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  • How Can I Protect My Family From Whooping Cough?

    Posted: 08/11/2017

      Whooping cough can be difficult to distinguish from an upper respiratory infection or cold.  Characterized by coughing and fever, and highly contagious in the first 1-2 weeks, whooping cough gets its nickname from the audible “whoop” sound that those infected make when they gasp for air following a coughing fit. “Whooping cough is sometimes known as the ‘100 Day Cough’ because the longer a patient waits to treat it, the longer the coughing symptoms can persist – sometimes up to three months,...

  • New Treatment Alternative Available at Westchester Medical Center to Prevent Stroke for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

    Posted: 08/10/2017

    Patients who have an increased risk of stroke due to an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation and who cannot use blood thinners can now take advantage of a lifesaving alternative offered at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).   As a regional leader in cardiac care, Westchester Medical Center has begun offering a new technology called the WATCHMAN, which offers a catheter-based alternative to blood thinners for preventing st...

  • $10,000 Huggies’ No Baby Unhugged Grant for RNICU Cuddlers Program Prompts Overwhelming Response

    Posted: 08/10/2017

    For the over  500,000  premature babies born in the U.S. each year, human touch can have a powerful impact on healthy growth and development. To ensure that all babies—including those who are most vulnerable—get the hugs they need to thrive, the Huggies  No Baby Unhugged  program awarded seven $10,000 grants to hospitals across the country, including Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, to help support or establish volunteer hugging programs. These programs provide much needed physical ...

  • Announcement from Westchester Medical Center and Empire BlueCross BlueShield

    Posted: 08/02/2017

    Westchester Medical Center and Empire BlueCross BlueShield announced today that Empire BlueCross BlueShield has reached a tentative multi-year agreement with HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, which operates the hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue in midtown Kingston. It is expected that HealthAlliance will rejoin Empire’s networks as a participating provider starting September 1, 2017. Covered services provided by the hospitals to Empire members will resume on an in-network basis. “We are pleased...

  • Dutchess County EMS Council Recognizes MidHudson Regional Hospital ED Nurses, Trauma Surgeon

    Posted: 07/24/2017

    The Emergency Department nursing team and a veteran trauma surgeon at the Level II trauma center of MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), were recognized for extraordinary medical excellence by the Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council. The honors came two months after MidHudson Regional Hospital passed a rigorous, peer review process by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which verified the hospital’s George T. Whalen ...

  • The VanderWoudes Go to Washington

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 11, 2017) – The VanderWoude family from Larchmont, New York will be on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 13, as part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day effort.  Polly and Dan VanderWoude are heading to Washington, D.C., spurred by their own experiences. The younger of their two children, Olivia, was diagnosed as an infant with Aicardi Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that limits physical and cognitive development. When the family moved...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2017

    Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals this Fourth...

  • Work of Noted Artist Now Adorns Walls at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) – As Pride month nears an end, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center in White Plains celebrated the relationship between the two organizations with the dedication of an original and notable work of art that is now gracing the walls of the network’s flagship facility, Westchester Medical Center, for patients, their caregivers and staff to appreciate. Representatives of WMCHealth and The LOFT, along with members...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Advanced Physician Services Opens Surgical Services Practice in Lake Katrine

    Posted: 06/15/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Advanced Physician Services (APS) celebrated the opening of a new medical practice in Lake Katrine Thursday that will make comprehensive surgical services easily accessible to patients in the mid-Hudson Valley. More than three dozen medical and business leaders attended t he ribbon-cutting ceremony for the practice, WMCHealth Physicians, which specializes in surgical services including general, vascular, thoracic, neurological and breast surgery, a...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Announce Long-Term, Academic Affiliation Agreement

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y., May 17, 2017 — New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced a long-term, Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) that will serve to strengthen the academic medicine programs as well as the clinical care and research practices of both NYMC and WMCHealth. Under the agreement, hospitals on the Valhalla campus of WMCHealth – its flagship Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center - wi...