"The mammogram continues to be the gold standard of screening for lifesaving early detection, and mammography is evolving with new technologies enhancing both comfort and precision. Today, 3D mammography finds more cancers and delivers more accurate results, meaning fewer recalls for additional tests," says Sheldon Feldman, MD, Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology and Director of Breast Cancer Services at Montefiore. On the horizon is contrast-enhanced spectral mammography, which reveals abnormalities even more clearly. Genetic and molecular testing to identify the specific type(s) of cancer present or likely to develop continues to evolve as well. Risk-adapted screening can now tailor recommendations for women at high risk, who need screening that goes beyond the basic mammogram, and women at low risk, who can have mammograms less frequently with good results. Each woman can decide with her doctor when and how often to be screened for breast cancer.
"TODAY, 3D MAMMOGRAPHY FINDS MORE CANCERS AND DELIVERS MORE ACCURATE RESULTS." — Dr. Sheldon Feldman
The Breast Cancer Program at the NCIdesignated Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care meets the exacting standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, signifying the highest quality comprehensive care. Our research breakthroughs continue to lead game-changing cancer treatment practices, such as the landmark TAILORx study led by Montefiore's Dr. Joseph Sparano, which established that up to 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer can forgo chemotherapy. With our new Breast Center due to open in 2020, Montefiore continues to lead with lifesaving screening, precise diagnosis and groundbreaking treatments taking breast cancer care to a new level, in a beautiful environment.
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Dr. Steven M. Safyer
City & State New York named Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, to this year's Bronx Power 100 list. Dr. Safyer was honored for his four decades of leadership at Montefiore, one of the borough's largest employers and healthcare providers, and his social justice work in HIV reform at Rikers Island. The evening gala in Riverdale included a keynote by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who once said, "When Safyer speaks, people listen."
Montefiore proudly joins with the American Diabetes Association to recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month. Raising awareness of this chronic disease will support prevention and better disease management. Our theme this year, Ways to Better Days, highlights how those diagnosed manage everyday decisions that affect the disease. From financial decisions to physical activities, recipe changes and portion control of a favorite dish, Montefiore turns its attention to becoming a partner to those on a diabetes healthcare journey.
Montefiore is one of the leading providers of diabetes management and prevention and is passionate about supporting members of our community.
Join the Diabetes Month Grand Kickoff—an afternoon of activities and opportunities to get the latest on managing and preventing diabetes, including screenings and risk assessments for associates and community members. Stop by the Health Fair, attend one of the panel discussions and more.
November 6 | 1:15 – 6:00 PM | 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467
The day begins with an informative panel discussion. You can ask questions regarding diabetes management and prevention, and receive answers from an endocrinologist, obesity specialist, psychologist and a nutritionist.
1:15 – 2:15 PM | Cherkasky Auditorium | Ask Your Diabetes Provider panel
For more information about diabetes and to see our full schedule of events and locations for American Diabetes Month, visit www.montefiore.org/diabetes-month
Dr. Joyce Lowinson
Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine leaders shared research and new strategies at their conference, "On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic." The conference highlighted Einstein and Montefiore's leadership in the field of opioid use disorder, from basic and clinical research to progressive community care and outreach services.
Montefiore and Einstein brought together addiction experts, clinical leaders, community advocates, city and state officials, and policymakers. It also marked the 50th anniversary of Montefiore and Einstein's Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA), and honored Joyce Lowinson, MD, the widely published and pioneering founding director of DoSA.
Montefiore's innovative models of comprehensive integrated care and harm reduction were presented, along with emerging strategies for prevention of opioid use disorder and Einstein's neurobiology of addiction research. Montefiore and Einstein speakers were joined by invited guests including Michael Botticelli, former director of the White House National Office of Drug Control Policy; Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD, Rockefeller University; Hillary Kunins, MD, MPH, MS, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH, New York University. Clinical and research presentations were complemented by patient narratives, artwork and panel discussions.
"We have made tremendous progress in understanding that addiction is a brain disease and that the best way to reach people in danger is at the community level, through programs like these," said Steven M. Safyer, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine.
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!
Elizabeth "Beth" Martinez, BSN, RN, CHAM 6, is CHAM's first DAISY Award recipient. The DAISY Award recognizes extraordinary nurses nominated by patients and associates. Pictured are Beth Martinez and fellow CHAM nurses.
Melissa Wasserstein, MD, pediatric geneticist, has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to lead a pilot study screening newborns for 13 disorders not currently on the standard screening panel.
Can you be healthier just by changing your mealtimes?
Help us find out and get free food.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Limiting eating to two daily meals was shown to improve health in mice. By taking part in the 2-A-DAY study you are helping us find out if eating this way is also healthier for humans.
You may be eligible to participate if you are:
The study lasts about 15 weeks. Volunteers who qualify and agree to participate will receive free food for 12 weeks. We will ask you to eat the food at specific times during the day.
To learn more, contact the study team at 718-839-7326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Montefiore Comprehensive Center for Stroke Care is holding an awareness event for World Stroke Day.
Tuesday, October 29 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Moses Campus Lobby
111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10457
Montefiore Comprehensive Center for Stroke Care will provide:
Join us during the week of November 4 to learn about Montefiore’s Compliance Program and meet members of the compliance team.
November 4 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Moses Lobby, 111 East 210th Street
November 5 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Weiler Lobby, 1825 Eastchester Road
November 6 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Wakefield Lobby, 600 East 233rd Street
November 7 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Westchester Square Lobby, 1602 Seddon Street
November 8 | Noon – 2:00 PM
Hutchinson Lobby, 1250 Waters Place
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Montefiore Melodies is a choir for people with a diagnosis of stroke or other neurological disorders. Those with communication difficulties and/or who speak a language other than English are welcome.
No charge. Light refreshments served.
Fall Dates: November 6, 2019 and December 4, 2019 | Noon – 1:00 PM
Tishman Learning Center (Gun Hill Road Entrance)
111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467
Please register by phone at 718-920-6664 or email email@example.com