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  • Healthcare’s New Face: Westchester Medical Center Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Pavilion

    Posted: 10/03/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 2, 2019) – Dignitaries that included His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, were at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), today for the ceremonial dedication of the hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The new, 260,000-square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion is Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services. The construction of the Ambulatory Care Pavili...

  • 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...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Welcomes Carrie Muh, MD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Posted: 08/21/2019

    Carrie Muh, MD, was recently named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, leading the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery program in the Hudson Valley. In her new role, Dr. Muh will oversee all pediatric neurosurgery services at the 136-bed pediatric hospital, which performs more than 250 pediatric neurosurgical procedures each ...

  • Beat the Heat: Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Weather Safety Tips for Hot Temperatures Forecasted this Week

    Posted: 07/18/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 18, 2019) – Summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the combination of extreme temperatures – like those expected this week – and high humidity can be very dangerous. With forecasted temperatures in the 90s this week and nearing triple digits over the weekend, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is urging Hudson Valley residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. “A day or two of extreme temperatures and humidity is typically not a ...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Patients Appointed Ambassadors for Hospital’s Largest Fundraiser

    Posted: 07/15/2019

    A 7-ye ar-old Cornwall boy who has endured multiple surgeries to overcome a rare congenital condition and a 7-year-old Ossining boy stricken with a rare bone disorder, were cheered on by second-grade classmates at separate ceremonies held recently at their respective schools. Asher Levy-Dahl, 7, and Giovanni “Gio” Toribio, 7, were named among three ambassadors for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital ’ s 15 t h A nnual G o t he Di s t ance W al k and Fa m il y Fun D a y , schedu l ed f or September 15. A th...

  • 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...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 07/01/2019

    Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries.  Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals ...

  • Twins Story Inspires Family to Capitol Hill

    Posted: 06/26/2019

    The story of their twin boys, born at just 23 weeks, inspired Victoria and Liam to represent Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Washington, DC for Speak Now for Kids 2019. The boys' story will inspire you as well. No family plans to have birth complications. If they strike your family, our "family" of experts can assist with care. Our Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the most fragile newborns in the Hudson Valley. Westchester Medical Center's Advanced OB/GYN Associates provides comprehen...