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Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for May

Posted: 4/10/2019

May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $225 Call 845-475-9742 to register This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory and cardiac arrest management. This course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. You must be currently certified as a BLS Healthcare Provide...

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network combine to form new health system to be called Nuvance Health

Posted: 4/3/2019

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network combine to form new health system to be called Nuvance Health The single, unified health system ensures the communities it serves have access to the latest treatments, technology, services and top-notch care teams LaGrangeville, NY; Danbury, CT — April 3, 2019 — Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health (pronounced NEW-vance)....

Health Quest sets out to boost participation in clinical trials with IBM Watson

Posted: 3/21/2019

Use of IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching expands Health Quest’s use of AI Health Quest and IBM Watson Health have entered an agreement that will leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of increasing participation in clinical trials. Health Quest will deploy IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, a cognitive computing system that matches patients to clinical trials for which they may be eligible, throughout its hospitals. IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching helps clinici...

Health Quest Community Education announces March training programs

Posted: 2/19/2019

March classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost: $75 (includes textbook), $60 (excludes text). Call 845-475-9742 to register The AHA’s BLS Provider Renewal Course is designed for those who are currently certified and need to renew an existing BLS certification. This abridged renewal course is for experienced providers. It teaches both single-rescuer and team...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center laboratory earns accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Posted: 1/23/2019

The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Laboratory recently received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for meeting high standards in its laboratory. “In addition to the rigorous and high standards of the New York State Department of Health inspection, the CAP accreditation adds another level of scrutiny that is recognized across the laboratory industry,” said Dr. Daniel Cruser, chair of the hospital’s Department of Pathology. “These results validate our team’s dedication to high sta...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/14/2019

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

2 New Year’s Day babies arrive in region at 1:02 a.m. Girls born at Sharon Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/2/2019

The first babies born in the New Year at Health Quest hospitals share a few things in common: they are both girls, they were both overdue, they have similar names and they were born at 1:02 a.m. Lana Dyani Dean was born to parents Jessica and Chad Dean of Canaan, Conn., at Sharon Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 inches long, while Poughkeepsie residents Nicole Mckenna and Christopher Vail welcomed Liana Linda Marie Vail at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20....

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for January

Posted: 12/14/2018

January classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CPR AED only: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; First Aid only: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $75, $60 (CPR AED only), $60 (First Aid only) Call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child a...

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on October 27

Posted: 10/16/2018

Properly dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted medicines, needles and other sharp medical devices during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. On Saturday, Oct. 27, local law enforcement and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, will team up to help community members dispose of unwanted prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications. Sh...

Health Quest adds internal medicine to residency program

Posted: 10/10/2018

Health Quest is now approved for two residency programs, which will bring new doctors to the region to continue their medical education. The Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education recently approved the Health Quest Internal Medicine Residency Program. Joining the Surgery Residency Program, which was approved earlier this year, the first classes will begin in July 2019. “Our curriculum and clinical training experiences will prepare graduates to be not only independent practitioners or candida...

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...

Marist College, Health Quest partner to create medical school in Poughkeepsie, NY

Posted: 9/12/2018

A pioneering collaboration between Marist College and Health Quest will change the academic and healthcare landscape in the mid-Hudson Valley by training the next generation of physicians who are so crucial to the future of healthcare in the region. The two organizations will partner to create the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine to provide physician education that transforms patient care and prepares new doctors for today's technologically advanced healthcare environment. The first class is expec...

Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center to honor internal medicine specialist, anesthesiologists

Posted: 9/11/2018

The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center will honor internal medicine specialist Dr. Anita Pavels and the hospital’s anesthesia practice at its 29th Diamond Gala.    The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, 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 are Sarah and Robert Levine and Drs. Stella and Jed Turk. “This year’s honorees have shown an unw...

Signed steel beam placed on new Vassar Brothers Medical Center patient pavilion

Posted: 9/6/2018

Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s transformation of healthcare in the Hudson Valley marked a milestone Wednesday, Sept. 5. Employees and guests watched the construction team mount a signed steel beam on the new 752,000-square-foot patient pavilion at a noon topping-out ceremony to mark the two-year anniversary of construction on the project. “Two years ago, we broke ground on this transformational project,” said Ann McMackin, president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “Today, we celebrate another miles...

Health Quest hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Posted: 8/14/2018

To help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals rankings on Tuesday with Vassar Brothers Medical Center named a Best Regional Hospital with high performance in four areas of care and Northern Dutchess Hospital recognized as a high performer in one specialty. In an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals across the United States, Vassar Brothers was recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for high performance in aortic valve su...

‘Stop the Bleed’ offers emergency, catastrophe preparedness training

Posted: 8/6/2018

Quick decisions can save lives in emergencies. But why leave things to chance when you can receive training from emergency response experts? You can start with the Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basics training course at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Designed by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus, this course prepares individuals with techniques necessary to control and discontinue life-threatening bleeding quickly and efficiently in emergency situations. The three training ...

Millbrook School seniors coordinate 5K to benefit Dyson Breast Center

Posted: 6/14/2018

As part of their senior project, Millbrook School students Zoe Acord, left center, of Sharon, Conn., and Hannah Cavanaugh, right center, of Darien, Conn., wished to make an impact on the community while connecting to a cause close to their hearts. “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and Hannah’s mother in 2016, each through early detection screenings,” Acord said. Coordinated with the help of their school adviser, more than 40 students, faculty and parents attended the school’s inaugural...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center president updates community on successes, growth and challenges ahead

Posted: 5/8/2018

Vassar Brothers Medical Center continues to add services and programs, and enhance its capabilities so patients can choose to stay close to home for their healthcare. As the medical center’s new patient pavilion begins to take shape, the patient experience will be unlike anywhere else in the region. That was the message of medical center President Ann McMackin during the 13th annual State of the Medical Center Community Breakfast on Tuesday, May 8. “This is wonderful opportunity to update you and talk a...

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on April 28

Posted: 4/13/2018

Rid your homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medicines during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck will team up with local law enforcement to accept medications for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel will partner with the Prevention Council of Putnam and sheriff’s office to offer its event ...

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...

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Kids’ Day, a popular community celebration at Putnam Hospital Center, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 670...
May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a...