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  • Tricia Hiller and Boriana Parvez, MD, Honored As Healthcare Heroes by Westchester Magazine

    Posted: 05/22/2018

    Tricia Hiller and Boriana Parvez, MD, were recently recognized as 2018 Healthcare Heroes by Westchester Magazine .   Hiller, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Director of Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy, was presented by Gary Tatz, MD, an intensivist in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit. In his presentation, Tatz applauded Hiller for her work with children and families during challenging times in the hospital.   Ed LaGamma, MD, Chief of Newborn Medicine at Maria Fareri Childre...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Hosts Dedication Ceremony for Maria’s Garden, a 20,000-Square-Foot Outdoor Respite Area for Hospitalized Children and their Families

    Posted: 05/16/2018

    Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County hosted a heartwarming dedication ceremony for Maria’s Garden, an outdoor area of respite for patients and families under the hospital’s care. The serene and beautifully-landscaped Maria’s Garden is just steps away from the hospital’s front doors. Within its 20,000 square feet are meandering walkways; shaded seating areas; colorful f...

  • One-of-a-Kind Cystic Fibrosis Screening and Diagnosis Available Only at Westchester Medical Center Health Network

    Posted: 05/07/2018

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now the only hospital in the New York metropolitan area that can provide the fastest and most precise genetic testing available for cystic fibrosis, a chronic and often fatal disease that primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems of children and young adults. The test is currently available to patients at Valhalla’s Westchester Medical Center and network ...

  • WMCHealth Launches New Ambulance Communications Technology to Support Prehospital Care for Seriously Ill and Injured Patients

    Posted: 05/01/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) launched a new communications technology at its network hospitals this week to provide the highest level of prehospital care and preparation for Hudson Valley patients while en route to the hospital’s emergency departments. WMCHealth – home to the only hospital in the Hudson Valley with a Level I trauma center for both children and adults at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, and a Level II trauma center at M...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital’s Spring Ball Raises Nearly $300,000 to Support Local Access to Advanced Healthcare

    Posted: 04/30/2018

    Suffern, NY (April 30, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)   recently held its 33 rd Annual Spring Ball and celebrated honorees, Cary Hirsch, MD, and Chestnut Ridge Transportation.   Approximately $300,000 was raised at the ball to benefit Good Samaritan Hospital. Proceeds will help the hospital further invest in state-of-the-art facilities, leading-edge technology and innovative services. The nearly 450 guests in attendance at...

  • Bon Secours Community Hospital Breaks Ground for Transformative Renovation Project

    Posted: 04/26/2018

    WATCH NOW:     PORT JERVIS, NY (April 26, 2018) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), along with the Bon Secours Charity Health System, welcomed local leaders and New York State officials to Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, for a special ceremony heralding the beginning of construction on a transformative $40 million hospital renovation project. The Investing in a Healthier Community project is expected to usher in a new era of healthcare in the Cit...

  • WMCHealth’s Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Awarded Reverification of Level I Trauma Center Status

    Posted: 04/13/2018

    VALHALLA, NY – April 12, 2018 – Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently received reverification of the hospitals’ Level I trauma statuses – the highest level awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons – for both its adult and pediatric trauma centers. Both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital are the only Level I trauma center in the Hudson Valley ...

  • Impacted by Organ Donation, Recipients, Donors and Families Join WMCHealth Hospitals to Celebrate Donate Life Month

    Posted: 04/06/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), home to the Hudson Valley region’s only transplant center, in Valhalla, will welcome former patients and families impacted by the gift of organ donation back to network campuses in April to observe national Donate Life Month and raise awareness about the critical need for organ donation locally and nationally. Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth performs kidney, liver, heart, pancreas, bone marrow and corneal transplants. The progr...

  • What One Mother Did When Her Daughter’s Medications Started Doing More Harm Than Good

    Posted: 03/23/2018

    By Melissa F. Pheterson Nothing sidelines an active 11-year-old like a swollen ankle. Such was the case in December 2016, when Sheila-Anne Arline, a young dancer from Florida, had to sit out the holiday season with her middle school dance team. “Her ankle swelled enormously, unbelievably,” recalls her mother, Alecia Turnbull. Having moved her family from New Windsor to Fort Lauderdale, FL, six months earlier, Turnbull thought the swelling was due to Sheila-Anne’s contact with some bug-infested floodwate...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Welcomes Kelly Hutcheson, MD, MBA, as Director of Ophthalmology

    Posted: 03/15/2018

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes ophthalmologist Kelly Hutcheson, MD, MBA, as the Director of Ophthalmology, responsible for the continued growth and development of the ophthalmology programs at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Hutcheson also serves as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. In her new role, Dr. Hutcheson will lead the ophthalmology team, enhancing diagnostic and t...