DR. PHILIP O. OZUAH BEGINS TENURE AS CEO, MONTEFIORE MEDICINE: A NEW ERA OF GROWTH AND INNOVATION
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 stateof- 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.
INSPIRE, INNOVATE AND INFLUENCE: MONTEFIORE NURSES PRESENT THEIR FINDINGS
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.
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 decisionmaking 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.