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NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Raises $225,000 at Golf Outing PDF Print Email


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

Oct. 10, 2018:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital raised more than $225,000--a record-breaking amount for the hospital--at its annual golf outing, which was held this year at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale on September 24.


Bronxville residents Conrad van Tienhoven and Marshall Insley served as event co-chairs. The golf outing was sponsored by Batska Consulting Group, Empire General Contracting, Sodexo, TD Bank, and Pepe Auto Group.

Pictured here: Top photo (L to R): Mike Pytosh, golf committee member; Andy Paul, former NYPLH board member; Michael Fosina, NYPLH president; Michael Meyers, former NYPLH golf chair; and Conrad van Tienhoven, NYPLH golf co-chair.

Second photo (L to R): John Priesing, former NYPLH board chairman; Dr. Jeffrey Geller, chief of orthopedic surgery, NYPLH; and Richard Dresdale, NYPLH board chairman.

Photos 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.


First-Ever Be Well Bash in Bronxville a Success; See Photos PDF Print Email


By Staff

Oct. 3, 2018:  It was a gorgeous, sunny, seventy-degree day on Saturday, which provided the perfect backdrop for the first-ever Be Well Bash in Bronxville. This bash was sponsored by New-York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital along with the Village of Bronxville, the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, and The Bronxville School. Its goal was to raise awareness about wellness and injury prevention.




The bash was held on the front lawn of The Bronxville School and included events for elementary, middle, and high schoolers as well as for weekend warriors and seniors. 



Attendees could participate in fun football and soccer drills with NYL Play 60 and New York City Football Club Street Team, enjoy relaxing yoga and neck massages, sample and purchase delicious food from local restaurants including Ladle of Love and Root & Vine, and much more. 


There were also face painting, balloons, and tables with information about healthy diet and lifestyle.



All and all, it was a fun and informative event with something for everyone.

Pictured at top (L to R):  Timothy J. Hughes, vice president of operations at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital; Mary Marvin, mayor of Bronxville; Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad, chief of sports medicine, professor of orthopedic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and head team physician for the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club. Photo provided by Thompson & Bender for NYP Lawrence Hospital. 

Other photos by N. Bower and P. Clifford


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

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