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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...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center earns highest rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 4 of 5 categories

Posted: 6/26/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has achieved three-star overall quality ratings — the highest possible ranking — in four of five adult cardiac surgical categories analyzed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Vassar Brothers earned the high-performance ratings for its patient care and outcomes in procedures to improve blood flow to the heart and body. They include isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement (AVR), AVR combined with CABG, and mitral valve repair and rep...

Cardiac prevention specialist enhances care at The Heart Center

Posted: 6/11/2019

Cardiologist Dr. Sunny Intwala has joined Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at its City of Poughkeepsie location and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “As a member of The Heart Center, I will provide expertise and education in preventive cardiology to help patients achieve optimal cardiovascular health,” said Intwala, who has a background in complex cholesterol management, nutrition and personal training. Intwala is board certified in internal ...

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 donates AED to local convention center

Posted: 2/27/2019

In honor of American Heart Month, Health Quest wished to make a lasting and vital impact on the communities it serves with the gift of an automated external defibrillator to the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center, formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. On Wednesday, February 20, the defibrillator, known as an AED, was donated to the convention center, where it will be located to help visitors in the event of a cardiac emergency. Tim Massie, senior vice president of Marketing, Public Affairs and Governm...

Health Quest invites community to roller skate for heart health

Posted: 2/13/2019

Health Quest is taking over a classic hardwood floor roller rink to celebrate Heart Month with a top-rated aerobic activity. The nonprofit health system’s Skate Your Heart Out Party is open to the public. Skate from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hyde Park Roller Magic, 4178 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. There's no admission cost, no rental skate fees and lots of entertainment planned, including live music, fun mascots, a photo booth and more. “Roller skating has tremendous cardiovascular he...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center kicks off capital campaign for patient pavilion

Posted: 10/2/2018

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center launched its $25 million capital campaign, designed to support the $545 million patient pavilion under construction on the medical center’s campus. Campaign chairman Robert Dyson made the announcement at the foundation’s annual Diamond Gala on Saturday, Sept. 15. Before the public launch, $12.5 million, approximately half the goal, in gifts and pledges were committed. Dyson promised a $5 million gift from the Dyson Foundation on the condition the communi...

Kingston’s The Heart Center office adds three cardiologists

Posted: 6/4/2018

Health Quest affiliate The Heart Center recently added three cardiologists who will see patients at 33 Grand St. and provide an array of cardiac services. Dr. Gary Cohen, Dr. Dineshkant Parikh and Dr. Paul Reiter are board certified and specialize in general cardiology. They will provide diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Diagnostic tests such as cardiac ultrasound, nuclear imaging and stress testing are also offered. A resident of Kingston, Cohen has practiced medicine there since 1989, formerly...

Health Quest’s 6-week Get Fit Challenge returns April 28

Posted: 4/9/2018

Prize drawings for eligible participants include spa package Go for a hike. Stretch at a park. Hit the gym. Or tackle the workout of the week to be eligible for prize drawings during Health Quest’s spring Get Fit Challenge. Beginning Saturday, April 28, the healthcare system challenges the communities of the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut to get active and log their workouts at WeGetFit.org. Sign up for a free Get Fit account at the website and learn how to eat healthy and exercise while explor...

The Heart Center offers congestive heart failure support group

Posted: 2/6/2018

If you or someone you know is affected by congestive heart failure, The Heart Center will offer a congestive heart failure support group for patients and caregivers from noon to 1 p.m. the last Monday of every month through Dec. 17. Meetings will be held at the Health Quest Cardiac Rehab Center, 115 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie. This support group is open to the public and has no cost. At each meeting, participants will learn how to optimally manage this disease and improve their quality of life through ...

Heart Center cardiologists now seeing patients at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 1/29/2018

Cardiac care services are now provided at Putnam Hospital Center through The Heart Center, a Health Quest affiliate. Three cardiologists, Dr. Lawrence Solomon, Dr. Anthony Messina and Dr. Aarti Campo, have begun seeing patients on the hospital campus, with offices at 672 Stoneleigh Ave., Suite C-126. All three are board certified through the American College of Cardiology and specialize in general cardiology, as well as nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. “We are thrilled to be here, on site at Put...

