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2013 Homeless Outreach Contact Info

Manhattan (Goddard-Riverside)
Cesar Vanegas
212-785-6690 x426

Queens (Common Ground)
Shane Cox

Bronx (Bronxworks)
Shaylen Roberto
718-893-3606 x2010

Brooklyn (Common Ground)
Chris Tabellario

Staten Island (Project Hospitality)
Elizabeth Wright
718-720-0079 x18

Written by reuben

January 21st, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Posted in Social Work

NICE Team Update

greetings from the NICE team:


for those of you that don’t know what that is … it is the “Novel Interdisciplinary Care for Emergencies” team.  we evaluate pts that are frequent users of the ED to see if there are better resources that the pts can be referred to to facilitate & improve their care.  the criteria for referral to the team is more than 3 ED visits per month for 3 consecutive months.  we get a report generated from EPIC that filter pts based on this criteria that we review plus any referrals that staff send to us.


once the pt is part of the NICE program, an FYI is entered into EPIC.  currently, most FYIs just say to call the appropriate social worker while the pt is here so that they can share pertinent clinical or psychosocial information with you.  we are exploring avenues to get this data centralized so that it will be accessible even when they are not available – but  it is a work in progress right now.  You should see a red upward arrow in the column labeled “FYI” on the track board.  if you double click on it, it will take you directly to the FYI information.  while in a chart, there is also an FYI notification in the header – if you click on that section, it again will take you to the information that is there.  please make every effort to call SW for every NICE team pt that comes to the ED so we can track their visits & to re-educate them about the proper resources & where they can go for care.


if you have any questions, please feel free to email me, liza ronda or jessica hochstadt.




Written by reuben

January 26th, 2012 at 12:12 am

Homeless cold weather emergencies

Written by reuben

November 16th, 2011 at 5:37 am

Posted in Social Work

Detox / rehab programs

Written by reuben

May 23rd, 2011 at 2:49 am

Posted in Social Work