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Member Spotlight – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital combats patient isolation

Healthcare providers have faced stringent visitor restrictions in the past months due to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this has meant patients are also experiencing greater social isolation. Being unable to see family and loved ones for prolonged periods can be traumatic. Studies show that isolation can negatively impact health outcomes and patient satisfaction. During the pandemic, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s (a member of the Montefiore Health System) recreational therapy department has been working diligently to combat the anxiety, stress and depression associated with isolation.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published June 26, 2020