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Nuvance Health Addresses Blackbaud Data Security Incident

Posted: 10/28/2020

Nuvance Health announced today that it is mailing letters to its donors and patients advising them of a data security incident that occurred at one of its vendors, Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”). Blackbaud is a third-party vendor that provides customer relationship management and financial services tools for fundraising purposes to thousands of schools, non-profits and health systems, including the health system’s related Foundations. On July 16, 2020, Blackbaud informed the health system it had discover...

Center for Healthy Aging presents two-part talk on Alzheimer’s

Posted: 10/1/2020

The Center for Healthy Aging’s Virtual Wellness Series will kick off this fall with a two-part series, Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers, from 2-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 19 and 26. This virtual educational talk will be presented by guest speaker Tara DeLuca, a care consultant with the Hudson Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.   DeLuca will provide answers to many of the questions that arise in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Those include developing a care team, treatmen...

Hyde Park primary care practice adds nurse practitioner

Posted: 9/4/2020

Family nurse practitioner Adora Akwuba recently joined the medical practices of Nuvance Health and sees patients in the Hyde Park primary care office. The board-certified nurse practitioner has more than five years of experience working in urgent, primary and home care settings, and with patients of all ages. “I love my job because I love encouraging others to be healthy,” she said. "Healthcare is more than improving one’s health. It’s improving their quality of life.” Most recently, she was with Signif...

Vascular surgeon joins Nuvance Health medical practices

Posted: 8/14/2020

Vascular surgeon Dr. Erion Qaja has joined the medical practices of Nuvance Health’s Division of Vascular Surgery in the Poughkeepsie offices. Qaja joins Dr. Andreas Spirig and Dr. Mohamed Elsagga as part of a flourishing vascular surgical team in the Hudson Valley. “Drs. Spirig and Elsagga have established a reputation of excellence in the community,” Qaja said. “I look forward to being part of the team and to continue to advance patient quality of care and vascular services.” Previously, Qaja served a...

Nuvance Health offers virtual doctors’ appointments

Posted: 3/26/2020

To make medical providers readily available in our communities, Nuvance Health launched Virtual Visits for primary and specialty care, advancing access to healthcare for patients during a critical time of need. “We are leveraging the power of the digital age to expand our capabilities to connect patients with our physicians as one more thing we can do to offer them continuous safe care,” said Dr. Christopher Lehrach, president of Nuvance Health’s medical practices. Available today, patients of Western C...

Tips on talking to children about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 3/16/2020

Answers to how to minimize anxiety in children during this difficult time. By Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician, Nuvance Health With school closures, sports games cancellations and family vacations postponed due to the evolving spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is important to remember the toll this may be taking on children. They may be experiencing anxiety about catching the virus or perhaps, their grandparents getting sick, not knowing how to express their concerns and emotions. Parents, extended f...

Nuvance Health prepares for possible coronavirus cases

Posted: 3/5/2020

Nuvance Health steering committee establishes plan to keep patients, staff, and communities informed and safe about 2019 novel coronavirus. Nuvance Health is closely monitoring this new infectious disease surge and is prepared to provide the communities it serves with the safest, most current care and information. Nuvance Health is comprised of a family of seven nonprofit hospitals spanning New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Staff throughout the health system have taken several steps, in ...

Multispecialty center brings physicians and services to Hudson Valley Mall

Posted: 2/5/2020

Nuvance Health held a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 4, for its newest and one of its largest multispecialty medical centers. Formerly the Macy’s store in the Hudson Valley Mall, Nuvance Health spent just over a year and more than $20 million transferring the vacant big box store into a healthcare center with urgent care, radiology, neurology and laboratory services. Family healthcare is provided in the facility by Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), which leases space there and hosts Health...

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”

Posted: 1/7/2020

Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level. Westfair, the publisher for Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, and Hudson Valley Business Journal, noted that Dr. Murphy was instrumental in W...

Advanced practice registered nurse joins Sharon Hospital Medical Practice

Posted: 1/6/2020

An advanced practice registered nurse born and raised in the northwest corner is the latest addition to Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s primary care office in Sharon “I became a nurse practitioner to help patients develop a positive relationship with their bodies and realize they have a choice to care for themselves,” said Rebecca Malone, who has lived in Sharon for 30 years. “It is important that our communities grow up healthy, and I have the privilege to educate and promote healthy lifestyles to p...

Nephrologist joins Carmel Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 12/16/2019

Nephrologist Dr. Michael Capicotto has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care. Capicotto is seeing patients in the Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I look forward to developing relationships with new patients and their families, welcoming my long-standing patients to HQMP and bringing nephrology to the practice,” he said. “I have personally seen how kidney disease affects both the individual as well as their family. My own father was on hemodialysis for four years. I treat m...

Pulmonologist joins Nuvance Health in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 11/19/2019

Pulmonary and critical care specialist Dr. Shazia Choudry has joined Health Quest Medical Practice, now part of Nuvance Health. She will work with the Division of Pulmonology, 21 Reade Place, Suite 100, Poughkeepsie. “My goal is to offer compassionate, quality care to patients and help develop treatment plans that fit their needs to guide them toward recovery,” Choudry said. Pulmonology is the study of diseases affecting the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists,...

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...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

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 expectations in healthcare and to deliver more convenient, accessible and affordable care throughout the region. Nuva...

Neurosurgeon joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 6/25/2019

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cho has joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s Division of Neurosurgery and is accepting new patients. He will treat patients at the City of Poughkeepsie office, 21 Reade Place, Suite 3100. “It is both an honor and a privilege to join such an innovative health system with the resources to best serve our community,” said Cho, who is originally from Roslyn, NY, on Long Island. Board certified in neurosurgery, Cho has practiced medicine for 20 years, 13 of which have been in the Po...

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...

Log fitness, win prizes during the spring Get Fit Challenge

Posted: 4/22/2019

Track fitness for prize eligibility, compete to stay motivated and achieve health goals with the Get Fit Challenge from April 27 to June 8. The six-week challenge is a community wellness program founded five years ago by 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. Prizes include a spa package for two, sporting goods and Get Fit apparel. “Get Fit is always something I look forwa...

Midwife joins Health Quest OB/GYN practice in Rhinebeck and Kingston

Posted: 1/3/2019

Whitney Hall, a certified midwife, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB/GYN practice with privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Hall sees patients in the OB/GYN offices on the hospital’s Springbrook Avenue campus and in the Kingston Plaza. She offers gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling, pre-conception education, maternity care and menopausal management. A certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator, she is part of the delivery care team at the Neugarten...

Thoracic surgeon joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 10/10/2018

Dr. Huan Joanne Sun, a thoracic surgeon, recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Thoracic Surgery. “With advancements in healthcare being made every day, I look forward to providing quality care to patients in the Hudson Valley using the latest surgical technology,” Sun said. Thoracic surgery involves operating on organs inside the chest, called the thorax, to treat various conditions, such as lung disease. Board-certified in general surgery, Sun will oversee the care of patients a...

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Northern Dutchess Hospital will bring its CDC-awarded National Prediabetes Prevention Program to the Ulster County area via virtua...