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  • 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...

  • Breast Surgeon Zoe Weinstein, MD, Joins Westchester Medical Center Health Network Staff, Will Practice in Kingston and Poughkeepsie

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 16, 2017) – Zoe Weinstein, MD, a board-certified breast surgeon practicing in the mid-Hudson Valley for more than a decade, has joined the medical staff of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), with privileges at member hospitals HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston and MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Prior to joining WMCHealth, Dr. Weinstein was in private practice for nearly 20 years and has served as Medical Director of the Fer...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital Receives Verification as a New York State Level II Trauma Center

    Posted: 04/24/2017

    With over 20 years of experience as a New York State designated Level II trauma center, MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently passed a rigorous peer review process to become the Hudson Valley’s first and only trauma care program verified “Level II” by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). “A trauma center receiving verification from the ACS is key, as New York State now only utilizes the ACS verification program as its st...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital Partners With Dutchess County In Opening Stabilization Center

    Posted: 03/19/2017

    Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro joined with state and local officials, behavioral and community health providers, and members of the community today to celebrate the grand opening of the Dutchess County Stabilization Center. The new facility is a 24/7, non-medical, voluntary, walk-in center for individuals experiencing crisis resulting from mental health or substance abuse issues.   The Stabilization Center provides law enforcement and the County’s 24/7 Mobile Crisis Intervention ...

  • Radiologist Salvatore V. Raccuia, MD, Appointed Director of Breast and Women’s Imaging at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 03/15/2017

    In practice for over 20 years and fellowship trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Salvatore V. Raccuia, MD, has been appointed Director of Breast and Women’s Imaging at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.  As a breast-trained radiologist, Dr. Raccuia is able to both interpret imaging and execute medical procedures, providing his patients with an uncommon level of service and continuity of care. “I am excited to lead the Women’s Imagi...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Tracey Weigel, MD, as Chief of Thoracic Surgery

    Posted: 03/09/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 9, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently named thoracic surgeon Tracey Weigel, MD, as Chief of Thoracic Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla, Poughkeepsie and Kingston campuses. In her role as Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Weigel will oversee all thoracic surgery functions at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus and He...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Expands Region’s Only Telemedicine Program to Mobile ICU Ambulances

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is taking its e-Health Program –- the only telemedicine program in the Hudson Valley –- on the road, adding telemedicine capabilities to its mobile ICU ambulances that transport critically ill patients across many miles for specialized care at the health network’s Valhalla campus. This investment in Hudson Valley healthcare fulfills WMCHealth’s promise to bring the high-quality healthcare resources available o...