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July 1, 2019

IT’S OFFICIAL: CHAM RANKS AMONG NATION’S BEST FOR 12 YEARS IN A ROW

U.S. News & World Report ranks Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) one of the best in the nation for the 12th year in a row. CHAM also continues its leadership in the New York State region with the #3 ranking overall. CHAM maintains its longstanding #1 ranking in the region for Nephrology, and CHAM’s Gastroenterology & GI Surgery now holds the #1 spot in the region. Cardiology & Heart Surgery advances to the #2 spot. Neonatology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics each ranks #3 in the region.

CHAM ranks nationally in five out of six surgical specialties, with Gastroenterology & GI Surgery advancing to 12th in the nation, demonstrating consistent strength and reflecting the division’s collaboration between medical doctors and surgeons, as well as their cross-disciplinary, team-based care. Nephrology, Neonatology and Orthopedics all advanced to the top 30, with Neurology & Neurosurgery and Urology maintaining their ranking in the top 50. CHAM’s national leadership results from exceptional team-based, family-centered care and the excellent outcomes achieved for our patients.

Discover how we’re doing more for children at www.cham.org/.

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“WE ARE PROUD OF OUR RISE IN THE RANKINGS FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY AND GI SURGERY, NEPHROLOGY, ORTHOPEDICS AND NEONATOLOGY, AND WITH CHAM RANKING NATIONALLY IN FIVE OUT OF SIX SURGICAL SPECIALTIES, WE’RE ESPECIALLY PROUD OF OUR OUTSTANDING COLLABORATIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP IN THESE COMPLEX CARE AREAS,”
—Daphne Hsu, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM

MONTEFIORE PART OF NEW YORK’S FIRST PROTON THERAPY CENTER FOR CANCER

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Montefiore has partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Health System to create New York State’s first proton therapy facility for treating cancer. The $300 million state-of-the-art facility is now open in East Harlem. Proton therapy uses a more precise beam than traditional radiation to target tumors, drastically reducing or even eliminating unnecessary radiation to healthy tissues. “Through our research at the New York Proton Center, we can now explore novel ways to better target and time a form of radiation that spares healthy organs in a way that has never been possible until now,” says Shalom Kalnicki, MD, FACRO, Professor and Chair, Radiation Oncology, and Director Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Montefiore and Einstein.

The new center will be one of the busiest of the 23 Proton Centers in the nation, and an important resource for the New York Metro region, treating a large number of patients from the consortium, including a majority of children with solid tumors.

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSCULOSKELETAL CENTER OPENS ON MONTEFIORE’S HUTCHINSON CAMPUS

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The Hutchinson Campus is now home to the new Montefiore Musculoskeletal Center, bringing together vital multidisciplinary clinical programs to provide patient-centered musculoskeletal care. The Montefiore Center for Orthopedic Specialties, the Montefiore Spine Center and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Physical Therapy Program have been brought under one roof at the Musculoskeletal Center, making it easier for the multidisciplinary specialists to collaborate, not only with each other but also with the Center’s patients. Together, specialists from the three centers provide inclusive real-time consultations to develop individualized, coordinated care plans for every patient, with multiple options to address their musculoskeletal needs — all in a single location. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was presided over by Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, with Jeffrey Menkes, President & CEO, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and other department chairs from the Center, as well as NYC Council Member Mark Gjonaj.


NEWS

 

A QUARTER CENTURY OF SERVICE CELEBRATED AND APPRECIATED

The New York Hilton was the site of a gala marking Montefiore’s 66th Annual 25 Year Club Celebration on June 6. Montefiore’s exceptional level of care is made possible by our experienced associates, many of whom have dedicated their entire careers to our mission of providing excellent, compassionate care. Our 25 Year Club now boasts 4,299 members. Each of this year’s 169 inductees were awarded a commemorative watch. The group then joined Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, and Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System, for a photo. Thank you all for your many years of service and commitment!


