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Healthy habits are focus of Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Posted: 3/10/2021

The American Diabetes Association recommends everyone age 45 and older get their blood sugar checked for a condition called prediabetes. Prediabetes is the body’s way of warning about stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Roufia Payman, a nutrition counselor at Northern Dutchess Hospital. “You can reverse prediabetes simply by losing a few pounds,” she said. Payman and fitness trainer Marie Monroe coach the hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Progra m, founded in 2014. The next ses...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers advanced heart procedures to the community

Posted: 2/24/2021

It’s 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday and invasive cardiologist Dr. Ali Hammoud is at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, prepping a patient for a procedure to check for any obstructions in his heart. Hammoud carefully threads a catheter through an artery in the patient’s wrist until it reaches the heart, allowing him to view the coronary arteries and determine if further treatment is needed. Some blockages were noted during the approximately 20-minute procedure. A plan to deter...

Jeffrey M. Nicastro, MD, FACS, FCCM named as Chief Medical Officer & Network Chair of Surgery for Nuvance Healt

Posted: 2/22/2021

Highly respected clinician leading system medical staff through the pandemic   Nuvance Health announces the appointment of Jeffrey M. Nicastro, MD, FACS, FCCM as Chief Medical Officer & Network Chair of Surgery for Nuvance Health effective immediately. Dr. Nicastro has served as our Interim Chief Medical Officer for the past six months while continuing to serve as the Network Chair of Surgery.  Dr. Nicastro joined the Nuvance Health team in January 2019 as the first Network Chair of Surger...

$450K gift supports Nuvance Health’s digital health strategy

Posted: 2/9/2021

For nearly two decades, Danbury couple has donated $1 million to support strategic initiatives Today, consumers use their high-tech mobile devices for nearly everything — from ordering groceries to streaming entertainment to transferring their bank funds. And one Nuvance Health donation will help ensure people can use their smartphones to improve their health. “The majority of traffic to retail websites now comes from smartphones, but the healthcare industry has lagged behind in this key trend,” said Jo...

Nuvance Health winter storm impacts for Tuesday, Feb. 2

Posted: 2/1/2021

With snowy conditions and difficult travel forecasted to continue into Tuesday, Nuvance Health announces the following impacts: Nuvance Health hospitals and emergency departments are open 24/7. Most N uvance Health medical practices plan to open at noon Tuesday. Virtual Visits may be available if patients cannot make it into their provider’s office. COVID-19 specimen collection sites will be open Tuesday with the exception of Brookfield, Conn., while vaccination sites may be impacted. More vaccine clini...

Northern Dutchess Hospital launches breast surgery program

Posted: 11/18/2020

Breast surgeon Dr. Lisa D. Curcio has joined Nuvance Health to establish a breast surgery program at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Dr. Curcio will also see patients for office visits at Nuvance Health’s Kingston Multispecialty Center in Kingston, NY. “We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Curcio and expand our offerings for patients with breast cancer and other types of breast diseases,” said Denise George, president, Northern Dutchess Hospital. “Residents in our communities now have a new level ...

COVID-19 update: Northern Dutchess Hospital visitation changes effective 11/18/2020

Posted: 11/18/2020

There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in the mid-Hudson Valley. Northern Dutchess Hospital is limiting visitation out of an abundance of caution and to safeguard our patients and staff. Effective today, no visitors are permitted for inpatients unless patients are under age 21, on the maternity unit or extenuating circumstances apply . Please review the full visitation policy at: https://patients.healthquest.org/covid-19-updates/ “This is an ongoing pandemic and we must band together once again to...

Hospital diabetes prevention program now offered to Ulster residents

Posted: 10/28/2020

Northern Dutchess Hospital will bring its CDC-awarded National Prediabetes Prevention Program to the Ulster County area via virtual learning, beginning Nov. 17.   Hospital lifestyle coaches Roufia Payman, a nutrition counselor, and Anne Rabbitt, a registered dietitian, will teach people who are overweight with high blood sugar levels how to make small changes that lead to better health without dieting or gym memberships.   Participants will meet virtually on 16 weekly consecutive Mondays and s...

