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  • 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 exercise...

  • 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...

  • WMCHealth, HealthAlliance Hospital and NYSNA Reach a Three-Year Contract Agreement

    Posted: 03/13/2023

    Kingston, N.Y.  — Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced a new ratified three-year collective bargaining agreement that will benefit more than 200 nurses at HealthAlliance Hospital. The agreement, which is the result of a strong working relationship and commitment to bargaining in good faith, significantly increases nurse wages, establishes and enforces concrete staffing ratios, preserves excellent existing healthcare and pe...

  • WMCHealth Awards RUPCO $1.3 Million for Home Rehabilitation Project in the City of Kingston

    Posted: 03/08/2023

    KINGSTON, NY –  Building on its successes as a catalyst for economic development throughout the Hudson Valley, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has granted $1.3 million to RUPCO to advance the “Home Regen Project.” Short for regeneration, the project scope includes the rehabilitation of 10 vacant homes in the City of Kingston, which is expected to create homeownership opportunities for low-moderate income first-time homebuyers earning 60 percent - 80 percent of the Area Med...

  • For American Heart Month, HealthAlliance Hospital Celebrates 100+ Lifesaving Procedures Performed at Advanced Service Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Posted: 02/21/2023

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (February 21, 2023) — Heart specialists at HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), have already performed more than 100 lifesaving cardiac procedures in patients with acute heart attacks since HealthAlliance Hospital's launch of advanced service cardiac catheterization laboratory services at the hospital less than two years ago. More than 700 procedures have been performed in the laboratory in total with more than 60 procedures - inc...

  • New, Larger Inpatient Pediatrics Unit Now Open Closer to Home in Poughkeepsie

    Posted: 01/24/2023

    Highlights: As community hospitals across the nation reduce or shutter inpatient pediatric services, WMCHealth invests in community-based children's healthcare with the opening of a new, larger pediatric inpatient unit at MidHudson Regional Hospital. New inpatient pediatrics "neighborhood" doubles the number of inpatient pediatric beds available at MidHudson Regional Hospital. MidHudson Regional Hospital pediatric services offer seamless transfer of children in need of more advanced care to WMCHealth's ...

  • New York State and WMCHealth Usher in New Era of Healthcare in Ulster County with Opening of Reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital

    Posted: 12/13/2022

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (December 13, 2022) - Today, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado joined community influencers and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) leadership for a ceremony celebrating the scheduled December 14, 2022, opening of the new HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary's Avenue in Kingston, N.Y. Highlights of the new HealthAlliance Hospital include a new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the hospital's legacy structure, as well as a full renovation of 48,000 square fee...