NYP MD TopLine - December 2020
Leadership Briefing
Live Virtual Leadership Briefings

President & CEO Dr. Steven Corwin and EVP & COO Dr. Laura Forese share frequent COVID-related updates, including current COVID positive in-patient counts, testing, hospital visitation guidelines and vaccine information. Watch the recent Leadership Briefings.

Dr. Forese and Dr. Jordan Orange Discuss the COVID Vaccine and Allergies

Dr. Laura Forese and Dr. Jordan Orange, Chair of Pediatrics at NYP-CU, Pediatrician-in-Chief of NYP-MSCH and expert in immunology, allergy and rheumatology discuss the two cases in the UK where patients had an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch the video.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women

Dr. Laura Forese and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief Dr. Laura Riley of NYP-WC provide a 14-minute update on the COVID vaccine for women pregnant or breastfeeding. Watch the video.

EpicTogether Updates

Get the latest updates on EpicTogether, including resources, regularly produced podcasts, and Super User recruitment. Read more.

News from Across Our Three Institutions
Read the Latest FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Get the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more.

Duration of Quarantine for COVID-19 Exposed Healthcare Personnel Changed from 14 to 10 Days

Based on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the duration of quarantine for health care personnel exposed to SARS-CoV-2, who remain asymptomatic, has been changed from 14 days to 10 days. Read more.

NewYork-Presbyterian Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

NYP-WC, NYP-CU, NYP-AH, NYP-LMH, NYP-LH, NYP-HVH, NYP-Q and NYP-BMH all earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing the hospitals’ commitment to providing stroke patients with the most appropriate treatment by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Read more.

Introducing NYP's New Employee Discount Hub: PerkSpot

NYP announced a new collaboration with PerkSpot, an online hub where you can easily access employee discounts, exclusive seasonal deals, and more. Create an account using your NYP email address for access to year-round employee discounts. Read more.

NYP's Policy on Gifts from Patients or Their Family

The Office of Corporate Compliance reminds all NYP employees about the policy regarding gifts from patients or their family; we all must be aware of and abide by NYP's Conflict of Interest – Acceptance of Gifts Policy C144. Read more.

Reminder: Linen Services Only Distributes Scrubs for Restricted Areas

Our Linen Services team does not distribute scrubs outside of Restricted Areas, such as Operating Rooms and Labor and Delivery, which are sterile environments. Scrubs designated for Restricted Areas may not leave the building at any time. Read more.

New NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Badge Update 

All NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital employees, Medical Group and volunteers were required to update their photos no later than December 11. Read more.

Watch the Latest NYP Digital Health Operations Research Institute Virtual Symposium

Hear from researchers across NYP, NYP-WC, and NYP-CU who are addressing health disparities by leveraging digital health and telemedicine technologies. Read more.

NYP Lower Manhattan Receives Magnet Recognition

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, recognizing healthcare organizations whose nursing teams consistently deliver superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation. It is the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Read more.

Dalio Center for Health Justice Launches New Infonet Resource Page

The new Dalio Center Infonet page provides news, information on events, updates on ongoing projects and initiatives, and tools and resources that support the Center’s mission. Visit the Dalio Infonet page.

Employee Resources and Services
Bus Service Options for Employees Extended Past the End of This Year

NYP is pleased to announce the extension of our bus and shuttle transportation into the New Year. There is no end date set at this time and we will provide advance notice when these services are to be discontinued. Read more.

Updated Guidance on Travel and COVID Testing

NYP will continue to keep you abreast on all advisories and guidance about travel as it evolves during the pandemic. NYP continues to provide PCR diagnostic testing for employees who meet a certain criteria. Read more.

Emotional Support Resources for NYP Employees

NYP would like to remind all employees of the emotional support resources that are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Receive virtual counseling with CopeNYP, monitor your stress levels and mood using the Psychiatric Symptom Tracker and Resources for Treatment (START), or receive personalized resiliency coaching from your onsite wellbeing coach. Read more.

Childcare Resources for NYP Employees

Review the current offerings, including Bright Horizons Back-up Childcare, Vivvi Early Learning and free online tutoring, available to all NYP employees and their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Weill Cornell Medicine Physicians and Scientists Lead COVID-19 Patient Registry Helping Track the Disease’s Evolution

A team of Weill Cornell Medicine physicians and scientists, along with student statisticians collaborating remotely from Cornell’s Ithaca campus and elsewhere, have built a secure database with medical data on more than 4,000 patients who had clinical symptoms of COVID-19 and were seen at one of three NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital campuses. Read more.

Columbia Scientists Seek New COVID Therapies and Tests

CUIMC News asked several Columbia University investigators to update us on their research involving new ways to detect the COVID-19 virus, prevent transmission, and treatment. Researchers have been pursuing several areas of investigation, from monoclonal antibodies to ultraviolet light, making progress with new ways to detect the virus. Read more.

In a GMA3 Interview, a Mom Meets the Altruistic Liver Donor Who Saved Her Son’s Life at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

During a remote interview on GMA3: What You Need to Know, Dia Landy was talking about how grateful she is for her son’s successful liver transplant, conducted by Chief Transplant Surgeons Dr. Adam Griesemer, Dr. Tomoaki Kato, and Dr. Benjamin Samstein. The hosts surprised the family by bringing his doner on-screen so everyone could meet for the first time. Read more.

Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Illumina Collaborate on Scalable Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Initiative

Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Illumina, Inc. are entering into a collaboration to sequence the complete human genomes of thousands of consenting patients, in order to identify genetic alterations driving disease and potentially reveal previously unidentified therapies for treatment. “We are committed to expanding whole-genome sequencing to cancer and other common diseases more broadly,” said Dr. Olivier Elemento, Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Read more.

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