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"Visiting Nurse Service Of NY Creates Market Niche With Transgender Care" - Robert Holly

  • Home Health Care News
  • New York, NY
  • (July 12, 2018)

As the home health industry has grown and become more competitive, it’s become increasingly important for providers to seek any means of differentiation. For the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), that’s meant spearheading a rapidly growing program specifically designed for gender affirmation surgery patients. VNSNY launched a dedicated gender affirmation program in collaboration with Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in 2016. In total, VNSNY has cared for about 225 transgender patients through its gender affirmation program. The majority of patients are referred to VNSNY from Mount Sinai. Zil Goldstein, MSN, assistant professor of medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and program director for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, who has been working with transgender patients for more than a decade, has performed hundreds of vaginoplasty surgeries in the past couple years, and VSNY has been an essential part of positive health outcomes in those cases, Goldstein said.

- Zil Goldstein, MSN, Assistant Professor, Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Program Director, The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, The Mount Sinai Health System

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