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  • A Message from Michael D. Israel, WMCHealth President and Chief Executive Officer

    Posted: 08/05/2020

    For over 100 years, the WMCHealth Network has served the Hudson Valley. We are proud of our long tradition of ensuring access to care for all, regardless of who you are, where you come from or your ability to pay. Our environments are safe and protected and they are inclusive and welcoming to all. Now, more than ever, we ask that you don't delay care. We are here to help you.

  • WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital Bring World Renowned Pediatric Care Services to the Mid-Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. and POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (July 15, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces the establishment of onsite, dedicated pediatric services at MidHudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY, under the auspices of the Network's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH). The new MFCH pediatric center of the region's only children's hospital will provide pediatric emergency room services as well as inpatient care. Expected to be fully operational by late summer 2020, the ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Certified as the Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/10/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 10, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area*. With this certification, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now the only hospital in New York’s Hudson Valley region certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that...

  • WMCHealth Updates Visitation Guidelines at Network Hospitals

    Posted: 06/24/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2020) – Updated visitation guidelines are going into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the com...

  • National Guard Recognizes WMCHealth Workforce for Antibody Testing at Westchester County Center

    Posted: 06/17/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 16, 2020) –   National Guard Troop Bravo Company Joint Task Force Two recognized more than 50 Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) workforce members in a special, surprise ceremony for their dedication and skill in developing and directing a temporary COVID-19 antibody testing operation at the Westchester County Center. WMCHealth has collected more than 16,000 COVID-19 antibody test specimens in its network-wide program with all specimens processed by Westchest...

  • Convenient Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Antibody & Diagnostic Test Appointments

    Posted: 06/12/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 12, 2020) –   Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) offers a convenient online appointment scheduling service for COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic tests, via WMCHealth.org/Testing . Community members requesting an appointment online will be contacted by a WMCHealth representative within 72 hours, and scheduled at one of several convenient locations in the Hudson Valley. Members of the public can also schedule COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic appointments by call...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Encourages Safe Cycling and Always Wearing a Helmet While Biking

    Posted: 06/10/2020

    Fresh-air outdoor exercise like cycling is key to physical and emotional wellness, explains Dipak Chandy, MD, a pulmonologist at Westchester Medical Center, who also says studies show   outdoor exercise improves sleep and burns more calories than indoor activities. Cycling does carry some risk, however, and WMCHealth encourages everyone to follow safety guidelines when venturing out to local roads and trails, such as mask use and social distancing, plus wearing a properly-fitted helmet ce...

  • A Message from Michael D. Israel, WMCHealth President and Chief Executive Officer

    Posted: 06/03/2020

    At WMCHealth, we have always embraced the ideals of diversity, inclusion and equity as sources of tremendous strength that allows us to create the best work environments for our workforce members, provide the highest quality care for our patients, and to be as responsive as possible to the unique needs of the diverse communities we serve.  Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we reaffirm our commitments and leverage our collective strengths.  Together we are all part of the WMCHealth commun...

  • WMCHealth Provides $1 million in Grants

    Posted: 05/28/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 28, 2020) - The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced $1 million in grants to 10 Hudson Valley organizations to address behavioral health and substance use disorders, primary care accessibility and engagement, and linkages to social determinates of health services, such as housing and food security. Part of the New York State “promising practices” initiative, these grants are designed to help WMCHealth partners develop sustainable models and services a...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Resumes Medical Practice Office Visits in Westchester County, Following Resumption of Elective Outpatient Procedures

    Posted: 05/21/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) – WMCHealth and WMCHealth Physicians/Advanced Physician Services announce that routine office visits are resuming at our medical practices in Westchester County.  New York State has approved the resumption of routine medical practice visits based on the status of coronavirus impact, including a drop in COVID-19 cases, in specific counties. WMCHealth Physicians/Advanced Physician Services medical practices have returned to regular office hours in Dutchess, Ulster and De...