“We are proud to take the occasion of Administrative Professionals Day on April 22 to honor our administrative professionals--and say ‘thank you’ on behalf of the PAGNY leadership and all our doctors and clinicians who make PAGNY such a great network..."

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Featured PAGNY Administrators:

Patricia Caruso, Administrative Assistant, PAGNY Off-Site

Sabina Zak, Chief Affiliation Officer, CIH: “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well..."

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Barbara Blake, Administrative Assistant, Psychiatry

Dr. Zafar Sharif, Chair of Psychiatry: “Barbara has worked with me for 4 years and I could not have asked for..."

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Christina Clarke, Network Coordinator, Behavioral Health Department.

Dr. Maryann Popiel, Chair of Behavioral Health: “It is with the utmost pleasure that I take this opportunity..."

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Venessa Rodriguez-Brodick, Administrative Assistant, Neurosurgery Department.

Dr. Valerie Katz, Interim Chief of Surgery: “Venessa is essential to the Division of Neurosurgery at Lincoln Medical..."

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Norma Puig-Reyes, Administrative Coordinator, Rehabilitation Medicine Department.

Dr. Eduardo Lopez, Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine: “Norma is a key person in our department of Rehabilitation Medicine..."

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PAGNY Adopts New HR/Payroll System

PAGNY facilities recently adopted a new integrated Human Resources/Payroll system: the ADP Enterprise HR v5 (known as “ADP Ev5”). The implementation of this system represents an important step forward for PAGNY…

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A Delay for E-Prescribing

On Friday, March 13, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation (S.02486, A.04274) that will delay, by one year, the deadline for all prescriptions to become electronic. Originally set to take effect on March 27…

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Harlem Hospital Emergency Department Holds Successful Retreat

Last month, the Harlem Hospital Emergency Department held its annual retreat to invigorate morale and establish department goals for the next six months, the next year and…

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Harlem Hospital Holds Its Annual Resident Research Fair

On March 10, the Harlem Hospital Residents’ Research Fair Committee, chaired by Dr. Bredy Pierre-Louis, Associate Director of Internal Medicine, hosted its annual Resident Research Fair….

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Four PAGNY physicians were promoted in the Harlem Hospital Surgery Department. Dr. Leaque Ahmed, Chairperson of the Surgery Department, and a PAGNY board member, said..."

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I am pleased to announce the promotions of:

Dr. Brian A. Donaldson

Dr. Brian A. Donaldson in Surgery was promoted to Associate Director. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Dr. Norman G. Morrison

Dr. Norman G. Morrison was promoted to Chief of Plastic Surgery. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Dr. Brian Davis-Joseph

Dr. Brian Davis-Joseph was promoted to Chief of Urology. He is also the Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Danso Agyeman, PA

Danso Agyeman, PA was promoted to Chief of Physician Assistants. Prior to his appointment, he was a Physician Assistant in the Urology Division of the Department of Surgery.

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PAGNY Doctor Given Medical Director’s Award for Patient Safety

PAGNY Dr. Michael DeVita

PAGNY Dr. Michael DeVita, Director of Critical Care at Harlem Hospital Center, was awarded the Medical Director’s Award for Patient Safety at the Patient Safety Awards ceremony…

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PAGNY Doctors Lead Lincoln Medical Center’s Recognition as a “Baby-Friendly” Hospital

HHC Lincoln Medical Center became the first hospital in the Bronx to be designated “Baby-Friendly” by Baby-Friendly USA. This is part of an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)…

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Message from Jane D. Zimmerman Ph.D.
PAGNY Chief Communications Officer

As spring has (finally) arrived, we would like to thank the many members of PAGNY who helped us put together this month’s edition of The PAGNY Advance. This was truly a team effort—symbolic of the teamwork that takes place every day in every PAGNY office as we provide superior healthcare services to our community.

As always, if you have any news that you would like to share with your colleagues, please let us know and we will include them in a future edition of The PAGNY Advance.

Click here to email us at: advance@pagny.org

Thanks again for your help. To everyone’s good health.


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