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  • 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...

  • St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Cardiac Services Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

    Posted: 07/09/2018

    WARWICK, N.Y. (July 9, 2018)  - Diagnostic Cardiac Services at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been granted accreditation for a three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement in the facility in which...

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

    Posted: 07/02/2018

    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 this ...

  • Beat the Heat: Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

    Posted: 06/29/2018

    Summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity can be very dangerous.  When forecasted temperatures rise into the 90s, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) urges Hudson Valley residents to take extra precautions to stay safe.   “A day or two of extreme temperatures and humidity is typically not a cause for concern for most healthy people who limit their exposure to the heat and are caref...

  • Opioid Crisis in Delaware County: Town Hall Panel Discussion and Screening in Margaretville Thursday

    Posted: 06/28/2018

    MARGARETVILLE, NY (June 25, 2018) — An award-winning documentary and a blue-ribbon panel will explore the opioid crisis in Delaware County at the MTC Community Room, 61 Academy St. in Margaretville, on Thursday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. -- an event sponsored and presented by Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “Confronting the Opioid Epidemic: Face to Face and Through Film” -- a town hall-style meeting, open to the public, free of charge -- wil...

  • For Pregnant Women in Need of Acute Care, Good Samaritan Hospital Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

    Posted: 06/27/2018

    SUFFERN, NY (June 27, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley. The Obstetrics Emergency Department, known as the OB-ED, offers labor and delivery care as an extension of Good S...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart & Vascular Institute Opens New Kingston Office, Welcoming Cardiologists Ellis Lader, MD, and Aneta Dimova, MD

    Posted: 06/18/2018

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 18, 2018) — The Heart & Vascular Institute of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has a new office location at network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, welcoming longtime Kingston cardiologists Ellis W. Lader, MD, and Aneta D. Dimova, MD, to the Institute’s team. The Heart & Vascular Institute now occupies the offices of the former Mid-Valley Cardiology practice, at 111 Mary’s Ave. in Kingston, on the Mary’s Avenue Campus, provid...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Expands Telemedicine Program with Teletrauma Services in Ulster and Delaware Counties

    Posted: 05/17/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has expanded its telemedicine program to include a teletrauma service at the network’s Kingston and Margaretville hospitals, bringing the immediate care that traumatic injuries require to communities where access to Level I trauma care is limited. The teletrauma program connects providers at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, both members of WMCHealth, with the advanced care trauma experti...

  • WMCHealth Launches New Ambulance Communications Technology to Support Prehospital Care for Seriously Ill and Injured Patients

    Posted: 05/01/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) launched a new communications technology at its network hospitals this week to provide the highest level of prehospital care and preparation for Hudson Valley patients while en route to the hospital’s emergency departments. WMCHealth – home to the only hospital in the Hudson Valley with a Level I trauma center for both children and adults at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, and a Level II trauma center at M...