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Golf Classic a hole-in-one for Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 5/25/2017

Nearly $43,000 was raised at the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation Golf Classic to support healthcare services in the local community. Held at Red Hook Golf Club on Friday, May 19, the tournament attracted 32 teams, including medical providers, local dignitaries and friends of the hospital. The day featured breakfast, lunch and dinner, raffle prizes and fun contests. “Through the generosity of the players, we are able to financially support cutting-edge technology and programs that are essential to ...

Health Quest hospitals recognized with Excellence in Healthcare Award

Posted: 5/24/2017

Health Quest hospitals received 11 national Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants, the patient-satisfaction-survey partner of the Hudson Valley’s premier healthcare network. The Excellence in Healthcare Awards are based on the perceptions of care by patients who are surveyed about their experience.  Hospitals receiving five-star awards ranked in the top 10 percent of PRC’s database of national healthcare providers. Five-star award recipients were: • Vassar Brothers ...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center celebrates cancer survivors

Posted: 5/24/2017

Vassar Brothers Medical Center will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day to honor patients, families and caregivers of individuals who have survived the country’s second leading cause of death. The celebration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at The Dyson Center for Cancer Care, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie. The celebration will include crafts, ice cream sundaes and a butterfly release ceremony. “We join hundreds of communities around the country that take time each year to ...

Quality care is focus of Rhinebeck nursing center’s new leader

Posted: 5/16/2017

As the new administrator of the Thompson House skilled nursing center, Steven Reynolds’ top priority is to provide the best possible care for long-term residents and patients requiring short-term-stay rehabilitation. “The Thompson House has a wonderful reputation and my goal is to see it flourish by providing the area’s top services,” Reynolds said. “I look forward to working with such an accomplished team.” He brings a unique set of skills and experience to his role as the head of the 100-bed, nonprofi...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for June

Posted: 5/16/2017

June classes are as follows: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 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 t...

Health Quest hosts fitness challenge kickoff party in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 5/9/2017

Take a fitness class on the banks of the Hudson River or borrow a bike for a ride on the Walkway Over the Hudson during the Get Fit Hudson Valley Kickoff Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 13, at Upper Landing Park, 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. Get Fit Hudson Valley is a 6-week fitness challenge that awards community members for being active with the chance to win prizes. The challenge, which begins May 13, is organized by the Hudson Valley’s nonprofit healthcare network, Health Quest. The ki...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center president updates community on healthcare transformation in region

Posted: 5/9/2017

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has added services and programs that have decreased outmigration so patients can choose to stay close to home for their healthcare. With the medical center’s new patient pavilion on the horizon, the transformation of healthcare on the Hudson is well underway. That was the message of medical center President Ann McMackin during the 12th annual State of the Medical Center Community Breakfast on Tuesday, May 9. “People are voting with their feet, choosing to stay here, close ...

Paint-and-sip party to raise money for Rhinebeck hospital

Posted: 5/9/2017

Fasten on an apron. Grab a wine glass and support a great cause. A Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. For a $45 donation, you will receive all your art supplies and two drink tickets. Proceeds will benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary, which supports the advancement of healthcare through their volunteer work and fundraising efforts. No painting experience is ...

Health Quest names director of clinical research

Posted: 4/27/2017

Dr. Ernest Roos has joined the Health Quest Division of Clinical Research as its director. "My mission is to enrich the patient experience and deliver more options for education, care and support to patients,” Roos said. “I intend to engage with the community to identify interests and needs that can be addressed by clinical research innovation. This is a patient-derived approach to enhancing the impact Health Quest can have on population health.” Clinical research relates to clinical trials, the study o...

Northern Dutchess Hospital advances health with weight-loss surgery

Posted: 4/24/2017

To help people break the cycle of weight gain and improve their quality of life, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently launched a weight-loss surgery program. The hospital offers minimally invasive gastric bypass, sleeve and band surgeries, which change the anatomy of the digestive system to decrease hunger, absorb fewer calories and burn fat more quickly. A complimentary dinner seminar about the new program, “When Diets Don’t Work: A Look at Weight Loss Surgery,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9,...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary awards volunteers scholarships

Posted: 4/24/2017

Two local high school seniors with aspirations of careers in healthcare are the recipients of the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary’s continuing education scholarships. Junior volunteers Olivia Hillard and Jonathan Baccay each received $500 to go toward their educational pursuits. “We offer a scholarship to Junior Volunteers as a sign of our appreciation for the many hours of community service students provide to Putnam Hospital Center,” said Michelle Piazza, director of volunteer and pastoral services. ...

