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  • WMCHealth Appoints Two to Network Leadership Positions

    Posted: 03/02/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 2, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced the appointment of two members of its senior leadership team to new positions. Anthony Costello has been named Executive Vice President at WMCHealth. In this role, Costello serves as Chief Operating Officer for WMCHealth’s Valhalla (Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center) and Poughkeepsie (MidHudson Regional Hospital) campuses, as well as HealthAlliance ...

  • WMCHealth Launches Task Force to Help Ensure Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Distribution

    Posted: 02/25/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 25, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has established the Health Equity Task Force (HETF) to help ensure all residents of the Hudson Valley region have access to information, education, and resources to ensure robust vaccination as the state ramps up COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Westchester Medical Center is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network. HEFT’s goal is to ensure ...

  • Case Report: After Recovery from COVID-19 Infection, Prospective Organ Recipients Should Be Considered for Transplantation

    Posted: 02/12/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (February 11, 2021) – The Transplant Center team at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth, successfully transplanted a liver in a patient who had recently recovered from COVID-19, demonstrating that appropriate, prospective organ recipients who have recovered from the viral infection can be safely considered for organ transplantation. The publication detailing the transplant – which was performed in the midst of the initial pandemic surge - was published in the journal Trans...

  • WMCHealth’s Vaccine Hub Nears 170,000 Mark for Vaccine Dose Allocation in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 02/05/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2021) – As the lead for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network, WMCHealth is leading the Hudson Valley’s largest-ever collaboration of healthcare providers and logistics effort to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Working with a broad group of nearly 320 hospitals, healthcare organizations and agencies, community ...

  • Smart Shoveling: Westchester Medical Center Offers Heart Healthy Tips for Clearing Snow as Winter Storm Approaches

    Posted: 02/01/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 1, 2021) – The first significant winter storm of 2021 is expected to bring significant snow to many areas of our region. While this usually means lots of winter fun and outdoor activities for children and winter sports enthusiasts, shoveling heavy snow increases the risk of injury* or even worse, heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association . Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), encourages all to sho...

  • Thousands of Children are Injured Each Year While Sledding – Don't Let Safety Slip Away!

    Posted: 02/01/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 1, 2021) – Sledding is a fun wintertime activity for families, however those exhilarating slides down neighborhood hills send more than 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics . With a winter storm bringing significant snowfall amounts to our area, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, is reminding parents, caregivers and snow-goers of all ages that sledding injuries are preventable, if...

  • $1.6 Million Donated in Support of WMCHealth Stronger Together Benefit

    Posted: 12/01/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 1, 2020) – Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of supporters, sponsors and the community at large, $1.6 million was raised for Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals (WMCHealth) during the WMCHealth Stronger Together benefit. The streamed event, supporting the life-changing and lifesaving care and services of WMCHealth hospitals, remains available for viewing at WMCHealthStrongerTogether.org where donations to can be made through December 15. WMCHealth Stronge...

  • 16th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids to Support

    Posted: 11/16/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 16, 2020) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is once again teaming up with 100.7 WHUD for the 16 th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon). For the health and safety of all Radiothon participants as well as current Maria Fareri Children Hospital families and workforce members, this year’s Radiothon event will be hosted from the 100.7 WHUD studios rather than the hospital’s lobby. All donations w...

  • WMCHealth to Celebrate All Healthcare Heroes During Virtual Benefit

    Posted: 11/11/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 10, 2020) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) will recognize the heroism of its workforce, thank the community for its unwavering support and celebrate the fortitude of its patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic during the WMCHealth Stronger Together Benefit scheduled for November 12. The event will stream at WMCHealthStrongerTogether.org at 7 p.m. and there is no cost to watch. Proceeds from the virtual benefit will support the life-changing and lifes...

  • Study Shows: Surgical Management of Patients is Safe and Highly Effective for a Leading Cause of Cardiovascular Death

    Posted: 11/11/2020

    VALHALLA, NY (November 11, 2020) – Surgical management of patients with pulmonary embolisms – the third leading cause of cardiovascular death* - is safe and effective at saving lives, according to a study led by surgeons at Westchester Medical Center and recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.   A pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is the result of a blood clot breaking loose and traveling through the bloodstream before becoming lodged-in the lu...