“Glaucoma is a devastating disease.” This is a phrase that Dr. Michelle Packles, an ophthalmologist at SBH, uses regularly when discussing an eye disease that affects an estimated three million Americans. What makes it particularly troublesome […]
Author: Kenneth Ho
So why was the boy falling asleep during his school’s online and in-person classes? The mystery soon unraveled, the answer in plain sight to Kevin Green. During a video telehealth session that took the SBH social […]
Carpal tunnel is the leading occupational hazard of the computer age, affecting over five million American workers. However, says Dr. Christopher Koontz, a hand surgeon at SBH Health System, it’s not only a repetitive motion injury, […]
By Steven Clark “Call the Midwife” rings true to Jacqueline Biggs because, in part, she lived it. The popular PBS and Neflix series, based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, features the midwives and […]
About a quarter of a million bees called the Bronx home this spring and summer, residing in four colonies on the rooftop farm at the SBH Health and Wellness Center. In what beekeeper Eric Hanan of […]
By Howard Hook, CPA, CFP Howard Hook is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner and CPA with the wealth management firm of EKS Associates in Princeton, NJ. He has been named to Medical Economics’ list of top […]
SBH Health System is one of the few institutions in the country to offer a two-year clinical fellowship in quality and safety. The program, which will admit one fellow beginning July 1, 2021, is open to […]
A holistic approach to caring for the whole patient, proactively, episodically and continuously, enhances the effectiveness of preventative measures and improves patient outcomes overall. As a means to this end, the new Health & Wellness Center […]
Welcome to the SBH Health and Wellness Center A little over four years ago Dr. David Perlstein, president and chief executive officer of SBH Health System, and executives from L+M Development Partners, SBH board members and […]
By Steven Clark On its website, the Master’s in Translational Medicine (MTM) program at The City College of New York is described as a collaboration between The Grove School of Engineering and The CUNY School of […]
By Steven Clark Is she checking her blood sugars?¿Ella se está monitoreando los niveles de azúcar? Does she do this before breakfast?¿Ella se chequea el azúcar antes del desayuno? Do you have any questions?¿Tiene alguna pregunta? […]
There are an estimated 115,000 physician assistants in the U.S. It’s considered the fastest growing segment in the healthcare field and one of the fastest growing professions in the entire labor market. According to the American […]
To this day, Peter Visvardis is still not sure how he got it. It may have been when walking barefoot around the pool while vacationing in Arizona. Or, he may have gotten that small puncture wound […]
A patient with congestive heart failure (CHF), who was recently discharged from a nursing home, was experiencing shortness of breath especially at night. He triggered an alert to a triage nurse specialist who called him and […]
The opportunity for medication errors to occur is prevalent when using a manual approach to sterile compounding. Even a small discrepancy can result in devastating consequences.
Located in a separate area down the hall from the trauma bay, the new emergency department at SBH dedicated to geriatric patients accommodates four patient beds and includes such features as natural lighting, non-slip floors and […]
Our hospital ethics committee calls an urgent session to consider ventilator allocation as the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening; we review the color-coding system that was developed to classify patients’ mortality rates based on their clinical condition and severity of organ failure.
This time of pandemic reminds me of scenes from the movie Inception. I enter a dream world of empty streets. No people can be seen. I think I’m in the Bronx. Where is everyone? What is everyone doing? Where are the children?
The initial meeting didn’t go well. When Yareliz Oliveras, the Hospital-to-Home care coordinator, entered the patient’s room, she quickly saw the handwriting on the wall. “When I went in to see the guy, he cursed at […]
You are what you eat. This metaphor on life is what makes Chef Emily Schlag’s job so rewarding. Chef Emily, who is also a registered dietitian, is the director of the new Center for Culinary Medicine […]