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Rhinebeck primary care office adds internal medicine doctor

Posted: 6/13/2019

Internal medicine physician Dr. Anthony Basciano recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice and practices in the Rhinebeck primary care office. Basciano has been a community physician with CareMount Medical in Poughkeepsie since 2013 and in private practice in Pleasant Valley between 1985 and 2008. He also worked at Poughkeepsie-based MidHudson Regional Hospital in various roles, including hospitalist program director, member of the physician improvement and strategic planning committees and division...

Cardiac prevention specialist enhances care at The Heart Center

Posted: 6/11/2019

Cardiologist Dr. Sunny Intwala has joined Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at its City of Poughkeepsie location and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “As a member of The Heart Center, I will provide expertise and education in preventive cardiology to help patients achieve optimal cardiovascular health,” said Intwala, who has a background in complex cholesterol management, nutrition and personal training. Intwala is board certified in internal ...

Rhinebeck hospital’s 20th annual gala honors 2 longtime local physicians

Posted: 6/10/2019

Two esteemed local physicians, Dr. Russell Tigges and Dr. Mark Zunich, were recognized at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s gala on Saturday, June 8, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. With about 400 attendees, the 20th annual Starlight Ball raised about $100,000 to support the hospital’s mission to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. An orthopedic surgeon, Tigges is on the hospital medical staff and is a physician with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. Originally from Io...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center recognized for heart attack treatment

Posted: 6/10/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver PLUS Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’...

Sharon's State of Hospital focuses on advancing healthcare

Posted: 6/6/2019

Sharon Hospital continues to advance the level of healthcare in the community by enhancing the region's specialized services while investing in technology and infrastructure — and strengthening quality care, patient experience and employee engagement.   That was the message to more than 60 attendees of the State of the Hospital community forum on Tuesday, June 4, at the Town Hall in Sharon, Conn. "What I can tell you in my four months here is I'm so pleased to be part of the wonderful team and commu...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center president presents a message of growth to community leaders

Posted: 5/30/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center will add medical residency programs this summer while continuing to enhance services and programs that enable people to stay close to home for healthcare. Meanwhile, the medical center’s new patient pavilion construction is in its final year and planning is well underway for the new Marist Health Quest School of Medicine. That was the message to more than 200 business, civic and community members, donors and residents, who attended the 14th annual State of the Medical Cent...

Lifesaving heart attack treatment replicated nationally

Posted: 5/29/2019

Groundbreaking study at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and others shows increased survival Patients with a deadly heart attack complication nationally survived at significantly higher rates when treated with a specific protocol offered at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC), according to trial results recently announced. VBMC was one of 65 sites enrolled in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NationalCSI) study that showed 72 percent of patients with cardiogenic shock survived their heart attac...

Weeklong celebration honors cancer survivors at Dyson Center for Cancer Care

Posted: 5/29/2019

National Cancer Survivor’s Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in communities nationwide. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, join the Dyson Center for Cancer Care for a weeklong celebration as we honor those who have survived to inspire those recently diagnosed and demonstrate support for families weathering a cancer diagnosis. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Dyson Center for Cancer Care lobby on the campus of V...

Farmers Market returns to Putnam Hospital Center this summer

Posted: 5/23/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Farmers Market returns this year on June 6, 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 October on the hospital campus. The market is located around the flagpole near the front entrance to the hospital. Six local vendors will sell a bounty of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, eggs, truffle products, home baked goods and handmade soaps. Vendors includ...

Rhinebeck, Sharon hospitals receive Wound Care recognition

Posted: 5/22/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital recently received national recognition for high standards of patient care in wound healing. The Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, was one of 29 in the nation to earn the President’s Circle Center of Excellence for exceeding quality and patient satisfaction metrics since 2013, when the center joined the Healogics Inc. network of about 700 facilities. Healogics is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with hospitals to ...