QUICK TASTY & HEALTHY BBQ CHICKEN DINNER

A delicious healthy dinner al fresco is the perfect way to spend warm summer evenings. BBQ Chicken and Sauce is typically high in sugar and fat, but this recipe only uses a small amount of brown sugar. Also, using boneless breasts reduces the saturated fat while still providing a good source of protein.

Recipes brought to you by Sandra Arévalo, RDN, Director, Nutrition Services and Community Outreach at Montefiore’s Community Pediatrics Program.

For more recipes visit https://bit.ly/lohud-BBQ-chicken-recipe

BBQ CHICKEN AND SAUCE
Makes 6 servings

1 medium onion, minced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 ½ cups ketchup
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. ground chile pepper
Pinch of cayenne
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions:

  1. Make the BBQ Sauce: Place all ingredients, except the chicken, in a large microwave-safe bowl and mix together.
  2. Microwave uncovered on HIGH for 8 minutes, or until bubbling.
  3. Stir and use right away, or cool and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month. Makes about 2 cups.
  4. Place chicken in a dish large enough to hold the pieces in one layer. Make sure to leave a little space between pieces.
  5. Measure 1 cup of sauce and spread over chicken to coat pieces. Microwave on HIGH for 17–19 minutes, depending on the chicken’s thickness.
  6. If cooking chicken on a grill, preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook, covered, for 5–7 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts and cook another 5–7 minutes.
  7. Check if chicken is ready by cutting with a knife. Chicken is well cooked when it is no longer pink in the center and the juice runs clear, or once the internal temperature reached 165 F when measured with a meat thermometer. Serve right away with remaining sauce.


GET READY FOR AN EPIC UPGRADE!

The next Epic upgrade is scheduled to go live on Saturday August 3, 2019. The upgrade will include several key enhancements such as Storyboard which is a new layout that provides quicker access to key details and common actions without switching screens.

In order for associates to be ready for the August 3 changes, Montefiore Information Technology Department encourages associates to play in the Epic Playground and familiarize themselves with the new features.

Epic Training begins July 8, 2019. Visit the MIT webpage via the intranet for more information.


NEW FACES NEW ROLES
GET TO KNOW MONTEFIORE’S NEWEST LEADERS

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MONTEFIORE LEADS PANEL ON ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS AT GNYHA SYMPOSIUM

Montefiore’s Jared Shapiro, DrPH, PhD, MPH, System Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety, led a panel discussion on June 18 with Joseph D’Amico, a former New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief, Superintendent of the NY State Police and now a Consultant in the Office of the President, Montefiore, at Greater New York Hospital Association’s symposium on preparedness and response to an active shooter in a hospital setting. They were joined by Deputy Chief Scott Schandly, NYPD, Commanding Officer, Critical Response Command, in the presentation of Montefiore’s Active Shooter Preparedness Plan; Partnering with First Responders, sharing the expert systemwide protocols and experiences during the rollout of the coordinated planning with response partners for all Montefiore sites.


CLINICAL RESEARCH

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2-A-DAY STUDY A STUDY ON TWICE-A-DAY MEALS.

Can you be healthier just by changing your mealtimes?

Help us find out and get free food.

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • Overweight
  • Male age 30–70 or
  • Female and after menopause
  • Generally in good health

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 twoaday@einstein.yu.edu.

EVENTS

 

JOIN US FOR YANKEE BASEBALL!

Let’s hit it out of the park for our children as the red-hot Yankees play the Colorado Rockies to benefit the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

Saturday, July 20 | 1:05 PM

Please visit here to purchase sponsorships and tickets, or reach out directly to 718-920-6036 or mailto:maryanna.smith@ einstein.yu.edu

Limited seating is available.

Visit www.cham.org/programs-centers/je-and-zb-butler-center-for- children-and-families to learn more.


39TH ANNUAL PEDIATRIC STAFF ALUMNI AND NETWORK PHYSICIAN DAY

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.

Registration is now open: https://www.montefiore.org/alumniday.

Check back on www.cham.org/psand for updates.

Wednesday, September 25 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tishman Learning Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467

For more information contact Event Coordinator Marilyn Anderson at 718-741-2458 or mdanders@montefiore.org.

 
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