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Vassar Brothers Medical Center recognized for heart attack treatment

Posted: 6/10/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver PLUS Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center president presents a message of growth to community leaders

Posted: 5/30/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center will add medical residency programs this summer while continuing to enhance services and programs that enable people to stay close to home for healthcare. Meanwhile, the medical center’s new patient pavilion construction is in its final year and planning is well underway for the new Marist Health Quest School of Medicine. That was the message to more than 200 business, civic and community members, donors and residents, who attended the 14th annual State of the Medical Cent...

Lifesaving heart attack treatment replicated nationally

Posted: 5/29/2019

Groundbreaking study at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and others shows increased survival Patients with a deadly heart attack complication nationally survived at significantly higher rates when treated with a specific protocol offered at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC), according to trial results recently announced. VBMC was one of 65 sites enrolled in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NationalCSI) study that showed 72 percent of patients with cardiogenic shock survived their heart attac...

Weeklong celebration honors cancer survivors at Dyson Center for Cancer Care

Posted: 5/29/2019

National Cancer Survivor’s Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in communities nationwide. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, join the Dyson Center for Cancer Care for a weeklong celebration as we honor those who have survived to inspire those recently diagnosed and demonstrate support for families weathering a cancer diagnosis. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Dyson Center for Cancer Care lobby on the campus of V...

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 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...

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