Week of November 14 - November 20

Also ran in:

·     News 8 Rochester (CBS) / Rochester First  – 11/18/20
Survey: physicians waiting weeks for PPE orders as costs and COVID-19 cases rise
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack featured)


Crain’s Health Pulse – 08/07/20

At a Glace (PPE Costs)

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 08/07/20

At a Glace (PPE Costs)

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 08/10/20

Physician Supervision

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Wellsville Daily Reporter – 08/17/20

County: Roll up your sleeves and ServNY

(MSSNY mentioned)

WXYZ TV (ABC Detroit) – 08/20/20 (Part of Scripps Network Syndicate)
New program aims to connect doctors with their peers for emotional support

(MSSNY Past President Dr. Charles Rothberg and Secretary, Dr. Frank Dowling quoted)

Also ran on WPIX-NY

Fox17 Michigan

3NewsNow Nebraska

KTNV ABC Channel 13 Nevada

KRISTV.com Texas

WKBW New York

KRTV.com Montana

KGUN9

FOX 4 Now Florida

WCPO Ohio

WPTV West Palm Beach Florida

10News California

Kivi Tv Idaho

KSBY.com Californa

41 Action News Missouri

KXXV-TV News Channel 25 Texas

The Denver Channel Colorado

KATC.com Louisiana

WTKR.com Virginia

Lex18.com Kentucky

TMJ4.com Wisconsin

Turnto23.com California

CBS 6 WTVR Virginia

Koaa.com Colorado

KXLF.com Montana

Politico – 08/27/20
New York City nervously braces for another ‘explosive spread’

(MSSNY Immediate Past President, Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

VeryWell Family – 08/27/20
New HHS Plan Allows Pharmacists to Administer Childhood Vaccines

(MSSNY President-Elect Dr. Joseph Sellers quoted)

AMA – 09/04/20
These councils shape doctors’ future. Now they’re all led by women.
(MSSNY’s Dr. Kira Geraci-Ciardullo mentioned) 


Newsday – 01/02/20

Cuomo trims Medicaid spending increases to hospitals, health care providers

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Cape Gazette – 01/02/19
Letters to the Editor: Medical societies speak out on medical bills

(MSSNY mentioned)

Wall Street Journal – 01/06/19
Opinion | Letters : Is Marijuana Fueling a Public Health Crisis?
(MSSNY Immediate Past President, Dr. Thomas Madejski Letter to the Editor)

ABC 7 – 01/06/19
Emblem Health Family of Companies Announces New Chief Medical Officer of Its Insurance Companies
(MSSNY member
Dr. Dal Col mentioned)

Politico -1/06/19
Health industry, advocates raise concerns about Medicaid cuts
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Politico – 01/07/20
Health groups press Cuomo-to repeal 1percent Medicaid  reduction
(MSSNY mentioned)

New York Post - -1/11/20
Gov. Cuomo calls for more stringent oversight of dodgy doctors
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 01/13/20
State to publicize physician misconduct probe
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Lohud.com -01/13/20
Is your doctor under investigation for misconduct? Cuomo pushes plan to let you find out

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Also appeared in Democrat & Chronicle

Ithaca Journal
Poughkeepsie Journal

Press Connects

Times Telegram
Observer Dispatch  

 

Politico – 01/14/20
Advocates Seek Crack Down on All Flavored Tobacco
(
Gregory Threatte, President of the Medical Society of the County of Albany quoted)

Democrat & Chronicle -01/20/20
Vaping illnesses: NY reports new deaths, including in Ontario County, connected to vaping
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Binghamptom Homepage – 02/02/20

Coronavirus: how the state is preparing
(MSSNY Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. William Valenti quoted)

Genesee Sun - -2/04/20
Doctors Say “Kill the Pain, Not the Patient,” as They March on Albany
(MSSNY mentioned)


Oneonta Daily Star - 02/05/20
Cuomo's plan to rein in Medicaid costs comes under scrutiny

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Also ran in The Daily Freeman

Lockport-Union Sun & Journal

Crain’s New York Business – 02/05/20
Politicians, docs cry foul over Cuomo's Medicaid redesign team
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner Quoted.

