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  • Midwives Elizabeth Pickett, MS, LM, and Barbara Smith-Foy, MS, LM, Join Advanced OB-GYN Associates in Kingston to Run Prenatal Care

    Posted: 04/16/2019

    Advanced OB-GYN Associates, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomes midwives Elizabeth Pickett, MS, LM, and Barbara Smith-Foy, MS, LM, to the practice’s Kingston office, led by Dean Bloch, MD, Chairman of the HealthAlliance Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Kingston practice is Advanced OB-GYN Associates’ first comprehensive midwifery practice caring for patients throughout pregnancy, as both outpatients and inpatients. Midwife-assisted deliver...

  • Advanced Family Medicine Welcomes Longtime Local Family Physician Robert C. Holland, MD, to MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 04/15/2019

    MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ), welcomes longtime local family physician Robert C. Holland, MD, FAAP, to Advanced Family Medicine in Poughkeepsie. Dr. Holland practices at the hospital, at 1 Webster Ave., Suite 202, with family physician J. Keith Festa, MD, MidHudson Regional Hospital’s Associate Director of Medical Affairs. The office phone number is 845-244-8500. Originally from Poughkeepsie, Dr. Holland has practiced family medicin...

  • Physician’s Research Yields New Protocols for Dog-Bite Treatment at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 04/11/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (April 11, 2019) – New guidelines to treat children who are the victims of dog bites have been devised at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only all-specialty pediatric facility in the Hudson Valley. The rate of dog bites continues to rise among children, and WMCHealth plastic surgeons are at the forefront of initial management and outcome of these injuries nationally. The study, conducted by Kaveh Alizadeh, MD,...

  • J. Keith Festa, MD, Returns to MidHudson Regional Hospital, Named Associate Director of Medical Affairs

    Posted: 04/09/2019

    MidHudson Regional Hospital , a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ), welcomes local family physician J. Keith Festa, MD, back to the hospital in Poughkeepsie. In his new role as Associate Director of Medical Affairs, Dr. Festa is a critical member of the administrative team, working closely with all clinical directors, medical staff members, community physicians and all hospital staff members to continue strengthening MidHudson Regional Hospital’s commitment to the comm...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Expands Telemedicine Offerings with Launch of eNeonatology Program in Kingston

    Posted: 04/04/2019

    Babies delivered at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston , a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ), can now benefit from the expertise of neonatologists at the Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) — the highest level possible — at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital , also a member of WMCHealth, in Valhalla, through the health network’s new eNeonatology telemedicine program. WMCHealth’s eNeonatology and resuscitation program — the first neon...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Staff, Patients and Families Celebrate Donate Life Month

    Posted: 04/02/2019

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network Staff,  Patients and Families Celebrate Donate Life Month   Events raise awareness about organ donation  and honor donors and transplant team members   Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), home to the Hudson Valley region’s only transplant center, in Valhalla, will welcome former patients and families impacted by the gift of organ donation back to WMCHealth campuses in April to observe national Donate Life Month and raise aw...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital’s Girls’ Night Out Event Draws 200 Women to Celebrate Women’s Heart Health

    Posted: 04/01/2019

    Nearly 200 people attended Girls’ Night Out, a fun, invigorating evening celebrating women’s triumphs over heart and vascular disease, on March 7 at the Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie. Proceeds from the event benefited the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).  The annual event was an evening of celebration, inspiration and education featuring shopping, mini-makeovers, a delectable meal and entertai...

  • WMCHealth Launches Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness

    Posted: 03/07/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness, a comprehensive network service devoted to providing women living in and around the Hudson Valley with high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care as close to their homes as possible. The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will deliver to Hudson Valley families the convenience of women’s health services at WMCHealth communi...

  • Paul Hochenberg to Retire as Executive Director of MidHudson Regional Hospital After 45-Year Healthcare Career in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 03/06/2019

    Paul Hochenberg, Executive Director of MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ), has announced plans to retire later this year after years of dedicated service to the 243-bed Poughkeepsie hospital and the health network. "Paul has been instrumental in the rebirth of MidHudson Regional Hospital and its role as a force in the community it serves,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth. “From day one, Paul focused on the historic ...

  • Three Westchester Medical Center Health Network Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Promote Safe Sleep Practices

    Posted: 03/04/2019

    Three Westchester Medical Center Health Network Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Promote Safe Sleep Practices Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus Earn New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Safe Sleep Project’s Quality Improvement Award   VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 4, 2019) – Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston – all me...