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State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Opens at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Staffed by Columbia University Medical Center physicians, the facility offers a variety of minimally invasive, potentially lifesaving procedures for heart patients
 
NewYork-Presbyterian is opening a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. Offering a wide array of advanced cardiac procedures, the cutting-edge facility is the latest addition to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class heart program, ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in New York State, according to U.S. News and World Report. Procedures in the lab are expected to begin the first week of May. 

 “The main purpose of our new cardiac catheterization lab is to perform safe, effective procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases,” said Dr. Mark Apfelbaum, director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. “Patients will benefit from high-quality, nationally renowned cardiologists performing these procedures, which are essential for patients who require tertiary care.”

Staffed by interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, the lab will offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures such as coronary stenting, heart biopsy, and pacemaker implantation and will be one of the few centers in Westchester licensed to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty for patients having a heart attack. 

The lab will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is conveniently located near the hospital’s emergency room, which can save precious minutes in transit for patients experiencing a heart attack. In addition to the emergency and diagnostic procedures offered, patients can also undergo routine testing via angiograms and cardiac imaging. In an angiogram, doctors take a series of X-rays of the heart to search for narrowing and blockages. Similarly, cardiac imaging allows doctors to screen for narrowing arteries via a specially designed catheter with ultrasound tips. Patients who may require more advanced cardiac care will have easy access to surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

“This facility is an outstanding addition at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital,” said Ed Dinan, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. “By teaming with NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia, we’re providing patients in Bronxville and Westchester access to the highest quality of cardiac care right in their backyard.”
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We are looking to fill a variety of positions in nursing, pharmacy, medical technologists, social work and administration. Please join us for an open interview on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Thank you. 
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We are offering free community flu shots on Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 5 for adults, age 19 and over. Please see flyer for more information.
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Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and the Baby 

Our Lactation Counselor, Judy McArdle, RN, IBLOC, provides all our new mothers with a great list of reasons why breastfeeding is good for them and their babies.  Judy also leads the Breastfeeding Support group for new moms, regardless of where they have given birth, on the second Monday of every month.  Click here for more information on the support group. 

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
  The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding 

  Breast milk is more digestible than formula

  Breast milk helps pass meconium 

  Breast milk contains immunities to diseases and aids in the development of baby's immune system. 

  Breastfeeding satisfies baby's emotional needs and increases bonding between mother and baby 

  Baby's suckling helps shrink mother's uterus after childbirth 

  Nursing helps mom lose weight after baby is born 

  Breast milk is always readily available, free and always at the right temperature and comes in a nice package 

  Breast milk provides perfect infant nutrition 

  Breast milk always has the right proportions of fat, carbohydrates and protein 

  Breastfeeding decreases baby's risk of otitis media (ear infections) 

  Breastfeeding may decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 

  Breastfeeding results in less sick days for parents and require fewer doctor visits 

  Breast milk aids in the proper development of a baby's gastrointestinal tract 

  Breast milk provides natural pain relief for baby 

  Human milk is the perfect food for a sick infant 

  Breast milk has never been recalled due to manufacturing problems 

  Facilitates proper dental and jaw development and less tooth decay and better speech development

  Less chance of baby getting eczema and can delay onset of allergies

  Less spit-up 

  Breastfeeding is better for premature infants 

  Suckling optimizes hand-to-eye coordination

  Breastfeeding is a self confidence booster for mom

  Breastfeeding protects against Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, diabetes and asthma 

  Breastfeeding reduces a mother's risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer

  It's what breasts were designed for!
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Larisa Geskin, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, will perform free skin cancer screenings on July 10 from 12 to 3 pm at Lawrence Medical Associates, 685 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY. Please call 914-787-5000 to register.
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We have a lot going on this month - read all about it in our June newsletter: http://ow.ly/NP3wl  
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We invite all nurses to please join us for an open interview evening on December 7. Please see details below. 
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Please join us for a free presentation on dietary and lifestyle strategies for reducing your risk for breast cancer on Oct. 28. See details below. 
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We Salute our Senior Volunteers! 
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Grilling Safety Tips, Adapted from EatRight.org 
by NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital's Katie Campbell RD, CDN

From traditional favorites such as hot dogs to side dishes and desserts, grilling is a great way to add flavor to all types of food. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a few healthy grilling tips.

Before the Big Cookout
Clean your grill by scrubbing it with hot, soapy water. When you're ready to cook, allow the grill to heat up sufficiently to eliminate potential bacteria problems.

Make sure you have the right tools. Relying on color alone does not ensure the doneness of meat, poultry and fish. A food thermometer is the only way to ensure food has been cooked to a safe internal temperature.

And, remember to pack extra plates and utensils. It's important to separate: one set for raw meat, poultry and seafood; and another for cooked and ready-to-eat foods. The same rule of separation applies when marinating foods. Do not use the same brush to baste raw meat as you do for cooked foods, as doing so can contaminate the cooked foods and result in food poisoning.

