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Acupuncture for Pain Management, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

WABC-TV, February 26, 2013
Montefiore Offers Acupuncture as Part of Integrated Treatment Plan
In this story about Montefiore’s new acupuncture clinic, Jennifer Halstead-Kenny, M.D., attending physician, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, describes the benefits of acupuncture as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

WCBS-TV, January 31, 2013
Acupuncture Therapy Treats Chronic Pain
Stanley F. Wainapel, M.D., M.P.H., clinical director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is interviewed about acupuncture therapy along with one of his patients, who describes how the treatment has helped to ease her chronic lower back pain., January 25, 2013
Acupuncture Clinic at Montefiore
Stanley F. Wainapel, M.D., M.P.H., clinical director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Jennifer Halstead-Kenny, M.D., attending physician, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, were interviewed about the new acupuncture clinic at Montefiore.

News 12, January 22, 2013
Acupuncture Clinic Opens at Montefiore
Jennifer Halstead-Kenny, M.D., attending physician and licensed medical acupuncturist, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, interviewed about the establishment of an acupuncture clinic and how it can benefit patients.

Artist-in-Residence Program, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Montefiore News Release, May 7, 2012
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care Named LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project Award Recipient

BOLD/Psychosocial Oncology Program, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care

New York Daily News, October 18, 2012
Cancer Support Program at Montefiore-Einstein Provides Compassion—And Friendship 

YouTube, Dec 6, 2010
BOLD Mind-Body Workshops for Cancer Video Series, May 20, 2010
For Cancer Survivors, Yoga May Boost Energy and Aid Sleep, November 1, 2009
Finding a Better 'Position' to Deal with Disease

Mothers of Purl Program, Mother-Baby Unit, Einstein Campus

Advance for Nurses, September 2, 2009
Mothers of Purl

Daily News, August 31, 2009f
Montefiore Medical Center Nurse Teaches Expectant Moms to Knit, Helps Them Pass Time

Pet Therapy Program, Palliative Care Service

USA Today Pet Guide, July 2012
The Pluses of Pet Therapy
Rose Guilbe, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care, therapy dog Spirit's owner, Linda Koebner, and a patient, are quoted about the positive emotional and physiological effects of pet therapy.

Westchester/Rockland Journal News, March 4, 2012
Man's Best Friend Brings Special Comfort to Seriously Ill Patients
Rose Guilbe, MD, medical director of inpatient palliative care, describes Montefiore's pet therapy program and the emotional and physical benefits that contact with animals provides for patients.

Bronx Times, January 21, 2012
Montefiore Starts Pet Therapy Program

News12 Bronx, December 23, 2011
Pet Therapy at Montefiore
Doris Brown, RN, Nurse Manager, Palliative Care, interviewed about the introduction of pet therapy to the Palliative Care Unit.

Strength through Laughter Program, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, June 6, 2012
Patients Find Comfort in Support Groups that Emphasize Humor
Gloria Nelson, LMSW, senior oncology social worker, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, describes how the Strength Through Laughter support group for adult cancer patients was formed, and how patients have responded, in an article about programs that use humor to help support people living with cancer afnd other serious illnesses.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, May 21, 2012
Mirth and Medicine: Hope or Hype?

Associated Press, November 27, 2008
For the Ailing, Laughter Can Be Good Medicine, November 28, 2008
“Strength Through Laughter” Therapy

Fox, November 28, 2008
Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

RedOrbit, November 29, 2008
‘Humor Therapy’ Offers Benefits for Cancer Patients
Laughter Part of Their Cancer Treatment

Patients – Children & Teenagers

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Fox News, February 14, 2014
Art Therapy Gaining Traction

Dan Summer, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, licensed creative arts therapist, Child Psychiatry, Wakefield, discusses how art therapy can help children process their emotions, stay focused and bond with peers. The national segment features a group therapy session for children with attention deficit disorder.

Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program, CHAM

New You Magazine, January 2014
Picture Perfect and Imperfect
Carla Schorr Rose, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, licensed creative arts therapist, Child Life Department, CHAM, describes how art therapy can be used as a form of communication, inspiration, healing and growth in this article about the history, utility and benefits of creative arts therapy.

News 12/Bronx, September 13, 2013
Bronx Teen Katherine Gil, Overcomes Cancer, Debuts Styles at New York Fashion Week Thanks to Make-A-Wish

Peter Cole, MD, attending physician, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, CHAM, discusses the fighting spirit of one of his patients who had an aggressive form of leukemia and is now in remission. Katherine Gil was recently selected as the 10,000th Make-A-Wish recipient and had her dream to be a fashion designer come true.

