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  • Westchester Medical Center Celebrates Opening of Refurbished Linear Accelerator Suite

    Posted: 07/16/2018

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network recently celebrated the opening of a refurbished linear accelerator suite at its flagship Westchester Medical Center. The suite is used by the WMCHealth Cancer Institute for quicker and more precise cancer treatments, and its TruBeam technology is highly effective in even the most challenging cases. Click here for more information about cancer care at Westchester Medical Center. Staff members from Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute celebrated gath...

  • Formerly Conjoined Twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho Thriving After Separation Surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 07/13/2018

    A little more than a year after their groundbreaking separation surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), formerly conjoined twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho are happy, healthy, and exceeding expectations as they meet growth milestones that seemed unattainable at birth.  Ballenie and Bellanie were connected at the sacrum, a triangular bone at the base of the spine. They had gastrointestinal, urinary, neurologic and orthope...

  • Westchester Medical Center Surpasses 500th Ablation Milestone for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

    Posted: 07/10/2018

    The electrophysiology program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently achieved a 500-procedure milestone for the use of ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of arrhythmia that can increase an individual’s risk of stroke, heart failure and other complications. The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute team performs more than 100 atrial fibrillation ablations at Westchester Medical Center each year, typical...

  • St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Cardiac Services Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

    Posted: 07/09/2018

    WARWICK, N.Y. (July 9, 2018)  - Diagnostic Cardiac Services at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been granted accreditation for a three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement in the facility in which...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations This Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 07/02/2018

    Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries.  Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals this ...

  • Beat the Heat: Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

    Posted: 06/29/2018

    Summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity can be very dangerous.  When forecasted temperatures rise into the 90s, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) urges Hudson Valley residents to take extra precautions to stay safe.   “A day or two of extreme temperatures and humidity is typically not a cause for concern for most healthy people who limit their exposure to the heat and are caref...

  • Westchester Medical Center Earns ACGME Accreditation and Assumes Sponsorship of GME Programs in Affiliation with New York Medical College

    Posted: 06/28/2018

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced that it has been accredited as a Sponsoring Institution for graduate medical education (GME) by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in affiliation with New York Medical College (NYMC). With this distinction, Westchester Medical Center will assume sponsorship of 30 ACGME residency and fellowship programs on July 1. For decades, Westchester Medical Center has partne...

  • For Pregnant Women in Need of Acute Care, Good Samaritan Hospital Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

    Posted: 06/27/2018

    SUFFERN, NY (June 27, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley. The Obstetrics Emergency Department, known as the OB-ED, offers labor and delivery care as an extension of Good S...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital’s Center for Breast Health Receives National Accreditation for High-Quality Care and Treatment by NAPBC

    Posted: 06/19/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (June 19, 2018) - Patients seeking breast care have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in Rockland County. The Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital , a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been granted a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) , a program ad...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart & Vascular Institute Opens New Kingston Office, Welcoming Cardiologists Ellis Lader, MD, and Aneta Dimova, MD

    Posted: 06/18/2018

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 18, 2018) — The Heart & Vascular Institute of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has a new office location at network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, welcoming longtime Kingston cardiologists Ellis W. Lader, MD, and Aneta D. Dimova, MD, to the Institute’s team. The Heart & Vascular Institute now occupies the offices of the former Mid-Valley Cardiology practice, at 111 Mary’s Ave. in Kingston, on the Mary’s Avenue Campus, provid...