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(Wednesday, April 13, 2016) Mr. Joseph Stamm CEO and President and Maurice Bortz attend dinner in honor of Senator Lieberman


The Rohr Center for JGrads has been serving graduate students in the lower Manhattan area for the past 6 years. Mr. Stamm was invited to attend the dinner and had the opportunity to spend some quality time with Senator Lieberman. Perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000, Senator Lieberman has established himself as a national leader—one who works across party lines to find common ground, a person who speaks his conscience and who gets things done for the good of all people in America.


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The dinner was held at the Orensanz Center for Contemporary Art New York,


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(January 21, 2016) Melinda Katz’s State of the Borough Address

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Mr. Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz were invited and attended the State of the Borough Address given by  Melinda Katz President of the Borough of Queens.

 Joseph Stamm & Maurice Bortz 

Melinda Katz has always been a good friend of the organization and it was a pleasure to listen to her address, the theme was “only in Queens” .


She laid out the strategy for continuing the incredible growth and revitalization of the borough.

It was Melinda Katz at her best, honest, sincere, friendly, caring and funny.

One of the highlights was a surprise special appearance; the Borough President introduced the New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson, former player Edgardo Alfonzo and manager Terry Collins. She praised them for their 2015 National League Championship victory and compared their “true grit, determination and heart” to the “Queens identity”


Melinda Katz recently attended the NYCHSRO/MedReview holiday party and before addressing the “family,” the Borough President met the members of the Board of Directors.

(December 15, 2015) NYCHSRO/MedReview’s 2015 Holiday Party

NYCHSRO/MEdReview celebrated their annual holiday party at the prestigious India House in the Garden View Room, December 15th 2015.

The party was very well attended, Masterpiece Caterers catered the event and the following guests addressed the group. Please see the video.


Melinda Katz – Queens Borough President

Bill Thompson – 42nd Comptroller of New York City

Steven Cymbrowitz – Assemblyman 45th District – Brooklyn

Letitia James – NYC Public Avocate

Dr. Norman B. Medow – NYCHSRO/MedReview Inc. Chairman of the Board

Martin J. Golden  – State Senator 22nd District – Brooklyn

Scott M. Stringer – Comptroller of New York City

Vincent J. Gentile – City Councilman 43rd District – Brooklyn

Dov Hikind – Assemblyman 48th District – Brooklyn

Felix Ortiz – Assemblyman 51st District – Brooklyn; Assistant Speaker of the Assembly

Michael Simanowitz – Assemblyman 27th District – Queens

Walter T. Mosely – Assemblyman 57th District – Brooklyn



(November 8 – November 11, 2015) MedReview Key Staff members attend the 61st Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Hawaii


Key Staff members Joseph Stamm CEO/President, Helen Mutchler EVP/CFO and Lydia Murphy Director Client Development Client relations attended  the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s (IFEBP) 61st Annual Employee Benefits Conference November 8 – November 11 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. The Foundation delivers education, information and research, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits and compensation professionals who have come to rely on it for objective, accurate and timely information.


Mr Joseph Stamm said that he was very pleased to have attended the conference and felt that the “convention provided the perfect opportunity to meet with our current and future clients”





MedReview displayed their booth and hundreds of decision makers from different cities and states stopped in to meet the team.



(November 5, 2015) Congressional Tribute to the U.S, Israel Security Alliance

I was privileged to attend the Congressional Tribute to the U.S, Israel Security Alliance on Thursday, November 5, 2015 together with NYCHSRO-Med Review CEO, Joseph Stamm and Maurice Bortz, ‎Director of National Physicians Review Division, NYCHSRO-MedReview.  This day of recognition was arranged to honor close to 20 members of the House of Representatives for their support in supplying assistance to Israel in the form of the Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Arrow Missile Defense Systems.   NYCHSRO-MedReview CEO Joseph Stamm was one of the co chairs of the event and played a prominent role in introducing many of the honorees  He also made  concluding remarks to close the meeting.  The event was coordinated by the Friedlander Group.



The meeting took place in the the Cannon Caucus room in the Cannon Office Building, adjacent to the US Capitol Building. The Caucus Room is a most distinguished historic space and is located one flight above the  magnificent Rotunda of the Cannon Office Building . The Caucus Room is enormous -74 by 54 feet- and has witnessed countless luncheons and a range of important historic hearings.  See attached photo.


The Congressional Tribute was a  bi-partisan celebration at which key members of the House  including representatives of the Republican  House Leadership, key chairs and members of  the House Appropriations,  Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees were honored in person.   Subcommittee chairs  of  these Committees also appeared and spoke.   An equal number of  honorees from the Democratic  side, including members of the Minority Democratic leadership such as  the House Minority Whip and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee  and the Ranking Minority members of these committees also attended and spoke.  In all, close to 20 Congressional leaders were in attendance.  Their participation provided ample evidence,  in these perilous times, of  the diversity of  support for a continued and even more  robust alliance of  the US and Israel.




I was moved by the setting and by the eloquence of the speeches.  It was an honor to be there and so pleased that NYCHSRO-Med Review CEO  played such a prominent part.   It was very gratifying that our organization received such   excellent attention and notice before so many  Congressional leaders, other influential guests, community activists and health industry executives in the audience.


Marvin Lieberman, JD, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, NYCHSRO-MedReview


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NYCHSRO/MedReview was proud to participate in honoring Michael McGarvey, M.D., long-time member and Vice Chair of its Board of Directors at the annual Paving the Way Gala celebration of the Institute for Community Living, Inc. (ICL) on October 13, 2015, at New York’s Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park Hotel.  Also honored were longtime friends of NYCHSRO/MedReview, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, Diana Reyna.   Joseph Stamm, NYCHSRO/MedReview CEO, and several members of the organization’s board of directors and senior staff attended the event.