Setting the Menu
Once you're equipped for a safe cookout, think beyond the traditional barbecue favorites with these healthy options.

• Go lean by grilling up a marinated Portobello burger or a turkey burger. Ground turkey breast can be as lean as 99 percent fat-free. Add cilantro, shallots or chili sauce to spice things up. Or, mix in feta cheese, kalamata olives, oregano and pepper and serve on a pita for a Greek-style burger. Just remember to use a food thermometer to ensure ground turkey reaches a safe temperature of 165°F.

• Add nutrition to your meal with vegetables cooked right on the grill. Baste vegetables such as red peppers, corn, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms or onions, season with herbs and place on a hot grill until they are tender and brown.

• Don't forget dessert. Grill fruit kabobs, pineapple slices or peach halves on low heat until the fruit is hot and slightly golden for a tasty and nutritious dessert. Grill watermelon for 30 seconds on each side to bring out unique flavors.

Visit www.HomeFoodSafety.org for a full list of safe cooking temperatures and other tips to reduce the risk of food poisoning, whether at cookouts or at home. For more tips on eating healthfully, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area.

Adapted from eatright.org
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Cancer survivors enjoyed a celebration in their honor at our annual Cancer Survivors party last night. 
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Raisa De Jesus
2 months ago
Tomorrow it makes a year, when I brought my 4 year old with pneumonia to this wonderful hospital! The hospitality, attention, care and dedication of the whole pediatric ward is uncomperable. I am truly so grateful and appreciative of how the whole staff took care of not only my daughter, but myself also. We stood here for 5 days, the nurses didn't miss a beat on anything. They even made sure that I was comfortable and getting rest. It was very exhausting and scary, to say the least, to see my child in such condition. But again I thank Dr. Merer, the nurses and whole staff of Lawrence Hospital for bringing my baby back to health. I am for ever grateful and I always tell people that this is one of the best hospitals that I've ever been in. Both of my c-sections were done at this hospital too! Nothing but great experiences here!
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Cyreeta Evans
a month ago
They are not professionals in the er department nurses and some doctors talking inappropriately. AndLOUD While the patient is suffering. to A lot of young unprofessional people on staff. One day I just got dressed and left. They need serious training in the Er department.
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Salvatore Bongiorno
a month ago
They should not be part presbyterian. The nurse have no skills. I waiting five hours and nothing. I never even took my insurance information. This not how Presbyterian hostipal work. They serious training. I never go there again. The place should close. The intake should ask what level on you pain. I took cab spend 20.00 go there and 20.00 go home. The worst place ever Do not go there this not a hostipal this butcher shop Pleaas close the hospital
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Michelle Carter
2 months ago
Took my father right away. Excellent hospital and staff
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adam klein
2 months ago
This is a short version of my encounter today. Its not necessary to drag it out painful inch by painful inch. You'll get the idea. I was having extreme pain in my lower back on each side. The area of the kidneys all morning long. After a few jolts of pain blinding me I decided it was time to go to the hospital. ER was packed, didn't really care I figured they would triage me pretty quickly, the pain was evident, i was dripping sweat had to be put in a wheelchair, etc. I was OK as long as I wasn't moving. I was given a urine sample cup, which I took care, and kept with me in the waiting area. At some point, I wasn't really watching the clock, an IV was put in my arm and they started to give me fluids. Blood was taken later all the while, no movement was made. After 8 hours I finally said something and that was when I was told their computers were down all day and the were frozen and could not operate. It was horrible. I should have been informed and not just me, everyone and at that point being informed we could have made choices for ourselves to decide whether or not we wanted to stay and I wait. It's also a shame that a hospital in this day and age is completely reliant upon their computers and no one was able to flip the switch, back to the olden ways, and get stuff done. I went into Lawrence today, hoping that by NY Presbyterian taking over things would have been better than my last encounters there, of which there have been a few, I was wrong, they have reached a new level of horrible. Absolutely the worst and everyone should be held accountable.
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Kevin Dela Roca
in the last week
They claim that the average wait time is about 5 hours which has to be on a different level of inefficiency. Also the morbidly obese receptionists are rude and unknowledgeable.
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MissWendee72
a month ago
I had my first mammogram exam in this hospital. It was an awful experience. The mammogram technician was so rude, rushed me and handled me as if I was less than a human being. My dog gets better treatment at the vet. My breasts hurt and felt bruised for days. I cried in my car after the exam. Not because I was in pain, but because of how I was treated. The lady at the registration desk in Radiology department at the time, rude and condescending as well. When you talked to her she didn't even look at you. The staff act like they hate their jobs and the patients too. No compassion. I never went back. I go to Hudson Valley Radiology for my yearly mammogram exam. I would not recommend this place to my worse enemy. I hope they get it together, or they will be out of business soon.
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Tonny Mucaj
a month ago
The worst place to be u have to wait hours to see a doctor. Next time I'd rather stay home than come back here.