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  • Elected Officials Join WMCHealth to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Friday in New Rochelle


    Posted: 07/23/2021

    VALHALLA, NY (July 22, 2021) – U.S. Congressman Jamaal Bowman, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, New Rochelle City Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) are encouraging residents of New Rochelle and its surrounding areas to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic to be held Friday, July 23 outside the Wash and Shop Laundromat at 467 North Avenue...

  • HealthAlliance Opens Ulster County’s Only Advanced Service Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    Posted: 07/12/2021

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (July 12, 2021) – Fulfilling a promise to deliver more advanced services to Ulster County and surrounding areas, WMCHealth today announced the opening of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at HealthAlliance Hospital on Broadway in Kingston. The new laboratory offers emergent and preventative solutions for blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and coronary heart disease, services never before available in Ulster County. The service operates under the direction of WMCHealth’s compreh...

  • 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...

  • Collaborators in Care: Westchester Medical Center Recognizes Emergency Medicine Service Personnel During National EMS Week ​

    Posted: 05/18/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 18, 2021) – During National EMS Week (May 16-22), Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is recognizing emergency medical service personnel from the Hudson Valley and beyond for their life-changing and lifesaving efforts.  “Emergency medical service personnel are the true, healthcare frontliners,’’ said Tina Cocuzza, MD, Director of Westchester Medical Center’s Emergency Medical and Interfacility Patient Transfer Se...

  • 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...

  • 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Doses and Counting: Milestone Surpassed at Westchester County Center

    Posted: 03/12/2021

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 12, 2021) – A new milestone in COVID-19 vaccine administration was surpassed yesterday when Catalina Restrepo of Valley Cottage received the 100,000 th COVID-19 vaccine dose to be administered at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, a New York State Mass Vaccination site. Lenora Clarke, LPN of Westchester Medical Center administers the milestone COVID-19 vaccine to Catalina Restrepo. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has been collaborating with New...

  • 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 ...