Around Maimonides: July 2023

Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital Recognized for High-Quality Stroke Care

Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (MMCH) has been nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care, obtaining the American Heart Association‘s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award.

Get With The Guidelines – Stroke is an in-hospital program designed by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to improve stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines, which can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. The Gold Plus level is the highest designation in this category, indicating MMCH’s dedication to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Congratulations to MMCH and its Division of Neurology for obtaining this distinction. 


Cancer Center Adds Clinical Trial to Cutting-Edge Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Maimonides Cancer Center has now opened a clinical trial for a new prostate cancer treatment. The new drug, abemaciclib, is FDA approved and commonly used in treating breast cancer, where it has significantly improved survival. Early evidence shows that there may be a similar benefit for prostate cancer treatment.

As the only site in Brooklyn offering this trial to patients, we are proud to expand our advanced options for prostate cancer treatment with this cutting-edge therapy, while helping to investigate and expand new, potentially life-saving treatment options. This adds to our lineup of advanced, innovative therapies at our Prostate Cancer Center, which includes high-intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU), advanced radiation therapies, chemotherapy treatment, cryoablation (freezing and destroying cancer cells), robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, NanoKnife surgical technology, and irreversible electrocorporation.


Maimonides Pulmonary Specialist Shares Health Safety Tips for Air Quality Emergency

Odai Sinokrot, MD, physician in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, joined NY1 last month to educate viewers on how to stay safe during the multiday air quality emergency that New York City experienced as a result of Canadian wildfire smoke, along with future detrimental air quality events. During that time, Maimonides saw an increase in people seeking care for respiratory symptoms at the emergency department. To lessen the risk of adverse health effects, especially for sensitive populations, Dr. Sinokrot emphasized the importance of staying indoors, minimizing outdoor activities, and using N95 or KN95 masks for protection. Watch the full interview here.

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