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  • MidHudson Regional Hospital's $8 Million Overhaul of Inpatient Care Floors Integrates Private Rooms, Latest Technologies

    Posted: 10/25/2017

    The transformation of MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), continues with a full-scale, major renovation to the inpatient care floors of its six-story Cooke Building. The $8 million project fuses emerging technologies and conveniences with a reimagined experience for patients, visitors and caregivers alike, ensuring MidHudson Regional Hospital remains the area’s leader in world-class, advanced, patient-centered care. The first of the four fl...

  • At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Former American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Announces December 3rd Tri-State Rocks Event

    Posted: 10/23/2017

    A Grammy-nominated performer and songwriter chose Maria Fareri Children's Hospital as the venue to announce the debut of a benefit vocal competition December 3rd at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Westchester native Kara DioGuardi, who was a judge for two seasons of Fox television's American Idol , said the inaugural Tri-State Rocks show is open to aspiring singers between the ages of 12 and 21 living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    The winner will receive a two-hour mentoring...

  • Our Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    New York State’s Hudson Valley is a beautiful mosaic comprised of thriving communities rich in culture and diversity.  As we celebrate National Diversity Month, I wanted to reiterate Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement by sharing the underlying principles that support our strategic efforts. At WMCHealth, we believe that diversity is defined broadly and encompasses a myriad of characteristics that make each patient, eac...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute Expands to MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 10/18/2017

    The Heart and Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has expanded its robust suite of heart and vascular care offerings to network affiliate MidHudson Regional Hospital w ith the appointment of three distinguished cardiologists who will care for patients at the Poughkeepsie hospital. Cardiologists Kenneth N. Giedd, MD, Paul A. Hanna, MD, and Syed Naqvi, MD, recently began providing consultative, diagnostic and preventive adult cardiology services, as w...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Susan Gerry, Kelly MacMillan and Mecca Santana to Leadership Positions

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley region, recently appointed Susan Gerry as Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Kelly MacMillan as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Mecca Santana as Senior Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. All three bring extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to their position...

  • 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