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Health Quest Community Education announces March training programs

Posted: 2/19/2019

March classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost: $75 (includes textbook), $60 (excludes text). Call 845-475-9742 to register The AHA’s BLS Provider Renewal Course is designed for those who are currently certified and need to renew an existing BLS certification. This abridged renewal course is for experienced providers. It teaches both single-rescuer and team...

Get heart smart at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s February lunch and learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Learn how to make healthy choices and manage your heart health at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn. The no-cost, educational Heart Month event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. A nutritious meal will be served while the audience hears from a cardiologist about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood pressure guidelines...

Babies compete in Super Crawl Feb. 2 in Rhinebeck

Posted: 1/18/2019

Diaper-clad competitors will wiggle on their hands and knees to victory on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, during Q92.1 FM’s annual Super Crawl. The adorable baby race is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria and conference rooms, at 6511 Springbrook Ave. Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Neugarten Family Birth Center and Health Quest Medical Practice are sponsors of iHeartMedia’s Q92.1 FM community crawling competition. Any child, age 6 months to 1 year, is eligible to race. The...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/14/2019

February classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $165 (includes textbook), $125 (excludes text) Call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 edition of AHA ACLS) is required and AHA allows stud...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for January

Posted: 12/14/2018

January classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CPR AED only: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; First Aid only: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $75, $60 (CPR AED only), $60 (First Aid only) Call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child a...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts community talent show on Dec. 17

Posted: 12/6/2018

The Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a Community Talent Show from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The free event welcomes people of all ages to either participate or be part of the audience at this fun-filled, year-end celebration. Musicians, poets, writers, jugglers, comedians, magicians and artists of all kinds are encouraged to participate. This event is also an opportunity for seniors to come togeth...

NDH Mother’s Club hosts fundraiser at Rhinebeck playhouse

Posted: 12/5/2018

Join the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club as it celebrates the holidays with a Holiday Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308. The event is open to the public and tickets include a dress rehearsal performance of “A Christmas Carol,” cheese boards, light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and a silent auction. Ticket prices are as follows: $40 per person in advance. $75 per couple. $20 per student. $10 for children 12 and under. $45 ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary hosts holiday plant sale

Posted: 11/19/2018

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Holiday Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 6. The sale will support the Rhinebeck-based hospital and its affiliated skilled nursing facility, the Thompson House. The sale will take place both days in hospital’s main lobby, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The Thompson House will host the sale exclusively on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in its lobby, 6525 Springbrook Ave. Visitors can choose from an array of seasonal items, incl...

Northern Dutchess Hospital installs 3-D mammography unit

Posted: 11/8/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently installed a 3-D mammography unit, the gold standard in life-saving breast cancer detection that provides enhanced clarity and accuracy over two-dimensional imaging. “Our goal is to continuously evaluate and add advanced imaging technology to improve our diagnostic capabilities at the hospital, and the addition of 3-D mammography means patients can stay local to receive state-of-the-art imaging services,” said Paul King, director of radiology at the hospital. Northern ...

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...

Program teaches adults to eat smart, move more, prevent diabetes

Posted: 8/28/2018

The best way to avoid type 2 diabetes is with moderate physical activity and healthy food choices. Learn how to beat this chronic disease with Northern Dutchess Hospital lifestyle coaches Roufia Payman and Marie Monroe in the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The next session starts Oct. 1 in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Choose from two session times: 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. The no-cost classes meet for 16 consecutive Mondays and then bi-monthly follow-ups to en...

Fall wellness talks announced by Rhinebeck’s Center for Healthy Aging

Posted: 8/16/2018

Boost your health this fall with the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series, held from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to December, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The no-cost community educational series kicks off on Sept. 17 with an endocrinologist’s tips on osteoporosis. Join a talk in October about end-of-life wishes, in November for a caregiving-focused event and in December for a community talent show. Advanced registration is...

Health Quest hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: 8/14/2018

To help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings on Tuesday with Vassar Brothers Medical Center named a Best Regional Hospital with high performance in four areas of care and Northern Dutchess Hospital recognized as a high performer in one specialty. In an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals across the United States, Vassar Brothers was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for high performance in aortic valve su...

Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB-GYN doctor moves to Rhinebeck/Kingston offices

Posted: 8/1/2018

Health Quest Medical Practice OB-GYN, Dr. Marcel Hinds, recently relocated to the practice’s Rhinebeck and Kingston offices, and will deliver babies at Northern Dutchess Hospital. He will also perform gynecological procedures at the hospital, and has a special interest in fibroid treatment, endometriosis and pelvic pain. Since 2017, Hinds has been caring for patients at the medical practice’s Sharon, Conn., location. He came to HQMP from Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson, where he was an attending phys...

General surgeon joins Northern Dutchess Hospital, enhances weight-loss surgery

Posted: 7/18/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital is growing its weight-loss surgery program and expanding access to general surgery. Dr. Vadim Meytes will perform bariatric and general surgeries at the hospital and see patients at Health Quest Medical Practice’s Rhinebeck general surgery office. He is trained to offer minimally invasive hernia repair, gallbladder removal, acid reflux surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve surgery and more. “Since early on in my surgical training, I recognized a growing need to be able to offer the ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital expands massage therapy to help with pain

Posted: 6/28/2018

Massage can have a powerful, positive impact for patients undergoing stressful procedures, surgery or chemotherapy. Recognizing the benefits of integrative medicine, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently expanded its massage services with the addition of two experienced therapists. Jesse Scherer has been a licensed massage therapist since 1994, most recently in private practice in Kingston, New Paltz and New York City. She specializes in injury rehabilitation, soft tissue manipulation, reproductive health...

Rhinebeck hospital’s gala hustles in honors for NDP EMS, $100K for patient care

Posted: 6/20/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosted its gala, The Starlight Ball, on Saturday, June 16, and raised about $100,000 for services that support its mission to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. Held under a grand tent at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, the gala honored NDP Emergency Medical Services for the Rhinebeck-headquartered company’s 24 years of service to the community and close relationship with the hospital. Dr. W. Andrew Wilson, medical director of the hospital emergen...

Northern Dutchess Hospital adds medical oncologist, opens infusion center

Posted: 5/22/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital is bringing cancer care closer to home with the recent opening of its chemotherapy infusion center and addition of a medical oncologist, Dr. Alfonso Cutugno, to its medical staff. “Our new infusion center will help cancer patients receive chemotherapy medications right here on our Rhinebeck campus, so they no longer need to travel as they fight cancer,” hospital President Denise George said. With two private infusion rooms and seven semi-private treatment bays, the $425,000 re...

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...

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’...

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