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  • Music to Children’s Ears: Grant Helps Children’s Hospital Families Stay Connected through Music

    Posted: 06/02/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (June 2, 2022) – Whether the tunes are rock, rap, jazz or a bedtime lullaby, music is employed as a healing therapy at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). With $2,500 in support from the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation (MDRT), the music therapy program at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital now extends beyond the walls of the hospital with the MusiConnection Initiative, a program that connects hospitalized children to f...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Pair to Senior Leadership Positions

    Posted: 04/05/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 5, 2022) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Matilde Roman as Senior Vice President, Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer and John Brand as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Matilde Roman Roman brings extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to her new position at WMCHealth. The Network’s mission is to provide the highest quality care for all and in her new role, Roman will develop strategic...

  • WMCHealth Debuts Heart Disease Prevention Program

    Posted: 04/01/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (April 1, 2022) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) debuted this week a new cardiovascular program that aims to stop preventable coronary death and disease in its tracks. Located at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, the  Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program  (CHPDP ) , prioritizes prevention, education and wellness while using best-practice methodologies to assess and manage the myriad of factors...

  • Published Study Showed Long COVID-19 Syndrome Patients Had Cognitive Deficits

    Posted: 03/29/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (March 29, 2022) – Patients who suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection show significantly more subjective cognitive complaints in the areas of memory, language and cognition months after their initial infection, according to a study authored by behavioral health specialists from the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The study, which appears in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry ,   found that the participants – all of whom were se...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Named Official Hospital Partner of the Hudson Valley Renegades

    Posted: 03/16/2022

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today a major partnership making WMCHealth the inaugural Official Hospital Partner of the Renegades. “Our organizations are cornerstone brands of the Hudson Valley and touchstones for life events for residents of the communities we serve,” said Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Celebrates Birth of “Twosday” Twins

    Posted: 03/02/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 2, 2022)   –  Congratulations to Alexandria Gordon and Johnathan Garnett, parents of twins Essence Naomi Garnett and Parker Gisselle Garnett born February 22, 2022. Alexandra Gordon and Johnathan Garnett with their twin girls born on 2.22.22 The twin girls born at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) join a special club of babies born on a five-digit palindrome date (2.22.22) that reads the same from left-to...

  • Westchester Medical Center Appoints Edmond Ritter, MD, as Chief of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

    Posted: 02/14/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (February 14, 2022)  – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) appointed Edmond Ritter, MD to the position of Chief, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery. In his new position, Dr. Ritter is directing the reconstructive and plastic surgery services offered at Westchester Medical Center as well as WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, where he is working in collaboration with specialists in pediatric reconstruct...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Elevates Role of Phyllis Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ to Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

    Posted: 02/10/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 11, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) named Phyllis M. Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ, to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, which is an expansion of her responsibilities from a regional to Network role.  In her new position, Dr. Yezzo oversees nursing operations at all WMCHealth hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provider practices. Most recently, she served for seven years as Senior Vice President, Patient Care Servic...

  • Westchester Medical Center Charts Course for Successful Neurosurgery Outcomes with New “Brain Mapping” Technology

    Posted: 02/03/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (February 3, 2022) – The National Brain Tumor Association estimated that last year alone 84,000 people received a primary brain tumor diagnosis , many of whom required neurosurgery as part of their treatment. Westchester Medical Center neurosurgeons are now using a new technology that charts the brain’s neural networks during procedures to assist in finding the correct path for an optimal surgical outcome. The human brain has neural pathways, often referred to as networks, which transmit in...

  • WMCHealth Expands Wound Care Program to Westchester Medical Center; Services for Slow-Healing Wounds Caused by Traumatic Injuries as well as Diabetic Wounds and Ulcers Now Available

    Posted: 01/06/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (January 6, 2022)  – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is expanding the Network’s Wound Care Program to Westchester Medical Center.  WMCHealth’s flagship hospital now offers advanced outpatient therapy for the management of diabetic wounds and ulcers, as well as slow-healing wounds resulting from serious traumatic injuries, infections and soft tissue radiation injury. Westchester Medical Center joins established wound care programs at WMCHealth’s MidHudson Re...