LIJ Medical Center opened the Katz Women’s Hospital, welcoming its first baby on January 25. LIJ Medical Center was in the news again thanks to its cardiothoracic team, which implanted a new heart valve decide to treat patients with failing heart valves without performing surgery – the first hospital on Long Island and in Queens to perform the procedure.
Both Lenox Hill Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Laboratories were on Dr. Oz over the past week. Lenox Hill and its electroconvulsive shock therapy (ECT) were featured in a two-part segment that Dr. Oz did on the success of ECT in treating depression. On Wednesday, North Shore-LIJ Lab staff performed blood tests on the studio audience for a story about C Reactive Protein testing in women to determine heart disease risk.
There was also a nice story in the Staten Island Advance about a new history exhibit at Staten Island University Hospital that honors a local NYC firefighter killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
And we get a look into the mind of North Shore-LIJ President & CEO Michael Dowling, who gave his thoughts on the challenges posed by the proliferation of health information.