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Rheumatologist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 7/24/2017

Dr. Kristin Logee has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Rheumatology and sees patients in the Hyde Park primary care office at 4068 Albany Post Road. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Hudson Valley to serve as part of the Health Quest team,” Logee said. “I love practicing rheumatology and I am determined to provide the best possible care to my patients.” Rheumatologists specialize in diseases that affect the joints, muscles, bones and immune system. A native of P...

Health Quest Community Education announces training program for August

Posted: 7/21/2017

August classes are as follows: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course Saturday, Aug 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. You will need to complete a pre-course assessment in the text prior to class. C...

Center for Healthy Aging offers team-approach to fall prevention

Posted: 7/21/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital's Body in Harmony balance day returns on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the hospital's Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave. Private appointments can be made between 10 a.m. and noon. Each personalized evaluation includes a physical examination by a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine, Dr. Jodi Friedman. Attendees will also receive a medication review by a pharmacist and a balance and gait test with a physical therapist. A licensed social worker will be available ...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Posted: 7/19/2017

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations due to a critical shortage. Putnam Hospital Center is stepping in to help fill the gap by hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Michael T. Weber Conference Room 2, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. The blood drive is open to Putnam Hospital Center employees and the general public. Donors who have an email address on file with the Red Cross will receive a $5 Target gift card after their donation. ...

Health Quest Medical Practice names hospitalist service chief

Posted: 7/18/2017

Hospitalists monitor progress and order necessary tests and consultations while patients are in a hospital. When the condition improves and patients are ready for discharge, hospitalists ensure their needs are met. Once discharged from the hospital, the patient returns to the care of their primary care provider. "Dr. Hafez's leadership will enhance the ability of our hospitalists to continue to provide high-quality care and safety during the treatment of patients who are admitted to our hospitals," said...

Northern Dutchess Hospital announces directors of surgery, acute care and case management

Posted: 7/18/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently appointed three experienced registered nurse leaders to director positions to help advance healthcare services and enhance patient care. Linda Taylor oversees the intensive care unit and medical-surgical floor for patients who have medical issues or are recovering from surgery. Most recently, she was a patient care director at a New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Also, she was a nurse manager on the general surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic units at S...

Northern Dutchess Rehabilitation Center announces new physician leadership

Posted: 7/17/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently appointed Dr. R. Cenk Pekis as the medical director of its Paul Rosenthal Rehabilitation Center. The New Hartford, Oneida County, native relocated to Rhinebeck and joined Health Quest Medical Practice, a physician group affiliated with Northern Dutchess. He oversees the hospital's acute rehabilitation center. The 10-bed unit offers physical, occupational and speech therapies combined with around-the-clock nursing to help patients achieve independence after strokes, hi...

August memoir-writing workshop offered in Rhinebeck

Posted: 7/14/2017

Learn how to turn a significant memory into a captivating story at a Memoir Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays beginning Aug. 7. This workshop, at the Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, is open to adults and has no cost. Registration is required. Participants must be able to attend all sessions. During each workshop, writing instructor Beverly Sloane will help participants plan, construct and learn more about the tools for writing a vivid story that will brin...

Wells Manor celebrates 30 years of helping low-income seniors

Posted: 7/11/2017

An anniversary celebration was held for Wells Manor on Tuesday, July 11, marking 30 years of housing low income seniors and people with disabilities. The 74-unit housing complex opened in 1987 by Northern Dutchess Hospital to provide independent living with supportive service. Hospital officials recognized a need for affordable senior apartments close to healthcare services. “Wells Manor represents the hospital’s longstanding commitment to the elderly and its responsiveness to community need,” said Lewi...

The Heart Center hosts veins and leg pains seminar

Posted: 7/11/2017

Do you have varicose veins, swelling and aching in your legs? The Heart Center, a division of the Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., will host an educational seminar on chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at Cosimo’s Trattoria Bar, 120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie. The seminar is open to the public and has no cost. Registration is required. Dr. Kamran Haleem, a cardiologist with The Heart Center, will lead an informative presentation on the causes, common ...

Health Quest names assistant vice president of surgical specialties

Posted: 7/10/2017

Dr. Mark Hirko has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of General Surgery as the assistant vice president of surgical specialties. “My goal is to provide patients with high standards of safety and care while improving patient access to the latest surgical techniques and developing surgical and medical education in the Hudson Valley,” Hirko said. His responsibilities include coordinating and standardizing Health Quest Medical Practice surgical services throughout the system, developing unde...

