Ever since President Lyndon Johnson's declaration in 1964, February has been American Heart Month. This year's theme is Love Your Heart, and Montefiore is doing more by offering a wide range of programs aimed at preventing and treating heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care will offer screenings to check blood pressure, along with healthy eating demonstrations and workshops, exercise classes and relaxation-themed activities, prizes and giveaways.
“At the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, we are committed to providing the most advanced medical and surgical treatments, as well as informative events and initiatives, to improve the health of our patients. All our healthcare providers deliver care with compassion while respecting the cultural, social, economic and educational background of our patients,” says Mario Garcia, MD, FACC, Chief, Cardiology and Co-Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care.
HEART MONTH EVENTS
WALK WITH A DOC
Thursday, February 2 | 11:00 AM
Main Lobby, 210th Street Entrance, Moses Campus
111 East 210th Street
Friday, February 3 | 11:00 AM
Main Lobby, Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus
1825 Eastchester Road
Wednesday, February 8 | 11:00 AM
Lobby, Montefiore Hospital, Wakefield Campus
600 East 233rd Street
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
Friday, February 3 | 10:00 AM
Lobby, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Moses Campus 1825 Bainbridge Avenue
HEART AND SOUL: A VALENTINE’S-THEMED RELAXATION STATION
Wednesday, February 8 | Noon–2:00 PM
Grand Hall, Montefiore Hospital, Moses Campus
To see the full schedule of Heart Month events, please visit the Intranet. Be sure to follow all of Montefiore’s Heart Month initiatives on social media with the hashtag #LoveYourHeart
"OUR TEAM IS COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING RESEARCH STUDIES THAT WILL LEAD TO NEW TREATMENT STRATEGIES THAT WILL IMPROVE OUR PATIENTS’ CLINICAL OUTCOMES."
—Mario Garcia, MD, FACC
While heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in the USA for both men and women, loving your heart can reduce risks and improve outcomes. Beyond prevention, Montefiore is committed to innovation through extensive clinical research. Our constantly expanding care options range from Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVRs) to Mechanical Assistance Devices.
Sanjeev Gupta, MD, MBBS, Attending Physician, Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Montefiore, and Professor, Medicine and Pathology, Einstein, hosts physicians and scientists from around the world in his laboratory at Einstein’s Marion Bessin Liver Research Center. They come for advanced training in the essentials of liver research, including cell and molecular biology techniques. “The idea was to help countries that were somewhat behind in developing modern research capabilities, especially those related to translational research,” says Dr. Gupta, who serves as the Eleazar and Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine at Einstein. Dr. Gupta’s lab sees a steady stream of applications from young physicians and scientists from countries such as India, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Egypt, as well as from Iraq, Syria and Iran.
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized the Department of Surgery at Montefiore as one of 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals to achieve the College's distinction of meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care nationwide. This distinction was achieved based on outstanding quality scores related to patient management in eight clinical areas including: mortality, unplanned intubation, use of a ventilator for more than 48 hours, renal failure, cardiac incidents, respiratory, surgical site infections and incidence of urinary tract infections.
"Our rigorous attention to detail and supremely talented surgeons continue to deliver excellent patient care," said Robert E. Michler, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Samuel I. Belkin Endowed Chair, Montefiore.
Einstein's Intellectual and Development Disabilities Research Center received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its research in intellectual and developmental disabilities. It will also facilitate joint research opportunities with clinicians at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.
Dana Lukin, MD, PhD, Director, Einstein-Montefiore Program for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Assistant Professor, Medicine (Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases) and Tatiana Teslova, MD,
Resident, Internal Medicine, were featured on Healio.com for their research that found patients with diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) had significantly worse outcomes across several variables, compared with IBD patients who did not have diabetes. Using a large institutional database, they performed a retrospective study of patients treated at Montefiore Medical Center between 2004 and 2014.
Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, MD, Director, Musculoskeletal Intervention, and Assistant Professor, Radiology, and Meir
Scheinfeld, MD, PhD, Director, Emergency Radiology, and Associate Professor, Radiology, and E. Stephen Amis, Jr., MD, FACR, Professor, Radiology and Chairman, Radiology, recently published an article in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology wherein they provide a blueprint of how to successfully achieve structured reporting using a
collaborative multistep approach. They describe their two-year implementation process, compromises made and top ten lessons learned while overhauling traditional freestyle reporting practices and phasing in structured reporting for cross-sectional imaging reports.
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When we think about the work we do and how we learned to do it, we recall those who extended a helping hand. Montefiore is seeking associates to serve as mentors to 11th grade students attending our partner school, Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (HERO High) in the Bronx. Associates interested in fostering caring relationships with teens, building toward personal and professional development, will be supported throughout the program with orientation, training and ongoing engagement with staff at the school and hospital.
Put out your helping hand and make a big difference in a student's life!
Contact Dana Politis today at email@example.com or 718-920-6212 to sign up or for more information.
Every class feels like a party! No dance experience necessary, just a willingness to move your body and have some fun.
Wednesday, February 1, 8 & 22 | 5:10 PM
Grand Hall, Moses Campus
Monday, February 13 | 5:10 PM
Tishman Learning Center 4 & 5
Tuesday, February 7
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Food Pavilion, Moses Campus, partitioned off area of cafeteria
If you think you’re outside the ‘low zone’ for BMI, A1c, Cholesterol or Blood Pressure join us for a FREE screening! Results are provided on-site, and you could be eligible for our new Associate Wellness program that rewards you with $100 for health improvements!
Friday, February 3
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
TLC Room 5
Register online HERE.