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Cancer Support Team 'Celebrate Spring' Event at Bronxville Field Club in May PDF Print Email

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By Tania Weiss, Executive Director, Cancer Support Team 


Apr. 17, 2019:  On May 9, friends, supporters, and staff of Cancer Support Team will “celebrate spring,” at the Bronxville Field Club. Bronxville resident Sue Formato is chairing the event; Cancer Support Team is pleased to be honoring Judy Boyle and Bonnie Gould, two extraordinary volunteers who will receive the Making Miracles Happen Award.

CST board chair Lisa Edmiston noted that “Judy and Bonnie have been part of the fabric of CST for decades. Each has helped further our mission to enhance the lives of cancer patients and their families throughout Southern Westchester. Whether volunteering to drive our patients to medical treatments or assisting with fundraising events, both are dedicated to our cause, and we want to publicly recognize their contributions and thank them for their years of service.”

Judy Boyle (New Rochelle) volunteered to visit cancer patients over thirty years ago. When CST expanded and needed another full-time nurse, Judy joined the team. Today she continues to be a force for Cancer Support Team by working on fundraising events, including serving on the planning committee for the annual Gayle K. Lee Health Awareness Luncheon as well as the biannual gala. When reflecting on her work with CST, Judy remarks, “I am inspired by the dedication of the team and have learned so much from my patient experience. It’s true, when you give, you get so much more in return.”

Bonnie Gould (Scarsdale), a retired nurse and educator, has also worked tirelessly on CST’s events, even co-chairing The Health Awareness Luncheon. She has been a board member for five years and continues to drive cancer patients to and from chemo and radiation. “The patients are always thankful, not just because the rides make their lives a little easier, but they have the opportunity to talk and to share. We develop a relationship.”

Both honorees also “spread the word” about Cancer Support Team. As Bonnie says, “I have always been an ambassador of CST. The agency is an invaluable resource, and the team continues to deliver the highest quality of care. I am so proud to be associated with CST.”

Cancer Support Team® provides nursing, social work counseling, and case management services at any stage of the disease at no cost and without regard to insurance coverage. It is a Westchester County licensed nonprofit home health care organization that has been enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families affected by cancer for over forty years. Cancer Support Team also provides transportation and financial assistance when needed.

As a nonprofit charitable organization, financial support comes from individual donors, events, and grants. Cancer Support Team is a grantee of The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe and is very grateful for The Community Fund’s support.

For more information about the Cancer Support Team, please go to www.cancersupportteam.org or call Executive Director Tania Weiss at 914-777-2777.

Pictured here: Bonnie Gould (L) and Judy Boyle.

Photo courtesy Cancer Support Team

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
The Counseling Center to Honor Rosanne Welshimer at Annual Benefit PDF Print Email

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By Ellen Edwards, Member, Board of Directors, The Counseling Center


Apr. 10, 2019:  The Counseling Center is delighted to host its annual benefit on Friday, May 3, at the Bronxville Field Club from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  

This year, we are thrilled to honor Rosanne Welshimer, whose many years of service have made an enduring contribution to The Counseling Center and to the Village of Bronxville. Guests will have the chance to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while participating in a raffle as well as in silent and live auctions for theater tickets, two nights in a posh Manhattan hotel, personalized museum tours, and many other luxury gift items and customized events.

Thanks to four generous families who are sponsoring this year’s benefit, all the proceeds will go to support the important work of The Counseling Center, a nonprofit community resource founded in 1971. 

The center’s exceptional staff of trained psychotherapists--a staff distinguished by its many years of experience--provides individual psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family and child therapy, and pastoral counseling. 

Funds raised at the benefit will also support The Counseling Center’s fee subsidy program, which allows it to offer reduced-fee treatment to people who qualify from Bronxville and its neighboring communities. The mission of The Counseling Center is to provide high-quality mental health treatment to all people in need who seek its services.

