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  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Experts Offer Safety Tips as Parents and Families Prepare for a New School Year

    Posted: 08/17/2018

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 13, 2018) – As the summer draws to a close, families are turning their thoughts and preparations to the beginning of a new school year. Amidst the back to school shopping and gathering of school supplies, experts at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, are urging parents to remember the most important back to school focus – their children’s physical and emotional preparedness for the year ahead. Pediatrician Rebekka Levis, MD...

  • Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Designation Awarded to Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 08/16/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (August 16, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), joined a growing number of businesses in Rockland County to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite as designated by the Rockland County Department of Health's Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program. To be designated a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite, Good Samaritan Hospital was required to create a written breastfeeding friendly policy, offer a private space other than...

  • As Fall Sports Camps Open, WMCHealth Network Experts Offer Important Health and Safety Tips

    Posted: 08/14/2018

    Across the Hudson Valley, local athletes have reported for fall practices and training camps.   Follow these health and safety tips from Westchester Medical Center Health Network experts to ensure everyone is ready to play their best. Hydration is paramount when practicing under the summer sun Even though athletes are preparing for fall sports, they’re practicing in the prime of summer, and that means a potentially dangerous combination of heat and humidity that can cause a number of dangerous heal...

  • Bon Secours Charity Health System Surpasses $5 Million in New Equipment and Technology

    Posted: 08/08/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (August 8, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has announced the acquisition of the Philips CT Big Bore System. This new, class-leading diagnostic equipment will help improve patient outcomes by enhancing accuracy through patient positioning, imaging performance and speed to treatment. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in Rockland and Orange counties with this game-changing equipment.   Mary P. Leahy, MD, C...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Robert S. Ross as Executive Vice President for the Northern Region

    Posted: 08/02/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently welcomed Robert S. Ross, FACHE, to the health network’s leadership team as Executive Vice President for the Northern Region. In his new role, Ross will serve as lead executive for the health network’s hospitals in Dutchess, Ulster and Delaware counties working to advance an integrated delivery system in which patients have seamless access to care in the Hudson Valley communities where they live. Ross will provide leadership and work collabora...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA as Chief Clinical Integration Officer

    Posted: 07/30/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently welcomed Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, to the health network’s leadership team in the network-wide role of Chief Clinical Integration Officer. In his new role, Dr. Tedjarati will be responsible for the integration and strategic oversight of all clinical services across WMCHealth’s 10 hospitals, ensuring that the care provided across clinical services and hospitals are streamlined, coordinated, integrated and seamless, resulting in the highest...

  • 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 ...