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Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital welcomed Dr. Perry Cook as its new chief of hematology and oncology and vice chairman of Internal Medicine. Standing O pal Dr. Cook hails from NYU Langone Medical Center (in that other borough, across the West River) where he served for two decades as an attending oncologist and director of the adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant program.

Dr. Cook explained his passion for the field, “I was drawn to the field of hematology and oncology, by the urgency of the need for more effective cancer treatment.” He added, “I’ve always been interested in cancer biology. But above all I wanted the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.”

Dr. Stephen Peterson, chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Methodist, shared with Standing O how happy he is that Dr. Cook has hopped aboard, “Dr. Cook is one of the kindest, most compassionate physicians that you will ever see take care of a patient. I am proud to have him directing oncology here.”

Standing O wishes Dr. Cook a long and successful practice here.

NY Methodist [506 Sixth St. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, (866) 411–6626].

Borough Park

You gotta have heart

Huzzah and hooray! The experts in the heart and vascular center at Maimonides Medical Center have aced it once again. According to the New York State Department of Health, Maimonides ranks number one in providing the best patient outcome for angioplasty and heart stents.

You can’t get better than that.

In fact Maimonides is the only hospital in the entire state that exceeds the expected results by a significant margin. Dr. Jacob Shani, chairman of the cardiology department, said, “If your primary care doctor or cardiologist says you need to have an angioplasty and maybe a stent, you literally cannot find a safer place to have that done than Maimonides.”

Maimonides has the distinction of ranking number one and now has a Standing O too.

Maimonides Medical Center [4802 10th Ave. at 48th Street in Borough Park, (718) 283–6000].

Sunset Park

Five stars for the ninth year

It must be hospital week at Standing O!

Lutheran Medical Center has once again been named as a Top 100 Hospital in the country and a Five Star facility by the Community Value Index. The Index was created by Cleverley and Associates and offers a measure of the value that a hospital provides to the community. The parameters measure financial viability, plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure, hospital charge structure, and hospital quality performance.

Congratulations Lutheran, keep up the good health.

Lutheran Medical Center [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7000].


Go to the head of the class

Standing O sends congratulations to Dr. Brenda Strassfeld, chairwoman of the Mathematics Education Program of the Graduate School of Education at Touro College on her appointment to the editorial board of the “Internatio­nal Journal of Technology in Mathematics Education.”

She joins an esteemed panel of academics from around the world in reviewing new research on teaching methods and selecting submissions that will appear in the journal’s quarterly publication.


Welcome, bienvenue

The East Midwood Jewish Center welcomes Rabbi Matt Carl to the temple. He is the third rabbi in the inclusive egalitarian synagogue’s long history. Rabbi Carl follows in the steps of Rabbi Harry Helpern and Rabbi Alvin Kass.

Standing O says, mazel tov!

East Midwood Jewish Center [1625 Ocean Ave. and Avenue L in Midwood, (718) 338–3800].

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