NYP MD TopLine - May 2021
Leadership Updates
Watch the Latest Leadership Briefing

Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese share a number of COVID-related updates, including details on our in-patient numbers and vaccination distribution. Watch the leadership briefing.

Vaccine Updates
COVID-19 Vaccines: Options for NYP Employees

NYP is committed to making the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all team members. Employees and their family members can now schedule an appointment for inoculation at our Workforce Health and Safety Clinics at NYP-CU and NYP-WC campuses. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updated FAQs 

Get the latest, up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine based on questions asked by fellow NYP team members. Read the FAQs. Learn more at

News from Across Our Three Institutions
Avoid Information Blocking and Remain Compliant with the 21st Century Cures Act

Due to the new, federally regulated 21st Century Cures Act, medical institutions across the US are now required to provide patients with immediate access to their electronic health information, including most clinical notes and results, without delay. Read more.

Epic Go-Live 3 to Launch on June 4, 2021

Epic Go-Live 3 is scheduled to launch for NYP-Q and NYP-LH on Friday, June 4. Employees who have not completed training will not have access to Epic during the launch. View epic training enrollment instructions.

Virtual Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

NYP hosted a panel discussion in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The discussion highlights the diversity and pride of the AAPI community through shared personal experiences of employee panelists. Watch the recording.

New Visitation Guidelines Effective May 6, 2021

NYP has updated the visitation policy in response to recent guidelines issued by NYS-DOH and improving COVID-19 trends. The updated guidelines include changes to visitation at inpatient locations, outpatient locations, behavioral health, physician practices and other departments. Read more.

The New York City Primaries are June 22; Make Your Voice Count

The NYC primary elections will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. NYP would like to encourage everyone to register to vote before the May 28 deadline. Read more.

The New York City Primaries are June 22; Make Your Voice Count

Elected officials, community members and NYP team members gathered on May 17 for an outdoor ceremony to celebrate the co-naming of 168th Street between Broadway and Fort Washington as Healthcare Heroes Way. The naming is in honor of health care workers who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

NYP Relief Efforts
Opportunity to Change 2021 Medical Coverage and Important FSA Reminders

Eruptions and accompanying ash fall have wreaked havoc on the Island of St. Vincent and surrounding Caribbean Islands. NYP has partnered with Americares to set up a secure NYP Americares site for team members who would like to support the massive relief and recovery efforts. Read more.

NYP Coordinates COVID-19 Assistance in India

India has become an epicenter for COVID-19, with more than 18 million confirmed cases and more than 200,000 deaths. NYP has coordinated with one of our key donors and our lead supplier of oxygen concentrators to provide thousands of machines to hospitals in India. Read more.

Organizational and Leadership Changes
Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD to Lead Pediatric Pulmonology

Effective July 1, 2021, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD will become Director of Pediatric Pulmonology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Lovinsky-Desir is a nationally recognized asthma researcher and rising leader in pediatric pulmonary medicine. Read more.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Dr. Sallie Permar Shares What Parents Should Know About Getting Their Kids Vaccinated

Dr. Sallie Permar, Pediatrician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, spoke with Health Matters to discuss what parents need to know about vaccinating their kids in time for summer. Read more.

Cancer Innovation at the Center for Pershing Square Sohn Prizewinners

The 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research has been awarded to NYP-CU’s Christine Iok In Chio, PhD, and Xuebing Wu, PhD, for their out-of-the box approaches to cancer research. Read more.

LEAD Spotlight 
Standardizing High-Impact Patient Care Transitions for Sickle Cell Disease Across the NYP Enterprise

Care for sickle cell disease is under-resourced and reflects significant inequalities related to racial injustices. With an increase in morbidity and mortality, NYP Lead created an enterprise-wide Sickle Cell Transitions Workgroup to identify the key elements for standardization of this process, as a part of the greater initiative to create an enterprise-wide center of excellence for sickle cell care. Read more.

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