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Thursday, March 7, 2019

WMCHealth Launches Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness

Service to Deliver Comprehensive Women’s Health Services to Hudson Valley Residents

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness, a comprehensive network service devoted to providing women living in and around the Hudson Valley with high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care as close to their homes as possible.

The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will deliver to Hudson Valley families the convenience of women’s health services at WMCHealth community hospitals across the region with the seamless, integrated support of advanced care services at the network’s flagship Westchester Medical Center. Women’s health specialties and services available through WMCHealth’s Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will include general gynecology and advanced gynecologic surgery; robotic and minimally-invasive surgery; high- and low-risk pregnancies; obstetrics; breast surgery and three-dimensional mammography; high-risk cancer screening; gynecologic oncology; urogynecology; and menopausal health, plus an overall wellness and prevention program.

“At WMCHealth, we are actively engaged in creating service lines that are both comprehensive and integrative in nature,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth. “Similar to WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute and Cancer Institute, the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will create synergies between multiple women’s health disciplines and foster clinical collaboration throughout the network. This will drive quality, standardize the patient experience, improve outcomes and deliver greater access to a wider variety of care at nearby WMCHealth hospitals. As the only Hudson Valley-based health network led by an academic medical center, we have the opportunity to deliver cutting-edge women’s healthcare services directly into the communities we serve.”

In addition to primary, secondary and tertiary care, the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will place an emphasis on preventative medicine through nutrition and general health counseling. It also will incorporate holistic principles in the care process, along with stress management and family history analysis to optimize patient health. Additionally, with Westchester Medical Center’s status as an academic institution, patients will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of medical advances through clinical trial research.

Across WMCHealth, Across the Hudson Valley

WMCHealth’s Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will eventually provide an interwoven structure of women’s health services across the WMCHealth Network, which has member hospitals at all corners of the Hudson Valley.

“For women facing healthcare challenges, or those focused on staying well, the less you have to travel for superb care, the better,” continued Israel. “That is our mission in everything we do at WMCHealth.”

For additional information concerning advanced OB/GYN services offered by WMCHealth, please visit westchestermedicalcenter.com/advanced-ob-gyn or call (914) 493-2250.