Montefiore ranks as one of the nation's best—again—in the U.S. News & World Report's rankings for 2019–2020, placing in the top 1 percent of hospitals for complex specialty care in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, urology, nephrology, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics and gynecology.
Additionally, Montefiore's complex specialty care in orthopedics was recognized as High Performing, placing it among the top providers in the country. Montefiore also achieved High Performing designations for congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD and knee replacement surgery.
"Montefiore's record of achievement is characterized by breakthroughs in the treatment of complex conditions, and we continue to rank as one of America's best as we increase the number of patients served and expand our geographic footprint. Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine embrace the principle of doing more for every patient in every community we serve."
— Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine
"Discovering new lifesaving treatments, deploying the latest technologies and delivering highly specialized and coordinated, compassionate care keep Montefiore in the top tier of the nation's hospitals."
— Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System
The U.S. News & World Report annual study looks at hospitals across the country to provide valuable information for healthcare consumers seeking the best care for both complex medical conditions and routine procedures/conditions.
An army of volunteers was on hand Saturday, June 8, for the fifth annual See, Test & Treat, Montefiore Einstein's community outreach event that offers free cervical and breast cancer screenings with same-day results for uninsured or underinsured women ages 21–64 in the Bronx. Hosted by the Pathology Department in collaboration with the Departments of Radiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health with staff donating their time and expertise, the event also features community groups offering nutritional and other practical information as well as low-cost insurance options. Women who tested positive received referrals for free follow-up care.
Volunteers included high school and college students, Einstein medical students, Montefiore associates and representatives of local health-related organizations. "Many attendees face obstacles that may prevent them from seeking or obtaining potentially lifesaving healthcare," says Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD, Professor and University Chair, Pathology. "Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Pathology team and our colleagues in Radiology and Ob-Gyn and Women's Health, we had our largest ever turnout this year."
Montefiore's Department of Radiology convened a Pediatric Neurointervention Symposium, the first of its kind, to address the management of complex neurological disorders in children. Judy Yee, MD, Professor and University Chair, Radiology, Montefiore, hosted the unique gathering, which featured a keynote speech on pediatric brain aneurysms by world-renowned interventional neuroradiology expert Karel terBrugge, MD. Other recognized experts, including Montefiore physicians, shared their expertise with more than 60 attendees, covering such topics as complex head and neck malformations, neurointerventions of pediatric tumors, craniopagus surgery and the management of pediatric ischemic stroke. Seon-Kyu Lee, MD, will spearhead Montefiore's Pediatric Neurointerventional Radiology team.
The next Epic upgrade is scheduled to go live on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The upgrade will include several key enhancements, including a major usability change:
Storyboard—A brand new workspace layout that provides quicker access to key details and common actions without switching screens. Storyboard replaces today’s horizontal workspace header with a vertical bar that presents users with a curated and concise summary of the information they need before they work with a patient or an account. Users can take action quickly directly from Storyboard—for instance, acknowledge orders, activate a patient’s MyChart account or update vital signs. Providers are able to review new results and active medications at a glance. To accommodate the space needed for Storyboard, the activity tabs have moved to the top of the screen, where they flex and shrink to fit in the space available.
To get a head start on working with these new features, check out the Epic Playground. The best way to improve your learning experience is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE IN THE PLAYGROUND.
Researchers at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine are conducting a study to learn about differences in the genital tract in women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (BV) before and after treatment. Women with BV have an increased risk of acquiring HIV. The ultimate goal of this research is to better understand the effects of BV on the female genital tract so that methods can be developed to reduce transmission of HIV.
To take part you must be: • 18–45 years old • Sexually active • Have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis—unpleasant-smelling vaginal discharge
Reimbursement for time and travel provided.
Call Becky at 718-430-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. From August 1 to 7, Montefiore will feature events at the Einstein and Wakefield Campuses to assist new mothers with information and support about breastfeeding.
Join us for Kickoff Day on Thursday,
Kickoff Celebration | 7:00 – 10:00 AM
Weiler Lobby, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx,
New York 10461
Kickoff Celebration including informational sessions and stations about Skin to Skin, Kangaroo Care, Baby Safe Sleep position and environment. Also featuring Bronx Healthy Start Program, photo booth, music and prize wheel.
600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, New York 10466
Breastfeeding Grand Rounds Webinar Presentation | 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Those interested in viewing the grand rounds webinar must first log in to BFGRNY.org and follow the instructions for registering, in order to obtain continuing education units and to view the broadcast.
Prenatal Event | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
OBGYN Medical Village, Lower Level of Wakefield Campus
Patient raffle and informational booths will be provided in the patient waiting area.
Breastfeeding Awareness Caravan | Beginning at 8:30 PM
The caravan will be stopping at various units throughout the hospital to spread breastfeeding awareness.
For more information, email Jodi Leonforte at email@example.com.