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  • WMCHealth Surpasses 25,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Doses at Ulster County Fairgrounds

    Posted: 04/20/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 20, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) administered its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, a New York State mass vaccination site. The recipient of the milestone vaccine was Timothy Hargreaves, 37, of Peekskill. The Ulster County Fairgrounds milestone came as WMCHealth celebrated another achievement: 1 million COVID-19 vaccination doses coordinated to vaccination sites throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, O...

  • A Million Reasons to Celebrate: WMCHealth’s Vaccine Coordination Effort Surpasses 1 Million Doses

    Posted: 04/16/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth ) has surpassed another milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announced coordination of more than 1 million doses to vaccination sites across the Hudson Valley. New York State selected WMCHealth to be the vaccine distribution coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub in its Regional Vaccine Network. As such, WMCHealth leads a group consisting of more than 300 hospitals, healthcare organizations, com...

  • Published Studies Suggest Psychosis is a Symptom of COVID-19 Infection

    Posted: 04/12/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (April 12, 2021) –   Paranoia, delusions and other mental health conditions should be considered as potential signs of COVID-19 infection, according to studies authored by behavioral health and emergency medicine specialists at WMCHealth.   The medical journals Psychosomatics and the Journal of Psychiatric Research published the studies, which are part of an international sharing of new findings that point to additional, non-traditional symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and its impac...

  • Dutchess County, WMCHealth, and Marist College Announce Vaccination Program for Marist Students

    Posted: 04/08/2021

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (April 8, 2021) —Today Dutchess County, WMCHealth, and Marist College announced the launch of a vaccine program for Marist students. The program will begin with the administration of 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, April 13 th , at the Marist facility at 51 Fulton Street, contiguous to campus.  New York State is providing additional vaccine allocation to Dutchess County to ensure college students have access to vaccine. This program, which will expand in the followin...

  • WMCHealth and United Way 211 Helpline Partner to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Posted: 03/09/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 9, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and United Way’s 211 Helpline are partnering to distribute information about the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in the Hudson Valley.  “WMCHealth and our Health Equity Task Force are committed to making sure the COVID-19 vaccine information is distributed in an equitable and inclusive manner,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth. “Partnering with United Way’s 211 Helpline allows us to reach ...

  • Construction Milestone: Final Steel Beam Placed for New HealthAlliance Hospital

    Posted: 03/04/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (March 4, 2021) — Construction workers today placed the final steel beam atop the $92.9 million, 127,000-square-foot expansion and enhancement of WMCHealth’s HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus in a topping-off ceremony attended by community stakeholders and leadership from WMCHealth and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley (HealthAlliance). The beam was adorned with the signatures of HealthAlliance workforce members, volunteers, donors and many other community members. “Today we...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Two to Network Leadership Positions

    Posted: 03/02/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 2, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced the appointment of two members of its senior leadership team to new positions. Anthony Costello has been named Executive Vice President at WMCHealth. In this role, Costello serves as Chief Operating Officer for WMCHealth’s Valhalla (Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center) and Poughkeepsie (MidHudson Regional Hospital) campuses, as well as HealthAlliance ...

  • WMCHealth Launches Task Force to Help Ensure Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Distribution

    Posted: 02/25/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 25, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has established the Health Equity Task Force (HETF) to help ensure all residents of the Hudson Valley region have access to information, education, and resources to ensure robust vaccination as the state ramps up COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Westchester Medical Center is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network. HEFT’s goal is to ensure ...

  • WMCHealth’s Vaccine Hub Nears 170,000 Mark for Vaccine Dose Allocation in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 02/05/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2021) – As the lead for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network, WMCHealth is leading the Hudson Valley’s largest-ever collaboration of healthcare providers and logistics effort to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Working with a broad group of nearly 320 hospitals, healthcare organizations and agencies, community ...

  • Smart Shoveling: Westchester Medical Center Offers Heart Healthy Tips for Clearing Snow as Winter Storm Approaches

    Posted: 02/01/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 1, 2021) – The first significant winter storm of 2021 is expected to bring significant snow to many areas of our region. While this usually means lots of winter fun and outdoor activities for children and winter sports enthusiasts, shoveling heavy snow increases the risk of injury* or even worse, heart attacks, according to the American Heart Association . Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), encourages all to sho...