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July 30, 2018

NEW PARTNERSHIP BRINGS STATE-OF-THE-ART REHAB TO CHINA

Montefiore is expanding its global commitment to healthcare with a new partnership to serve patients in China in need of cardiopulmonary, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation as well as pain management. Working with LIH Healthcare, an investment and management group in southwest China, Montefiore will bring training in specialty services and professional development to two rehabilitation centers. The agreement expands access to advanced rehabilitation therapies by providing training, distance consulting and cooperating in research at Anzhen Hospital in the nation’s capital of Beijing, and the new 109-bed SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province.

Matthew Bartels, MD, with Zhou Yujie, MD, Vice President, Capital Medical

Matthew Bartels, MD, MPH, with Zhou Yujie, MD, Vice President, Capital Medical University Affiliated Beijing Anzhen Hospital.

"MONTEFIORE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ACCESS TO STATE-OFTHE- ART REHABILITATION CARE TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS NOT ONLY HERE IN THE BRONX, BUT AROUND THE WORLD." — Dr. Matthew Bartels

Led by Matthew Bartels, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Montefiore and Einstein, Montefiore’s Department of Rehabilitation and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will provide inpatient and outpatient consultation for rehabilitation cases, as well as training for clinicians and administrators. Montefiore experts will also facilitate two studies of outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation after surgery or revascularization. The alliance allows LIH Healthcare to address China’s growing need for top-level rehabilitation services as they collaborate with Montefiore to shape the future of China’s rehabilitation services for children and adults. Underscoring this new relationship, Dr. Bartels will be the keynote speaker at the Chinese Rehabilitation Association conference in September 2018.

JOIN THE FOOD AND FARM WALKING TOUR WITH BRONX GREEN-UP

JOIN THE FOOD AND FARM WALKING TOUR

Montefiore is proud to be a long-standing sponsor of Bronx Green-Up, the community gardening outreach program of the New York Botanical Garden that provides horticultural advice, technical assistance, and training to community gardeners, school groups, and other organizations interested in improving and greening urban neighborhoods. The season’s final community garden tour will showcase three longstanding gardens in the Highbridge neighborhood in the South Bronx: La Isla Community Garden, Taqwa Community Farm, and the Bronx Target Garden. The event includes a workshop that tells the story of these gardens from as early as the 1970s, and how people of the Bronx use the land to heal themselves. The $20 admission fee includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom, and all proceeds go to participating community gardens and farms.

Bronx Green-Up South Bronx Tour
Saturday, October 27 | 10:00 AM–2:30 PM

Reservations required: Fill out form at nybg.org/farmtours18 or call 718-817-8026.

All the details are here: https://www.nybg.org/gardens/bronx-green-up/events/

20TH ANNUAL CHAM GOLF TOURNAMENT BREAKS RECORD

20TH ANNUAL CHAM GOLF TOURNAMENT

With more than 350 participating golfers, Montefiore Einstein's 20th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York, was a spectacular success. Participants raised over $1 million for Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) to support programming, research and services—making this our most successful golf event ever. CHAM's commitment to caring for every child, every time, regardless of ability to pay is a hallmark we champion with pride, and we are evergrateful for this help to fulfill our mission. The dedication of all involved allows us to deliver a seamless continuum of world-class care.


NEWS

DR. SAFYER TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE

Steven M. Safyer, MD

Steven M. Safyer, MD

Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, recently testified before a Senate committee in the second of a series of hearings on reducing healthcare costs. In this hearing, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions focused on eliminating unnecessary spending and improving quality and value for patients. Dr. Safyer spoke about Montefiore's experience in the Pioneer ACO program and the importance of finding a new payment structure for hospitals whose payer mix includes a high proportion of Medicaid, Medicare and low-income patients. Takeways from the hearing are available online in Becker's and Modern Healthcare.


BIOETHICS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM—
ENROLLMENT IS OPEN

The Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics is currently enrolling students in our popular yearlong bioethics certificate program. It is open to people from all areas of the health system, including nurses, doctors, social workers, lawyers, hospital chaplains and others. Requirements are a college degree and demonstrated interest in bioethics.

To Apply: Go to www.einstein.yu.edu/education/bioethics/applying/ to find the application.

Dates: Course meets Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Cardozo Law in Greenwich Village throughout the school year, beginning August 29 through April.

Applications are rolling and the course is filling up.

Fees: $5,000 for Montefiore Associates; $6,000 for outside applicants.

Questions? Email bioethics@montefiore.org.


GET READY ON AUGUST 5 WHEN EPIC BEAKER GOES LIVE

GET READY ON AUGUST 5

More than 10,000 clinical associates and 700-plus pathology lab associates are in high-gear preparation for Epic Beaker go-live on August 5. An advanced laboratory system, Epic Beaker provides a single workflow database, integrating information from patient histories, departmental processes and lab orders to ensure uniformity in lab records. Montefiore's Department of Pathology performs more than 10 million tests each year, and now one integrated platform for clinical care specimen collection workflows will eliminate the need for associates to toggle between multiple systems, and improve efficiency and patient care.

Visit the Epic@Montefiore intranet to learn more about Epic Beaker. 

CLINICAL RESEARCH

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)—Clinical Trial

Do you, or does someone you know, have impulsive or anger-based aggressive outbursts?

Are these outbursts hard to manage, disruptive, and do they negatively affect the quality of life of the individual and those around him/her?

The autism and obsessive-compulsive spectrum program at Montefiore is conducting a study to test whether an investigational medication is a safe and effective treatment for adults with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Please call 718-920-2910 or email vnezgovo@montefiore.org to learn more.

Director: Eric Hollander, MD

EVENTS

38TH ANNUAL PEDIATRIC STAFF ALUMNI AND NETWORK PHYSICIAN DAY

Sarah Norris, MD, MEd, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Norris, MD, MEd, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Mark your calendars and join us for this pivotal Children's Hospital at Montefiore annual event designed to encourage collaboration, understanding, insight and sharing of best practices.

SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Contact Cayra Rosario, Event Coordinator, at 718-405-8093 or via email at CAROSARI@montefiore.org with any questions.


ASSOCIATE WELLNESS TASTING TABLE AT MONTEFIORE

Visit Associate Wellness at Montefiore's Farmers' Markets to participate in an interactive activity, test out a seasonal recipe and chat with a registered dietician.

Thursday, August 2 | 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Moses Campus, East Garden


HELPING HANDS STEP-A-THON

Helping Hands

Come one, come all, to our 2018 Step-A-Thon! Join in our carnival-style afternoon. You can take part in healthy walking, sample great food and be entertained! Don't forget to enter our raffle for great prizes. The Helping Hands Program at Montefiore is a resource network helping patients and their families navigate the transplant process. You can pick up sponsorship forms in the Transplant Clinic, Rosenthal, 2nd Floor.

August 16 | 11:00 AM (Rain date August 30)
East Garden, Moses Campus

See you there!