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September 19, 2016


Montefiore and Saint Barnabas Hospital (SBH) Health System have signed a "Letter of Intent" expressing their joint commitment to forming a closer integrated relationship to better serve the Bronx community. The two already have a longstanding tradition of complementing one another’s unique strengths, such as Montefiore’s world class clinical research and specialty care, and SBH’s Level 1 Trauma Center and expert stroke and AIDS care.

"For years, SBH has been our steadfast partner in providing the best quality healthcare to Bronx residents," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore. "With this Letter of Intent, we can build on the strong foundation already in place to improve our community’s health outcomes. Our combined expertise offers clinical excellence, specialty care, a trauma center, and perhaps most importantly, an unwavering dedication to delivering the best possible healthcare to an underserved community."

In recent years, Montefiore and SBH have teamed up to offer a number of programs devoted to improving healthcare delivery in the Bronx, including the Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities initiative, a New York State recognized DSRIP Performing Provider System, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program and participation in HealthFirst’s provider network.


Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore, was recently named one of the 110 most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The list highlights Dr. Safyer as a major influencer and change-maker in the healthcare field. In addition, Becker’s Hospital Review included Dr. Safyer in the 2016 edition of its 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems. The list features distinguished presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems that also hold medical degrees, and Dr. Safyer was recognized for his outstanding leadership and clinical expertise.


Researchers at Montefiore and Einstein, in conjunction with Columbia University Medical Center, have received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase access to a preventative HIV medication known as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The grant will fund the integration of PrEP into Montefiore’s primary care practices throughout the Bronx—a community with one of the nation’s highest HIV infection rates.

Montefiore was selected for the grant due to its expertise in developing models for treating diseases on a population basis, in addition to its ongoing collaboration with the NYC government to end the AIDS epidemic. Funds will support the training of Montefiore primary care providers to prescribe and manage PrEP through the development of a PrEP Eligibility Tool. The project also seeks to identify highrisk individuals through a collaboration with BOOM!Health, a Bronx-based community organization that conducts HIV testing and outreach.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, including 156,300 (12.8 percent) who are unaware of their status. The HIV prevalence rate in the Bronx is 1.7 percent, one of the nation’s highest. In 2013, more than 27,000 Bronx residents were living with HIV.

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Henry M. Ushay, MD, recently participated in a panel at the United Nations recognizing the work being done by the nongovernmental organization Surgeons of Hope (SOH). SOH has worked extensively with the La Mascota Children’s Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, where Dr. Ushay, Director, Pediatric Critical Care Unit, CHAM, and Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, Einstein, presided over the care of many patients in the critical care unit after their complex heart surgeries. Dr. Ushay shared the stage with ambassadors from France, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

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Building The Integrative Oncology Program At Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Through multidisciplinary leadership and dedicated infrastructure, Montefiore’s Integrative Oncology Program aims to provide a comprehensive support system for patients at every stage of cancer treatment, regardless of financial status or insurance. Certified therapists and experienced volunteers, highly sensitive to the needs of patients and their families, provide a full range of culturally-tailored complementary therapies in a way patients can understand. The program builds upon the success of the Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program, resulting in improved access to complementary medicine services and research for Montefiore’s oncology patients.

The Integrative Oncology Program is led by Fernando J. Camacho, MD, Director, Community Oncology Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, and Alyson B. Moadel-Robblee, PhD, Director, Psychosocial Oncology Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

"When we found that more than two thirds of patients reported an interest in Integrative Oncology modalities, we went a step further to ask them specifically what types of programs would ensure that we were meeting the needs of Montefiore’s diverse patient population," says Dr. Moadel-Robblee. These patient insights served as a guide to developing and shaping the BOLD program and, subsequently, the Integrative Oncology Program. One of the program’s goals is to develop a Cancer Wellness Center, in which to house a multidisciplinary program of integrative oncology and cancer survivorship services.

Discover more about the Integrative Oncology Program here

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Help people in need and volunteer to donate blood. All lifesaving blood and platelet donations earn Donor Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts and gift cards. You can even donate your points to support a charitable organization. For more information about the Donor Advantage Program, please visit

Blood Drive – Tuesday, September 20 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Food Pavilion, Moses Campus

For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions, call 1-800-688-0900.

Join us as we create beautiful decorations for your office or home window using wax paper. When the sun shines through it looks like stained glass. This project is easy to do and no experience is required. You also may donate your panel to the Healing Arts program and it will be used to decorate a patient’s room.

Thursdays, September 22, 29 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tishman Learning Center, Moses Campus

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The Department of Urology welcomes Robert C. Flanigan, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Friday, September 23 | 7:00 AM
Weiler Auditorium, Einstein Campus

The Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC) will host cultural competency training sessions for frontline hospital and continuing care staff and managers. The training will define cultural competency and address health disparities in healthcare. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, September 20 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Lubin Hall, Einstein Campus

Log in to Talent Management to register. If you need technical assistance, contact the Learning Network at or 718-920-8787.

Learn more by contacting Enrique Cepeda at

Come join Montefiore, White Plains Hospital and Arts Westchester for a day of art, relaxation and community. Learn useful relaxation techniques and lend your artistic hand to a community canvas to be proudly displayed at White Plains Hospital.

September 20 | 3:00 – 7:00 PM
White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care
2 Longview Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601

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