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  • HealthAlliance Hospital Earns “A” Ratings for Social Responsibility, Health Equity, Value of Care and Community Benefit

    Posted: 08/16/2023

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (August 16, 2023) –– HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. HealthAlliance Hospital achieved this honor through strong, A-grade performances across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, value of care and community benefit, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. “This recog...

  • Mountainside Residential Care Center Receives Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Posted: 08/14/2023

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (August 14, 2023) –– Mountainside Residential Care Center , a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently received a five-star, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) nursing home rating for excellence in specialized care. A five-star rating is the highest rating a facility can receive from CMS. The overall star rating for nursing homes comes from a combination of health inspections, staffing and quality of resident care measures. CMS calcu...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Josh Ratner as Chief Executive Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/11/2023

    Valhalla, N.Y. (July 11, 2023) –– Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced that Josh Ratner, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of WMCHealth, is taking on an additional role as Chief Executive Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley – which includes HealthAlliance Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and the forthcoming HealthAlliance Healthy Village. “Josh Ratner’s appointment marks a significant milestone for HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and demo...

  • WMCHealth Names Anthony Frank as EVP and Chief Financial Officer

    Posted: 07/11/2023

    Valhalla, N.Y. (July 11, 2023) –– Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced that Anthony Frank has joined the network as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Anthony is an experienced professional who will add tremendous value and vision with decades of tenure in the financial industry,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth. “We are pleased to have Anthony on board and look forward to his leadership of WMCHealth’s financial operations.” With ...

  • WMCHealth Launches Center to Advance Women’s Health Equity

    Posted: 06/29/2023

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 29, 2023) –– Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of its Center for Women’s Health Equity, a new care program that will address the social, economic, cultural and racial determinants of health that can result in increased maternal morbidity and mortality among women across the Hudson Valley. Supported by a $750,000 New York State grant secured by New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and with the support of New York State Senate Majority...

  • Air Quality: Tips To Limit Your Risk

    Posted: 06/07/2023

    Given the issues with air quality as a result of the Canadian fires, Rachelle J. Lodescar, MD , a burn surgeon for the Westchester Medical Center Burn Center, recommends these tips to limit your risk during this public health crisis:  Avoid any unnecessary time outdoors, especially higher-risk groups such as children, the elderly, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and those with underlying heart or respiratory conditions If necessary to be outdoors, avoid strenuous activities or exercis...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital Now a Certified Center for Lifesaving Stroke Care Procedure

    Posted: 05/09/2023

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (May 10, 2023) — After a rigorous review of services MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, is now certified in thrombectomy, an advanced and potentially lifesaving procedure used in emergent stroke care Blockages of large arteries in the brain cause devastating strokes, and thrombectomy is a minimally invasive procedure performed by endovascular neurosurgeons to remove blockages and restore blood flow before permanent damage is done. T...

  • HealthAlliance Hospital Gala 2023 to Support Cancer Infusion Center and Oncology Support Program

    Posted: 05/03/2023

    KINGSTON , N.Y. (May 5, 2023) – The HealthAlliance Hospital Gala will be held on Friday, May 5  at Diamond Mills in Saugerties. This year’s event will support HealthAlliance Hospital’s cancer infusion center and its oncology support program. Amanda Batista knows the importance of these programs firsthand. Batista was first diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2020 just after she gave birth to her daughter. Even though her mother had worked for the American Cancer Society for 30 yea...

  • HealthAlliance Hospital Recognizes First 100 Days of Care at New Facility

    Posted: 04/03/2023

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (March 31, 2023) - It has been an exciting and busy first 100 days at the Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) newly reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital, and Network leadership extends its gratitude to the thousands of community members who continue to choose the new HealthAlliance Hospital for life-changing and lifesaving care. Clinical and operational specialists at the new HealthAlliance Hospital cared for their first patients in December 2022 and since that time Heal...

  • Margaretville Hospital to Hold Art Auction May 20

    Posted: 03/27/2023

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. ( March 27, 2023) – A variety of works by local artists will be up for sale as part of an art auction supporting Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The third annual art auction will be held Saturday, May 20, at Liberal Arts Roxbury, 53525 Main Street, Roxbury, NY. Auction proceeds will support specific projects at the hospital. Past art auctions raised more than $30,000 to help purchase new medical technologies for the Marga...