Hospital Introduces New Center for Allied Health Education

Oct 31, 2007

Hospital Introduces New Center for Allied Health Education

Date: October 31, 2007

Title: Hospital Introduces New Center for Allied Health Education

Health Topic: Community Affairs

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New York Methodist Hospital Introduces New Center for Allied Health Education

New York Methodist Hospital recently reorganized its allied health education schools into a single Center for Allied Health Education. The merging of the schools allows for sharing of resources, which will provide an opportunity for growth of the existing programs as well as allow development of new areas. "This consolidation and expansion will benefit the Hospital and the Brooklyn community for years to come," said Errol Hankin, senior vice president of NYM.

There are currently three schools at the center¾the Bartone School of Radiography, the EMS Institute/Paramedic Program, and the School of Radiation Therapy Technology. A fourth, the School of Medical Technology, is slated to join the Center in September 2008. Currently 165 students are enrolled at the Center.

Prior to the creation of the NYM''s Center for Allied Health Education, the Bartone School of Radiography and the School of Radiation Therapy Technology were located at the Hospital, while the EMS Institute/Paramedic Program was located at an off-site location in Bensonhurst. Now, all three programs are housed in the Center''s new building at 1401 Kings Highway. This recently renovated 6,000 square foot facility offers six spacious classrooms, equipped with the latest teaching technology, that can be used for both lectures and practical work. Because of the increased capacity and improved facilities, enrollment in the schools has grown significantly and is expected to continue to increase.

Aside from being able to offer additional resources and space, the Center has broadened the range of financial aid opportunities that are available to students. "We were able to hire a full time financial aid director who assists students in finding the appropriate financial aid for their studies," says Jerry Rozenberg, director of the Center. "Since the resources are now shared by all the schools, qualified staff can now offer their educational expertise across several programs."

For more information on New York Methodist Hospital''s Center for Allied Health Education, or any of its programs, call the main office at 718-645-3500.

New York Methodist Hospital, a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn''s Park Slope, houses 618 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to over 32,000 inpatients each year. An additional 350,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital offers Institutes in the following areas: Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; and Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. New York Methodist is affiliated with the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University and it is a member of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.