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  • 100th TAVR Procedure Performed at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 02/08/2023

    For individuals suffering with heart disease, TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) may be a possible treatment option. The TAVR program at WMCHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital marked a milestone: we successfully performed 100 TAVR heart procedures. TAVR is a minimally invasive technique that enables a narrowing aortic valve to be replaced with an artificial one, via small incisions in the leg. Congratulations to our workforce for their hard work, commitment and dedication to advancing heart...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Appoint Steven Lansman, MD, PhD, to Lead Department of Surgery

    Posted: 02/02/2023

    VALHALLA N.Y. (February 2, 2023) – Steven Lansman, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at New York Medical College School of Medicine and Director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Lansman had served as interim surgery chair and director since November 2021.  "It is our pleasure and privilege to have Dr. Lansman serve in these roles and we are excited to work together with him as he advances the mission of the Departments of Surgery at ...

  • New, Larger Inpatient Pediatrics Unit Now Open Closer to Home in Poughkeepsie

    Posted: 01/24/2023

    Highlights: As community hospitals across the nation reduce or shutter inpatient pediatric services, WMCHealth invests in community-based children's healthcare with the opening of a new, larger pediatric inpatient unit at MidHudson Regional Hospital. New inpatient pediatrics "neighborhood" doubles the number of inpatient pediatric beds available at MidHudson Regional Hospital. MidHudson Regional Hospital pediatric services offer seamless transfer of children in need of more advanced care to WMCHealth's ...

  • “Rainbow Baby” Welcomes in the New Year at St. Anthony Community Hospital

    Posted: 01/19/2023

    Jennifer and Steven Kis welcomed the new year with a most precious gift: baby girl, Faith Eileen Kis.  Born at 7:07 a.m. on January 1 at eight pounds, three ounces, Faith was the first baby of 2023 born at the Kennedy Birthing Center at WMCHealth's St. Anthony Community Hospital. Every new baby is a miracle; however, Jennifer and Steve's joy was amplified since Jennifer had two failed pregnancies previously.  Faith is considered a "rainbow baby," offering the couple hope and healing after such...

  • It’s A Girl!

    Posted: 01/01/2023

    SUFFERN, NY – (January 1, 202 3 ) Congratulations to Esther and Akiva Sussholz of Montebello, NY on the delivery of the first baby of 2023 born at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Baby girl Frida Sussholz was born at 3:51 a.m. on January 1 and weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. About Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hosp...

  • New York State and WMCHealth Usher in New Era of Healthcare in Ulster County with Opening of Reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital

    Posted: 12/13/2022

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (December 13, 2022) - Today, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado joined community influencers and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) leadership for a ceremony celebrating the scheduled December 14, 2022, opening of the new HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary's Avenue in Kingston, N.Y. Highlights of the new HealthAlliance Hospital include a new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the hospital's legacy structure, as well as a full renovation of 48,000 square fee...

  • Music to Our Ears: 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids Returning to 
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 11/11/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 11, 2022) – Now hear this! The annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon) is returning to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 16-18, after two years of in-studio broadcasts. 100.7 WHUD personalities will speak live from the lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital with children and their families who will share their stories of triumph over significant medical challenges. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital nurses and physicians will also speak live in what is sure...

  • Sameh Said, MD, Named Section Chief, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Posted: 11/07/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (November 7, 2022) – Sameh Said, MBBCh, MD, FACC, FACS has been appointed to the role of Chief of the Section of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and serve as comprehensive heart care centers under the banner of the WMCHealth Heart & V...

  • Margaretville Hospital Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Surpasses Significant Milestone; 100 Potentially Fatal Overdoses Reversed in One Year

    Posted: 11/02/2022

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (November 2, 2022) — One hundred potentially fatal opioid overdoses were reversed in the past year because of a Delaware County substance use disorder treatment and education program led by Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The overdose reversals were possible due to the public availability and usage awareness of Narcan, a medication used in the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. The Margaretville Hospital addiction...

  • Westchester Medical Center and New York State Nurses Association Reach a Five-Year Contract Agreement

    Posted: 10/28/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 28, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced a new ratified five-year collective bargaining agreement that will benefit more than 1,500 nurses at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center. The agreement, which is the result of a strong working relationship and commitment to bargaining in good faith, increases nurse wages, preserves existing healthcare and pension benefits, a...