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  • Laura Santiago, RN, Running New York City Marathon In Support of Patients at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    To support Laura Santiago, visit WMCHealth.org/GoLaura A special group of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) employees representing multiple healthcare professions and celebrating the cultural diversity of our region will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5 in support of  WMCHealth facilities across the Hudson Valley. The team’s 12 members – five registered nurses, a cardiac rehabilitation care manager, an oncology pharmacist, a physical therapist, an outpatie...

  • Cigna Expands Network in New York with Addition of Westchester Medical Center Health Network

    Posted: 09/06/2017

    Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), a 1,700-bed, 10-hospital healthcare system based in Valhalla, NY, have entered into a multi-year contract that adds most of the health network’s hospitals and employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in the NY Metro market. The agreement became effective August 15, 2017.    With this addition to the network, Cigna customers who receive acute care and other medical services from WMCHe...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Experts Offer Safety Tips as Hudson Valley Families Head Back to School

    Posted: 08/28/2017

    As the summer draws to a close, parents and children in the Hudson Valley are turning their thoughts and preparations to the start of the new school year. Amidst the back to school shopping and gathering of school supplies, experts at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, are urging parents to remember the most important back to school focus – their children’s physical and emotional preparedness for the year ahead.  Pediatrician Rebekka Levis, ...

  • Stay Safe When Viewing Solar Eclipse

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    On Monday, August 21, the Hudson Valley will experience a partial solar eclipse. Just as looking at the sun for 10-20 minutes on an average day without eye protection or pointing a laser in your eye for 10 seconds can cause irreparable damage, even a split second looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse is too long. Without proper protection, looking directly at the solar eclipse can cause permanent vision loss. The sun is an intense light source and an eclipse intensifies that light, which ...

  • Stephen Ferrando, MD, Quoted In New York Magazine, Asked 'Is There Such A Thing As The 'August Blues'?

    Posted: 08/17/2017

    When we think of seasonal depression, we typically think of winter.  But what about the people who find difficulties during other times of the year?  Is there such a thing as August depression? Stephen Ferrando, MD, Director of Psychiatry at WMCHealth's Behavioral Health Center recently highlighted this lesser-known variety of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in a first-person New York Magazine piece written by Katie Heaney. READ THE ARTICLE IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE

  • How Can I Protect My Family From Whooping Cough?

    Posted: 08/11/2017

      Whooping cough can be difficult to distinguish from an upper respiratory infection or cold.  Characterized by coughing and fever, and highly contagious in the first 1-2 weeks, whooping cough gets its nickname from the audible “whoop” sound that those infected make when they gasp for air following a coughing fit. “Whooping cough is sometimes known as the ‘100 Day Cough’ because the longer a patient waits to treat it, the longer the coughing symptoms can persist – sometimes up to three months,...

  • Dutchess County EMS Council Recognizes MidHudson Regional Hospital ED Nurses, Trauma Surgeon

    Posted: 07/24/2017

    The Emergency Department nursing team and a veteran trauma surgeon at the Level II trauma center of MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), were recognized for extraordinary medical excellence by the Dutchess County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council. The honors came two months after MidHudson Regional Hospital passed a rigorous, peer review process by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which verified the hospital’s George T. Whalen ...

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

    Posted: 06/29/2017

    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 Fourth...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Advanced Physician Services Opens Surgical Services Practice in Lake Katrine

    Posted: 06/15/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Advanced Physician Services (APS) celebrated the opening of a new medical practice in Lake Katrine Thursday that will make comprehensive surgical services easily accessible to patients in the mid-Hudson Valley. More than three dozen medical and business leaders attended t he ribbon-cutting ceremony for the practice, WMCHealth Physicians, which specializes in surgical services including general, vascular, thoracic, neurological and breast surgery, a...

  • Orthopedic Surgeon and Spine Expert Yigal Samocha, MD, FAAOS, Joins Medical Staff at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 06/05/2017

    A board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery, Yigal Samocha, MD, FAAOS, has been appointed to the medical staff at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Dr. Samocha will assist in developing a dedicated multispecialty spine care center in the mid-Hudson Valley to treat a wide variety of neck and back problems. Prior to returning to the Hudson Valley, Dr. Samocha spent six years as a spine surgeon in private practice in H...