Capitol Pressroom – 02/06/20
Medical licensing and transparency
(MSSNY President, Dr. Art Fougner interviewed)

Capitol Confidential – 02/06/20
A.M. Roundup: Trump praises Stefanik, slams Gillibrand after acquittal
(MSSNY mentioned)


WENY News – 02/11/20
AAA, NY Medical Society push for back-seat seat belt law
(MSSNY mentioned)


Legislative Gazette – 02/11/30
New York doctors urge legislators to reject Medical Aid in Dying law
(MSSNY Mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse -02/24/20
 Advocates push to advance New York's aid-in-dying bill
(MSSNY mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse -02/24/20
Cuomo extends indigent-care pool formula in budget amendment
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner mentioned)


LoHud – 02/24/20
Telemedicine — an important development for New York — needs 5G wireless

(Op-Ed by MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner)

Also ran in Becker’s Hospital Review

Crain’s Health Pulse – 03/09/20
Industry grapples with how to pay for coronavirus testing
(MSSNY Mentioned)

WABC-TV 7 – 03/19/20
Coronavirus News: Health care workers fear shortage of staff, supplies

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

The City – 03/20/20
Still No Virus Test for Brooklyn Doctor But Clearance to Work

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Politico – 03/20/20
Telemedicine gains new importance amid coronavirus crisis
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Empire Report – 03/24/20
Our Finest Hour
(Op-ed by MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner)

Newsday – 03/24/20
Experimental coronavirus antibodies treatment could start next week, official says

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 03/26/20
State loosens restrictions on medical professionals as they battle #COVID19
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Politico – 03/26/20
New York's health care workforce braces for influx of retirees, inexperienced staffers

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

The Medical News – 03/27/20

Help wanted: Retired doctors and nurses don scrubs again in coronavirus fight
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Salon.com – 03/28/20
US hospitals forced to recruit retired doctors and nurses in coronavirus fight

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 03/31/20
Stakeholders on budget watch after Medicaid redesign proposals
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Fox News – 04/01/20
Coronavirus first responders desperately need more safety equipment, 9/11 firefighter says
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Politico -04/02/20
Statement from MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner

NBC News 4 – 04/02/20
Cuomo Orders National Guard to Take Ventilators as New York Deaths Near 3,000
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

NPR – 04/03/20
Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 04/06/20
Medical practices shift to telemedicine as Covid-19 closes offices
(MSSNY’s Dr. Inderpal Chhabra & President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

 

USA Today – 04/04/20
Which coronavirus patients will get life-saving ventilators? Guidelines show how hospitals in NYC, US will decide
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

San Antonio Express News – 04/08/20
Cuomo's coronavirus orders vex hospitals afraid to surrender ventilators, take on more patients
Philip Aliotta, president of the Eighth District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Also ran in: Laredo Morning Times

Washington Post

Wall Street Journal – 04/09/20
As Coronavirus Peaks, New York City’s Hospitals Prepare ‘Live or Die’ Guidance
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Washington Post – 04/10/20
The military’s medical ‘relief valves’ remain mostly empty in New York. This is why
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

CityLimits.org – 04/16/20
Freeze on Most Non-COVID Care Creates Worry for Patients and Doctors
(MSSNY mentioned)

Syracuse Post Standard -04/16/20
NY docs see patient visits plummet during coronavirus pandemic, survey shows
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 04/17/20
NY physician practices struggling to survive: survey
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Buffalo News – 04/17/20
Furloughs, pay cuts come as Covid-19 batters health care industry
(MSSNY mentioned)

Albany Times Union – 04/19/20
Virus-related events on tap
(MSSNY Mentioned)

