NYP MD Topline - September 2023
Leadership Messages
Watch the Latest Leadership Briefing

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Brian Donley honors the memory of the four NYP EMTs who lost their lives on 9/11. He commends our team members who continue to care for patients who suffer from prolonged and lasting impacts stemming from these horrible attacks in this 6-minute video.

Inside NYP with Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Peter Fleischut

President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Steven Corwin met with Group Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Transformation Officer Dr. Peter Fleischut to discuss NYP’s digital transformation, specifically the implementation of our new electronic medical record Epic, as well as NYP’s world-class cybersecurity program in this 8-minute video.

News Across Our Institutions
National Organization for Rare Disorders Designates Weill Cornell Medicine and NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center as a Rare Disease Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center have together been named a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). The designation adds our academic medical center to NORD’s collaborative network of 40 participating institutions that research and treat rare diseases and increase awareness about rare diseases in the broader medical and patient community. Read More.

Catholic Health Collaborates with NYP to Expand Access to World-Class Heart Care

Catholic Health and NewYork-Presbyterian, two leading health care systems serving the New York metropolitan area, announced that they have signed a clinical collaboration agreement to provide an unparalleled level of cardiac care on Long Island. This collaboration will initially focus on expanding St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®’s advanced heart failure, adult congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology programs, while also extending NYP’s leading heart transplant program to Long Island, where patients can access the very best pre-and post-transplant continuum of care at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®. The agreement also creates opportunities for physicians to expand clinical research, enhance advanced analytic capabilities, and develop staff training programs. Read More.

NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's Department of Radiology was recently accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE). This is the highest achievement for medical imaging facilities. A team of ACR medical imaging experts conducted an on-site survey at NYP-BMH where they looked at criteria including personnel credentialing, facility organization and management, upkeep of equipment and IT platforms, quality management, and patient services. NYP Brooklyn Methodist is the first NYP site to receive the ACR's esteemed DICOE accreditation. Read More.

NYP Begins Treating Patients with New Alzheimer’s Disease Medication

NYP is now offering lecanemab, the first treatment that is clinically proven to reduce the rate of cognitive decline in patients with early-stage Alzheimer's, to patients in a hospital setting. In clinical trials, lecanemab slowed clinical decline over 18 months of treatment in people with early Alzheimer’s disease.. Read More.

The Joint Commission Health Care Equity Certification

The Joint Commission is offering a new voluntary advanced certification for health care equity. There are 36 requirements for the Health Care Equity certification across five domains: Leadership, Collaboration, Data Collection, Provision of Care, and Performance Improvement. The Dalio Center for Health Justice and Quality & Patient Safety teams are helping our NYPH campuses prepare for upcoming surveys for this certification with coaching tracers and educational resources. Read More.

ProPX Awarded Provider Innovation Grants to Support Three Patient Experience Innovation Projects at NYP

After a competitive application period, with more than 50 applications from across the enterprise, NYP’s ProPX Patient Experience innovation program is excited to announce the three winning projects and their leaders who were awarded grants to support their efforts over the 2023-2024 academic year. Each project will enhance the patient experience. Read More.

Organizational and Leadership Changes
We are pleased to share several organizational and leadership changes in Quality and Patient Safety over the past few months as we realign our physician quality structure to meet the needs of our departments and campuses.
  • Dr. Theresa Madaline Appointed as Associate Chief Quality Officer for NYP/Columbia
  • Dr. Joshua Allen-Dicker Appointed as Associate Chief Quality Officer for NYP/Weill Cornell
  • Dr. Calvin Hwang Appointed as Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer for NYP/Allen
  • Dr. Xenia Frisby Appointed as Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer for NYP/Westchester
  • Dr. Dena Goffman Appointed in expanded role as Associate Chief Quality Officer for Obstetrical Care at NYP
  • Dr. Denise Leung Appointed in expanded role as Associate Chief Quality Officer for Behavioral Health/Psychiatry at NYP
  • Dr. John Babineau Appointed in expanded role as Associate Chief Quality Officer for Pediatrics at NYP
  • Dr. Jason Adelman Appointed in new role as Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Safety Research and Innovation at NYP
To learn more about the new appointees including their biographies, click here.
Spotlight on our Physicians
Propelling MMA Embolization to First Line Treatment for Chronic Subdural Hematoma

Dr. Jared Knopman, neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, is propelling middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization to first line treatment for chronic subdural hematoma, sparing the most vulnerable patients from the risks of open surgery. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is a Center of Excellence for MMA embolization and is the primary site for the sentinel EMBOLISE (Embolization of the Middle Meningeal Artery With ONYX™ Liquid Embolic System).  Read More.

New Columbia Children’s Redox Health Center Aims to Lessen the Tragic Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s recently appointed Chief of Pediatric Critical Care and Hospital Medicine, Dr. Hülya Bayır, has dedicated her career to understanding the brain’s special vulnerability to injury, and what might be done to protect brain tissue in the hours and days after an accident. Through the newly established Columbia Children’s Redox Health Center, she and colleagues are identifying and characterizing a set of key cellular challenges that occur following a brain injury, called redox reactions – shorthand for reduction and oxidation. Read More.

NYP LEAD Spotlight
NYP LEAD Training Program Application 

NYP Leadership Education and Development for Physicians (LEAD) Academy continues to recruit for 2024-2025, seeking a small group of early to mid-career physicians demonstrating high potential as future leaders to engage in its training program. The 13-month training program provides attendings with the highest-yield components of an MBA and MHA curriculum, with additional teaching tailored to individual interests, all led by nationally renowned educational institutions.  The program is anchored by NYP-prioritized capstone projects, each led by a LEAD attending with support from NYP leadership. To participate, submit applications by November 17, 2023. Read More.

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