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  • New Protocols for Dog-Bite Treatments Receive National Recognition

    Posted: 02/05/2019

    Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only all-specialty pediatric facility in the Hudson Valley, has devised new guidelines to treat dog bites. The regimens result from a research study named “best published paper” in North America in 2018 by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, a rigorously peer-reviewed international journal focusing on global plastic and reconstructive surgery. The study was conducted by Kaveh Ali...

  • Real Women, Real Stories: Girls’ Night Out Celebrates Heart Disease Survivors

    Posted: 01/31/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (January 30, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)’s Girls’ Night Out event, a fun, invigorating evening celebrating women’s triumphs over heart disease, will be held at the Doral Arrowwood Hotel and Conference Center in Rye Brook on February 8. Benefiting the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute , the highly-anticipated Girls’ Night Out event will feature a delectable dinner and opportunities to purchase or win a variety of fashion, beauty and entertainment ...

  • A Heavenly Match: Local Nurse Donates Kidney to Fellow Churchgoer

    Posted: 01/17/2019

    As a pre-teen, Annakay Dennis, now 24, was diagnosed with lupus, a condition that led to kidney failure. For two years, Annakay received dialysis care at WMCHealth’s HealthAlliance Hospital as she waited for a life-changing organ donation. Jennifer Buda, 35, is a nurse working out of the VA Hospital at Castle Point. She is also a congregant, like Annakay, of the Abundant Life Tabernacle Church in Kingston. After watching Annakay struggle with her condition, Jennifer offered Annakay the gift of a better ...

  • WMCHealth Proudly Recognizes 261 Top Doctors

    Posted: 01/14/2019

    Allow us to introduce to you the 261 peer-selected Top Doctors in the WMCHealth Network who are Advancing Care across the Hudson Valley. Did your physician make the list? CLICK HERE to find out.

  • To Enhance the Care Experience, WMCHealth and Cerner Form Strategic Alliance

    Posted: 01/09/2019

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley, and Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced a 10-year strategic alliance that will support WMCHealth in building upon its industry-leading care experience for its patients, their caregivers and workforce. Under the alliance, WMCHealth will roll out Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) system and services at its Valhalla...

  • WMCHealth Welcomes New Year’s Day Babies

    Posted: 01/04/2019

    Ian Ramirez Maldonado, son of Clara and Miguel Maldonado of White Plains, was born at Westchester Medical Center at 8:58 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. and measuring 20 inches long, Ian is a happy and healthy baby! WMCHealth is home to four birthing centers at its hospitals across the Hudson Valley and welcomed a total of 18 babies on New Year’s Day. Elsewhere in the WMCHealth Network: Leah Etziony was born at Good Samaritan Hospital to Yael and Natn Etziony of Spring Valley. She weighed...

  • Westchester Medical Center Performs More than 500 Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedures

    Posted: 01/03/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (January 3, 2019) – The Heart and Vascular Institute at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently achieved a milestone of more than 500 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures performed. TAVR is a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery used to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is the narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve which is the last valve in the heart before...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Patients, Parents and Staff Star in Newest Music Video

    Posted: 12/13/2018

    More than 30,000 children benefit from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital services each year. And we stand by each and every one of them! We hope you in enjoy this inspiring music video that celebrates the fortitude of our young patients and the staff dedicated to their care.

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Welcomes Paula Fessler, RN, MSN, MS, FNP-BC as Chief Nurse Executive

    Posted: 12/11/2018

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (December 11, 2018) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes Paula Fessler, RN, MSN, MS, FNP-BC, as Chief Nurse Executive for the health network’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. In her new role, Fessler will oversee all nursing operations at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the Behavioral Health Center in Valhalla, as well as MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Fessler brings to WMCHealth more than ...

  • Support Your Local WMCHealth Hospital Through the 2018 Chairman’s Holiday Match Challenge

    Posted: 11/30/2018

    Gifts donated to this campaign from Tuesday, November 27, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 will be generously matched dollar for dollar (up to $50,000.00) by WMCHealth Chairman of the Board Mitchell Hochberg and Suzan Hochberg. That means your kind gift today will have twice the life-saving impact! Click here to support the local WMCHealth hospital(s) of your choice: Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, NY Behavioral Health Center, Valhalla, NY MidHud...