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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...

Blood drives scheduled at Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 2/2/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital will once again partner with the American Red Cross to help people in urgent need of blood. The hospital will host five blood drives this year. They are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays on Feb. 3, June 30, July 14, Sept. 1 and Dec. 1. The drives are held in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Valet parking is available. “I’m always impressed by the generosity of this community when it comes to donating blood,” said hospital volunteer services ...

Learn how to live a heart-healthy life at Northern Dutchess Hospital luncheon

Posted: 1/18/2017

Join medical experts to learn the facts about preventing, detecting and treating many cardiac and vascular diseases at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a free, nutritious lunch while learning about eating smart, fitness, lifestyle habits, risk factors and stress reduction. “You will walk away empowered to take better care o...

Career Day at Northern Dutchess Hospital explores rewarding occupations

Posted: 1/16/2017

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts healthcare occupations will grow much faster and add more jobs than any other occupation group the bureau tracks. To help recruit tomorrow’s nurses and doctors, Northern Dutchess Hospital held a Healthcare Career Exploration Day for mid-Hudson Valley high school students on Monday, Jan. 16, on its Rhinebeck campus. The event provided insights about career paths, day-to-day responsibilities and rewards of the jobs. Featured careers areas included nursing, obst...

Health Quest announces new CEO

Posted: 1/13/2017

Health Quest Systems, Inc. President Robert Friedberg has been appointed CEO of the leading nonprofit healthcare system in the mid-Hudson Valley. Mr. Friedberg is the successor to Luke McGuinness, who retired at the end of 2016. Mr. Friedberg has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience. He joined Health Quest in January 2014, first serving as the President of Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Health Quest and then President of the health system. Before coming ...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/12/2017

February classes are as follows: American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR AED Course Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel Cost: $35; call 845-475-9742 to register The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the life-saving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child automated external defibrillator use, infant CPR with breaths and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using t...

Career Day at Northern Dutchess Hospital to explore rewarding occupations

Posted: 12/22/2016

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to take part in a Healthcare Career Exploration Day from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The day will offer valuable information about the many healthcare career opportunities available. Students will explore careers in: nursing, obstetrics, laboratory, pharmacy, emergency medicine, physical and occupational therapy, diagnostic imaging and more. "We will authentically engage local high school students ...

Emergency Department expands to enhance care at Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 12/8/2016

Construction of a $1.7 million emergency department expansion at Northern Dutchess Hospital was recently completed, adding treatment and support areas to ensure the community’s sickest patients are well cared for. “We now have a bigger, more efficient department,” said Dr. Andy Wilson, medical director of the emergency department. “We added space and hired five full-time employees to keep wait times short.” The 1,500-foot expansion includes a new triage and registration areas, plus two additional privat...

Food Drive to help Hudson Valley families this holiday season

Posted: 11/28/2016

Five food pantries in four counties will feed families in need this holiday season thanks to donations from Health Quest employees. Many of the system's 5,400 employees located at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Health Quest Medical Practice and other healthcare sites in Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Orange counties gave generously from October through November. Food Drive beneficiaries included: In Dutchess County, Dutchess Outreach, which runs a food ...

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To help people break the cycle of weight gain and improve their quality of life, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently launched a we...
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