Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.
Women who live in Nassau County and beyond now have access to a new state-of-the-art, fully-digital breast imaging and diagnostic center thanks to Winthrop-University Hospital. On June 15, the Winthrop community gathered to celebrate the opening of its new Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center at 120 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola. This contemporary suite combines the latest in breast imaging and diagnostic equipment with the expertise and compassion of a team of Winthrop specialists who provide women with the best possible care.
The Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department inpatient rehab unit has been included in the top 133 prestigious listing of the US News and World Report Best Hospitals 2010 web edition for top inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.
The ranking is peer selected by rehabilitation specialists who included NUMC for challenging cases and procedures. “I am extremely proud and pleased to announce the inclusion of the NUMC inpatient rehabilitation unit in the US News and World Report listing for inpatient hospitals, truly outstanding news, a well-deserved accomplishment for the PM&R staff under the leadership of Lyn Weiss, MD, chair of the department,” said Arthur Gianelli, President/CEO of NUMC. “We are also proud that NUMC is only one of two Long Island inpatient rehabilitation units included in this outstanding magazine listing.”
From coast to coast, the two major buzzwords in hospitals and health care now are quality and safety. Taking lessons from Harvard and Stamford universities, and training procedures in the airplane industry, the North Shore-LIJ Health System has just opened one of the nation’s largest simulation centers using mannequins for fostering patient safety and quality of care through advanced technology designed to avoid medical errors and respond to emergencies
The newly expanded Patient Safety Institute (PSI) and Simulation Center which had encompassed 20,000 square feet has grown to 45,000 square feet and was built at a cost of $3.8 million– one of the largest medical simulation training centers in the country. Adult mannequins cost about $38,000 and baby models cost about $29,000
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