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Family physician joins Poughkeepsie primary care office

Posted: 11/7/2017

Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Gurvinder Kaur has joined Health Quest Medical Practice and sees patients in the Poughkeepsie primary care office at 1 Pine St. "I look forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to patients and their families here in the Hudson Valley," Kaur said. A multilingual physician from Middletown, NY, Kaur treats patients with a variety of diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension. She is also trained in women's health. Most recently, she completed ...

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center donates to Red Cross hurricane relief

Posted: 11/2/2017

The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in their hurricane relief efforts. The physicians recently voted to allocate the money toward the agency's assistance to victims affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. “It is our honor and privilege to contribute to the Red Cross and assist them with the great work they do in helping so many people affected by these devastating hurricanes,” said Dr. Michael Nesheiwat, ...

Health Quest appoints chief financial officer

Posted: 11/1/2017

Katherine Bacher has been named chief financial officer of Health Quest Systems Inc. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the mission and vision of Health Quest in this leadership position,” Bacher said. “My goal is to help support the system’s ongoing growth and innovation, and to assist Health Quest in navigating the complexity of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.” A resident of Cornwall, NY, Bacher has substantial experience with Health Quest, having served the organization...

Collaboration is key at Nov. 2 balance clinic in Rhinebeck

Posted: 10/24/2017

The Center for Healthy Aging will bring a physician, pharmacist and physical therapist together to present a Body in Harmony balance clinic on Thursday, Nov. 2. Adults ages 65 and up can make appointments between 10 a.m. and noon at the medical office, 6529 Springbrook Ave. These private consultations include a medical exam by a geriatric medicine specialist, a medication review and a balance and gait test. “When it comes to symptoms like dizziness and vertigo, it’s important for specialists to collabor...

Learn to Read Food Labels

Posted: 10/20/2017

Featured on Poughkeepsie Journal. Learn to read food labels for healthful options.  

Cardiac yoga now offered at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 10/20/2017

Studies have shown that stress is a contributing risk factor for cardiovascular disease as it can lead to high blood pressure, chest pain and irregular heartbeat. In an effort to help patients relax and manage their stress levels, the cardiac rehabilitation team at Putnam Hospital Center introduced a cardiac yoga program this month led by physical therapist Jyoti Kelkar. “This gives another aspect of wellness to our patients,” said Cathy Ahern, coordinator of Putnam Hospital Center’s cardiac rehabilitat...

Putnam Hospital Center opens Integrative Health suite for breast cancer patients

Posted: 10/18/2017

Breast cancer patients at Putnam Hospital Center now have an opportunity to be treated holistically with the opening this month of the medical center’s Integrative Health suite. The complimentary program provides alternative therapies to patients as they undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The hospital has contracted with Liberation Yoga of Mahopac to bring an array of services including yoga classes, massage therapy, reiki, reflexology and meditation. “This new program enables us to provide wh...

Northern Dutchess Hospital, Thompson House appoints military veteran to improve quality of care

Posted: 10/17/2017

Dr. Peter Fish, a decorated military medical officer, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice to serve as medical director of the Thompson House skilled nursing center and Northern Dutchess Hospital’s post-acute care. In this role, Fish will oversee medical care for Thompson House’s nearly 100 residents. He will also act as a liaison between Northern Dutchess Hospital and post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing centers, to improve quality of care and reduce hospital readmissions. Fish r...

Putnam Hospital Center Foundation raises $150,000 at annual gala

Posted: 10/11/2017

Close to 300 people attended the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation’s Moonlight Ball on Saturday, Oct. 7, that honored the “Spirit of PHC.” The gala was held for the first time in Putnam County on the grounds of the hospital campus, raising more than $150,000 for programs and services at the medical center. Attendees dined and danced under a harvest moon, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the hospital’s entire staff. “The 2017 Moonlight Ball was an opportunity to celebrate the Spirit of PHC — a...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds OB/GYN in Sharon

Posted: 10/11/2017

Dr. Marcel Hinds recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology and sees patients at its Sharon Hospital location. “I look forward to working with Health Quest to provide compassionate, patient-centered care throughout the northeastern New York and northwestern Connecticut region,” Hinds said. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, Hinds’ professional interests include the minimally invasive treatment of fibroids, a noncancerous growth in the uterus, e...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds endocrinologist

Posted: 10/10/2017

Endocrinologist Dr. Tanya Thompson-Badamosi recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Hyde Park. “I have a passion for providing patient-centered care, and I look forward to treating patients close to home,” Thompson-Badamosi said. Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system, a series of glands that produce hormones for various functions, such as metabolism and growth. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases caused by complications with hormones. A resident of ...

