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  • Westchester Medical Center and New York State Nurses Association Reach a Five-Year Contract Agreement

    Posted: 10/28/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 28, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced a new ratified five-year collective bargaining agreement that will benefit more than 1,500 nurses at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, and the Behavioral Health Center. The agreement, which is the result of a strong working relationship and commitment to bargaining in good faith, increases nurse wages, preserves existing healthcare and pension benefits, a...

  • Join Families across the Region September 18 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 09/01/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 31, 2022) – Families from across the region are expected to attend Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 18th Annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day September 18 for a day of fun-filled activities to support pediatric care in the Hudson Valley. Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is September 18 Families are welcome to attend the free event featuring activities including face painting, crafts, carnival games, music, character ap...

  • WMCHealth’s Big 5: Races for Runners of All Levels will Support WMCHealth Hospitals

    Posted: 08/22/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 19, 2022) – Get your heart rate going and support healthcare as you race, jog or walk around and about WMCHealth's Valhalla campus September 18. The Big 5, Westchester Medical Center Health Network's fall active fundraiser supports a range of medical services while supplying the perfect opportunity to get fit and have fun.  The Healing Half Marathon , The Kyle Goldberg 10K , The Evan Lieberman 5K and the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day will all be held Sunday, Septemb...

  • WMCHealth’s Gala 2022 Honors Community Champions & Presents Lifetime Achievement to Children’s Hospital Physician-in-Chief

    Posted: 07/06/2022

    VALHALLA , N.Y. (July 6, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network's (WMCHealth) 2022 Gala at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah June 4 saluted 10 local organizations for their support of the Network during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WMCHealth recognized Michael Gewitz, MD, Executive Director, and William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief of WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for his decades-long accomplishments in pediatric cardiology and in children's he...

  • Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro & WMCHealth Announce Creation of Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at MidHudson Regional Hospital

    Posted: 06/28/2022

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (June 28, 2022) — Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced plans to create a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at MidHudson Regional Hospital, leveraging private and public resources to establish a holistic approach to providing in-patient mental health services in Dutchess County. County Executive Molinaro previously announced that Dutchess County will provide $3 million in funding for the project, an ...

  • Music to Children’s Ears: Grant Helps Children’s Hospital Families Stay Connected through Music

    Posted: 06/02/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (June 2, 2022) – Whether the tunes are rock, rap, jazz or a bedtime lullaby, music is employed as a healing therapy at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). With $2,500 in support from the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation (MDRT), the music therapy program at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital now extends beyond the walls of the hospital with the MusiConnection Initiative, a program that connects hospitalized children to f...

  • WMCHealth’s Gala 2022 to Honor Community Champions & Present Lifetime Achievement to Children’s Hospital Physician-in-Chief

    Posted: 05/27/2022

    VALHALLA , N.Y. (May 27, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network's (WMCHealth) 2022 Gala to be held at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY on June 4 will salute 10 local organizations for their support of the Network during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WMCHealth will recognize Michael Gewitz, MD, Executive Director, and William Russell McCurdy, Physician-in-Chief of WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for his decades-long accomplishments in pediatric cardiolog...

  • Ulster County Executive Ryan and WMCHealth Announce Agreement for Comprehensive Inpatient Mental Health Services in Kingston

    Posted: 05/24/2022

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (May 25, 2022) – Today, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announced an agreement to maintain 20 inpatient mental health beds, which will be located in the soon-to-open expanded HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston, NY. The agreement, if approved by New York State, will be the latest action by WMCHealth to advance its comprehensive plan to enhance behavioral and mental health services available in Ulster and Dutch...

  • WMCHealth Appoints Pair to Senior Leadership Positions

    Posted: 04/05/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 5, 2022) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has appointed Matilde Roman as Senior Vice President, Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer and John Brand as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Matilde Roman Roman brings extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to her new position at WMCHealth. The Network’s mission is to provide the highest quality care for all and in her new role, Roman will develop strategic...

  • Published Study Showed Long COVID-19 Syndrome Patients Had Cognitive Deficits

    Posted: 03/29/2022

    VALHALLA, NY (March 29, 2022) – Patients who suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection show significantly more subjective cognitive complaints in the areas of memory, language and cognition months after their initial infection, according to a study authored by behavioral health specialists from the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The study, which appears in the Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry ,  found that the participants – all of whom were see...