NYU Names New Chair of Surgery Department

NEW YORK — Robert Montgomery, MD, DPhil, a surgeon and director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery at the hospital. He will assume his new post on September 1st. H. Leon Pachter, MD, the George Stewart Professor, who has had a distinguished tenure as chair of the Department since […]


New Cancer Center to Open in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) is partnering with The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC), an independent community hospital, to build a new comprehensive cancer care facility, The Brooklyn Cancer Center. The newly created center will be located at 523 Fulton Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn and is expected to be complete during the 4th quarter of […]


Hospital Visits Down 54% Nationwide in April

A new analysis of over 2 million patient visits and encounters from 228 hospitals in 40 states by research firm Strata Decision Technology is the first to provide a detailed view of the level of reduction in patients accessing healthcare and the associated impact on the health of patients and the nation’s hospitals. The study reveals […]


Workers at Elmhurst Hospital Offered Free Vacations

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels Corporation have teamed up to award more than 4,000 healthcare professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst three-night complimentary vacations to help them recharge and reconnect with their loved ones, once they are able to take time for themselves. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has 545 beds and serves an area of nearly […]

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Governor to Allow Elective Surgeries in 35 Counties

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 35 counties in the state have been approved to resume elective outpatient treatments. The Governor previously announced that the state will allow elective outpatient treatments to resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge in the near term. The counties now eligible are: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, […]

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Cuomo Orders Health Insurers to Pay NY Hospitals

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the NY State Department of Financial Services to direct health insurers to provide cash flow relief to, and ease administrative burdens on, New York State hospitals in response to COVID-19. Relief provided to hospitals during the pandemic includes insurers’ immediate payment of outstanding accounts receivables, suspension of preauthorization requirements […]


Why Are More Men Dying With Covid-19?

BRONX — Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine may have solved a mystery surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic: Why men infected by the virus generally show more severe symptoms and are more likely than women to die from COVID-19. In collaboration with the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, India, the scientists showed for the first […]


Bloomberg to Fund Meals for NYC Health+Hospitals

NEW YORK — Bloomberg Philanthropies is teaming with World Central Kitchen to provide fresh daily meals for the 30,000 healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic at NYC Health + Hospitals’ 11 acute care hospitals and five post-acute long-term care facilities across the city’s five boroughs. Mike Bloomberg’s $6 million gift makes it possible for World […]


Feds Pay Out $30 Billion to Aid Hospitals

The federal government is providing $30 billion in immediate aid to hospitals across the country. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is beginning the delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the distribution of the $100 billion provider […]

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Partnership to Provide Free Supplies to Healthcare Workers

NEW YORK –The Debra and Leon Black Family and Aramark, the world’s largest U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniforms, have created “NYC Healthcare Heroes,” a city-wide philanthropic program to support the heroic efforts of the more than 100,000 New York City healthcare professionals on the front lines combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. The program – […]