Dr. Ram Raju Meets With PAGNY Board of Directors


On May 13, 2015, Dr. Ram Raju, President of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), met with the PAGNY Board of Directors to discuss the details of the next affiliation contract, which begins on July 1, 2015, between PAGNY and HHC.

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ADP Employee Self-Service Goes Live

As detailed in the PAGNY April Newsletter, PAGNY implemented a wholly integrated Human Resources/Payroll system using ADP Enterprise HR v5 (ADP Ev5). This integrated system allows PAGNY’s administrative staff to manage human resources, benefits, and payroll data. On May 4, 2015, PAGNY launched the first enhancement, Employee Self Service module (ESS) of ADP Ev5. This module will provide all PAGNY employees with immediate online access, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, to relevant data specific to them.

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Lincoln Medical Center’s Annual Research Competition Day

Lincoln Medical Center held its Annual Research Competition on Friday, May 22, 2015. More than 100 residents from seven departments—Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Transitional Year—gave oral power-point presentations and displayed their research on poster boards in a competition for cash awards.

The competition’s judges were from several educational institutions, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell Medical, NYU and CUNY Hunter College. The event was attended by community leaders, elected officials and local college students.

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Promotions and Elections:

PAGNY’s Dr. Michael Bouton was promoted to Division Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center.

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David Hoffman, PAGNY’s Chief Compliance Officer, has been selected for membership in the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Trauma Symposium
17th Annual Warren Wetzel, MD, Trauma/Emergency Medicine Symposium Held at Jacobi Medical Center

More than 600 people gathered at Jacobi Medical Center on May 6, 2015, for the 17th Annual Warren Wetzel, MD, Trauma/Emergency Medicine Symposium. Sponsored by the North Bronx Health Network, the symposium is the only regional conference dedicated solely to the management of trauma patients. It attracts nationally recognized faculty.

The event was organized by PAGNY’s Dr. John McNelis, Network Chief of Surgery; PAGNY’s Dr. Sheldon Teperman of the Surgery Department; and PAGNY’s Dr. Peter Grueber of the Emergency Medicine Department. Janet Cucuzzo, RN, of the Health and Hospitals Corporation, collaborated with them.

Read more about the 17th Annual Tramau/Emergency Medicine Symposium

Recertification of Two Centers of Excellence

Bariatric Service:

On January 23, 2015, the Bariatric Surgery Department of Jacobi Medical Center was recertified by the American College of Surgeons as a Center of Excellence. The department provides healthcare services to overweight and obese people who want to get their weight under control.

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Breast Service:

Under the direction of the Breast Center’s surgeon-in-chief, Dr. Maria Castaldi, the Breast Center has received accolades from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for the reaccreditation of the Breast Center in 2014, and the development of two Best Practice Programs that are being used as national models: The Multidisciplinary Patient Navigation Program, and Reducing Healthcare Disparity in Breast Health Centers.

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The Stanley Levenson, MD, Burn Intensive Care Unit’s One-Year Anniversary

June will mark the one-year anniversary of the renaming of the Jacobi Medical Center’s Burn Intensive Care Unit for the late Dr. Stanley M. Levenson, a pioneer in the care and treatment of burns.

“It is a year since the ceremony honoring Dr. Levenson’s contributions to Jacobi Medical Center and the burn service, in particular, took place,” said Dr. Bruce Greenstein, director of the Burn Intensive Care Unit.

Read more about the One-Year Anniversary

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

June is Men’s Health Month—a good time to bring awareness for both men and boys to the early detection of a wide range of treatable ailments, including cardiovascular disease, mental health, prostate health, diabetes, obesity, cancer and the effects of aging.

Prostate health is of particular importance to men—more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that have an impact on the quality of their lives. Each year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 30,000 die from it. So, it is important for men—especially those over 40—to stay vigilant and receive regular checkups.

Men’s Health Month is an opportunity for all of us—health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals—to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for any disease or injury. This is especially relevant as the summer approaches and we become more active in outdoor activities.

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

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

Thanks again for your help. Summer is coming. Enjoy, everyone.


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