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Dyson Center for Cancer Care names director of medical oncology

Posted: 1/22/2020

Dr. Rodrigo Erlich has joined Nuvance Health as the medical director of medical oncology at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care on the campus of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “Patients should feel confident that they do not need to travel far from home to receive quality cancer care,” Erlich said. “This team of cancer specialists is committed to a high level of care, compassion and dignity as patients navigate their diagnosis, undergo treatment and recover from illness.” Erlich’s goal at the cancer cente...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts heart healthy luncheon

Posted: 1/16/2020

Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detection and treatment during a Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Lawrence Solomon of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, an affiliate of Nuvance Health...

Breast surgeon joins Dyson Breast Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/13/2020

Breast surgeon Dr. Carinne Anderson has joined the Dyson Breast Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, now part of Nuvance Health. Anderson joins Chief of Breast Surgery Dr. Susan Boolbol as part of a flourishing comprehensive breast health team in the Hudson Valley. “I’m excited to join Vassar Brothers Medical Center and the Dyson Breast Center,” Anderson said. “Being a part of a dedicated breast center allows me to give patients the best possible experience and care, the kind of care I would want f...

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”

Posted: 1/7/2020

Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level. Westfair, the publisher for Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, and Hudson Valley Business Journal, noted that Dr. Murphy was instrumental in W...

Nuvance Health appoints new president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/6/2020

Joseph J. Mullany has joined Nuvance Health as Vassar Brothers Medical Center president, effective today, Jan. 6, 2020. “Joe is a strategic and visionary healthcare leader with more than 25 years of success leading complex organizations to excel in high-quality and safe healthcare with a high level of service,” said Kerry Eaton, chief operating officer of Vassar’s parent organization, Nuvance Health. “He has a strong track record of enhancing operational performance in a wide variety of areas.” Most rec...

Advanced practice registered nurse joins Sharon Hospital Medical Practice

Posted: 1/6/2020

An advanced practice registered nurse born and raised in the northwest corner is the latest addition to Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s primary care office in Sharon “I became a nurse practitioner to help patients develop a positive relationship with their bodies and realize they have a choice to care for themselves,” said Rebecca Malone, who has lived in Sharon for 30 years. “It is important that our communities grow up healthy, and I have the privilege to educate and promote healthy lifestyles to p...

Couple welcomes baby boy on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 1/2/2020

It was a touchdown of a very special kind for Clara Hooper and her fiancée, Michael Mallon. The couple welcomed their first baby, Peyton Mallon, at Putnam Hospital Center at 5:13 p.m., on Jan. 1. The New Year’s Day baby, the first born in Putnam County in 2020, was named after football legend Peyton Manning, Hooper said. “I’m not into football but his father is, so I let him name the baby,” Hooper said of the retired quarterback who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Little Peyton cam...

Couple welcomes baby girl on New Year’s at Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 1/2/2020

Baby Maya Marie Martinez was waiting for a special day to make her appearance. The New Year’s Day baby was due on Christmas. However, she arrived a week late on her own terms. She was the first baby born at Nuvance Health’s Hudson Valley hospitals, arriving at 12:57 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Maya weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. “She did not want to come out,” said her mother, Kaitlyn Kaminsky, from her birthing suite at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. “I didn’t think s...

Nephrologist joins Carmel Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 12/16/2019

Nephrologist Dr. Michael Capicotto has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care. Capicotto is seeing patients in the Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I look forward to developing relationships with new patients and their families, welcoming my long-standing patients to HQMP and bringing nephrology to the practice,” he said. “I have personally seen how kidney disease affects both the individual as well as their family. My own father was on hemodialysis for four years. I treat m...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s monthly memoir workshops return in 2020

Posted: 12/12/2019

Part writing instruction and part therapy, Northern Dutchess Hospital’s memoir writing workshops will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3, in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. During the Write Your Story workshop, Roselee Blooston will help participants plan, construct and learn more about the tools for writing a vivid story that will bring their memories to life. Blooston is a published author and memoir writer, as w...

