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Mark your calendars for the return of Putnam Hospital Center’s Kids’ Day

Posted: 4/18/2019

Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 670 Stoneleigh Avenue. This will be the 13th Kids’ Day on the hospital campus hosted by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary. “Kids’ Day is a fun and festive way to take part in your community,” said John Mahoney, manager of Volunteer Resources. “We look forward to bringing together organizations from all over Putnam County to celebrate children and families.” Join Dr. Bear for ...

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...

Somers woman makes pillows for Putnam Hospital Center’s breast patients

Posted: 4/2/2019

When breast cancer patients have surgery at Putnam Hospital Center, they receive a soft, handmade pillow thanks to a woman who knows what it’s like to be in their place. Maria Giewat, of Somers, had breast surgery at Putnam Hospital Center in 2016 and a friend, she said, had given her a pillow to ease her pain. With the help of friends, Giewat has since been paying it forward, making heart-shaped pillows for breast cancer patients at the hospital. So far, she has delivered 540 pillows. “I feel so good k...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare unions condemn drastic cuts to Medicaid

Posted: 3/7/2019

Catastrophic Medicaid cuts proposed in the 2019-2020 New York state budget brought together more than 100 people at a rally hosted by Putnam Hospital Center. Expressing grave concerns about the impact of the cuts, Putnam Hospital Center administrators and staff members were joined by healthcare workers and nurses from unions 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) on Thursday to protest the funding shortage. Healthcare in New York state is facing a $550 ...

Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU to stand together and condemn budget that would make draconian cuts to Medicaid

Posted: 3/5/2019

MEDIA ALERT Contacts: Marcela Rojas, Putnam Hospital, 845-230-4773, mrojas1@health-quest.org Mindy Berman, 1199SEIU, 518-229-0486, mindyb@1199.org Putnam Hospital Center and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU to stand together and condemn budget that would make draconian cuts to Medicaid What: Rally and Action Center to protest proposed state Medicaid cuts Who: Putnam Hospital Center and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Why: Putnam Hospital Center is hosting a rally with the healthcare workers of 119...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a complimentary, wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Anthony Messina of The Heart Center and registered dietitian Jenna Godfrey on diet and exercise, reducing stress and risk factors, cardiac risk assessments and advanced treatments. The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, is an affiliate of Health Quest. “The key to a hear...

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...

Eagle Scout project benefits Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 11/20/2018

Michael DiVestea, a junior at The Harvey School in Katonah, is no stranger to Putnam Hospital Center and volunteering. Not only was DiVestea, 15, born at the Carmel hospital, he has spent much of his young life helping out there, including for Kids’ Day events, making Emergency Room kits and assisting his mother, Corrinne DiVestea, with The Mother’s Club, a group she founded to give sleep sacks to expectant mothers. When it came time to prepare for Eagle Scout for Troop #4 of Purdys, DiVestea knew he wa...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Diabetes Lunch and Learn event

Posted: 11/1/2018

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, clinicians at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on diabetes focusing on how to manage the disease, reduce your risk factors and lead a healthy lifestyle during a Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a complimentary, diabetic-friendly lunch while hearing from Dr. Aswini Choudhury,...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center opens new Emergency Department

Posted: 10/16/2018

Putnam Hospital Center celebrated a vital achievement on Monday by cutting the ribbon on a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department. The $9 million project is a crucial step toward enhancing patient care as the hospital responds to a growing community. “The new Emergency Department is a reaffirmation of Putnam Hospital Center’s commitment to providing patients with individualized care that is delivered with compassion and increased safety and efficiency,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. Construct...

Health Quest hospitals earn AABB accreditation

Posted: 10/4/2018

Three Health Quest hospitals earned accreditation by the AABB for their blood transfusion and cellular medicine programs. The certification was recently renewed at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center by the AABB, formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks. “The AABB accreditation procedures are voluntary,” said Larry Ross, executive director of Health Quest Laboratories. “Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothe...

Putnam Hospital Center Foundation to honor trustee, Emergency Department at its Moonlight Ball

Posted: 9/18/2018

The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will honor longtime trustee Joseph DiVestea and celebrate the transformation of the hospital’s Emergency Department at its 2018 Moonlight Ball. The annual event is Saturday, Sept. 29, on the grounds of Putnam Hospital Center with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a formal program. The gala co-chairs are Karen and James Fleming. DiVestea is recognized for his leadership and commitment to Putnam Hospital Center. A native resident of Putnam County, ...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 9/11/2018

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will start offering a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program in late September. Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. Research has shown tai chi is effective for arthritis and fall prevention as it improves mobility, balance and relaxation. The program is taught by physical therapists at Putnam Hospital Center certified th...

Putnam Hospital Center and Putnam County Department of Health host Falls Prevention Expo

Posted: 9/4/2018

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits among adults age 65 and over, according to the New York State Department of Health. While falls present a serious threat to the health and independence of aging adults, there is a silver lining: education and prevention. Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Department of Health will co-host the Stand With Us Falls Prevention Expo from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670...

Falls prevention workshop at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 8/21/2018

Each year, one out of every four Americans age 65 and over takes a fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat this troubling statistic, Putnam Hospital Center will offer a falls prevention workshop in September. The seven-week Stepping On program is for adults 60 and older who live independently and do not rely on a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time. Stepping On will be led by Putnam Hospital Center physical therapists Kirsi Vera and Holly Hagin from 1...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary awards volunteers scholarships

Posted: 6/20/2018

Two high school seniors with aspirations of careers in healthcare are the recipients of the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary’s continuing education scholarships. Junior volunteers Michelle Kushner and Nora Maerean each received $500 to go toward their educational pursuits. “We offer a scholarship to junior volunteers as a sign of our appreciation for the many hours of community service students provide to Putnam Hospital Center,” said Michelle Piazza, director of volunteer and pastoral services. “We hav...

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Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 670...
May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a...