As they introduce themselves around the table, they speak openly about why they have had or will have weight loss surgery. “I needed the surgery. I had spine fusion and gained 60 pounds that I couldn’t […]
Author: Kenneth Ho
Driving within the 55 mile per hour speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike will help save lives. There is little doubt of this. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of motorists have a difficult time adhering to […]
Kathleen Creech knows who’s calling when her phone rings hours before the sun rises. It’s the call center from Project Relay, telling her that a patient suffering from a drug overdose has arrived at (or is […]
As a geriatrician Dr. Joel Sender, Division Director, Geriatrics at SBH, knows that a hospital’s primary burden in treating older inpatients is to make sure the patient’s functional status remains high and the likelihood of delirium […]
Meaningful patient engagement has become a critical component of care as our healthcare system moves from a volume based, fee-for-service model to a value-based, capitation model.
Mr. B is an 80-year-old man with a history of prior stroke, dementia and chronic kidney disease who is admitted to the ICU from home with aspiration pneumonia, respiratory and renal failure. He is intubated in the emergency department and after several days extubated. His baseline health status is poor. He is bed- bound, unable to communicate other than basic nonverbal gestures and had been taking increasingly smaller amounts of food and liquid at home.
SBH Health System has taken the lead in the Bronx in implementing a point of care PACS (for Picture Archiving and Communications System) for its point-of-care ultrasounds in the emergency department. Ultrasound is used routinely these […]
SBH’s recent patient innovations cover the gamut from softwa new pharmacy technology to a healthy eating initiative. Here is a closer look: SBH Bronx Health Talk SBH Bronx Health Talk became the first health podcast of […]
It is natural for reasons that soon will be apparent that investments tend to lead the focus when it comes to finding an advisor. Questions about performance and investment strategy often come before questions about the competency of an advisor’s financial planning advice.
Dr. Ralph Rahme is Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at SBH. Most recently, before arriving at SBH in 2017, he completed a fellowship focusing on complex cranial and cerebral bypass surgery. The following is an […]
When discussing contact dermatitis in his professional and teaching lectures . Charles Gropper, director, Division of Dermatology at SBH, often brings up a particular case study. One winter, a woman came to see him complaining of […]
It would certainly shock people to learn that many frail elderly people in our community suffer abuse and mistreatment. Very often, it goes unreported. Estimates are that only 1 in 24 occurrences are reported to authorities.
“What does the PET scan show?Is she a non-smoker? If it were me I would recommend observation.This is not a classic small cell carcinoma.Certainly not textbook.Did she have surgery in the past? How old is she? […]
A primary care provider with an IPA in the Bronx sees a patient complaining of symptoms consistent with a gastrointestinal condition. As the doctor doesn’t feel equipped to diagnose or treat the problem, she refers the […]
Teamwork and communication are critical to an offensive line on a football team. To actors in a play. To chefs in a restaurant. And now, to physicians in an emergency room. Which is why Dr. Mina […]
New technologies. Better materials. Improved pain medication. Greater coordination of care. These are some of the reasons why older patients and those with compromised health conditions have become candidates today for joint replacement surgery that can […]
The Maternity Pavilion at SBH has embarked on an innovative endeavor to improve patient health outcomes. With the United States ranking 26th out of 29 countries in terms of infant mortality and pre-term birth, with black women being nearly 50 percent higher when compared to white women, something needed to be done.
On a beautiful, unseasonably cool late July day, the 65-year-old Bronx woman is the first of about a dozen patients scheduled to meet Andrea Plunkett, a registered dietitian, on the 6th floor of the SBH ambulatory […]
Daniel Bonilla could see that his efforts were changing lives in ways he never could have imagined. In fact, the impact of what he did, particularly in an age of Covid, sometimes left him in tears. […]
THE PATIENT: He’s a middle aged man who says he feels pretty healthy. However, he carries excess weight around his abdomen, putting him at risk for heart disease and diabetes. His blood pressure is elevated and […]