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  • A Million Reasons to Celebrate: WMCHealth’s Vaccine Coordination Effort Surpasses 1 Million Doses

    Posted: 04/16/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth ) has surpassed another milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announced coordination of more than 1 million doses to vaccination sites across the Hudson Valley. New York State selected WMCHealth to be the vaccine distribution coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub in its Regional Vaccine Network. As such, WMCHealth leads a group consisting of more than 300 hospitals, healthcare organizations, com...

  • Published Studies Suggest Psychosis is a Symptom of COVID-19 Infection

    Posted: 04/12/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (April 12, 2021) –   Paranoia, delusions and other mental health conditions should be considered as potential signs of COVID-19 infection, according to studies authored by behavioral health and emergency medicine specialists at WMCHealth.   The medical journals Psychosomatics and the Journal of Psychiatric Research published the studies, which are part of an international sharing of new findings that point to additional, non-traditional symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and its impac...

  • 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Doses and Counting: Milestone Surpassed at Westchester County Center

    Posted: 03/12/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 12, 2021) – A new milestone in COVID-19 vaccine administration was surpassed yesterday when Catalina Restrepo of Valley Cottage received the 100,000 th COVID-19 vaccine dose to be administered at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, a New York State Mass Vaccination site. Lenora Clarke, LPN of Westchester Medical Center administers the milestone COVID-19 vaccine to Catalina Restrepo. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has been collaborating with New...

  • WMCHealth and United Way 211 Helpline Partner to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Posted: 03/09/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 9, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and United Way’s 211 Helpline are partnering to distribute information about the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in the Hudson Valley.  “WMCHealth and our Health Equity Task Force are committed to making sure the COVID-19 vaccine information is distributed in an equitable and inclusive manner,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth. “Partnering with United Way’s 211 Helpline allows us to reach ...

  • 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...