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  • WMCHealth Updates Visitation Guidelines at Network Hospitals

    Posted: 06/24/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2020) – Updated visitation guidelines are going into effect at all Westchester Medical Center Health Network ( WMCHealth ) hospitals that enable patient visitation for up to two support persons, designated by the patient or healthcare proxy. WMCHealth worked closely with the New York State Department of Health on the visitation update, which is in alignment with all state guidelines and helps ensure the safety of our patients, their caregivers, our workforce members, and the com...

  • National Guard Recognizes WMCHealth Workforce for Antibody Testing at Westchester County Center

    Posted: 06/17/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 16, 2020) –   National Guard Troop Bravo Company Joint Task Force Two recognized more than 50 Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) workforce members in a special, surprise ceremony for their dedication and skill in developing and directing a temporary COVID-19 antibody testing operation at the Westchester County Center. WMCHealth has collected more than 16,000 COVID-19 antibody test specimens in its network-wide program with all specimens processed by Westchest...

  • Convenient Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Antibody & Diagnostic Test Appointments

    Posted: 06/12/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 12, 2020) –   Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) offers a convenient online appointment scheduling service for COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic tests, via WMCHealth.org/Testing . Community members requesting an appointment online will be contacted by a WMCHealth representative within 72 hours, and scheduled at one of several convenient locations in the Hudson Valley. Members of the public can also schedule COVID-19 antibody and diagnostic appointments by call...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Encourages Safe Cycling and Always Wearing a Helmet While Biking

    Posted: 06/10/2020

    Fresh-air outdoor exercise like cycling is key to physical and emotional wellness, explains Dipak Chandy, MD, a pulmonologist at Westchester Medical Center, who also says studies show   outdoor exercise improves sleep and burns more calories than indoor activities. Cycling does carry some risk, however, and WMCHealth encourages everyone to follow safety guidelines when venturing out to local roads and trails, such as mask use and social distancing, plus wearing a properly-fitted helmet ce...

  • A Message from Michael D. Israel, WMCHealth President and Chief Executive Officer

    Posted: 06/03/2020

    At WMCHealth, we have always embraced the ideals of diversity, inclusion and equity as sources of tremendous strength that allows us to create the best work environments for our workforce members, provide the highest quality care for our patients, and to be as responsive as possible to the unique needs of the diverse communities we serve.  Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we reaffirm our commitments and leverage our collective strengths.  Together we are all part of the WMCHealth commun...

  • WMCHealth Provides $1 million in Grants

    Posted: 05/28/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 28, 2020) - The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced $1 million in grants to 10 Hudson Valley organizations to address behavioral health and substance use disorders, primary care accessibility and engagement, and linkages to social determinates of health services, such as housing and food security. Part of the New York State “promising practices” initiative, these grants are designed to help WMCHealth partners develop sustainable models and services a...

  • WMCHealth Physicians Resumes Medical Practice Office Visits in Westchester County, Following Resumption of Elective Outpatient Procedures

    Posted: 05/21/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) – WMCHealth and WMCHealth Physicians/Advanced Physician Services announce that routine office visits are resuming at our medical practices in Westchester County.  New York State has approved the resumption of routine medical practice visits based on the status of coronavirus impact, including a drop in COVID-19 cases, in specific counties. WMCHealth Physicians/Advanced Physician Services medical practices have returned to regular office hours in Dutchess, Ulster and De...

  • WMCHealth to Resume Outpatient Ambulatory Surgeries at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY

    Posted: 05/19/2020

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 19, 2020) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces that elective outpatient ambulatory surgeries and medical testing will resume tomorrow, May 20, at its flagship hospital Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. New York State approval allows for resumption of outpatient ambulatory surgical services -- those for which the patient enters and leaves a surgical facility on the same day, without an overnight stay – and is based upon the status of coronavirus ...

  • Open Letter from President and CEO Michael D. Israel

    Posted: 05/11/2020

    As we celebrate Nurses' Week and Hospital Week, we wanted to recognize the commitment of our workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your essential roles have required you to call upon reserves from deep within, while you balance the needs and care of your own loved ones. We are proud of each one of you and hope you will find continued strength in the heartfelt appreciation from your colleagues, our patients, and the communities we serve together. Thank you for everything you do. Please view this video ...

  • At WMCHealth, we can provide the care you need... now.

    Posted: 05/03/2020