April 2023 Accolades

Maimonides Doctors Ranked Among Castle Connolly’s “Exceptional Women in Medicine”

Twenty-one Maimonides Health physicians have been named ‘Exceptional Women in Medicine’ by Castle Connolly. This distinction honors women clinicians at the top of their fields. They were nominated by their peers and evaluated on their professional qualifications, excellent patient outcomes, and more.


Dr. Allison Polland Discusses Urinary Incontinence on NY1

Last week, Allison Polland MD, urologist and director of the Maimonides Pelvic Floor Center, appeared on NY1to speak about a prevalent pelvic health issue: urinary incontinence. She explained that there are several varieties of incontinence, which can be caused or worsened by age, pregnancy, or other factors, but that all are treatable through methods like medication, physical therapy, injections, or surgery.


Maimonides Sees Successes in Recent CMS Hospital Compare Report

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Maimonides Medical Center’s score for hospital visits after ambulatory surgery is the best in the country, tied with just 9 out of 2,803 hospitals in the same rank. In the most recent CMS Hospital Compare report, MMC’s performance places it among the top 33 hospitals in the US—or the top 1% of hospitals in the nation— for overall mortality measures. MMC performed statistically “Better than National Average” in three mortality measures. For context, just six hospitals ranked “Better than National Rate” in four or five mortality measures. These achievements are thanks to our incredibly diligent patient care teams and our quality management department, who always make patient safety a priority.


Dr. Farah Jooma Receives Pediatric Advocacy Training Grant

Farah Jooma, MD, pediatric resident at Maimonides Children’s Hospital, received the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) Advocacy Training Grant. The grant, four of which are awarded per year, allows a pediatric faculty-resident pair to attend the AAP Advocacy Conference, after which the pair collaborate with their respective AAP chapter to utilize the grant to implement an educational project geared toward trainees.


Department of Surgery Welcomes All-Woman 2023 Resident Class

March 17 was Match Day for this year’s new class of resident physicians across the country. Here at Maimonides, our Department of Surgery had a unique group of residents matched this year. For the first time ever, women comprise the entire class of General Surgery categorical and preliminary surgical interns. This group is yet another amazingly qualified cohort for the Department of Surgery, and is a testament to the department’s diverse and welcoming environment for new physicians.

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