To reduce high mortality rates associated with lung cancer and offer better chances for cure, multidisciplinary groups of physicians must be ready to provide care at every phase of the disease process, utilizing innovative technologies and advanced techniques for early diagnosis and stage-specific treatment.
The partnerships between cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at Winthrop-University Hospital have made the facility a key player in the third phase of the PARTNER II Trial of Edwards Lifesciences’ SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve.
Can a medical facility be liable for a deliberate breach of patient confidentiality by a low-level employee? The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, recently ruled that a private medical clinic could not be held liable for the disclosure of confidential medical information by a nurse found to have acted outside the scope of her employment.
What if you have an employee who is on a medical leave of absence and unable to provide a return-to-work date? Do employers have to hold the position open in case the employee might be able to resume his or her duties sometime in the future? In New York, the answer may depend on whether the employee works in New York City.
Simone Healthcare Development understands the changes impacting physicians and healthcare executives, making this healthcare real estate firm an excellent strategic partner for medical organizations as they build, repurpose and grow.
At the Long Island Brain Tumor Center, Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) physicians focus on the unique needs of patients, performing advanced procedures and promising research in the battle against brain tumors.
Until recently, New York employers were not permitted to make deductions from an employee’s pay for wage overpayments due to mathematical or clerical errors. Instead, the employer was limited to requesting the employee pay back the overpayment so long as it also communicated that a refusal will not result in any disciplinary or retaliatory action, or the employer could sue the employee.
Successfully treating gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary cancers requires reaching beyond traditional techniques. Innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques represent a new hope for patients who face a traditionally poor prognosis.
The only breast cancer program on Long Island to hold accreditations from both the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers and the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers, the Breast Health Center at Winthrop-University Hospital brings world-class care to women and men in Mineola and beyond.
Non-party treating physicians, particularly those who have treated a patient for many years, may potentially play a crucial role in the defense of actions alleging nursing home negligence and deprivation of rights under the state’s Public Health Law.1
The television series Mad Men portrays the days when men held the most prominent positions in the workplace and called all the shots. Fortunately, much has changed during the past 50 years. Women and minorities have benefited from laws recognizing civil rights in the workplace. These laws also protect men, and a healthy workplace recognizes the rights of all its employees.
Lydia Valderrama, MD, FACOG, obstetrician and gynecologist with Long Island Women’s Health Care Group holds a newborn infant in her arms. Thirty years ago, she held this little girl’s mother in the same way.