1st Year Anniversary Edition

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Harlem Hospital Making Big Strides in Improving Patient Care

Dr. Maurice Wright

Harlem Hospital is making tremendous strides in improving the quality of patient care under the leadership of its Medical Director, Dr. Maurice Wright. Since his appointment in 2010, Dr. Wright has established an outstanding hospital-wide quality improvement program, brought in many new department chiefs to oversee these improvement projects and installed a reporting system to ensure...

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SERVICES

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Harlem Hospital Names Dr. Auran Chief of Ophthalmology and Enters Affiliation Agreement with Columbia's Eye Institute

Dr. James Auran

Harlem Hospital has significantly upgraded its Department of Ophthalmology by hiring Columbia Professor James Auran to be its new Chief of Ophthalmology, and entering into an affiliation agreement with the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center. Under the agreement, several Columbia ophthalmology residents began rotating through Harlem Hospital...

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Jacobi's Popular 'Reach Out and Read' Program Expanding with Help from Charitable Donations

Dr. Elizabeth Worley

The very successful “Reach Out and Read” (ROR) program at Jacobi Medical Center recently received more than $25,000 in charitable donations that will enable the program to significantly expand this year. Under the ROR program, pediatricians give age-appropriate books to parents when they bring their children to Jacobi for regularly scheduled doctor visits and urge them to read to their children...

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AWARDS

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PAGNY General Counsel Walter Ramos Honored at UAE Medical School Convocation

2015 Convocation Ceremony (from left to right): Walter Ramos, PAGNY General Counsel; Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi; Gurumadhva Rao, Vice Chancellor

Walter Ramos, PAGNY's General Counsel, was the guest of honor and keynote speaker in September at the 2015 Convocation Ceremony for the Ras al-Khaimah Medical & Health Sciences University (RAK Medical School) in the United Arab Emirates. Ras al-Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. With guidance from Mr. Ramos, the RAK Medical School in 2015 received approval from the New York State Education...

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

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Physician Assistant Nazem Osman

Nazem Osman, PA

Coney Island Hospital recognized Physician Assistant Nazem Osman as its employee of the month for February, 2016. Osman graduated from the College of Staten Island and joined Coney Island Hospital in 2007. In its citation, the Department of Surgery said he is an exceptional employee who carries out his responsibilities with "great discretion and professionalism. He performs his duties on a level..."

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TRAINING, RESEARCH, & EDUCATION

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PAGNY Encourages Medical Research Opportunities

Grant Opportunity: Health Center Program's Service Area Competition

PAGNY is committed to promoting scholarly activities and enhancing faculty participation in biomedical research. Here is a new research grant opportunity for PAGNY professionals:

April 4th Deadline

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

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. So this is a good time to spread awareness about colorectal cancer and urge everyone—especially those over 50—to get screened regularly.

There are no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer. It is most often found in people over the age of 50. While it affects all racial and ethnic groups, African-Americans, people who smoke, and those with a family history of this disease are at higher risk of developing the disease.

So please, don't forget to get a regular screening and stay healthy!

Meanwhile, don't hesitate to let us know about your programs, achievements and successes so we can include them in a future edition of The PAGNY Advance.

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

Positively,
Jane

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