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  • 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 se...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Named Official Hospital Partner of the Hudson Valley Renegades

    Posted: 03/16/2022

    WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today a major partnership making WMCHealth the inaugural Official Hospital Partner of the Renegades. “Our organizations are cornerstone brands of the Hudson Valley and touchstones for life events for residents of the communities we serve,” said Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. ...

  • New Sculpture Greets Westchester Medical Center Visitors

    Posted: 03/09/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (March 9, 2022) –  A sculpture designed and donated by a local artist is now welcoming visitors to Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Titled HEAL , the 6-by-6-by-3-foot aluminum sculpture, was designed by Mamaroneck resident Sid Singer and donated by Singer and his wife, Shirley. The sculpture has been installed at the main entrance to Westchester Medical Center and the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion and celebrat...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Elevates Role of Phyllis Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ to Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

    Posted: 02/10/2022

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 11, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) named Phyllis M. Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ, to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, which is an expansion of her responsibilities from a regional to Network role.  In her new position, Dr. Yezzo oversees nursing operations at all WMCHealth hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provider practices. Most recently, she served for seven years as Senior Vice President, Patient Care Servic...

  • Zubeen Shroff Named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation

    Posted: 01/05/2022

    VALHALLA N.Y. (January 5, 2022)  – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) announces the appointment of Zubeen Shroff as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation (WCHCC).  The WCHCC operates WMCHealth, a network consisting of 10 hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provider practices in New York State’s Hudson Valley region. Shroff succeeds Mitchell Hochberg, now 1st Vice Chair, whose tenure as Chair reached term limits after thre...