Author: Kenneth Ho

SBH Embraces Care of Older Patients

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 […]

Ethics: Fractious Family Muddles End-of-Life Decisions

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.

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SBH Health System Innovations

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 […]

The Future of Neurosurgery at SBH

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 […]

Abuse of the Ederly

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.

Lung Tumor Board Established

“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? […]

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Centering Pregnancy Program to Open

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.