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  • Westchester Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care

    Posted: 04/23/2024

    VALHALLA, NY – April 23, 2024 – WMCHealth’s Westchester Medical Center has achieved Level 4 accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The Level 4 accreditation from the NAEC is granted to centers that have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the most advanced medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Level 4 is the highest designation given by the NAEC.  This esteemed designation underscores the Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program ...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Appoint Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D., to Lead Departments of Pediatrics; Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 04/17/2024

    VALHALLA N.Y., (April 17, 2024) – Academic medical center partners New York Medical College (NYMC) and Westchester Medical Center have jointly announced the appointment of Erika Berman Rosenzweig, M.D., as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at NYMC School of Medicine and Director, Department of Pediatrics at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Dr. Rosenzweig will also assume the role of William Russell McCurdy Physician-...

  • WMCHealth President and CEO Michael D. Israel to Retire in 2025; Board Announces National Search for Network’s Next Leader

    Posted: 04/16/2024

    Valhalla, N.Y. (April 16, 2024) –– After nearly 20 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Medical Center and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Michael D. Israel will retire from his position at the end of 2025. The Westchester County Healthcare Corporation (WCHCC) Board of Directors has initiated a nationwide search for his replacement. “After almost two decades in this role, this is the right time to move on to my next phase, and for a new leader to come ...

  • Hudson Valley Renegades, Westchester Medical Center Health Network Announce New, Multi-year Partnership Extension

    Posted: 04/11/2024

    Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (April 11, 2024) – The Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced a multi-year Pinstripe Partnership extension, with WMCHealth remaining as the Official Hospital Partner of the Hudson Valley Renegades. As part of the renewed partnership, WMCHealth has secured the naming rights to the brand-new, state-of-the-art WMCHealth Club Lounge, located in left field. “The WMCHealth Club Loun...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as Chief Risk Officer

    Posted: 04/03/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 3, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as its new Chief Risk Officer. In this pivotal role, Vigorito will lead WMCHealth’s Risk Management Department, focusing on professional and general negligence matters. His strategic approach aims to enhance risk mitigation and facilitate efficient resolution of ongoing and future litigation. A native New Yorker, Vigorito brings with him...

  • HealthAlliance Hospital Recognized Nationally for Fair Share Spending

    Posted: 04/02/2024

    KINGSTON, N.Y., (April 2, 2024) –– HealthAlliance Hospital has been recognized by the Lown Institute as a 2024 Top Hospital for Fair Share Spending, a distinction that places HealthAlliance Hospital among only 20 percent of hospitals nationwide meeting—or exceeding—its obligations for community investment. This is the second recognition in as many years that HealthAlliance Hospital has earned from the Lown Institute. “This recognition is a reflection of WMCHealth's commitment to put the priorities of ou...

  • The Power of the Family Advisory Council: Celebrating 10 Years of Success

    Posted: 02/15/2024

    In 2013, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital established the Family Advisory Council (FAC), a group consisting primarily of family members of patients, hospital staff, and administrative leadership, coming together as partners to advocate for patient needs, improve the quality of care, and enhance the experience of patients and their family members. As of today, the FAC has had over 30 family members and 10 hospital leaders participate and has gone above and beyond its original purpose.  In the past t...

  • Margaretville Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Globally Renowned Safety Program

    Posted: 02/15/2024

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (February 15, 2024) – Margaretville Hospital has been deemed compliant with Medicare Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals by DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. This recertification is significant for the hospital and the community it serves as it shows Margaretville Hospital meets or exceed s globally established standards for safe, reliable, and high-quality healthcare that satisfies patient needs and lowers healthcare costs. This recognition is known worldwide as the gol...

  • Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center Verified by the American Burn Association

    Posted: 02/08/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 8, 2024) – The American Burn Association (ABA) has verified The Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, after a rigorous and thorough review of Westchester Medical Center’s burn care program. With this verification, Westchester Medical Center is now home to the only verified burn care program in Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and eastern New York State north of New York City. According to the ABA, there are almost 500,000 burn inju...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Launches Expert Surgical Second Opinion Center

    Posted: 02/08/2024

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (February 26, 2024) – Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to announce the launch of the region’s first Expert Surgical Second Opinion Center . In an effort to empower patients facing surgical decisions, WMCHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital now offers access to board-certified specialists who provide expert second opinions on diagnoses and treatment plans. Patients will be contacted by a dedicated program coordinator who will schedule consultations within 72 hours. Considering a second opinion ...