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Health Quest brings MEGA Heart to Poughkeepsie Galleria to raise awareness

Posted: 1/25/2017

Step inside a huge human heart and learn what makes you tick at Health Quest’s MEGA Heart event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. “Our heart is a fascinating organ. We can feel it pumping away, but most don’t really comprehend what the heart does,” said Dr. Daniel O’Dea, vice president of cardiovascular services at Health Quest.  “The MEGA heart offers an up-close, exciting window inside the body, so we can learn how to best take ...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts heart failure management seminar

Posted: 11/30/2015

Vassar Brothers Medical Center will host a seminar on Dec. 8 about a new, FDA-approved device to help manage heart failure. Dr. James Lyons of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., will discuss the CardioMEMS HF device, which is implanted during a minimally invasive procedure. The device gives doctors data to help manage heart failure care. “We’re excited to introduce this new technology to local communities,” Lyons said. “It’s been proven to help better the qualit...

Health Quest hospitals named Top Performers by Joint Commission

Posted: 11/23/2015

Health Quest’s Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital were recently named 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit accreditor of U.S. healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission recognized only 31.5 percent of hospitals in the nation based on how they performed on last year’s healthcare quality measures. The Top Performer program provides transparency to the public and identifies hospitals that delivered the appropriate medic...

Dr. Simon Gorwara appointed head of The Heart Center

Posted: 9/3/2015

Dr. Simon Gorwara is the new managing partner and president of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C. Gorwara has stepped into the role previously held by Dr. Daniel O’Dea. O’Dea is now the vice president of cardiovascular services at Health Quest. “I’m excited to take on this additional responsibility,” Gorwara said. “It’s an honor to be able to lead the Heart Center’s team of highly qualified and skilled professionals. The Heart Center has established a reputation ...

Health Quest Community Education offers free child safety seat checks

Posted: 3/31/2015

Health Quest Community Education provides free safety seat checks each month at three locations. A nationally certified technician will teach participants how to properly install car seats, what type of safety seat or seat belt fits your child and how to secure the child in the safety seat or belt. Current recommendations for child safety, information on child seat needs as they develop and solutions for children with special needs are also provided. Child safety seat checks are conducted by appointment...

Board-certified cardiologist, Dr. O'Dea discusses cardiac care

Posted: 3/10/2015

Board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Daniel O’Dea is chief of cardiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, and he’s here to answer your questions about heart health and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.   Listen to Dr. O'Dea discuss cardiac care on WAMC radio.  (Audio 49:52)

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