Putnam Hospital Center presents community seminar on managing concussions

Posted: 10/5/2017

To address the unprecedented rates of concussions happening to Americans — from young athletes to older adults — Putnam Hospital Center’s Rehabilitation Department will host an educational panel discussion for the community featuring physicians, physical therapists and other leading experts in the field. “Concussion Management in our Community” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Putnam Hospital Center’s Michael T. Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. “This program is for pe...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds pathologist

Posted: 10/2/2017

Dr. Stephen Hooper, a former 20-year lieutenant colonel with the United States Air Force, is the newest addition to Health Quest Medical Practice’s Department of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology. A native of Spokane Valley, Wash., he is board certified in hematopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology. “It is an honor to join this team of exceptional medical professionals, and I look forward to working with the latest technology to better study and diagnose a variety of diseases,” Hooper said. Most ...

Putnam Hospital Center breaks ground on new emergency department

Posted: 9/29/2017

With a commitment to providing patients with individualized care that is delivered with compassion and increased safety and efficiency, Putnam Hospital Center broke ground Thursday on a $9 million project to expand and refurbish its emergency department. “This project is a reaffirmation of Putnam Hospital Center’s commitment to provide accessible and convenient high-quality medical services to the residents of Putnam County and beyond,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. The groundbreaking ceremony to...

Fall healthcare lectures focus on seniors’ wellbeing

Posted: 9/25/2017

This fall, the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series will help older adults learn information that will help them stay connected with others through social media, change their outlook and explore alternative medicine. These 90-minute community education events are held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays in Northern Dutchess Hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. Light refreshments are served. There is no cost to attend, but seats are limited. To register, visit healthqu...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds primary care physician in Hyde Park

Posted: 9/25/2017

Dr. Sherly Mathew has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care and sees patients in the Hyde Park office at 4068 Albany Post Road. A resident of Dutchess County, Mathew was born and raised in India. She traveled to the United States at age 17 to continue her college and medical education. “I look forward to becoming involved with the local community to provide the best care possible to patients and their families,” Mathew said. Prior to joining Health Quest, Mathew served as a m...

Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center honors 2 at annual Diamond Gala

Posted: 9/19/2017

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center honored Dr. Jed Turk and Dr. Imtiaz Mallick at its 28th annual Diamond Gala on Saturday, Sept. 16. Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center honors 2 at annual Diamond GalaMore than 670 people attended the event at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. The event co-chairs were Joyce and Dr. Lawrence Zolnik and Drs. MaryEllen and Robert Dean. The largest fundraiser of the year for the Poughkeepsie medical center raise...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for October

Posted: 9/14/2017

October classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Sunday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vassar Brothers medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost $125; $165 with 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 available and AHA allows students to us...

Northern Dutchess accredited for overall services, orthopedics and wound care

Posted: 9/14/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently earned accreditations and certifications for overall services, orthopedics and wound care, demonstrating its commitment to meet high-quality healthcare standards. They are: hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission. Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Gold Seal of Approval Certification from The Joint Commission. The Wound Care Center Accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. These achievements were reached after Northern Dutchess underwent thr...

Dinner with the Doc health education series returns this fall

Posted: 9/13/2017

Health Quest’s interactive Dinner with the Doc series returns in October with five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. Healthcare providers from across the system will speak on robotic surgery, cardiovascular care, nutrition and weight-loss surgery. The series features a compli mentary dinner served at restaurants in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of the event due to limited seating. Also, due to the limited number of attendees for th...

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Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Gurvinder Kaur has joined Health Quest Medical Practice and sees patients in the Pou...
The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in their hurricane relief efforts. ...