In The Spotlight


PAGNY Launches First Physician Leadership Program at
Jacobi and NCB

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Attendees at the Physician Leadership Program graduation (left to right): Dr. Jane Zimmerman, Reginald Odom, Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu, Dr. Michael Moore, Dr. Daran Kaufman, Dr. Noe Romo, Dr. Peter Kim, Dr. Stephen Blumberg, Dr. John Morley, Dr. Luis Marcos, Dr. Donald Phillibert, Dr. Judy Fried-Siegal, Dr. Benjamin Raatjes, Dr. Yvette Calderon, Dr. Matthew Langston, Dr. Jeremy Sperling, Dr. Carleen Evans and Dr. Bijan Safai.

PAGNY celebrated its first Physician Leadership Program last month, presenting awards to 14 physicians who successfully completed a six-month program aimed at developing the next generation of leaders for New York City’s public hospital community. The 14 physicians, from NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, went through a rigorous Leadership Development curriculum that included group projects focused on improving selected Performance...


Service Recognition


PAGNY Salutes National Physician Assistant Week and Thanks Our PAGNY PA's

Dr. Bijan Safai, (left) President of the PAGNY Board of Directors, and Dr. Luis Marcos, PAGNY CEO

In honor of National Physician Assistant Week, October 6-12, 2016, PAGNY would like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 300 PAGNY Physician Assistants who work tirelessly at our sites and as well as the over 108,500 certified PAs across the country.



PAGNY Pays Tribute to National Midwifery Week

Holding newborn hand

PAGNY would like to take this opportunity to thank PAGNY’s more than 40 midwives who care for our patients throughout the communities we serve—Happy National Midwifery Week! National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care.


Training, Research, & Education


PAGNY Hosts Training Session for Payroll Technicians at CHS

Jabari Osaze, of the Consortium for Worker Education, leads the training session for CHS payroll technicians (from left to right): Ramona Gonzalez-Medioune, Della Davis, Lourdes Villa, Girolama Mannino and Charmaine Dixon

PAGNY’s Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) hosted an all-day training session last month for its five payroll technicians in such areas as conflict resolution, teamwork, customer service and active listening. "The intent of this training is to continue to provide the best customer service possible to the rest of our employees as possible," said Martha I. Vormittag, CHS Director of Human Resources and Administration. "The payroll team works so hard, it was exciting...



PAGNY Welcomes New CHS Facility

Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC)
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Starting October 1st, PAGNY began providing nursing, medical and mental health services at the Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), an 800-bed jail barge located in the Bronx. VCBC was named the world’s largest prison barge in operation by the Guinness World Records in 2014. Since Jan. 1, PAGNY has been the affiliate of the NYC Health + Hospitals at Correction Health Services, serving incarcerated patients at the NYC Department of Correction...


PAGNY Research


Dr. Stone Publishes Research Article on Penetrating Neck Trauma in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Dr. Melvin Stone Jr.

Dr. Melvin Stone Jr., Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, published an article this past April in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery that presents groundbreaking literature on an unusual injury: penetrating neck trauma in children. "Penetrating neck trauma in young children is a pretty uncommon event to begin with," Dr. Stone says. "I can count on my hand how many patients under 15 have come in here with penetrating neck trauma...



Grant Opportunities

New Research Grant Opportunities

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

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Submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2016

Submission deadline: Nov. 10, 2016

Submission deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

Submission deadline: Nov. 21, 2016

Submission deadline: Nov. 28, 2016

Submission deadline: Dec. 14, 2016



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

Jane Zimmerman and Reginald Odom applaud the first graduates of PAGNY's Physician Leadership Program from Jacobi and NCB.

Last month, PAGNY proudly graduated 14 physicians from our first Physician Leadership Program—a unique program that will enable PAGNY to turn the doctors of today into the public hospital leaders of tomorrow.

Reginald Odom, PAGNY's Chief Human Resources Officer, and I enjoyed a lively and productive collaboration that celebrated the great talent we have in our PAGNY family. We are excited about rolling out the Physician Leadership Program to other PAGNY facilities in the near future.

As always, 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.

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