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Andy LaGuardia
Director of Communications
WMCHealth Network
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Phone: 914.493.6532

Anna Dolianitis
Communications Manager
Westchester Medical Center
Phone: 914.493.3147

Helene Guss
Director, Communications
Bon Secours Charity Health System
Phone: 845.368.5570

Lynn Nichols
Director, Marketing
MidHudson Regional Hospital

Gerry Harrington
Marketing Coordinator
HealthAlliance Hospitals
Phone: 845.334.4760

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The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.  Learn more about our facilities below.

Located in Valhalla, New York, Westchester Medical Center is the Hudson Valley region's advanced medical care and referral hospital, serving more than 3.5 million people. Each year, more than 120,000 patients receive care at Westchester Medical Center in every clinical specialty through our main hospital, our Maria Fareri Children's Hospital – the only all-specialty children's hospital in the region - and our Behavioral Health Center.  Westchester Medical Center's services are also accessible to residents of New York City and portions of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Spanning every adult and pediatric medical specialty Westchester Medical Center (WMC), the 895-bed regional medical system serving New York’s Hudson Valley region and beyond, encompassing a regional academic medical center, children’s hospital, community hospital, two inpatient behavioral health centers, homecare and numerous outpatient health and related services serves as a lifeline to the more than 3.5 million people in the Hudson Valley region and beyond. With a total workforce of 7,000 healthcare professionals including 1200 physicians, Westchester Medical Center is one of the region’s largest sources of employment and economic impact. From prevention to education and treatment, the physicians, health care staff and volunteers at Westchester Medical Center and our MidHudson Regional Hospital have a reputation as the region’s most advanced and innovative health care delivery system.

Our advancements extend across the entire medical facility, from the latest technology and life-saving procedures, to nationally recognized doctors, nurses and staff. 

Our goal at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is to make all children healthy and happy. Every day, our dedicated staff of physicians, nurses, allied health practitioners, technologists and others helps us to attain that goal by providing advanced life-saving care to more than one million children in the Hudson Valley region.

Our mission is to set the standard for family-centered, compassionate care in a unique state-of-the-art environment that attracts outstanding physicians and staff, and which promotes healing, wellness and knowledge to all children and their families. We are advocates for children's health and wellness and actively promote health education and activities within both the hospital and the community at large. 

Recognized as a leader in pediatric care, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital operates under a "family-centered care" approach to treating children. This philosophy involves parents, siblings and family members in every step of a child's treatment, and is provided in a state-of-the-art building designed specifically from the point of view of children and their families. Our hospital philosophy is that family-centered care and active family involvement create an environment specially suited to enable medical specialists to provide the most advanced care to their patients and to facilitate the healing process, regardless of the illness. 

As part of Westchester Medical Center, an academic health affiliate of New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is also a major teaching facility. Our dedicated staff of more than 150 pediatric specialists is involved in research, developing tomorrow's treatments and in training the children's health care providers of tomorrow in the arts and sciences of pediatric medical care. This is delivered under a philosophy that acknowledges that families are important participants on the team at the Children's Hospital. Family-centered care is at the core of our mission and all Children's Hospital students, residents and other trainees learn that the active involvement of families in the healing process - whatever the illness - is an important part of helping children recover and stay well.

From our state-of-the-art Center for Robotic Surgery to the healing hands of our physical and occupational therapists at the Therapy Connection, MidHudson Regional Hospital features the latest healing techniques and technology delivered by the most caring and compassionate staff in the world.

Our patient-centered Redl Center For Cancer Care offers people living with cancer and their families and loved ones everything they need to receive the best care close to home. And, in an emergency, whether it’s a life-threatening injury or a few stitches are needed, you can turn to the top-notch staff at our Level II George T. Whalen Family Trauma Center and James J. McCann Emergency Care Center for fast and efficient treatment.

Our Orthopedics & Sports Medicine program keeps people in the game for as long as they want, and our Certified Home Health Services and Licensed Home Care enable people living with illness and challenges to remain in their homes for as long as possible, ensuring that they receive the assistance they need through regular home health aide visits or aides that actually live with them.

Our Center for Communication Disorders helps children and adults with hearing, balance, and speech challenges, and the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine helps people with hard-to-heal wounds, while our Center for Healthy Living and Weight Loss helps people achieve their weight loss goals in order to live healthier lives. The Special Needs Preschool provides services to children from 18 months to 5 years old, serving those diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition there is outpatient Nutrition Services, Diabetes Management, and sleep disorder assessment and treatment in the Sleep Center.

Our staff at MidHudson Regional Hospital’s Occupational Health program understands that in the workplace, employees are the number-one resource, which is why our workplace health programs are centered first and foremost on people. Which is also the case with our vast array of Mental Health & Chemical Dependency programs, designed to help people struggling with mental illness and addiction.

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is an integrated health care system committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for our patients, their families and our community. We are dedicated to offering a full range of services and medical options, while strengthening the quality of your health care.

Our multi-campus health care system consists of Mary’s Ave Campus, Broadway Campus, Margaretville Hospital, and Mountainside Residential Care Center, a skilled nursing facility.

Our comprehensive services, programs and technologies are accessible right where you need them — close to home. You can always be assured that our highly trained and caring staff puts the needs of our patients first.

Bon Secours Community Hospital

For the past century, our expanding and continually enhanced medical and health services have made Bon Secours Community Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, your area's premier health care provider. Geographically desirable for residents of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania alike, the core of our facility encompasses the hospital with 122 beds for acute care and medical/surgical services, including long-term care and behavioral health services. Our Emergency Department features highly trained physicians, nurses and technicians, providing the Tri-State community with a vital, life-saving service. Bon Secours Community Hospital offers the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a complete program dedicated to weight loss surgery, dietary counseling and support groups to help the morbidly obese patients turn their life around. 

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, is a non-profit, 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical / gynecological and acute care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange Counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, New Jersey. The hospital also serves these communities as an Area Level II Trauma Center.

Good Samaritan Hospital provides regional specialty services, including comprehensive cancer treatment services and the first and only cardiovascular program in the lower Hudson Valley area which includes, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterization laboratory, emergency angioplasty, electrophysiology studies, and a pacemaker clinic. Good Samaritan offers a brand new Wound Care Center, and we also offer maternal/child services, including a high level II special care nursery and the Children's Diagnostic Center, which utilizes the services of pediatric subspecialists from Westchester Medical Center.

The hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance abuse services for the area and kidney dialysis services through its Frank and Fannie Weiss Renal Center. Good Samaritan Hospital's Certified Home Care Agency provides home health care service to the residents of Rockland and Orange Counties, New York. 

St. Anthony Community Hospital

St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, New York, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, is a non-profit, 60-bed hospital serving the residents of Orange County, NY, Sussex and Passaic Counties in NJ.

St. Anthony Community Hospital has been a primary resource for emergency, quality medical and wellness care since 1939.

Among the services provided are comprehensive women's health programs, which include the Kennedy Birthing Center. The new Center for Ambulatory Services offers the clinical and support services needed - all in one location. These include admitting, pre-admission screening, endoscopy, minor surgery and same-day surgery. Patients seeking comfortable and convenient infusion therapy can now utilize the Outpatient Infusion Center within the hospital. Our quiet and relaxing facility includes long term intravenous antibiotics, blood transfusions, iron therapy, chemotherapy, and long term catheter insertion and maintenance. For members of our community, we have a dedicated Diabetes Education program committed to improving the lives of children and adults living with diabetes through support programs which educate, inspire and empower.