In the News: February Week 1

Terry Lynam

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.

Until next week’s In the News comes out, you can also check out the latest news releases and media stories online.

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