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  • Twelve Westchester Medical Center Health Network Staff Members will “Go the Distance to Make a Difference” at TCS New York City Marathon

    Posted: 09/11/2017

    A special group of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) employees representing multiple healthcare professions and celebrating the cultural diversity of our region will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5 in support of  WMCHealth facilities across the Hudson Valley. The team’s 12 members – five registered nurses, a cardiac rehabilitation care manager, an oncology pharmacist, a physical therapist, an outpatient mental health counselor, two anesthesiologists and a...

  • Stay Safe When Viewing Solar Eclipse

    Posted: 08/18/2017

    On Monday, August 21, the Hudson Valley will experience a partial solar eclipse. Just as looking at the sun for 10-20 minutes on an average day without eye protection or pointing a laser in your eye for 10 seconds can cause irreparable damage, even a split second looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse is too long. Without proper protection, looking directly at the solar eclipse can cause permanent vision loss. The sun is an intense light source and an eclipse intensifies that light, which ...

  • Stephen Ferrando, MD, Quoted In New York Magazine, Asked 'Is There Such A Thing As The 'August Blues'?

    Posted: 08/17/2017

    When we think of seasonal depression, we typically think of winter.  But what about the people who find difficulties during other times of the year?  Is there such a thing as August depression? Stephen Ferrando, MD, Director of Psychiatry at WMCHealth's Behavioral Health Center recently highlighted this lesser-known variety of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in a first-person New York Magazine piece written by Katie Heaney. READ THE ARTICLE IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE

  • The VanderWoudes Go to Washington

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 11, 2017) – The VanderWoude family from Larchmont, New York will be on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 13, as part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day effort.  Polly and Dan VanderWoude are heading to Washington, D.C., spurred by their own experiences. The younger of their two children, Olivia, was diagnosed as an infant with Aicardi Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that limits physical and cognitive development. When the family moved...

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

    Posted: 06/29/2017

    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 Fourth...

  • Work of Noted Artist Now Adorns Walls at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) – As Pride month nears an end, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center in White Plains celebrated the relationship between the two organizations with the dedication of an original and notable work of art that is now gracing the walls of the network’s flagship facility, Westchester Medical Center, for patients, their caregivers and staff to appreciate. Representatives of WMCHealth and The LOFT, along with members...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Announce Long-Term, Academic Affiliation Agreement

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y., May 17, 2017 — New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced a long-term, Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) that will serve to strengthen the academic medicine programs as well as the clinical care and research practices of both NYMC and WMCHealth. Under the agreement, hospitals on the Valhalla campus of WMCHealth – its flagship Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center - wi...

  • Westchester Medical Center Unveils New Main Concourse in Valhalla

    Posted: 04/07/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 3, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently unveiled a new, contemporary main concourse to greet patients and visitors to the region’s advanced care medical center. The new main concourse, now an important extension of the hospital’s care-giving environment, is a functional crossroads that will eventually connect Westchester Medical Center and the future 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion curren...

  • Former Pediatric Patients to Lead Thousands as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Ambassadors at the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) – 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, recently named three inspiring former patients – Kaylee Fried, 7, Zechia Mickler, 6, and Tyrus Castrovinci, 6 – as ambassadors for the 13th annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day, representing the pediatric patients cared for at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. The annual event benefits Mar...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Expands Region’s Only Telemedicine Program to Mobile ICU Ambulances

    Posted: 02/14/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is taking its e-Health Program –- the only telemedicine program in the Hudson Valley –- on the road, adding telemedicine capabilities to its mobile ICU ambulances that transport critically ill patients across many miles for specialized care at the health network’s Valhalla campus. This investment in Hudson Valley healthcare fulfills WMCHealth’s promise to bring the high-quality healthcare resources available o...