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  • Westchester Medical Center Reaches 300th Heart Transplant Volume Among Top Fifteen Percent Worldwide

    Posted: 09/11/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 11, 2020) – Recently, the heart transplant team at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), performed its 300th heart transplant. The Westchester Cardiac Transplant Program, the only such program in the Hudson Valley, is comprised of a comprehensive team of specialists, including heart failure and transplant cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in mechanical cardiac assist devices and heart transplantation...

  • Pediatric Emergency and Inpatient Services Now Open at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 09/02/2020

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (September 2, 2020) – A pediatric emergency room and inpatient care services are now open at MidHudson Regional Hospital, in association with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the Hudson Valley’s only acute care children’s hospital. Both organizations are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The new services will be known as Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital. The new emergency room and inpatient services will he...

  • Four WMCHealth Hospitals Earn Awards for Stroke Care Excellence

    Posted: 08/17/2020

    VALHALLA, NY - (August 18, 2020) ― Four member hospitals of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) – Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, NY; Good Samaritan Hospital, in Suffern, NY; MidHudson Regional Hospital, in Poughkeepsie, NY; and HealthAlliance Hospital, in Kingston, NY – have earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines ® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes each hospital for its commitment to, an...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Appoints Former Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Patient as Children’s Hospital Ambassador

    Posted: 08/07/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 6, 2020) –  Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Jorden Hutchins, 8, as an official hospital ambassador for its 16 th Annual Go the Distance fundraising event . Hutchins received his official ambassador sash during a special ceremony at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which was attended by his family and members of the hospital’s pediatric care team. Jorden Hutchins, 8 In May, Hutchins was in ...

  • A Message from Michael D. Israel, WMCHealth President and Chief Executive Officer

    Posted: 08/05/2020

    For over 100 years, the WMCHealth Network has served the Hudson Valley. We are proud of our long tradition of ensuring access to care for all, regardless of who you are, where you come from or your ability to pay. Our environments are safe and protected and they are inclusive and welcoming to all. Now, more than ever, we ask that you don't delay care. We are here to help you.

  • WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital Bring World Renowned Pediatric Care Services to the Mid-Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/15/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. and POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (July 15, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces the establishment of onsite, dedicated pediatric services at MidHudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY, under the auspices of the Network's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH). The new MFCH pediatric center of the region's only children's hospital will provide pediatric emergency room services as well as inpatient care. Expected to be fully operational by late summer 2020, the ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Certified as the Only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 07/10/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 21, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area*. With this certification, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now the only hospital in New York’s Hudson Valley region recognized by the New York State Department of Health as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Centers for...

  • WMCHealth Updates Visitation Guidelines at Network Hospitals

    Posted: 06/24/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2020) – Updated visitation guidelines are going into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the com...

  • National Guard Recognizes WMCHealth Workforce for Antibody Testing at Westchester County Center

    Posted: 06/17/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 16, 2020) –   National Guard Troop Bravo Company Joint Task Force Two recognized more than 50 Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) workforce members in a special, surprise ceremony for their dedication and skill in developing and directing a temporary COVID-19 antibody testing operation at the Westchester County Center. WMCHealth has collected more than 16,000 COVID-19 antibody test specimens in its network-wide program with all specimens processed by Westchest...

  • Convenient Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Antibody & Diagnostic Test Appointments

    Posted: 06/12/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 12, 2020) –   Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) offers a convenient online appointment scheduling service for COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic tests, via WMCHealth.org/Testing . Community members requesting an appointment online will be contacted by a WMCHealth representative within 72 hours, and scheduled at one of several convenient locations in the Hudson Valley. Members of the public can also schedule COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic appointments by call...