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BRONXVILLE, NY (April 20, 2017) –The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with multiple Commendations to the cancer program at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Lawrence Hospital which received its original accreditation in 1988.

A new era of community-based healthcare was ushered in with the ribbon-cutting of astate-of-the-art surgical and oncology pavilion at NewYork-PresbyterianLawrence Hospital. Top hospital administrators, medical staff, and community and government leaders toured the new 36,000-square-foot space to learn about services offered at NewYork-PresbyterianLawrence.
American Heart Association Awards recognize NYP/Lawrence Hospital for quality stroke care 
MDNews features noted urologist Mithcell C. Benson, MD, and his urologic oncology program at NYP/Lawrence. 

In celebration and promotion of the benefits of physical activity, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has partnered with the Westchester Parks Foundation for the annual Bicycle Sundays program. 

President of NYP/Lawrence Hospital, Michael J. Fosina, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 
A nutritious diet and regular exercise play a big role in preventing many health conditions and disease. That is why the professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital are celebrating National Nutrition Month with a series of events to help educate the community about nutrition and healthy living. 
The American Heart Association presented NYP/Lawrence Heart Walk team captains and administrators with the "Hospital Cup," a trophy recognizing their leading participation in the 2015 Heart Walk on February 17, 2016.

During Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, a new NewYork-Presbyterian ad ran right before kickoff and again after the game.

Tune in to CBS on Sunday, February 7 between 5:53 – 6pm before Super Bowl 50 to watch a new NewYork-Presbyterian ad.
NewYork-Presbyterian is celebrating American Heart Month with several events.
Dr. Mitchell C. Benson, a distinguished urologist with a national reputation joined the staff of NYPMG/Westchester in December, 2015.
The Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center celebrates one year of providing comprehensive, collaborative care.
Just months after Sandy Hayes beat her breast cancer and recovered from a double-mastectomy, her husband, Bob Ward, found out he had a heart complication, kidney stones, and lymphoma. But the Bronxville couple, both in their late 60s at the time, stayed positive throughout both diagnoses and treatment.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital's new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory was featured on the front cover of MDNews' April 2015 edition. The article explains how the addition of the Cath Lab broadens access to emergent and elective cardiology services for patients in the lower Hudson Valley.
Staffed by Columbia University Medical Center physicians, the facility offers a variety of minimally invasive, potentially lifesaving procedures for heart patients
The dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital will be on-site caring for the very sick in spite of Winter Storm Juno.  
The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. 

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
The Director of Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence, Carlos Flores, MD, was featured on the front cover of MD News' September edition. The magazine highlights Dr. Flores' role as a valuable asset to Lawrence by profiling Flores' medical career and Lawrence's state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have established a new relationship aimed at enhancing care, improving access, and lowering health care costs for residents of Bronxville and surrounding communities in Westchester County. Lawrence has been renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

Having your baby delivered at a hospital is much safer than at home or a birthing center, according to a new study. The study has been made public in The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, according to The New York Times. Those conducting the analysis found that no matter how they analyzed the numbers, children who were born outside of hospitals had an increased chance of dying.
For 18 years, lifelong Eastchester resident Jean Madsen has been volunteering at Lawrence Hospital Center. She is one of the millions of unsung heroes across the United States who seek out ways to help people in their communities. Madsen can be seen answering questions and greeting patients and visitors as they pass by the front desk in Lawrence's lobby.

Lawrence Hospital Center is encouraging everyone in the community to recognize their physicians during this year's National Doctors Day, which is held annually on March 30th. The special day gives us time to reflect on the hard work physicians do each and every day as they take care of the sick and injured. Lawrence Hospital Center will be honoring its physicians with special activities, as all of the hospital’s staff makes it a point to celebrate our doctors on this day of appreciation.

Stroke Awareness Day | 3/27/2014

On Tuesday, May 20th, between 11am and 1pm, Lawrence Hospital Center will be hosting its annual Stroke Awareness Day.

Lawrence Hospital Center is hosting its first ever Bloodless Medicine & Surgery and Blood Conservation Forum at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle on Saturday, April 5th.

Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville is highlighting the importance of making informed food choices during National Nutrition Month. This year's focus is on combining both taste and nutrition, because eating healthy doesn't have to mean eating bland, tasteless food.

