Joint Solutions, the orthopaedic surgical program at Montefiore New Rochelle, is the first community-based teaching hospital program in Westchester to acquire robotic technology to enhance outcomes for joint replacement patients. The state-of-the-art Mako Robotic Arm increases accuracy and precision during surgery, which for appropriate patients, may result in fewer complications, decreased pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery. Joint Solutions, led by Steven Zelicof, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Montefiore New Rochelle, was the first program in Westchester County to receive Gold Seal dual-accreditation in knee and hip replacement by The Joint Commission.
STATE-OF-THE-ART MAKO ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY IS ONE OF MANY INVESTMENTS ENRICHING MONTEFIORE’S SERVICES FOR THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY.
Steven Zelicof, MD, PhD
Dr. Zelicof performs over 500 hip and knee surgeries per year in a designated unit within Montefiore New Rochelle that includes inpatient/in-unit physical therapy. “Our primary focus is on improving the patient experience,” says Dr. Zelicof. “With the Mako robotic system, we are able to plan preoperatively and also modify intraoperatively to optimize the outcome.” Orthopaedic residents will be trained in the use of the Mako Robotic Arm, in keeping with Montefiore New Rochelle’s traditional role as a teaching hospital.
Montefiore New Rochelle is making significant investments in facilities and technologies that support Montefiore’s commitment to provide state-of-the-art care for Westchester communities, while retaining the familiarity and comfort of a community hospital.
Learn more about Montefiore New Rochelle and Joint Solutions at www.montefiorehealthsystem.org/jointsolutions.
When the #1 job site in the world publishes its list of the Best Hospitals to Work For in 2017, and you rank near the top, that’s something to shout about! Indeed examined 15 million employee reviews in their database to discover which hospitals in America are most highly regarded by their employees. Montefiore ranks fourth in the nation, and topped every other New York institution by a wide margin. According to Indeed, employees praise Montefiore’s great pay, diversity and professionalism. Montefiore also ranks second for management, with employees praising our inclusive management style that is respectful of employee rights.
Read all about it at blog.indeed.com/2017/08/28/best-places-to-work-hospitals/ .
Every year at this time Montefiore mobilizes to keep patients, families and associates healthy during flu season. The 2017 MY SHOT COUNTS campaign will spread awareness about the importance of getting the flu shot. As a Montefiore associate, your choice to protect yourself and others from the flu is at the center of this effort.
You lead by example when you get your shot—and it’s 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 an orange 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 info.
The 33 nominees for the 2017 President’s Award exemplify Montefiore’s values of teamwork, humanity, diversity, innovation and equity. Discover and celebrate them when you view the 2017 President’s Award nominee slideshow at www.montefiore.org/presidentsaward.
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore, once again made Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The program honors those deemed by their peers and Modern Healthcare’s senior editors to be the most influential individuals in the industry, based on leadership and impact.
Sheldon Feldman, MD, Chief, Breast Surgery & Breast Surgical Oncology, and Director, Breast Cancer Services, Montefiore, was honored at an annual tasting event to benefit SHARE, a survivor-led organization that provides support, information and resources to women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. The fundraiser, A Second Helping of LIFE, was held in New York City earlier this month, and featured the city’s top women chefs.
Lynn Richmond, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Montefiore, spoke on a panel of experts at Modern Healthcare’s recent 2017 Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference. She shared her firsthand knowledge and experience about the resilience and vision required to guide Montefiore through this time of transformation.
Montefiore has been recognized again as one of “Health Care’s Most Wired” hospitals and health systems according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The 2017 distinction salutes hospitals and networks that integrate technology to improve population health, foster a culture of self-improvement through data analytics, and boost patient engagement.
“We’re strengthening our system connection across Montefiore, which includes our Epic medical records system and soon Healthy Planet for Population Health, a platform that will allow us to better manage large patient populations, as well as patients with chronic conditions. Our core systems enable connectivity between facilities, caregivers and pharmacies,” says Jack Wolf, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Montefiore Health System. “Ensuring effective interoperability among hundreds of applications, services and software allows us to harness the power of technology to improve patient care.”
Discover more by visiting www.montefiore.org/about-awards-and-recognition.
Epic users are in countdown mode as we close in on the October 6 debut of the revamped Epic@Montefiore system. Revealing an updated design and user interface, the improved features and enhancements make navigation simpler and content easier to read, which improves efficiency for users and enhances the care we provide to Montefiore patients.
Join associates utilizing the Epic@Montefiore intranet to prepare for the upgrade. Demo sessions, webinars and GoToMeeting schedules are all highlighted. User guide packets that include specific tips applicable to various roles are also available. Use these resources to practice in the Epic Playground so you can debut your new skills the day the Epic@Montefiore upgrade rolls out!
The nation got a wake-up call from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, setting the stage for September’s National Preparedness Month and its motto, “Disasters don’t plan. You can.” We can prepare our families, as well as aid first responders, both at home and at work. Here are a few steps you can take: learn your evacuation zone and plan; take Until Help Arrives training; complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK); and join Weather-Ready Nation, the National Weather Service’s program to help ready communities for extreme weather.
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Impact a teenager’s life by becoming one of Montefiore’s volunteer mentors for 11th grade students attending Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (HERO High), our partner school. Mentors are interested in building caring relationships, guiding teens with personal and professional development, and willing to talk about their work in a way young people can understand, to help them learn what it takes to succeed in the healthcare field. Mentors are fully supported through orientation, training and ongoing communication with staff at the school and hospital. Discover more by contacting Dana Politis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-920-6212. Sign-up deadline is October 27.
Important information for every associate whose position involves reporting births, expirations and/or terminations of pregnancies: New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics is changing to a new reporting system called eVITALs on October 2.
eVITALS requires all users to employ facial recognition technology to enter a certificate. The enrollment process requires users to download an app, create an account and take 10 selfies to generate facial recognition. When they need to enter a certificate, users will scan a QR code and sign in using facial recognition software. Health Information Management (HIM) associates at the Moses, Einstein and Wakefield campuses are currently enrolling providers into eVITALs.
For information, contact Barrington Douglas at email@example.com and 914-349-8017 or Jason Pazmino at firstname.lastname@example.org and 914-349-8023.
Researchers at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine are conducting a study to learn about differences in the genital tract in women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (BV) before and after treatment. Women with BV have an increased risk of acquiring HIV. The ultimate goal of this research is to better understand the effects of BV on the female genital tract, so that methods can be developed to reduce transmission of HIV.
To take part, you must be:
Reimbursement for time and travel provided. Call Jenny at 718-430-3253 or email email@example.com to learn more.
Register for the 10th Annual Edward S. Greenwald, MD, Breast and Cervical Screening Event. The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care will offer free breast exams and Pap smears for women 18 and older, as well as free mammograms for women 40 and older. All exams are free for women who are uninsured and underinsured. The Center is also offering complimentary gift bags and MetroCards.
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Tower at Montefiore Medical Park
1695 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York
To register, call 718-920-5906, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Walk-ins are welcome.