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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...

Putnam Hospital Center holds symposium, screenings for breast cancer awareness month

Posted: 9/19/2019

For breast cancer awareness month this October, Putnam Hospital Center is hosting two events focusing on education, prevention and support. First up is the Breast Symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. This informational presentation will feature hospital medical staff and healthcare professionals discussing the latest innovations in breast health and screening. There will be a multidisciplinary tumor board presentation f...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Golf Tournament to benefit Integrative Health program for breast patients

Posted: 9/6/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation and the Rojas family present the return of the Dr. Gil & Lyda Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit breast cancer patients who use the Integrative Health suite at Putnam Hospital Center. In 2017, the Integrative Health program opened offering holistic therapies to breast cancer patients as they undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Services include massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, in addition to yoga classes specifically...

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

Posted: 9/3/2019

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 noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 ...

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...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 8/7/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will offer two fall sessions of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention starting in 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 certif...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center 

Posted: 7/12/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center's surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 7/11/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center’s surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

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...

Farmers Market returns to Putnam Hospital Center this summer

Posted: 5/23/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Farmers Market returns this year on June 6, offering a bigger selection of fresh, affordable produce to the community. The seasonal market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday through October on the hospital campus. The market is located around the flagpole near the front entrance to the hospital. Six local vendors will sell a bounty of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, eggs, truffle products, home baked goods and handmade soaps. Vendors includ...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Cancer Survivors Day community celebration

Posted: 5/16/2019

The cancer committee at Putnam Hospital Center will hold a Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life event for the community from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, in the hospital’s MTW Atrium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Please join the team to celebrate survivors and their families, as well as to support and inspire those recently diagnosed. There will be music, refreshments and a Tree of Life art display to hang names and heartfelt messages made by students from the Carmel High School Cancer Awareness Club. Guest...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts skin cancer screening

Posted: 5/13/2019

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than 9,500 Americans diagnosed each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, has seen its rates double from 1982 to 2011, with an estimated 192,310 new cases projected for 2019. Putnam Hospital Center, in cooperation with the American Academy of Dermatology, will host a complimentary, skin cancer screening from 4:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the hospital’s Wagner Canc...

Putnam Hospital Center President Gives State of the Hospital Breakfast

Posted: 4/26/2019

Putnam Hospital Center President Peter Kelly met with Putnam residents, leaders and elected officials Thursday morning at the Putnam County Golf Course for his third annual State of the Hospital Breakfast. More than 50 community members attended the event to hear updates from Kelly on Putnam Hospital Center and the changes and additions being made at the system level. “As a major provider of healthcare and employment in Putnam County, it’s important to keep all of the various agencies we work with and c...

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...

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