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April/May 2019

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Barry Kraushaar, MD Northeast Orthopedics announces the appointment of Barry Kraushaar, MD, to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' national Board of Councilors (AAOS-BOC). The AAOS-BOC is a grassroots advisory board that addresses issues affecting orthopedic surgeons and their patients. The Board is made up of 100 members nationwide, five of whom are from New York. Dr. Kraushaar is one of them. The councilors provide internal advice to the Academy about education and professionalism. They meet with Congress and other federal officials about healthcare policy. Dr. Kraushaar was invited to the national Board after more than a decade of contribution on the Board of Directors of the NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He remains on the Legislative and Advocacy Committee, participating in policymaking that affects our region through Albany. Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn RN, MSN, CRRN Burke Rehabilitation Hospital recently named Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn RN, MSN, CRRN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer. In this position, Vermiglio-Kohn will over - see all nursing-related activities in the hos- pital, as well as alignment with the standards of nursing care defined by Montefiore Health System. Vermiglio-Kohn is taking over for Marie Spencer, RN, PhD, who is retiring in April after 18 years at Burke. Nursing is a second career for Vermiglio-Kohn, who worked as a chemical engineer for 10 years in the coffee manufacturing industry, as well as on the first test kit to screen blood for the AIDS virus. Vermiglio-Kohn received her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph's College of Maine. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rutgers University, a Master's in Food Science from Rutgers University and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Bergen Community College. Richard Zuniga, MD New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) welcomes Richard Zuniga, MD, to its practice of physicians as a board-certified hematologist-oncologist. Dr. Zuniga earned his medical degree at Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Peru. Dr. Zuniga completed his residency and his first fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, where he also practiced as an attending physician. He went on to complete two more fellowships, in hematolo - gy-oncology and drug development research at the University of Texas Health Service Center. He has been recognized for his fight against breast cancer, receiving the Breast Cancer Achievement Award from the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium in 2010. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The European Hematology Association and the Society for Neuro-Oncology. Elan Goldwaser, DO, at the annual Westchester County Parks Staff Conference Elan Goldwaser, DO, a sports medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, delivered the opening keynote address at the annual Westchester County Parks Staff Conference. Dr. Goldwaser spoke to over 300 parks and recreation employees on the topic "Masters of Our Own Health." In his speech and the brief Q&A that followed, Dr. Goldwaser talked about how daily exercise and good meal management can keep you living happier, healthier and longer, with less pain. The event was held at the County Center. Michael J. Fosina, FACHE Michael J. Fosina, FACHE, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, and Senior Vice President, NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, has been elected 2019–2020 Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Fosina took office at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE's 62nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership. As Chairman-Elect, Fosina will serve the first part of a three-year term followed by serving as Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman. Helen Hayes Hospital Director of Dietary Catherine Golub, MS, RD, CDN Helen Hayes Hospital welcomes Catherine Golub, MS, RD, CDN, to the position of Director of Dietary. In her new position, Golub will oversee all functions of the hospital's Dietary Department, ensuring that patients at the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital receive nutritionally balanced meals that will enhance their rehabilitative care. Golub is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience in clinical nutri - tion and food service operations for organizations including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic health system, Metropolitan Medical Center and Hudson Valley Hospital. P E O P L E I N T H E N E W S 1 4

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