"IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO LEAD MONTEFIORE MEDICINE, AN ORGANIZATION WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE—TO HEAL, TO TEACH, TO DISCOVER AND TO ADVANCE THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE." — Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine
On November 15, following his unanimous appointment by the Montefiore Medicine Board of Trustees, Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, began his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization for Montefiore Health System (MHS) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As CEO, Dr. Ozuah will lead Montefiore Medicine's next phase of growth and evolution as a global healthcare leader, renowned for its leading medical school, groundbreaking research and technology, and highly specialized, coordinated care of diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.
"We were struck by Dr. Ozuah's impressive record of success at every level at Montefiore-Einstein, by his intellect and warmth as a physician, his strength as a leader and manager, his accomplishments as a researcher, his reputation as an educator, and his deep commitment to Montefiore's mission to provide high-quality healthcare to all who need it," said Dan Tishman, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine. "We are confident he is the right choice for our future."
Dr. Ozuah most recently served as President of Montefiore Health System, and before that as Physician-in-Chief of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Over his entire career, Dr. Ozuah has worked to expand access for underserved communities, quadruple NIH research funding, foster innovations in medical education, recruit and cultivate outstanding talent, advance programs of excellence, and improve financial and operational performance by integrating care across a rapidly growing and evolving Montefiore system that sees over six million patient interactions a year.
"It is a privilege to lead Montefiore Medicine, an organization with a clear purpose—to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve," said Dr. Ozuah. "Ever since first joining Montefiore in 1989, I've been inspired by our institution's commitment to excellence. We are an
organization of exceptionally talented and compassionate people. Working closely with the Board, I look forward to continuing to expand inclusive access to state-of-the-art care and to furthering Montefiore's role as a global leader in healthcare and biomedical research."
Go to www.montefiore.org/a-message-from-philip-o-ozuah-md-phd to view Dr. Ozuah's message to the Montefiore and Einstein community.
Montefiore nurses shared the results of their research at the 9th Annual Nursing Research Symposium on October 18. Led by the Nursing Research Symposium planning committee, the event showcased a range of nurse-led research, quality improvement initiatives and insights with other healthcare professionals from the region. This year's theme was Inspire, Innovate and Influence.
From left, Brenda Pinder, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Laura Holihan, MSN, RN, CPEN, NE-BC; Joan O’Brien, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Linda Berger-Spivack, MS, RN; Veronica D. Feeg; Maureen Scanlan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Elodia Mercier, MS, BSN, RN-BC; Alison Vail, MSN, RN.
The keynote address by Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Gitenstein Professor at Molloy College, recounted her journey and research in pediatric nursing, inspired by the concepts of patient-centered care, patient engagement, shared decision making and family-centered care.
There were 12 podium presentations, including Exploring Self-Care Practices Among Nurses Working in Telemetry, Maternal Positioning During Feeding to Eliminate Infant Slips, and Increasing Engagement to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Standardized Infection Ratio. "The symposium has become a critical venue for sharing important nurse-inspired initiatives and for promoting an understanding of evidence-based research," says Mary Ellen Lindros, RN, EdD, Director, Professional Practice/Nursing Quality Officer, Montefiore.
The theme of the event was highlighted in a collaborative art project featuring the inspirational thoughts of nurses from across the health system.
Montefiore is celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2 to December 5, by hosting events throughout the Medical Center with opportunities to get vaccinated and experience interactive wellness booths. These fun and informative events will include giveaways sponsored by To Your Health! Associate Wellness. Influenza protection is especially important during the holidays when so many people spend time together. So don’t delay; protect yourself, your loved ones and your patients. The goal is to have over 90 percent of Montefiore associates vaccinated this year. Help us reach our goal and spread joy, not the flu, this holiday season and beyond!
INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK EVENTS*
Monday, December 2 | 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, December 4 | 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Thursday, December 5 | 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Moses Grand Hall
Please note the MY SHOT COUNTS campaign continues throughout flu season. Visit the Flu HQ page on the intranet for more information.
*Open to Montefiore associates only.
From left, Justine Huffaker, MSN, RN, FNP, NAE-BC, Clinical Director, Nursing, Moses; Gwen Anderson, MSN, RN, SCRN, NE-BC, Administrative Nurse Manager.
Montefiore nurses at Moses, Wakefield and Einstein Campuses are participating in the DAISY Awards, an international recognition program to honor nurses who have shown clinical excellence and extraordinary compassion to their patients. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of ITP, an autoimmune disease. The Barnes Family was deeply touched by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation to honor nurses everywhere. Patients, families and Montefiore associates can fill out a form online or at each unit to describe why they are nominating a nurse.
The kickoff event was November 4 at the Moses Campus. A DAISY Award recipient (a nurse or team) at each of the participating campuses will be announced every three months.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through Montefiore’s relationship with Bank of America® N.A., Member FDIC, employees will soon be offered new banking benefits. Employees with a Montefiore payroll direct deposit to a personal Bank of America checking or savings account will get a special bundle of no-fee banking services, including:
Open a personal Bank of America checking or savings account today and have your Montefiore payroll direct deposited into that account. You will start to receive benefits on that account 30 to 60 days following the identification of your Montefiore payroll direct deposit into your account.
Look for these great new perks coming soon!
Judy Gallagher, Customer Service Liaison, Patient Access Center, 2019 Wellness Liaison Unsung Hero
To Your Health! Associate Wellness recently hosted the first annual Wellness Liaison Appreciation Event to honor associates who volunteer to help build a culture of well-being in their Montefiore departments. The To Your Health! Wellness Liaison program has more than 90 active associates involved at the Moses, Einstein and Wakefield Campuses, all Montefiore Medical Group locations and multiple clinical campus locations. In addition to sharing wellness information, liaisons have started walking groups, hosted meditation sessions and facilitated healthy eating activities.
To learn more, visit: www.montefiore.org/to-your-health
If you are Ashkenazi Jewish and between the ages of 20 and 40, researchers at Einstein are seeking blood samples for their LifeLong Study, testing the molecular and cell changes that occur in normal aging.
More information can be found here: www.einstein.yu.edu/r/lifelong-study
Interested in participating? If you can be available for a one-time, 30-minute visit on the Montefiore or Einstein Campus, please call 718-839-7986 or email LifeLongStudy@einstein.yu.edu
It takes more than a turkey to make Thanksgiving dinner! The J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), is donating turkeys, and asks that you help with canned goods and/or gift cards for holiday food baskets to be distributed to families in need.
Drop off your donation by November 26
between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM
3314 Steuben Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467
For more information, call 718-920-5833 or email Lynn Hamberg at email@example.com
Join the Department of Orthopedic Surgery for a one-day event geared toward all pediatric providers who encounter orthopedic-related issues in their practice. Hear case-based presentations, work in small group breakout sessions and earn CME credit. Presented by Einstein and Montefiore.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tishman Learning Center
111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467
Register at http://bit.ly/pediatric-providers-ortho-course
You're invited to Montefiore's Holiday Party
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.