People in the News

Friday, January 13, 2017

Rosemary Galvin, RN

Helen Hayes Hospital (HHH) in West Haverstraw, New York, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rosemary Galvin, RN, to the position of Patient Relations Director and Administrative Representative for the Helen Hayes Hospital Volunteer Corps. As Patient Relations Director, Galvin will act as a liaison between hospital patients and staff, developing and administering policies that ensure excellent patient care. As Administrative Representative of the HHH Volunteer Corps, she will lead the hospital’s dedicated corps of volunteers in their work to raise funds for hospital programming, equipment purchases and research.

Galvin has worked at HHH for over 20 years, serving as a nurse on each of the hospital’s specialty rehab units. She received her BSN from Dominican College and has extensive experience working with patients across all fields of rehabilitative medicine, including patients with traumatic brain injuries, amputations, stroke, spinal cord injuries and tracheotomies.

Caren Greenstein, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at White Plains Hospital

Caren Greenstein, MD, and Randy Stevens, MD, breast cancer specialists at White Plains Hospital, are among 40 healthcare professionals nationwide chosen by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) to survey breast centers across the country to determine eligibility for or continuation of NAPBC accreditation. Of more than 600 NAPBC-accredited breast centers in the U.S., White Plains Hospital is the only one to have two physician surveyors on staff.

The accreditation process relies on the expertise of medical experts in breast cancer care, known as surveyors, who are leaders in their fields. Designated surveyors visit breast care facilities to evaluate compliance with 28 unique standards established by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens, Director of Radiation Oncology at White Plains Hospital, was first nominated to become a surveyor in 2009. Dr. Greenstein recently completed NAPBC surveyor training.

Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology at White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care has been NAPBC-certified since 2012 and applies for reaccreditation every three years. In addition, the Hospital was recently selected as a model for best practices in clinical trials for breast cancer in a community hospital setting. The Hospital presented its program at the NAPBC 1st Annual Best Practices national meeting in May 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast care facility must undergo a rigorous evaluation and performance review and demonstrate compliance with NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must monitor compliance with NAPBC standards to ensure quality care, and undergo an on-site review every three years.

(L-R) Drs. Brodsky and Tsay at the CareMount Medical booth

On Nov. 5, CareMount Medical Pediatric physicians Jill Brodsky, MD, and Jaime Tsay, MD, traveled to the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center to participate in the JDRF Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley Chapter’s first annual TypeOneNation Summit.

Dr. Brodsky, an endocrinologist, spoke at the Summit during two sessions. In the morning, she provided education to caregivers of children with Type 1 diabetes (DM). Her afternoon session discussed challenges that athletes with diabetes face in the regulation of their blood glucose levels during participation in sports.

Dr. Brodsky explained that CareMount Medical is the only medical group in the Hudson Valley that participates in TrialNet, an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type 1 DM. It includes blood screenings to assess for the presence of autoantibodies that are predictive of the development of Type 1 DM.

Dr. Tsay attended some sessions and also spoke with patients and other medical professionals at CareMount Medical’s booth in the vendor area.

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in providing compassionate care to patients and caregivers, has named Randi Kaplan, LMSW, Director of the Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore, the National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year.

The prestigious award goes to people who display compassion and establish mutual trust and respect with families involved in healthcare decision-making. The award was presented Nov. 15 at the 21st Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner, where Kaplan was honored among 2,000 healthcare leaders, clinicians, patients and family members.

Kaplan is the co-founder of the Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at Montefiore, the first center of its kind in New York City that provides a quiet, private place for people to relax during a loved one’s hospitalization.

The Center delivers emotional support and practical assistance to every person who walks through its doors, successfully connecting them to the breadth of resources within Montefiore and the community.

Michael Moscowitz, MD

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is pleased to announce that Michael Moscowitz, MD, has joined HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston as a general surgeon.

Dr. Moscowitz earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and completed his medical and surgical studies at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed his residency program at New Jersey’s Morristown Medical Center.

Dr. Moscowitz provides evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions, including trauma and emergency surgery, and has expertise in the latest minimally invasive techniques.

Crystal Run Healthcare announces the following new providers.

Renee Sliva, DPM

Renee Sliva, DPM, has been providing podiatric care to residents of Rockland County for over 20 years and is the latest podiatrist to join the practice. Dr. Sliva joins Crystal Run’s already-established Podiatry division, with office locations in Goshen, Middletown, Monroe, Newburgh, Rock Hill, Warwick and West Nyack. She is board-certified in podiatry and completed her residency in podiatry at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica, New York. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, New York.

Zarina Nestor, MD

Zarina Nestor, MD, earned her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine in Manhasset, New York. She is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Nestor specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine and is seeing patients in West Nyack.

Marsha Charles-Pierre, MD

Marsha Charles-Pierre, MD, earned her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine in Dutch Antilles and completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit and an internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, New York. Dr. Charles-Pierre specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is seeing patients in West Nyack.