Summer/2021

Picture of Dr. Telzak, Chair of SBH Department of Medicine

A Career Framed by Two Pandemics

Here are excerpts from a sermon that Dr. Edward Telzak, chair of the department of medicine at SBH and an infectious disease specialist, gave at his synagogue in Brooklyn on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. […]

Picture of finger in a Pulse Oximeter Device

Telehealth Comes to the ER

The SBH emergency department has introduced a program that providestelehealth visits for a limited number of patients who present in the ER with mild COVID-19. These patients, who must have smartphones and Wi-fi at home, leave […]

Breath In … Breathe Out

By Dr. Angela Babaev, Assistant VP for Education and Nursing Recruitment at SBH Yes, 2020 was a challenging year. The COVID-19 encounter is unquestionably a worldwide team effort, but as health care providers we have a […]

Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

with Dr. Manisha Kulshreshtha and Dr. Dan Lombardi March 2020 was when New Yorkers were first introduced to a lethal virus that would soon change the lives of frontline workers and patients in hospital emergency rooms […]

Lean Daily Management (LDM):

Same Mission, New Look Lean Daily Management, a four year- old initiative at SBH that engages senior and front line staff in problem solving, is back after a year-long COVID-19 hiatus. Only, at least for now, […]

The Importance of Mentoring

By Steven Clark As Dr. Jacqueline Witter explained in her paper on mentoring nurses published in the Journal of Business and Economics, “Mentoring is a two-way circular dance that provides opportunities for experience, giving and receiving […]

The Rules for Living and Dying

By Steven Reichert, MD, Director, Palliative Care The hospital admits a 50-year-old woman with a history of obesity, drug abuse and bipolar illness after she was found in the street with evidence of head trauma. A […]

Foreign Medical Graduates Face Huge Odds

By Steven Clark The numbers tell it all. While 94 percent of American medical school graduates matched this year into hospital residency programs, that number plummeted to just 57 percent among international medical graduates (IMGs) – […]

Medication Management

By Patricia Hane, RPh, Associate Director of Pharmacy Operations, SBH Medication management is a cornerstone of patient care for many diseases and conditions. National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) index for […]