FIRST INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN YONKERS LAUNCHES AT ST. JOHN’S RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL
7/8/2016 9:16 AM
Yonkers, NY (July 2016) —St. John’s Riverside Hospital is proud to announce that the First Internal Medicine Residency Program in the City of Yonkers has officially launched on July 1, 2016. The Residency Program was approved in February of this year by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) after a rigorous eighteen-month approval process.
The Internal Medicine Residency program at St. John’s is offering both three-year categorical and one-year preliminary pathways, designed to train knowledgeable, compassionate and efficient physicians. “There is significant demand for primary care physicians both nationally and locally, therefore, additional training programs are needed to ensure an adequate physician supply,” said Ronald J. Corti, President and CEO. “This program is good for St. John’s and the community we serve.”
“The medical education program at St. John’s Riverside Hospital embodies our commitment to providing quality medical care to our community,” said Michael DiGiorno, DO, FASN, Designated Institutional Official for the Residency and Nephrologist on staff at St. John’s. “We began formally educating medical students nearly three years ago and with support from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), have continuously expanded and honed the program. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on community-based health care and aligns with the hospital’s mission of service to our community.
I am proud to be a part of a Medical Staff that has supported the introduction of resident training in both theory and practice at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, said Paul Antonecchia, MD, Program Director of the Residency Program and Vice President for Medical Affairs at St. John’s. “We are privileged to have an excellent and diverse team of physicians on our Medical Staff who are excited to share their expertise and experience with new residents. The addition of resident physicians in Internal Medicine will reinforce St. John’s reputation as a quality hospital that provides outstanding care to its community.”
About St. John’s Riverside Hospital
St. John’s Riverside Hospital has been an integral part of its community since the 1869 and its commitment to providing the most advanced medical services available continues to be part of St. John's vision, mission, and values. St. John's built itself on an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, making the St. John's Nursing staff the backbone of the hospital. Approximately 400 physicians, representing almost every medical and surgical specialty, choose St. John’s for their patients’ care. St. John’s is a 3-campus hospital that includes St. John’s Andrus, Dobbs Ferry and ParkCare Pavilions. In addition, St. John’s serves behavioral health outpatients in Greenburgh and Mount Vernon. St. John’s is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. Please visit us on the web at RiversideHealth.org. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.