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  • WMCHealth Updates Visitation Guidelines at Network Hospitals

    Posted: 06/24/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2020) – Updated visitation guidelines are going into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the com...

  • Grand Street Medical Associates Joins WMCHealth Physicians

    Posted: 06/15/2020

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 15, 2020) —   Kingston’s Grand Street Medical Associates is now part of WMCHealth Physicians, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ).   The practice, now called WMCHealth Physicians at Kingston, provides primary care and specialty healthcare services to the community, including asthma care, family medicine, diabetes management, ophthalmology, COVID-19 diagnostic testing and more.   The practice office is open, accepts new patients, tak...

  • Convenient Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Antibody & Diagnostic Test Appointments

    Posted: 06/12/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 12, 2020) –   Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) offers a convenient online appointment scheduling service for COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic tests, via . Community members requesting an appointment online will be contacted by a WMCHealth representative within 72 hours, and scheduled at one of several convenient locations in the Hudson Valley. Members of the public can also schedule COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic appointments by call...

  • Rock Drilling and Blasting to Begin Friday as Part of HealthAlliance Hospital Expansion and Enhancement Project

    Posted: 06/11/2020

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 11, 2020) – HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is issuing courtesy announcements to surrounding businesses and neighborhoods that rock drilling and blasting necessary as part of the expansion and enhancement project for HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary’s Avenue will begin Friday, June 12 and continue for approximately one month. These activities are part of the project’s site preparation process and are expected ...

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

    Posted: 06/10/2020

    Fresh-air outdoor exercise like cycling is key to physical and emotional wellness, explains Dipak Chandy, MD, a pulmonologist at Westchester Medical Center, who also says studies show   outdoor exercise improves sleep and burns more calories than indoor activities. Cycling does carry some risk, however, and WMCHealth encourages everyone to follow safety guidelines when venturing out to local roads and trails, such as mask use and social distancing, plus wearing a properly-fitted helmet ce...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Resumes Medical Practice Office Visits in Three Counties, Closely Following Resumption of Elective Outpatient Procedures

    Posted: 06/10/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) – WMCHealth and WMCHealth Physicians/Advanced Physician Services announce that regular office hours are resuming this week at our medical practice offices in Dutchess, Ulster, and Delaware counties. New York State is allowing for resumption of medical practice visits based on the status of coronavirus impact, including a drop in COVID-19 cases, in specific counties. This return to regular office hours for medical practices closely follows last week’s resumption of outpatien...

  • A Message from Michael D. Israel, WMCHealth President and Chief Executive Officer

    Posted: 06/03/2020

    At WMCHealth, we have always embraced the ideals of diversity, inclusion and equity as sources of tremendous strength that allows us to create the best work environments for our workforce members, provide the highest quality care for our patients, and to be as responsive as possible to the unique needs of the diverse communities we serve.  Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we reaffirm our commitments and leverage our collective strengths.  Together we are all part of the WMCHealth commun...

  • WMCHealth Provides $1 million in Grants in Hudson Valley

    Posted: 05/25/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 28, 2020) - The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced $1 million in grants to 10 Hudson Valley organizations, with $400,000 in grants going to five programs with operations in Ulster County to support the expansion of behavioral health and substance use disorders services. Part of the New York State “promising practices” initiative, these grants are designed to help WMCHealth partners develop sustainable models and services as they transition from the ...

  • Open Letter from President and CEO Michael D. Israel

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    As we celebrate Nurses' Week and Hospital Week, we wanted to recognize the commitment of our workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your essential roles have required you to call upon reserves from deep within, while you balance the needs and care of your own loved ones. We are proud of each one of you and hope you will find continued strength in the heartfelt appreciation from your colleagues, our patients, and the communities we serve together. Thank you for everything you do. Please view this video ...

  • WMCHealth to Resume Outpatient Ambulatory Surgeries at HealthAlliance and MidHudson Regional Hospitals this Week

    Posted: 05/05/2020

    Today, WMCHealth announces that elective outpatient ambulatory surgeries and medical tests will resume this week at its hospitals in Dutchess and Ulster counties, under an Executive Order from Governor Andrew Cuomo. HealthAlliance (Broadway campus,) in Kingston, and MidHudson Regional Hospital, in Poughkeepsie, will each resume outpatient surgery services, with MidHudson Regional Hospital beginning Wednesday, May 6, and HealthAlliance on Thursday, May 7. Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order allows for the r...