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  • Formerly Conjoined Twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho Thriving After Separation Surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 07/13/2018

    A little more than a year after their groundbreaking separation surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), formerly conjoined twins Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho are happy, healthy, and exceeding expectations as they meet growth milestones that seemed unattainable at birth.  Ballenie and Bellanie were connected at the sacrum, a triangular bone at the base of the spine. They had gastrointestinal, urinary, neurologic and orthope...

  • St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Diagnostic Cardiac Services Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

    Posted: 07/09/2018

    WARWICK, N.Y. (July 9, 2018)  - Diagnostic Cardiac Services at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has been granted accreditation for a three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement in the facility in which...

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

    Posted: 07/02/2018

    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 this ...

  • Beat the Heat: Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Hot Weather Safety Tips

    Posted: 06/29/2018

    Summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the combination of extreme temperatures and high humidity can be very dangerous.  When forecasted temperatures rise into the 90s, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) urges Hudson Valley residents to take extra precautions to stay safe.   “A day or two of extreme temperatures and humidity is typically not a cause for concern for most healthy people who limit their exposure to the heat and are caref...

  • For Pregnant Women in Need of Acute Care, Good Samaritan Hospital Opens Obstetrics Emergency Department

    Posted: 06/27/2018

    SUFFERN, NY (June 27, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has opened a dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley. The Obstetrics Emergency Department, known as the OB-ED, offers labor and delivery care as an extension of Good S...

  • Changes to Parking at Westchester Medical Center’s Valhalla Campus

    Posted: 06/25/2018

    As construction on our Ambulatory Care Pavilion continues, necessary changes to parking, walkways and entrances are taking place to ensure your safety and convenience. What is happening? Visitor Parking Lot 1 is temporarily closing for an expansion project that will result in more parking in advance of the opening of our Ambulatory Care Pavilion. Pedestrian walkways on the east side of campus between Taylor Pavilion and the Medical Center will also be closing to ensure the safety of our campus community...

  • Over $3.5 million Raised at Westchester Medical Center’s 39th Annual Gala; ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. Honored with 2018 Community Partner Award

    Posted: 06/07/2018

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 7, 2018) – Following its 100th anniversary celebration last year, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) continued to make history at its annual Gala with multiple, million-dollar pledges to the Westchester Medical Center Foundation* and a 2018 event fundraising total exceeding $3.5 million. The 39th Annual Gala, held this year at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts on June 2, benefited Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and the Behavi...

  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Celebrates Work of Young Researchers

    Posted: 05/25/2018

    As an academic institution with a thriving research program, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital recently celebrated the work of young researchers during the 8th Annual Paul K. Woolf, MD Pediatric Trainee Research Day. We congratulate all for their dedication, results, and future research successes. Spotlighted researchers at 8th Annual Paul K. Woolf, MD Pediatric Trainee Research Day (center left to right: Priya Misra, MD; Amanda Rahman, DO; Selena Levine, Do and Gaurav Nayyar, MD, PhD) with (L-R) Michael...

  • 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...