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8900 Van Wyck Expy FL 4n
Jamaica, New York,11418
Whether you, your loved one, or your patient is dealing with a serious illness, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center offers Palliative Care services. Palliative Care consists of a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other health care professio... more.
Jamaica Hospital Earns Perfect Score, Top National Trauma Status | The Forum Newsgroup
Helping to mark the milestone last Friday were Angelo Canedo, Ph.D., vice president, MediSys Health Network (l. to r.); Dr. Harrison Mu, director of Neurosurgery, Jamaica Hospital; NYPD Police Officer Kenneth Healey and his girlfriend, Vanessa Rizzi; Bruce Flanz, president and CEO, MediSys Health Network and JHMC; and Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, medical director of Trauma, Jamaica Hospital.
Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, Jamaica Hospital's trauma medical director, said while the hospital's mission is to care for injured patients, injury prevention is also a major focus.
"As a trauma center, one of our main responsibilities is to be sure that people understand why they're being injured and how they can best prevent injuries from happening," Doughlin said. Doughlin said car crashes and collisions are preventable in most cases. Drivers have a responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and focus on what they're doing. "Any deviation from that, any of those three components, is going to heighten the probability that they may end up with some kind of injury," he said. While Jamaica Hospital sits on the busy Van Wyck Expressway, Doughlin said local streets are where a lot of cars have run-ins with pedestrians. He said drivers need to slow down because just a few seconds of looking away from the road can lead to disaster. If a driver goes 60 miles per hour, the car travels 88 feet per second, Doughlin said. At 30 miles per hour, it moves 44 feet per second. "You look away for three seconds, that's 132 feet you've traveled without recognizing it," he said. Doughlin also took issue with the use of hands-free devices. He said hands-free items "interfere with cognitive functions," meaning drivers may miss the little cues to avoid a collision. He stressed the importance of education and outreach, particularly with young people and the elderly. Jamaica Hospital has an injury prevention coordinator who goes out to schools to speak about what they can do to travel safely. With the elderly, Doughlin said they may want to comply with the rules, but they don't see as well, hear as well and don't walk as fast.
Dr. Geoffrey K. Doughlin, the director of trauma and chair of emergency medicine at Jamaica Hospital, said the training program, "raises the quality of service" at the hospital and will provide immediate care for anyone with facial injuries.
"A ruptured globe needs immediate attention," he noted.
February | 2014 | Health Beat
According to Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Jamaica Hospital, "one of the biggest potential risks associated with drinking these products is the effect on the heart.
Dr. Doughlin adds "The problem with this idea is, exercise already increases heart rate and blood pressure. Dr. Doughlin provides this tip for those who are looking for an alternative to energy drinks, "If you eat healthy, exercise daily and sleep between seven and eight hours every night, you will naturally have more energy."
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Dr. Geoffrey Doughlin - E.R. Director, Jamaica Hospital, Queens, NY