Rosanne Welshimer is well known for her many years of service in Bronxville, including at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, where in addition to assuming many top leadership roles, she has also taught fourth-grade church school for more than thirty-four years. She has also served as board president of the Bronxville Public Library and has served on the board of The Counseling Center, to which she gave her time and energy for many years, culminating as its president. She is equally well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she baked for The Reformed Church’s soup kitchen for twenty-six years. Rosanne’s leadership, dedication, and warm friendship have helped ensure that The Counseling Center is able to continue its important work.

The upcoming benefit offers a reminder of what a valuable resource Bronxville has in The Counseling Center. The center specializes in serious mental health challenges, including major depression, anxiety/panic disorder, eating disorders, bipolar illness, self-injury, and addiction. In some of these cases, short-term, focused psychotherapy is appropriate; in others, longer-term, more intensive therapy is advised. Many other people seek help with the common challenges of life--troubled relationships, life transitions, or a desire for more meaning and balance. Sometimes in just a few sessions, clients find the clarity and reassurance they are seeking.

The Counseling Center offers a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and confidential place to get help. In addition to its offices in The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Pondfield Road, it has offices in Scarsdale, Riverdale, and New York City. 

For more information about services offered by The Counseling Center, visit www.counselingcenter.org or contact its clinical director, Dr. Jane Benjamin, PhD, at 914-793-3388, ext. 122. 

To purchase tickets to The Counseling Center's benefit, please contact Sue Perry at 914-793-3388, ext. 101, or click here.  

Pictured here:  Gail Cook (L) and Anne Coyle Lemberger, co-chairs of The Counseling Center Benefit Committee. 

Photo courtesy The Counseling Center


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 
Bronxville School to Field Team to Participate in Autism Speaks Walk: Link to Join Team PDF Print Email

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By David Pasquale, Bronxville School Parent


Apr. 10, 2019:  The Bronxville School will field a team for the Autism Speaks Walk on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the scenic NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital grounds in White Plains. All students, educators, administrators, and parents are welcome to join the team as participants, donors, or both. The walk is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, with registration and opening ceremonies starting at 9:00 am. Free parking is available for all participants at 333 Westchester Avenue in White Plains.

Click here to join the Bronxville School Team to Walk on June 2 or to donate

Photo courtesy David Pasquale



Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Has New Scanning Machine that Takes Clear Pictures of the Heart PDF Print Email

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Mar. 27, 2019:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s clinical staff performed the hospital's first pyrophosphate scan. The scan is a non-invasive imaging technique used to take clear pictures of the heart.  Using a gamma camera, the nuclear medicine team initiated the procedure to determine if a patient had cardiac amyloidosis, a disorder caused by deposits of amyloid, an abnormal protein that invades and damages the heart resulting in its not working properly.

“This is a very serious condition and historically there wasn’t much we could to for a patient once amyloidosis was found," said Dr. Albert DeLuca, a board-certified cardiologist from Columbia who practices at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. “But with our research, technological advances, and new drugs on the market to treat this disease, we have elevated patient care and can now save more lives and give people a new lease on life,” added Dr. DeLuca.

Columbia researchers received a grant to study cardiac amyloidosis, which helped them pioneer a way to image the heart in search of this abnormal protein.

Photo courtesy NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 

 
Michael J. Fosina, President of NYP Lawrence Hospital, Elected Chairman-Elect of Major Health Care Society PDF Print Email

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By Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital


Mar. 20, 2019:  Michael J. Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and senior vice president of NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, has been elected the 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 earlier this month. As chairman-elect, Fosina will serve the first part of a three-year term followed by serving as chairman and immediate past chairman.

A New Rochelle resident, Fosina has been president of NYP Lawrence Hospital since 2015. He has spent over twenty years at NYP in various leadership positions, including senior vice president and chief operating officer of NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital, helping establish NYP's sixth campus.

Board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, Fosina has served on the ACHE Board of Governors since 2016. He also served as the ACHE Regent for New York-Metropolitan New York from 2013 to 2016 and on numerous ACHE committees throughout the years.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Fosina is active on the boards of several organizations, nursing homes, and senior centers. He serves as an advisory board member for the University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences; a member of the board for Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; and a board member for LiveOn NY (Council of Senior Centers). He is also an active Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, a former Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and a former Congressional Fellow.

Pictured here: Michael Fosina.

Photo courtesy NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 
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