Make this your home page

Letters to the Editor

Please type the number 5 below to submit

Sponsored Links

Bronxville Weather

°F | °C
invalid location provided
Healthcare Services

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Holds Western-Themed Employee Appreciation Day PDF Print Email


By Nikki D’Aleo, Thompson & Bender, for NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Oct. 3, 2018:  The leadership team at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital celebrated the hard work and dedication of its staff at its annual employee appreciation day, which was held on August 16 at Maltby Park in Bronxville. Management served breakfast, lunch, and dinner to physicians and staffers at this year’s Western-styled celebration.

Maltby Park was transformed into a scene from the Wild, Wild West. There were saddles, cactuses, cowboys, and even a (faux) horse-drawn covered wagon. There was much to celebrate at the festive gathering. NYP Lawrence Hospital’s quality and patient satisfaction scores are climbing, and employees are leading various efforts to enhance patient safety and overall care.  

“The annual employee appreciation day is the perfect opportunity to thank our doctors and staff for their unwavering commitment to providing compassionate and quality care to our patients,” said Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

Pictured here NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital leadership and staff, from left to right: Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president; Harry Callery, electrician, engineering department; James Keogh, vice president of support services; Dan Rossini, director of engineering; Nick Marji, HVAC mechanic, engineering department.  

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.



Shop & Listen Boutique: A Trunk Show and Interactive Presentation about Substance Abuse Hosted by The Maxwell Institute Thursday, September 27 PDF Print Email


By Christine Tormey, Member, Advisory Board, The Maxwell Institute of St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester

Sep. 26, 2018: On Thursday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the advisory board of The Maxwell Institute will host a trunk show and informative session at the home of Angela and John Seminary, 5 Middle Road in Bronxville, called "Hidden in Plain Sight," a must-see presentation for parents. Lillian Neuman, director of outreach services at Maxwell, will present a replica of a teenager's bedroom with hidden substance use references and paraphernalia. The presentation has been made possible by a grant from The Community Fund. Admission is free.

Vendors include Hi-Rise Hive, award-winning local honey and pure beeswax body care from New York City beehives; Linda Richards, chic fur accessories and outerwear; Shinsato Design, unique hand-knit jewelry; Touchstone Jewelry, bringing the magic of Swarovski Crystal to each chic jewelry piece; Silk Road, gifts for the home and holidays; and Warwick + Lazaro, artistic scarves and shawls, designer necklaces, and unique one-of-a-kind handbags.

Please join us. 

Visit for more information. 

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.
A New Level of Orthopedic Care at NYP Lawrence in Bronxville PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele

Sept. 17, 2018: ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is rapidly evolving, with dramatic advances in capabilities that allow for sophisticated orthopedic care here in Bronxville. Especially for orthopedic patients with limited mobility, this close proximity may be particularly welcome news.

Since last year, the department has expanded its services, hired new fellowship trained subspecialists, and come under new leadership. An entire spectrum of full musculoskeletal care is now offered, including both non-operative and operative treatments for everything from arthritis pain to sports injuries.  NYP Lawrence’s physical therapy services are also available to support patients who need it.

At the helm since spring 2017 is Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Nas S. Eftekar Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, NYP Lawrence Hospital; Chief of Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUMC); Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, CUMC. Dr. Geller specializes in hip and knee reconstruction, including advanced minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, hip fracture care, and complex reconstructions and revisions of painful and failing joint replacements. 

The new hires, who boast national and international reputations, have helped ratchet up the department’s credentials. This has resulted in considerable expansion of orthopedic and sports medicine services including hip and knee reconstruction, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, elbow, shoulder, spine, and trauma. Additional physicians are scheduled to join the team this fall, further expanding the NYP Columbia presence in Westchester.

“We know through research that quality and outcomes are significantly improved when specially trained surgeons perform a high volume of surgeries within a more narrow scope of care – leading to faster recoveries and fewer complications,” Dr. Geller explained.

As part of NYP Lawrence’s global musculoskeletal care, Dr. Elan Goldwaser, a specialist in primary care sports medicine and orthopedics, recently joined the NYP Lawrence team. With his holistic approach to non-operative musculoskeletal care, Dr. Goldwaser is able to augment a traditional plan of care with a skilled and targeted use of ultrasound-guided injections. These may include more advanced techniques of stem-cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)-type injections, which use the body’s own biologics to improve healing and recuperation. Those who are candidates for this procedure may be able to avoid surgery.

Minimally invasive joint replacement has been a focus of Dr. Geller’s clinical practice and research. Newer, more sophisticated technology can allow for same-day discharge, a rarity in not only the county but even the Tri-State area, according to Dr. Geller.  This is more common for patients undergoing partial knee replacement, as well as with many anterior hip replacements, the newer method for this procedure. This has been enabled by the hospital’s Joint Commission-certified joint replacement program, a multi-disciplinary effort involving pre-op education, pain management, care coordination, and the physical therapy and rehabilitation team.

The hip and knee replacement program was recently re-certified with the highest marks by the Joint Commission, a regulatory body that bestows certification on centers demonstrating the highest level of care, including a strong multi-disciplinary team. To earn this certification, a center must demonstrate not only surgical expertise, but also high-quality care from the beginning of the care episode to a successful outcome beyond 12 months post-surgery.  The hospital is required to track the essential metrics of surgical outcome, complications, infection rates, readmissions to the hospital, and overall quality of care.

NYP Lawrence’s partnership with ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics represents a strong commitment to provide world-class musculoskeletal care in a regional setting: improving the patient experience, providing individualized care utilizing the latest technology, and delivering quality outcomes.  The practice has two Westchester offices in Bronxville and Tarrytown, with a third location is slated to open in Eastchester in early 2019.

