Professional Education

St. Mary’s is pleased to provide the following upcoming programs for health professionals.


June 14: Seating & Positioning for Manual Wheelchairs

This course presented by National Seating and Mobility NE focuses on manual wheelchairs. The various types of chairs from standard, to high strength lightweight and ultra-lightweight. It provides the attendee with the information to identify the most appropriate manual wheelchair for the client/patient. A detailed review of the numerous cushions (general use, skin protection, positioning and custom molded) is provided.

Audience: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Location: St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, 29-01 216 St., Bayside, NY | Get Directions

Date/Time: June 14, 2016 • 6-8 PM, registration opens at 5:30 PM

Credits: This course meets the criteria for 2 contact hours (.2 CEUs)

Register: Registration will take place onsite at 5:30 PM

Questions? Please contact Tiffany Daniel

June 22: 2 Sessions- Healthcare Insurance and Support for Children who are deaf-blind

Care Coordination will provide back to back workshops at St. Mary’s New Hyde Park offices on Wednesday, June 22nd for staff. The first session is designed to provide professionals with tools to better assist families in understanding their health insurance and access the health care services they need. This will include the transition from the Marketplace to the Local Medicaid Office. The second is designed to provide resources and support for children/youth who are deaf-blind (ages birth-21).

Location: St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, 5 Dakota Drive, Suite 200, New Hyde Park, NY 11042.

Date/Time: June 22, 2016 • 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Presenters: Alexandra Berke, Esq. and Matthew Flynn, Community Health Advocates for the Community Service Society of New York.

Suzanne Chen, a CAH parent and Outreach Coordinator of the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative at Queens College the City University of New York (CUNY)

For more information please contact:
Ebbony McPhatter, MPA
Care at Home-Supervisor of Operations

June 24 & 25: Pediatric Hand Therapy and Orthotic Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Focus on common and complex pediatric upper extremity conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Trigger Fingers, Radial Pay Deficiencies, Camptodactyly, Thumb-in Palm Deformities, Arthrogryposis and Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Learn about normal hand development, evaluation and therapeutic intervention.

Intensive hands-on fabrication labs promote skill development with a variety of thermoplastic soft-splinting techniques.

Location: St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, 29-01 216 Street, Bayside, NY  11360

Date/Time: June 24 & 25, 2016 • 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Presenters: Jill Peck-Murray, MOT, OTR/L, CHT