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Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for May

Posted: 4/10/2019

May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $225 Call 845-475-9742 to register This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory and cardiac arrest management. This course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. You must be currently certified as a BLS Healthcare Provide...

Plant sale supports healthcare in northern Dutchess communit

Posted: 4/10/2019

A Mother’s Day plant sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, 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. An additional sale will be held on Wednesday in the lobby of Thompson House, 6525 Springbrook Ave. Shoppers can choose from a wide selection of annuals in small and large sizes. Also, perennials, hanging baskets, patio planters, v...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts Balance Day on May 16

Posted: 4/5/2019

Join Northern Dutchess Hospital for a Body in Harmony balance day, on Thursday, May 16, at the hospital’s Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave. Private appointments can be made between 10 a.m. and noon. Each one- to two-hour-long appointment includes a physical examination by a geriatric medicine physician, a medication review by a pharmacist and a balance and gait assessment with a physical therapist. A licensed social worker will also be available if needed to discuss how to cope with fears ...

Health Quest sets out to boost participation in clinical trials with IBM Watson

Posted: 3/21/2019

Use of IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching expands Health Quest’s use of AI Health Quest and IBM Watson Health have entered an agreement that will leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of increasing participation in clinical trials. Health Quest will deploy IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, a cognitive computing system that matches patients to clinical trials for which they may be eligible, throughout its hospitals. IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching helps clinici...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers new moms support group

Posted: 3/19/2019

A Postpartum Support Group will meet at noon the first and third Wednesday of every month at Northern Dutchess Hospital. The next program meets on April 3 in the cafeteria conference center, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The group is for mothers who experience depression, anxiety, irritability or other mood swings in the first year following childbirth. “It is a forum for discussion, fellowship, support and a safe space to share stories and help each other through the postpartum period,” said Hadas Liebermann, ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital program helps adults prevent diabetes

Posted: 3/13/2019

A condition called 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 Program, founded in 2014. The next program starts Monday, April 1, in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital’s Rhinebeck campus, 6511 Springbrook Ave....

Last day of April marks Taste of Rhinebeck food festival

Posted: 3/6/2019

It only happens once a year: The village businesses open their doors and chefs line up along the streets to showcase their appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts — all for a good cause. The 15th annual Taste of Rhinebeck food festival, fundraiser and culinary competition returns at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the village’s center. The culinary crawl features about 20 restaurants, spirit shops and specialty food retailers within a four-block radius. “Rhinebeck is the perfect setting for a food and ...

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...

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