What’s Been Going On at Phelps this Winter
Greetings and Happy New Year!
During the busy holiday season, much has been going on at Phelps.
Construction of our new SurgiCenter began in October. This state-of-the-art surgical facility will be located in the 755 Medical Services Building with a bridge connecting it to the third floor of the main hospital. The project has been planned for a long time and we are excited to be building a suite of operating rooms so modern that it will meet the needs of our patients, surgeons and changing technology for decades to come. The SurgiCenter will be the first inpatient and outpatient surgical facility in New York State to be located in a medical office building.
The hospital’s multi-specialty medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, continues to grow with the addition of internal medicine physician Imaan Chowdhury, neurologist Mark Homonoff and nurse midwife Rebecca McCracken. The group now has 34 providers at 12 locations in the surrounding community and on the Phelps campus.
Three Phelps physicians were among only seven chosen as Westchester’s first “Doctors of Distinction” and were honored at a recognition ceremony on October 24. Chief of General Surgery Robert Raniolo received the Community Service Award, Chief of Thoracic Surgery Avraham Merav received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Lawrence Faltz received the Leadership in Medical Advocacy Award. The event was founded by Citrin Cooperman, Westchester County Medical Society, and Westfair Communications.
We are eagerly anticipating the launching of a “Room Service” food delivery system early in 2014. In preparation, the hospital’s entire kitchen has been renovated to accommodate on-demand meal delivery from 7 am to 7 pm. The system is similar to a hotel room service program, and patients can expect to have their meals delivered within 45 minutes. This will surely be appreciated by our patients, who will now have the ability to choose from a varied menu and eat when they are hungry, instead of on a set schedule.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014!