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When my father was diagnosed with cancer he couldn’t remember the name of the doctor who gave him the diagnosis. All he could recall was that he had an inoperable plum-shaped tumor wrapped around his aorta. Fearing the worst, it is nearly impossible to retain the details a doctor or caregiver shares.
The effects of the opioid crisis have been felt across the nation – from small towns to bustling cities. In 2017 there were upwards of 70,000 drug overdose deaths, the highest number for any single year in U.S. history.
According to the CDC, visits to hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. reached about 137 million in 2015. Nationwide, 9% of patients who visit emergency rooms are admitted to the hospital, which suggests that many patients seek care for maladies that can be treated elsewhere.
There has been a good deal of publicity on the part of the New York State Nurses Association in support of proposed legislation to mandate nurse staffing in New York.
Yhe VNSW Foundation will hold its 21st annual Spring Benefit Gala on May 15, 5:30 p.m., at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison honoring three key organization partners who work with VNSW to provide care and support for seniors.
The keynote address will be given by Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Lions and the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck are teaming up with Mamaroneck’s Sedona Taphouse to support the Co-Op Summer Enrichment program, the area’s only summer camp for low-income kids, operating for more than 40 years.
Join Westfair Communications as it hosts Outstanding Women in Business on April 4 with Marria Pooya, managing partner of the Greenwich Med Spa; Avideh Safaei, executive director of J.P. Morgan Securities; and Hannie Sio-Stellakis, public relations manager at Neiman Marcus Westchester.