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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. 

 
Local Sports Medicine Specialist: Small Changes Lead to Healthier, Pain-Free Lives PDF Print Email

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


Mar. 13, 2019:  Dr. Elan Goldwaser, a sports medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, delivered the opening keynote address at the Annual Westchester County Parks Staff Conference earlier this month. Dr. Goldwaser gave a talk to over 300 parks and recreation employees titled Masters of Our Own Health.

In his speech and the brief Q&A that followed, Goldwaser explained that daily exercise and good meal management can keep you living happier, healthier, and longer, with less pain. Here are some of the key recommendations from his speech.

  • Just get up and walk: 20 total minutes a day of walking boosts more than just your fitness level; heart, brain, lung, and almost all other organs benefit from exercise.  

  • With 150 minutes of weekly exercise, memory improves, digestive health speeds up, and you’ll start feeling better in all your joints. 

  • 5% weight loss is all it takes to stop the progression of arthritis and reduce pain in your joints. 

  • To help lose weight, aside from exercise, cutting out 500 calories a day will lead to a loss of 1 pound a week. That’s as easy as eliminating a couple of cans of soda or bags of chips. 

  • By cutting out the junk food and doing small daily walks, not only can we start reversing serious illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, but we will live longer, healthier, and pain-free lives.

Photo courtesy Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender, for 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. 

 
New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Often Fail and How To Make Them Succeed PDF Print Email

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By Jane Benjamin, PhD, The Counseling Center


Mar. 6, 2019:  Ask any fitness club manager or “regular” at a gym, and you’ll learn that mid-February is generally the time when the folks who joined on January 1 start to fade away. They may have initially come to work out on a daily basis, but now they’re nowhere to be found. They may have started 2019 with absolute resolve and commitment only to lose momentum a month later.     

New year’s resolutions can focus on any area of life but are most often aimed at exercise, weight loss, poor money management, or the habitual use of a substance (cigarettes, coffee, sugar, alcohol, drugs). Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list; sometimes resolutions focus on relationships: “I want to spend more quality time with my family”; “I want to focus more on my marital relationship”; “I want to see my good friends more often”; “I want to yell at my teenager less often.” But more often than not, new year’s resolutions involve summoning the self-discipline to relinquish a bad habit or start a healthy one. What tends to make new year’s resolutions so short-lived? And how can we increase the possibility of success?

The fact that the holiday season is the lead-up to the new year and that over-indulgence is such a common practice during this season can make people all the more focused and absolute about setting on a new course come January 1. But this ramping up of determination may not be as helpful as it sounds. Experiencing a huge surge of motivation may begin as a good thing, but it can cause people to set goals too high or to attempt to change too much at once.    

If you decide that early 2019 is the time to stop eating sweets, stop drinking, and exercise five days a week, there’s a good chance you’ll fail. Some people are able to revamp their lives in one fell swoop, but most cannot alter three major habits at once. It makes us feel good to set the bar high and decide to make major changes, but we’re much more likely to succeed if we divide these goals into much smaller increments. So, for example, rather than telling yourself, “I will be at the gym every weekday,” begin with, “I will take a 15-minute walk near my house four days each week,” and see how that goes. Instead of saying, “No more dessert ever,” begin with “no dessert on weekdays, but yes, on weekends.” 

It’s important to remember that it’s very difficult to maintain a state of deprivation for the long haul. Pure will power can start us off, but it won’t be enough to keep us going. Much like holding one’s breath, at some point the urge to inhale becomes overwhelming. Therefore, you may find it especially helpful to figure out what you will be getting, not just giving up. If you’re trying to quit smoking, you might think about what will become possible once cigarettes are out of the picture. Perhaps you’ve wanted to take a Zumba class or run a 3K race. Maybe after a few months without smoking, you’ll have the lung capacity to actually accomplish one of these physical challenges. If you’re trying to manage your money more responsibly and spend less on frivolous items, remind yourself that each month, you can pay down that credit card debt and put away some of that saved money towards the trip you’ve always dreamed of taking. In other words, think about what changing this habit opens up for you. What is possible now that was not before?  

Try not to over-think a resolution. Often people look for the “perfect” time to start, justifying the delay by saying, “I can’t start a diet this weekend; I’ve had a stressful week” or “My life is difficult enough without trying to rein in my spending, too.” All of us find ways to explain and justify the continuation of habitual behavior. Rather than pondering the process, just begin in some small way--take a short walk, skip dessert tonight, don’t hit the “buy” button on Amazon. Action will beget action and begin the momentum that can lead to sustained change.

