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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...

New Windsor cardiology practice adds physician

Posted: 1/5/2016

Dr. Anthony Patrello recently joined The Heart Center’s New Windsor office, with special interests in complex coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, heart valve disease and preventative cardiology A member of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center staff, he is board certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. He comes from Bergen Medical Associates in Emerson, N.J., where he founded and directed the cardiology div...

The Heart Center is a Center of Excellence for atrial fibrillation care

Posted: 12/1/2015

The Heart Center recently received the American College of Cardiology’s Platinum Practice Center of Excellence Award for first quarter 2015. To receive the award, the Hudson Valley-based cardiology group was one of 36 practices that demonstrated a high level of care for patients with atrial fibrillation. This irregular and often rapid heartbeat condition affects more than 2.5 million Americans and is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of all strokes, making clinical practice guidelines essential for strok...

Cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Schaefer joins The Heart Center

Posted: 11/18/2015

Coming from a German family with three generations of doctors, Dr. Benjamin Schaefer is continuing the tradition of helping people through medicine in the mid-Hudson Valley as a cardiologist at The Heart Center. Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, he sees patients in the practice’s Rhinebeck office and is on the medical staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital. His specialty interests include preventive cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension....

Dr. Simon Gorwara appointed head of The Heart Center

Posted: 9/3/2015

Dr. Simon Gorwara is the new managing partner and president of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C. Gorwara has stepped into the role previously held by Dr. Daniel O’Dea. O’Dea is now the vice president of cardiovascular services at Health Quest. “I’m excited to take on this additional responsibility,” Gorwara said. “It’s an honor to be able to lead the Heart Center’s team of highly qualified and skilled professionals. The Heart Center has established a reputation ...

Usher in spring with a new issue of My Health Quest Magazine! Read Online.

Posted: 4/15/2015

Read the latest issue of My Health Quest Magazine online. What's inside the spring issue: Outdoor Workout Quiz Healthy Recipe:  Mushrooms on Toast Solving the Problem of Picky Eating Pediatric Care at VBMC Health Quest's Cutting Edge-Stroke Care  The Place to Go for Heart Valve Disease Writing Your Way to Better Health Stop Your Snoring at Health Quest's Sleep Centers Health Quest Cancer Care: A Hidden Gem The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Weight Loss Success Starts at Health Quest Re...

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March classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 t...
Health Quest is taking over a classic hardwood floor roller rink to celebrate Heart Month with a top-rated aerobic activity. The n...