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  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Shares Sledding Safety Tips

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Sledding is a fun wintertime activity for families, however those exhilarating slides down neighborhood hills send more than 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics*. With winter in full swing, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County,   is reminding parents, caregivers and snow-goers of all ages that sleddin...

  • WMCHealth Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips In Wake of Winter Storms

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    In the wake of two blasts of winter weather across the Hudson Valley, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), urges residents to take necessary safety precautions to prevent avoidable winter-weather emergencies.   Each year, more than 400 people in the United States die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including incidents related to portable generator use. Most ca...

  • HealthAlliance Receives Key State Approval for $92 Million Hospital Transformation

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has received contingency approval from the New York State Department of Health for a transformative $92 million expansion and enhancement of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, HealthAlliance and WMCHealth announced today. The reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital will have a new, four-story tower and 437,000 square feet of space -- 100,000 square feet more than the hospital’s current conf...

  • Advanced Imaging Technology Unveiled at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 02/22/2018

    Cutting the ribbon for the new advanced imaging technology equipment are (l-r): Scott Luchs, MD, Director of Radiology, Good Samaritan Hospital; Frank Hagen, Trustee of the Village of Suffern; Mary Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System; Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Michael Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth); and Sen. David Carlucci. SUFFERN, N.Y. (February 22, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center He...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Opens New Inpatient EEG Monitoring Suite

    Posted: 02/13/2018

    Neurologist and epileptologist Steven Smith, M.D. (left), joins Mill Etienne, M.D., Director of the Epilepsy and EEG Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital, to enhance and expand the new In-Patient EEG Monitoring Program.  SUFFERN, NY (February 13, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has expanded and enhanced its EEG (electroencephalogram) laboratory with a comprehensive Inpatient EEG Monitoring Program. It will provide residents of...

  • Esteemed Cardiothoracic Surgeon Introduced at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    SUFFERN, NY (January 9, 2018) – WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Cardiothoracic Surgeon Cary S. Passik, MD, FACS. He will be serving patients at the Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Passik is a highly respected Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director with a national reputation and extensive background of practice, teaching and research in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is renowned for developing and refin...

  • First Baby in Rockland County Born at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (January 9, 2018) - Rockland County’s first baby of 2018 was born at Good Samaritan Hospital! Sarah “Shuli” Fuchs welcomed her baby boy at 12:07 am on New Year’s Day. He weighed 6lbs. 9 oz and joins three older siblings at home. “The staff here is absolutely wonderful, I was worried that it being a holiday, it would be short staffed, or that people would not want to be here, but that was not the case, everyone was fantastic. It was like a party!” said Shuli of her time at Good Samaritan. F...

  • 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...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital’s Peripheral Vascular Bypass Program Again Receives Top Rating from Healthgrades

    Posted: 12/05/2017

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (December 5, 2017) - Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has achieved Healthgrades’ top rating for its performance in Peripheral Vascular Bypass for the second straight year. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in lower New York State and northern New Jersey to receive five stars in both 2017 and 2018 for this surgical procedure. Only two other New York hospitals received the highest rating in the new Healthgrades 2018 Re...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Introduces Heart Failure Program at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 11/14/2017

    SUFFERN, NY (November 14, 2017) - When it comes to cardiac care, every second counts – and specialized physicians close to home can make all the difference. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has announced an expansion of its cardiac services to Bon Secours Charity Health System. The new Heart Failure Program provides an unmatched level of expertise and service to the region. This program is the only one of its kind in Rockland and Orange counties, giving local patients unparallel...