NYP MD TopLine - July/August 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
NYP Launches Cross-Campus Inpatient Rehabilitation Access Center

The new Cross-Campus Rehabilitation Center gives patients the choice to start inpatient rehabilitation sooner and get home more quickly, offering additional options and a reduced wait time for transfer to a rehab bed. Physicians can request rehab placements through Epic or via a direct phone line. Read more.

Dalio Center for Health Justice Held Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Symposium

The Dalio Center for Health Justice held a Sickle Cell Awareness Symposium to provide education for health care workers. Dr. Adrienne Mishkin gave a presentation on the quality of life for patients with sickle cell disease. Susanne Bifano, MPS, provided an overview of art therapy as an additional modality for treatment. Dr. Sujit Sheth moderated a panel discussion among three sickle cell patients who were treated at NYP and provided personal insights into the patient experience. Dr. Julia Iyasere also presented on understanding healthcare disparities in SCD. This symposium reinforced the importance of our focus on SCD and highlighted our new enterprise-wide program that aims to provide innovative, compassionate, patient-centered care.

July is Disability Pride Month

NYP recognizes Disability Pride Month, which honors the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. This year’s theme is Creating Change, Breaking Barriers, with a focus on health care and employment for those with disabilities. Read more.

NYP Launches Post-Discharge Call Center 

In an effort to better connect with patients and support them in their recovery, NYP has opened a new enterprise-wide Post-Discharge Center. With this new program, adult patients will be contacted shortly after discharge, prompted to complete a brief survey, and given the option to speak with a dedicated Clinical Discharge Call Agent for questions or other assistance. Read more.

The Path to Climate-Smare Net-Zero Emissions

Join Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons for The Path to Climate-Smart, Net-Zero Health Care grand rounds webinar series, hosted by Health Care Without Harm and the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education at Columbia University. The next webinar in this series is titled, Sustainable Ophthalmology: Eye Care With a Vision for Climate-Smart Surgery. In this session, ophthalmologists will discuss the environmental impact of ophthalmic practice and share how ophthalmologists are leading the climate-smart surgery movement, reducing pharmaceutical waste and advocating for policy change. Learn more about the Climate-Smart Health Care Series; register for Sustainable Ophthalmology Webinar.

Updates and Information on Monkeypox

As Monkeypox cases continue to rise across the U.S., clinicians should have a heightened awareness and consider patients who have a consistent rash illness. Our Monkeypox resources page provides information on testing and reporting of any suspected cases, clinical guidelines, IP&C contact information, and more. View Monkeypox resource page.

Organizational and Leadership Changes
Dr. Jedd Wolchok Appointed Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jedd Wolchok has been recruited as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Sept. 12. Dr. Wolchok is an internationally acclaimed Medical Oncologist who has revolutionized melanoma treatment through his innovations in immunotherapy. Read more.

Spotlight on our Physicians
Columbia Physicians Featured in Videos Nominated for New York Emmy Awards

Four video stories featuring doctors from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and care teams from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center have been nominated for New York Emmy Awards. NYP also received a nomination for branded content for In Tragedy & Healing: Inside the Burn Center at the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and for our health care system’s new brand platform and campaign, “Stay Amazing.” Read more.

Weill Cornell Medicine-Led Consortium Receives $8 Million to Expand New York Patient Data Network

The INSIGHT Clinical Research Network is a collection of de-identified electronic health records and clinical trials data from the five top academic medical centers in New York City, centralized into one database. This Weill Cornell Medicine-led database comprises more than 15 million patients and has received close to $8 million in renewed funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to expand the database and its use for health research for the next three years. Read more.

LEAD Spotlight
Increasing NYP Inpatient Hospice Use through Goals of Care Communication Program

This project will implement the Goals of Care Communication Program (GOComm), which is an enterprise-wide initiative to train front-line providers in effective Goals of Care conversations for patients approaching the end of their lives. Goals of Care discussions may not always happen early enough during the care process, and when patients deteriorate, it is often too late to discharge them home or to hospice. As part of this program, Project Leads will provide a four-hour virtual education module that covers timing and initiation of Goals of Care conversations, early referral to Palliative Care Medicine service for consult, and efficient utilization of existing programs within the system (e.g., scatter beds) to direct patients to the most appropriate end-of-life care. Read more.

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