Summer/Fall 2019 Issue

Ethics: Fractious Family Muddles End-of-Life Decisions

Mr. B is an 80-year-old man with a history of prior stroke, dementia and chronic kidney disease who is admitted to the ICU from home with aspiration pneumonia, respiratory and renal failure. He is intubated in the emergency department and after several days extubated. His baseline health status is poor. He is bed- bound, unable to communicate other than basic nonverbal gestures and had been taking increasingly smaller amounts of food and liquid at home.

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SBH Health System Innovations

SBH’s recent patient innovations cover the gamut from softwa new pharmacy technology to a healthy eating initiative. Here is a closer look: SBH Bronx Health Talk SBH Bronx Health Talk became the first health podcast of its kind in the Bronx this spring. A podcast […]

The Future of Neurosurgery at SBH

Dr. Ralph Rahme is Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at SBH. Most recently, before arriving at SBH in 2017, he completed a fellowship focusing on complex cranial and cerebral bypass surgery. The following is an excerpt of a recent interview with Dr. Rahme. Q. […]

Solving The Mysteries Behind Skin Disorders

When discussing contact dermatitis in his professional and teaching lectures . Charles Gropper, director, Division of Dermatology at SBH, often brings up a particular case study. One winter, a woman came to see him complaining of a rash around her mouth. In discussing the possible […]

Abuse of the Ederly

It would certainly shock people to learn that many frail elderly people in our community suffer abuse and mistreatment. Very often, it goes unreported. Estimates are that only 1 in 24 occurrences are reported to authorities.

Joint Replacement: A Reasonable Option for Older Sufferers

New technologies. Better materials. Improved pain medication. Greater coordination of care. These are some of the reasons why older patients and those with compromised health conditions have become candidates today for joint replacement surgery that can greatly improve the quality of their lives. Only, unfortunately, […]

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Centering Pregnancy Program to Open

The Maternity Pavilion at SBH has embarked on an innovative endeavor to improve patient health outcomes. With the United States ranking 26th out of 29 countries in terms of infant mortality and pre-term birth, with black women being nearly 50 percent higher when compared to white women, something needed to be done.

Developing Care Models for Patients Living with Trauma

People who are high utilizers of healthcare services account for a small percentage of the patient population. They often have significant physical, behavioral and social needs and find it challenging to navigate our complex healthcare system. It is not uncommon for patients to have experienced deep trauma including various forms of violence, poverty and abuse which make it difficult for them to engage in their own care.