Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care at Montefiore Medical Park
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) will open the new Breast Center at the Hutchinson Campus in 2019. A recognized center of excellence, MECCC is taking this major step to bring together all the resources to meet the breast care needs of every patient in a single location—from screening mammography to diagnostic imaging, pathology, treatment options and follow up care. The Breast Center will continue the patient-centered multidisciplinary approach to care, with teams including social workers, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, patient navigators and more, delivering care designed to maximize treatment options while optimizing the quality of life for each patient.
"WITH THE OPENING OF THE BREAST CENTER AT THE HUTCHINSON CAMPUS IN 2019, THE FUTURE POINTS TO THE REALIZATION OF SCIENCE AND INDIVIDUALIZED CARE WITH THE PATIENT AT THE CENTER." —Sheldon Feldman, MD
The new Breast Center is in keeping with what Sheldon Feldman, MD, Chief, Breast Surgery and Breast Surgery Oncology, and Director, Breast Cancer Services, describes with pride as the Cancer Center's philosophy of treating the whole patient, always seeking innovative ways to make treatment easier and more accessible. The planning for the new facility includes extensive research and input from former patients.
Montefiore's Center for Cancer Care is a nationally recognized leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Advanced imaging combines technologies to produce state-of-the-art breast imaging that results in precise diagnosis and treatment, and groundbreaking research such as the TAILORx trial led by Joseph Sparano, MD, Associate Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and Associate Chairman, Oncology, is redefining treatment for thousands of patients. To learn more, visit the Center for Cancer Care.
Designed to be the most comprehensive diabetes center in our service area, the new Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism is now open. The Institute is located on the Einstein Campus at 1180 Morris Park Avenue and led by Jill Crandall, MD, Chief, Endocrinology, and Director, Fleisher Institute. The mission of the Fleischer Institute is to be a hub for discovery, where cutting-edge basic, clinical and translational research results in novel therapies as well as innovative programs to serve patients with diabetes and metabolic disorders. "The idea is to create an overarching institute that will encompass existing efforts at Montefiore in the field of diabetes, and bring our many specialists together in one location," says Dr. Crandall. The Institute honors the memory of Dr. Norman Fleischer, a pioneering and innovative endocrinology researcher who built the robust research and clinical programs at Montefiore.
Pictured: Steven Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine; Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System; Gordon Tomaselli, MD, Dean, Einstein, EVP and Chief Academic Officer, Montefiore Medicine; Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair, Medicine; Jill Crandall, MD; David Bloomgarden, MD; and the Fleischer Family.
Montefiore joins the national observance of Diabetes Awareness Month in November with more than 40 events across multiple campuses. Supporting the American Diabetes Association's annual effort to call attention to this disease, there will be a Grand Kickoff event on Friday, November 2, at the Moses Campus—an active afternoon filled with tables of information, free screenings, takeaways and a dance demonstration by Mind-Builders. You can learn to make the Bronx Salad and other healthy recipes, take the challenge to "rethink your drink," and preview healthier eating-out options, brought to you by the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District.
Visit http://www.montefiore.org/diabetes-month-events to learn more about events close to you.
From left to right: Shiyon Mathew, MA, RN-BC; Mary Ellen Lindros, EdD, RN; Mintie Indar- Maraj, EdDc, RN-BC; Justine Huffaker, MSN, RN, FNP; Maureen Scanlan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN; Linda Berger-Spivak, MSN, RN; Veronica Thompson, EdD, RN-BC, MS, FNP
A team of Montefiore frontline nurses coordinated and led the 8th Annual Nursing Research Symposium, showcasing an innovative range of clinical research and quality improvement initiatives. The October 5 event provided the opportunity for Montefiore nurses to share their processes and findings with peers and nursing leadership at Montefiore, along with nurses from around the region. This year's theme was Inspire, Innovate & Motivate, reflecting the theme of 2018's National Nurse's Week.
Keynote speaker Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, of Press Ganey and former nurse at Montefiore, delivered a speech on the work environment, the well-being of frontline nurses and how that can impact patient outcomes. There were 12 podium presentations and 28 posters on display, covering such topics as infant pain management during circumcision, hand-washing compliance, population health, sickle cell disease and the benefits of hourly and purposeful rounding to improve patient satisfaction.
"The sessions stimulated important discussion, collaboration, and networking opportunities for future projects," says Mary Ellen Lindros, EdD, RN, Director of Professional Practice/Nursing Quality Officer, Montefiore.
Vijay Agarwal, MD
Co-Director of the Skull Base Center, Neurosurgery
Yorg Al-Azzi, MD
Attending Physician, Transplant Nephrology
Tamar Baer, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Jill Connors, MD
Attending Physician, Neonatology
Kim Derespina, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Marnina Gottesman, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Shubhi Kaushik, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Staceyann Smith, MD
Attending Physician, Academic General Pediatrics
Clara Tow, MD
Attending Physician, Transplant Hepatology
In caring for the communities we serve, this is a good time to remind all associates that the Office of Community and Population Health is spearheading the Domestic Violence Workgroup, an interdepartmental team working to develop a systemwide effort to inform patients and associates about available domestic violence prevention and support resources. Montefiore's Social Work Department is an excellent resource for patients experiencing domestic violence. Programs such as Supporting Healthy Relationships and the Nurse Family partnership, which makes home visits to new mothers, also provide support and referrals for their participants. Associates interested in joining the Domestic Violence Workgroup, please contact email@example.com.
If you or someone you know is feeling unsafe, help is always available at the 24-hour hotline to Safe Horizons, our community partner. Safe Horizons provides a range of services, including referrals, education and support for victims of abuse.
For help with abuse at any time dial 800-621-HOPE (4673); help is available in English and other languages.
Researchers at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine are conducting a study to learn about differences in the genital tract in women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (BV) before and after treatment. Women with BV have an increased risk of acquiring HIV. The ultimate goal of this research is to better understand the effects of BV on the female genital tract, so that methods can be developed to reduce transmission of HIV.
To take part you must:
Reimbursement for time and travel provided.
Call Jenny at 718-430-3253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
October 29, 2018 | 9:00 AM – Noon
Cafeteria, Montefiore Hospital, Moses Campus
Montefiore Comprehensive Stroke Center is holding an awareness event for World Stroke Day.
During the event, the following will be offered: