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Health Quest invites community to roller skate for heart health

Posted: 2/13/2019

Health Quest is taking over a classic hardwood floor roller rink to celebrate Heart Month with a top-rated aerobic activity. The nonprofit health system’s Skate Your Heart Out Party is open to the public. Skate from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hyde Park Roller Magic, 4178 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. There's no admission cost, no rental skate fees and lots of entertainment planned, including live music, fun mascots, a photo booth and more. “Roller skating has tremendous cardiovascular he...

Sharon Hospital hosts heart-healthy luncheon in February

Posted: 2/6/2019

In honor of American Heart Month, Sharon Hospital will offer a community Lunch-and-Learn event to discuss cardiovascular health, with a focus on prevention, detection and treatment. The no-cost, educational luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Participants will enjoy a complimentary, nutritious meal while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Schaefer of The Heart Center about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood...

Sharon Hospital announces acting president

Posted: 1/29/2019

Community invited to meet-and-greet on Feb. 4 Denise George, president of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, and senior vice president of Health Quest, will assume the role of acting president of Sharon Hospital, effective Feb. 4. “Sharon has a skilled and compassionate team of physicians and staff, and I look forward to working with them to offer quality healthcare to patients throughout the region,” George said. “I also look forward to meeting the community we serve.” George replaces Peter C...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center laboratory earns accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Posted: 1/23/2019

The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Laboratory recently received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for meeting high standards in its laboratory. “In addition to the rigorous and high standards of the New York State Department of Health inspection, the CAP accreditation adds another level of scrutiny that is recognized across the laboratory industry,” said Dr. Daniel Cruser, chair of the hospital’s Department of Pathology. “These results validate our team’s dedication to high sta...

Get heart smart at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s February lunch and learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Learn how to make healthy choices and manage your heart health at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn. The no-cost, educational Heart Month event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. A nutritious meal will be served while the audience hears from a cardiologist about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood pressure guidelines...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a complimentary, wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Anthony Messina of The Heart Center and registered dietitian Jenna Godfrey on diet and exercise, reducing stress and risk factors, cardiac risk assessments and advanced treatments. The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, is an affiliate of Health Quest. “The key to a hear...

Babies compete in Super Crawl Feb. 2 in Rhinebeck

Posted: 1/18/2019

Diaper-clad competitors will wiggle on their hands and knees to victory on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, during Q92.1 FM’s annual Super Crawl. The adorable baby race is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria and conference rooms, at 6511 Springbrook Ave. Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Neugarten Family Birth Center and Health Quest Medical Practice are sponsors of iHeartMedia’s Q92.1 FM community crawling competition. Any child, age 6 months to 1 year, is eligible to race. The...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/14/2019

February classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $165 (includes textbook), $125 (excludes text) Call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 edition of AHA ACLS) is required and AHA allows stud...

Movement disorders neurologist joins Health Quest

Posted: 1/10/2019

The new year marked the addition of board-certified neurologist Dr. Michael Rezak to Health Quest Medical Practice to launch the system’s Movement Disorders Program. The program is designed to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical options for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, essential tremors and more. “Movement disorders neurologists have the special experience and training to treat these conditions,” said Rezak, who has office hours in Highland and Poughk...

Midwife joins Health Quest OB/GYN practice in Rhinebeck and Kingston

Posted: 1/3/2019

Whitney Hall, a certified midwife, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB/GYN practice with privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Hall sees patients in the OB/GYN offices on the hospital’s Springbrook Avenue campus and in the Kingston Plaza. She offers gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling, pre-conception education, maternity care and menopausal management. A certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator, she is part of the delivery care team at the Neugarten...

2 New Year’s Day babies arrive in region at 1:02 a.m. Girls born at Sharon Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/2/2019

The first babies born in the New Year at Health Quest hospitals share a few things in common: they are both girls, they were both overdue, they have similar names and they were born at 1:02 a.m. Lana Dyani Dean was born to parents Jessica and Chad Dean of Canaan, Conn., at Sharon Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 inches long, while Poughkeepsie residents Nicole Mckenna and Christopher Vail welcomed Liana Linda Marie Vail at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20....

