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  • 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...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Partnerships and Community Investments Promote Healthier Communities

    Posted: 05/22/2019

      Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Performing Provider System (PPS) and its Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation (CRHI ) have made significant progress to date with partnerships and investments in community initiatives that close gaps in access to healthcare resources and create sustainable, healthier communities at the grassroots level.   The WMCHealth PPS was established to participate in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, a statewide p...

  • WMCHealth’s First-of-its-Kind TeleCourt Program Allows Behavioral Health Patients to Participate Remotely in Mental Hygiene Hearings

    Posted: 05/20/2019

    Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has established a first-of-its-kind program in New York State that makes it possible for patients at WMCHealth’s Behavioral Health Center to virtually attend mental hygiene hearings without leaving the hospital.   Under the auspices of Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System, the videoconferencing pilot program permits patients to voluntarily attend...

  • SAAVE, Westchester Medical Center’s Crisis Intervention Program, Guides & Counsels Victims of Sexual Assault

    Posted: 04/26/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 25, 2019) – Recognizing the physical and mental trauma endured by victims of sexual assault Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is offering crisis intervention and counseling services through SAAVE (Sexual Assault, Abuse and Victim’s Empowerment), a 24-hour support program for Westchester County residents. SAAVE offers comprehensive assistance for victims, and their significant others, who have been affected by sexu...

  • WMCHealth Launches Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness

    Posted: 03/07/2019

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 7, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness, a comprehensive network service devoted to providing women living in and around the Hudson Valley with high-quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care as close to their homes as possible. The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will deliver to Hudson Valley families the convenience of women’s health services at WMCHealth communi...

  • Three Westchester Medical Center Health Network Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Promote Safe Sleep Practices

    Posted: 03/04/2019

    Three Westchester Medical Center Health Network Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Promote Safe Sleep Practices Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus Earn New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Safe Sleep Project’s Quality Improvement Award   VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 4, 2019) – Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston – all me...

  • WMCHealth’s Girls’ Night Out Honors Heart Disease Survivors and Raises Awareness about Women’s Heart Health

    Posted: 02/26/2019

    VALHALLA, NY- (February 25, 2019) – Girls’ Night Out, a heartwarming evening featuring tributes to heart disease survivors and their supporters, raised awareness about women’s heart health, as well as hope that new advances in cardiology will save more lives in the future. The event, a fundraiser for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network Heart & Vascular Institute, drew about 350 people to the Doral Arrowwood Hotel and Conference Center in Rye Brook on February 8. It paid tribute to female h...