The News House: High Stakes – April 2020

Challenges Slow Cannabis Research Despite Rapidly Expanding Industry

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 04/23/20
Physician practices turn to federal programs to make payroll

(MSSNY,Vice-President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Moe Auster  and member Dr. Inderpal Chhabra Quoted)

Politico – 04/24/20
First test of New York’s recovery comes in shell-shocked industry: Hospitals
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Washington Post – 04/24/20
The Coronavirus halted Elective Surgeries…
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Medscape – 04/28/20
Is It Finally Time for Physicians to Unionize?
(MSSNY mentioned)

Orleans Hub – 04/29/20
During pandemic, Dr. Madejski sees increased use of telemedicine to serve patients
(Immediate Past President Dr. Thomas Madejski quoted)

Crain's New York Business -04/29/20      https://outlook.office365.com/mail/inbox/id/AAMkAGFiMDgyOWFkLTg2NDctNDVmYS1hODI3LTVjNDcxNWMwM2E3MwBGAAAAAAB2GvapNPB%2BS6ynDPgki0hOBwA4ymmPFAMmT7ZWpYiw4Hp%2BAAAAAAEMAAA4ymmPFAMmT7ZWpYiw4Hp%2BAABPozPCAAA%3D
Community docs should be part of testing efforts, medical society says   

(MSSNY mentioned)

Times Herald Record – 04/30/20
Coronavirus: Hospitals face ‘capacity problem’ with elective surgeries

(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Also ran in Ithaca Journal

Star Gazette

Democrat & Chronicle

NY Post – 05/03/20
It’s time to care for non-COVID patients as pandemic lessens, NY doctors say

(MSSNY mentioned)

Also ran in JJ Report

International Business Times

Long Island Press – 05/07/20
Bill Would Forgive Student Debt For COVID-19 Healthcare Workers
(MSSNY President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Crain’s New York Business – 05/07/20
Major NY radiology group asks insurers for pay bump as visits fall by 60%
(MSSNY mentioned)

Newsday – 05/07/20
NY seeking $60B in federal funding because of coronavirus impact

(MSSNY mentioned)

The Daily Star – 05/08/20
Cobleskill doctor elected to state Medical Society leadership post ow.ly/4SpF30qF6Ls
(MSSNY President-elect, Dr. Joseph Sellers
quoted)

The Daily Gazette – 05/08/20
Cobleskill doctor is president-elect of Medical Society of NY

(MSSNY President-elect, Dr. Joseph Sellers mentioned)

CNY News – 05/13/20
Local Doctor Chosen to Head NYS Medical Society 
(MSSNY President-elect, Dr. Joseph Sellers mentioned)

Long Island Press – 05/12/20
Long Island Health CEOs Take Pay Cuts To Keep Businesses Afloat
(MSSNY mentioned)

News 12 Westchester 0 05/18/20

Health care industry faces financial turmoil due to COVID-19 outbreak
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Medscape – 05/20/20
COVID-19 and Physician Income: Some Are Suffering While Others Are Not
(MSSNY mentioned)

MidHudsonNews.com – 05/20/20
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown holds virtual commencement
(MSSNY mentioned)

Rochester Business Journal – 05/20/20
Announcement
(Dr. Mark Adams Elected Treasurer)

Buffalo News – 05/21/20
It's time to give yourself and your health care provider a lift
(MSSNY mentioned)

NY1 – 05/26/20

Why Independent Physician Practices Are Devastated By the Pandemic
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Harlem World Magazine – 05/27/20

The COVID-19 Crisis: Legislature Passes Hoylman-Rozic Price Gouging Legislation

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Harlem World Magazine – 05/27/20

Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem Graduates New Doctors In Virtual Commencement
Stephanie Morales receives the Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award.

