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PAGNY Board Honors Antonio D. Martin for His Many Years of Service to New York City Health + Hospitals

Dr. Luis Marcos (left), PAGNY CEO, and Dr. Bijan Safai (right), President of PAGNY's Board of Directors, present a plaque of appreciation and gratitude to Antonio Martin, former EVP of NYC H+H

The PAGNY Board of Directors last month honored Antonio D. Martin, who after dedicating more than three decades to serving the New York City public hospital system is stepping down to take a senior executive position in Texas. For the last five years, Mr. Martin has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the NYC Health + Hospitals, where he was an unwavering advocate of PAGNY and its mission to provide patient-centered care to New York City’s underserved...

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Implements Epic System to Improve Patient Care and Safety

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island has become the first PAGNY-affiliated hospital to adopt the Epic electronic medical records system, which is aimed at improving patient care and patient safety. Epic Systems Corp. offers software that is widely used by hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, hospices and individual patients to help improve outcomes and enhance quality care. “We’re now using a system that’s up-to-date and will improve the quality of care for our patients and improve patient safety,” said Dr. Terence Brady, Coney Island’s Associate Chief Medical Officer. “That’s what we’re looking at more than anything.” Epic also gives the hospital the opportunity to become more efficient and reduce expenses—primarily by eliminating duplicative tests on patients...

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Training, Research & Education

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New Education Requirements for Prescribers of Controlled Substances

New Education Requirements

New York State now requires all prescribers of controlled substances to complete at least three hours of mandatory prescriber education by July 1st.

The course work or training may be live or online and must include the following eight topics...

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WHO/UNICEF Breastfeeding Program Names New York City Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx “Baby-Friendly”

Announcement of February's ceremony celebrating North Central Bronx's Baby-Friendly designation

Dr. Bijan Safai, President, PAGNY Board of Directors and Dr. Luis R. Marcos, Chief Executive Officer, PAGNY

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx has been designated a Baby-Friendly ® Hospital for its program to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their infants — an effort led by PAGNY Board member Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu, Vice Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health...

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Awards

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Five PAGNY Doctors Honored by the Harlem Fine Arts Show

Five PAGNY doctors have been honored by the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) for their professional excellence, their contributions to the field of medicine and their efforts to groom the next generation of medical professionals.

The Harlem Fine Arts Show is a multi-city traveling exhibition of contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography featuring art from the African Diaspora. This year’s theme, “The Health and Healing Power of Art,” celebrates African-American medical professionals and seeks to raise awareness about medicine as a career choice for young people.

The honorees were:

Dr. Lisa Ross, MBA
Dr. Lisa Ross, MBA, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. Dr. Ross is a member of the Muriel Petioni Women Chiefs’ Council of Harlem Hospital and an organizer of their annual “Go Red for Women”...
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Dr. Rawle F. Philbert, FACD
Dr. Rawle F. Philbert, FACD, Chairman of the Department of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at NYS Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and the Director of Dental Services...
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Dr. Camille A. Clare, MPH, CPE, FACOG
Dr. Camille A. Clare, MPH, CPE, FACOG Attending Physician, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Medical College and...
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Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu, MPH, FACOB
Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu, MPH, FACOB, Vice Chair of the Department of OB/GYN, NYC Health + Hospitals/ North Central Bronx and an Assistant Professor...
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Dr. Reba Williams
Dr. Reba Williams, Medical Director of Renaissance Health Care Network. Previously, Dr. Williams was Senior Director in the Division of Medical and Professional Affairs at New York City Health + Hospitals, where she coordinated...
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Focus on Research

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New Research Grant Opportunities

PAGNY has established a Health and Research Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, to further facilitate the long-standing commitment of our physicians to conduct research that enhances the delivery of care to the community served by NYC Health + Hospitals. The Foundation will seek grant opportunities, and conduct biomedical and health services research. The Foundation will also continue to support PAGNY’s partnership with NYC Health +Hospitals on research initiatives. This unique collaboration will ensure that our physicians remain connected to their patients, promote creative problem-solving and innovative approaches to the delivery of care and services.

The PAGNY Health and Research Foundation is building a strong network to support experienced, mid-career, and novice researchers. We are extremely thankful to the physicians and staff who have supported our research endeavors and invite all members of the PAGNY community to participate in this journey. Below are funding announcements and related deadlines.

Deadline for applications: April 17, 2017


Deadline for applications: May 12, 2017


Deadline for applications: June 7, 2017 | June 7, 2018 | June 7, 2019


Deadline for applications: Varies

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