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  • Stringent Infection Prevention Protocols in Place for Novel Coronavirus

    Posted: 01/31/2020

    News concerning the novel coronavirus has heightened public health concerns and WMCHealth hospitals and medical practices have taken the necessary steps to protect patients, visitors and our workforce. WMCHealth hospitals follow stringent infection prevention protocols. We routinely train our care teams in these protocols, and protocol adherence is monitored closely by infection prevention specialists. Additionally, we have multilingual signs at key facility entry points asking visitors to share their p...

  • WMCHealth Urges Community to Take Caution and Get Vaccinated This Flu Season

    Posted: 11/13/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 13, 2019) – As we enter flu season, which typically commences in October and can last until May, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) urges everyone in the community to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is the only viable safeguard against the flu and can help protect against life-threatening complications that can arise from contracting the virus. Young people, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are most at risk for the flu and for contr...

  • WMCHealth is home to 273 of the Hudson Valley’s TOP DOCTORS.

    Posted: 11/07/2019

    Please CLICK HERE for list of doctors (pdf).

  • Heart Transplant Team Honored as ‘Doctors of Distinction’

    Posted: 11/01/2019

    Several WMCHealth physicians were among the honorees recognized for their contributions to the field of medicine at the recent Doctors of Distinction award banquet hosted by the Westchester County Business Journal. Michael Gewitz, MD , William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his devotion to caring for pediatric patients and their families in the Hudson Valley since the early 1980s, with many of his on...

  • Westchester Medical Center is one of few Centers to Offer Trans-Radial Approach for Cerebral Aneurysm Repair

    Posted: 10/29/2019

    A corporate chef for more than 30 years, Karla Grimaldi, 57, of Ossining, learned five years ago – quite by accident, while trying to diagnose a case of vertigo and headaches – that she had a large brain aneurysm. She underwent a coiling procedure at a New York City hospital through the traditional, femoral approach. The conventional approach to treating aneurysms, the procedure involves the placement of a catheter through a patient’s groin and navigation to reach the brain. The procedure removed the ma...

  • Westchester Medical Center Elevates Cardiology Section to Department and Names Julio A. Panza as Director

    Posted: 10/28/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 28, 2019) – As the leading provider of cardiovascular services in the Hudson Valley, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently elevated its cardiology section to create the Department of Cardiology, to be led by cardiologist Julio A. Panza, MD. Previously a subsection of the Department of Medicine, the creation of the new department is a reflection of the scope and scale of the program and a testament to the gr...

  • Growing to Care for More NICU Babies: WMCHealth Initiates Capital Campaign for $1.2 Million Expansion and Enhancement of Regional Neonatal ICU at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 10/23/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 23, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has initiated a capital fundraising campaign to support a multiphase, $1.2 million investment project to expand and enhance the advanced-care services provided to families in the Isaac and Naomi Kaplan Family Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at the Network’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. The RNICU provides care for the Hudson Valley’s most at-risk newborns, including extreme low-birth-weight ba...

  • Healthcare’s New Face: Westchester Medical Center Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Pavilion

    Posted: 10/03/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 2, 2019) – Dignitaries that included His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, were at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), today for the ceremonial dedication of the hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The new, 260,000-square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion is Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services. The construction of the Ambulatory Care Pavili...

  • Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institutes Earn American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation

    Posted: 10/01/2019

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (October 1, 2019) – The Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institutes at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, all members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), were recently granted a five-year reaccreditation term by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for all categories of sleep studies. A sleep study is a non-invasive test performed overnight that evaluates factors such ...

  • Eleven Members of WMCHealth Workforce to Compete in TCS New York City Marathon

    Posted: 09/25/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 25, 2019) – Fueled by their commitment to Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) patients, a dedicated group of 11 WMCHealth workforce members will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon November 3. Each runner has his or her own motivation and has taken up the marathon challenge in support of the life-changing and lifesaving care provided to patients at WMCHealth hospitals across the Hudson Valley. Six are running a marathon for the first time. Team WMCHealth...