NYP MD TopLine - September / October 2019
Dr. Corwin and Dr. Forese’s Virtual Town Hall on September 26
To communicate with as many team members as possible, this town hall was video streamed live to all campuses. Dr. Corwin and Dr. Forese answered employees’ questions about Magnet, current construction projects, NYP’s response to the opioid epidemic, our flu vaccination program, sourcing supplies and cost-saving efforts, security measures, and more.

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NYP Organizational and Leadership Changes
Karen Westervelt, M.H.C.D.S., Group Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, will take on new responsibilities overseeing NYP’s digital transformation initiative, which is an essential part of our strategic approach to improving patient service. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Westervelt will continue to oversee our Westchester regional strategy and our Global Services strategy as well as regulatory planning and the NYP Health System.
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, M.P.H., has been appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, and will join NYP in November. In this new role, Ms. Sutton-Wallace will develop and implement key strategic initiatives, especially those related to our approach to regionalization in Brooklyn and Queens. Working closely with the existing hospital leadership and the existing leadership of the respective Medical Groups, she will oversee operations at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens as well as their NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups.

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Dr. Laura Alonso was named Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, effective September 1. Dr. Laura Alonso is an accomplished physician-scientist working on a cutting-edge approach to replenish the body’s insulin-producing beta cell population to treat diabetes.

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News from Across Our Three Institutions
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Achieves Magnet Recognition

Congratulations to NYP-CU on earning Magnet designation, which is the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

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Single Radiology Imaging System to be Implemented Across NYP

Between September 2019 and November 2020, NYP will merge each site’s radiology imaging system to be on one platform. A single radiology imaging system across NYP will allow for a seamless flow of information to improve decision making, patient outcomes and satisfaction, reduce redundancy, and increase practice efficiency and physician satisfaction.

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NYP Launches Opioid Use Disorder Resource Page

NYP's Behavioral Health Department has created an array of resources for our teams to use in confronting this crisis.

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Multiples Have Higher Risk of Medical Mix-ups in NICU

Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The higher error rate was due to misidentification between siblings within sets of twins, triplets, or quadruplets.

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Superhero Program Calms Children in Preparation for MRIs

Turning a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure into an entertaining superhero adventure helps prepare young children for the test and reduces the need for sedation, according to new research by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

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A Panel Discussion Led by Dr. Forese on the Upcoming Move to Epic as a Single Electronic Health Record

Panelists explained some tools the system offers, what users can expect during training, and how to prepare for go-live.

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EpicTogether Tripartite Update from Dr. Corwin, Dr. Choi, and Dr. Goldman

Read a message about the progress being made on the Epic implementation.

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LEAD Spotlight
Dr. Alia Koch

The goal of Dr. Alia Koch’s capstone project was to develop an opioid dashboard, which tracks the discharge prescribing data of all current prescribers throughout the NYP Enterprise. Using the dashboard, Dr. Koch and her colleagues are able to collect data and use them to engage and educate prescribers about their prescribing habits, with the ultimate goal of decreasing the use of opioids.

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Dr. Neel Mehta 

The goal of Dr. Neel Mehta’s capstone project was to coordinate, regionalize, and standardize pain management best practices across the NYP hospitals. It entailed identifying unmet needs in terms of resources and knowledge base and areas of opportunity to improve patient experience, and fostering relationships between departments. The project has led to joint collaborations between departments, growth in opportunities in telemedicine, and educational resource development.

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Spotlight on our Physicians
Inside NYP: Dr. Peter Angevine

A third-generation physician on first choosing a career as a teacher, then going on to become a leading spine surgeon.

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Inside NYP: Dr. Nir Uriel

Renowned cardiologist returns to NYP to expand access to expert care for heart failure patients.

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From a Slum in India to Leading Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist in U.S.

Dr. Prakash Satwani on how his brother’s death inspired him to help kids with leukemia in the U.S. and India.

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Please send your question or comment to Deepa Kumaraiah (dek9023@nyp.org) who will help direct your question to the appropriate department.
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