Sharon Hospital president hosts open forum, community report on June 4

Posted: 5/21/2019

Sharon Hospital will host its “State of the Hospital” community update at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn. Hospital President Denise George will share news about recent patient care initiatives, including new doctors on the medical staff, the senior behavioral health unit’s $3.2 million expansion and growth in digital patient monitoring services. In addition, the audience will hear how Sharon is investing in employees as well as upcoming capital projects, su...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts ’50s party to honor cancer survivors

Posted: 5/21/2019

Poodle skirts and slicked-back hair will be all the rage at the Northern Dutchess Hospital’s ’50s -themed Cancer Survivors Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the hospital’s cafeteria, 6511 Springbrook Ave. There will be ice cream sundaes, soda floats, music and other activities. All are welcome, including anyone with cancer, family, friends and care providers. This is an annual, national event that brings people together to share their stories, connect with other survivors, celebrate milest...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Cancer Survivors Day community celebration

Posted: 5/16/2019

The cancer committee at Putnam Hospital Center will hold a Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life event for the community from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the hospital’s MTW Atrium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Please join the team to celebrate survivors and their families, as well as to support and inspire those recently diagnosed. There will be music, refreshments and a Tree of Life art display to hang names and heartfelt messages made by students from the Carmel High School Cancer Awareness Club. Guest...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts skin cancer screening

Posted: 5/13/2019

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 192,310 new cases projected for 2019. 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 19, in the hospital’s Wagner Canc...

Northern Dutchess Hospital receives $22,000 Share the Love donation

Posted: 5/9/2019

Ruge’s Automotive CEO Kristin Hutchins presented Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation with a check for $22,295 on Tuesday, May 7, as part of Subaru’s annual Share the Love campaign. This is the fifth successive year Ruge’s has designated the Rhinebeck hospital as its hometown charity, raising more than $110,000 in total. During December’s Share the Love campaign, anyone who purchases or leases a new Subaru can designate $250 to be given to a national charity or the dealer’s local charity of choice. Rug...

Scrumptious Taste of Rhinebeck raises nearly $26,000 for hospital

Posted: 5/8/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital received about $26,000 from the 20th annual Taste of Rhinebeck, a culinary festival and competition that drew hundreds to the village center and showcased the creative talents of the local food scene. On Tuesday, April 30, nearly two dozen walkable locations offered samples of small plates, desserts and beverages. Attracting about 450 people, votes were cast on what was the most palate-pleasing. The crowd favorites included a cookie dough Oreo sandwich from Samuel’s Sweets Sho...

Rhinebeck gains two primary care providers

Posted: 5/6/2019

Health Quest Medical Practice recently added two providers to the primary care office on the campus of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Dr. Hank Bacon comes from Health Quest Urgent Care in LaGrange, where he has cared for patients of all ages with a wide range of illnesses and injuries since 2013. The local resident received his medical degree in osteopathic medicine from The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, Nassau County. After his 2010...

Health Quest family medicine providers join Kingston location

Posted: 5/1/2019

Two providers recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s primary care location in the Kingston Plaza. A family medicine physician, Dr. Umara Saleem has been serving the Kingston medical community since 2015. She completed the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program at the Institute for Family Health in September and received the program’s Excellence in Pediatrics award. “I love making connections with new patients and their families, and hope to empower them to set health goals, stay motivated...

Putnam Hospital Center President Gives State of the Hospital Breakfast

Posted: 4/26/2019

Putnam Hospital Center President Peter Kelly met with Putnam residents, leaders and elected officials Thursday morning at the Putnam County Golf Course for his third annual State of the Hospital Breakfast. More than 50 community members attended the event to hear updates from Kelly on Putnam Hospital Center and the changes and additions being made at the system level. “As a major provider of healthcare and employment in Putnam County, it’s important to keep all of the various agencies we work with and c...

Take-back events for unwanted medications held April 27

Posted: 4/23/2019

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. To address this crucial public-safety concern, local law enforcement and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, and Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn., will team up to help community members dispose of unwanted prescription, over-the-count...

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Internal medicine physician Dr. Anthony Basciano recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice and practices in the Rhinebeck prim...
Cardiologist Dr. Sunny Intwala has joined Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at its Cit...