Please join us in welcoming new employees hired in November!
Front Row (Left - Right):
Ellen Kieva: PCA II- ICU;
Gil Soto: Director, Engineering- Crothall;
Michelle Scott: Medical Technologist;
Kristi Barnello: RN- ICU;
Jessica Glynn: RN- ED;
Cynthia Topps: Retail Associate;
Sandra Valera: PCA I– 5N;
Stacy Drew: Business Operations Associate;
Daniel Bacher: Info. Tech Associate;
Huong Le Melkon: Physical Therapist;
Jean Narod: Lab Supervisor;
Kathryn "KC" McMullan: RN- Same Day Surgery;
Veronica Barwise: Cytotechnologist;
Patricia Mosiello: Case Manager;
Ramon Rodriguez: Security Officer
Back Row (Left - Right):
Cindy Connor: Dietitian;
Ann Reilly: RN- NICU;
Beth Laymon: Pharmacy Tech;
Mary Moloney: PCA II- 3N;
Caitlin Riley: Surgical Tech;
Heather Dalley: PCA I- Step Down;
Jessica Secor: Surgical Tech
Vice President, Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Courounis will oversee all aspects of Human Resources, including HR Strategy, employee and labor relations, organizational development, compensation and recruitment as well as employee engagement.
Mr. Courounis brings with him more than thirty-two years of healthcare human resource experience, with his most recent position with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He has also served in positions of leadership throughout the NY Metropolitan Area including, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Southside Hospital and Bon Secours Charity Health System. He began his career as a union representative for the New York State Nurses Association, and has worked as a healthcare consultant for the international firm of Towers Perrin.
Mr. Courounis holds a BS in Business Administration and Psychology from SUNY Albany, and a MS in Industrial Relations from Rutgers University. In addition, Mr. Courounis has taught at the New York Institute of Technology and written on topics such as labor/management relations, service excellence and staff development. He is a welcome addition to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.
Our November Star of the Month Amanda Alves, Human Resources Generalist, has been an employee at SLCH since 2006. Amanda is known for her constant hard work and friendly personality. Amanda is always willing to help employees with questions in a caring and patient way. No matter how much work she has to do she always makes you feel like a priority. Amanda’s positive energy is contagious.
“There is not just one moment that stands out for Amanda,” said Helen May, Director of Human Resources. “She shows consistent outstanding service to our staff and hospital every day.”
Congratulations to the following employee promoted this month!
Office Coordinator (Float) at Cornwall Primary Care to Office Supervisor of the Marlboro Primary Care.
Thank you to all that participated in our annual pumpkin decorating contest! And the winners are...
Most Creative: Quality Management
Jim Montgomery, Director of Safety and Security (in costume) delivered treats to staff with the help of Caitlan Bose, Community Relations Asst. Although carts were delayed this year due to Hurricane Sandy, staff still enjoyed the treats that were delivered.
SLCH staff got a head start on their holiday shopping Tues, Nov 6, when the Gift Nook hosted a holiday open house event. Staff received giveaways, raffles, refreshments and 10% off storewide!
Palliative Care is the comprehensive care and management of the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families with chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illnesses. Palliative Care can be used in conjunction with or complimentary to other treatment modalities to ensure an improved quality of life by the management of disease symptoms or treatment side effects.
Unlike Hospice, palliative care is appropriate for patients in all stages of disease including those undergoing treatment for a curable illness and those living with a chronic illness.
Palliative care treats the patient and the family as the unit of care. Family meetings are utilized to develop a plan of care in conjunction with the primary and consulting physicians.
On December 1st, Dr. Bernard Lee will be providing a presentation at the Medical Education Day at the Powellton Club.
To consult or reach Sue Martino NP, please call extension 4544.
Katie Boyd, Clinical Pharmacist, will be speaking on December 11 at grand medical rounds at New York Hospital Queens on Pharmacotherapy of Pain. This is a 500+ bed teaching hospital affiliated with Cornell Medical School. Good luck Katie!