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Log fitness, win prizes during the spring Get Fit Challenge

Posted: 4/22/2019

Track fitness for prize eligibility, compete to stay motivated and achieve health goals with the Get Fit Challenge from April 27 to June 8. The six-week challenge is a community wellness program founded five years ago by Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, and Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. Prizes include a spa package for two, sporting goods and Get Fit apparel. “Get Fit is always something I look forwa...

Mark your calendars for the return of Putnam Hospital Center’s Kids’ Day

Posted: 4/18/2019

Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue. This will be the 13th Kids’ Day on the hospital campus hosted by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary. “Kids’ Day is a fun and festive way to take part in your community,” said John Mahoney, manager of Volunteer Resources. “We look forward to bringing together organizations from all over Putnam County to celebrate children and families.” Join Dr. Bear for ...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for May

Posted: 4/10/2019

May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $225 Call 845-475-9742 to register This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory and cardiac arrest management. This course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. You must be currently certified as a BLS Healthcare Provide...

Plant sale supports healthcare in northern Dutchess communit

Posted: 4/10/2019

A Mother’s Day plant sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, to benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital and its affiliated skilled nursing facility. The annual sale will take place in the lobby of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. An additional sale will be held on Wednesday in the lobby of Thompson House, 6525 Springbrook Ave. Shoppers can choose from a wide selection of annuals in small and large sizes. Also, perennials, hanging baskets, patio planters, v...

Health Quest adds assistant vice president of neurosciences

Posted: 4/9/2019

Dr. Paul Wright has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Neurosciences and will serve as the assistant vice president of neurosciences for the health system. He will treat patients at the Poughkeepsie office, 21 Reade Place, Suite 3100. “I look forward to working with the dedicated faculty to advance neurosciences in the Hudson Valley,” Wright said. “By combining novel ideas and technologies, in conjunction with our team of accomplished physicians, we will continue to serve our community...

Sharon Hospital announces spring community programs

Posted: 4/8/2019

Sharon Hospital will host several community programs this spring on the hospital campus, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Topics range from mental health training, to quitting smoking and exercise for older adults. Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register, contact Jim Hutchison, Sharon’s clinical navigator, at 860-364-4493 (TTY: 800-842-9710). Schedule: Mental Health First Aid training program Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: No cost Board Conference Room 2 The Mental Health First Aid tr...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts Balance Day on May 16

Posted: 4/5/2019

Join Northern Dutchess Hospital for a Body in Harmony balance day, on Thursday, May 16, at the hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave. Private appointments can be made between 10 a.m. and noon. Each one- to two-hour-long appointment includes a physical examination by a geriatric medicine physician, a medication review by a pharmacist and a balance and gait assessment with a physical therapist. A licensed social worker will also be available if needed to discuss how to cope with fears ...

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network combine to form new health system to be called Nuvance Health

Posted: 4/3/2019

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network combine to form new health system to be called Nuvance Health The single, unified health system ensures the communities it serves have access to the latest treatments, technology, services and top-notch care teams LaGrangeville, NY; Danbury, CT — April 3, 2019 — Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health (pronounced NEW-vance)....

Somers woman makes pillows for Putnam Hospital Center’s breast patients

Posted: 4/2/2019

When breast cancer patients have surgery at Putnam Hospital Center, they receive a soft, handmade pillow thanks to a woman who knows what it’s like to be in their place. Maria Giewat, of Somers, had breast surgery at Putnam Hospital Center in 2016 and a friend, she said, had given her a pillow to ease her pain. With the help of friends, Giewat has since been paying it forward, making heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer patients at the hospital. So far, she has delivered 540 pillows. “I feel so good k...

Sharon Hospital achieves Four Stars for Quality of Care

Posted: 3/28/2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings recently, giving Sharon Hospital a four-star rating. “This is a testament to the excellent care we deliver to our patients and their families,” said Denise George, the hospital’s interim president. “The bulk of U.S. hospitals receive 3 stars, so we are among the high-performing hospitals in the country for quality.” Patient experience, readmissions and overall patient safety were areas where Sharon ranked abo...

Health Quest adds chief of thoracic surgery to enhance care, medical education

Posted: 3/26/2019

Thoracic surgical oncologist Dr. Faiz Bhora has joined Health Quest Medical Practice and will serve as chief of thoracic surgery and associate program director of the general surgery residency program. “I look forward to strengthening the thoracic surgical services offered at Heath Quest and working with the organization’s outstanding team of healthcare specialists,” Bhora said. “This is a unique opportunity to enhance clinical care, resident education and research at a dynamic and expanding health syst...

