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  • The Heat and Your Heart: What You Need to Know When It Gets Really HOT!

    Posted: 07/18/2019

    Summer is officially upon us and with the sun-filled days comes the extreme temperatures. Warm weather and longer days will bring many of us outdoors for cookouts, parties and more, but with local forecasts predicting temperatures soaring to 100 degrees this weekend it is important to understand the risks. Most healthy people can tolerate these heat changes without missing a beat, but people with damaged hearts, or older people whose bodies don’t respond as readily to stress, have a much harder time and...

  • Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA to Lead Obstetrics & Gynecology Programs at Westchester Medical Center Health Network & New York Medical College

    Posted: 07/12/2019

    Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at academic affiliate New York Medical College (NYMC), where he is currently a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tedjarati currently also serves as Chief Clinical Integration Officer at WMCHealth, responsible for...

  • WMCHealth and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announce New Agreement

    Posted: 07/11/2019

    Effective immediately, WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers will rejoin Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s network of participating providers under a new, three-year agreement, retroactive to June 1. That means that all Empire members who received covered health care services from WMCHealth hospitals and affiliated providers on or after June 1 will receive coverage for these services at the in-network level of benefits. Those WMCHealth hospitals, facilities and providers covered under the new agreeme...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Awarded Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission

    Posted: 07/08/2019

    Suffern, N.Y. (July 8, 2019) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has earned a second consecutive Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The certification is awarded to Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers who actively work to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Joint Commission exp...

  • Bon Secours Charity Health System Laboratories Receive Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Posted: 06/25/2019

    Suffern, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) – The laboratories of Bon Secours Charity Health System’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY, all members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), have been recognized by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in recognition of their overall excellence and adherence to safety standards. The on-site evaluation and CAP a...

  • $220,000 Raised At Good Samaritan Hospital’s Spring Ball to Support Ongoing Investments In Healthcare

    Posted: 05/28/2019

    Suffern, N.Y. (May 28, 2019) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently held its 34th annual Spring Ball. Healthcare providers, community leaders and friends of Good Samaritan Hospital were among the 350 guests who attended the event at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, New Jersey. The gala raised $220,000 in support of Good Samaritan Hospital’s investments in state-of-the-art facilities, leading-edge technologies and innovative services...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Partnerships and Community Investments Promote Healthier Communities

    Posted: 05/22/2019

      Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation (CRHI ) have made significant progress to date with partnerships and investments in community initiatives that close gaps in access to healthcare resources and create sustainable, healthier communities at the grassroots level.   The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide p...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Announces 34th Annual Spring Ball Award Recipients

    Posted: 03/26/2019

    Suffern, N.Y. (March 26, 2019) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD, and Joe Allen will be honored at the hospital’s 34th Annual Spring Ball. Dr. Oppenheim will receive the Sister Joseph Rita Award for Medical Excellence and Allen will be presented with the Good Samaritan Hospital Medal of Honor. The Spring Ball, hosted by the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, will take place on May 3 at the ...

  • WMCHealth Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness Launches at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 03/14/2019

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (March 14, 2019) -- The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness services at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of WMCHealth. This comprehensive network-wide service is devoted to providing women living in and around Rockland and Orange counties, and throughout the Hudson Valley, with high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care as close to their homes as possible. The Institute for Women’s Health an...

  • WMCHealth Launches Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness

    Posted: 03/07/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness, a comprehensive network service devoted to providing women living in and around the Hudson Valley with high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care as close to their homes as possible. The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will deliver to Hudson Valley families the convenience of women’s health services at WMCHealth communi...