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NYU College of Nursing’s 2012 Hillman Scholars Lecture, “Making Patient-Centered Care a Reality,” March 22

March 19, 2012
N-279, 2011-2012


New York University College of Nursing’s Dean Judi Haber along with the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation will host a panel presentation and discussion on "Making Patient Centered Care a Reality: A Nursing Perspective,” on Thursday, March 22, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M., at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life’s Grand Hall, 5th Floor, 238 Thompson Street, NYC. [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.].

Patient-centered care is a key concept in the debate over how best to reshape our health system. It holds the promise of realigning care around the needs of patients and of improving the quality of care while reducing costs.  Most health professionals agree that it represents a needed change. Why, then, is patient-centered care more rhetoric than reality? And what can nurses do to turn things around?

“Making Patient-Centered Care a Reality: A Nursing Perspective”, brings together two nationally recognized nurse leaders, Amy Berman and Kimberly Glassman, to discuss the challenges, benefits and urgency of introducing patient- and family-centered care into practice.  Drawing on their personal and professional reflections, the discussion will examine the roles patients, families and providers must play to produce successful outcomes; common myths and misconceptions about patient-centeredness; and what nurses can do to operationalize and advocate for patient-centeredness in their work environments.

Panel members:
  • Amy Berman, BS '06, RN Senior Program Officer, John A. Hartford Foundation.  She oversees the Foundation’s Integrating and Improving Services grants, focusing on the development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective models of care that improve health outcomes for older adults;
  • Dr. Kimberly Glassman, MA '87, PhD '07, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer, NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC).  Dr. Glassman joined NYULMC in 1978 as a senior staff nurse, and has held many leadership positions in nursing during her career at the medical center. Prior to assuming her current position in 2010, she was the Vice President of Patient Care Services and oversaw clinical operations of nursing and several clinical departments.  Dr. Glassman leads a nursing staff of over 2500 professional and advanced practice nurses, in three hospitals, ambulatory care centers, faculty group practices and affiliates;
  • Moderator:  Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director, Rita and Alex Hillman Family Foundation.

To RSVP for the panel presentation, please email or call (212) 998-5045.  For more information, please contact Amy J.B. Knowles, assistant dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, 212-998-5333.

Members of the media interested in attending should contact Christopher James, 212-998-6876 or

The panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Rita and Alex Hillman Family Foundation.

Editor’s Notes:

The mission of New York University College of Nursing, as an integral part of a research-one private university "in the public service," is to generate new knowledge and educate future nursing professionals who in turn, demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in research, education and practice for a global society.  Follow us on Twitter: @nyunursing

About the Rita and Alex Hillman Family Foundation

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation is a New York based philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through nurse-led innovation.


This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Nursing, Events

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYU College of Nursing’s 2012 Hillman Scholars Lecture, “Making Patient-Centered Care a Reality,” March 22

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