NYP MD TopLine - November 2022
Leadership Updates
Watch the Latest Leadership Briefings

Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese share video messages on a regular basis, which include a number of hospital-related and other updates. Watch the latest video.

News from Across Our Three Institutions
Stay Connected with the NYP News App: NYP Now

NYP is pleased to announce the launch of our new app, NYP Now. With the app, team members can instantly access up-to-date NYP news and alerts, leadership messages, benefit updates, employee resources, health and well-being information, and more, right at their fingertips. Download NYP Now via the Apple Store or Google Play and enter your CWID and password to start using the app. Read more.

NYP COVID Pass Is No Longer Required

NYP employees are no longer required to complete COVID PASS prior to leaving home and entering any NYP campus. Since COVID remains prevalent, we encourage you to self-monitor for any COVID-19-like illness symptoms, and to report symptoms or a COVID-related absence by using the NYP COVID Tracker. Read more.

Access CopeNYP for Emotional Support Resources

The holiday season can be a difficult time of the year for many people. If you feel like you are struggling and in need of support, our CopeNYP team is available to all NYP employees and their household members. CopeNYP is a team of compassionate, expert licensed mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors from Weill Cornell Medicine. All services are confidential and free. Read more.

NYP Team Members Celebrated Respect Week and Shared What Respect Means to Them

From November 14-20, team members celebrated Respect Week and held events and activities to recognize and applaud their teammates. This year's theme was, "Setting a Place at the Table for Everyone," celebrating the spirit of the season and emphasizing our Culture of Respect, inclusiveness, and belonging across NYP. View photo gallery.

NYP Medical Group Westchester Opened New Site in Larchmont, NY

In September, NYP Medical Group Westchester opened the doors to the Larchmont site, located at 1329 W. Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY. The new location offers primary and multi-specialty care services, with twelve patient exam rooms and an X-ray suite. Patients now have access to the full resources of NYPMG-W specialties, including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, OB/GYN, Primary Care, and Urology. The site also offers same-day sick appointments, early hours, and advanced imaging services.

'In the Heights’ Murals Get a New Home at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

To show appreciation for health care workers and celebrate the Washington Heights community, Lin-Manuel Miranda, his family, and Warner Bros. Entertainment gifted NYP-CU with murals from the film based on his musical “In the Heights.” Created by a local artist, the brightly painted murals are hung in well-travelled areas of the campus and are intended to bring joy to patients, families, visitors, and health care workers. Read more.

Inaugural NYP Dalio Center for Health Justice Conference

On October 3, the Dalio Center for Health Justice held our inaugural conference at the Brooklyn Museum, with several speakers including Heather McGhee, JD, Dr. David R. Williams, Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, and Dr. Michelle Morse. Over 200 people were in attendance in person, and an additional 200 people attended virtually. Watch the recording; also see: The Dalio Center for Health Justice featured at the American Public Health Association’s 2022 TV Thought Leadership Film Series.

Reminder: NYP Influenza Vaccination Deadline is November 30

The deadline to receive the Influenza vaccine is Wednesday, November 30. We encourage all NYP team members to receive their flu vaccine at a local NYP Workforce Health & Safety clinic, through NYP Flu Champions, or at a local pharmacy or doctor’s office. Read more.

Complete the 2022 Annual Hospital Training

NYP is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Annual Hospital training (AHT22). Each year, all NYP employees are required to complete this training to refresh their knowledge of key behaviors, and help ensure the safety of our patients and each other. Team members can access AHT22 in WorkdayRead more.

Organizational and Leadership Changes
Dr. Francis Lee Named Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Francis Lee, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, is appointed Interim Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Interim Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. Lee will succeed Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi. Read more.

Dr. Brenna Farmer Named Chief of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Brenna Farmer has been named Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Farmer, who is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, will expand and enhance emergency services at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Read more.

Dr. Peter M. Fleischut Promoted to Group Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Transformation Officer

In this expanded role, Dr. Fleischut will oversee the strategic vision and management of enterprise information technology, lab operations, pharmacy operations, innovation, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and cybersecurity.

Patricia Righetti Promoted to Regional Administrative Director for NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester and Hudson Valley

Patricia will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Medical Groups in Westchester and Hudson Valley, which includes practices in the Bronx, Westchester, and Putnam County. She will work collaboratively with Medical Group and regional hospital leadership, implementing strategies to enhance patient experience and to promote high-level quality care to our patient population.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Faulty DNA Repair May Lead to BRCA-Linked Cancers

A new study conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found that error-prone DNA replication and repair may lead to mutations and cancer in individuals who inherit a mutant copy of the BRCA1 gene. Lead author, Dr. Madhura Deshpande, Research Associate at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, explains that the BRCA1 gene encodes an important DNA-repair protein. The discovery has potential implications for preventing the development of cancer in patients with these mutations. Read more.

Implanted Pump Safely Delivered Chemo Straight to the Brain in Patients with Brain Cancer

Researchers from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons are among the first to test an implantable pump system that can continuously deliver chemo through a tube inserted directly into the brain for patients with brain cancer. “This new approach has the potential to transform treatment for patients with brain cancer, where the outlook for survival remains very poor,” says Senior Author Jeffrey Bruce, MD, Edgar M. Housepian Professor of Neurological Surgery Research at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Read more.

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