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  • Grant from Westchester Community Foundation Supports WMCHealth’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program

    Posted: 10/18/2021

    VALHALLA N.Y. (October 18, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces the award of a $50,000 grant from the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Trust. WMCHealth will use the grant to increase the services provided through support groups, a key component of treatment plans for many patients in a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program based here. “Expansion of WMCHealth’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program will ensure the Post-COVID Syndrome patients...

  • Screenings and Treatment for Genetic and Metabolic Conditions for Children and Adults Now Available through WMCHealth

    Posted: 10/07/2021

    VALHALLA N.Y. (October 12, 2021) — WMCHealth Physicians, the medical group of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is now assisting families and individuals with the initial diagnosis and long-term treatment of genetic and metabolic conditions, such as phenylketonuria (PKU), lysosomal disorders and Pompe disease through WMCHealth Physicians’ Advanced Medical Genetics.   Advanced Medical Genetics is an established team of physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians and other bo...

  • After Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant to Combat Sickle Cell Disease Girl, 7, Named 
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Ambassador

    Posted: 09/20/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 20, 2021) -- Seven year-old Camryn Kellam was cheered by her family and her care team from M a r i a Fa r e r i C h il d r en ’ s H osp i t a l during a recent ceremony in which she was presented with an official sash designating her as a hospital ambassador for the  G o t he Di s t ance Virtual W al k .   Camryn was born with Sickle Cell Disease and underwent a successful stem cell transplant at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in March 2020. Camryn’s oldest sister, ...

  • Pediatric and Adult Advanced ENT Services Now Offered in Fishkill

    Posted: 08/05/2021

    VALHALLA N.Y. (August 5, 2021)  — Specialized ear, nose and throat (ENT) services for children and adults are being offered by WMCHealth Advanced ENT Services at a new office in Fishkill, NY. Also known as otolaryngologists, WMCHealth’s ENT specialists utilize the latest equipment and techniques to diagnose and treat ear, nose, and throat issues including hearing loss and vestibular therapy for balance issues. In addition, WMCHealth Advanced ENT Services provides both inpatient and ambulatory care ...

  • 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...

  • Westchester Medical Center First in New York to Deploy “Heart-in-a-Box” Technology That Can Increase Number of Hearts Available for Transplantation

    Posted: 05/25/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (May 25, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center is the first hospital* in New York State to transplant a heart with the assistance of a portable medical technology that keeps the donor heart pumping blood after its procurement.  Currently, nearly 10,000 New York State residents are in need of an organ transplant and each year, more than 500 state residents die** while waiting on an organ transplant waiting list, due to a lack of donated organs.   Typically, cardiac transplant sur...

  • Collaborators in Care: Westchester Medical Center Recognizes Emergency Medicine Service Personnel During National EMS Week ​

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 18, 2021) – During National EMS Week (May 16-22), Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is recognizing emergency medical service personnel from the Hudson Valley and beyond for their life-changing and lifesaving efforts.  “Emergency medical service personnel are the true, healthcare frontliners,’’ said Tina Cocuzza, MD, Director of Westchester Medical Center’s Emergency Medical and Interfacility Patient Transfer Se...