His winning spirit, unbreakable determination, and willingness to take risks have propelled him forward throughout his career and inspired and motivated those around him. By Olivia O’Mahony and Patricia Harty Michael Dowling is one of the nation’s most influential health care executives. He has rapidly expanded and successfully revolutionized Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ HealthRead more..
Archive for October, 2020
In May, Andrew Wong, an emergency and critical care nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital wrote about his experience during the pandemic. In the selfless way a nurse thinks, Wong called the patients the “real heroes.” Wong shares his experience and his thoughts about his colleagues and patients and it makes us realize how lucky weRead more..
The Angel of Environmental Services In environmental services, we go above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable and keep a clean environment. During COVID-19, we became their loved ones when their families couldn’t be there and helped comfort them in their final moments. I’ve faithfully worked for Staten Island University Hospital for elevenRead more..
Hope Huddles connects front-line nurses amid COVID-19 crisis A new program initiated by Emily Fawcett, RN, the daily meeting among emergency department nurses has provided closure and optimism after they treat coronavirus patients Emily Fawcett, RN, is a float nurse working on one of Lenox Hill Hospital’s COVID-19 units. But she started a recent shift in theRead more..
On Monday, January 13, 2020, Phyllis McCready knew there was something wrong with the supply chain for the precious PPE frontline workers relied upon. McCready had been in this line of work for thirty years, ten at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and twenty at Northwell. Through years of dealing with hundreds of different vendors ofRead more..
“We’re facing a disease for which there’s no treatment,” said Dr. Kevin Tracey, a neurosurgeon who heads the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell. “Think of what that means. We’re ramping up with preparations to have the hospitals filled up with people in every bed. Some of them dying of a disease, surrounded byRead more..
From March to June of 2020 there were many days when it was difficult to have hope that things were going to get better. For many of us we listened to daily news briefings from the President, the Governor, and local elected officials. During those news briefings you hoped to hear good news and thatRead more..
By Tom Deignan In late October, media outlets around the world reported that Pope Francis had expressed support for civil unions, “a significant break from his predecessors that staked out new ground for the church in its recognition of gay people,” as the New York Times put it. It was the latest historic moment forRead more..
Best-selling author and New York Times columnist, Timothy Egan’s latest book is called A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From to Canterbuy to Rome in Search of Faith. He talks to Tom Deignan about all that and more. Can you start by telling us why you wanted to write a book like this? And it’s been outRead more..
By Colin Lacey The Society of United Irishmen, founded in Belfast on October 26, 1791 by radical political thinkers, including Theobald Wolfe Tone, Hamilton Rowan, Samuel Nellson, Henry Joy McCracken and Thomas Russell, the organization’s declared objective was “equal representation of all the people in parliament” and the establishment of a political system that wouldRead more..