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  • See a Cardiologist within 24 Hours: Same-Day Heart Care Now Available at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 03/31/2023

    VALHALLA, NY (March 30, 2023) – Individuals with non-emergent heart concerns can now take advantage of a new program at Westchester Medical Center that offers convenient, same day cardiology appointments. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and according to the American Heart Association, about 80 percent of cardiovascular disease is preventable. Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Heart and Vascular Institute is dedicated to preventing hear...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Appoint Steven Lansman, MD, PhD, to Lead Department of Surgery

    Posted: 02/02/2023

    VALHALLA N.Y. (February 2, 2023) – Steven Lansman, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at New York Medical College School of Medicine and Director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Lansman had served as interim surgery chair and director since November 2021.  "It is our pleasure and privilege to have Dr. Lansman serve in these roles and we are excited to work together with him as he advances the mission of the Departments of Surgery at ...

  • Music to Our Ears: 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids Returning to 
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 11/11/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 11, 2022) – Now hear this! The annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon) is returning to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 16-18, after two years of in-studio broadcasts. 100.7 WHUD personalities will speak live from the lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital with children and their families who will share their stories of triumph over significant medical challenges. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital nurses and physicians will also speak live in what is sure...

  • Sameh Said, MD, Named Section Chief, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Posted: 11/07/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (November 7, 2022) – Sameh Said, MBBCh, MD, FACC, FACS has been appointed to the role of Chief of the Section of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and serve as comprehensive heart care centers under the banner of the WMCHealth Heart & V...

  • Expanded Medicare Coverage for Cochlear Implants

    Posted: 11/02/2022

    Expanded Medicare Coverage for Cochlear Implants Effective September 26, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded Medicare coverage for treatment of bilateral pre- or post-linguistic, sensorineural, moderate-to-profound hearing loss in qualifying Medicare recipients with hearing test scores between 41-60 percent. Qualifying criteria includes: Diagnosis of bilateral moderate-to-profound sensorineural hearing impairment with limited benefit from appropriate hearing (or vibrota...

  • Westchester Medical Center and New York State Nurses Association Reach a Five-Year Contract Agreement

    Posted: 10/28/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 28, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced a new ratified five-year collective bargaining agreement that will benefit more than 1,500 nurses at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center. The agreement, which is the result of a strong working relationship and commitment to bargaining in good faith, increases nurse wages, preserves existing healthcare and pension benefits, a...

  • Join Families across the Region September 18 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 09/01/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 31, 2022) – Families from across the region are expected to attend Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 18th Annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day September 18 for a day of fun-filled activities to support pediatric care in the Hudson Valley. Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is September 18 Families are welcome to attend the free event featuring activities including face painting, crafts, carnival games, music, character ap...

  • WMCHealth’s Big 5: Races for Runners of All Levels will Support WMCHealth Hospitals

    Posted: 08/22/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 19, 2022) – Get your heart rate going and support healthcare as you race, jog or walk around and about WMCHealth's Valhalla campus September 18. The Big 5, Westchester Medical Center Health Network's fall active fundraiser supports a range of medical services while supplying the perfect opportunity to get fit and have fun.  The Healing Half Marathon , The Kyle Goldberg 10K , The Evan Lieberman 5K and the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day will all be held Sunday, Septemb...

  • Westchester Medical Center Appoints Humayun Islam, MD, as Director of Pathology

    Posted: 08/04/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (August 5, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Humayun Islam, MD, to Director of Pathology. Dr. Islam currently serves as Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC), academic affiliate of WMCHealth. Dr. Islam's peers recognize him for his expertise in the fields of pathology and hematopathology, which focuses ...

  • Four WMCHealth Hospitals Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence

    Posted: 08/02/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (August 3, 2022) ― Four Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals have again been cited by national associations* for stroke care excellence. Westchester Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital have each earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines ® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2022. The award recognizes each hospital for its commitment to, and suc...