With summer behind us, our thoughts turn from those of the beach and camping to school, team sports, and local events. Autumn brings community into greater focus as our activities tend to center around the towns in which we live.
At Montefiore Nyack Hospital, community and the wellbeing of its residents are our primary focus. Beginning with the youngest in our community, Montefiore Nyack Hospital provides resources necessary to raise healthy children and support families. Our efforts in this area were recently recognized with the 2018 International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Award of Excellence in lactation care. Additionally, The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital was named one of the first OB/GYN practices in Rockland County to achieve the New York State Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation by meeting New York State Department of Health's comprehensive guidelines.
For those in our community seeking treatment for substance abuse, we provide a place of healing and support at the Hospital's Recovery Center for Change. We recently moved the Center from the Hospital campus into the community to facilitate access and offer a greater degree of privacy to those struggling with addiction in our community.
We are building a brand new Transitional Care Unit, one of the pilot sites statewide designated by New York State Department of Health. This unit will offer additional recuperative and rehabilitation services to patients in need after their acute medical stay within the four walls of the Hospital. This unit and the services provided will insure a safe return home or to our patient's next care destination.
Finally, throughout September and October, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital will be hosting several community outreach events to promote women's health and breast cancer awareness. This will include a free cancer screening event on October 26th for underinsured and uninsured women 40 years and older.
These are only a few examples demonstrating Montefiore Nyack Hospital's commitment to serving and supporting our community. As a community member, we hope that you continue to enjoy our Health Works magazine and we welcome your feedback. If there is a topic that you would like us to address in an upcoming issue, please send your comments to publicrelations[at]montefiorenyack[dot]org.
We are your community hospital here to serve your healthcare needs.
Mark Geller, MD
President & CEO, Montefiore Nyack Hospital