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  • Stringent Infection Prevention Protocols in Place for Novel Coronavirus

    Posted: 01/31/2020

    News concerning the novel coronavirus has heightened public health concerns and WMCHealth hospitals and medical practices have taken the necessary steps to protect patients, visitors and our workforce. WMCHealth hospitals follow stringent infection prevention protocols. We routinely train our care teams in these protocols, and protocol adherence is monitored closely by infection prevention specialists. Additionally, we have multilingual signs at key facility entry points asking visitors to share their p...

  • WMCHealth Urges Community to Take Caution and Get Vaccinated This Flu Season

    Posted: 11/13/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 13, 2019) – As we enter flu season, which typically commences in October and can last until May, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) urges everyone in the community to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is the only viable safeguard against the flu and can help protect against life-threatening complications that can arise from contracting the virus. Young people, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are most at risk for the flu and for contr...

  • WMCHealth is home to 273 of the Hudson Valley’s TOP DOCTORS.

    Posted: 11/07/2019

    Please CLICK HERE for list of doctors (pdf).

  • Healthcare’s New Face: Westchester Medical Center Celebrates the Opening of its New Ambulatory Care Pavilion

    Posted: 10/03/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 2, 2019) – Dignitaries that included His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, were at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), today for the ceremonial dedication of the hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The new, 260,000-square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion is Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services. The construction of the Ambulatory Care Pavili...

  • Eleven Members of WMCHealth Workforce to Compete in TCS New York City Marathon

    Posted: 09/25/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 25, 2019) – Fueled by their commitment to Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) patients, a dedicated group of 11 WMCHealth workforce members will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon November 3. Each runner has his or her own motivation and has taken up the marathon challenge in support of the life-changing and lifesaving care provided to patients at WMCHealth hospitals across the Hudson Valley. Six are running a marathon for the first time. Team WMCHealth...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Urges Patients To Take Caution During Fall Prevention Awareness Month

    Posted: 09/19/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (September 18, 2019) – Trips and slips are no laughing matter, as falls in the home are the number one reason for hospital visits nationwide. At Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in the Hudson Valley, falls have been the most common injury-related hospitalization for a consecutive 15 years, making up more than 40 percent of all trauma admissions. September is Fall Pre...

  • Football Retirements Highlight Link Between Mental Anguish & Chronic Pain

    Posted: 09/04/2019

    The recent retirement of football star Andrew Luck, along with the emotional comments of fellow football retiree Rob Gronkowski, brought to light another side to chronic pain: mental anguish. And this anguish is not unique to NFL players. More than 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic pain, a startling figure. Nitin Sekhri, MD, Medical Director of Pain Management at Westchester Medical Center describes chronic pain as any pain that lasts longer than expected. Luck, like Gronkowski, desc...

  • Beat the Heat: Westchester Medical Center Health Network Offers Weather Safety Tips for Hot Temperatures Forecasted this Week

    Posted: 07/18/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 18, 2019) – Summer is a time for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, but the combination of extreme temperatures – like those expected this week – and high humidity can be very dangerous. With forecasted temperatures in the 90s this week and nearing triple digits over the weekend, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is urging Hudson Valley residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. “A day or two of extreme temperatures and humidity is typically not a ...

  • 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...