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Sunset Park

Put your hands together for Dr. Jeffrey Fine. He has been named the new chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital and vice chairman for network development for Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health throughout the borough.

“Dr. Fine is an extremely accomplished clinician and administrator to lead our exemplary rehabilitation team in Brooklyn,” said Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, the Howard A. Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for NYU Langone Health.

Dr. Fine previously served as regional director for rehabilitation services at Elmhurst and Queens Hospital Centers, and coordinated the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program as associate program director at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Earlier, he was assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and clinically served as a staff physiatrist in the Denver Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center; the University of Colorado Health Science Center; and Denver Health Medical Center, where he was director of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in three sub-specialties — pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine and brain injury medicine.

“As rehabilitation specialists, physicians at Rusk assist patients and their families in setting realistic, individualized goals to help them achieve optimal physical capabiliti­es,” Fine said. “Designing a concrete plan with daily goals can go a long way in improving a patient’s quality of life,” he said. “I am actively involved in developing tools and smart phone applications that can help patients function more independently and adhere to recommended rehabilitation activity regimens at home.”

Dr. Bret Rudy, executive hospital director and senior vice president at NYU Langone, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fine to lead our critically important rehabilitation medicine department.”

Standing O is delighted too.

NYU Langone–Brooklyn [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7425].

Borough Park

Can you hear me now?

Congratulations to Maimonides Medical Center. The hospital leads in Healthcare Information Technology as “Most Wired” Hospital, for the 17th time. Maimonides has been commended for using advanced technologies to enhance care delivery and has been placed on the 2017 “Most Wired” list by Hospitals & Health Networks, a journal of the American Hospital Association.

“Investment in information technology has benefitted our patients and physicians in so many ways,” said Kenneth D. Gibbs, president and chief executive officer. “Our commitment to utilizing the most advanced technologies has strengthened communication, improved patient safety and enhanced the quality of care we provide at Maimonides.”

The “Most Wired” designation is given to hospitals and health systems across the country for effectively using innovative information technologies in critical areas of care, and recognizes the hospital’s commitment to use emerging technologies as a tool for accessing health services.

Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. at 48th Street in Borough Park, (718) 283–6000].


Good hands

It’s cheers and applause for Allstate Agency owner David Cohen. His company, D.H. Cohen Agency, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017.

The recognition is bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country and is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

“David is the consummate trusted advisor and this distinguished achievement demonstrates his commitment to helping customers better understand the risks they may face and protect what matters most in their lives,” said Don Rubbo, New York Regional sales leader.

D.H. Cohen Agency [464 Kings Highway at Lake Street in Gravesend, (718) 859–7900].

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Posted 10:26 am, August 31, 2017
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