News 12/Bronx, March 28, 2013
Best of the Bronx: Songs of Love
Coverage of an event at CHAM where patients with chronic illnesses who have been receiving long-term care were the recipients of personalized songs from the Songs of Love Foundation. The songs were performed live for the children.

Bronx Times Reporter, March 6, 2013
International Clown Tour Stops by Montefiore
Coverage of two recent events at CHAM, the international clown tour and pediatric heart party.

Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2013
At Bronx Hospital, Clowns from Japan Cheer Children
Images from the East/West Clown Tour which made a stop at CHAM to entertain the children. The next stop on the tour is Malaysia.

Bronx Free Press, February 20, 2013
Bon Voyage! Day-Tripping to Paris at Montefiore
Meghan Kelly, M.S., C.C.L.S., director of the Child Life Program at CHAM, and Child Life Department staff are photographed in this story about a recent event at CHAM which brought Parisian entertainment and food to the inpatients. The event was hosted by two non-profit organizations, Bridge the Oceans and The Art of Elysium.

News 12 Bronx, March 29, 2012
Songs of Love
Report on program for CHAM patients, presented by Songs of Love, a volunteer organization that writes personalized songs for children with chronic conditions.

NY1, March 10, 2010
Cancer Patients' Siblings Express Themselves through Songs

WABC TV, March 18, 2009
Teddy Bear Clinic Eases Kids’ Concerns

Covered with Love Program, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Advance for Nurses, January 2006
Covered with Love

Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT) Program, CHAM, September 19, 2013
Yoga Benefits May Stretch Far Beyond Flexibility
Bess Abrahams, yoga therapist with the Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT), CHAM, describes how yoga helps young patients strengthen their muscles and alleviate their discomfort and anxiety, in an article about the physical and mental health benefits of yoga practice.

Mother Nature Network, October 4, 2012
Is Alternative Medicine Safe for Kids?

Karen Moody, MD, MS, Director, Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT), CHAM, discusses how alternative therapies like yoga and acupuncture, when combined with conventional treatments, can leave a positive impact on the quality of life and help alleviate symptoms in children with serious, life-threatening illnesses including cancer.

NY1 Noticias, March 29, 2012
Terapias Alternativas Ayudan A Muchos Niños Con Cáncer

Doris Eugenio, therapist with the Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT) at CHAM, discusses how yoga, aromatherapy and other elements of the IMPACT program help young patients with cancer and blood disorders cope with the emotional and physical effects of their illness and treatment. In addition, a 4-year-old oncology patient and her mother, talk about how the program has helped them since the child's diagnosis last year.

New York Daily News, March 13, 2012
Easing Their Pain: Alternative Therapies Help Sick Kids

Karen Moody, MD, Director, Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team, (IMPACT), CHAM, talks about the program which provides alternative therapies to help sick children., March 8, 2012
Severely Ill Kids at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Benefit from Former Villanova Hoop Star’s Charity 
Karen Moody, MD, Director of the Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT) at CHAM, received the latest in a series of donations for the program from Each One Counts, a private foundation that funds palliative care and integrative medicine programs for children. The presentation was made at Fordham University, where students collaborate with Each One Counts to raise funds.
ABC News, November 1, 2011
Physicians Prescribe Yoga for Patients, September 20, 2011
More Hospitals Turn to Alternative Therapies to Help Cancer Patients Cope with Treatments 
Karen Moody, MD, MS, Director, Integrative Medicine Palliative Care Team (IMPACT), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, quoted about IMPACT in an article about the growing number of hospitals using alternative therapies to help cancer patients.

CBS Early Show, September 19, 2011
Alternative Therapies Help Kids with Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease Deal with Pain and Anxiety
Karen Moody, MD, MS, Director of the Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care Team (IMPACT), Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, CHAM, described how alternative therapies including yoga and acupuncture are offered at CHAM to help seriously ill children manage their pain and anxiety. 

Daily News, December 10, 2008
Montefiore Class Gives Cancer Kids New Weapon


Nurses Healing Arts Programs

News 12-Bronx, May 9, 2014
Choir Performance for Nurses Week 
Elodia Mercier, RN, director of nursing, Moses, talks about the value of bringing nurses and associates to sing uplifting songs together. The choir performance at Moses was highlighted in this piece and choirs also performed at the Einstein and Wakefield campuses during Nurses Week.

