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Health Quest offers Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learns in February

Posted: 1/11/2018

Learn the facts about preventing, detecting and treating many cardiac and vascular diseases during Health Quest’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn events in the region throughout February. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital will host no-cost, educational luncheons in honor of Heart Month. A nutritious meal will be served while the audience hears from cardiologists about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood pressure guidelines and more....

Heartburn and digestive health are focus of hospital event

Posted: 1/8/2018

To help those who have indigestion, Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer “Get the Facts about Reflux,” a talk on heartburn and esophagus health, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The no-cost educational event will be held in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room and will repeat on the third Tuesday of every month. The hospital is at 6511 Springbrook Road. Information will be geared for adults suffering from severe digestive symptoms after they eat. Symptoms may be chest pain or pressure, a burning thro...

Health Quest Medical Practice’s $8M construction project under way in Lloyd

Posted: 12/21/2017

Starting in late 2018, Health Quest Medical Practice will open a multispecialty office on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz. Construction began in late October on a facility where patients can see providers in a spacious, modern and comfortable environment. To make way for the 15,000 square feet of space, HQMP bought a 5.6-acre property at 514-520 Route 299, revitalizing the parcel where a vacant building stood. The site is a short distance from Lowe's home improvement store. The HQMP medical off...

Vassar sleep lab earns reaccreditation

Posted: 12/19/2017

The Sleep Lab at Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Medicine, located in the Fishkill Medical Mall, has received a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Accreditation from the academy demonstrates a facility’s commitment to providing high-quality diagnostic services and management of sleep disorders to patients and referring physicians. We are honored to have earned our reaccreditation from the academy and are committed to providing excellent care and serv...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for January

Posted: 12/12/2017

January classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost $65; 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 and infant. Textbook and materials included. This course is suitable for day care workers, construction workers, camp couns...

Somers High students’ holiday crafts raise money for Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 12/5/2017

As part of a class project at Somers High School, juniors Isabella DeChico and Adelina Ademaj came up with an idea that would also help raise money for Putnam Hospital Center’s oncology department. At the hospital, DeChico and Ademaj have set up a table in the lobby selling holiday ornaments and pens they made out of polymer clay. The colorful decorations are whimsical and come in a variety of sizes. “It is our local hospital so we wanted to help out,” DeChico said. Ademaj said she is interested in purs...

New Health Quest COO to oversee hospital operations, strategic planning

Posted: 12/4/2017

Kerry Eaton recently joined Health Quest Systems as chief operating officer. “I am excited to work with the leadership teams at Health Quest to continue to advance healthcare in our communities and transform our system into a leading healthcare organization,” Eaton said. “As chief operating officer, my goal is to ensure our facilities offer high-quality care for patients and the latest medical technology to support our medical staff.” A resident of LaGrangeville, Eaton has more than 25 years of leadersh...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 12/1/2017

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for December include: Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27. Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Sharon Hospital recognized by Joint Commission

Posted: 11/29/2017

Sharon Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as one of 480 hospitals in the nation selected as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality Data Contributor for its use of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) data reporting to improve quality of care and outcomes for its patients. Until recently, most hospitals manually collected information from patient records to measure healthcare quality. Through eCQMs, which rely on structured, encoded data found in electronic health records, hospitals can elec...

Putnam Hospital Center offers cognitive stimulation program

Posted: 11/28/2017

At the last class of the cognitive stimulation program at Putnam Hospital Center this fall, speech therapist Jenny Kalanz was inspired, she said, by her students’ progress. “The first day we did a simple assessment timed activity. They have each greatly improved since then,” Kalanz said. “That was very impressive to me.” The complimentary program kicked off earlier this year, offering participants who have mild cognitive deficits a variety of activities including word games, visual recognition and repet...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts annual trauma education day

Posted: 11/28/2017

First responders and medical professionals from across the Hudson Valley heard from a lineup of clinical trauma experts about the latest medical innovations designed for the treatment of injured and critically ill trauma patients, including the REBOA catheter and ECMO technique, as part of Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s second annual Trauma Education Day conference. The annual conference, held at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 15, featured presentations and device simulations from several speci...

Rhinebeck playhouse hosts Mothers’ Club hospital fundraiser

Posted: 11/22/2017

Join the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club as they celebrate the holidays with their FUNdraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308. This event is open to the public and event tickets include a dress rehearsal performance of “A Christmas Carol,” wine tasting, light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Mothers’ Club. Founded in 1953, the club’s mission is to financially support the health needs of n...

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...

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Learn the facts about preventing, detecting and treating many cardiac and vascular diseases during Health Quest’s Heart-Healthy Lu...
To help those who have indigestion, Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer “Get the Facts about Reflux,” a talk on heartburn and es...