Find out about Free and Low Cost Events - Wood County

Posted by Mama Yauk Friday, July 29, 2011 0 comments

DIGITAL SIGNS tell “what’s up in Wisconsin Rapids?”Stretch your dollar! New digital signs in Wisconsin Rapidsdirect you to free and low-cost events and services.
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St. John’s Episcopal Church -
Neighborhood Table & Personal Essentials Pantry

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Health Events - Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Thursday, July 28, 2011 0 comments

Advance Directives
Does your family know your wishes regarding life-sustaining
procedures? Nira Fisher, Social Services Director at the hospital, holds
periodic programs to help individuals better understand advance directives,
explains how to fill out the paperwork and more. Call: (608) 339-8372.

Health Screenings
Glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and other screenings are offered

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554     516-572-5809
 * * * Press Release ***
East Meadow, NY… Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the NuHealth System, is pleased to announce that ten physicians from the Nassau University Medical Center have been included in U.S. News and World Report’s list of Top Doctors 2011. The physicians include:
Michael Balkin, MD, FACP, FACE endocrinologist with special expertise in diabetes, thyroid disorders, hirsutism osteoporosis, cholesterol/lipid disorders

Leonard O. Barrett, MD, FACS, DDG, FABI, heart surgeon with special expertise in chest trauma, esophageal tumors, critical care

Harriet Boxer, MD, FAAP, neonatologist with special expertise in prematurity/low birth weight infants, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)

Glenn Faust, MD, FACS, vascular surgeon with special expertise in carotid artery surgery, diabetic leg/foot, aneurysm-abdominal aortic, vein disorders

Marianne Frieri, MD, PhD, allergist-immunologist with special expertise in asthma, food allergy, immune deficiency, rhinitis, autoimmune disease

Alexander Hatsis, MD, FACS, ophthalmologist with special expertisein LASIK-refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal disease & surgery, keratoconus

Kenneth H. Hupart, MD, FACS, endocrinologist with special expertise in thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes, cholesterol/lipid disorders

Alan S. Multz, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, pulmonologist with special expertise in sepsis, respiratory distress syndrome, critical care

David S. Rosenthal, MD, FACP, FACE, endocrinologist with special expertise in thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, thyroid disease, diabetes, lipid disorders, osteoporosis, adrenal disease

Dominick Sabatino, MD, FAAP, pediatric hematologist-oncologist with special expertise in Cooley’s anemia, thalassemia, sickle cell disease
In congratulating the ten physicians, Gianelli stated: “This outstanding honor is a testament to these physicians’ expertise in their respective fields, demonstrating NUMC’s commitment to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Thank you for helping us transform our health system into a model of modern patient care, gain national recognition for our progress and ensure that the NuHealth System continues to thrive for decades to come.”
U.S. News Top Doctors was created in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors and other consumer health guides. It draws from Castle Connolly's database of Top Doctors, all recommended for their clinical skills by other doctors and individually vetted by a physician-led research team. Consumers can search for a Top Doctor by location, hospital affiliation, and a full range of specialties and subspecialties. For decades, the Best Hospitals rankings have helped guide patients who need an especially high level of care to hospitals that excel in providing it. Top Doctors has a similar mission, helping consumers find the doctors in their area who come highly recommended by other physicians.
Castle Connolly assembled the roster of Top Doctors by soliciting nominations from physicians in academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional hospitals and physicians in private practice. Its research team then reviewed each nominee's training, achievements, and appointments, among other credentials.

NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life.  Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community.  By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.

Get hooked on saving lives.  Make a life saving decision to give blood when the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visits. For more information call Pat Mrotek at 743-3722.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

12 pm – 6 pm

Thorp Fire Hall


Thursday, August 18, 2011

12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Clark County Health Care Center


Monday, August 22, 2011

11 am – 6 pm


NuHealth is Focused on Continuing Medical Education

Posted by Mama Yauk Monday, July 25, 2011 0 comments

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554     516-572-5809
 * * * Press Release * ** 

The Continuing Medical Education Committee's (CME) mission, with the support of Nassau Health Care Corporation will strive for excellence in patient care, education and research. We will strive to provide and support a wide range of high quality CME programs for the physician and allied health professionals in an ideal learning environment. The core foundation of our programs will be based on the latest accepted standards of care within the various fields of medicine, as well as scientific advancements in the study and practice of medicine. Our programs will foster safe, cost effective patient care with optimal outcomes, strong patient รข€“ physician relationships, and essential ties to the community. As a clinical campus for two medical schools, we will provide continuing education to its associates and community health professionals. As we strive to be the premier source of continuing education and ongoing training for physicians, we will be facilitators for nearby health institutions and the core of sponsorship for community programs.


