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  • WMCHealth Launches Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program for High-Risk Patients on Valhalla and Poughkeepsie Campuses

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    A new Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening program at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and network affiliate MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie now offers life-saving early lung cancer detection to help high-risk Hudson Valley patients identify lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, the program offers high-quality imaging with state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT)...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips as Temperatures Plummet

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Temperatures are expected to drop to the frigid single digits this week, bringing with them serious health concerns such as hypothermia and frostbite, especially in young children, older adults, and  those who work outdoors. Westchester Medical Center Health Network reminds Hudson Valley residents to take the necessary precautions and offers cold-weather tips to help keep families safe during the forecasted plunge in temperatures.   “The key to staying safe during our colder winter days a...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes colorectal surgeon Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. Dr. Bergamaschi will oversee all colorectal surgery services at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Bergamaschi brings to the department of surgery a wealth of expertise in colorectal surgery and diseases of th...

  • Doctors of Distinction Awards Recognize WMCHealth Director of Surgery Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS for Global Health Efforts

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 27, 2017) – While many physicians travel around the globe to treat patients in underdeveloped nations, few like Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, Director of the Department Surgery and Chief of Trauma and General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), can say they are responsible for bringing advanced medicine to those countries in a more permanent form. Dr. Latifi was recently honored by the Westchester County Business Journal with a Doctors of Distinction awar...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital's $8 Million Overhaul of Inpatient Care Floors Integrates Private Rooms, Latest Technologies

    Posted: 10/25/2017

    The transformation of MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), continues with a full-scale, major renovation to the inpatient care floors of its six-story Cooke Building. The $8 million project fuses emerging technologies and conveniences with a reimagined experience for patients, visitors and caregivers alike, ensuring MidHudson Regional Hospital remains the area’s leader in world-class, advanced, patient-centered care. The first of the four fl...

  • At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Former American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Announces December 3rd Tri-State Rocks Event

    Posted: 10/23/2017

    A Grammy-nominated performer and songwriter chose Maria Fareri Children's Hospital as the venue to announce the debut of a benefit vocal competition December 3rd at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Westchester native Kara DioGuardi, who was a judge for two seasons of Fox television's American Idol , said the inaugural Tri-State Rocks show is open to aspiring singers between the ages of 12 and 21 living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    The winner will receive a two-hour mentoring...

  • Our Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    New York State’s Hudson Valley is a beautiful mosaic comprised of thriving communities rich in culture and diversity.  As we celebrate National Diversity Month, I wanted to reiterate Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement by sharing the underlying principles that support our strategic efforts. At WMCHealth, we believe that diversity is defined broadly and encompasses a myriad of characteristics that make each patient, eac...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute Expands to MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 10/18/2017

    The Heart and Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has expanded its robust suite of heart and vascular care offerings to network affiliate MidHudson Regional Hospital w ith the appointment of three distinguished cardiologists who will care for patients at the Poughkeepsie hospital. Cardiologists Kenneth N. Giedd, MD, Paul A. Hanna, MD, and Syed Naqvi, MD, recently began providing consultative, diagnostic and preventive adult cardiology services, as w...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Susan Gerry, Kelly MacMillan and Mecca Santana to Leadership Positions

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley region, recently appointed Susan Gerry as Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Kelly MacMillan as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Mecca Santana as Senior Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. All three bring extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to their position...

  • Laura Santiago, RN, Running New York City Marathon In Support of Patients at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    To support Laura Santiago, visit WMCHealth.org/GoLaura A special group of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) employees representing multiple healthcare professions and celebrating the cultural diversity of our region will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5 in support of  WMCHealth facilities across the Hudson Valley. The team’s 12 members – five registered nurses, a cardiac rehabilitation care manager, an oncology pharmacist, a physical therapist, an outpatie...