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Cardiac patient warns against delaying care due to COVID-19

Posted: 8/10/2020

Arthur Piebes has a cautionary tale about delaying care during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the height of the crisis, Piebes began experiencing symptoms of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications. “I should have gone to the hospital a lot earlier, but because of COVID I waited,” he said. It wasn’t until June 5 when he could hardly breathe that he went to a local hospital near where he lives in Hawley, Pennsylva...

Cardiologist Dr. Daniel O’Dea joins The Heart Center in Sharon

Posted: 7/1/2020

Cardiologist Dr. Daniel O’Dea is the latest addition to the medical staff at The Heart Center, a Nuvance Health affiliate, in Sharon. He will treat patients at its Sharon Hospital location, 50 Hospital Hill Road. “Cardiovascular services are critical to supporting general wellness, so enhancing current services will set a new standard for what it means to improve your heart health,” O’Dea said. O’Dea will provide expertise and education on varying conditions, including preventive cardiology, to help pat...

Cardiac electrophysiologist joins The Heart Center

Posted: 6/2/2020

Cardiologist Dr. David Steckman has joined The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., now part of Nuvance Health. “The Heart Center has established a reputation of excellence in the community,” Steckman said. “I look forward to being part of the team and to continue to advance our quality of care and cardiovascular services.” Steckman comes to The Heart Center after working as an attending physician at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. He serves as an assistant profe...

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 ...

Nuvance Health donates AED to local women’s shelter

Posted: 2/26/2020

In honor of American Heart Month, Nuvance Health wished to make a lasting and vital impact on the communities it serves with the gift of an automated external defibrillator to the Grace Smith House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. On Wednesday, February 19, the defibrillator, known as an AED, was donated to the shelter, where it will be located to help visitors in the event of a cardiac emergency. “We hope the defibrillator is never put to use, but in the event one of our residents should ne...

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...

Cardiologist joins The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 9/17/2019

Cardiologist Dr. Gregory Katz has joined Nuvance Health affiliate The Heart Center in Poughkeepsie. He will see patients at the City of Poughkeepsie location and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “I strive to offer personalized cardiovascular care that integrates cutting-edge research and compliments each patient’s unique characteristics and goals to help them achieve better health," said Katz, who comes from Fair Haven, NJ. He specializes in preventive cardiology, coronary artery diseas...

Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center to honor cardiologist, ENT physician at 30th Diamond Gala

Posted: 9/12/2019

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center will honor ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Rami Payman and Dr. Daniel O’Dea, a pioneering cardiologist at the Poughkeepsie hospital, at its 30th Diamond Gala. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a formal program. The event co-chairs Geeta and Dr. Simon Gorwara and Marabeth and Dr. Thomas S. Robinson. ...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

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 expectations in healthcare and to deliver more convenient, accessible and affordable care throughout the region. Nuva...

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 ...

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