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ICL is one of New York’s premier mental health and human services organizations, serving some 10,000 seriously mentally ill and developmentally disabled New Yorkers annually with a wide array of health, mental health and social services, and providing supportive housing for approximately 2,500 of them.  ICL is nationally recognized as an innovator in promoting evidence-based practice in its clinical and administrative work, its embrace of the principles of total quality management, and its effective implementation of the principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC).

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Through its careful integration of mental health and physical health services, ICL has achieved dramatic reduction in the use by its consumers of emergency rooms and hospitalizations. For consumers who started with ICL since 2014, there were overall reductions in emergency Room use by 38% and Hospital use by 49% for mental health reasons and hospital use for physical health reasons decreased by 47%.

Dr. McGarvey has served the ICL board for the past 16 years, chairing it for the past three years and presiding over the organization’s move into the world of managed care for ICL’s large Medicaid service population.


(October 10th – 17th, 2015) Invitation of the Chinese Government and two of the largest hospitals in the country with Chairman of the Board of directors at NYCHSRO/MedReview Inc


At the invitation of the Chinese Government and two of the largest hospitals in the country, Chairman of the Board of directors at NYCHSRO/MedReview Inc.  Dr. Norman Medow  visited China from the 10th to the 17th of October. He lectured in Beijing at the 2nd China International Forum of Pediatric Development. This was a 3 day Symposium covering all of the Subspecialties in the area of Pediatrics. Dr. Medow  spoke on the treatment of Glaucoma in infants and newborns and on the evolution of Cataract Surgery in infants.


Following the symposium, Dr. Medow  traveled to the Yellow River Hospital one of the largest Hospitals in the city of Sanmenxia and the Teaching Hospital for Henan University of Science and Technology, where he spoke on Corneal diseases in Newborns and Cataract Surgery in Children. During his stay, Dr. Medow  visited all of the tourist attractions in Beijing as well as the fantastic Terra Cotta Warriors in the city of Xian.


Dr. Medow MD,FACS is the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center and Professor-Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


(September 29, 2015) NYCHSRO/MedReview Inc. mourns the loss of Joseph C. Dreyfus, III, M.D., & extends heartfelt sympathy & condolences to his family

Dr. Joseph Dreyfus


Joseph C. Dreyfus. Ill, M.D. was a physician in the private practice of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology for more than 43 years in NYC. A graduate of Lehigh University and Columbia University College of Medicine, Dr. Dreyfus was an attending physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell Medical College. He was Board Certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology.  Prior to practicing, he worked at the Walter Reed Medical Center Institute of Research, and for the Public Health Research Institute of the City of NY where he performed hematologic, immunologic and enzyme research. He was a past president of the New York County Medical Society and had continued to serve on their Board and Advisory Committees until the time of his death. Dr. Dreyfus was Chairman of the Update Your Medicine program for the Department of Medicine at NY Presbyterian Hospital for more than fifteen years. He had served as a member of the Board of Directors and was an Associate Medical Director to the NYS overseers to the Federal Entitlement Programs for more than fifteen years.



Joe was a compassionate and caring physician, a loving and devoted husband to his wife Susan, an adoring father and grandfather to his four children. Bethany and her wife Abigail, Marc and his wife Annika. Beth and Liam. his four grandchildren. Isabelle, Brendan. Maya and Nina, and a dear brother to Eric and Alan. He will be missed by all who knew him.



Charitable donations can be made in his name to: The Fund for Medicine, In honor of Joseph C. Dreyfus, Department of Medicine, 525 East 68th Street, NY, NY 10021  Attn: Danielle Felman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DREYFUS–Joseph C., III, MD, died Saturday, September 26. Loving husband of Susan, father to Marc, Bethany, Elisabeth and William and grandfather of four. Pre-deceased by brothers Eric and Alan. Compassionate physician practicing endocrinology and internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital for 43 years. Services to be held at Griffis Faculty Club, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30pm. Donations may be made in honor of Joseph C. Dreyfus, III, MD, and sent to the attention of Danielle Felman. Fund for Medicine, Department of Medicine, 525 East 68th Street, NY, NY 10021.





Published in The New York Times on Sept. 29, 2015

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(September 25, 2015) MedReview CEO at Madison Square Garden with Pope Francis


October 08, 2015 NYCHSRO/MedReview's CEO attends the Visit of the Pope to NYC in Madison Square Garden

Joseph Stamm joined an exclusive group of politicians and other VIPs that were invited to attend the Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Pope Francis scheduled a three day tour of the United States which began September 24, 2015 with visits to Washington D.C. and New York City and then concluded in Philadelphia.  His visit to New York City came after he addressed a Joint Session of Congress in Washington.

The highlights of the New York visit were a prayer service at the World Trade Center site and a mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept 25th.   The trip was referred to as “A journey of faith through the heart of New York”.

Mr. Stamm was honored to be invited, and attended with New York City’s Public Advocate, Letitia James. He sat in the VIP seats located on the floor of the Garden. Other dignitaries in attendance included New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio , New York State Senate Majority Leader, John J. Flanagan, New York State Senator, Marty Golden, New York City Council Member, Dr. Mathieu Eugene, and New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer.

Mr. Stamm described the pageantry, noting that “the Pope arrived in a mini Pope mobile, it was like a papal golf cart, and he drove around the sections of seating on the main floor. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, accompanied the Pope around the floor as the he greeted the people.”  Mr. Stamm said it was a very moving experience and was happy to have had the unique opportunity to see and welcome the Pope to NYC.  Madison Square Garden with seating capacity of almost 20000 was the perfect location for the Mass.”