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Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

August 22, 2019 — September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who...

Northern Dutchess Hospital achieves accreditation for weight loss surgery

Posted: 8/20/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s weight loss surgery program recently achieved Comprehensive Center status by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program under the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As a Comprehensive Center, the hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients, according to the accrediting agency. No...

Pediatrician joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Carmel

Posted: 8/20/2019

Pediatrician Dr. Maria Lombardi has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care. Lombardi is seeing patients in the group’s Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I am so excited to be a pediatrician in my community,” Lombardi said. “I look forward to developing relationships with my patients and families over the years.” Lombardi has been in practice for more than 14 years, having most recently worked at Boston Children’s Health Physicians in Hawthorne, NY. She also served as director...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

New brand is next step in nonprofit health system’s mission to transform the healthcare experience in the region To mark the creation of Nuvance Health, and as one of many steps to transform the healthcare experience for consumers in New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, the nonprofit system today unveiled its new brand with an advertising campaign, a new system URL, nuvancehealth.org, and new social media pages. The brand conveys Nuvance Health’s motivation to challenge assumptions and expe...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers fall lineup of learning

Posted: 8/14/2019

Work on your memoir, reduce stress and explore end-of-life film portrayals during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series this fall. The center offers no-cost, educational talks from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to November, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Advanced registration is required online at www.healthquest.org/wellness or by calling 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220). Fall Wellness Series programs: Write Your Story: Mem...

Sharon Hospital Lunch-and-Learn Wellness Series returns this fall

Posted: 8/12/2019

Join us this fall for a no-cost, community benefit lunch program to learn how to better your health. A healthy meal is served while Sharon Hospital medical staff providers present on key preventive health topics. The luncheons are held in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Seating is limited. To reserve one, visit healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 1-800-842-9710). Back School: Injury Prevention Noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16 Sharon Hospital Board Confer...

2 Dutchess County hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital earn accolades for heart, colon and lung care

Posted: 8/7/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital were recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s recently published Best Hospitals and High Performing Hospitals rankings. Both earned High Performing Hospital rantings in several medical specialties, while Vassar Brothers received state and regional rankings for the City of Poughkeepsie-based hospital’s performance across multiple areas of care. “This is an award that speaks to our ability to deliver safe, excellent care for our patients,” sa...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 8/7/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will offer two fall sessions of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention starting in September. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. Research has shown tai chi is effective for arthritis and fall prevention as it improves mobility, balance and relaxation. The program is taught by physical therapists at Putnam Hospital Center certif...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center verified as Level 2 Trauma Center

Posted: 8/5/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has been named a verified Level 2 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. The three-year verification identifies hospitals equipped with key resources to treat critically injured patients at the highest level of care. This includes 24/7 access to board-certified trauma surgeons, anesthesia and radiology services, emergency services support and more. “This verification confirms our ability to offer critical care services right in our community to patients with si...

Primary care physician joins Kent medical practice

Posted: 8/5/2019

Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s Kent location will gain a second primary care provider – expanding access to healthcare in the community. Family medicine specialist Dr. Catalina Niculae will join Dr. Suzanne M. Lefebvre at the 64 Maple St., office, starting Aug. 12. “I chose to practice in a small community like Kent because I want to make an impact in the community where I work, live and plan to raise a family of my own,” she said. Niculae treats patients with a variety of conditions, such as hypert...

Rhinebeck thrift shop hosts summer book sale and fundraiser

Posted: 7/31/2019

Stock up on books to pass the hot, lazy days ahead at Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary’s Summer Book Sale Fundraiser. The fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the auxiliary-run Sweet Repeats Thrift Shop, 97 Montgomery St. Shoppers can browse hundreds of titles on various subjects. New and used titles of nonfiction and fiction books as well as music and movies will be available to choose from at low prices. Sale proceeds benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital and its affiliated skille...

Northern Dutchess Hospital becomes breast milk donation depot

Posted: 7/30/2019

Breast milk donations are helping babies in need, including preemies and infants in neonatal intensive care units. To make milk drop-offs convenient for local donors, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck recently became a Milk Depot for the New York Milk Bank. The Valhalla-based nonprofit collects milk from carefully screened donors, then pasteurizes and distributes it to hundreds of babies across the state. “Our staff, and especially our lactation consultants, wanted to support our local milk donors...

Primary care provider joins Health Quest in Poughkeepsie, will oversee internal medicine residents

Posted: 7/26/2019

Dr. Vinay Das has joined Health Quest as a primary care provider in Poughkeepsie. He will also serve as the health system’s Continuity Clinic Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. “As part of the residency program team, I aim to help establish a model ambulatory clinic practice that meets the goals of resident physicians while fulfilling the needs of the patients they will serve,” Das said. As director, he will be responsible for launching an effective and integrated curriculum in an out...

Sharon Hospital earns "A" in Leapfrog patient safety report

Posted: 7/22/2019

Sharon Hospital was one of four Connecticut hospitals to earn an "A" in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The top grade represents the hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. "Our commitment to healthcare starts with an emphasis on patient safety and quality of care," said Denise George, president of Sharon Hospital. "This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our entire staff, who ensure our patients receive outstanding care close...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center recognizes veterans with new program

Posted: 7/22/2019

Upon admission to Vassar Brothers Medical Center, all veterans of the United States Armed Forces receive a patriotic bracelet, part of the hospital's new Veteran Recognition Program. The initiative is designed to recognize individuals who have served our country and prompt all hospital staff, visitors and patients to thank them for their service. The program began in July. "The Veteran Recognition Program is a great opportunity for all our staff and caregivers to be able to recognize and acknowledge our...

Sharon Hospital announces summer community programs

Posted: 7/15/2019

Topics include mental-health training, quitting smoking, weekly exercise for older adults aimed at preventing arthritis and support for stroke survivors. Also, the maternity staff will present childbirth classes and a special breastfeeding brunch. Due to limited seats, registration is requested for most offerings. To learn more about Sharon’s community programs, visit healthquest.org/events. Schedule: Freshstart Smoking Cessation program Monday, July 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Board Conference Room 2 To regi...

Health Quest adds internal medicine specialist, graduate medical education faculty

Posted: 7/15/2019

Dr. Luke Marji, an internal medicine specialist, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice at its primary care office in the City of Poughkeepsie, 1 Pine Street Spur. Marji will also help cultivate the health system's new internal medicine residency program as a clinical academic faculty member. "Health Quest is on the frontlines of educating and training the next generation of physicians in modern medicine," the Yonkers, NY, native said. "We are going to transform a community hospital into a region...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center 

Posted: 7/12/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center's surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 7/11/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center’s surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

Hospitals receive ‘gold’ for timely, appropriate stroke care

Posted: 7/10/2019

When it comes to stroke, early assessment and rapid treatment are critical to saving brain cells — and lives. To recognize hospitals for fast-acting care, the American Heart Association recently released its Get with the Guidelines awards. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital each earned “Gold Plus” for following up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. “We know that every minute counts,” said Dr. Paul Wright, Health Quest’s assistant vice preside...

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August 22, 2019 — September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern D...
Northern Dutchess Hospital’s weight loss surgery program recently achieved Comprehensive Center status by the Metabolic and Bariat...