Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has earned a coveted place on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's best children's hospitals for the 11th year in a row. CHAM also maintains its leadership position in the New York State region, ranking #3 overall. CHAM maintains its long-standing #1 ranking in the region for Nephrology; #2 in the region for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, and Neurology & Neurosurgery; and #3 in the region for Pediatric Cancer.
"WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR EXCELLENCE IN SPECIALTIES SUCH AS NEONATOLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, AND WITH CHAM RANKING NATIONALLY IN FIVE OUT OF SIX SURGICAL SPECIALTIES, WE'RE ESPECIALLY PROUD OF OUR LEADERSHIP IN THIS AREA." —Daphne T. Hsu, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM
This year, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery advanced to the top 20 in the nation, demonstrating consistent strength, reflecting the division's collaboration between medical doctors and surgeons, as well as their cross-disciplinary, team-based care. CHAM ranks nationally in five out of six surgical specialties. Once again, Neurology & Neurosurgery make the list of CHAM's seven nationally ranked specialties, advancing to #26 in the nation. Neonatology, Nephrology, Orthopedics and Urology continue to place in the top 50. CHAM's national leadership results from exceptional team-based, family-centered care and the excellent outcomes achieved for our patients.
Discover how we're doing more for children at www.cham.org.
Montefiore associates marched in NYC Pride for the third year in a row.We were honored to be marching as a designated 2018 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.
"HAVING THE NATION'S FIRST CAREGIVER CENTER IN A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL POSITIONS BURKE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OUR PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY." —Jeffrey Menkes, President & CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
The nation's first caregiver center based in a rehabilitation hospital has opened at Burke Rehabilitation Center. It is Montefiore's fifth such facility and follows the successful model that provides a private, soothing and supportive environment for family and friends of patients.
From left to right: Jeffrey Menkes, President and CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System; Moses Osafo, Burke employee of 19 years who inspired the Marsals to help with the caregiver center; Steven Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine; Bryan and Kathleen Marsal; John McCarthy, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees; and Westchester County Executive George Latimer at the ribbon cutting.
The Marsal Caregiver Center, led by director Carla Assenza, LCSW, is staffed by social work professionals and specially trained volunteers who help family members adjust to the often intense physical, mental and emotional responsibilities of caring for a loved one. The average Burke patient stays for 18 days, some two weeks longer than the usual hospital stay. This additional time requires a greater commitment from caregivers, but also offers the opportunity for the Center staff to provide support and assistance.
"A caregiver center would have been a lifeline to me when I was feeling like my life was disappearing," says volunteer Lynn Rozen, whose husband stayed at Burke while being treated for Parkinson's disease.
From left to right: Abdallah Muhammad, Montefiore HPOG Program; Nancy Mejias, WIC program; Nola Hillman, Montefiore HPOG Program; and Jason Caraballo, Montefiore’s Office of Government & Community Relations at the Bronx Week Health Pavilion.
Proudly serving as the silver sponsor of the 2018 Bronx Week in May, Montefiore had a major role in many of the event's activities. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kicked off the week by announcing this year's inductees to the Bronx Walk of Fame: actor Maggie Siff, legendary hip-hop artist Slick Rick and the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke. Montefiore organized the B'N Fit Power Walk to Wellness, a two mile course that included a host of health activities at the finish line along with guest appearances by actor Malik Yoba and Borough President Diaz. The festivities were capped off with the annual Bronx Week Parade, which ended at the Health Pavilion, where Montefiore was well represented.
For several months, Montefiore's Pathology department and IT division have been in close collaboration preparing for the implementation of Epic's laboratory information systems module, Beaker. The August 5 transition to Epic Beaker will allow for more seamless integration between pathology labs and the Epic@Montefiore system. It also provides pathology lab users with better access to patient clinical history, assists with the release of lab results, and gives providers and nurses easier access to sophisticated specimen collection workflows.
To provide an easy way to prepare for the Epic Beaker go-live, role-based training has been implemented via the Talent Management System. In addition, AP pathologists will train their peers as part of the Specialists Training Specialists program, which is a new aspect of training offered by Epic. Visit Epic@Montefiore on the intranet beginning July 9 to learn more about Epic Beaker.
Supporting Healthy Relationships (SHR) is partnering with The Motherhood Center (TMC) to offer workshops tailored to meet the unique needs of new mothers and their partners. The workshops will be offered at TMC's Manhattan facility. SHR is also beginning to recruit participants for a new LGBTQ group slated to start in the fall. For more information on the motherhood classes, go to themotherhoodcenter.com, and to sign up for ongoing workshops and the new LGBTQ workshops, go to www.montefiore.org/shr.
Steven M. Safyer, MD
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. The magazine recognizes physicians working in all sectors of the healthcare industry who are steering their organizations and the healthcare delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. These physicians stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities. Profiles of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders were published in the June 18, 2018, issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.
Associates who complete the annual To Your Health! Wellness Portal Health Assessment Questionnaire and Workshop earn a $30 reward!
To receive your reward, log in/create your Wellness Portal account at toyourhealth.montefiore.org. Next, complete Steps 1 and 2 on the home page, and once these steps are complete, the reward will appear in an upcoming paycheck.
For more information or assistance, contact Customer Support at 888-252-8150 or email ToYourHealth@montefiore.org.
Montefiore is a leader in advanced wound care, with specialized services available at three locations: Nyack Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Program, the Beale Wound Treatment & Hyperbaric Center at Montefiore Mount Vernon, and the Hyperbaric Program at Wakefield Hospital. At the three centers, patients receive a level of wound care not typically available from their primary care physicians, including a variety of clinical treatments, such as noninvasive vascular assessment, specialized wound dressings, debridement, compression therapy, prescription growth factors, bioengineered skin grafting and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Raising awareness of wounds helps patients recognize chronic wounds that are not healing properly, as is the case for an estimated 6.7 million people. Older individuals, those with diabetes, and patients receiving radiation treatment or recovering from surgery are at increased risk.
A Montefiore patient receiving hyperbaric oxygen treatment
"A lot of our patients come to us much further down the road with wounds that would have been more easily treated if they had sought treatment earlier," says Russell Newman, Program Director, the Beale Wound Treatment & Hyperbaric Center.
With summer here, people tend to wear more open-toed shoes and are at greater risk of injuries. Patients should inspect their feet for open wounds and seek treatment if a sore or ulcer doesn't completely heal within 30 days.
Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center are conducting a study in women with breast fibroadenomas which require treatment. Fibroadenomas are benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors (lumps). This research will study an experimental device (Echopulse System) which provides high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of soft tissue. This treatment is an alternative to open surgical removal of fibroadenomas.
To take part you must:
You may not participate in this study if you:
Reimbursement or compensation for participating will not be provided.
Call Magdalena Mamczur-Madry at 718-920-3576 or email email@example.com to learn more.
All oncology patients and their families are invited to the Montefiore Oncology Resource Fair to learn more about resources for cancer patients. Representatives from our social work department, community support services, cancer screening services and general support agencies will be available to speak to patients and families. For more information, call Elizabeth Salgado at 718-405-8178.
Wednesday, July 11 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Montefiore Moses Campus, Grand Hall, 111 East 210th Street