President’s Award winners with Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, left to right: Bryan Levy, RN; Constance Santini; Lisa Rivera; and Mani Kahn, MD.
"We are an organization of exceptionally talented and compassionate people— working together to further our role as a global leader in healthcare and biomedical research. These awards recognize the best of us—setting examples for Montefiore and Einstein and all we stand for."—Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD
Montefiore and Einstein honored exemplary employees with awards representing the highest recognition given to associates. Each one embodies our core values of humanity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and equity, both on the job and throughout their communities.
Einstein Recognition Award winners with Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, left to right: Diana O’Neill, Charles Smith, Amelia Bartolomeo and Marie Kurtz.
Associates are nominated for these awards by their peers. Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, highlights this feature, remarking "It is the highest praise to be recognized by one's peers because it reflects the kind of excellence that happens day in and day out at Montefiore and Einstein."
The 2019 President’s Award winners are Mani Kahn, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery, Wakefield Campus; Bryan Levy, RN, Staff RN, Nursing/NW8, Moses Campus; Lisa Rivera, Administrative Supervisor, Nursing, Einstein Campus; and Constance Santini, Lead Technologist, Radiology, Einstein Campus.
Einstein associates were recognized as follows: Administrative Leadership Award winner, Amelia Bartolomeo, Administrator, Neurology; Distinguished Service Award winner, Charles Smith, Laboratory Helper, Genetics; Innovative Excellence Award winner, Marie Kurtz, Director, Creative Services; and Outstanding Client Service Award winner, Diana O’Neill, Expenditure Assistant, Procurement and Business Services.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Your exceptional talents, skills and dedication inspire every member of the Montefiore Einstein community.
Santa and his Child Life Elves brought Z100's Garrett Vogel, along with singing sensations Max Schneider and Stephanie Poetri, as they made their visit to Children's Hospital at Montefiore on December 9. Young patients and their families stepped into a magical winter wonderland, where each child had a special moment with Santa. There were songs and laughter, and presents of course! Children who could not leave their hospital rooms had a personal visit from Santa, who shouldered his sack of gifts and brought the holiday spirit to each floor. Children received a Hess Truck, courtesy of the Hess Truck Company, and a cuddly teddy bear thanks to enCourge Kids Foundation.
Congratulations are due for Schaffer Extended Care Center at Montefiore New Rochelle for gaining a spot in Newsweek's inaugural Best Nursing Homes 2020 list. Newsweek set out to recognize outstanding senior care organizations dedicated to excellence in residential care, with the final list spanning 20 states. The high-level designation and rankings are based upon recommendations from medical experts including physicians, nurses, therapists and administrators, along with performance-based data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in three domains. CMS ranks health inspections, staffing ratios per resident per day, and quality of resident care measures kept in a national database. "We are proud to be recognized for the exceptional care we provide to our residents every single day," says John Mastronardi, Administrator, Montefiore Schaffer Extended Care Center.
The Montefiore Einstein Center for Innovation in Simulation (MECIS) hosted a disaster simulation program to enhance preparedness of emergency department (ED) staff for a mass casualty event. The eight-hour program was attended by ED physicians and nurses from across the Montefiore Health System. Live actors, as well as mannequins that breathe and bleed, contributed to realistic scenarios of an active shooter incident and a building collapse. Staff initiated an incident command and triaged a surge of patients. "Our hope is that the participants gained increased knowledge that they can take back to their own hospitals to enhance their emergency preparedness," remarks Jared Shapiro, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Montefiore. "Montefiore is prepared and ready to respond to any disaster that we face, but high-fidelity simulation increases our capacity to ensure the best possible response and outcomes," says Shapiro.
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS, Nurse Practitioner and Research Collaborator, Adolescent AIDS Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, has received the New York State Department of Health Commissioner's Special Recognition Award for his work on behalf of youth living with or at risk for HIV infection. The award was presented at the NYS DOH's Ending the Epidemic Summit in Albany following World AIDS Day.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD, Associate Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and Associate Chairman, Oncology, Montefiore, has received the prestigious William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). He is being recognized for a career distinguished by practice-changing achievements in clinical and translational breast cancer research leadership and collaboration.
Montefiore Einstein's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is one of only five major institutions in the nation to be named a Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) Center for Evidence-Based Care. This designation is awarded to departments demonstrating a strong commitment to publishing evidence-based systematic medical reviews. Cochrane Reviews are considered a gold standard. The Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department's many published reviews impact the treatment and prevention of eye diseases and visual impairment worldwide. The CEV Center designation will provide access to Cochrane's resources such as statistical advice, education courses and some publication support.
A dozen local community-based nonprofit organizations have brand new HP printer/scanners, donated by Montefiore to celebrate the start of the season of giving. Montefiore's Office of Government & Community Relations partnered with Ada Demir, VP and Chief Procurement Officer, Montefiore, along with the Montefiore Distribution Center, to donate printers purchased using HP points earned by Montefiore. Representatives from the Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice, Davidson Community Center, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, and NYCHA - Soundview & Castle Hill Tenant Associations picked up their printers at Montefiore, and the remaining printers will be distributed to eight other organizations in the Bronx.
If so, find out how you can get involved in a behavioral treatment research study today.
Eligible participants will receive:
• Autism Diagnostic Testing • Functional Skills Assessment • Sensory Behavior Assessment
Participants will be compensated. Research will be conducted at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM
The Marina Del Rey
One Marina Drive
Bronx, New York 10465
$50 for Employees/$80 for Guests
Limited seating available.
Purchase tickets at www.montefiore.org/holidayparty
Montefiore ID along with email ticket confirmation must be presented at the door.
Contact Nancy Pecorelli at 718-920-8368 for more information.
Learn bioethics mediation skills from the authors of the definitive text in the field. Join Tia Powell, MD, Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics; Carol Liebman, JD; Daniel Serviansky, JD; Lauren Flicker, JD; and Adira Hulkower, JD, and learn to manage and resolve conflict between and among patients, healthcare staff and families.
January 13–16, 2020
Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street
Applicants must have strong academic qualifications. Most applicants have or plan to obtain a professional degree in related fields such as medicine, law or the allied health profession.
For more information, call 718-920-4630 or email email@example.com
February 21 | Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Youth and Adults: Clinical Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches
March 4 | Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan
April 29 | Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
May 12 | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents
August 10 | Transaffirmative Clinical Care
For more information, visit www.einstein.yu.edu/departments/psychiatry- behavioral-sciences/montefiore-social-work-academy/