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  • Music to Our Ears: 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids Returning to 
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 11/11/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 11, 2022) – Now hear this! The annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon) is returning to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 16-18, after two years of in-studio broadcasts. 100.7 WHUD personalities will speak live from the lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital with children and their families who will share their stories of triumph over significant medical challenges. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital nurses and physicians will also speak live in what is sure...

  • Sameh Said, MD, Named Section Chief, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    Posted: 11/07/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (November 7, 2022) – Sameh Said, MBBCh, MD, FACC, FACS has been appointed to the role of Chief of the Section of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, within the Department of Surgery, for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Westchester Medical Center are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and serve as comprehensive heart care centers under the banner of the WMCHealth Heart & V...

  • Westchester Medical Center and New York State Nurses Association Reach a Five-Year Contract Agreement

    Posted: 10/28/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 28, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced a new ratified five-year collective bargaining agreement that will benefit more than 1,500 nurses at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center. The agreement, which is the result of a strong working relationship and commitment to bargaining in good faith, increases nurse wages, preserves existing healthcare and pension benefits, a...

  • Join Families across the Region September 18 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 09/01/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 31, 2022) – Families from across the region are expected to attend Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 18th Annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day September 18 for a day of fun-filled activities to support pediatric care in the Hudson Valley. Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is September 18 Families are welcome to attend the free event featuring activities including face painting, crafts, carnival games, music, character ap...

  • WMCHealth’s Big 5: Races for Runners of All Levels will Support WMCHealth Hospitals

    Posted: 08/22/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 19, 2022) – Get your heart rate going and support healthcare as you race, jog or walk around and about WMCHealth's Valhalla campus September 18. The Big 5, Westchester Medical Center Health Network's fall active fundraiser supports a range of medical services while supplying the perfect opportunity to get fit and have fun.  The Healing Half Marathon , The Kyle Goldberg 10K , The Evan Lieberman 5K and the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day will all be held Sunday, Septemb...

  • Wappingers Central School District Donates Special Rube Goldberg Machine to MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 07/20/2022

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (July 19, 2022) —  Wappingers Central School District is thrilled to have partnered with MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), on a special project. Students Show WMCHealth Representatives the Rube Goldberg Machine Kindergarten students from Fishkill Plains Elementary, grade four students from Oak Grove Elementary, and high school students from Roy C. Ketcham's Manufacturing class collaborated to create a Rube Gold...

  • MidHudson Regional Hospital Making Important Construction Progress on New and Expanded Inpatient Pediatrics Unit

    Posted: 07/20/2022

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (July 19, 2022) —  MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Health Network (WMCHealth), continues to make progress on the construction of a new Maria Fareri Children's Healthcare Services inpatient pediatrics unit at the hospital. The new inpatient pediatrics unit or "neighborhood" at MidHudson Regional Hospital will have 10 private rooms – double the amount of the hospital's current inpatient pediatrics neighborhood - with sleeping accommod...

  • WMCHealth’s Gala 2022 Honors Community Champions & Presents Lifetime Achievement to Children’s Hospital Physician-in-Chief

    Posted: 07/06/2022

    VALHALLA , N.Y. (July 6, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network's (WMCHealth) 2022 Gala at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah June 4 saluted 10 local organizations for their support of the Network during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WMCHealth recognized Michael Gewitz, MD, Executive Director, and William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief of WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for his decades-long accomplishments in pediatric cardiology and in children's he...

  • Music to Children’s Ears: Grant Helps Children’s Hospital Families Stay Connected through Music

    Posted: 06/02/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (June 2, 2022) – Whether the tunes are rock, rap, jazz or a bedtime lullaby, music is employed as a healing therapy at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). With $2,500 in support from the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation (MDRT), the music therapy program at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital now extends beyond the walls of the hospital with the MusiConnection Initiative, a program that connects hospitalized children to f...

  • WMCHealth and the American Heart Association Combine Forces to Combat Heart Disease and Promote Health Equity in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 06/01/2022

    WESTCHESTER, NY, June 1, 2022 – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has joined forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) of Westchester County and the Hudson Valley to advance health equity as it relates to cardiovascular disease and other areas of healthcare where health disparities exist.   Working together, the AHA and WMCHealth will engage in educational and hands on programming that raises heart disease and stroke treatment awareness and prevention, as well equitab...