Health Quest sets out to boost participation in clinical trials with IBM Watson

Posted: 3/21/2019

Use of IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching expands Health Quest’s use of AI Health Quest and IBM Watson Health have entered an agreement that will leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of increasing participation in clinical trials. Health Quest will deploy IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, a cognitive computing system that matches patients to clinical trials for which they may be eligible, throughout its hospitals. IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching helps clinici...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers new moms support group

Posted: 3/19/2019

A Postpartum Support Group will meet at noon the first and third Wednesday of every month at Northern Dutchess Hospital. The next program meets on April 3 in the cafeteria conference center, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The group is for mothers who experience depression, anxiety, irritability or other mood swings in the first year following childbirth. “It is a forum for discussion, fellowship, support and a safe space to share stories and help each other through the postpartum period,” said Hadas Liebermann, ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital program helps adults prevent diabetes

Posted: 3/13/2019

A condition called prediabetes is the body’s way of warning about stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, according to Roufia Payman, a nutrition counselor at Northern Dutchess Hospital. “You can reverse prediabetes simply by losing a few pounds,” she said. Payman and fitness trainer Marie Monroe coach the hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, founded in 2014. The next program starts Monday, April 1, in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital’s Rhinebeck campus, 6511 Springbrook Ave....

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for April

Posted: 3/13/2019

April classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED techniques for Adult, Child & Infant Saturday, April 6 Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY First Aid and CPR AED Combo Course: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $75 (includes text). CPR AED only: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; First Aid only, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $75 (Combo Course only), $60 (CPR AED only), $60 (First Aid only) Call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, ...

Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare unions condemn drastic cuts to Medicaid

Posted: 3/7/2019

Catastrophic Medicaid cuts proposed in the 2019-2020 New York state budget brought together more than 100 people at a rally hosted by Putnam Hospital Center. Expressing grave concerns about the impact of the cuts, Putnam Hospital Center administrators and staff members were joined by healthcare workers and nurses from unions 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Thursday to protest the funding shortage. Healthcare in New York state is facing a $550 ...

Last day of April marks Taste of Rhinebeck food festival

Posted: 3/6/2019

It only happens once a year: The village businesses open their doors and chefs line up along the streets to showcase their appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts — all for a good cause. The 15th annual Taste of Rhinebeck food festival, fundraiser and culinary competition returns at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the village’s center. The culinary crawl features about 20 restaurants, spirit shops and specialty food retailers within a four-block radius. “Rhinebeck is the perfect setting for a food and ...

Sharon Hospital hosts Nutrition Lunch and Learn

Posted: 3/6/2019

In celebration of Nutrition Month, Sharon Hospital will host a Nutrition Lunch and Learn to teach individuals how to eat healthy. The educational luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March. 27, in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. This event is open to the public, with limited seating, and has no cost. Attendees will enjoy a nutritious meal and hear from Allison Vieira, a registered dietitian at the hospital. She will discuss how to choose foods and bev...

Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU to stand together and condemn budget that would make draconian cuts to Medicaid

Posted: 3/5/2019

MEDIA ALERT Contacts: Marcela Rojas, Putnam Hospital, 845-230-4773, mrojas1@health-quest.org Mindy Berman, 1199SEIU, 518-229-0486, mindyb@1199.org Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU to stand together and condemn budget that would make draconian cuts to Medicaid What: Rally and Action Center to protest proposed state Medicaid cuts Who: Putnam Hospital Center and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Why: Putnam Hospital Center is hosting a rally with the healthcare workers of 119...

Health Quest donates AED to local convention center

Posted: 2/27/2019

In honor of American Heart Month, Health Quest wished to make a lasting and vital impact on the communities it serves with the gift of an automated external defibrillator to the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center, formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. On Wednesday, February 20, the defibrillator, known as an AED, was donated to the convention center, where it will be located to help visitors in the event of a cardiac emergency. Tim Massie, senior vice president of Marketing, Public Affairs and Governm...

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Track fitness for prize eligibility, compete to stay motivated and achieve health goals with the Get Fit Challenge from April 27 t...
Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 670...