Each year Montefiore takes every precaution to keep patients, families and associates healthy during flu season. The 2016 “My Shot Counts” campaign aims to spread awareness about the importance of getting the flu shot. During the recent campaign kick-off on the Oncology Unit of NW2 on the Moses Campus, several Montefiore leaders and associates received their flu vaccinations for the 2016–17 season.
Susan Solometo, Vice President, Clinical Services, Montefiore, gets her flu shot from Carolyn Porter, LPN, Influenza Vaccination Program, as part of the "My Shot Counts" campaign kick-off.
Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, shows off his new flu badge.
Getting your shot is easy—vaccination carts will visit each unit during all shifts, with full schedules posted on the Intranet Flu HQ page. Once vaccinated, you will receive a “My Shot Counts” tag for your Montefiore ID badge. When flu is officially declared prevalent by the New York State Commissioner of Health, all associates who have not been vaccinated will be required to wear a mask in all areas across the health system where contact with patients may occur. For those few individuals with allergies to components of the regular vaccine, an alternative is available through Occupational Health Services.
Visit the intranet for vaccination schedules and additional information.
Montefiore hosted its 6th Annual Nursing Research Symposium, a forum in which Montefiore nurses from across the health system present their research findings. The September 23rd event was held in the Grand Hall of the Tishman Learning Center, Moses Campus. A full house of nurses, administrators and clinicians heard the welcome address by Mary Ellen Lindros, EdD, RN, Director, Professional Practice/Nursing Quality Officer, Montefiore. Special guest Mary A. Dolanksy, RN, PhD, Director, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute, and Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, gave the keynote address, "Connecting the Dots to Quality and Safety Science."
This year’s theme, "Engaging Nurses in Research through Meaningful Collaboration," drew attention to the power of inter-professional collaboration. Research projects presented included: Equitable Obstetrical Care For The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Community, authored by Chinazo Echezona-Johnson, EdD, LLB, MSN, PCC, RNC-MNN, and Pediatric Emergency Department To Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Throughput Improvement Project, authored by Elvia Payne, RN, CPN, MSN, MHA; Patricia Veintimillia, RN, and Tania Shiminski-Maher, MS, CPNP. All research projects focused on methods to improve cross-departmental collaboration in order to provide the best possible care.
View the research abstracts at www.montefiore.org/nursing-research-journal-2016.
Montefiore Aesthetics offers a complete range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures at the state-of-the-art Hutchinson Campus. Associates can take advantage of the latest Montefiore Aesthetics refer-a-friend promotion: When you recommend someone for care, you receive a 20 percent discount on the cost of your procedure.
Caroline Barrett, the program’s operations manager and concierge, personally consults with patients to determine their goals, and walks them through the whole process to ensure that the experience is positive and productive.
In addition, a new private waiting area ensures absolute comfort and discretion. Whether you want to reverse the visual effects of aging, tighten your tummy, or explore breast augmentations, Montefiore Aesthetics will help you look and feel your best.
Discover more by visiting www.montefiore.org/aesthetics. Associates can reach out to Caroline Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 929-263-3000 with questions about services or the refer-a-friend promotion.
Judy Aschner, MD
The National Institutes of Health recently launched a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), funding leading researchers nationwide as they investigate exposures that can impact children’s long-term health. Among them is Judy Aschner, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Professor, Pediatrics, Michael I. Cohen, MD University Chair, Einstein, who has been awarded a $5.3 million grant for the first two years of study. Dr. Aschner’s research will focus on chemicals in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, such as phthalates used in plastic medical equipment, and their association with adverse health outcomes. Congratulations, Dr. Aschner.
Nathan Litman, MD, has been appointed President of the Montefiore Medical Staff. In this role, Dr. Litman will serve as a liaison between the members of the medical staff and both Hospital Administration and Medical Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Suzette O. Oyeku, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Einstein, and Associate Director, Leadership, Engagement and Diversity (L.E.A.D.) Office, CHAM, has been appointed Chief of CHAM’s Academic General Pediatrics Division. She most recently held the position of Associate Division Chief for Academic Affairs, Academic General Pediatrics, CHAM.
Lisa Shulman, MD, Director, Infant and Toddler Services, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC); Director, RELATE Program for Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism, CERC, CHAM; and Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Einstein, was named the New York State ACT Early Ambassador. This honor, bestowed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through its National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, is a two-year commitment to improving early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism across the state.
Physicians at Montefiore and Einstein are conducting a clinical trial to test whether a lubricant that contains a natural compound can help prevent the spread of human papillomavirus (HPV).
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:
Compensation will be provided for participation.
For more information, call 718-405-8587 or email StopHPV@montefiore.org. Additional information can be found at www.montefiore.org/hpv-clinical-trial-about-this-study.
Discover more about clinical trials at Montefiore at www.montefiore.org/clinicaltrials.
Artwork By: Emma Abad
Thursday, October 6 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM
The ARTViews Gallery at Montefiore, a rotating exhibition space located on the first floor of the Moses campus, celebrates original artwork of artists living and/or working in the Bronx. This rotating exhibition program seeks to enrich the lives of the patients, caregivers, associates, students, faculty and the community’s understanding of contemporary art in a medical center context.
For more information, contact Olivia Davis at email@example.com.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on a mission to enroll as many New Yorkers as possible to save lives.
Thursday, October 6 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Enrollment tables located at:
For further information, contact Leo Trevino at email@example.com.
Hosted by Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, a proud participant in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 16, 2016.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
The Tower at Montefiore Medical Park
1695 Eastchester Road
Bronx, New York 10461
Correction: In the September 19 issue of Update, the name of the Integrative Oncology Program at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care was stated incorrectly. We apologize for the error.