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  • 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...

  • WMCHealth Launches Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program for High-Risk Patients on Valhalla and Poughkeepsie Campuses

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    A new Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and network affiliate MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie now offers life-saving early lung cancer detection to help high-risk Hudson Valley patients identify lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, the program offers high-quality imaging with state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT)...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips as Temperatures Plummet

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Temperatures are expected to drop to the frigid single digits this week, bringing with them serious health concerns such as hypothermia and frostbite, especially in young children, older adults, and  those who work outdoors. Westchester Medical Center Health Network reminds Hudson Valley residents to take the necessary precautions and offers cold-weather tips to help keep families safe during the forecasted plunge in temperatures.   “The key to staying safe during our colder winter days a...

  • With a Goal to Improve the Health of Hudson Valley Residents, Hundreds Attend Summit Hosted by WMCHealth PPS

    Posted: 12/15/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 14, 2017) – More than 200 Hudson Valley agencies dedicated to bettering community health convened recently at the fourth annual PPS Summit and Quality Meeting hosted by the Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation . The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide initiative that aims to restru...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes colorectal surgeon Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. Dr. Bergamaschi will oversee all colorectal surgery services at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Bergamaschi brings to the department of surgery a wealth of expertise in colorectal surgery and diseases of th...

  • Westchester Medical Center Chief of Retina and Vitreous Recognized with Induction into Retina Hall of Fame

    Posted: 12/06/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 4, 2017) – Robert Josephberg, MD, Chief of Retina and Vitreous at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), was recently inducted as a charter member of the Retina Hall of Fame for his expertise and contributions to the ophthalmology subspecialty. Dr. Josephberg, who resides in Briarcliff Manor, joined Westchester Medical Center in 1985 and currently serves as the hospital’s Chief of Retina and Vitreous. Considered a l...

  • Westchester Medical Center’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program Receives Accreditation with Distinction

    Posted: 12/01/2017

    The Hyperbaric Medicine program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) for its comprehensive hyperbaric oxygen therapy program that offers 24/7 services to the sickest patients in our region.  Only 206 hyperbaric centers nationwide seek designation from the UHMS out of the thousands that offer the service and among that group, a ...

  • Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Gift

    Posted: 11/30/2017

    Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital's Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy department bridges the gap between home and the hospital by providing developmental and age-appropriate activities designed to help hospitalized children understand and adapt to the hospital experience. We can only help children and families at holiday time because of the kindness of individuals like you. Any hospitalization can be stressful, but spending a holiday in the hospital can be very upsetting for children and families...