Dr. Morley Initiates Major Medical Enhancements at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital

Dr. John Morley, Chief Medical Officer, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital

Dr. John Morley has brought significant medical innovations to Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital since becoming the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the hospitals last March. "We are building a foundation on which to continue to develop the culture of safety and improving patient care," Dr. Morley said... Read more...



Jacobi's Innovative 'Falls Prevention' Program for Seniors

Falls Prevention Group Team Photo: (from left to right): Brenda Ayala, Asst. Coordinating Manager Patient Care Services; Virginia Tufaro, RN, MPA; Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator Stephen Leonard, MHA, OTR/L, Director Rehabilitative Services; a Jacobi patient; Mark Graziano, OT Outpatient Supervisor; Michelle Stern, MD, Chairperson Rehabilitation Medicine; a Jacobi patient in a wheelchair; Rami Weiss, Director OT; and Robert Rodriguez, Customer Service Representative East Coast Orthotic and Prosthetic Corp.

In July 2015, Jacobi Medical Center kicked off a unique new program to identify and help older patients at risk for falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury for adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and many older adults and their families are not aware of the factors that put seniors at risk... Read more...



PAGNY Encourages Medical Research Opportunities

Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna, Chair of the Research and Education Committee, PAGNY and Associate GME Director, Lincoln Medical Center

PAGNY is committed to promoting scholarly activities and enhancing faculty participation in biomedical research. To further this goal, the PAGNY Research Education and Training Committee was created with leaders and researchers from PAGNY facilities. The aims of the committee include... Read more...



PAGNY is Pleased to Announce the Following Appointments:

Michael J. Chambers
Michael J. Chambers, MPA, has been named PAGNY’s new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chambers has served in senior leadership positions in the healthcare industry for the past 30 years. His expertise includes regulatory affairs, compliance and oversight, operations, healthcare finance, performance improvement, proactive risk-assessment and... Read more...
Dr. Carleen Evans
Named PAGNY’s Quality Improvement Leader
Dr. Carleen A. Evans, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, has been named PAGNY’s Quality Improvement Leader. In this position, Dr. Evans is responsible for leading key healthcare quality and performance improvement activities throughout PAGNY-affiliated hospitals. She will facilitate improved outcomes for key quality performance indicators by evaluating current performance, planning and implementing improvement initiatives, and conducting ongoing measurement and evaluation... Read more...
Bayard King
Named Chief Affiliation Officer for Correctional Health Services
Bayard King has joined the PAGNY team as our new Chief Affiliation Officer (CAO) for our Correctional Health Services (CHS) affiliation contract. As CAO, Bayard’s responsibility will be to manage the affiliation relationship between PAGNY and CHS with NYC Health + Hospitals. In this role, he will oversee daily operations, including finance, compliance and payroll. He will be collaborating with CHS’s executive team, department chairs, administrators, medical staff and... Read more...
Dr. Scott M. Eleff
Named Chief of Anesthesia at Lincoln Hospital
Dr. Scott M. Eleff has been named Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and part of the medical leadership team at Lincoln Hospital. With more than 30 years of adult and pediatric clinical experience and 20 years of administrative experience in multiple aspects of healthcare systems, Dr. Eleff will focus on strengthening the Department of Anesthesia and working with the OR and surgical services leadership to improve the quality, safety and responsiveness of... Read more...

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