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  • HealthAlliance Welcomes Paul B. Donovan, MD, and Riolin C. Andrade, MD, to Advanced Oncology and Hematology Associates

    Posted: 09/10/2019

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2019) — HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomes longtime Kingston hematologist–oncologist Paul B. Donovan , MD, and long-serving medical oncologist Riolin C. Andrade , MD, to WMCHealth’s new Advanced Oncology & Hematology Associates specialty practice on the Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston. The doctors, who have both practiced in Kingston since 1986 and been on the HealthAlliance medical staff since that time...

  • Multiple WMCHealth Hospitals Recognized with National Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Programs

    Posted: 08/26/2019

    VALHALLA, NY - (August 26, 2019) ― Four hospitals within the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recognition. The awards recognize the hospitals’ commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Westchester Medical Center, the ...

  • News About HealthAlliance Construction Plans

    Posted: 08/12/2019

    Here’s the latest on the construction plans at HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus: Since we received New York State approval for the Mary’s Avenue transformation project in June, we have cleared several additional milestones as we move closer to groundbreaking and construction. WMCHealth and HealthAlliance are working closely with the City of Kingston in advance of permit filing. We’ve selected architecture, construction and project management firms, and packages for the various phases of the...

  • Mountainside Residential Care Center Earns Women’s Choice Award as One of ‘America’s Best’ Nursing Homes

    Posted: 07/23/2019

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (July 23, 2019) – Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville, operated by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has once again received the Women’s Choice Award for being one of “America’s Best for Extended Care.” The 82-bed skilled nursing facility, with 115 clinical, administrative and service staff, earned the 2019 Women’s Choice Award for providing exceptional and compassionate care to its residents....

  • Margaretville Hospital Earns National Honor for Innovative In-Person and Telemedicine Mental Health Program for Students

    Posted: 07/18/2019

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) — Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has received a national honor from the U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy for an innovative mental healthcare program for students that combines in-person psychotherapy and telepsychiatry in public schools at no cost to the students, their families or the school districts. The Critical Access Hospital Recognition certificate — one of only four awarded in the country — comm...

  • Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA to Lead Obstetrics & Gynecology Programs at Westchester Medical Center Health Network & New York Medical College

    Posted: 07/12/2019

    Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at academic affiliate New York Medical College (NYMC), where he is currently a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tedjarati currently also serves as Chief Clinical Integration Officer at WMCHealth, responsible for...

  • WMCHealth and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announce New Agreement

    Posted: 07/11/2019

    Effective immediately, WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers will rejoin Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s network of participating providers under a new, three-year agreement, retroactive to June 1. That means that all Empire members who received covered health care services from WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers on or after June 1 will receive coverage for these services at the in-network level of benefits. Those WMCHealth hospitals, facilities and providers covered under the new agreeme...

  • John Bonavita-Goldman, MD, Joins HealthAlliance Board of Directors

    Posted: 06/20/2019

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 18, 2019) — John Bonavita-Goldman, MD, FACR, of Kingston has joined the board of directors of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Dr. Bonavita-Goldman has also served on the HealthAlliance Foundation board for three years and will continue in that role. He also serves on the Ulster Community College Foundation board, the Ulster County Planning Board and the Kingston Zoning Board of Appeals. A retired board-certi...

  • Peter Panzica, MD, Joins Westchester Medical Center Health Network as Director of Anesthesiology and New York Medical College as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

    Posted: 06/17/2019

      The Westchester Medical Center Health Network   (WMCHealth) and academic affiliate New York Medical College recently named anesthesiologist Peter Panzica, MD, as Director of Anesthesiology for WMCHealth’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses, as well as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and associate professor of anesthesiology at New York Medical College. Dr. Panzica  will oversee all anesthesiology services at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in...

  • New York State Department of Health Grants HealthAlliance Full Approval for $92.9 Million Hospital Transformation

    Posted: 06/12/2019

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (June 12, 2019) – After a thorough review of plans to transform healthcare delivery in Ulster County and surrounding Hudson Valley communities, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has granted full project approval to HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley (HealthAlliance), a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), for the significant expansion and enhancement of its hospital on Mary’s Avenue in the City of Kingston. The DOH approval of HealthAlliance’s ...