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  • 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 ...

  • How Can I Protect My Family From Whooping Cough?

    Posted: 08/11/2017

      Whooping cough can be difficult to distinguish from an upper respiratory infection or cold.  Characterized by coughing and fever, and highly contagious in the first 1-2 weeks, whooping cough gets its nickname from the audible “whoop” sound that those infected make when they gasp for air following a coughing fit. “Whooping cough is sometimes known as the ‘100 Day Cough’ because the longer a patient waits to treat it, the longer the coughing symptoms can persist – sometimes up to three months,...

  • HealthAlliance to Return to Empire BlueCross BlueShield Network

    Posted: 08/01/2017

    Westchester Medical Center and Empire BlueCross BlueShield announced today that Empire BlueCross BlueShield has reached a tentative, multiyear agreement with HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, which operates the hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue in midtown Kingston and in Margaretville. It is expected that HealthAlliance will rejoin Empire’s networks as a participating provider starting September 1, 2017. Covered services provided by the hospitals to Empire members will resume on an in-network ba...

  • 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...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Advanced Physician Services Opens Surgical Services Practice in Lake Katrine

    Posted: 06/15/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) Advanced Physician Services (APS) celebrated the opening of a new medical practice in Lake Katrine Thursday that will make comprehensive surgical services easily accessible to patients in the mid-Hudson Valley. More than three dozen medical and business leaders attended t he ribbon-cutting ceremony for the practice, WMCHealth Physicians, which specializes in surgical services including general, vascular, thoracic, neurological and breast surgery, a...

  • Mountainside Earns Top Leadership Award for ‘Excellence Well Beyond the Five-Star Rating System’

    Posted: 05/15/2017

     MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (May 15, 2017) -- Mountainside Residential Care Center, operated by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), was honored with the American College of Health Care Administrators’ highest leadership award “for achieving excellence well beyond the Five-Star rating system.” The 82-bed skilled nursing facility, with 115 clinical, administrative and service staff, earned the 2017 ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Awar...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Tracey Weigel, MD, as Chief of Thoracic Surgery

    Posted: 03/09/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 9, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently named thoracic surgeon Tracey Weigel, MD, as Chief of Thoracic Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla, Poughkeepsie and Kingston campuses. In her role as Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Weigel will oversee all thoracic surgery functions at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus and He...

  • Community, Hospital Leaders to Be Honored at Tulip Ball

    Posted: 02/22/2017

    KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Feb. 22, 2017 -- The HealthAlliance Foundation will recognize community and hospital leaders at its 28th annual Tulip Ball April 29. Frank and Beverly Finnegan are the 2017 Tulip Ball honorees, Sandra Horan will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will be presented with the Community Service Award. Frank Finnegan, a retired IBM business unit executive, and Beverly Finnegan, a retired American Cancer Society regional vice presiden...

  • 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...

  • New eHealth Program Connects HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus with Westchester Medical Center Health Network Telemedicine Hub

    Posted: 01/31/2017

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (January 31, 2017) -- State-of-the-art telemedicine technology linking HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), with the specialized WMCHealth telehealth operations center is now operational, further fulfilling WMCHealth’s commitment to bring the highest level of care to all patients in New York’s Hudson Valley. WMCHealth’s secure, high-definition eHealth Program offers HealthAlliance patients personalized care from a...