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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...

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...

Dr. Frasat Chaudhry joins HQMP Division of Neurology

Posted: 9/13/2017

Dr. Frasat Chaudhry has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in the Division of Neurology. Chaudhry is seeing patients in the Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I am looking forward to working with HQMP,” Chaudhry said. Chaudhry has been in practice for eight years, having most recently worked at the Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Missouri. She served as the director of the stroke program there since 2013. Chaudhry completed her residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center i...

Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center to honor 2 physicians at Diamond Gala

Posted: 9/13/2017

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center will honor obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Jed Turk and internal medicine physician Dr. Imtiaz Mallick at its 28th Diamond Gala. The annual event is Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a formal program. The event co-chairs are Joyce and Dr. Lawrence Zolnik and Drs. MaryEllen and Robert Dean. “Dr. Turk and Dr. Mallick are dedicated to the pra...

Pulmonary specialist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 9/8/2017

Pulmonary and sleep medicine specialist Dr. Fareeha Hafeez has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology. “As a provider, my goal is to serve patients in the local community and provide them with excellent healthcare,” Hafeez said. “I believe a healthy life is a gateway to a successful life.” Pulmonology is the study of diseases affecting the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions...

Hospital’s Fun, Food, Fitness teaches healthy habits disguised as fun

Posted: 9/7/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital will get children moving with Fun, Food, Fitness, a community program that camouflages fitness and nutrition components in enjoyable activities. Activities will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on five consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 26. Classes meet in the hospital cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Children ages 8 to 13 and at least one accompanying guardian may register. Attendees will cook a healthy snack with Food Network’s “Chopped” champion Da...

Women: Get realistic about fitness at Oct. 11 event

Posted: 9/6/2017

The focus is on achievable fitness at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Realistic Fitness for Realistic Women event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 11, in the hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. This women’s wellness event, which will incorporate physical activity and learning, is geared for those who feel like they’ve tried everything, don’t know where to start or need motivation to jump the fitness fatigue hurdle. IXL Fitness personal trainer Cari Meltzer will offer examples of fi...

Cardiologist Dr. Amit Patel has joined The Heart Center at its Poughkeepsie location

Posted: 8/31/2017

"I look forward to working with The Heart Center to advance cardiovascular services in the Hudson Valley and provide quality and compassionate care to patients," Patel said. A native of Wappingers Falls, Patel previously served as a cardiology fellow at New York University's Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. There, he cultivated a passion for all aspects of clinical cardiology and cardiac imaging, including non-invasive stress testing, vascular imaging and echocardiography, a type of diagnostic testi...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary celebrates 3-D mammography installation

Posted: 8/29/2017

Through a generous $150,000 pledge by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary, a 3-D mammography unit was recently installed at the hospital, providing patients with greater clarity and accuracy in detecting breast cancer over two-dimensional imaging. Members of the auxiliary and the community gathered this month for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the new equipment. “I’m proud of what the auxiliary accomplished,” auxiliary co-chair Peg Lindblom said. “This is one of the examples of what we ha...

Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi enhances surgical oncology services for Health Quest

Posted: 8/29/2017

Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Surgical Oncology. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, which treats several diseases, injuries and defects affecting the head, neck, face and jaw region. “My goal is to provide high standards of care and offer the latest surgical procedures close to home for patients of the Hudson Valley,” Al Shetawi said. His specialties include maxillofacial, head and neck surgical oncology. His focus includes the s...

Health Quest’s Get Fit challenge is back Sept. 9 with new prizes, more locations

Posted: 8/25/2017

Dozens more locations, new prizes and weekly workout plans are in store for the fall Get Fit challenge, hosted by Health Quest, a healthcare network in the mid-Hudson Valley and Litchfield County, Conn. From Saturday, Sept. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 21, Health Quest challenges the community to exercise and keep track of their sessions at GetFitHV.com. New this season: - Get Fit competitors can exercise at the place of their choice if they complete the Workout of the Week, which will be posted at getfithv.com...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center offers diabetes self-management workshop

Posted: 8/22/2017

To help patients and caregivers learn more about managing diabetes, Vassar Brothers Medical Center will offer a Living Well with Diabetes workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six consecutives Thursdays, beginning Sept. 14 in the hospital’s Conference Room C, at 45 Reade Place. This workshop is open to the public and has no cost. Registration is required. “Living with diabetes can be very challenging at times, but during this six-week workshop participants will learn how they can better manage this cond...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/18/2017

September classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, 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. 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 ...

Adults can get healthy with Northern Dutchess Hospital diabetes prevention program

Posted: 8/18/2017

No time, low energy and poor motivation are issues trained lifestyle coaches will help adults work to overcome during the next session of Northern Dutchess Hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Sept. 18. Classes meet for 16 consecutive Mondays and bi-monthly follow-ups from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. The free educational program – focused on how to make realistic healthy changes – is for people who h...

Health Quest urges community to practice eye safety during solar eclipse

Posted: 8/15/2017

If you plan to watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, know that this grand spectacle of nature can also cause irreversible damage to your eyes. Health Quest, the region's premier network of healthcare providers, cautions the community to follow precautions in order to enjoy the eclipse safely. "Staring directly at the sun can damage your retina and, in worst cases, cause blindness," said Michael Madigan, an optometrist on the medical staff of Northern Dutchess Hospital, a Health Quest affiliate. "Special e...

Health Quest hospitals recognized by US News & World Report

Posted: 8/8/2017

To help patients identify hospitals that provide exceptional care, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals results on Tuesday with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center ranked as "high performing" in three specialty categories. In an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals across the United States, Vassar Brothers earned high marks for heart failure and heart bypass surgery, while Northern Dutchess and Putnam received recognition for hip r...

3-D Mammography at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 8/2/2017

The hospital’s Radiology Department now offers digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, bringing a new level of confidence and comfort to its patients. “I’m really excited to bring this new tool in the fight against breast cancer to our patients,” said Dr. Donald Lien, associate director of radiology at Putnam Hospital Center. “3-D mammography offers greater clarity and accuracy in cancer detection over two-dimensional imaging.” Research, Lien said, shows that 3-D mammography increases the dete...

Sharon Hospital joins Health Quest

Posted: 8/1/2017

Sharon Hospital's patients can stay better connected with excellent healthcare services in their community now that the hospital has joined Health Quest, a family of hospitals and healthcare professionals based in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York. "Joining Health Quest opens the doors to numerous resources that will develop a healthier community," said Peter Cordeau, president of Sharon Hospital. "Our patients will benefit from new pain management and enhanced cardiology services right off the bat and ...

Rheumatologist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 7/24/2017

Dr. Kristin Logee has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Rheumatology and sees patients in the Hyde Park primary care office at 4068 Albany Post Road. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to the Hudson Valley to serve as part of the Health Quest team,” Logee said. “I love practicing rheumatology and I am determined to provide the best possible care to my patients.” Rheumatologists specialize in diseases that affect the joints, muscles, bones and immune system. A native of P...

Health Quest Community Education announces training program for August

Posted: 7/21/2017

August classes are as follows: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course Saturday, Aug 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. You will need to complete a pre-course assessment in the text prior to class. C...

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October classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Sunday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vassar...
Health Quest’s interactive Dinner with the Doc series returns in October with five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Val...