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Nuvance Health offers new radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients that drastically cuts down treatment time ​

Posted: 12/1/2020

Prostate cancer patients can now complete treatment in five days with accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy rather than five to nine weeks with conventional radiation therapy. Nuvance Health now offers accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy for prostate cancer to decrease overall treatment time and lower the risk of treatment side effects for patients. Prostate cancer patients who meet criteria for accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy can complete treatment in five days and ac...

COVID-19 update: Putnam Hospital visitation changes effective 11/16/2020

Posted: 11/13/2020

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the Hudson Valley communities, Putnam Hospital is limiting visitation out of an abundance of caution and to safeguard our patients and staff. Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, no visitors are permitted at Putnam Hospital unless extenuating circumstances apply. Please review the full visitation policy at: https://patients.healthquest.org/covid-19-updates/ “It is important that we work together to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 throughout our communities,”...

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...

Putnam Hospital opens women’s physical therapy program

Posted: 10/1/2020

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Putnam Hospital has recently launched an Obstetric and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program.   Developed and led by Carolyn Winuk, who holds her doctorate in physical therapy and specializes in treating female pelvic floor dysfunction, the new program offers treatment for those experiencing sensitive women’s health conditions such as postpartum pain and weakness, bladder and/or bowel control issues and chronic pelvic or coccyx pain.   “Pr...

Nuvance Health names 2 new hospital presidents

Posted: 7/29/2020

Veteran health system leaders Peter Kelly and Dr. Mark Hirko have taken on new roles in Nuvance Health. Kelly is the new president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in the City of Poughkeepsie. Hirko will serve in an expanded leadership capacity as president of both Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn., and Putnam Hospital in Carmel, NY. Kelly has served as president of Putnam Hospital since 2016 and Hirko has served as president of Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn., since December 2019. Kelly replaces Josep...

Patient oncology navigator joins Putnam Hospital

Posted: 7/9/2020

Maribel Figueroa has joined Putnam Hospital as a patient oncology navigator, a position that assists women in getting proper breast screenings and follow-up care. “This is a great opportunity to expand breast cancer screening services to underserved women, regardless of their insurance status,” Figueroa said. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in New York, according to the state Department of Health. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the state. In 20...

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...

Putnam Hospital updates visitation policy

Posted: 6/24/2020

Putnam Hospital has updated its visitation policy to once again allow patient visitors on a limited basis. Because the campus and the region are experiencing a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections, Putnam Hospital, as part of Nuvance Health, can now expand visitation following safety guidelines. “Family and friends play an essential role in a patient’s healing and wellness,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “We expect to ease restrictions in a phased approach over the next several weeks t...

Putnam Hospital Center gets an A in new hospital safety grades

Posted: 5/7/2020

Putnam Hospital earned the distinction of an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true validation of the many efforts made by all the staff at Putnam Hospital in the pursuit of a high degree of patient safety.” The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is...

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 ...

Putnam Hospital Center thrift store seeks volunteers

Posted: 1/31/2020

Eagle Eye is looking for volunteers to help run the thrift shop. The shop, among the oldest in Brewster, is run entirely by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to fund vital programs and services at the hospital. Some of these recent fundraising efforts have resulted in planned renovations to the Emergency Department and the installation of a 3-D mammography unit. “The charm of Eagle Eye is the volunteers who are like family and share the same enthusiasm of helpi...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts heart healthy luncheon

Posted: 1/16/2020

Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detection and treatment during a Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Lawrence Solomon of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, an affiliate of Nuvance Health...

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”

Posted: 1/7/2020

Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level. Westfair, the publisher for Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, and Hudson Valley Business Journal, noted that Dr. Murphy was instrumental in W...

Couple welcomes baby boy on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 1/2/2020

It was a touchdown of a very special kind for Clara Hooper and her fiancée, Michael Mallon. The couple welcomed their first baby, Peyton Mallon, at Putnam Hospital Center at 5:13 p.m., on Jan. 1. The New Year’s Day baby, the first born in Putnam County in 2020, was named after football legend Peyton Manning, Hooper said. “I’m not into football but his father is, so I let him name the baby,” Hooper said of the retired quarterback who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Little Peyton cam...

Putnam Hospital Center gets an A in new hospital safety grades

Posted: 11/11/2019

Putnam Hospital Center earned the distinction of an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true validation of the many efforts made by all the staff at Putnam Hospital in the pursuit of a high degree of patient safety.” Based in Washington, D.C., Lea...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts diabetes lunch and learn

Posted: 11/1/2019

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., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 45 people. Enjoy a complimentary, diabetic-friendly lunch while hearing from Family Nurse Practit...

Healthcare training programs scheduled for November

Posted: 10/28/2019

November 2019 classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn Cost: $165 (includes text), $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...

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