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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...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center Foundation hosts Golf Tournament

Posted: 6/13/2017

The Putnam Hospital Center Golf Invitational is set to tee off Monday, June 26, at the exclusive Anglebrook Golf Club. The tournament is a major fundraiser for the hospital and is generously sponsored by Northeastern Anesthesia Services PC. “Thank you to Northeastern Anesthesia Services for their continued support,” said Priscilla Weaver, executive director of the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation. “Participation from all of our sponsors and golfers is vital to our mission in providing excellent healthc...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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, ...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Rehabilitation Services in Katonah grows

Posted: 3/13/2017

Putnam Hospital Center’s Rehabilitation Services in the Katonah/Bedford Hills area has expanded its hours and added more physical therapists to its roster. The satellite office now has five therapists providing care to its growing list of patients. They include Hannah Clark Polhill, Drew Polhill and Jeanne Morgante, who all have doctorates of physical therapy; Laura Ann Librera, who holds a master’s degree in physical therapy and Tricia Jenkins, a certified hand therapist and occupational therapist. The...

Putnam Hospital Center brings back Kids’ Day

Posted: 2/22/2017

Putnam Hospital Center’s Dr. Bear has come out of hibernation to announce the return of Kids’ Day. After a two-year hiatus, the popular community celebration is back and will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, on the hospital campus at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue. This will be the 11th Kids’ Day hosted by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary. “We are so excited for the return of this beloved community event and look forward to bringing together organizations from all over Putnam County to cel...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 1/25/2017

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for February include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

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...

Thrift shop that benefits Putnam Hospital Center seeks volunteers

Posted: 1/10/2017

The Eagle Eye, a thrift shop that raises funds for Putnam Hospital Center, is in need of new volunteers and donations. The shop, among the oldest in Brewster, has been in business since 1965 and is run entirely by volunteers. Among them is Edith Hyatt, the shop’s chairwoman, who has given 31,800 hours of service since she began volunteering in 1976. “We have fun working together. It’s like a family,” Hyatt said of volunteering. “We share moments of happiness, sadness when we lose one of our members.” La...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts heart healthy luncheon

Posted: 1/9/2017

Leading a heart-healthy life starts with a nutritious plate. Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detection and treatment during a Heart Healthy Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a complimentary, wholesome lunch while hearing from Vice President of Medical Affai...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 1/3/2017

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for January include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.   Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center spreads cheer to area charities

Posted: 1/3/2017

The holiday season brought some extra cheer to five Putnam County organizations helping the needy. The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $5,000 to five food pantries. Each recipient received $1,000 and included the Philipstown Food Pantry, Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Pantry, Gilead Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry and Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Representatives from the organizations visited Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to receive t...

Couple welcomes first baby born in Putnam County in 2017

Posted: 1/3/2017

Matt Simone was hoping, he said, for a New Year’s Day baby and the new dad got his wish. The Simones, of Poughquag, greeted 2017 with the birth of their first child, a girl. Sophia Rae Simone was the first baby born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center, making her debut at 10:49 a.m., and weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 19.25 inches long. “It’s exciting,” said mom, Amanda Simone. “It’s a good birthday to have.” The newborn came two days before her due date and the parents did not know whether the...

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center spreads cheer to area charities

Posted: 12/28/2016

The holiday season brought some extra cheer to five Putnam County organizations helping the needy. The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $5,000 to five food pantries. Each recipient received $1,000 and included the Philipstown Food Pantry, Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Pantry, Gilead Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry and Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Representatives from the organizations visited Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to receive t...

Putnam Hospital Center holds American Red Cross blood drive

Posted: 12/15/2016

The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood donors throughout the holiday season. Putnam Hospital Center is stepping in to help fill that gap by hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in the Michael T. Weber Conference Room 2, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. During December, there are often fewer blood donations because of the holidays, inclement weather, seasonal illnesses and school vacations, according to the American Red Cross. In the New York-Penn blood services region, the or...

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