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

    Posted: 08/05/2020

    For over 100 years, the WMCHealth Network has served the Hudson Valley. We are proud of our long tradition of ensuring access to care for all, regardless of who you are, where you come from or your ability to pay. Our environments are safe and protected and they are inclusive and welcoming to all. Now, more than ever, we ask that you don't delay care. We are here to help you.

  • WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital Bring World Renowned Pediatric Care Services to the Mid-Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. and POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (July 15, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces the establishment of onsite, dedicated pediatric services at MidHudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY, under the auspices of the Network's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH). The new MFCH pediatric center of the region's only children's hospital will provide pediatric emergency room services as well as inpatient care. Expected to be fully operational by late summer 2020, the ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Certified as the Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/10/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 10, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area*. With this certification, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now the only hospital in New York’s Hudson Valley region certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that...

  • 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...