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  • Mountainside Residents to Give Folkloric Dance Recital, Free and Open to Public, Oct. 26

    Posted: 10/16/2019

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2019) -- Residents of Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, operated by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), will give a free public recital of folkloric dances at the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville at 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Reservations are strongly encouraged. The recital will culminate six months of dance training that the 10 Mountainside residents received from dance educator Columbine M...

  • Healthcare’s New Face: Westchester Medical Center Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Pavilion

    Posted: 10/03/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 2, 2019) – Dignitaries that included His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, were at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), today for the ceremonial dedication of the hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The new, 260,000-square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion is Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services. The construction of the Ambulatory Care Pavili...

  • HealthAlliance Golf Classic Raises $38,000 to Support Essential Programs and Services in Kingston

    Posted: 09/27/2019

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2019) — The 19th annual HealthAlliance Golf Classic, held at the Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland, raised nearly $38,000 to support healthcare programs and services at HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in Kingston. The tournament attracted 32 teams and more than 130 players and fans who enjoyed fun contests, including for the “longest drive,” “closest to the pin,” and “hole in one,” where the player driving the b...

  • Eleven Members of WMCHealth Workforce to Compete in TCS New York City Marathon

    Posted: 09/25/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 25, 2019) – Fueled by their commitment to Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) patients, a dedicated group of 11 WMCHealth workforce members will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon November 3. Each runner has his or her own motivation and has taken up the marathon challenge in support of the life-changing and lifesaving care provided to patients at WMCHealth hospitals across the Hudson Valley. Six are running a marathon for the first time. Team WMCHealth...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Urges Patients To Take Caution During Fall Prevention Awareness Month

    Posted: 09/19/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 18, 2019) – Trips and slips are no laughing matter, as falls in the home are the number one reason for hospital visits nationwide. At Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in the Hudson Valley, falls have been the most common injury-related hospitalization for a consecutive 15 years, making up more than 40 percent of all trauma admissions. September is Fall Pre...

  • HealthAlliance Welcomes Paul B. Donovan, MD, and Riolin C. Andrade, MD, to Advanced Oncology and Hematology Associates

    Posted: 09/10/2019

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2019) — HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomes longtime Kingston hematologist–oncologist Paul B. Donovan , MD, and long-serving medical oncologist Riolin C. Andrade , MD, to WMCHealth’s new Advanced Oncology & Hematology Associates specialty practice on the Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston. The doctors, who have both practiced in Kingston since 1986 and been on the HealthAlliance medical staff since that time...

  • Football Retirements Highlight Link Between Mental Anguish & Chronic Pain

    Posted: 09/04/2019

    The recent retirement of football star Andrew Luck, along with the emotional comments of fellow football retiree Rob Gronkowski, brought to light another side to chronic pain: mental anguish. And this anguish is not unique to NFL players. More than 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic pain, a startling figure. Nitin Sekhri, MD, Medical Director of Pain Management at Westchester Medical Center describes chronic pain as any pain that lasts longer than expected. Luck, like Gronkowski, desc...

  • Multiple WMCHealth Hospitals Recognized with National Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Programs

    Posted: 08/26/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (August 26, 2019) ― Four hospitals within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognition. The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Westchester Medical Center, the ...

  • For Patients with Previous Heart Attacks, Myocardial Viability Tests Found Inconclusive In Determining the Benefit of Cardiac Bypass Surgery

    Posted: 08/22/2019

    A common test, currently used to determine whether patients who have previously suffered one or more heart attacks should undergo bypass surgery, is actually inconclusive and should not be relied on solely for the decision, according to a new study published today in the The New England Journal of Medicine . Julio A. Panza , MD, Chief of Cardiology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), led the study of Myocardial Viability testing, which found that a more comprehensive and personaliz...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Welcomes Carrie Muh, MD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Posted: 08/21/2019

    Carrie Muh, MD, was recently named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, leading the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery program in the Hudson Valley. In her new role, Dr. Muh will oversee all pediatric neurosurgery services at the 136-bed pediatric hospital, which performs more than 250 pediatric neurosurgical procedures each ...