Dietitians from LHC’s Food and Nutrition Services Department will be holding free Lunch and Learns in recognition of National Nutrition Month in March. “Enjoying the Taste of Eating Right” lectures will be held each week from Noon to 1 p.m. in either the Lobby Conference Room or Palmer Hall’s 3rd floor Conference Room. Lunch will also be provided.
Lawrence Hospital Center will be holding guided meditation sessions for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The sessions will be held every fourth Thursday from 4-5 p.m. at Lawrence's Palmer Hall, 3rd floor conference room. The first session will be held on February 27th.
Bronxville, NY – Create Your Weight is a 10-week, multifaceted adult weight management program that is scientifically based. The class is taught by Registered Dietitian Katie Campbell who focuses on the three most important aspects for long term, successful weight loss: education, physical activity and behavior change.
People in Westchester will now have more options when they need to see a physician because NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester is extending the hours at its 685 White Plains Road location in Eastchester.

The dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff at Lawrence Hospital Center are at work caring for the very sick in spite of Hurricane Sandy. Whatever the weather conditions, our clinical team stands at the ready to care for those in need during the storm.

Lawrence Hospital Center's cardiac program, which provides cutting-edge heart health solutions, is receiving high marks. The cardiology department just received full accreditation for performing adult transthoracic echocardiograms. Transthoracic echocardiograms, which are also called an “echo,” give medical professionals a non-invasive and highly accurate way to check on patients' heart health. This is done by moving a small instrument, called a transducer, over the outside of a patient's chest.

Bronxville, NY – After nearly seventy years of deals and unique offerings, Lawrence Hospital Center’s thrift shop, the Bargain Box will be closing its doors. “We are sad to lose the Bargain Box,” says Tracy Conte, Vice President at Lawrence Hospital Center. “It has been an institution here in the Village for 67 years and has had a great run. The decision to close was difficult for everyone involved, especially our volunteers, but everyone agreed the time has come.”

Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center has partnered with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office to create “The ABC’s of Safe Sleeping” video. The five minute video in both English and Spanish, guides new parents and caregivers through a series of safe sleeping practices for baby.

The dedicated physicians, nurses and support staff at Lawrence Hospital Center are at work caring for the very sick in spite of Hurricane Sandy. Whatever the weather conditions, our clinical team stands at the ready to care for those in need during the storm.

Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Lawrence Hospital Center was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) occur in 20–25% of women of childbearing age and are symptomatic in 10-20%. African-American women are at higher risk, and as many as 50% have fibroids. Symptomatic fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the over 600,000 hysterectomies performed in this country each year.

Bronxville, NY - Lawrence Hospital Center now has available a comprehensive genetic counseling service for individuals with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian or associated cancers.
Bronxville, NY – Alexandra XandiSamra has been appointed to Lawrence Hospital Center’s Board of Governors. Ms. Samra, a resident of Bronxville for more than 35 years, and mother of two adult children, is no stranger to the hospital. Her late husband, Victor served on Lawrence’s board for 18 years and was the Vice Chair of the Board and Co-Chairman of the Board’s Quality Improvement Committee.
Bronxville, NY - The bariatric surgery center at Lawrence Hospital Center has been accredited as a Level 1B facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that Lawrence Hospital Center has met the essential criteria that ensures it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.
Bronxville, NY - Lawrence Hospital Center, in Bronxville, NY, received unanimous approval from the Public Health and Health Planning Council of NY State for its planned 3 story expansion. The proposed project, will bring radiation services to the hospital’s campus for the first time, provide for a new outpatient chemotherapy infusion center and replace the hospital’s six aging operating rooms with state-of-the-art all purpose operating rooms.
Bronxville, NY – Shirley Stagner, MSN, ONP, AOCNP has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for Prospective Payment System (PPS)-Exempt Cancer Hospitals Quality Measures Development.
Bronxville, NY - Lawrence Hospital Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program.
Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is now one of only a handful of Centers of Excellence in women’s imaging in all of Westchester County.
Bronxville, NY – NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester, a new multi-specialty physician practice affiliated with Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, is expanding. According to Gerald A. Ridge, MD, Medical Director of LMA, the original group of board certified physicians in Internal and Geriatric medicine, has grown to include other specialists who are board certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Cardiology.
Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center has launched a new Guest Wireless Network. This free service offers wireless high-speed Internet access for anyone with a personal computer. As a courtesy, Lawrence is offering this capability to its physicians, patients, their families and visitors.

Bronxville, NY – Lawrence Hospital Center is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Governors. Michael A. McManus, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix, an Ultrasonic Medical Device Company. Nicholas A. Stephens is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Edgewood Management LLC in New York City, where he serves on the firm’s investment and executive committees.