Cohen Children’s Medical Center

No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist…


Northwell’s big week only starts with a vascular first

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s only Tuesday, but Northwell Health has already had a very busy week, featuring two new accreditations – including a first-of-its-kind vascular/endovascular honor – and a national post for a Northwell physician. The New Hyde Park-based health system announced Monday that Harris Nagler, a urologist at Northwell Health’s Lake Success-based Smith Institute for Urology, has been named president of the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation Board. Later Monday, Northwell Health…


Cohen Children’s, CHOP share $8.5M sickle cell study

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Cohen Children’s Medical Center will share $8.5 million in funding for a study targeting children with sickle cell disease. The New Hyde Park-based Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a 202-bed hospital managed by the Northwell Health system, will share the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute award with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The institutions will focus on improving the quality of life for sickle cell youth as they transition…


Southside Hospital welcomes Island’s first Baby Café

Long Island has welcomed its first Baby Café. Presenting free educational resources for pregnant or breastfeeding women and a place for those women to share their experiences with other moms, a Baby Café has opened inside the Northwell Health system’s Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Based on the precepts of the national nonprofit group Baby Café USA, the Island’s first official breastfeeding “café” – in essence, it’s more of a school – was made possible…


Child’s play: Northwell nabs top doc to lead pediatrics

Long Island’s top children’s hospital has a new pediatrics chief. The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center has tapped Sophia Jan as its new chief of pediatrics, the New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health system announced Monday. Jan – who also has been named medical director of Northwell Health’s Health Homes Serving Children effort, part of the New York State Health Home Program – will be an “instrumental part of ensuring that the hospital delivers…


Pediatric kidney transplant a first for Cohen Children’s

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center has completed its first-ever pediatric kidney transplant operation. Matthew Francis, a 14-year-old from Rockaway Beach, was diagnosed in 2012 with focal segmental glomerulosis, a disease that attacks the kidney’s filtering units. The illness causes severe scarring, disrupts kidney functions and, left untreated, can eventually lead to organ failure. Earlier this month, Matthew underwent a life-saving procedure at New Hyde Park-based Cohen’s Children – making him the first pediatric kidney-transplant recipient at…


Cohen children’s launches space-age MRI suite

A $10 million donation from the Children’s Medical Fund of New York will send the youngest patients at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center into space. The gift from the 50-year-old philanthropic organization, which has doled out nearly $90 million in charitable donations over its half-century of work, is the backbone of the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies, located on the fourth floor of the medical center’s new six-story Cohen Children’s…


At Cohen, $10M and much-less-scary MRIs

A $10 million pledge from one of its top contributors will bring a unique, child-friendly MRI system to the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The New Hyde Park children’s hospital will use the eight-figure gift to create the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, including Long Island’s only magnetic-resonance imaging center specifically designed for children. Kid-customized scanners are scheduled to arrive this fall, according to a statement…


State OKs pediatric kidney transplants at Cohen

New York health officials have greenlighted a new pediatric kidney-transplant program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The state Department of Health has approved plans for a program to be housed within the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the New Hyde Park hospital. The program, which is expected to include an outpatient center deemed crucial to pre- and post-operative phases, is slated to debut later this year, according to a statement from the Northwell Health system. Cohen’s…


Cohen awarded top trauma designation

The American College of Surgeons has verified Cohen Children’s Medical Center as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center – the second time the ACS has granted top trauma marks to a Northwell Health hospital on Long Island. In 2014, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset was verified by the ACS as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, meaning it met essential criteria to ensure trauma-care capabilities as outlined by the ACS’s trauma committee. Now the…