Press Releases

AMA Urges Governors to Adopt Emergency Response Protections for Physicians

Robert J. Mills - Monday, April 20, 2020
CHICAGO - In response to overwhelming circumstances, hazards and burdens that have placed the physician workforce under extreme pressure during COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) today urged the National Governors Association (NGA) to support removing obstacles to preserving and expanding the physician workforce during the current public health emergency. In a letter...

Ten Days Following Campaign Launch Over $550,000 Raised in Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis...

Elizabeth Longo - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Patchogue, NY – April 18, 2020. Long Island Community Hospital has raised over $550,000 toward its $1,000,000 goal for the Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis Challenge within ten days of announcing the campaign. The matching grant is made possible by the Knapp-Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation and Gardener Foundation to help raise vital funding for the community hospital in...

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Peconic Bay Medical Center - Friday, April 17, 2020
Dear Friends, We hope this email find you doing well. Since you first heard from us on March 27th, we have discharged 152 COVID patients home and freed 9 from a ventilator. Since then we have received more than $250,000 for our COVID-19 Response fund thanks to our community of givers. As this unprecedented crisis evolves and we see new challenges, we are adapting every minute to...

Stony Brook, Dexcom Fight Blood Sugar Crises In Coronavirus Patients With New Monitoring System

Emily Cappiello - Friday, April 17, 2020
STONY BROOK, NY, APRIL 17, 2020— As Coronavirus symptoms impact everyone differently, it seems to have a significant impact on blood sugar, whether a patient is a known diabetic or not. To be able to give patients the best form of treatment, Stony Brook Medicine is working with Dexcom, a company that develops, manufactures, and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems, to...

Northwell implements new on-site laboratory treatment technology for COVID-19 infected medical...

Terry Lynam - Thursday, April 16, 2020
LAKE SUCCESS, NY — To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Northwell Health has become the first US health system to implement a new technology that breaks down medical waste from laboratory testing in a safe, environmentally friendly way.   Developed by Irish-based Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, the Envetec 200 system simultaneously shreds and disinfects infectious waste...

Stony Brook Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Allows For Emergency Treatment Without Hospital Visit

Emily Cappiello - Thursday, April 16, 2020
Stony Brook, NY, April 16, 2020— While hospitals continue to fill up with patients requiring medical addition due to COVID-19, there are other medical emergencies, like strokes, that require urgent medical care. To help relieve the burden on hospitals while enabling patients to get the care they urgently need, Stony Brook University’s Mobile Stroke Unit is continuing to stay fully...

Northwell Health-GoHealth offers priority urgent care to first responders

Jason Molinet - Thursday, April 16, 2020
NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care today announced that first responders and front line health care workers will be given priority access to evaluation, care and testing at its 52 urgent care centers across Long Island, New York City and Westchester during the COVID-19 pandemic.              ...

MSSNY Member Survey Shows New York Physicians Struggling Despite Recent Passage of CARES Act

Roseann Raia - Thursday, April 16, 2020
Like many businesses across the state, New York physicians have faced a devastating impact on their practices as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to physician survey results announced by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). A survey of its members confirms the significant impact of the COVID19 crisis on New York physicians and whether they are able to avail various...

AMA, other leading physician organizations urge Congress to consider additional legislative steps...

AMA - Thursday, April 16, 2020
 CHICAGO – As the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic confronts the nation, the American Medical Association (AMA), leading physician organizations and state medical societies today released a letter sent to congressional leaders urging them to protect patient access to medical care by preserving the viability of physician practices across the country. Noting that the “Coronavirus...

Catholic Health Services, Mayo Clinic Team Up On COVID-19 Plasma Study

Greg Sleter - Monday, April 13, 2020
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY— Catholic Health Services (CHS) is joining a new research effort led by the Mayo Clinic that will use convalescent plasma donated by recovered COVID-19 patents to treat individuals who continue to fight the virus. Initial data available from studies using COVID-19 convalescent plasma to treat individuals with severe or life-threatening conditions related to the virus...