Norwood News, June 13, 2013
The Dangerous, Funny, Thrilling, Sad, Uplifting Lives of Nurses

Ronit Fallek, director, Healing Arts Program, is quoted in an article about the storytelling performances by Montefiore nurses in conjunction with The Moth, a nonprofit group dedicated to the art of storytelling, during National Nurses Week.

Nursing Spectrum,, June 3, 2013
Nursing Tales Highlight Nurses Week at Montefiore

Coverage of storytelling performances by Montefiore nurses with a quote from Linda Zieman, R.N., M.M., director of nursing, CHAM., July 30, 2012
“Relaxation and Renewal”
Photo coverage of "Relaxation and Renewal" classes that were held during Nurses Week.

Nursing Spectrum, May 7, 2013
From Smells to Stories, Nurses Take Advantage of Wellness Programs
Article about wellness programs for nurses includes interviews with Ronit Fallek, M.P.A., director, Healing Arts Program, and two nurses who are participating in the storytelling workshops, Denise Reidy, R.N., CICU, and Roxanne O’ Brien, R.N., B.S.N., manager, Hospice and Palliative Care

Education and Publications

Caregiver Resource Guide, Caregiver Support Program

Norwood News, January 11, 2012
Updated Guide for Bronx Caregivers Now Available

Bronx Times Review, Riverdale Review.  July 15, 2010
New Bronx Resource Guide for Family Caregivers

Narrative Medicine and Pulse Magazine, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Health Beat, March 12, 2013
More Stories from “Pulse—Voices from the Heart of Medicine”

HealthDay News, June 1, 2012
Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap:
Narrative Medicine Aims to Improve Communication and Care
Paul Gross, MD, Department of Family and Social Medicine, discusses narrative medicine, where physicians and other clinicians engage patients in dialogue and storytelling to learn more about their lives, and how this practice can enhance patient care. Dr. Gross is founder and editor of Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine, a weekly online magazine that features original nonfiction stories and poems written by doctors, other health professionals and patients. Pulse submissions shed light on the emotionally wrenching and inspirational moments that define the practice of medicine.  

PR Newswire, July 21, 2011
Heartfelt Tales by Physicians and Patients Inspire a Unique Online National Magazine

Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2011
Informed Patient: Your Doctor is a Poet…And You Didn’t Know It

Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2011

Poetry, Painting to Earn an M.D.

The Washington Post, March 30, 2010
Voices from the Heart of Medicine: Pulse Magazine

Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2009
A Collection of Stories about Healthcare

Creating a Healing Hospital Environment

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Architecture and Design

Fast Company, April 30, 2002
Strategic Innovation: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

Architectural Record
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Rockwell Group
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

“GetWellNetwork” Inpatient Television Network, CHAM

PR Newswire, April 12, 2012
Optimum Lightpath and GetWellNetwork To Transform Patient Care Experience at The Children's Hospital At Montefiore

Executive Insight, February 11, 2011
Engaging Pediatric Patients through Technology

Healthcare IT News, May 6, 2010
New York Hospital Transforms TV into Care Tool

Silent Hospitals Help Healing (SHHH) Program, Division of Nursing

NurseZone, 2007
SHHH Campaign Quiets Unit and Decreases Stress

USA Today, April 16, 2006
SHHH: You've Entered A 'Silent' Hospital Zone

Healing Hospital Environment, Special Events

Bronx Free Press, September 21, 2011
The Market at Montefiore: Caring Beyond Hospital Walls
Paul Ammirato, Director of Engineering, described how the outdoor gardens and farmers market at Montefiore's Moses Division fit into the healing environment envisioned by President and CEO Steven M. Safyer, MD.

Bronx Times Reporter, July 12, 2011
Montefiore's First-Ever Art Expo Showcases 10 Local Artists
An outdoor art expo held June 29 in the west garden at Montefiore's Moses Division featured original paintings and photography by local artists, including Montefiore associates John Calabro and Carl Leach. The show was organized by Paul Ammirato, Director of Engineering.  

Other Media and Press

Norwood News, November 27, 2013
Obesity Fights Bring New Garden

The Norwood News features an article about a new community garden built by volunteers, associates and program members from Montefiore. The garden has recently been used to teach healthy food choices to local kids with the goal of reducing obesity, diabetes and other health risks., August 23, 2011
Music Has Power Awards to be Held
Steven Sparr, MD, Stern Stroke Center, Neurology, to be honored for his research in using music to treat stroke victims.