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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...

Northern Dutchess Hospital provides breast cancer screening event

Posted: 9/23/2019

Regular breast cancer screenings are critical because early detection can save lives, according to Health Quest Medical Practice Midwife Julie Denney. That’s why Northern Dutchess Hospital teamed up with Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley to offer Breast Cancer Screenings from 2:30-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Women, age 50 to 74, with no health insurance or who are underinsured may be eligible for this community-benefit event. The screening includes a bre...

Putnam Hospital Center holds symposium, screenings for breast cancer awareness month

Posted: 9/19/2019

For breast cancer awareness month this October, Putnam Hospital Center is hosting two events focusing on education, prevention and support. First up is the Breast Symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. This informational presentation will feature hospital medical staff and healthcare professionals discussing the latest innovations in breast health and screening. There will be a multidisciplinary tumor board presentation f...

Cardiologist joins The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 9/17/2019

Cardiologist Dr. Gregory Katz has joined Nuvance Health affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at the City of Poughkeepsie location and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “I strive to offer personalized cardiovascular care that integrates cutting-edge research and compliments each patient’s unique characteristics and goals to help them achieve better health," said Katz, who comes from Fair Haven, NJ. He specializes in preventive cardiology, coronary artery diseas...

Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center to honor cardiologist, ENT physician at 30th Diamond Gala

Posted: 9/12/2019

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center will honor ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Rami Payman and Dr. Daniel O’Dea, a pioneering cardiologist at the Poughkeepsie hospital, at its 30th Diamond Gala. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, 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 Geeta and Dr. Simon Gorwara and Marabeth and Dr. Thomas S. Robinson. ...

Primary care physician joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Hyde Park

Posted: 9/6/2019

Dr. Lena Jafilan has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Hyde Park, 4068 Albany Post Road. “I am driven to be an advocate for all my patients to better their health and well-being,” Jafilan said. “I will use a team-based approach to ensure my patients receive the highest standard of care.” The board-certified family medicine specialist most recently treated patients in Cleveland, Ohio, at American Well-Online Care Group, using telemedicine. This is an online, interactive vide...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Golf Tournament to benefit Integrative Health program for breast patients

Posted: 9/6/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation and the Rojas family present the return of the Dr. Gil & Lyda Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit breast cancer patients who use the Integrative Health suite at Putnam Hospital Center. In 2017, the Integrative Health program opened offering holistic therapies to breast cancer patients as they undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Services include massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, in addition to yoga classes specifically...

Putnam Hospital Center and Putnam County Department of Health host Falls Prevention Expo

Posted: 9/3/2019

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits among adults age 65 and over, according to the New York State Department of Health. While falls present a serious threat to the health and independence of aging adults, there is a silver lining: education and prevention. Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Department of Health will co-host the Stand With Us: Falls Prevention Expo from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital program helps adults prevent diabetes

Posted: 8/28/2019

A condition called prediabetes is the body’s way of warning about stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, according to Roufia Payman, a nutrition counselor at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Payman and fitness trainer Marie Monroe coach the hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, founded in 2014. The next program starts Monday, Sept. 23, in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital’s Rhinebeck campus, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Two sessions are offered — either 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. — ...

Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

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 also have experie...

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...

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Dr. Susan Boolbol comes from Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City to lead comprehensive breast health team in H...
Dr. Mohamed Elsagga recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Vascular Surgery, now part of Nuvance Health. He...