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Nuvance Health appoints new chief information officer

Posted: 9/16/2020

Nuvance Health appointed Geoffry Hook chief information officer (CIO) of the seven-hospital health system. Hook will serve as the chief information systems strategist and overall information systems administrative and operations leader for Nuvance Health. As CIO of Nuvance Health, Hook will collaborate with the health system’s clinical and administrative leaders to drive digital and strategic goals. This includes alignment of approximately 330 IT team members, systems, platforms, priorities, budgets, an...

Nuvance Health COVID-19 testing update

Posted: 6/30/2020

Nuvance Health is integrating COVID-19 testing into medical practices and hospitals in Connecticut and New York Nuvance Health will be transitioning its COVID-19 drive-through specimen collection sites in Connecticut and New York to onsite locations throughout the system in early July. As part of its emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis, Nuvance Health opened collection sites at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. Nuvance Health also opened collection sites in New York with Dutche...

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...

Health Quest interviews candidates for new residency programs

Posted: 11/12/2018

Health Quest has started to interview candidates for three residency programs, surgery, internal medicine and family medicine, for which the first classes begin in July 2019. The Family Medicine Residency Program is the latest approved by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education. It joins the surgery and internal medicine residency programs, which were approved earlier this year. “These three residency programs are just the beginning for Health Quest’s shift into academic medical training,...

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on October 27

Posted: 10/16/2018

Properly dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted medicines, needles and other sharp medical devices during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. On Saturday, Oct. 27, local law enforcement and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, will team up to help community members dispose of unwanted prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications. Sh...

Medical Staff of Putnam Hospital Center spreads cheer to area charities

Posted: 12/28/2016

The holiday season brought some extra cheer to five Putnam County organizations helping the needy. The medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center donated $5,000 to five food pantries. Each recipient received $1,000 and included the Philipstown Food Pantry, Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP) Food Pantry, Gilead Food Pantry, St. John the Evangelist Food Pantry and Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry. Representatives from the organizations visited Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27 to receive t...

Vassar Brothers is consumers’ choice hospital for 13th straight year

Posted: 12/16/2016

Vassar Brothers Medical Center was chosen by consumers as their hospital of choice for the 13th consecutive year, according to National Research Corporation’s 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Awards. The Nebraska-based company specializes in healthcare-performance measurement and honors hospitals that consumers feel have the best quality, reputation and medical staff. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. “Our mi...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Moonlight Ball Honors Breast Center

Posted: 10/27/2016

At the Foundation for Putnam Hospital Center’s annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, one guest was so moved by the presentation that he donated an impromptu $100,000. Following a short video shown at the gala about the hospital Breast Center’s journey toward accreditation, Anthony Rutledge said he was inspired to support Putnam Hospital Center’s plan to expand the program. Rutledge, a former Carmel resident, shared a story about how his wife is a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Putnam Hospital Cen...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts robotic surgery seminar

Posted: 9/29/2016

In 2011, the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system was introduced at Putnam Hospital Center, ushering in a minimally invasive option for major operations. Since then, hundreds of robotic surgeries have been performed at the hospital. The instrument has allowed surgeons to perform less invasive procedures with a greater level of precision. Four physicians with CareMount Medical Group and on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center will present “Updates on Robotic Surgery at Putnam Hospital Center,” ...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 8/31/2016

Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for September include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Early childhood music program offered at Rhinebeck nursing home

Posted: 6/14/2016

This summer, the Thompson House will host Catskill Mountain Music Together’s “Generations,” an early childhood music and movement program, at the rehabilitation and nursing facility, 6525 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. The program is for children newborn to 7 years and their caregivers and is held at 3:45 p.m. beginning July 11 for five consecutive Mondays. Seniors who live at the Thompson House will participate and form bonds with young families while children will engage with people of a different gener...

Stroke Survivor Sees Improvement with Putnam Hospital Center Speech Therapy

Posted: 5/24/2016

Five years ago, Lorna Armbruster suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak. Speech therapy helped her regain her ability to talk but a seizure disorder she developed after the stroke set her back. Still, she has diligently continued to go to speech therapy and has seen great improvement not only in speaking but in writing, reading and recall. “I’m trying to show how this (speech therapy) really helps people,” said Armbruster, who formerly worked at Putnam Hospital Center as the assistant director ...

Get Fit Hudson Valley challenges people to log exercise to win prizes

Posted: 5/10/2016

The Get Fit Hudson Valley exercise challenge returns on Saturday, May 14, now with more than 60 check-in locations and dozens of prizes for people who log their activity. For six weeks, Get Fit encourages people to stay in shape and be active. Participants register at, perform 30 minutes of any kind of physical activity and log it through the #GetFitHV Twitter hashtag or The more entries participants submit, the better their chances to win fun prizes. Prizes include: an Apple ...

Meet the Robot knee surgery dinner held in Rhinebeck

Posted: 5/10/2016

Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a Meet the Robot knee surgery dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The public is invited to learn about the benefits of the Navio Surgical System for robotic partial knee replacement and get an up-close demonstration of this advanced technology. A light dinner will be provided. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Schweppe, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Northern Dutchess H...

Cancer support groups meet at Health Quest facilities

Posted: 4/29/2016

  Support Connections Inc. will host support group sessions for women with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers at two Health Quest facilities. The dates for May include: • Putnam Hospital Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.   • Vassar Brothers Medical Center: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.   Preregistration for all groups is required. To register or learn more, women may call 914-962-6402 or 1-800-532-4290.

Ruge’s Subaru supports Northern Dutchess Hospital with $20K donation

Posted: 4/15/2016

Continuing a long history of generosity, Ruge’s Subaru of Rhinebeck donated more than $20,000 to Northern Dutchess Hospital as part of  Subaru’s Share the Love campaign. During the Share the Love event held at the end of each year, Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, based on the charity of the customer’s choice. Ruge’s Subaru of Rhinebeck selected Northern Dutchess Hospital as its local charity partner, helping raise $20,169 for the hospital in 2015 and more than $50,0...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Women’s Health Symposium

Posted: 4/13/2016

Putnam Hospital Center will host a Women’s Health Symposium from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14, in the Michael T. Weber Community Auditorium, 672 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel. The symposium will feature several physicians on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center who will discuss women’s health issues and treatment options from breast cancer to gynecological procedures to urinary problems. The speakers include Dr. Lyda Rojas, a breast surgeon with CareMount Medical, Dr. Susan Vosko, an obstetrician...

Putnam Hospital Center earns Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Posted: 4/13/2016

Putnam Hospital Center recently received the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, representing the top 15 percent of hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Putnam Hospital Center was one of 448 hospitals in the country and only one of seven in New York to receive this honor. Healthgrades analyzed patient survey scores for admissions between April 2014 and March 2015 to determine the award recipients. “This is a great honor and recognition from our patients for the qual...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Medication Take Back Day

Posted: 3/29/2016

Putnam Hospital Center will host a Medication Take Back Day in April in cooperation with the Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, the Putnam County Department of Health and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the hospital’s Wagner Cancer Pavilion, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel. Participants may dispose of prescription, pet and over-the-counter medications. Please remember to keep medications in their original packaging if possible and to remove p...

Health Quest holds grand opening for $1.8M Kingston Plaza location

Posted: 3/18/2016

Health Quest Medical Practice held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Monday, March 14 at its new multi-disciplinary medical center in Kingston Plaza at 334 Plaza Road. The joint event with the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce featured giveaways, food and tours of the 15,000-square-foot $1.8 million medical facility, which houses the group’s primary care, obstetrics, gynecology and rheumatology divisions. “We have always had wonderful, dedicated physicians and staff providing healthca...

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