Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While public anxiety over the Ebola virus in the US has subsided over the past week, the continued threat that it and other infectious diseases pose has convinced North Shore LIJ officials that it’s time to develop a biological containment unit on Long Island.The specialized unit would be housed in one of North Shore LIJ’s 16 hospitals, and would take at least 18 months to build, the hospital system announced Thursday. The health system has not yet decided which facility would hold the unit. There are only four hospitals in the US with similar specialized containment units—none in the Northeast.“In light of the public’s anxiety about Ebola, it’s clear that we need to develop a more-permanent solution to meeting public health needs in the event of a major infectious disease outbreak in the future,” Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ, said in a press release.To further highlight the need for North Shore LIJ to develop a biological containment unit, Dowling warned that several contagious diseases—including Ebola, SARS, MRSA and the H1N1 virus—“will always be with us.”A rendering of what North Shore LIJ’s bio-containment unit would look like.North Shore LIJ spokesman Terry Lynam said the hospital estimates that the project would cost about $15 million. The biological containment unit would be modeled after the Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and the Serious Communicable Disease Unit in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Emory has in recent weeks treated three patients with Ebola: a Dallas nurse and two missionary workers aiding doctors in Liberia.North Shore LIJ’s Glen Cove hospital has also been designated by New York State as one of eight hospitals that would treat a potential Ebola patient. Stony Brook University Hospital was the other LI hospital to receive that designation. Both have created specialized isolation units to treat such victims.“We have a responsibility to prepare and protect the communities we serve,” Dowling said.North Shore LIJ said it has trained thousands of its employees how to properly don and remove personal protective equipment.
Among the many pieces of value credit unions bring to their local communities is the assurance that everyone can access mainstream financial services. Because credit unions’ purpose is to provide fair, dignified financial products and not to thicken the wallets of shareholders, the cooperatives are uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in the pursuit of serving the underserved. Yet, doing so is not always easy. Member outreach and growth strategies can actually be quite complex. This is especially true when those strategies are considered through a filter of regulatory compliance challenges. One of the ways to push through the complexities is to establish a cross-functional group that ensures compliance and experts that understand the market work hand-in-hand from the very start of any initiative. A great example of this is the collaboration between Filene, Inclusiv, Coopera and PolicyWorks. Each brought a unique viewpoint and skillset to a series of workshops to help credit unions accelerate their financial inclusion efforts. Blending the knowledge base and perspectives of multiple functions enables several great things to happen:Generates buy-in across the credit union: Taking the time to adequately socialize financial inclusion initiatives is one of the most worthwhile endeavors a credit union can undertake. When that socialization is pursued by a collective of diverse leaders, the group has a much better chance of speaking the language of various decision makers throughout the cooperative. Builds external trust that much faster: There is no one size fits all strategy to engaging with vulnerable and underserved populations. Colleagues with different responsibilities and aptitudes (not to mention their own human experiences) will bring a variety of ideas to the group, increasing the likelihood, effectiveness, and speed of building trust with new member segments. Ensures regulatory compliance from the outset: As with any new strategy or initiative, reaching underserved markets is accompanied by a variety of surmountable regulatory and compliance components. Understanding best practices for working with regulators is much easier when the compliance function is made an integral part of the group at inception. Smooths operational wrinkles: Cross-functional teams have a clearer line of sight into the potential pitfalls and hurdles of implementing programs like ITIN lending and small business lending programs. Contemplating the process, policy, and procedure changes is a much easier undertaking when every function is represented on the team.Accelerating financial inclusion – within the rules set by regulators – is complex, but 100-percent achievable for every credit union, regardless of size. Cross-collaboration between marketing, operations, compliance, lending, and other departments allows credit unions to be successful, right from the beginning. With a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, credit unions across the country will have measurable impact on the lives of the people who need them most. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Erin O’Hern As Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Erin O’Hern supports PolicyWorks’ market expansion through management of strategic relationships, development of market and product integration strategies and thought leadership in the governance, … Web: www.policyworksllc.com Details
Lake Tinaroo home share scheme 66 Fairview St, Bayview Heights was one of the first houses built in the suburb and will auction on September 19.OFFERED to the market for the first time since 1973, this double-storey family home includes an “epic” workshop, built like a three-bedroom house.The additional shed at 66 Fairview St, Bayview Heights covers about 150sq m of the 800sq m property and was one of the standout features for Elite Real Estate Services agent Karl Latham. “Absolute epic shed, probably one of the best residential sheds that I’ve seen in a residential property,” Mr Latham said. “It’s built like a house, it’s got the roof of a house, the wall of a house but actually stronger. It’s got big steel purlins in there, so it’s a rock solid block workshop-shed with power.” 66 Fairview St, Bayview Heights was one of the first houses built in the suburb and will auction on September 19. An interior view of the “epic” shed, which is the size of a three-bedroom house. MORE NEWS Mr Latham said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was one of the first built at Bayview Heights. “It’s been in the same family since 1973, many kids have been brought up there. And the owner is elderly now and all the kids have grown up. “It was one of the first houses in the area – there used just be all parkland around there and spare land. 66 Fairview St, Bayview Heights was one of the first houses built in the suburb and will auction on September 19. The large, modern kitchen.“It’s the only double storey in that immediate location so you look over the top of all the lowset houses and out towards East Trinity and the mountains there. It’s got lovely views and catches a nice breeze.”He said the fully fenced home would suit a number of buyers and the detached shed would be perfect for a home business. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 66 Fairview St, Bayview Heights was one of the first houses built in the suburb and will auction on September 19. View of the detached shed.“Downstairs was the rumpus and entertainment room where they used to hold lots of parties. “It’s got a bathroom, a bar and a separate bedroom where all the boomerang kids used to come back and stay. “It would make a great granny flat or teenage retreat. “It’s still got some original features but it’s been maintained really well and quite a large, modern kitchen has recently been added. “The owner isn’t testing the market, nobody lives there, it’s vacant. It is and will be sold.”The property will go under the hammer on Saturday, September 19, 10am onsite. Manunda home untouched since ’40s