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  • Four WMCHealth Hospitals Earn Awards for Stroke Care Excellence

    Posted: 11/17/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (November 11, 2021) ― Four Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) hospitals have again been cited by national associations* for stroke care excellence. Westchester Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, MidHudson Regional Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital have each earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines ® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2021. The award recognizes each hospital for its commitment to, and ...

  • Expanded Emergency Department, New Imaging Suite Now Open at Bon Secours Community Hospital

    Posted: 07/23/2021

    PORT JERVIS, NY (July 22, 2021) – Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced today that an expanded emergency department and new imaging suite are now open and serving patients at the hospital.   The expanded emergency department and new imaging suite are components of a $40 million Bon Secours Community Hospital modernization project initiated by WMCHealth - with $24.5 million in support from New York State plus contributions fr...

  • HealthAlliance Opens Ulster County’s Only Advanced Service Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (July 12, 2021) – Fulfilling a promise to deliver more advanced services to Ulster County and surrounding areas, WMCHealth today announced the opening of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at HealthAlliance Hospital on Broadway in Kingston. The new laboratory offers emergent and preventative solutions for blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and coronary heart disease, services never before available in Ulster County. The service operates under the direction of WMCHealth’s compreh...

  • Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery Now Offered at St. Anthony Community Hospital

    Posted: 06/08/2021

    WARWICK, N.Y. (June 8, 2021) ― St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, now offers robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement procedures. Robotic-arm assisted surgery assists surgeons by making implant placement more precise and aligned with each patient’s unique anatomy.   This personalized precision can reduce surgical discomfort for the patient, speed recovery times and increase the longevity of the implant.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , join...

  • New Cardiac Imaging Technology at Good Samaritan Hospital Can Increase Diagnostic Accuracy and Enable Faster Recovery Time

    Posted: 05/28/2021

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (May 26, 2021) – The expanded Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital offers new imaging technologies that deliver sharp images along with anatomical guidance for physicians to use during interventional procedures. Use of this equipment allows for diagnoses that are more accurate, decreases patient discomfort and increases the potential for shorter hospital stays.   The guidance system in use Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory automatica...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Welcomes Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Lakshmi A. Gollapudi, MD, to Kingston Practice

    Posted: 05/27/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (May 27, 2021)  —WMCHealth Physicians, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), welcomes Lakshmi A. Gollapudi, MD, to the physician group’s practice in Kingston. Dr. Gollapudi has specialties in gastroenterology and hepatology. As a gastroenterologist, she  focuses in preventing, diagnosing and treating digestive system disorders. These disorders include conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, and her services include...

  • A Million Reasons to Celebrate: WMCHealth’s Vaccine Coordination Effort Surpasses 1 Million Doses

    Posted: 04/16/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth ) has surpassed another milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announced coordination of more than 1 million doses to vaccination sites across the Hudson Valley. New York State selected WMCHealth to be the vaccine distribution coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub in its Regional Vaccine Network. As such, WMCHealth leads a group consisting of more than 300 hospitals, healthcare organizations, com...

  • Donor Support Helps Fund Advances in Care at Bon Secours Community Hospital

    Posted: 04/13/2021

    Port Jervis, N.Y. (April 13, 2021)  – The Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has disbursed $500,000, raised from local donors, to bolster the Investing in a Healthier Community Medical Village project. This landmark initiative will benefit residents throughout the tri-state region.  Linda Hannigan, CPA, chair of the Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation Board (center), presents a check to Sophie Crawford-Rosso, ...

  • Published Studies Suggest Psychosis is a Symptom of COVID-19 Infection

    Posted: 04/12/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (April 12, 2021) –   Paranoia, delusions and other mental health conditions should be considered as potential signs of COVID-19 infection, according to studies authored by behavioral health and emergency medicine specialists at WMCHealth.   The medical journals Psychosomatics and the Journal of Psychiatric Research published the studies, which are part of an international sharing of new findings that point to additional, non-traditional symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and its impac...

  • Bon Secours Community Hospital Earns Top Ratings for Quality Care

    Posted: 03/22/2021

    PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (March 22, 2021) ― Hospitals vary on meeting performance metrics and patient satisfaction measures.   Using data-led, quality comparison rankings can be helpful in determining at which hospital to seek care.   Three member hospitals of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) participate in Healthgrades, a leading resource for comparative analysis and information about physicians and health systems.   These three hospitals, Good Samaritan Hospital, in Su...