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  • Westchester Medical Center Welcomes Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as The Cancer Institute’s Medical Director of Hematology

    Posted: 01/16/2018

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently appointed Seah Lim, MD, PhD, as Medical Director of Hematology and Associate Chief, Division of Hematology and Hemostasis in the Department of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute based in Valhalla. In his new role, Dr. Lim will oversee hematology services at Westchester Medical Center’s Cancer Institute and will also serve as the Associate Program Director of the hospital...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips as Temperatures Plummet

    Posted: 01/03/2018

    Temperatures are expected to drop to the frigid single digits this week, bringing with them serious health concerns such as hypothermia and frostbite, especially in young children, older adults, and  those who work outdoors. Westchester Medical Center Health Network reminds Hudson Valley residents to take the necessary precautions and offers cold-weather tips to help keep families safe during the forecasted plunge in temperatures.   “The key to staying safe during our colder winter days a...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) welcomes colorectal surgeon Roberto Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, as Chief of Colorectal Surgery for the health network’s Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses. Dr. Bergamaschi will oversee all colorectal surgery services at WMCHealth’s flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. Dr. Bergamaschi brings to the department of surgery a wealth of expertise in colorectal surgery and diseases of th...

  • Doctors of Distinction Awards Recognize WMCHealth Director of Surgery Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS for Global Health Efforts

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 27, 2017) – While many physicians travel around the globe to treat patients in underdeveloped nations, few like Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, Director of the Department Surgery and Chief of Trauma and General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), can say they are responsible for bringing advanced medicine to those countries in a more permanent form. Dr. Latifi was recently honored by the Westchester County Business Journal with a Doctors of Distinction awar...

  • At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Former American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Announces December 3rd Tri-State Rocks Event

    Posted: 10/23/2017

    A Grammy-nominated performer and songwriter chose Maria Fareri Children's Hospital as the venue to announce the debut of a benefit vocal competition December 3rd at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Westchester native Kara DioGuardi, who was a judge for two seasons of Fox television's American Idol , said the inaugural Tri-State Rocks show is open to aspiring singers between the ages of 12 and 21 living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    The winner will receive a two-hour mentoring...

  • Our Commitment To Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

    Posted: 10/19/2017

    New York State’s Hudson Valley is a beautiful mosaic comprised of thriving communities rich in culture and diversity.  As we celebrate National Diversity Month, I wanted to reiterate Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement by sharing the underlying principles that support our strategic efforts. At WMCHealth, we believe that diversity is defined broadly and encompasses a myriad of characteristics that make each patient, eac...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Susan Gerry, Kelly MacMillan and Mecca Santana to Leadership Positions

    Posted: 10/13/2017

    The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley region, recently appointed Susan Gerry as Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Kelly MacMillan as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Mecca Santana as Senior Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. All three bring extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to their position...

  • Westchester Medical Center Welcomes Obstetrician- Gynecologist Julia Keltz, MD, to Hospital’s Medical Staff

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 19, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently welcomed obstetrician-gynecologist Julia Keltz, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. n her new role, Dr. Keltz will direct efforts in advancing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, as well as outpatient care of complex benign gynecologic conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, adenomyosis and abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Keltz...

  • 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 ...