After leaving Ithaca with much fanfare, medical staff at New York Presbyterian Medical Center will return to their Rochester home this week after a month of treatment at a New York City hospital. Community members gathered in masks outside the hospital to support the local doctors who will spend the month at a hospital on the outskirts of Manhattan, just a few miles from the University of Rochester Medical School. While the staff wore their street clothes in a hotel temporarily housed for doctors in the hotel, the NewYork Presbyterian, which runs a hospital in New York City, provides them with scrubs that are washed on site.
With the help of personnel, the Cayuga Health System also sent personal protective equipment, or PPE, from its facilities in Ithaca to New York Presbyterian.
The Taughannock Inn donated rooms for doctors who want to be isolated for two weeks after returning. Pollack said she speaks to health care providers in New York City almost every day and the hospital appreciates the volunteers' help. Since arriving in Ithaca, the staff has been tested for COVID-19 according to the ITHaca Health System.
Dr. Lucy Lender enjoys building relationships with her clients and patients and having the opportunity to work with them to provide excellent care to their companions. When Dr. Garrett is not caring for patients or having fun with his family, he likes to read (Charles de Lint is his favorite) and browse his library of books on the history of medicine.
A good deal of Bridget's spare time is spent looking after her mostly rescued menagerie, which includes a mix of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles and birds of prey. Gabby and her husband live with a Calico cat named Corrie and an adorable trail mutt named Sam. The family, including her parents, brother-in-law and three children, have found a permanent home in the Ithaca area.
When not in the veterinary clinic, Dr. Lucy Lender enjoys spending time with Aikido, hiking and other outdoor adventures. Joyce has a particular interest in aquatic veterinary medicine, but outside the veterinary field she enjoys exploring the world with her family and caring for animals. We invite you to learn more about our team at our next meeting on Thursday, June 16th at 7 pm at the Ithaca Veterinary Clinic.
It also replaces my gratitude to my colleagues in New York City who cared about and supported my fellow citizens, "she said.
In addition, Dr. Jourdy has extensive experience in developing new minimally invasive approaches to treat diseases in the region without external incisions. She has published more than 100 papers in medical journals, focusing on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and has been a research associate at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Washington, DC, D.C. Dr. Mike Plotkin is an assistant professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine. His particular interest is in treating disorders in this region with external incisions using a new, minimally invasive approach, according to his website.
In addition, Dr. Jourdy has extensive experience in developing new minimally invasive approaches to disease in this region without external incisions and has been a research associate at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Washington, DC, D.C. After the beginning of his career in mixed animal practice, he moved to an exclusively small animal practice, which according to his website included veterinary medicine, animal care and animal protection as well as veterinary training and further training. He is currently an assistant professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and a member of the medical faculty at the Ithaca College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Jourdy completed additional part-time training in an internationally recognized fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine, which was devoted exclusively to neurology and neurosurgery and other specialties. He then completed his residency at New York's Presbyterian Hospital, where he earned his B.S. in Neurology and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
He is a board member - certified neurosurgeon, member of the New York State Board of Neurology and runs the hospital with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Jourdy.
Dr. Jourdy graduated from Weill Medical College and Cornell University. After leaving veterinary school, he moved to New York City to seek clinical opportunities and start a family, but the pull of Ithaca was too strong. After a short period of work in medical research, he returned to Ihaca and earned his DVM degree from Cornell.
He spent time in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and was a vet at Meadowridge on Mondays and Tuesdays. He has been working at Ithaca Veterinary Medical Center for two years and is a member of the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine (NYSBA).