Dr. Lisa Sager joins Health Quest Medical Practice primary care in Hyde Park

Posted: 12/20/2018

Dr. Lisa Sager recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care in Hyde Park and will treat patients ages 18 and older. “I have practiced medicine in the Hudson Valley since 1999, and this opportunity has allowed me to learn more about the communities we serve to help provide individualized, patient-centered care to all,” Sager said. The Highland resident is also a palliative medicine specialist at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie. In this role, she provides ind...

Sharon Hospital focuses on overcoming tobacco addiction

Posted: 12/19/2018

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but with the right tools you can learn how to eliminate your tobacco dependency.   To help people live a smoke-free life, Sharon Hospital will offer a Freshstart smoking cessation program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, Jan. 14, in the hospital's Board Conference room, 50 Hospital Hill Road. The program is for community benefit and has no cost. Registration is required. The first four-session program begins Monday, Jan. 14, and continues on Thursday...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for January

Posted: 12/14/2018

January classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CPR AED only: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; First Aid only: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $75, $60 (CPR AED only), $60 (First Aid only) Call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child a...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts community talent show on Dec. 17

Posted: 12/6/2018

The Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a Community Talent Show from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The free event welcomes people of all ages to either participate or be part of the audience at this fun-filled, year-end celebration. Musicians, poets, writers, jugglers, comedians, magicians and artists of all kinds are encouraged to participate. This event is also an opportunity for seniors to come togeth...

NDH Mother’s Club hosts fundraiser at Rhinebeck playhouse

Posted: 12/5/2018

Join the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club as it celebrates the holidays with a Holiday Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308. The event is open to the public and tickets include a dress rehearsal performance of “A Christmas Carol,” cheese boards, light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and a silent auction. Ticket prices are as follows: $40 per person in advance. $75 per couple. $20 per student. $10 for children 12 and under. $45 ...

Sharon Hospital offers community exercise class

Posted: 11/20/2018

Join like-minded community members and get stronger together at Sharon Hospital’s community exercise class, held from 1 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday in the hospital’s Women’s Health Center, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Attendance prices are as follows:   Daily fee: $7   Monthly fee: $48, good for two sessions a week   Couples rate daily fee: $12   Couples rate monthly fee: $88 Taught by a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and trained arthritis foundation program leader, par...

Eagle Scout project benefits Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 11/20/2018

Michael DiVestea, a junior at The Harvey School in Katonah, is no stranger to Putnam Hospital Center and volunteering. Not only was DiVestea, 15, born at the Carmel hospital, he has spent much of his young life helping out there, including for Kids’ Day events, making Emergency Room kits and assisting his mother, Corrinne DiVestea, with The Mother’s Club, a group she founded to give sleep sacks to expectant mothers. When it came time to prepare for Eagle Scout for Troop #4 of Purdys, DiVestea knew he wa...

Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary hosts holiday plant sale

Posted: 11/19/2018

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Holiday Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 6. The sale will support the Rhinebeck-based hospital and its affiliated skilled nursing facility, the Thompson House. The sale will take place both days in hospital’s main lobby, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The Thompson House will host the sale exclusively on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in its lobby, 6525 Springbrook Ave. Visitors can choose from an array of seasonal items, incl...

Health Quest interviews candidates for new residency programs

Posted: 11/12/2018

Health Quest has started to interview candidates for three residency programs, surgery, internal medicine and family medicine, for which the first classes begin in July 2019. The Family Medicine Residency Program is the latest approved by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education. It joins the surgery and internal medicine residency programs, which were approved earlier this year. “These three residency programs are just the beginning for Health Quest’s shift into academic medical training,...

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Health Quest is taking over a classic hardwood floor roller rink to celebrate Heart Month with a top-rated aerobic activity. The n...
In honor of American Heart Month, Sharon Hospital will offer a community Lunch-and-Learn event to discuss cardiovascular health, w...