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  • Thousands of Children are Injured Each Year While Sledding – Don't Let Safety Slip Away!

    Posted: 12/17/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 17, 2020) – Sledding is a fun wintertime activity for families, however those exhilarating slides down neighborhood hills send more than 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics . With a winter storm bringing significant snowfall amounts to our area, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, is reminding parents, caregivers and snow-goers of all ages that sledding injuries are preventable, if the...

  • Smart Shoveling: Westchester Medical Center Offers Heart Healthy Tips for Clearing Snow as Winter Storm Approaches

    Posted: 12/17/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 17, 2020) – The first significant winter storm of the season is expected to bring more than a foot of snow to many areas of our region. While this usually means lots of winter fun and outdoor activities for children and winter sports enthusiasts, shoveling heavy snow increases the risk of injury* or even worse, heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association . Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), encour...

  • $1.6 Million Donated in Support of WMCHealth Stronger Together Benefit

    Posted: 12/01/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 1, 2020) – Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of supporters, sponsors and the community at large, $1.6 million was raised for Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals (WMCHealth) during the WMCHealth Stronger Together benefit. The streamed event, supporting the life-changing and lifesaving care and services of WMCHealth hospitals, remains available for viewing at WMCHealthStrongerTogether.org where donations to can be made through December 15. WMCHealth Stronge...

  • 16th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids to Support

    Posted: 11/16/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 16, 2020) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is once again teaming up with 100.7 WHUD for the 16 th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon). For the health and safety of all Radiothon participants as well as current Maria Fareri Children Hospital families and workforce members, this year’s Radiothon event will be hosted from the 100.7 WHUD studios rather than the hospital’s lobby. All donations w...

  • WMCHealth to Celebrate All Healthcare Heroes During Virtual Benefit

    Posted: 11/11/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 10, 2020) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) will recognize the heroism of its workforce, thank the community for its unwavering support and celebrate the fortitude of its patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic during the WMCHealth Stronger Together Benefit scheduled for November 12. The event will stream at WMCHealthStrongerTogether.org at 7 p.m. and there is no cost to watch. Proceeds from the virtual benefit will support the life-changing and lifes...

  • Study Shows: Surgical Management of Patients is Safe and Highly Effective for a Leading Cause of Cardiovascular Death

    Posted: 11/11/2020

    VALHALLA, NY (November 11, 2020) – Surgical management of patients with pulmonary embolisms – the third leading cause of cardiovascular death* - is safe and effective at saving lives, according to a study led by surgeons at Westchester Medical Center and recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.   A pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is the result of a blood clot breaking loose and traveling through the bloodstream before becoming lodged-in the lu...

  • WMCHealth Launches Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program to Aid Those with Lingering Symptoms

    Posted: 10/22/2020

    VALHALLA N.Y. (October 22, 2020) – An increasing number of people who became ill from the coronavirus have physical, mental and emotional symptoms that linger well after an initial infection* -- health issues that are sometimes referred to as “post-COVID syndrome.” The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has established a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program for those who have had, or suspect they had, a COVID-19 infection and continue to have health issues. The multidisciplinary program giv...

  • Infection Prevention & Control Team Recognized

    Posted: 10/21/2020

    It’s Infection Prevention week and we are calling special attention to members of our Infection Prevention and Control team, which has been dedicated to supporting our organization through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Appropriately, the team was recognized as “Heroes of Infection Prevention” by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in honor of their efforts to advance infection control operations and processes in their field. We congratulate them on this rec...

  • More than 250 WMCHealth Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Peers

    Posted: 10/20/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 20, 2020) –     More than 250 Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) physicians across a wide range of clinical specialties have been recognized as “Top Doctors” by their peers, according to a well-known healthcare research and consumer resource list published in Westchester and Hudson Valley magazines. WMCHealth clinical specialists recognized as “Top Doctors” can be found via a search on the websites of Westchester a nd Hudson Valley magazines. Advancin...

  • New York State Designates Westchester Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Posted: 10/13/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 13, 2020) – Access to immediate, expert care as soon as possible when stroke symptoms appear is vital. In fact, the critical period to obtain treatment that can mitigate or prevent long-term disability or death immediately after a stroke is referred to as the “golden hour” by the American Stroke Association. In recognition of its abilities to handle the most complex stroke cases, the New York State Department of Health recently designated Westchester Medical Center, the flagship ...