Crain’s Health Pulse – 06/01/20
Primary care practices fear they may not survive the pandemic

(MSSNY mentioned)

Buffalo News – 06/02/20
Burstein decries state delay in full reopening of elective surgery facilities

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Medscape  - 06/03/20
COVID-19's Reminder: We Must Save Our Profession -- Here's How

(Commentary by MSSNY YPS Chair Dr. Daniel Choi)

Modern Healthcare – 06/03/20
Primary-care practices fear they may not survive the pandemic
(MSSNY Mentioned)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 06/04/20
Small practices struggle to obtain PPE

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Politico New York Healthcare – 06/04/20

PPE Access
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Newsweek – 06/05/20
New York City Medics, Scarred by Coronavirus Fight, Fear Second Wave After George Floyd Protests

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Politico – 06/12/20
Community (Practice) Impact 

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 06/12/20
Physician Impact

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Innovate LI – 6/12/20
On the Move

(MSSNY VP Dr. Parag Mehta mentioned)

Politico New York Healthcare -  06/16/20
Elective Surgeries
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Crain’s Health Pulse – 06/17/20

Medical societies urge Congress to help physician practices

(MSSNY mentioned)

Buffalo Business First – 06/18/20
Orleans doc takes on national role with AMA

(Former MSSNY President Dr. Thomas Madejski

JAMA Network – 06/18/20
COVID-19’s Crushing Effects on Medical Practices, Some of Which Might Not Survive
(MSSNY Past President Dr. Andrew Kleinman quoted)

Crain’s New York – 06/22/20
Independent medical practices need real relief
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Politico – 06/23/20
Partially reopen, New York City bears little resemblance to its former self

(NYCMS President Dr. Mary Ruth Buchness Quoted)

The Dover Post – 06/23/20

Medical Society of Delaware, state societies send letter to Congress

(MSSNY mentioned)

WPIX- 11 – 06/24/20 (Part of Scripps Network Syndicate) 
Doctors having a hard time finding protective gear for routine patient visits

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Cheddar TV – 06/25/20
Don't Keep Putting Off Your Doctor Appointments 

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack interviewed)

Gothamist -06/28/20
Struggling Medical Offices See Some Light At End Of Tunnel As NYC Reopens

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Democrat and Chronicle – 06/30/20
How marijuana laws complicate scientists' search for crucial answers about cannabis, hemp

(MSSNY Immediate Past President Dr. Arthur Fougner quoted)

Also ran in Star Gazette

Ithaca Journal

LoHud

Poughkeepsie Journal

MSN.com

Bronx Times – 07/01/20
Dr. Richard ‘Doc’ Izquierdo, founder of Urban Health Plan, dies at 90
(Bronx Medical Society founder Dr. Richard Izquierdo mentioned)

New York Amsterdam News – 07/02/20
Dr. Herbert Louis Thornhill makes his transition
(MSSNY member Dr. Herbert Louis Thornhill mentioned

Albany Times Union – 07/03/30
Big hospitals got millions in federal aid. One area practice got $87
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Stat News – 07/07/20
Health care reform: The ‘new normal’ needs to go beyond clinical care
(Op-Ed featuring MSSNY EVP & CFO Philip Schuh)

NY Times – 07/08/20
Grave Shortages of Protective Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge
(MSSNY member Dr. Inderpal S. Chhabra quoted)

WNYT Health Beat – 07/13/20
Health Beat: Peer-to-Peer Support for Doctors
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack interviewed)

The Buffalo News 07/17.20
In rare feat, two WNY doctors now sit on AMA Board of Trustees
(Former #MSSNY President Dr. Thomas Madejski and Dr. Willie Underwood quoted)

Medicine in Action Podcast – 07/18/20

(At the front lines of COVID)

(MSSNY’s Dr. Inderpal Chhabra interviewed

Crain’s Health Pulse – 07/22/20
Providers are wary of Legislature's proposal to roll back legal immunity

 

Radiology Business – 07/24/20

NY providers fight liability shield pullback
(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

USA Today Network – 07/30/20

Social distancing in NY: What worked, what didn't and how it will play into a second wave

(MSSNY President Dr. Bonnie Litvack quoted)

Also ran in Evening Tribune