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  • The VanderWoudes Go to Washington

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 11, 2017) – The VanderWoude family from Larchmont, New York will be on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 13, as part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day effort.  Polly and Dan VanderWoude are heading to Washington, D.C., spurred by their own experiences. The younger of their two children, Olivia, was diagnosed as an infant with Aicardi Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that limits physical and cognitive development. When the family moved...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2017

    Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals this Fourth...

  • Work of Noted Artist Now Adorns Walls at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) – As Pride month nears an end, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center in White Plains celebrated the relationship between the two organizations with the dedication of an original and notable work of art that is now gracing the walls of the network’s flagship facility, Westchester Medical Center, for patients, their caregivers and staff to appreciate. Representatives of WMCHealth and The LOFT, along with members...

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Announce Long-Term, Academic Affiliation Agreement

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y., May 17, 2017 — New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced a long-term, Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) that will serve to strengthen the academic medicine programs as well as the clinical care and research practices of both NYMC and WMCHealth. Under the agreement, hospitals on the Valhalla campus of WMCHealth – its flagship Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center - wi...

  • KeyBank Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Support School At Work Workforce Development Program at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 05/05/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 2, 2017) –  Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, recently launched a new program aimed at developing current entry-level employees with the skills needed to advance in the healthcare field, thanks to a generous contribution from the KeyBank Foundation.  A $100,000 contribution from the KeyBank Foundation over a three-year period will allow Westchester Medical Center’s Organizational Development and Learning department to...

  • Westchester Medical Center’s Advanced Physician Services Welcomes University Orthopaedics’ Physicians, Launches WMCHealth Advanced Orthopaedics

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 19, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center’s Advanced Physician Services (APS) recently announced the addition of an orthopaedic service line to the physician services group’s suite of offerings as University Orthopaedics’ physicians joined the newly formed APS Advanced Orthopaedics. APS Advanced Orthopaedics offers a gamut of services for all patients, ranging from infants to adults, including surgical and nonsurgical treatments for sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, joint rep...

  • WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute Opens First Long Island Office to Serve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients

    Posted: 04/12/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 12, 2017) – The Heart and Vascular Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently celebrated the opening of its first Long Island practice, which brings comprehensive cardiac care to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients living in the area. WMCHealth’s unique program led by Srihari S. Naidu, MD, Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) program, launched in 2016 to offer advanced care to patients with the rare, life-threatening car...

  • Westchester Medical Center Unveils New Main Concourse in Valhalla

    Posted: 04/07/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 3, 2017) – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently unveiled a new, contemporary main concourse to greet patients and visitors to the region’s advanced care medical center. The new main concourse, now an important extension of the hospital’s care-giving environment, is a functional crossroads that will eventually connect Westchester Medical Center and the future 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion curren...

  • Former Pediatric Patients to Lead Thousands as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Ambassadors at the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) – 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, recently named three inspiring former patients – Kaylee Fried, 7, Zechia Mickler, 6, and Tyrus Castrovinci, 6 – as ambassadors for the 13th annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day, representing the pediatric patients cared for at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. The annual event benefits Mar...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Welcomes Fernando Ferrer, MD, FACS, FAAP as Chief of Pediatric Urology

    Posted: 03/28/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 28, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, welcomes Fernando Ferrer, MD, FACS, FAAP, as Chief of Pediatric Urology. In his new role, Dr. Ferrer will oversee all medical and surgical services addressing the specialized care of children and adolescents with complex and routine urologic conditions. Dr. Ferrer brings to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital exp...