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  July-Sept 2013
Monthly Pediatric Updates           

Research, Quality,
and Safety  

Patient and Family feedback is critical to understanding the quality of care we provide.  As part of our self-assessment and improvement program, a random sample of families discharged from the NICU, PICU and Ped6 are surveyed about their satisfaction with the care they received from MICH.  Read Comments>




Dr. Laraque on becoming a board member of the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine.

Dr. Gagliardo on becoming a member of the Communications Committee for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS).

Dr. Kupferman on his publication in Clinical Pediatrics entitled "Pediatric Hypertension: The Year in Review."

Drs. Kupferman, Rojas, Brosgol and Pavlakis on their publication in the Journal of Child Neurology entitled, "Executive function and cerebrovascular reactivity in pediatric hypertension."

Drs. Kupferman and Pavlakis on their publication in Pediatric Nephrology entitled "Primary Hypertension and Neurocognitive & Executive Functioning in School-aged Children."

Dr. Laraque on her publication in JAMA entitled "Maternal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in Pediatric Primary CareAssociation With Child Maltreatment and Frequency of Child Exposure to Traumatic Events."

Dr. Marucs on his publication in Respiratory Care entitled, "High Frequency Chest Wall Compression Therapy in Neurologically Impaired Children."

Dr. Rojas on her publication in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology entitled "Strategies for Conducting Adolescent Health Research in the Clinical Setting: The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center HPV Experience."

Fond farewell to Dr. Andew Mezey. We thank him for his many years of service to Maimonides Medical Center and the children of Brooklyn. 

New Staff 

Providencia Casado-Monchek, RN, BSN, MSA
Chief Pediatric Nursing Officer

Tritia DeSa, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Hospital Medicine





Message from the Chair

On September 3, 2013, a day after Labor Day, we began the new academic year with my inaugural Grand Rounds entitled Challenges of the 21st Century: Child Health and Well-being.  I enjoyed preparing for this talk because it allowed me to focus on the whirlwind changes that are occurring in health care, our role as child health professionals, and the necessary practice, transformative ideas that must take root if we are to be the experts in delivering the full continuum of health care services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  Read More > 
Pediatric Spotlight   

MICH Proudly Welcomes Talented New Faculty 

As the new academic year begins Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital is proud to announce the new additions to its full-time faculty, Dr. Joshua Needleman, Dr. Keith Breglio, Dr. Christina Gagliardo and Dr. Michelle Katzow. As old friends move on to new opportunities, our new physicians bring with them new talents and skills to allow us to further expand the services we can offer.  Read More>
Latest News

Primary Care  

According to a study published in Pediatrics in2011, approximately 5,200 children are treated for injuries related to falls from windows annually.  That is 14 children each day!  In this article, Dr. Karen Moalem describes her summer encounter with a newsworthy story, where a one year-old child had climbed out of a second story window in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  She also discusses the important role of the pediatrician in offering patients window safety tips. Read More>

Meet Providencia Casado-Monchek, RN, MSA,BSN, our new Chief Pediatric Nursing Officer! Coming to us with 30 years of experience as a nursing leader, Ms. Monchek has received numerous awards for her dedication and service.
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atest news from the Pharmacy Departmentincludes information about new immediate acting insulin of choice, sodium phosphate and aminophylline drug shortages, new transport kits in the PICU, and a few formulary updates.
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For Your Interest 

On July 30, 2013, the Songs for Kids Foundation,Inc. came to MICH.  The Songs for Kids Foundation works year-round to bring music to children's hospitals and special needs camps through live interactive concerts and hospital bedside performances. It was an amazing experience for patients, families, and staff.  Read More>
Please join us for our Grand Rounds/Symposia,held every other Tuesday at 8:00 am in the Schreiber Auditorium.  Breakfast at 7:30 am in 2C. Click here to see the MICH Grand Rounds Schedule >


Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center - Lutheran Medical Center
- Coney Island Hospital

4802 Tenth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219  (718).283.7500 


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