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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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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...