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  • 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...

  • Collaborators in Care: Westchester Medical Center Recognizes Emergency Medicine Service Personnel During National EMS Week ​

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 18, 2021) – During National EMS Week (May 16-22), Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is recognizing emergency medical service personnel from the Hudson Valley and beyond for their life-changing and lifesaving efforts.  “Emergency medical service personnel are the true, healthcare frontliners,’’ said Tina Cocuzza, MD, Director of Westchester Medical Center’s Emergency Medical and Interfacility Patient Transfer Se...

  • National Association Accredits Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital as Level 4 Epilepsy Center

    Posted: 04/22/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 23, 2021) – WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital has been accredited as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Under its accreditation process, the NAEC recognized Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center because it has “the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.” The comprehensive diagnostic and surgic...

  • WMCHealth Surpasses 25,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Doses at Ulster County Fairgrounds

    Posted: 04/20/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 20, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) administered its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, a New York State mass vaccination site. The recipient of the milestone vaccine was Timothy Hargreaves, 37, of Peekskill. The Ulster County Fairgrounds milestone came as WMCHealth celebrated another achievement: 1 million COVID-19 vaccination doses coordinated to vaccination sites throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, O...

  • A Million Reasons to Celebrate: WMCHealth’s Vaccine Coordination Effort Surpasses 1 Million Doses

    Posted: 04/16/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth ) has surpassed another milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announced coordination of more than 1 million doses to vaccination sites across the Hudson Valley. New York State selected WMCHealth to be the vaccine distribution coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub in its Regional Vaccine Network. As such, WMCHealth leads a group consisting of more than 300 hospitals, healthcare organizations, com...

  • Published Studies Suggest Psychosis is a Symptom of COVID-19 Infection

    Posted: 04/12/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (April 12, 2021) –   Paranoia, delusions and other mental health conditions should be considered as potential signs of COVID-19 infection, according to studies authored by behavioral health and emergency medicine specialists at WMCHealth.   The medical journals Psychosomatics and the Journal of Psychiatric Research published the studies, which are part of an international sharing of new findings that point to additional, non-traditional symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and its impac...