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Fall wellness talks announced by Rhinebeck’s Center for Healthy Aging

Posted: 8/16/2018

Boost your health this fall with the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series, held from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to December, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The no-cost community educational series kicks off on Sept. 17 with an endocrinologist’s tips on osteoporosis. Join a talk in October about end-of-life wishes, in November for a caregiving-focused event and in December for a community talent show. Advanced registration is...

Carmel native joins HQMP Division of Primary Care

Posted: 8/15/2018

Dr. Christina Mezzone, a pediatrician, has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care and will work in both the Fishkill and Carmel offices. A 2003 Carmel High School graduate in the top 10 of her class, Mezzone returns to the area after fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatrician. “There is truly no place like home,” Mezzone said. “I am excited to return to the Hudson Valley to help care for children in the area. I look forward to educating patients and their families to h...

Health Quest hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: 8/14/2018

To help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings on Tuesday with Vassar Brothers Medical Center named a Best Regional Hospital with high performance in four areas of care and Northern Dutchess Hospital recognized as a high performer in one specialty. In an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals across the United States, Vassar Brothers was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for high performance in aortic valve su...

‘Stop the Bleed’ offers emergency, catastrophe preparedness training

Posted: 8/6/2018

Quick decisions can save lives in emergencies. But why leave things to chance when you can receive training from emergency response experts? You can start with the Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basics training course at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Designed by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus, this course prepares individuals with techniques necessary to control and discontinue life-threatening bleeding quickly and efficiently in emergency situations. The three training ...

Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB-GYN doctor moves to Rhinebeck/Kingston offices

Posted: 8/1/2018

Health Quest Medical Practice OB-GYN, Dr. Marcel Hinds, recently relocated to the practice’s Rhinebeck and Kingston offices, and will deliver babies at Northern Dutchess Hospital. He will also perform gynecological procedures at the hospital, and has a special interest in fibroid treatment, endometriosis and pelvic pain. Since 2017, Hinds has been caring for patients at the medical practice’s Sharon, Conn., location. He came to HQMP from Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson, where he was an attending phys...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for August

Posted: 7/24/2018

August classes are as follows: Family & Friends CPR course Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost; $35; call 845-475-9742 to register The American Heart Association's Family & Friends® CPR course is a video-based classroom course intended for individuals who wish to learn CPR techniques for treating adult, child and infants and prefer an Instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This class is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, careg...

General surgeon joins Northern Dutchess Hospital, enhances weight-loss surgery

Posted: 7/18/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital is growing its weight-loss surgery program and expanding access to general surgery. Dr. Vadim Meytes will perform bariatric and general surgeries at the hospital and see patients at Health Quest Medical Practice’s Rhinebeck general surgery office. He is trained to offer minimally invasive hernia repair, gallbladder removal, acid reflux surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve surgery and more. “Since early on in my surgical training, I recognized a growing need to be able to offer the ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital expands massage therapy to help with pain

Posted: 6/28/2018

Massage can have a powerful, positive impact for patients undergoing stressful procedures, surgery or chemotherapy. Recognizing the benefits of integrative medicine, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently expanded its massage services with the addition of two experienced therapists. Jesse Scherer has been a licensed massage therapist since 1994, most recently in private practice in Kingston, New Paltz and New York City. She specializes in injury rehabilitation, soft tissue manipulation, reproductive health...

Healthcare close to home: Harney family thanks Sharon Hospital

Posted: 6/20/2018

On the evening of April 17, Elyse Harney was admitted to the emergency department at Sharon Hospital with what she believed to be symptoms of the flu, but was actually something much more serious. “When I arrived at the emergency room, the doctor and nurses told me I had a kidney infection that progressed into the early stages of sepsis, an infection of the blood that is often fatal,” Harney, a Salisbury resident since 1963, said. Following her diagnosis, Harney spent three days in the intensive care un...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary awards volunteers scholarships

Posted: 6/20/2018

Two high school seniors with aspirations of careers in healthcare are the recipients of the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary’s continuing education scholarships. Junior volunteers Michelle Kushner and Nora Maerean each received $500 to go toward their educational pursuits. “We offer a scholarship to junior volunteers as a sign of our appreciation for the many hours of community service students provide to Putnam Hospital Center,” said Michelle Piazza, director of volunteer and pastoral services. “We hav...