Self-Referral Screening Mammogram Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 10/6/2020

Spanish Portuguese   What is a screening mammogram? Mammography is a specialized type of medical imaging that uses low-dose x-ray to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam is called a mammogram. A screening mammogram is different from a diagnostic mammogram. A screening mammogram is for women who have no apparent signs of breast cancer. Women who are at average risk of developing breast cancer should start having annual screening mammograms at age 40. A physician may recommend a diagnostic mamm...

Nuvance Health launches self-referral screening mammogram program at new locations

Posted: 10/5/2020

Women who meet criteria can now schedule a screening mammogram without a physician order at Nuvance Health imaging centers in Carmel, Fishkill, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Rhinebeck NY, and Sharon, Conn. Nuvance Health has launched a self-referral screening mammogram program at imaging centers in Connecticut and New York. Self-referring screening mammogram means that women who meet criteria can schedule a routine mammogram without a physician order. This improves access to these important screenings and...

Rhinebeck program helps adults avoid type 2 diabetes

Posted: 8/10/2020

Northern Dutchess Hospital will help adults avert type 2 diabetes before the devastating disease takes hold with its National Prediabetes Prevention Program, which begins on Sept. 28. Hospital lifestyle coaches Roufia Payman, a nutrition counselor, and Marie Monroe, a fitness trainer, will teach people who are overweight with high blood sugar levels how to make small changes that lead to better health without dieting or gym memberships. Participants will meet on 16 weekly consecutive Mondays and six bi-...

Nuvance Health welcomes physicians-in-training for new academic year

Posted: 6/26/2020

Nuvance Health recently welcomed 139 new medical residents and fellows across its healthcare system during orientation for the 2020-21 academic year. These incoming physicians will begin their advanced clinical training on Wednesday, July 1, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital and Northern Dutchess Hospital in New York and Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. Nuvance Health currently sponsors 14 residency and four fellowship programs accredited  through the Accredita...

Rhinebeck medical practice adds medical weight loss specialist

Posted: 6/12/2020

Health Quest Medical Practice’s bariatric team recently added a clinician who specializes in medical weight loss for people struggling with obesity. Jennifer Scheffler, who holds a doctor of nursing practice degree, sees patients in the medical practice’s general surgery office on the campus of Northern Dutchess Hospital. The board-certified family nurse practitioner will focus on individualized non-surgical weight loss options for patients who don’t qualify for bariatric surgery or prefer a non-surgica...

Center for Healthy Aging wellness talks on memory, movement and more go virtual

Posted: 5/21/2020

Older adults are invited to better their knowledge about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and more during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Virtual Wellness Series this spring and summer. These educational talks are at 2 p.m. Mondays, beginning June 15. All presentations will be online-only due to the novel coronavirus and safety precautions. To register, visit nuvancehealth.org/wellness or call Nancy Walsh at (845) 876-4745 (TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220). All registrants will receive an email con...

Northern Dutchess Hospital earns 2nd consecutive ‘A’ safety grade from healthcare watchdog

Posted: 5/4/2020

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently earned an “A” in safety from The Leapfrog Group – an independent national watchdog committed to healthcare quality and safety. The grades assess how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harm to patients, according to The Leapfrog Group. “We are proud to be honored by this prestigious distinction that is the direct result of our caregivers’ excellence and commitment to extraordinary care every day,” said Denise George, president of Northern Dutchess Hosp...

Northern Dutchess Hospital receives $29,000 Share the Love donation

Posted: 4/20/2020

For the sixth year in a row, Ruge’s Automotive selected Northern Dutchess Hospital as its hometown charity recipient, donating about $29,000 through Subaru’s annual Share the Love campaign. The funds will be used by the Rhinebeck hospital to offset the cost of isolation room conversions, antiviral medications and vital personal protective equipment – all associated with COVID-19 patient care. “The generosity of the Ruge family and Subaru could not have come at a more needed time, as we ceaselessly work ...

Making a Difference, Together: Letter to the Community

Posted: 4/10/2020

Northern Dutchess and Ulster County have always been a region with charming small towns and wonderfully caring people. Understandably, anxieties about COVID-19 have made our communities feel like different places. While we cannot physically embrace each other, local healthcare workers have never before felt surrounded by so much kind-heartedness. Perhaps the best example of this in the hospital’s 91-year history was the Healthcare Worker Salute Parade on April 8 organized by the Village of Rhinebeck. Hu...

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 ...

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