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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...

Aetna names Northern Dutchess Hospital as orthopedic Institute of Quality®

Posted: 6/6/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital was recently designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for knee and hip. The designation was based on the hospital’s unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care, according to the healthcare insurance provider. To make information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditi...

Learn gardening tips at hospital’s wellness talk

Posted: 6/6/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s spring Wellness Series wraps up with “Planting New Roots: Gardening in Smaller Spaces” from 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 12. The program will be in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Master gardener volunteer Sue O’Brien of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will show attendees how they can turn a small patio or window ledge into a therapeutic garden. There will be a discussion on the many health benefits of spending time with plants and...

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 ...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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...

General surgeon enhances Northern Dutchess Hospital’s minimally invasive capabilities

Posted: 3/22/2017

Dr. Frances Allocco recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice as a general surgeon with office hours in Rhinebeck and surgical privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Allocco moved her practice to Rhinebeck from Texas, where the fellowship-trained surgeon worked at Fort Worth-based Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialists. The Rhinebeck resident was raised outside of Chicago and holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. After medical school, she was ...

Walkable food festival offers a taste of Rhinebeck’s culinary scene

Posted: 3/20/2017

Satisfy your culinary curiosities about the area’s premier foodie destination when the 13th annual Taste of Rhinebeck returns on Tuesday, April 25, to the Village of Rhinebeck. From 6 to 9 p.m., vendors will offer up small bites of diverse cuisines and sips of their best delights. Participants will stop along the Taste trail at fine-dining establishments, casual eateries, sweet-shops and outdoor stands. “Whether you’re a veteran or first-time attendee, you’re bound to discover something new along the to...

Spring wellness series returns to Rhinebeck hospital

Posted: 3/16/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Series returns this spring with informative programs highlighting health and wellness. Programs are held from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays monthly from April to June in the hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Register online at www.healthquest.org/wellness or call the Center for Healthy Aging at 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220). Spring 2017 Wellness Series programs: Train Your Brain: Improve Your M...

Rhinebeck hospital program focuses on managing diabetes

Posted: 2/27/2017

Balancing a healthy diet with exercise and medicine are important tools for managing diabetes. To help people live well with the chronic disease, Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer a Diabetes Self-Management Program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays, starting March 7, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. “We’re bringing Stanford University’s tested program to the mid-Hudson Valley to improve the health of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes,” sai...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s diabetes prevention classes return in March

Posted: 2/15/2017

Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems and the constant finger-pricking, pill-swallowing or insulin injections that come with the preventable disease can greatly decrease one’s quality of life. To help adults reduce their diabetes risk, Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Monday, March 13, for 16 consecutive weeks and bi-monthly follow-ups. The free educational program on modest healthy lifestyle changes is offered from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or...

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