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  • Westchester Medical Center Welcomes Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as The Cancer Institute’s Medical Director of Hematology

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently appointed Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as Medical Director of Hematology and Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Hemostasis in the Department of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute based in Valhalla. In his new role, Dr. Lim will oversee hematology services at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute and will also serve as the Associate Program Director of the hospital...

  • Seven WMCHealth Employees are First Graduates of KeyBank School at Work Program to Promote Career Advancement

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Seven employees at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), were the first to graduate from a new workforce development program made possible through a $100,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation. The program is designed to help employees move up the career ladder in the healthcare field. Current entry-level employees recently completed an 8-month, 12-module program to provide them with the skills needed to...

  • WMCHealth Launches Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program for High-Risk Patients on Valhalla and Poughkeepsie Campuses

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    A new Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and network affiliate MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie now offers life-saving early lung cancer detection to help high-risk Hudson Valley patients identify lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, the program offers high-quality imaging with state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT)...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips as Temperatures Plummet

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Temperatures are expected to drop to the frigid single digits this week, bringing with them serious health concerns such as hypothermia and frostbite, especially in young children, older adults, and  those who work outdoors. Westchester Medical Center Health Network reminds Hudson Valley residents to take the necessary precautions and offers cold-weather tips to help keep families safe during the forecasted plunge in temperatures.   “The key to staying safe during our colder winter days a...

  • With a Goal to Improve the Health of Hudson Valley Residents, Hundreds Attend Summit Hosted by WMCHealth PPS

    Posted: 12/15/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 14, 2017) – More than 200 Hudson Valley agencies dedicated to bettering community health convened recently at the fourth annual PPS Summit and Quality Meeting hosted by the Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation . The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide initiative that aims to restru...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes colorectal surgeon Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. Dr. Bergamaschi will oversee all colorectal surgery services at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Bergamaschi brings to the department of surgery a wealth of expertise in colorectal surgery and diseases of th...

  • Westchester Medical Center’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program Receives Accreditation with Distinction

    Posted: 12/01/2017

    The Hyperbaric Medicine program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) for its comprehensive hyperbaric oxygen therapy program that offers 24/7 services to the sickest patients in our region.  Only 206 hyperbaric centers nationwide seek designation from the UHMS out of the thousands that offer the service and among that group, a ...

  • Doctors of Distinction Awards Recognize WMCHealth Director of Surgery Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS for Global Health Efforts

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 27, 2017) – While many physicians travel around the globe to treat patients in underdeveloped nations, few like Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, Director of the Department Surgery and Chief of Trauma and General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), can say they are responsible for bringing advanced medicine to those countries in a more permanent form. Dr. Latifi was recently honored by the Westchester County Business Journal with a Doctors of Distinction awar...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart & Vascular Institute Expands Cardiology Offerings to HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    The Heart & Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently expanded its robust suite of heart and vascular care offerings to network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus w ith three distinguished cardiologists who will care for patients in Kingston.   Cardiologists Kenneth N. Giedd, MD, Paul A. Hanna, MD, and Syed Naqvi, MD -- who already provide cardiology services at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, also a member o...

  • New Technology Supports Life-Saving Comprehensive Donor Milk Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 8, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s capabilities to care for the region’s tiniest and most at-risk infants were further strengthened by the recent addition of a unique piece of technology that allows the analysis of human milk in order to provide premature infants with milk specifically tailored to their unique nutritional needs – another milestone in the development of a one-of-a-kind premature donor milk bank and further improvement of the hospital’s existing compreh...