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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital and Two Other WMCHealth Hospitals Earn Top Ratings for Quality Care

    Posted: 03/23/2021

    SUFFERN, 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 Suffer...

  • WMCHealth and United Way 211 Helpline Partner to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Posted: 03/09/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 9, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and United Way’s 211 Helpline are partnering to distribute information about the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in the Hudson Valley.  “WMCHealth and our Health Equity Task Force are committed to making sure the COVID-19 vaccine information is distributed in an equitable and inclusive manner,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth. “Partnering with United Way’s 211 Helpline allows us to reach ...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Two to Network Leadership Positions

    Posted: 03/02/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 2, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced the appointment of two members of its senior leadership team to new positions. Anthony Costello has been named Executive Vice President at WMCHealth. In this role, Costello serves as Chief Operating Officer for WMCHealth’s Valhalla (Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center) and Poughkeepsie (MidHudson Regional Hospital) campuses, as well as HealthAlliance ...

  • WMCHealth Launches Task Force to Help Ensure Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Distribution

    Posted: 02/25/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 25, 2021) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has established the Health Equity Task Force (HETF) to help ensure all residents of the Hudson Valley region have access to information, education, and resources to ensure robust vaccination as the state ramps up COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Westchester Medical Center is serving as the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network. HEFT’s goal is to ensure ...

  • WMCHealth’s Vaccine Hub Nears 170,000 Mark for Vaccine Dose Allocation in the Hudson Valley

    Posted: 02/05/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2021) – As the lead for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York State’s Regional Vaccine Network, WMCHealth is leading the Hudson Valley’s largest-ever collaboration of healthcare providers and logistics effort to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Working with a broad group of nearly 320 hospitals, healthcare organizations and agencies, community ...