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  • Margaretville Hospital Now Offers 
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

    Posted: 09/06/2021

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (September 2, 2021) — Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently launched a medication-assisted treatment program that helps prevent opioid overdose and assists individuals as they combat substance use disorder. The new program, with support from a grant from New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), initiates treatment with buprenorphine, a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration f...

  • Pediatric and Adult Advanced ENT Services Now Offered in Fishkill

    Posted: 08/05/2021

    VALHALLA N.Y. (August 5, 2021)  — Specialized ear, nose and throat (ENT) services for children and adults are being offered by WMCHealth Advanced ENT Services at a new office in Fishkill, NY. Also known as otolaryngologists, WMCHealth’s ENT specialists utilize the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and treat ear, nose, and throat issues including hearing loss and vestibular therapy for balance issues. In addition, WMCHealth Advanced ENT Services provides both inpatient and ambulatory care ...

  • Elected Officials Join WMCHealth to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Friday in New Rochelle

    Posted: 07/23/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (July 22, 2021) – U.S. Congressman Jamaal Bowman, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle City Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) are encouraging residents of New Rochelle and its surrounding areas to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic to be held Friday, July 23 outside the Wash and Shop Laundromat at 467 North Avenue...

  • Westchester Medical Center First in Region to Offer Brain Tumor Therapy That Can Slow Tumor Progression, Lessen Radiation Site Effects and Reduce Frequency of Post-Surgical Treatments

    Posted: 07/15/2021

    Westchester Medical Center recently became the first neurosurgical oncology program in the Hudson Valley* to offer a targeted therapy for brain tumors that can help delay tumor progression, spare healthy tissue and reduce the number of post-surgical radiation treatments - and the side effects that come along with them.   GammaTile® is a radionuclide brachytherapy source cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration for appropriate patients with newly diagnosed malignant and recurrent brain ne...

  • HealthAlliance Opens Ulster County’s Only Advanced Service Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (July 12, 2021) – Fulfilling a promise to deliver more advanced services to Ulster County and surrounding areas, WMCHealth today announced the opening of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at HealthAlliance Hospital on Broadway in Kingston. The new laboratory offers emergent and preventative solutions for blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and coronary heart disease, services never before available in Ulster County. The service operates under the direction of WMCHealth’s compreh...

  • Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery Now Offered at St. Anthony Community Hospital

    Posted: 06/08/2021

    WARWICK, N.Y. (June 8, 2021) ― St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, now offers robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement procedures. Robotic-arm assisted surgery assists surgeons by making implant placement more precise and aligned with each patient’s unique anatomy.   This personalized precision can reduce surgical discomfort for the patient, speed recovery times and increase the longevity of the implant.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , join...

  • Two Grants Support WMCHealth’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

    Posted: 06/07/2021

    VALHALLA N.Y. (June 7, 2021) –WMCHealth today announced the receipt of grants from the TD Charitable Foundation ($25,000) and KeyBank Foundation ($10,000) in support of the Network’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program. WMCHealth’s program cares for those who have had a COVID-19 infection and continue to have health issues, a condition referred to as “ Long COVID . ” The grants help fund a clinical patient navigator who guides patients through a personalized treatment plan. Currently located on the campus of...

  • New Cardiac Imaging Technology at Good Samaritan Hospital Can Increase Diagnostic Accuracy and Enable Faster Recovery Time

    Posted: 05/28/2021

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (May 26, 2021) – The expanded Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital offers new imaging technologies that deliver sharp images along with anatomical guidance for physicians to use during interventional procedures. Use of this equipment allows for diagnoses that are more accurate, decreases patient discomfort and increases the potential for shorter hospital stays.   The guidance system in use Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory automatica...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Welcomes Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Lakshmi A. Gollapudi, MD, to Kingston Practice

    Posted: 05/27/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (May 27, 2021)  —WMCHealth Physicians, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomes Lakshmi A. Gollapudi, MD, to the physician group’s practice in Kingston. Dr. Gollapudi has specialties in gastroenterology and hepatology. As a gastroenterologist, she  focuses in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive system disorders. These disorders include conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and her services include...

  • Westchester Medical Center First in New York to Deploy “Heart-in-a-Box” Technology That Can Increase Number of Hearts Available for Transplantation

    Posted: 05/25/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (May 25, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center is the first hospital* in New York State to transplant a heart with the assistance of a portable medical technology that keeps the donor heart pumping blood after its procurement.  Currently, nearly 10,000 New York State residents are in need of an organ transplant and each year, more than 500 state residents die** while waiting on an organ transplant waiting list, due to a lack of donated organs.   Typically, cardiac transplant sur...