Ashley Camacho (left) and Melanie Melo (right)
Young Bronx adults ages 18–26, who are either not in school or out of work, gain skills and experience to find employment, thanks to a partnership between Montefiore’s Community Workforce Development Programs, Phipps Neighborhoods and Hostos Community College. This program provides roughly 25 participants each quarter with job training, externships, allied health certifications and the opportunity to interview for jobs. Due to this successful effort, Montefiore was named a 2017 Young Adult Employer Champion—one of only seven in the nation—by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
Dana Politis, MPH, (left) with Chastity Torres (right)
MONTERIORE IS A 2017
YOUNG ADULT EMPLOYER
CHAMPION—ONE OF ONLY SEVEN
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NATION
TO ACHIEVE THIS DISTINCTION.
Dana Politis, MPH, Director, Community Workforce Programs, Montefiore, explains, “To fully capitalize on the students’ strengths, we try to place program graduates in positions that match their interests and aptitudes.” Program graduate Melanie Melo is now a senior clerk in Montefiore’s Radiology Department. “As a kid, I fractured my leg multiple times and was a patient here, and I told my doctor, ‘I’m going to work here so I can help patients the way you’re helping me,’” says Ms. Melo. Another recent graduate, Ashley Camacho, also works as a senior clerk in Radiology, while another, Chastity Torres, is a secretary in the Family Learning Place at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Students have been placed in food services, environmental services and patient transport, to name a few.
Read more about recent graduates on Montefiore Health System’s Facebook page.
Montefiore was designated a 2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) based on results in HRC’s Health Equality Index (HEI) survey. The process united leaders from across Montefiore to evaluate our practices.
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore, presents at the celebration breakfast.
The Learning Network hosted a celebration breakfast where the HEI process, challenges, goals and next steps were discussed. Alana Murphy, Organizational Change Management, Montefiore, says, "We want to impact our community and associates in a positive way. We are planning events and initiatives that will be implemented in the coming months."
First up is a slate of professional eLearning courses from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, dealing with best practices related to LGBTQ patient-centered care. The courses offer CME/CU credit and associates who complete the trainings will be entered in a raffle for a Bluetooth speaker. All associates are encouraged to participate.
Visit the Intranet to learn how to access courses.
Congratulations to our outstanding nominees for Montefiore's 2017 President's Award. The 33 candidates represent a diverse cross section of associates who embody Montefiore's values of humanity, teamwork, diversity and equity. Join us in celebrating the nominees, who are doing more each day to make Montefiore exceptional. President's Award winners will be announced this fall, so stay tuned!
Aaron Fox, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, and Clinician- Investigator, General Internal Medicine, Einstein, along with Einstein co-investigators Chinazo Cunningham, MD, Professor, Medicine; Brianna Norton, DO, Assistant Professor, Medicine, and Moonseong Heo, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, were awarded a $3.5 million grant to improve access to bupenephrine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder. This five-year study will examine the effectiveness of buprenorphine treatment offered at community-based syringe exchange programs to reduce both opioid misuse and HIV risk. The study will take place at the New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) and the Washington Heights CORNER Project. Clients who inject opioids will be offered onsite buprenorphine treatment and referral for follow-up care at a community health center. The study will test a similar concept to that used in emergency rooms, providing buprenorphine treatment immediately to improve utilization of opioid use disorder treatment.
Anne Murphy, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Clinical Director, The Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK CERC), received a multi-million dollar, renewable grant from the NYC Administration for Children’s Services to launch the Group Attachment Based Intervention (GABI) at CERC. GABI is an intensive parent-child treatment that helps parents break the intergenerational cycle of abuse and neglect, creating positive social, emotional and developmental outcomes for their children. The grant will allow Dr. Murphy to launch the program at six sites throughout the city, reaching every borough. The first site launched in Queens on July 20.
CHAM and Einstein, along with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the New York Genome Center, were awarded a $13 million grant to study genomic sequencing. The four-year study, entitled “NYCKidSeq,” will examine how well genomic sequencing works in a diverse healthcare environment by studying 1,100 children in Harlem and the Bronx. The goals of the project are to increase access to genomic medicine in disadvantaged communities, to help the scientific community learn more about the genetics of people from diverse backgrounds, and to develop tools to improve communication about genomics within these communities.
Children staying at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) this summer sported grass hula skirts and Hawaiian leis to take part in a luau in July, thanks to the Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program at CHAM in partnership with Bloomberg volunteers. Bloomberg was a primary event sponsor, providing party supplies, refreshments and leading some of the activities. Aloha Hula NYC, a Hawaiian dance group, led the patients and their families in traditional hula dances, and kids also partook in Hawaiian themed arts and crafts projects. The luau performers were sponsored by enCourage Kids, a foundation that helps create carefree experiences for sick children. This was one of several events coordinated by the Child Life Program throughout the year to allow children and their families to shift the focus from illness to fun, creative and entertaining activities instead. Along with creating these types of events, the program addresses the emotional and developmental needs of pediatric patients through medical play, procedural preparation, diversion and creative expression.
Calling all Epic users! On August 31, you'll be able to familiarize yourselves with the new features and enhancements that are coming soon to Epic@Montefiore. A major upgrade will be rolled out on October 6, at the Moses, Einstein, Wakefield, Hutchinson and Westchester Square campuses. Montefiore Medical Group, Montefiore Faculty Practices, Montefiore Home Care and White Plains Hospital will also benefit from the improved user experience. Improvements have been made to our integrated electronic medical record system, including a more modern design and interface, streamlined flowsheets, and enhancements to inpatient and Emergency Department care planning. Content will be easier to find and read, creating a more seamless workflow experience and better patient care.
Review the information that will be posted on the Epic@Montefiore intranet late next week and get ahead of the curve.
If so, find out how you can get involved in a behavioral treatment research study today.
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Join us for a free diabetes workshop to learn about the condition and how to manage it. Pick a time and location that works for you; no registration required. For more information, call 1-800-MD-MONTE(1-800-636-6683).
MONTEFIORE MEDICAL GROUP – BRONX EAST
2300 Westchester Avenue, LL Conference Room, Bronx, New York
Wednesday, September 27 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 15 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
MONTEFIORE MEDICAL GROUP – GRAND CONCOURSE
2532 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor, Conference Room, Bronx, New York
Thursday, September 21 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, October 19 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 14 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
1500 Central Park Avenue, Story Room, Yonkers, New York
Friday, September 29 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
MONTEFIORE MEDICAL GROUP – CROSS COUNTY
1010 Central Park Avenue, Conference Room, Yonkers, New York
Friday, October 20 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
CO-OP CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor, Room 8, Bronx, New York
Monday, September 25 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Monday, November 20 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us as we unveil a beautiful new outdoor mural at the Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department Clinic. Montefiore Healing Arts’ Teaching Artist Samantha Nye worked with a group of teenaged patients to plan, design and paint the colorful garden-themed mural.
Wednesday, September 6 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
(Formal ceremony at 10:00 AM)
3340 Bainbridge Avenue (near Moses Campus)
Join the Sickle Cell Center for Adults as we celebrate Sickle Cell Awareness Day with this year's theme, "Launching into the Future." This event is aimed at better understanding the new therapies that are emerging for treatment of sickle cell disease.
Friday, September 22 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Grand Hall, Moses Campus
Contact Wanda Garita at 718 920-4180 for details.