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  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Patients Appointed Ambassadors for Hospital’s Largest Fundraiser

    Posted: 07/15/2019

    A 7-ye ar-old Cornwall boy who has endured multiple surgeries to overcome a rare congenital condition and a 7-year-old Ossining boy stricken with a rare bone disorder, were cheered on by second-grade classmates at separate ceremonies held recently at their respective schools. Asher Levy-Dahl, 7, and Giovanni “Gio” Toribio, 7, were named among three ambassadors for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital ’ s 15 t h A nnual G o t he Di s t ance W al k and Fa m il y Fun D a y , schedu l ed f or September 15. A th...

  • Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA to Lead Obstetrics & Gynecology Programs at Westchester Medical Center Health Network & New York Medical College

    Posted: 07/12/2019

    Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at academic affiliate New York Medical College (NYMC), where he is currently a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tedjarati currently also serves as Chief Clinical Integration Officer at WMCHealth, responsible for...

  • WMCHealth and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announce New Agreement

    Posted: 07/11/2019

    Effective immediately, WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers will rejoin Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s network of participating providers under a new, three-year agreement, retroactive to June 1. That means that all Empire members who received covered health care services from WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers on or after June 1 will receive coverage for these services at the in-network level of benefits. Those WMCHealth hospitals, facilities and providers covered under the new agreeme...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 07/01/2019

    Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries.  Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals ...

  • Peter Panzica, MD, Joins Westchester Medical Center Health Network as Director of Anesthesiology and New York Medical College as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

    Posted: 06/17/2019

      The Westchester Medical Center Health Network   (WMCHealth) and academic affiliate New York Medical College recently named anesthesiologist Peter Panzica, MD, as Director of Anesthesiology for WMCHealth’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses, as well as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and associate professor of anesthesiology at New York Medical College. Dr. Panzica  will oversee all anesthesiology services at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Partnerships and Community Investments Promote Healthier Communities

    Posted: 05/22/2019

      Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation (CRHI ) have made significant progress to date with partnerships and investments in community initiatives that close gaps in access to healthcare resources and create sustainable, healthier communities at the grassroots level.   The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide p...

  • WMCHealth’s First-of-its-Kind TeleCourt Program Allows Behavioral Health Patients to Participate Remotely in Mental Hygiene Hearings

    Posted: 05/20/2019

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has established a first-of-its-kind program in New York State that makes it possible for patients at WMCHealth’s Behavioral Health Center to virtually attend mental hygiene hearings without leaving the hospital.   Under the auspices of Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System, the videoconferencing pilot program permits patients to voluntarily attend...

  • SAAVE, Westchester Medical Center’s Crisis Intervention Program, Guides & Counsels Victims of Sexual Assault

    Posted: 04/26/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 25, 2019) – Recognizing the physical and mental trauma endured by victims of sexual assault Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is offering crisis intervention and counseling services through SAAVE (Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victim’s Empowerment), a 24-hour support program for Westchester County residents. SAAVE offers comprehensive assistance for victims, and their significant others, who have been affected by sexu...

  • Physician’s Research Yields New Protocols for Dog-Bite Treatment at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 04/11/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (April 11, 2019) – New guidelines to treat children who are the victims of dog bites have been devised at 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. The rate of dog bites continues to rise among children, and WMCHealth plastic surgeons are at the forefront of initial management and outcome of these injuries nationally. The study, conducted by Kaveh Alizadeh, MD,...

  • Division of Trauma Roadside to Bedside Event: An Overwhelming Success!

    Posted: 04/05/2019

    On March 20th, 2019, the Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Division of Trauma sponsored a Roadside to Bedside Event that brought together professionals from our EMT community, nursing staff, physicians, surgeons, and patient-care providers to learn about topics related to caring for geriatric patients, management and pre-hospital care of traumatic brain injury patients, management of the difficult airway, and efforts of the “Stop the Bleed” initiative. Guest speakers presented on these topics and provide...