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Woodhull Medical Center Recognizes Emergency Medical Service Workers, FDNY and Woodhull Staff for National Emergency Medical Services Week

May 22, 2012

Brooklyn, NY
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Woodhull Chief of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Robert Chin, ED Nursing Director Maria
Scaramuzzino, HHC SVP North Central
Health Network George Proctor and FDNY
Brooklyn Borough Commander James E. Leonard
hold plaque with steel from the

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Woodhull honored EMS Paramedics and a
Firefighters for their service and in honor of National
EMS Week

As part of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Week, Woodhull Medical Center today honored the EMS/FDNY personnel and Woodhull medical and support staff that assisted in the care of Fire Department Lt. Richard Nappi who collapsed fighting a fire in Bushwick on April 16, 2012, and was brought to Woodhull.
Today’s honorees received awards and certificates for their role in rendering aid to Lt. Nappi, and for their dedication to our community’s healthcare needs, during a ceremony held at Woodhull Medical Center. Joining the ceremony were George M. Proctor, Senior Vice President of the North Central Brooklyn Health Network, James E. Leonard, Deputy Assistant Chief and Brooklyn Borough Commander of the New York City Fire Department, EMS personnel from local Battalions, and Woodhull Emergency Department staff.
“EMS is our partner, on a daily basis, when it comes to providing medical care and saving lives, said Mr. George M. Proctor, Senior Vice President of the North Central Brooklyn Health Network and Executive Director of Woodhull Medical Center. “As the first medical contact for those who are sick or injured, EMTs and Paramedics play a vital role in the city’s vast emergency response system.”
“I cannot say enough about the great staff and administration at Woodhull Hospital, especially as we celebrate National EMS Week” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said. “They’re our partners in providing care to thousands of New Yorkers every year, and when we needed them most, they were there for the FDNY.”
The goal of EMS Week is to bring together communities and medical personnel to promote safety, educate the public about their local EMS system, and to honor the dedication of those who perform lifesaving services on the front line of healthcare. The theme for 2012 is “EMS. More Than a Job. A Calling.”
EMS Week 2012 runs from Sunday, May 20, through Saturday, May 26. For North Brooklyn, activities are planned throughout the week to honor EMS workers and educate the community about EMS.



Lieutenant Manuel Ramos- Station 57
Paramedic Gary Cortes -Station 57
Paramedic Michael Snyder- Station 57
Paramedic Shmuel Rosenfeld- Station 35
Fire Fighter Brent Whittier- Brooklyn Borough Command

Woodhull Personnel

Emergency Department

Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Ugo Ezenkwele
Dr. Obunike Edokwe
Dr. Anthony Gomez
Dr. Richard Casiano
Adrian Llewellyn, PA
Teekema Clarke, HN
Mohamed Rafieck, HN
Kulsum Soopy, RN
Maria Dychton, RN
Jonathan Nover – Assistant Director of Nursing – Emergency Department
Nataliya Petrova, RN
Manuska Pierre, PCA
Jean Haricharan, PCA
Valentin Perez, PCA
Gilbert Maldonado, PCA
Mihaela Samuels, RN
Maria Scaramuzzino, RN
Gregory Tassy, RN – Assistant Director of Nursing – Emergency Department

Hospital Police

Detective Jonathon Rivera
Detective Lixandro Colon
Officer Alecia Grant
Officer Eduardo Eusebio


Gerald Manning


Fredrick Campbell
Arthur Lindo

Contact: Ian Michaels (HHC) (212) 788-3339

About Gouverneur

Gouverneur provides primary and specialty outpatient care through its Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC) and residential care for the elderly and infirmed in its Nursing Facility (NF). As such, Gouverneur serves a diverse population that includes vulnerable young and old, who are likely to be indigent, uninsured or receiving public assistance. A majority of those seeking care are members of ethnic minorities such as Asian, Hispanic or African-American.
Gouverneur’s D&TC is the largest freestanding D&TC in New York, providing more than 300,000 visits per year. The D&TC patient population is approximately 75% Asian or Hispanic. Special programs targeted to underserved/minorities include the Asian Bicultural Program for culturally sensitive mental health services and the Roberto Clemente Center for mental health and primary care services for Hispanic individuals.
The D&TC provides a comprehensive array of on-site services, including dentistry, podiatry, optometry, psychiatry, radiology, infections disease, and other specialties and sub-specialties. Therapy services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology, and vocational rehabilitation. On-site services available to nursing home residents include a clinical laboratory, pharmacy, podiatry, respiratory therapy, patient activities, social work, and imaging center with digital ultrasound and mammography.

About HHC

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 420,000 member health plan, MetroPlusHealth, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychhc.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.