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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...

Rhinebeck’s wound care center receives national award for excellence

Posted: 5/9/2018

For the third consecutive year, the Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital was named a Center of Excellence by Healogics for its high standards of patient care. Healogics is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with Northern Dutchess Hospital to treat chronic and acute wounds, including diabetic and pressure ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds. Out of 340 eligible centers, Northern Dutchess was among 268 honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award, named after...

Sharon Hospital president to present community report and open forum May 16

Posted: 5/8/2018

Sharon Hospital President Peter Cordeau will present a “State of the Hospital” community update at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16. Members of the surrounding community are invited to attend the forum at Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn. Attendees will hear from Cordeau about Sharon Hospital’s progress since joining Health Quest in August 2017, including updates on new services and discussion of challenges ahead. A question-and-answer period will follow Cordeau’s presentation. A continental break...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center president updates community on successes, growth and challenges ahead

Posted: 5/8/2018

Vassar Brothers Medical Center continues to add services and programs, and enhance its capabilities so patients can choose to stay close to home for their healthcare. As the medical center’s new patient pavilion begins to take shape, the patient experience will be unlike anywhere else in the region. That was the message of medical center President Ann McMackin during the 13th annual State of the Medical Center Community Breakfast on Tuesday, May 8. “This is wonderful opportunity to update you and talk a...

Ruge’s Subaru’s $21,000 donation to boost Northern Dutchess Hospital renovation

Posted: 5/2/2018

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation recently received a check for $21,226 on Tuesday, April 24, as part of Subaru’s annual Share the Love campaign. The donation will go toward completing the hospital’s interventional radiology suite, which is slated to open in late summer.  Interventional radiology allows patients to have minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnosis and treat diseases, according to Paul King, director of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging services. During December’...

Kids’ Day adds more family fun activities

Posted: 4/30/2018

Kids’ Day at Putnam Hospital Center will feature several new attractions this year. The fun-filled, community day, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, will include visits from Disney princesses, do-it-yourself kits from Home Depot and food trucks such as Mr. Softee, Pappi’s Mediterranean and Frites. The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will also be conducting running/sneaker evaluations and a concussion awareness program. These activities are in addition to a host of other Kids’ Day...

Center for Healthy Aging offers team approach to fall prevention

Posted: 4/30/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Body in Harmony balance day returns on Thursday, May 17, at the hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave. Private appointments can be made between 10 a.m. and noon. Each personalized evaluation includes a physical examination by a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine, Dr. Jodi Friedman. “Body in Harmony Day is a great place to get a multifaceted and comprehensive look at the factors that lead to gait problems,” Friedman said. Attendees will also r...

Putnam Hospital Center President Gives State of the Hospital Community Breakfast

Posted: 4/27/2018

Putnam Hospital Center President Peter Kelly met with Putnam residents, leaders and elected officials Thursday morning at the Putnam County Golf Course for his second annual State of the Hospital Community Breakfast. More than 60 community members attended the event to hear updates from Kelly on Putnam Hospital Center and its parent organization, Health Quest. “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 constitue...

May plant sale supports healthcare in northern Dutchess community

Posted: 4/24/2018

A Mother’s Day plant sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, to benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital and its affiliated skilled nursing facility. The annual sale will take place in the lobby of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave., and on Wednesday only in the lobby of Thompson House, 6525 Springbrook Ave. “Whether shopping for a special Mother’s Day gift or for your own garden, you will find a wonderful selection of spring, summer and fall plants at our s...

Taste of Rhinebeck raises nearly $25,000 for Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 4/23/2018

A record-setting number of venues, along with world-class food, made the recent Taste of Rhinebeck culinary crawl a success, according to Dawn Morrison, organizer of this Northern Dutchess Hospital fundraiser. The village’s Garden, Mill, and East and West Market streets transformed into a food festival on Tuesday, April 17, with 25 locations where people could sample small plates, desserts and beverages.The crowd favorites included a Peppermint Patty sandwiched between two Oreos, a shrimp roll on a Chin...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for May

Posted: 4/19/2018

May classes are as follows: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY 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 be required to do a pre-course assessment in the text as well. A te...

Sharon Hospital hosts Mental Health First Aid training

Posted: 4/17/2018

Sharon Hospital and Mental Health Connecticut have teamed up to offer Mental Health First Aid, a training program that teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10, at Sharon Hospital, 50 Hospital Hill Road, in the general surgery and wound care lobby at the north entrance of the hospital. This complimentary event is open to the public and has limit...

Nickel Social comes to Rhinebeck church this Saturday

Posted: 4/17/2018

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary’s Nickel Social will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St. The drawings will begin at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the hospital. For information, call the foundation office at 845-871-1711 (TTY: 800:421-1220).

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on April 28

Posted: 4/13/2018

Rid your homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medicines during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck will team up with local law enforcement to accept medications for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel will partner with the Prevention Council of Putnam and sheriff’s office to offer its event ...

Health Quest’s 6-week Get Fit Challenge returns April 28

Posted: 4/9/2018

Prize drawings for eligible participants include spa package Go for a hike. Stretch at a park. Hit the gym. Or tackle the workout of the week to be eligible for prize drawings during Health Quest’s spring Get Fit Challenge. Beginning Saturday, April 28, the healthcare system challenges the communities of the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut to get active and log their workouts at WeGetFit.org. Sign up for a free Get Fit account at the website and learn how to eat healthy and exercise while explor...

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network to combine and form new healthcare system

Posted: 3/28/2018

LaGrangeville, N.Y. and Danbury, Conn. — March 28, 2018 — Two healthcare systems that serve residents in New York and Connecticut are about to combine to create a new innovative health system. Health Quest Systems Inc. and Western Connecticut Health Network have entered into an agreement to create a new health system to provide community members across the Hudson Valley of New York and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care. Health Quest is a four-hospital system based ...

Mark your calendars for the return of Putnam Hospital Center’s Kids’ Day

Posted: 3/28/2018

Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue. This will be the 12th Kids’ Day on the hospital campus hosted by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary. “We are so excited for the return of this beloved community event and look forward to bringing together organizations from all over Putnam County to celebrate children and families,” said Michelle Piazza, director of volunteer and pastoral services at PHC...

Internal medicine specialist joins Health Quest in Hyde Park

Posted: 3/22/2018

Internal medicine specialist Dr. Abdalla Yousif has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Primary Care and treats patients 18 and older at its Hyde Park location, 4068 Albany Post Road. “As a physician, it is my goal to ensure patients and their families receive the highest quality of care for all their medical needs, and I look forward to building relationships with patients in the local community,” Yousif said. His special interests include the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and re...

Culinary crawl offers best of Rhinebeck’s food and beverage scene

Posted: 3/19/2018

Taste of Rhinebeck returns at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, offering a memorable exploration of the local food scene. Taste is walkable culinary crawl with stops inside restaurants, spirit shops and specialty food retailers along a four-block village radius, where people can enjoy a variety of food and drinks. It’s also a fundraiser. Last year, Taste raised nearly $26,000 to benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital. “This will be our 14th year of celebrating the delicious fare Rhinebeck has to offer and bringi...

Rhinebeck’s Center for Healthy Aging announces spring health talks

Posted: 3/13/2018

Men’s health, graceful aging and genealogy will be topics covered during this spring’s Wellness Series hosted by The Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital. All educational talks are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Monday of April, May and June in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Valet parking is available. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited. Registration is required. Visit www.healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220)...

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New to Health Quest Medical Practice, Dr. Hida Nierenburg will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and general neuro...
For the third consecutive year, the Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital was named a Center of Excellence by Healogics ...