PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS IS OUR #1 GOAL, BEGINNING WITH MAKING SURE BOTH EYES ARE WORKING TOGETHER CORRECTLY FOR EVERY CHILD.
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month in August highlights the critical importance of healthy vision for every child. Part of the back-to-school routine for many parents is scheduling wellness visits with the pediatrician, and this is a great time to schedule an eye exam too. Sunju Park, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, notes that eye problems are surprisingly common in children. Left uncorrected, poor eyesight can impact social adjustment and behavior in school in addition to challenging a child's ability to read and focus.
Sunju Park, MD
Dr. Park suggests parents watch for these signs and schedule an appointment with an eye specialist if you notice:
Children with poor eyesight often won't complain because they don't know what it is to see clearly. They just assume everyone sees the world the way they do. A routine vision screening by your primary care provider/pediatrician may pick up a problem, and if you are referred to a specialist, be sure to follow through. Eye problems can worsen over time and are easier to correct if caught and treated early. Learn more about the most common eye disorders in children, and tips for keeping children's eyes healthy and protected from harm by reading the full article.
Seven executive women at Montefiore are included in the 2019 Crain's New York Business Notable Women in Health Care, which recognizes 100 exceptional women in senior healthcare positions in the New York metro area. Congratulations to Montefiore's Colleen Blye, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Carolin Dohle, MD, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Susan Fox, President and CEO, White Plains Hospital; Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Amanda Parsons, MD, Vice President, Community and Population Health; Tia Powell, MD, Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics; and Lynn Richmond, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Honorees include clinical and administrative leaders, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, physicians and scientists, all committed to expanding gender equity in healthcare.
Montefiore's world-renowned pediatric neurological surgery team recently made two trips to Brazil to separate two sets of twins conjoined at the skull (craniopagus twins). James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Montefiore, and Professor, Neurosurgery, Einstein, along with Oren Tepper, MD, Director, Craniofacial Surgery Program, Montefiore, and Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, Einstein, along with a team of anesthesiologists and their nurse practitioners, volunteered their time to assist in the separation of the 10-month-old and 12-month-old twins. Both surgeries were successful, and both sets of twins continue to do exceptionally well. The team has had incredible outcomes in these highly complicated procedures, with 100 percent survival. Dr. Goodrich has consulted on 35 surgeries throughout the world and has participated in 10 of those with his team, either performing the surgery or directing the surgical team incision by incision. Elyse Uppal, NP, and Kamilah Dowling, NP, gave a lecture to over 30 members of the Brazilian medical team to prepare them for the surgery.
The Montefiore Care Management Organization (CMO) is offering private employers in the Hudson Valley the same care coordination services it has successfully provided to health plans and government healthcare programs for more than 20 years. Called Employer Partnership Solutions, the program helps self-insured companies, labor unions and nonprofit organizations control their healthcare costs and improve employee productivity. The CMO's care management programs will be offered to employees with chronic conditions, behavioral health and substance use issues, and joint replacement procedures.
"The program will develop care management solutions tailored to the needs of each employer's workforce and then work with individual employees and their covered dependents to meet their specific health needs," says Stephen Rosenthal, CEO of the Montefiore CMO.
Summer is winding down and the kids will be back in school before we know it. Students need nutritious lunches to help them stay focused in the classroom throughout their busy days, but it can be hard to avoid the trap of convenience over quality when packing a lunchbox. Cold cuts, even if labeled “lean,” are high in saturated fats and sodium. The good news is that there are quick, creative ways to build a tasty lunch with loads of nutritional value. The recipe below can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for the next day.
Sandra Arévalo, RDN, Program Director of Community and Patient Population, Montefiore Nyack, created this falafel recipe as a healthy lunch alternative, for anyone, anytime!
FALAFEL SANDWICHES (Makes 6 servings)
What you’ll need:
To find a delicious cucumber-yogurt sauce recipe to use on your falafel, along with other great recipes click below.
Study volunteers are needed!
If you're Ashkenazi Jewish and between the ages of 20 and 40, researchers at Einstein are seeking blood samples for their LifeLong Study, testing the molecular and cell changes that occur in normal aging.
Interested in participating? If you can be available for a one-time, 30-minute visit, please call 718-839-7986 or email LifeLongstudy@einstein.yu.edu
We look forward to kicking off our Psychiatry Grand Rounds series in September with a lively meeting highlighting departmental initiatives and plans with welcoming remarks and highlights from Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD, Dorothy and Marty Silverman University Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, will provide a Vision for an Academic Medical Center.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 10:30 AM – Noon
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses Campus
111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467
Montefiore's Team MOCAS (Montefiore Obliterates Cerebral Aneurysms) will participate in the Brain Aneurysm Walk taking place at Riverside Park in September. The walk promotes widespread awareness of the dangers of a ruptured brain aneurysm, the sudden and silent killer that takes the lives of thousands each year.
Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt.
Saturday, September 14 | 8:30 AM – Noon
103rd Street and Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10025
Register today at http://bit.ly/brain-aneurysm-walk
Please share this link with your friends and family to join us or donate.
Mark your calendar for the annual celebration of appreciation for all Montefiore Moses Campus Associates. This year's Associate Appreciation event features a Wild West BBQ at the Moses Campus outdoor gardens, where there will be great food and fun for everyone!
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Noon – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Outdoor Gardens, Moses Campus
Bring your Montefiore ID badge.
Come one, come all!
Mark your calendars and join us for this pivotal Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) annual event designed to encourage collaboration, understanding, insight and sharing of best practices.
Registration is now open:
Check back on www.cham.org/psand for updates.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tishman Learning Center, Moses Campus
For more Information contact event coordinator Marilyn Anderson at 718-741-2458 or email@example.com