  • To meet the professional, ethical and academic standards as required by the Accreditation Council for  Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
  • To provide and support clinical conferences, lecture symposiums and other educational programs addressing  vital public health issues such as bio-terrorism, that will enhance the knowledge and skills of our healthcare  professionals, resulting in high quality patient care.
  • To support prevention strategies, early diagnosis management, and treatment of all patients that enter this  institution.
  • To enable the practitioner to develop new clinical skills through self-directed education by using enduring  materials such as audiovisual media.
  • To promote accepted standards of care, including the latest scientific developments, both locally & regionally,  through interactive Internet activities, satellite broadcasting and video conferencing.
  • To assist nearby healthcare institutions with program development and the accreditation process.
  • To foster multi-disciplinary relationships among the professionals in order to provide excellent service to the  patient, the general public and outlying communities.
  • To assess continuing medical education needs based on an annual survey, QA recommendations, departmental  input, Ethics and other Committees of the Medical Staff Office.


Nassau University Medical Center (Nassau Health Care Corporation) is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York


Nassau University Medical Center sponsors a large number of continuing medical education programs, which generally run from September through June. Practicing physicians and other health care providers in virtually every specialty benefit from weekly lectures and daylong topical programs sponsored by the Medical Center each year. Faculty include our own and distinguished visiting professors. Most of these programs are available without cost to participants.


NuHealth Rolls Out Drug Discounts

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, July 20, 2011 0 comments

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554     516-572-5809

Amid consumers’ ongoing problems affording prescription medications, the NuHealth System has implemented a trio of programs, including collaborations with drug stores, to lower the cost or provide free prescriptions for the needy.
The East Meadow-based parent of Nassau University Medical Center over the past year launched three programs designed to provide cheaper, or free, medications to those who qualify.
“We want to ensure that our vulnerable patients receive continued, affordable access to low cost medication,” NuHealth CEO Arthur A. Gianelli said.
The cost of prescription medications has long been a problem for many patients, particularly those who lack insurance and.
“Access to medications is a challenge to many of the patients we serve,” said Dr. Steven J. Walerstein, NuHealth’s executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director. “Our approach should help address this issue.”
NuHealth, in its most recent part of what Gianelli called a “three-pronged approach,” as of June 13 began  collaborating with Walgreens, which offers prescription medications to outpatients at a reduced cost through the federal “340B” drug pricing program.
The discounts are available to patients receiving treatment at NUMC’s outpatient center and one of NuHealth’s Federally Qualified Health Centers in Roosevelt, Hempstead, Westbury, Elmont and Freeport.
Karl Meehan, Walgreens’ vice president of health systems programs, said “this new relationship with NuHealth” will let Walgreens provide “convenient access to deeply discounted prescriptions” at 21 Walgreens pharmacies, including five 24-hour locations, on Long Island.
The federal government through its 304B program provides discounted drugs at thousands of facilities, certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as “covered entities.”
NuHealth in April began offering a SampleMD Program, providing patients with coupons to obtain free prescription medication from seven days to a month in pharmacies.
Marcelle Levy-Santoro, Nassau University Medical Center’s director of pharmacy, said the hospital became the first “demonstration site for Long Island” for this system. “I believe the program could have a great impact toward improving compliance and health care outcomes for patients in need,” he said.
Rochester, Mich.-based OPTIMIZERx Corp. developed SampleMD to let physicians print and electronically distribute prescription trial vouchers, co-pay coupons and other patient information from their computers.
Merck & Co., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Warner Chilcott Co. all work with SampleMD.
NuHealth last summer also launched its own Patient Assistance Program in which pharmacy staff provide medications free for eligible patients in the medical center’s service area. Gianelli said the hospital already provided about $600,000 in free medications through that initiative.
“For those who have no means of paying for their medications, NuHealth will process them [through the Patient Assistance Program] and help to obtain free medications for an indefinite period of time,” Gianelli said.
This article was originally written by Claude Solnik. View the original article HERE.

Support Groups - Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, July 19, 2011 0 comments