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  • 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...

  • Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Gift

    Posted: 11/30/2017

    Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital's Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy department bridges the gap between home and the hospital by providing developmental and age-appropriate activities designed to help hospitalized children understand and adapt to the hospital experience. We can only help children and families at holiday time because of the kindness of individuals like you. Any hospitalization can be stressful, but spending a holiday in the hospital can be very upsetting for children and families...

  • 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...

  • New Technology Supports Life-Saving Comprehensive Donor Milk Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 8, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s capabilities to care for the region’s tiniest and most at-risk infants were further strengthened by the recent addition of a unique piece of technology that allows the analysis of human milk in order to provide premature infants with milk specifically tailored to their unique nutritional needs – another milestone in the development of a one-of-a-kind premature donor milk bank and further improvement of the hospital’s existing compreh...

  • 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...

  • 100.7 WHUD Joins Community in Support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital through the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids

    Posted: 10/20/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 19, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley, is once again teaming up with 100.7 WHUD, Westchester & the Hudson Valley’s music and information station, to host the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids. 100.7 WHUD has been a consistent supporter of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for more than a decade and that support continues with this year’s e...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Westchester Warriors Hockey Club Raises More Than $100,000 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Sets Future Goal of $250,000

    Posted: 09/21/2017

      Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley, recognized more than 50 youth (11-13 years of age) hockey players and coaches from the Westchester Warriors for raising more than $100,000 during the team’s 2017 spring/summer season. The Warriors announced a $250,000 goal for the team’s total fundraising by next year and received a $5,000 contribution from Mark and Valerie Seelig to kick off their fundrai...

  • Boeu Chon, DO, Running New York City Marathon In Support of Patients at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    To support Boeu, visit WMCHealth.org/GoBoeu 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 outpatient mental h...