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  • As Fall Sports Camps Open, WMCHealth Network Experts Offer Important Health and Safety Tips

    Posted: 08/14/2018

    Across the Hudson Valley, local athletes have reported for fall practices and training camps.   Follow these health and safety tips from Westchester Medical Center Health Network experts to ensure everyone is ready to play their best. Hydration is paramount when practicing under the summer sun Even though athletes are preparing for fall sports, they’re practicing in the prime of summer, and that means a potentially dangerous combination of heat and humidity that can cause a number of dangerous heal...

  • A Statement Shared With Our Workforce at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 08/08/2018

    Earlier today there was an isolated shooting in one room on the fourth floor of Westchester Medical Center involving a patient and visitor. No other patients were involved and all staff remained safe.      We would like to thank our staff for their quick and decisive response to the incident.      We understand this is a traumatic situation for all.  A crisis support team was deployed to the floor and counselors are available in the Caregiver Center for all patients, f...

  • Bon Secours Charity Health System Surpasses $5 Million in New Equipment and Technology

    Posted: 08/08/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (August 8, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has announced the acquisition of the Philips CT Big Bore System. This new, class-leading diagnostic equipment will help improve patient outcomes by enhancing accuracy through patient positioning, imaging performance and speed to treatment. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in Rockland and Orange counties with this game-changing equipment.   Mary P. Leahy, MD, C...

  • Tana Pradhan, DO, FACOG, Appointed Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 08/08/2018

    Gynecologic oncologist Tana Pradhan, DO, FACOG, was recently appointed Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Dr. Pradhan will oversee the gynecologic oncology program, which provides multidisciplinary and integrated oncology care with the latest treatment options for all types of gynecological cancers, including minimally invasive, robotic and radical surgery, as well as chemotherapy and targeted therapies. ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Robert S. Ross as Executive Vice President for the Northern Region

    Posted: 08/02/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently welcomed Robert S. Ross, FACHE, to the health network’s leadership team as Executive Vice President for the Northern Region. In his new role, Ross will serve as lead executive for the health network’s hospitals in Dutchess, Ulster and Delaware counties working to advance an integrated delivery system in which patients have seamless access to care in the Hudson Valley communities where they live. Ross will provide leadership and work collabora...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA as Chief Clinical Integration Officer

    Posted: 07/30/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently welcomed Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, to the health network’s leadership team in the network-wide role of Chief Clinical Integration Officer. In his new role, Dr. Tedjarati will be responsible for the integration and strategic oversight of all clinical services across WMCHealth’s 10 hospitals, ensuring that the care provided across clinical services and hospitals are streamlined, coordinated, integrated and seamless, resulting in the highest...

  • WMCHealth’s Telemedicine ICU Program Consistently Ranks Tops in National Quality Survey

    Posted: 07/18/2018

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) eHealth telemedicine program – which provides 24/7 complementary care to more than 100 intensive care unit (ICU) patients daily on hospital campuses across the Hudson Valley – has been recognized as one of the nation’s top telemedicine programs three consecutive times in a national quality survey.*   The survey, which measures several, key ICU patient health indicators such as blood sugar levels, ventilator settings and venous thromboembol...

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

    Posted: 07/17/2018

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 400,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries each year, making this one of the most frequent causes of pediatric injury. In all riders, bicycle helmets are 85-88 percent effective in mitigating head and brain injuries, making the use of helmets the single most effective way to reduce head injuries and fatalities resulting from bicycle crashes. Despite the fact that 70 to 80 percent of all fatal bicycle...

  • Westchester Medical Center Celebrates Opening of Refurbished Linear Accelerator Suite

    Posted: 07/16/2018

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network recently celebrated the opening of a refurbished linear accelerator suite at its flagship Westchester Medical Center. The suite is used by the WMCHealth Cancer Institute for quicker and more precise cancer treatments, and its TruBeam technology is highly effective in even the most challenging cases. Click here for more information about cancer care at Westchester Medical Center. Staff members from Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute celebrated gath...

  • Formerly Conjoined Twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho Thriving After Separation Surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 07/13/2018

    A little more than a year after their groundbreaking separation surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), formerly conjoined twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho are happy, healthy, and exceeding expectations as they meet growth milestones that seemed unattainable at birth.  Ballenie and Bellanie were connected at the sacrum, a triangular bone at the base of the spine. They had gastrointestinal, urinary, neurologic and orthope...