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  • WMCHealth’s Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Awarded Reverification of Level I Trauma Center Status

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    VALHALLA, NY – April 12, 2018 – Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently received reverification of the hospitals’ Level I trauma statuses – the highest level awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons – for both its adult and pediatric trauma centers. Both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital are the only Level I trauma center in the Hudson Valley ...

  • Impacted by Organ Donation, Recipients, Donors and Families Join WMCHealth Hospitals to Celebrate Donate Life Month

    Posted: 04/06/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), home to the Hudson Valley region’s only transplant center, in Valhalla, will welcome former patients and families impacted by the gift of organ donation back to network campuses in April to observe national Donate Life Month and raise awareness about the critical need for organ donation locally and nationally. Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth performs kidney, liver, heart, pancreas, bone marrow and corneal transplants. The progr...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Welcomes Kelly Hutcheson, MD, MBA, as Director of Ophthalmology

    Posted: 03/15/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes ophthalmologist Kelly Hutcheson, MD, MBA, as the Director of Ophthalmology, responsible for the continued growth and development of the ophthalmology programs at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Hutcheson also serves as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. In her new role, Dr. Hutcheson will lead the ophthalmology team, enhancing diagnostic and t...

  • Pavan Surendraiah Honored with Inaugural VITAL Value Award

    Posted: 03/12/2018

    President and CEO Michael Israel recently presented the inaugural VITAL Award to Patient Advocate Pavan Surendraiah. Pavan was the first recipient of the Value Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion which recognizes distinguished individuals who embody respect and treat everyone they encounter with dignity and compassion. More than 50 members of our workforce were nominated for this prestigious award. The VITAL Awards recognize and celebrate workforce members who are Advancing our VITAL Values ...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Shares Sledding Safety Tips

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Sledding is a fun wintertime activity for families, however those exhilarating slides down neighborhood hills send more than 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics*. With winter in full swing, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County,   is reminding parents, caregivers and snow-goers of all ages that sleddin...

  • WMCHealth Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips In Wake of Winter Storms

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    In the wake of two blasts of winter weather across the Hudson Valley, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), urges residents to take necessary safety precautions to prevent avoidable winter-weather emergencies.   Each year, more than 400 people in the United States die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including incidents related to portable generator use. Most ca...

  • HealthAlliance Receives Key State Approval for $92 Million Hospital Transformation

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has received contingency approval from the New York State Department of Health for a transformative $92 million expansion and enhancement of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, HealthAlliance and WMCHealth announced today. The reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital will have a new, four-story tower and 437,000 square feet of space -- 100,000 square feet more than the hospital’s current conf...

  • Westchester Medical Center’s Fast-Growing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Program Receives Prestigious Recognition as National Center of Excellence

    Posted: 02/05/2018

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2018) – The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), was recently awarded the prestigious Center of Excellence recognition from the national Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). Westchester Medical Center is one of only 29 institutions in the country to receive this honor for its fully comprehensive, patient-centered program for patients suffering from the hereditar...

  • Westchester Medical Center Welcomes Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as The Cancer Institute’s Medical Director of Hematology

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently appointed Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as Medical Director of Hematology and Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Hemostasis in the Department of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute based in Valhalla. In his new role, Dr. Lim will oversee hematology services at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute and will also serve as the Associate Program Director of the hospital...

  • Seven WMCHealth Employees are First Graduates of KeyBank School at Work Program to Promote Career Advancement

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Seven employees at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), were the first to graduate from a new workforce development program made possible through a $100,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation. The program is designed to help employees move up the career ladder in the healthcare field. Current entry-level employees recently completed an 8-month, 12-module program to provide them with the skills needed to...