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  • 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...

  • Peter Panzica, MD, Joins Westchester Medical Center Health Network as Director of Anesthesiology and New York Medical College as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

    Posted: 06/17/2019

      The Westchester Medical Center Health Network   (WMCHealth) and academic affiliate New York Medical College recently named anesthesiologist Peter Panzica, MD, as Director of Anesthesiology for WMCHealth’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses, as well as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and associate professor of anesthesiology at New York Medical College. Dr. Panzica  will oversee all anesthesiology services at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Partnerships and Community Investments Promote Healthier Communities

    Posted: 05/22/2019

      Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation (CRHI ) have made significant progress to date with partnerships and investments in community initiatives that close gaps in access to healthcare resources and create sustainable, healthier communities at the grassroots level.   The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide p...

  • SAAVE, Westchester Medical Center’s Crisis Intervention Program, Guides & Counsels Victims of Sexual Assault

    Posted: 04/26/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 25, 2019) – Recognizing the physical and mental trauma endured by victims of sexual assault Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is offering crisis intervention and counseling services through SAAVE (Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victim’s Empowerment), a 24-hour support program for Westchester County residents. SAAVE offers comprehensive assistance for victims, and their significant others, who have been affected by sexu...

  • Warriors Season Opener Raises $2,500 for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

    Posted: 04/23/2019

    We extend our deepest appreciation to Westchester Warriors Hockey youth players for raising $2,500 at their season opener on April 20!  Contributions for the 2019 season will support the Cellular and Tissue Engineering Laboratory (CTEL) within the Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Disease Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. CTEL creates and provides patient-specific life-saving therapies for pediatric oncology patients. Over 300 families and players attended the game, which featured ...