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  • Eleven Members of WMCHealth Workforce to Compete in TCS New York City Marathon

    Posted: 09/25/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 25, 2019) – Fueled by their commitment to Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) patients, a dedicated group of 11 WMCHealth workforce members will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon November 3. Each runner has his or her own motivation and has taken up the marathon challenge in support of the life-changing and lifesaving care provided to patients at WMCHealth hospitals across the Hudson Valley. Six are running a marathon for the first time. Team WMCHealth...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Urges Patients To Take Caution During Fall Prevention Awareness Month

    Posted: 09/19/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 18, 2019) – Trips and slips are no laughing matter, as falls in the home are the number one reason for hospital visits nationwide. At Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in the Hudson Valley, falls have been the most common injury-related hospitalization for a consecutive 15 years, making up more than 40 percent of all trauma admissions. September is Fall Pre...

  • 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....

  • WMCHealth Physicians Expands Services With New Cardiology, Neurology Offices in New Paltz

    Posted: 07/18/2019

    NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (July 15, 2019) — WMCHealth Physicians, the physician practice of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently opened cardiology and neurology offices at the New Paltz Family Health Center, in collaboration with the Institute for Family Health. The partnership brings access to specialized care provided by three WMCHealth specialists — Ellis Lader, MD , Joseph George, MD , and Fabio Danisi, MD  — to residents of New Paltz and the surrounding areas at the Instit...

  • 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...