Rhinebeck hospital’s gala hustles in honors for NDP EMS, $100K for patient care

Posted: 6/20/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosted its gala, The Starlight Ball, on Saturday, June 16, and raised about $100,000 for services that support its mission to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. Held under a grand tent at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the gala honored NDP Emergency Medical Services for the Rhinebeck-headquartered company’s 24 years of service to the community and close relationship with the hospital. Dr. W. Andrew Wilson, medical director of the hospital emergen...

Golf Invitational a Hole-in-One for Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 6/15/2018

More than $60,000 was raised at the Putnam Hospital Center Golf Invitational to support healthcare services for the community. The tournament took place at the Anglebrook Golf Club in Somers on Monday, June 4, and attracted 65 golfers for a weather-perfect day of golf and camaraderie. Golfers were treated to lunch and dinner, as well as craft beer from the Bull and Barrel in Brewster and Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe. Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery offered a tasting during cocktail hour. There was also...

Millbrook School seniors coordinate 5K to benefit Dyson Breast Center

Posted: 6/14/2018

As part of their senior project, Millbrook School students Zoe Acord, left center, of Sharon, Conn., and Hannah Cavanaugh, right center, of Darien, Conn., wished to make an impact on the community while connecting to a cause close to their hearts. “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and Hannah’s mother in 2016, each through early detection screenings,” Acord said. Coordinated with the help of their school adviser, more than 40 students, faculty and parents attended the school’s inaugural...

Kingston’s The Heart Center office adds three cardiologists

Posted: 6/4/2018

Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center recently added three cardiologists who will see patients at 33 Grand St. and provide an array of cardiac services. Dr. Gary Cohen, Dr. Dineshkant Parikh and Dr. Paul Reiter are board certified and specialize in general cardiology. They will provide diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Diagnostic tests such as cardiac ultrasound, nuclear imaging and stress testing are also offered. A resident of Kingston, Cohen has practiced medicine there since 1989, formerly...

Farmers Market returns to Putnam Hospital Center this summer

Posted: 6/1/2018

The Putnam Hospital Center Farmers Market returns this year on June 14, offering a bigger selection of fresh, affordable produce to the community. The seasonal market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 4 on the hospital campus. The market is located on the patio outside the hospital cafeteria on the north side of the building. Five local vendors will sell a bounty of fruits, vegetables, soaps, honey, organic meatballs, short breads, coffee cakes and more. Vendors in...

LaGrangeville primary care adds internal medicine specialist

Posted: 5/31/2018

Dr. Donzella Dixon is the newest member of the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care in LaGrangeville. She treats patients ages 18 and older. “I am excited to join the Hudson Valley community and begin building relationships with patients to offer the most effective and individualized care. I am committed to healthcare promotion and prevention because there is evidence that this significantly reduces the emotional, social and financial costs of healthcare in the population,” Dixon said....

Putnam Hospital Center hosts skin cancer screening

Posted: 5/24/2018

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than 9,500 Americans diagnosed each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, has seen its rates double from 1982 to 2011, with an estimated 178,560 new cases projected for 2018. Putnam Hospital Center, in cooperation with the American Academy of Dermatology, will host a complimentary, skin cancer screening from 4:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the hospital’s Wagner Canc...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for June

Posted: 5/22/2018

June classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course Tuesday, June 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost $50; $65 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register This class is appropriate for new or recertifying students. The textbook is required (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA allows students to use it when taking the written exam. This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to reco...

Northern Dutchess Hospital adds medical oncologist, opens infusion center

Posted: 5/22/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital is bringing cancer care closer to home with the recent opening of its chemotherapy infusion center and addition of a medical oncologist, Dr. Alfonso Cutugno, to its medical staff. “Our new infusion center will help cancer patients receive chemotherapy medications right here on our Rhinebeck campus, so they no longer need to travel as they fight cancer,” hospital President Denise George said. With two private infusion rooms and seven semi-private treatment bays, the $425,000 re...

Neurologist joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Kingston

Posted: 5/16/2018

New to Health Quest Medical Practice, Dr. Hida Nierenburg will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and general neurologic conditions at the medical group’s 365 Broadway neurology office. Nierenburg recently moved to Kingston from Fairfax, Va., where she worked as a neurologist at Inova Medical Group. “After spending a year in New York during my fellowship, I realized I wanted be back and how beautiful the Hudson Valley is,” she said. She did a fellowship in headaches at New York City’s Mou...

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Boost your health this fall with the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series, held from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from Sep...
Dr. Christina Mezzone, a pediatrician, has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care and will work in b...