Nuvance Health names new Sharon Hospital president

Posted: 12/6/2019

Dr. Mark Hirko, a healthcare executive with diverse clinical and academic leadership experience, is the new leader of Sharon Hospital, now part of Nuvance Health. “Sharon Hospital takes pride in its highly skilled and compassionate clinical care, and I am fortunate to join this team of dedicated professionals to enhance the way we deliver care to patients,” said Hirko, a board-certified vascular surgeon and physician leader with more than 25 years of experience. Hirko began his tenure with Health Quest ...

Pulmonologist joins Nuvance Health in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 11/19/2019

Pulmonary and critical care specialist Dr. Shazia Choudry has joined Health Quest Medical Practice, now part of Nuvance Health. She will work with the Division of Pulmonology, 21 Reade Place, Suite 100, Poughkeepsie. “My goal is to offer compassionate, quality care to patients and help develop treatment plans that fit their needs to guide them toward recovery,” Choudry said. Pulmonology is the study of diseases affecting the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists,...

Hospital volunteers host holiday plant and décor sale fundraiser

Posted: 11/19/2019

Deck the halls and give back to your community by shopping at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Holiday Plant Pop-up Shop. The holiday “shop” is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 4 and 5, in the main lobby of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Valet parking is available. A consecutive pop-up shop will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the lobby of the Thompson House, 6525 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. Purchase poinsettias, kissing balls, wreaths and garland as well as ha...

Putnam Hospital Center gets an A in new hospital safety grades

Posted: 11/11/2019

Putnam Hospital Center earned the distinction of an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true validation of the many efforts made by all the staff at Putnam Hospital in the pursuit of a high degree of patient safety.” Based in Washington, D.C., Lea...

New hospital safety grades are in: Northern Dutchess gets an ‘A’

Posted: 11/7/2019

When it comes to patient safety, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently earned an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. Based in Washington, D.C., Leapfrog provides Hospital Safety Grades for more than 2,500 general hospitals, with the goal to help consumers make smarter choices in their personal healthcare. The annual survey released today assesses hospitals for steps to avoid harm, medication safety, preventable infection...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts diabetes lunch and learn

Posted: 11/1/2019

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, clinicians at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on diabetes focusing on how to manage the disease, reduce your risk factors and lead a healthy lifestyle during a lunch-and-learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 45 people. Enjoy a complimentary, diabetic-friendly lunch while hearing from Family Nurse Practit...

Healthcare training programs scheduled for November

Posted: 10/28/2019

November 2019 classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn Cost: $165 (includes text), $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...

Local healthcare residency programs expand to new fields

Posted: 10/22/2019

The mid-Hudson Valley will soon be home to obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology and transitional year medical residents as part of the recent expansion of Health Quest Medical Education programs. The residency programs, now a part of Nuvance Health, were recently approved by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education. By July 2020, the new programs will entail: Six anesthesiology residents housed at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Four OB-GYN residents rotating at Vassar Brothers and No...

Dyson Breast Center appoints board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon as chief

Posted: 10/8/2019

Dr. Susan Boolbol comes from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City to lead comprehensive breast health team in Hudson Valley Breast surgeon Dr. Susan Boolbol has joined the Dyson Breast Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, now part of Nuvance Health, as Chief of Breast Surgery and the Breast Program. She will begin seeing patients Oct. 14 and is taking appointments now. “Diagnosing and successfully treating breast cancer is a personal mission for me. Vassar Brothers Medical Center...

Vascular surgeon joins team at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 9/25/2019

Dr. Mohamed Elsagga recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Vascular Surgery, now part of Nuvance Health. He treats patients at 21 Reade Place, Suite 200, and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “I am eager to meet with patients from our community and offer comprehensive care, using advanced, noninvasive endovascular techniques to improve the health and wellness of those in our community,” Elsagga said. Elsagga comes to the Hudson Valley from Panama City, Fla. His pro...

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Dr. Rodrigo Erlich has joined Nuvance Health as the medical director of medical oncology at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care on th...
Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detec...