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Northern Dutchess Hospital provides breast cancer screening event

Posted: 9/23/2019

Regular breast cancer screenings are critical because early detection can save lives, according to Health Quest Medical Practice Midwife Julie Denney. That’s why Northern Dutchess Hospital teamed up with Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley to offer Breast Cancer Screenings from 2:30-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Women, age 50 to 74, with no health insurance or who are underinsured may be eligible for this community-benefit event. The screening includes a bre...

Northern Dutchess Hospital program helps adults prevent diabetes

Posted: 8/28/2019

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. Payman and fitness trainer Marie Monroe coach the hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, founded in 2014. The next program starts Monday, Sept. 23, in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital’s Rhinebeck campus, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Two sessions are offered — either 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. — ...

Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experie...

Northern Dutchess Hospital achieves accreditation for weight loss surgery

Posted: 8/20/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s weight loss surgery program recently achieved Comprehensive Center status by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program under the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As a Comprehensive Center, the hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients, according to the accrediting agency. No...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

New brand is next step in nonprofit health system’s mission to transform the healthcare experience in the region 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 expe...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers fall lineup of learning

Posted: 8/14/2019

Work on your memoir, reduce stress and explore end-of-life film portrayals during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series this fall. The center offers no-cost, educational talks from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to November, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Advanced registration is required online at www.healthquest.org/wellness or by calling 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220). Fall Wellness Series programs: Write Your Story: Mem...

2 Dutchess County hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital earn accolades for heart, colon and lung care

Posted: 8/7/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital were recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s recently published Best Hospitals and High Performing Hospitals rankings. Both earned High Performing Hospital rantings in several medical specialties, while Vassar Brothers received state and regional rankings for the City of Poughkeepsie-based hospital’s performance across multiple areas of care. “This is an award that speaks to our ability to deliver safe, excellent care for our patients,” sa...

Rhinebeck thrift shop hosts summer book sale and fundraiser

Posted: 7/31/2019

Stock up on books to pass the hot, lazy days ahead at Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary’s Summer Book Sale Fundraiser. The fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the auxiliary-run Sweet Repeats Thrift Shop, 97 Montgomery St. Shoppers can browse hundreds of titles on various subjects. New and used titles of nonfiction and fiction books as well as music and movies will be available to choose from at low prices. Sale proceeds benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital and its affiliated skille...

Northern Dutchess Hospital becomes breast milk donation depot

Posted: 7/30/2019

Breast milk donations are helping babies in need, including preemies and infants in neonatal intensive care units. To make milk drop-offs convenient for local donors, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck recently became a Milk Depot for the New York Milk Bank. The Valhalla-based nonprofit collects milk from carefully screened donors, then pasteurizes and distributes it to hundreds of babies across the state. “Our staff, and especially our lactation consultants, wanted to support our local milk donors...

Hospitals receive ‘gold’ for timely, appropriate stroke care

Posted: 7/10/2019

When it comes to stroke, early assessment and rapid treatment are critical to saving brain cells — and lives. To recognize hospitals for fast-acting care, the American Heart Association recently released its Get with the Guidelines awards. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital each earned “Gold Plus” for following up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. “We know that every minute counts,” said Dr. Paul Wright, Health Quest’s assistant vice preside...

Rhinebeck hospital’s 20th annual gala honors 2 longtime local physicians

Posted: 6/10/2019

Two esteemed local physicians, Dr. Russell Tigges and Dr. Mark Zunich, were recognized at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s gala on Saturday, June 8, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. With about 400 attendees, the 20th annual Starlight Ball raised about $100,000 to support the hospital’s mission to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. An orthopedic surgeon, Tigges is on the hospital medical staff and is a physician with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. Originally from Io...

Rhinebeck, Sharon hospitals receive Wound Care recognition

Posted: 5/22/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital recently received national recognition for high standards of patient care in wound healing. The Wound Care Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, was one of 29 in the nation to earn the President’s Circle Center of Excellence for exceeding quality and patient satisfaction metrics since 2013, when the center joined the Healogics Inc. network of about 700 facilities. Healogics is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that works with hospitals to ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts ’50s party to honor cancer survivors

Posted: 5/21/2019

Poodle skirts and slicked-back hair will be all the rage at the Northern Dutchess Hospital’s ’50s -themed Cancer Survivors Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the hospital’s cafeteria, 6511 Springbrook Ave. There will be ice cream sundaes, soda floats, music and other activities. All are welcome, including anyone with cancer, family, friends and care providers. This is an annual, national event that brings people together to share their stories, connect with other survivors, celebrate milest...

Scrumptious Taste of Rhinebeck raises nearly $26,000 for hospital

Posted: 5/8/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital received about $26,000 from the 20th annual Taste of Rhinebeck, a culinary festival and competition that drew hundreds to the village center and showcased the creative talents of the local food scene. On Tuesday, April 30, nearly two dozen walkable locations offered samples of small plates, desserts and beverages. Attracting about 450 people, votes were cast on what was the most palate-pleasing. The crowd favorites included a cookie dough Oreo sandwich from Samuel’s Sweets Sho...

Take-back events for unwanted medications held April 27

Posted: 4/23/2019

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. To address this crucial public-safety concern, local law enforcement and 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., will team up to help community members dispose of unwanted prescription, over-the-count...

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...

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...

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