers consumer health information through printed and audiovisual materials and Internet resources. It is staffed by knowledgeable health educators who also provide links to support groups and community services.