PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Dr. Barney Newman of Mount Kisco, medical director at Purchase-based WESTMED Medical Group, was recently presented with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Visionary Award by the Collaborative for Palliative Care/Westchester/NYS Southern Region.
He was honored for his outstanding leadership in improving the care of patients who are living with serious, chronic and progressive illnesses.
“Dr. Newman is a visionary who understands the importance of enhancing palliative care services throughout Westchester,” Cancer Support Team executive director Judith Dobof said in a statement. “Through his extraordinary leadership at WESTMED, he created and launched WESTMED’s unique palliative care program in 2012, the only palliative medicine program in our area housed in an ambulatory non-academic private practice.”
WESTMED’s program offers comprehensive palliative services for patients with serious illnesses and their families. The namesake of the award, Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta, was one of the founders of the Collaborative in Westchester and New York State’s southern region and a renowned social work educator and leader.
The Collaborative for Palliative Care advocates for increasing palliative care services in Westchester and beyond and improving the care of the seriously ill through education, research and advocacy.
WESTMED Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group medical practice, with headquarters in Purchase. It is staffed by a team of over 260 physicians. WESTMED has medical offices in White Plains, Rye, Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale and New Rochelle.