Finally, when changing any habit, expect lapses and mistakes. When they happen, take note and continue on without drawing erroneous conclusions. Don’t despair. The natural tendency is to tell yourself that a single failure means that this is just too hard or that now is not the right time to be tackling this resolution. In fact, a lapse just means that change is a rocky, non-linear process and that forging ahead is the best course of action.

Pictured here: Jane Benjamin.

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. 

 
Tips for Handling the Empty Nest PDF Print Email

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By James Ellis, PhD, The Counseling Center


Feb. 13, 2019:  For those of us who are parents, the “empty nest” is the period of life when our children come of age and leave home, usually to go to college or work. This period of life transition may leave us with a good deal of pride as we witness our children’s independence, but it is often accompanied by feelings of sadness, loneliness, and sometimes depression. Child-rearing is an all-out prodigal investment that can never truly be repaid. When we launch our children, we may feel like bystanders at best and no longer needed at worst. So, as with any loss of this magnitude, we need to give ourselves the time and space to grieve and heal.

Some parents find the empty nest harder than others. For example, people who have had painful experiences of separations in the past may bring high anxiety to the looming separation of the empty nest, while people living in enmeshed family systems may not have learned how to differentiate from their children and may find themselves clinging rather than letting go. In both situations, parents may benefit from guidance about healthy ways to support their children’s transition to adulthood. It is normal for the empty nest to bring heightened emotions to the surface, including loss and uncertainty, as our role as a parent changes from one of overseeing children’s lives to becoming a consultant to them. Whatever the root causes of our anxieties, parents should be encouraged during this launching phase to work toward seeing their children not just as extensions of themselves but as separate individuals in their own right who have their own hopes and dreams.

While it is important to claim our experience of sadness, it is also important to realize that the empty nest does not mark the end of the relationship with our children but rather the end of one chapter in our lives and the beginning of a new one. Now is the time to engage in new activities that establish meaning and purpose for the road ahead. It’s a time to develop friendships and hobbies, pursue career and educational opportunities, or embark on long-postponed vacations. It’s a time to enter into a new role with our children.

Perhaps the following ideas can help parents cope with their empty nest experience:

Stay in touch with your children when they leave home – that’s one of the great advantages of modern technology: texting and Facetime make it easier to keep an emotional connection over long distances.

Accept your new role – remember your children have their own lives to live and you do, too.

Seek support – don’t isolate yourself with your feelings of loneliness. Get involved. Get involved in your faith community and in community activities. Create new structures of importance for this new chapter of your life. If you need help, remember that therapy and other supports are available.

Practice gratitude – try to focus on the things you are grateful for instead of pining after things that are no longer available to you.

The empty nest is one of life’s milestones. Like any other transition in life, it’s important to acknowledge its sadness, move through the mourning, and choose new adventures that pave the way for our future self and life. And, if transitioning through this time is difficult, reach out for support or counseling. What we do with our feelings about the empty nest is like so much else in life: this time of life will become what we make of it! 

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. 

 
Flu on Rise in New York: NYP-Lawrence Has New 15-Minute Test PDF Print Email

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


Feb. 6, 2019:  The flu season is officially here. If it is like last year, 49 million Americans could soon come down with the illness. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is preparing for the uptick in cases with a new and faster #flutest it just implemented for patients visiting the emergency department. Now, rather than sending a specimen to the hospital’s lab, nurses can swab a patient at the bedside and immediately process the test in fifteen minutes or less.

Dr. Andrew Amaranto, the new site director for the NYP-Lawrence Emergency Department, urges Westchester residents to be on the lookout for influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, including fever, cough, headache, and body aches. In children, parents should take notice of abdominal pain in addition to the above.

The CDC estimated that so far this season, between about six million and seven million people have been sick with flu; up to half of those people have sought medical care for their illness; and between 69,000 and 84,000 people have been hospitalized with flu. Cases are on the rise in the greater NYC area.  For the first weeks of December, there were under 200 cases reported by the CDC in the NYC area compared with over 1,300 cases the second week of January. 

Photo courtesy Josefa Paganuzzi, Thompson & Bender, for 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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