The Newsletter for SUNY Downstate
University Hospital of Brooklyn
ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY 2013
New Downstate Times Is Here
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Downstate Times, bringing you news, articles, and photos showcasing Downstate's University Hospital of Brooklyn.
Our goals are to keep you informed of the good work we do, to better connect with each other, and to highlight points of pride. Our response to Hurricane Sandy, for example, is a terrific example of how well we do in a crisis. The planning and coordination of patient care and the enthusiastic relief efforts of staff, faculty, and students in the aftermath of the storm were nothing short of extraordinary.
But most of all, please consider this your newsletter. It is a way to communicate news about your activities, share best practices, and celebrate your achievements. And in order to make Downstate Times accessible quickly and broadly, we plan to come out twice a month, and distribute via email and our web site. It will also be available in a limited print edition for those who do not have Internet access.
Let us know if there is someone in your department you think is doing a terrific job, or about programs that improve care or help our systems work more efficiently. We would love to share it.
Let your voices be heard!
Dr. John F. Williams