Rhinebeck’s new family medicine physician treats all ages

Posted: 4/24/2017

Triathlon competitor and former U.S. Army Medical Corps. Major, Dr. Scott Costley, is Health Quest Medical Practice’s newest primary care physician in Rhinebeck. A resident of Rosendale, he is board certified in family medicine and treats adults, children and infants. “I’m excited to join a practice with a like-minded team that is committed to high-quality care, which includes taking time to listen to patient concerns,” Costley said. Since 1997, Costley has been a family medicine physician. He spent alm...

Make the Hudson Valley your gym, win prizes when the Get Fit contest returns May 13

Posted: 4/17/2017

While you track your steps, heartbeats and inches lost, let Health Quest count your fitness activities toward the chance to win prizes and motivate you to keep moving. Beginning Saturday, May 13, the Hudson Valley’s healthcare system is challenging the community to enter their workouts at GetFitHV.com. The free website offers fitness tips, healthy recipes and a fitness contest. Each entry at one of more than 80 check-in Get Fit workout locations counts toward raffles for prizes, such as an Apple Watch, ...

New hospital quality director to focus on patient safety

Posted: 4/10/2017

Registered nurse Melissa Hansen-Hall was recently promoted to Northern Dutchess Hospital’s director of quality. In her new role, the former quality coordinator identifies and implements initiatives related to patient safety and overall quality of care improvements. Through data collection, she analyzes hospital performance on measures such as fall prevention and readmissions reduction. She also collaborates with department leaders to strengthen the delivery of care and promote a culture of safety. “Meli...

Fishkill primary care office adds family physician

Posted: 4/10/2017

Dr. Dorothy Page has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Fishkill. “Working with Health Quest will be a great opportunity to improve the health and well-being of all my patients, as well as provide access to multiple resources,” Page said. Page, of Wappingers Falls, most recently served as an outpatient-only physician for the Family Practice Center of Hyde Park, where she provided care to patients of all ages, including infants. She launched a wellness initiative and promotio...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds primary care office in Millerton

Posted: 4/5/2017

Veteran primary care internist Dr. Kristie Schmidt has joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s first primary care office in the Town of North East. “Establishing a Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in the Town of North East will offer residents of eastern Dutchess County and northwestern Connecticut access to a spectrum of healthcare services and specialists close to home while extending the reach of our services to patients,” said Dr. Glenn Loomis, chief medical operations officer for He...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers new stroke support group

Posted: 4/5/2017

A new Stroke Support Group for survivors and their families will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The support group offers the opportunity to share experiences and discuss the physical, social, emotional and psychological impacts of stroke in a supportive environment. There is no cost to attend. The meetings will be held in the dining room of the Paul Rosenthal Rehabilitation Center at the hospital. Caregivers are also welcome....

Hyde Park rehabilitation office to host Open House

Posted: 3/29/2017

Physical and occupational therapists range in personality, techniques and specialties, so finding an ideal match can involve a little homework. To help, Northern Dutchess Hospital will host an Open House with complimentary balance evaluations, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at its outpatient rehabilitation office, 11 Crum Elbow Road, in the Health Center of Hyde Park plaza. The public can also meet site supervisor Matthew Podhaiski, a physical therapist with 14 years of experience. Inform...

Rhinebeck Wound Care Center achieves ‘Excellence’ status

Posted: 3/28/2017

For the second consecutive year, the Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital  was recognized as a Center of Excellence – a national award given for high quality wound-healing services. The Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award comes from Healogics, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with hospitals to treat chronic and acute wounds including diabetic ulcers,  leg ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds. To be eligible, the center had a patient satisfaction rate abo...

Dinner with the Doc health education series returns this spring

Posted: 3/27/2017

Health Quest will continue its interactive series, Dinner with the Doc, this April and May, offering five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. Several healthcare providers from across the system will speak on breast health, spine care, weight-loss surgery, nutrition and pancreas and liver treatments. The series features a complimentary dinner served at restaurants in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of the event due to limited seating. F...

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Nearly $43,000 was raised at the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation Golf Classic to support healthcare services in the local co...
Health Quest hospitals received 11 national Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants, the patient-sa...