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  • As Trauma Cases Reach Record Levels, Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Receive Level I Trauma Center Reverification for Adults and Children

    Posted: 04/27/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 27, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will continue to be lifesaving resources for trauma victims with the recent reverification of the hospitals’ Level I adult and pediatric trauma designations by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The reverifications come at a crucial time as trauma cases have risen steadily at the hospitals for the past three years with a notable spike in the summer of 2020, after the COVID-19...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Pair to Senior Leadership Positions

    Posted: 04/05/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 5, 2022) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Matilde Roman as Senior Vice President, Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer and John Brand as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Matilde Roman Roman brings extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to her new position at WMCHealth. The Network’s mission is to provide the highest quality care for all and in her new role, Roman will develop strategic...

  • WMCHealth Debuts Heart Disease Prevention Program

    Posted: 04/01/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (April 1, 2022) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) debuted this week a new cardiovascular program that aims to stop preventable coronary death and disease in its tracks. Located at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, the  Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program  (CHPDP ) , prioritizes prevention, education and wellness while using best-practice methodologies to assess and manage the myriad of factors...

  • Published Study Showed Long COVID-19 Syndrome Patients Had Cognitive Deficits

    Posted: 03/29/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (March 29, 2022) – Patients who suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection show significantly more subjective cognitive complaints in the areas of memory, language and cognition months after their initial infection, according to a study authored by behavioral health specialists from the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The study, which appears in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry , found that the participants – all of whom were seeking t...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Named Official Hospital Partner of the Hudson Valley Renegades

    Posted: 03/16/2022

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today a major partnership making WMCHealth the inaugural Official Hospital Partner of the Renegades. “Our organizations are cornerstone brands of the Hudson Valley and touchstones for life events for residents of the communities we serve,” said Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. ...

  • Community Donated $70,000 to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital During Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

    Posted: 03/10/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (March 10, 2022) – Representatives from the Westchester Parks Foundation came to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), to present proceeds from a community fundraiser at Westchester’s 2021 Winter Wonderland holiday event. A total of $70,000 was raised and will support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program at the hospital. Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF); Christine LaPorta, Deputy Executive Director WPF; Jane S...

  • New Sculpture Greets Westchester Medical Center Visitors

    Posted: 03/09/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (March 9, 2022) –  A sculpture designed and donated by a local artist is now welcoming visitors to Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Titled HEAL , the 6-by-6-by-3-foot aluminum sculpture, was designed by Mamaroneck resident Sid Singer and donated by Singer and his wife, Shirley. The sculpture has been installed at the main entrance to Westchester Medical Center and the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion and celebrat...

  • Westchester Medical Center Celebrates Birth of “Twosday” Twins

    Posted: 03/02/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 2, 2022)   –  Congratulations to Alexandria Gordon and Johnathan Garnett, parents of twins Essence Naomi Garnett and Parker Gisselle Garnett born February 22, 2022. Alexandra Gordon and Johnathan Garnett with their twin girls born on 2.22.22 The twin girls born at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) join a special club of babies born on a five-digit palindrome date (2.22.22) that reads the same from left-to...

  • Westchester Medical Center Appoints Edmond Ritter, MD, as Chief of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

    Posted: 02/14/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (February 14, 2022)  – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) appointed Edmond Ritter, MD to the position of Chief, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery. In his new position, Dr. Ritter is directing the reconstructive and plastic surgery services offered at Westchester Medical Center as well as WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, where he is working in collaboration with specialists in pediatric reconstruct...

  • Girls’ Night Out Fashion and Beauty Event Brings Awareness to Women’s Heart Health

    Posted: 02/11/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 11, 2022) –  Girls’ Night Out, a fashion and beauty event that brings awareness to women’s heart health while supporting care provided by WMCHealth’s Heart & Vascular Institute, will be held in-person March 3 at Sonesta White Plains Downtown in White Plains, NY. The annual event, emceed this year by Emmy-award-winning, WCBS-TV news anchor Mary Calvi, is an opportunity for colleagues and friends to network, shop, dance and enjoy fine food and drink, while learning the be...