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February/March 2020

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The Griffin Family Foundation is based in Briarcliff Manor. Formed by the late William Griffin, who was co-founder and Chair of Hudson Valley Bank, and his wife, Margaret, the Foundation has supported Elizabeth Seton Children's for more than two decades. The aging-out crisis is playing out nationally as a result of new medical technologies that allow approximately 3 million children with medically complex conditions in the United States to live longer than ever before. Elizabeth Seton's Young Adult Center will transform the lives of young adults with medically complex conditions through programming, technology and design innovations specially tailored for their needs. To be co-located with Elizabeth Seton Children's Center in Yonkers, the new facility will be the first freestanding home of its kind in the nation — a licensed skilled nursing facility and outpatient program serving individuals over age 21. Construction is expected to begin in 2021. The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The certification recognizes healthcare organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for knee and hip replacement. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge. Montefiore Nyack Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced on- site review on February 18. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care and an organized approach to performance measure - ment and improvement. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observa - tions and interviews. Debra A. Simons, PhD, RN, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences Manhattanville College's fledgling School of Nursing and Health Sciences has received a $60,000 grant to create a Clinical Learning Laboratory. The state-of-the-art Clinical Learning Laboratory will be equipped with human simulators and clinical simulation environments that emulate all levels of care. The grant was announced by the Mid- Hudson Regional Economic Development Council (MREDC), which provided $65.8 mil - lion for 105 projects in the Hudson Valley. Westchester received $19.2 million to fund 30 projects benefiting local governments, art and cultural institutions. Manhattanville was the only institution of higher education in Westchester to receive a grant. "The use of clinical simulation is critical for training competent and safe practitioners, as it will help to bridge important connections between academic knowledge and clinical reasoning," says Debra A. Simons, PhD, RN, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Manhattanville recently announced that it is seeking accreditation for a School of Nursing and Health Sciences from the New York State Department of Education. A curriculum plan has been proposed for two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for traditional four-year and transfer students, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for second-degree students. (L–R) Sean Lews, Joseph Ricca, Erik Larsen, MD, Ed Tangredi, Farrukh Jafri, MD, Maggie Racioppo and Kate Lopez As a follow up to Stop the Bleed training provided to White Plains School District teachers, staff and administrators in 2019, White Plains Hospital recently donated Stop the Bleed kits to the White Plains City School District. The kits will be available in White Plains schools throughout the district and will be placed near defibrillator units already commonly available in schools. Stop the Bleed kits include tourniquets and wound packing equipment and are designed to help save lives in the event of a bleeding emergency. Recognizing this as the next level of school emergency preparedness, White Plains Hospital and the White Plains City School District have teamed up to provide ongoing Stop the Bleed training to its staff through simulations using high-fidelity mannequins. Karen Morice, MD Erika Trovato, DO Burke Rehabilitation Hospital continues to build upon its reputation as an academic leader with the recent addition of fellowships in brain injury medicine and sports medicine. The two fellowships were granted initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in January. Burke will host two fellows for each pro - gram over the span of one year. During their time, fellows will rotate at Burke's main cam- pus in White Plains and other institutions affili- ated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Health System, allowing broad exposure to the spectrum of care for patients with a wide range of conditions in both disciplines. Karen Morice, MD, will serve as the director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship, while Erika Trovato, DO, will be the director of the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. Burke expects the first group of fellows to join the Burke graduate medical education programs in July 2020. Physicians who are interested in applying can do so by sending a CV to for the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship or to for the Sports Medicine Fellowship. For more detailed information on either program, or to learn more about Burke's ACGME-accredited residency program, please visit n M D N E W S . C O M /// M D N E W S L O W E R H u D S O N / B R O N x ■ 2 0 2 0 2 1

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