NYP MD TopLine - June 28, 2019
NYP Updates

NYP Among Nation’s Best in Every Specialty Featured in U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” Survey

For the 13th year in a row, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” Additionally, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is New York’s No. 1 children’s hospital, according to the New York Daily News’ analysis of the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.

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Crain’s Most Powerful Women in New York: Dr. Laura Forese

Dr. Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, has been selected as number 9 on Crain’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York.

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NYPMG Queens Medical Oncology Practice

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce a unique partnership between the Weill Cornell Lymphoma Program and the NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Division of Medical Oncology. This partnership will provide patients residing in Queens, suspected of or diagnosed with all types of lymphomas, consultations with Weill Cornell’s national leaders in lymphoma.

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NYP Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging across our workforce. This year’s Pride celebrations are of particular significance as June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which served as a catalyst of the LGBTQ Rights movement. In support of our commitment, and as a named leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign, NewYork-Presbyterian is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month by participating in various events across NYC.


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LEAD Spotlight: Dr. Elaine Barfield and Dr. Tarah Pua
The goal of the LEAD Academy Capstone Project by Dr. Elaine Barfield, assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Dr. Tarah L. Pua, gynecologic oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, was to develop and operationalize an effective training program for the Epic EMR go-lives that would allow for minimal loss of productivity and revenue.

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EpicTogether Update

The collaboration to integrate the electronic medical records of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Weill Cornell Medicine is an excellent example of how we are leading the way through partnership and providing extraordinary care for our patients.

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NYP-WC Corner
‘At NewYork-Presbyterian’s David H. Koch Center, the Future of Ambulatory Care is Now.’ This story in Industry Edge, a Press Ganey publication, highlights some of the many unique facets that make our patients’ experience at the NYP David H. Koch Center exceptional.

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NYP-CU Corner
Three transplant physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center – Drs. Lloyd Ratner, Maryjane Farr, and Elizabeth Verna – were recently elected to posts in national transplant organizations.

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External Updates

New York State 2019 Legislative Session Ends

New York State’s Legislature recently concluded their 2019 legislative session in Albany. Legislation supported by New York’s hospital community regarding Pharmacy Technician certifications passed both houses of the Legislature. That bill will now head to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to sign it into law.  Legislation that did  not pass this year included nurse staffing ratio legislation and single payer legislation.

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California and Silicon Valley Team Up on Mental Health

The State of California is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available through technology.

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FDA Taps IBM, Walmart, and Others for Blockchain Pilot Project

IBM, Walmart, KPMG, and Merck & Co. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chose them to be part of a blockchain pilot program designed to track and ensure the integrity of prescription medicine and vaccines.

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