A Westchester resident, Dr. Geller is committed to advancing orthopedics care the way Bronxville-area residents have craved: close to home. “We continue to make a big commitment to Westchester, and we are the only NYC orthopedic department providing patients with full-service non-op and operative treatment close to home, in Westchester.”

For further information:

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Be Well Bash

In collaboration with the Village of Bronxville, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is hosting this free program for K-12 student athletes, weekend warriors and seniors on Saturday, September 29th from 11am to 3pm on the front lawn of the Bronxville School.

The community can meet clinicians from the Columbia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine program, and specialists from primary care, cardiology and other departments to learn how to stay healthy and achieve your goals.  It will be an afternoon filled with activities from the NFL PLAY 60 Skills and Drills program and the New York City Football Club Street Team program; injury prevention workshops; music; food; entertainment; face painting and much more. This exciting interactive program will offer activities and health information to keep you active from kindergarten into your 90’s! Registration is not required and the event will take place rain or shine. For more information, please call 914-787-5000.

Photograph:  Dr. Geller; Photo provided by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Note:  This content is sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

NYP Lawrence Hospital Receives American Heart Association Award PDF Print Email


By Staff, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Jul. 25, 2018:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines--Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health and get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Michael Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

Igor Zilberman, MD, neurologist and director of the stroke program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, added, “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital additionally received the association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

“We are pleased to recognize NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, MD, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number-five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Photo by A. Warner

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 Cancer Center: World-Class Cancer Care in Our Local Community PDF Print Email

By Susan Miele

June 27, 2018:  Nearly eighteen months ago, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Cancer Center opened its doors for the first time in Bronxville.

The hospital’s affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (HICCC) ensures access to services not previously available locally. With cutting-edge technology, a multidisciplinary team-based approach to care, a strong academic partner, and a host of ancillary services, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center now provides Bronxville-area residents  high-quality cancer care in their own backyard.

The NYP Lawrence Cancer Center is in many ways an extension of HICCC at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).  It boasts a cadre of top-rated physicians, many of whom are Columbia University Medical Center faculty, and utilizes the latest immunotherapies and chemotherapies, surgery, and radiation treatment in an environment dedicated to patient comfort and safety.

“We have developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care,” says Nancy E. Mills, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC, and Director of Cancer Survivorship at NYP Lawrence Cancer Center. “Through our team approach, we provide expert cancer care from screening and diagnosis to surgery, treatment, genetics, psychosocial support, pain management, and survivorship.” 

At the NYP Lawrence Cancer Center, patients have access to providers that sub-specialize in specific cancer types, such as breast and lung cancer, with multidisciplinary disease-management teams to address a patient’s  physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.

“Along with our Cancer Center’s faculty and comprehensive support services, one standard of care is offered at NYP Lawrence and throughout the NYP/CUIMC healthcare system,” says Stephanie Smith-Marrone, MD, Medical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC, and Director of the Thoracic Disease Management Team and Clinical Trials at NYP Lawrence Cancer Center.

Patients also have full access to clinical trials offered at HICCC, allowing the potential to participate in investigational diagnostic techniques and treatments, as well as quality-of-life studies.

The HICCC is one of only 45 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, of which only three are in New York State. Many of the physicians who practice at the NYP Lawrence Cancer Center are HICCC members and have specialized expertise in specific disease-site cancer treatment and management.

Since opening in November 2016, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center has received several national recognitions, including continued accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. More recently, the Center was designated to be a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence from the Lung Cancer Alliance, as well as selection as a Lung Cancer Center of Excellence from the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, the first program in the Northeast with this designation. Additionally, NYP Lawrence Hospital continues to be an accredited member in good standing of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and recently received full accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology. The Hospital’s Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center was also named one of America’s Best Breast Centers in 2018 by the Women’s Choice Award® . 

The clinical team at NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center has expertise in treating both solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, and offers subspecialized services in medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology. For certain highly complex treatments (e.g. bone marrow transplantation) requiring specialized procedures only available at a tertiary center, care can be facilitated at NYP/CUIMC. 

As a comprehensive community cancer center, the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center provides ancillary services such as patient navigation, social work, spiritual and nutrition services, physical therapy, and genetic counseling.  There are on-site support groups led by clinical social workers from Gilda’s Club Westchester, pain management, and palliative care. These workshops and support groups are open to all members of the community. Here is a link to their events calendar.

The number of cancer survivors is growing dramatically thanks to advances in cancer detection and treatment. The Cancer Survivorship Program at the Cancer Center emphasizes a collaborative, integrated approach. In addition to  a detailed, personalized Survivorship Care Plan given to each patient and shared with the patient’s other providers to facilitate coordination of care,  there is a survivorship clinic to address any long-term effects of their cancer treatments and guide patients back to wellness.

With the NYP Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center team, patients can receive the benefits of personalized care in their own community setting, near home and family, with the support and expertise of a major academic medical center.

For further information:

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708

Photo:  Photo provided by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Center

Note:  This content is sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Center

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Sign Up For Newsletter

MyhometownBroxnville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments.  For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site.  Thank you.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to present accurate information, myhometownBronxville, LLC, does not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information herein. We urge all users to independently confirm any information provided herein and consult with an appropriate professional concerning any material issue of fact or law. The views and opinions expressed by the writers, event organizers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of myhometownBronxville, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use . No portion of this publication may be reproduced or redistributed, either in whole or part, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2009, All rights reserved.