Montefiore Moses Campus has earned The Joint Commission's top designation for stroke management, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, becoming the only hospital to achieve this distinction in the Bronx and Westchester. More than 6,000 hospitals nationwide are accredited by The Joint Commission for general medical and surgical care, of which only about 174 have earned this new prestigious certification. "Our commitment to excellence reflects Montefiore's holistic approach to manage the overall health of the population it serves and provide the most advanced care, while managing healthcare costs," says Emad Eskandar, MD, MBA, Jeffrey P. Bergstein Professor and Chairman, Neurological Surgery, Montefiore and Einstein.
"MONTEFIORE'S ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE STROKE CENTER ALLOWS US TO SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE OUR CUTTING-EDGE AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY STROKE CARE." — Mark Mehler, MD, Professor and Chair, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Montefiore and Einstein
Tracking the highest volume of stroke patients in New York City, Montefiore treats some 1,500 patients each year. Stroke treatment has evolved, and access to sophisticated and rapid diagnostic and therapeutic treatments dramatically reduces the chance of disability. Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Moses and Wakefield Campuses, credits the work of the multidisciplinary team consisting of the chairs from the departments of Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, along with 25 additional staff across a wide range of departments. "The Joint Commission is the gold standard by which hospitals measure themselves, and we met hundreds of these extremely difficult standards, thanks to an incredible collaboration," says Dr. Semczuk.
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, has been inducted into the Crain's New York Business 2018 Hall of Fame, which honors business leaders who transform the city through their professional and civic endeavors. This extraordinary recognition highlights Dr. Safyer's unyielding commitment to put patients and community first and his dedication to the core value of social justice. In a recent Crain's interview about the Hall of Fame honor, Dr. Safyer was asked what he learned as a young doctor. His answer provided perspective on his leadership: "The social justice theme permeates everything. You cannot be successful without your health, and the determinants of health depend as much on your place in the world as on excellent care."
Flu season is coming, and Montefiore is mobilizing to protect patients, families and associates. Each year the MY SHOT COUNTS campaign focuses awareness on the importance of getting the flu shot, and 2018 is no exception. For every Montefiore associate, the choice to protect yourself and others from the flu is the centerpiece of this effort.
You lead by example when you get your shot—and it's easy! Vaccination carts visit each unit during all shifts, with full schedules posted on the intranet Flu HQ page. Once vaccinated, you receive a blue 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.
Head to the intranet Flu HQ page for vaccination schedules and more information.
From left to right: David Ortiz, Sheldon Feldman, MD, Shalom Kalnicki, MD
The American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink initiative is coming to Montefiore in October. Leaders from the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, including Sheldon M. Feldman, MD, Chief, Breast Surgery and Breast Surgery Oncology, and Director, Breast Cancer Services; Shalom Kalnicki, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology; and David Ortiz, Director, Oncology Care Model Program, are committed to wearing pink every day in October to spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Real Men Wear Pink offers men a leadership role to raise awareness and funding for the American Cancer Society's array of breast cancer initiatives, such as research, patient services and education about the importance of screenings and risk reduction. Participants also commit to promote the campaign on social media and raise a minimum of $2,500.
Montefiore's extensive offerings around breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment serve as a model for the community and scientific adfvancement, providing patients with myriad options for breast care, including mammography screening sites; a multi-disciplinary breast center with the latest services and clinical trials; and a comprehensive and compassionate patient support system for screening and survivorship.
From left to right Marvin Fried, MD, Chair, ORL; Robert Green, MD, President, ENTA
Montefiore's Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Department congratulates its long-standing partner, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), on the 20th anniversary of their practice. The partnership with Montefiore, begun in 2014, has benefited thousands of patients requiring advanced care.
The ORL faculty works closely with ENTA physicians to provide care for adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Patients are quickly and seamlessly transferred to Montefiore within 48 hours, where they receive access to a team of otolaryngologists, audiologists and speech therapists.
ENTA is the nation's largest full-service otolaryngology and allergy practice, with more than 42 locations in the tristate area.
Montefiore's Pharmacy Department marked 50 years of residency training with a celebration at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. More than 120 current and former residents, preceptors and guests joined the festivities. Honored guests included first resident Alice Lee and founding program director Kurt Kleinmann, MS. Mark J. Sinnett, PharmD, FASHP, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director, and past president, NYSCHP, said, "This event was a celebration of an excellent residency program along with the many people who have made it so important for half a century."
Montefiore’s current and past pharmacy residents, 1968–2018
Age is the largest risk factor for many major diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at Montefiore are conducting a research study to see if acarbose, a medication used to treat diabetes, has anti-aging effects in humans. By taking part in this study, you would help us better understand the aging process.
You may be eligible to participate if you are:
• Male • 60 years and older • In good health
Volunteers will receive up to $460 for participation and will be reimbursed for parking and transportation.
To learn more, contact Erika Brutsaert, MD, and the study team at 718-839-7326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend "Strategies for Personal Success," where Montefiore's Associate Wellness Wellbeing Coordinator, Brenda Boatswain, PhD, and Associate Wellness Registered Dietitian, Jessica Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, will lead an informative session about how to stay motivated to achieve personal and health goals.
Thursday, September 27 | 1:15–2:00 PM
In-person: Moses Campus, CHAM 2 Room 1; Register on Talent Management
Webinar: Zoom Registration
Join us for a celebration to recognize Montefiore Moses Campus associates!
An Oktoberfest-themed BBQ will be held at the Moses Campus outdoor gardens, where there will be great food, prizes and fun for all. Don't forget to bring your Montefiore ID badge.
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Noon–4:00 PM • 5:00–8:00 PM
We appreciate all you do!