Michael deCastro Cabana, MD, MPH, joins as Physician-in-Chief of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Professor and Michael I. Cohen, MD, University Chair of Pediatrics at Montefiore and Einstein. Dr. Cabana is a world-renowned clinician investigator in pediatrics who has been recognized for his innovative research focused on the diagnosis, prevention and management of common childhood conditions, such as pediatric asthma, as well as his record of mentorship.
"“IT IS AN HONOR TO ASSUME THE LEADERSHIP ROLE AT THESE PREEMINENT INSTITUTIONS." — Michael deCastro Cabana, MD, MPH
Dr. Cabana will lead the next phase of the continued growth of our nationally ranked Children's Hospital at Montefiore. "I look forward to adding to the long tradition of excellence in clinical care, research, education and advocacy at Montefiore and Einstein," Dr. Cabana says. "It is an honor to assume the leadership role at these preeminent institutions. The Pediatrics Department and CHAM are uniquely well positioned to develop new ways to deliver high-value care, discover new therapies, train the next generation of pediatricians, and advocate for children and communities."
Philip O. Ozuah, MD, PhD, President, Montefiore Health System states, "Children's Hospital at Montefiore touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families each year. Dr. Cabana's deep experience and dedication to healing and improving the lives of all children is a perfect fit with our vision for the future of pediatric care. We look forward to his leadership."
Heartfelt congratulations to the 22 outstanding nominees for Montefiore's 2019 President's Award. Nominated by their peers, the candidates represent a diverse cross-section of associates who consistently embody Montefiore's values of humanity, teamwork, diversity, innovation and equity. Join us as we celebrate these nominees, who are doing more every day to make Montefiore exceptional. President's Award winners will be announced in the fall.
From left, Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Program Director, Research, Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Mary Ellen Lindros; Maureen Scanlan; Susan Grossman; and Carmen Nash.
The work of the nursing team at Montefiore was honored at the kickoff presentation of the 2019 Epic User Conference in Wisconsin, attended by more than 15,000 healthcare professionals. Montefiore was singled out for achieving a 40 percent reduction in falls since the Fall TIPS program was integrated into Epic at Montefiore. Nurse leaders Maureen Scanlan, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services; Mary Ellen Lindros, RN, EdD, Director, Professional Practice/ Nursing Quality Officer; Susan L. Grossman, MPA, RN, Director, Nursing Montefiore Information Technology; and Carmen Nash, RN, Assistant Director, Montefiore Information Technology, presented the Fall TIPS program and how Montefiore integrated and implemented TIPS at the 2018 Epic User Conference. Montefiore has the distinction of being the first to integrate this tool into Epic, and this year Epic has announced it will make this tool part of its base program for all Epic users.
The Wakefield Campus was ranked first out of 124 New York State hospitals in four newborn screening measures for the month of April. Wakefield NICU and newborn nurseries achieved perfect scores on all four measures, placing them at the top of the rankings. Timely and accurate collection of specimens improves care and can save lives. The screening measures ranked include improving newborn screen collection in under 36 hours, decreasing newborn screen missing data and decreasing newborn screen unsuitable specimens. "This was accomplished through multidisciplinary quality improvement efforts and lots of hard work from our NICU and newborn nursery staff," says Michael L. Rinke, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Pediatric Quality, and Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore. "We have made newborn screening a priority, and our efforts have paid off," says Sheri Nemerofsky, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Einstein, and Director of Newborn Services, Wakefield. "With 124 New York State hospitals reporting monthly on newborn screening measures, there are often large fluctuations in placement, so it is especially gratifying that Montefiore earned a perfect score for one of the reporting months for four of the metrics measured."
Tia Powell, MD, has been named Chair of a National Academies work group that will set recommendations for the next 10 years of social science and behavioral research for Alzheimer's and related dimentias.
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Jennifer Tausig has been elected Co-Chair, New York City BID Association, representing all 76 Business Improvement Districts in New York City.
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Montefiore is a proud sponsor of Yonkers Bike Club Tour de Yonkers
Sunday, September 29 | 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
12-, 25- and 50-mile rides
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Register for the 12th annual Edward S. Greenwald, MD, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening event. All exams are FREE for people who are uninsured or underinsured. No documentation or insurance required.
To register, call 718-405-8076, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
FREE Gift Bags and Metrocards.
Saturday, October 5 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tower at Montefiore Medical Park, Einstein Campus
1695 Eastchester Road, Second Floor
Bronx, New York 10461
Montefiore is hosting the 2019 Tri-State Healthcare Diversity Summit: Creating an Inclusive Environment of Care.
A panel of clinical and administrative leaders from nationally recognized healthcare organizations will participate, including Nicole HarrisHollingsworth, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Community and Population Health, Montefiore.
Thursday, October 10 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Montefiore, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467
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Or visit http://tristatediversitycouncil.org/events/2019-tri-state-healthcare-diversity-summit/ to register.
The TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, will include a team of runners representing Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Team members receive guaranteed entry by pledging to raise funds for CHAM.
To join Champions, for CHAM visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/67L8L7K
If you have questions and/or need more information, visit www.montefiore.org/championsforcham