Cardiologist joins The Heart Center in Sharon, Conn.

Posted: 7/5/2017

Cardiologist Dr. Donald Soucier has joined The Heart Center at its Sharon Hospital location. “It is a wonderful opportunity to become part of the Health Quest system and I look forward to continuing to provide patients with quality care close to home,” Soucier said. A native of South Windsor, Conn., with more than 33 years of experience, Soucier previously served as the chief of staff and director of cardiology at Regional Healthcare in Sharon for 13 years. He also worked for Saint Francis Hospital in H...

Golf Invitational a Hole-in-One for Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 6/29/2017

More than $70,000 was raised at the Putnam Hospital Center Golf Invitational to support healthcare services for the community. The tournament took place at the exclusive Anglebrook Golf Club in Somers on Monday, June 26 and attracted 70 golfers for a sun-filled day of golf and camaraderie. Golfers were treated to lunch and dinner, as well as craft beer from the Bull and Barrel in Brewster and Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe. Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery offered a tasting during cocktail hour. There was...

Health Quest hospitals earn achievements in stroke care

Posted: 6/29/2017

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized two Health Quest hospitals for providing quality stroke care to their patients. Vassar Brothers Medical Center was recognized with the Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Putnam Hospital Center received the Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. These awards show Vassar and Putnam’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients recei...

Local Girl Scouts give to pediatric patients at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 6/26/2017

In their quest to earn the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can receive, two students from Sheafe Road Elementary School in Wappingers Falls have donated 404 new children’s books to the Pediatrics Specialty Unit at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Emily Duro, 10, and Taylor McLeod, 10, hoped to collect a total of 50 new books for the award. However, between October and May they surpassed their goal by the hundreds. “These wonderful books will bring so much joy and happiness to our pedi...

Putnam Hospital Center launches Farmers Market for the community

Posted: 6/22/2017

The inaugural Putnam Hospital Center Farmers Market kicks off on Thursday, June 29. The seasonal market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 19 on the hospital campus. The market is located on the patio outside the hospital cafeteria on the north side of the building. Five Hudson Valley vendors will sell a bounty of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olive oils, pastas, eggs, honeys, organic snacks, dog treats and more. Vendors include Do Re Me Farms from New Hampton, R &am...

The Heart Center adds new cardiologist to Poughkeepsie location

Posted: 6/21/2017

Cardiologist Dr. Aarti Campo has joined The Heart Center at its Poughkeepsie office. “I look forward to serving residents of the Hudson Valley and providing the highest standards of cardiologic care to patients with various heart conditions,” Campo said. A Pennsylvania native, Campo most recently served as a non-invasive cardiologist for PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute in Harrisburg, Pa. Beginning in 2015, she also held the position of director of the heart failure program at PinnacleHealth Hosp...

Putnam Hospital Center Wellness patient joins Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge

Posted: 6/13/2017

It’s a Wednesday morning and John Hughes is sweating it out at the Putnam Hospital Wellness Center, jumping from elliptical to bicycle to rowing machines. IHughes has a new lease on life and he’s keeping track of it all through the Get Fit Hudson Valley challenge. I“When I saw Get Fit, I was all over it,” said Hughes, 55, of Carmel. “It gave me an incentive to stick with it. I’m using Get Fit to keep going, to inspire me and it’s working.” IGet Fit Hudson Valley is a 6-week fitness challenge in the fall...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s CT Scan earns accreditation

Posted: 6/13/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s radiology department recently received a three-year accreditation in CT imaging as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology, a professional medical society. Northern Dutchess offers computed tomography (CT) scans as a noninvasive medical test to help physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. “The American College of Radiology’s gold seal accreditation is our version of an A on our report card,” said Paul King, the hospital’s...

Northern Dutchess Hospital gala honors 2 leaders

Posted: 6/13/2017

With a festive Mardi Gras theme, the 18th annual Starlight Ball on Saturday, June 10, raised about $150,000 for Northern Dutchess Hospital. The night of grandeur was held under a lavishly decorated tent on the lawn of the Dutchess County Fairgrounds — one of few venues in the area that will hold the 450 attendees. Honoree Dr. Dean Bloch, an obstetrician and gynecologist on the hospital’s medical staff who hails from Red Hook, was applauded for three decades of dedicated service and his outstanding commi...

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Dr. Kristin Logee has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Rheumatology and sees patients in the Hyde Park primary...
August classes are as follows: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course Saturday, Aug 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Du...