Posts Tagged ‘coronavirus’

Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling

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..

Hope Huddles

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..

Protecting the Supply Lifeline

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..

Research Trials
The Rigor of Science

“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..

Hope During the Pandemic

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..

Keeping Children Safe

As a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sean O’Leary talks about the impact of coronavirus on school openings. In this interview with Tom Deignan, he also talks about his heritage and the traditions that helped shaped his identity. Dr. Sean O’Leary has vivid memories of lively family reunions from his youth, which took place inRead more..

Easter 1916 a Terrible Beauty

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This Easter time, despite Coronavirus and the suffering and isolation it has caused we should pause to remember the 104th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising which reminds us of the extraordinary sacrifices of previous generations. It should give us inspiration that fighting against the odds whether they be a deadlyRead more..

A Teacher Learns A Lesson

By Tom Deignan About a month ago, if you’d asked me how things were going, I could only shrug.  Busy, busy, busy. My day job as an English teacher sends me on an hour and 45 minute trek from New Jersey to Brooklyn  – at a high school Mondays through Fridays, and a college onRead more..

The U.S. could learn from Ireland how to handle COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Ireland appears to have done a remarkable job holding infection and death numbers down from the coronavirus..  As of Thursday, this week they had under 100 fatalities and 3,900 infections.  The experts had suggested the Irish would have 15,000 infected by the end of March with death numbers as high as 500. What have theyRead more..