New Health Quest COO to oversee hospital operations, strategic planning

Posted: 12/4/2017

Kerry Eaton recently joined Health Quest Systems as chief operating officer. “I am excited to work with the leadership teams at Health Quest to continue to advance healthcare in our communities and transform our system into a leading healthcare organization,” Eaton said. “As chief operating officer, my goal is to ensure our facilities offer high-quality care for patients and the latest medical technology to support our medical staff.” A resident of LaGrangeville, Eaton has more than 25 years of leadersh...

Local cardiologist joins The Heart Center

Posted: 8/31/2017

Cardiologist Dr. Amit Patel has joined The Heart Center at its  Poughkeepsie location. "I look forward to working with The Heart Center to advance cardiovascular services in the Hudson Valley and provide quality and compassionate care to patients," Patel said. A native of Wappingers Falls, Patel previously served as a cardiology fellow at New York University's Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. There, he cultivated a passion for all aspects of clinical cardiology and cardiac imaging, including no...

The Heart Center hosts veins and leg pains seminar

Posted: 7/11/2017

Do you have varicose veins, swelling and aching in your legs? The Heart Center, a division of the Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., will host an educational seminar on chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at Cosimo’s Trattoria Bar, 120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie. The seminar is open to the public and has no cost. Registration is required. Dr. Kamran Haleem, a cardiologist with The Heart Center, will lead an informative presentation on the causes, common ...

Cardiologist joins The Heart Center in Sharon, Conn.

Posted: 7/5/2017

Cardiologist Dr. Donald Soucier has joined The Heart Center at its Sharon Hospital location. “It is a wonderful opportunity to become part of the Health Quest system and I look forward to continuing to provide patients with quality care close to home,” Soucier said. A native of South Windsor, Conn., with more than 33 years of experience, Soucier previously served as the chief of staff and director of cardiology at Regional Healthcare in Sharon for 13 years. He also worked for Saint Francis Hospital in H...

The Heart Center adds new cardiologist to Poughkeepsie location

Posted: 6/21/2017

Cardiologist Dr. Aarti Campo has joined The Heart Center at its Poughkeepsie office. “I look forward to serving residents of the Hudson Valley and providing the highest standards of cardiologic care to patients with various heart conditions,” Campo said. A Pennsylvania native, Campo most recently served as a non-invasive cardiologist for PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute in Harrisburg, Pa. Beginning in 2015, she also held the position of director of the heart failure program at PinnacleHealth Hosp...

Make the Hudson Valley your gym, win prizes when the Get Fit contest returns May 13

Posted: 4/17/2017

While you track your steps, heartbeats and inches lost, let Health Quest count your fitness activities toward the chance to win prizes and motivate you to keep moving. Beginning Saturday, May 13, the Hudson Valley’s healthcare system is challenging the community to enter their workouts at GetFitHV.com. The free website offers fitness tips, healthy recipes and a fitness contest. Each entry at one of more than 80 check-in Get Fit workout locations counts toward raffles for prizes, such as an Apple Watch, ...

Cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Narayan joins The Heart Center

Posted: 2/2/2017

After spending several years in New Jersey, cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Narayan is back in the Hudson Valley. Narayan has joined The Heart Center and is seeing patients out of the center’s Poughkeepsie office and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. "I am excited to return to the Hudson Valley, an area where my father, a prominent cardiologist himself, also served this great community for many years,” Narayan said. “Following in his footsteps and combining my advanced training, I look forward to bringing new tec...

Health Quest brings MEGA Heart to Poughkeepsie Galleria to raise awareness

Posted: 1/25/2017

Step inside a huge human heart and learn what makes you tick at Health Quest’s MEGA Heart event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie. “Our heart is a fascinating organ. We can feel it pumping away, but most don’t really comprehend what the heart does,” said Dr. Daniel O’Dea, vice president of cardiovascular services at Health Quest.  “The MEGA heart offers an up-close, exciting window inside the body, so we can learn how to best take ...

Two Cardiologists Join The Heart Center Team

Posted: 9/12/2016

The Heart Cen ter continues to grow with the addition of two new cardiologists to the team. Dr. Benoit Bewley and Dr. Shalin Patel both recently joined and are seeing patients out of The Heart Center’s Poughkeepsie office and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Bewley is board certified in internal medicine, echocardiography and vascular interpretation. His specialty interests are in advanced echocardiography and high-risk obstetrics. “I am very excited to join The Heart Center and move to the mid-Hudson re...

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