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  • WMCHealth Launches Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program to Aid Those with Lingering Symptoms

    Posted: 10/22/2020

    VALHALLA N.Y. (October 22, 2020) – An increasing number of people who became ill from the coronavirus have physical, mental and emotional symptoms that linger well after an initial infection* -- health issues that are sometimes referred to as “post-COVID syndrome.” The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has established a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program for those who have had, or suspect they had, a COVID-19 infection and continue to have health issues. The multidisciplinary program giv...

  • Infection Prevention & Control Team Recognized

    Posted: 10/21/2020

    It’s Infection Prevention week and we are calling special attention to members of our Infection Prevention and Control team, which has been dedicated to supporting our organization through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Appropriately, the team was recognized as “Heroes of Infection Prevention” by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in honor of their efforts to advance infection control operations and processes in their field. We congratulate them on this rec...

  • More than 250 WMCHealth Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Peers

    Posted: 10/20/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 20, 2020) –     More than 250 Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) physicians across a wide range of clinical specialties have been recognized as “Top Doctors” by their peers, according to a well-known healthcare research and consumer resource list published in Westchester and Hudson Valley magazines. WMCHealth clinical specialists recognized as “Top Doctors” can be found via a search on the websites of Westchester a nd Hudson Valley magazines. Advancin...

  • Beginning on October 17, WMCHealth is transitioning to a new patient portal called myCare

    Posted: 10/16/2020

    To Our Patients, Families and Visitors Beginning on October 17, WMCHealth is transitioning to a new patient portal, called myCare. myCare is a secure online website that provides our patients with convenient 24-hour access to personal health information including: Medical History, Medication Lists, Discharge Instructions, Test Results, Educational Materials and Non-Urgent Communications. As we conduct this transition, additional staff will be on site to support our clinical team. We anticipate minimal i...

  • New York State Designates Westchester Medical Center as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Posted: 10/13/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 13, 2020) – Access to immediate, expert care as soon as possible when stroke symptoms appear is vital. In fact, the critical period to obtain treatment that can mitigate or prevent long-term disability or death immediately after a stroke is referred to as the “golden hour” by the American Stroke Association. In recognition of its abilities to handle the most complex stroke cases, the New York State Department of Health recently designated Westchester Medical Center, the flagship ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Earns LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer Recognition

    Posted: 10/06/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 6, 2020) –   For the second consecutive year, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has received LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer status in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2020 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).   According to HRC , more than 750 healthcare facilities actively participated in the 2020 HEI benchmark survey that “evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the eq...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Opens Advanced ENT Services Practice

    Posted: 10/05/2020

      VALHALLA N.Y. (October 5, 2020) —   Advanced ENT Services is the newest practice within WMCHealth Physicians, the medical group of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ). The 10-office practice provides a wide range of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) primary care and specialty services throughout the Hudson Valley as well as the Bronx. Services include primary ear, nose and throat care, including treatment for hearing loss and therapy for balance problems and, thro...

  • Westchester Medical Center Reaches 300th Heart Transplant Volume Among Top Fifteen Percent Worldwide

    Posted: 09/11/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 11, 2020) – Recently, the heart transplant team at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), performed its 300th heart transplant. The Westchester Cardiac Transplant Program, the only such program in the Hudson Valley, is comprised of a comprehensive team of specialists, including heart failure and transplant cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in mechanical cardiac assist devices and heart transplantation...

  • Seeing Brain Tumors in a New Light: Westchester Medical Center Neurosurgeons First in Region to Use New Treatment for Brain Tumor Removal

    Posted: 09/03/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 3, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is the first hospital in the Hudson Valley to utilize a new treatment that that makes it easier for neurosurgeons to identify and remove brain tumor tissue. The treatment is an FDA-approved* liquid solution, Gleolan (aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride; 5-ALA), ingested by the patient two to four hours before neurosurgery.  Brain tumors absorb the Gleolan solution...

  • Four WMCHealth Hospitals Earn Awards for Stroke Care Excellence

    Posted: 08/17/2020

    VALHALLA, NY - (August 18, 2020) ― Four member hospitals of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) – Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, NY; Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY; MidHudson Regional Hospital, in Poughkeepsie, NY; and HealthAlliance Hospital, in Kingston, NY – have earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines ® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes each hospital for its commitment to, an...