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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...

Get heart smart at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s February lunch and learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Learn how to make healthy choices and manage your heart health at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn. The no-cost, educational Heart Month event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. A nutritious meal will be served while the audience hears from a cardiologist about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood pressure guidelines...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn

Posted: 1/23/2019

The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a complimentary, wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Anthony Messina of The Heart Center and registered dietitian Jenna Godfrey on diet and exercise, reducing stress and risk factors, cardiac risk assessments and advanced treatments. The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, is an affiliate of Health Quest. “The key to a hear...

Babies compete in Super Crawl Feb. 2 in Rhinebeck

Posted: 1/18/2019

Diaper-clad competitors will wiggle on their hands and knees to victory on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Northern Dutchess Hospital, during Q92.1 FM’s annual Super Crawl. The adorable baby race is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria and conference rooms, at 6511 Springbrook Ave. Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Neugarten Family Birth Center and Health Quest Medical Practice are sponsors of iHeartMedia’s Q92.1 FM community crawling competition. Any child, age 6 months to 1 year, is eligible to race. The...

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...

Movement disorders neurologist joins Health Quest

Posted: 1/10/2019

The new year marked the addition of board-certified neurologist Dr. Michael Rezak to Health Quest Medical Practice to launch the system’s Movement Disorders Program. The program is designed to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical options for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, essential tremors and more. “Movement disorders neurologists have the special experience and training to treat these conditions,” said Rezak, who has office hours in Highland and Poughk...

Midwife joins Health Quest OB/GYN practice in Rhinebeck and Kingston

Posted: 1/3/2019

Whitney Hall, a certified midwife, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s OB/GYN practice with privileges at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Hall sees patients in the OB/GYN offices on the hospital’s Springbrook Avenue campus and in the Kingston Plaza. She offers gynecological exams, contraceptive counseling, pre-conception education, maternity care and menopausal management. A certified lactation counselor and childbirth educator, she is part of the delivery care team at the Neugarten...

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...

Northern Dutchess Hospital hosts community talent show on Dec. 17

Posted: 12/6/2018

The Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a Community Talent Show from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The free event welcomes people of all ages to either participate or be part of the audience at this fun-filled, year-end celebration. Musicians, poets, writers, jugglers, comedians, magicians and artists of all kinds are encouraged to participate. This event is also an opportunity for seniors to come togeth...

NDH Mother’s Club hosts fundraiser at Rhinebeck playhouse

Posted: 12/5/2018

Join the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club as it celebrates the holidays with a Holiday Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308. The event is open to the public and tickets include a dress rehearsal performance of “A Christmas Carol,” cheese boards, light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and a silent auction. Ticket prices are as follows: $40 per person in advance. $75 per couple. $20 per student. $10 for children 12 and under. $45 ...

Eagle Scout project benefits Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 11/20/2018

Michael DiVestea, a junior at The Harvey School in Katonah, is no stranger to Putnam Hospital Center and volunteering. Not only was DiVestea, 15, born at the Carmel hospital, he has spent much of his young life helping out there, including for Kids’ Day events, making Emergency Room kits and assisting his mother, Corrinne DiVestea, with The Mother’s Club, a group she founded to give sleep sacks to expectant mothers. When it came time to prepare for Eagle Scout for Troop #4 of Purdys, DiVestea knew he wa...

Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary hosts holiday plant sale

Posted: 11/19/2018

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Holiday Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5 and 6. The sale will support the Rhinebeck-based hospital and its affiliated skilled nursing facility, the Thompson House. The sale will take place both days in hospital’s main lobby, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The Thompson House will host the sale exclusively on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in its lobby, 6525 Springbrook Ave. Visitors can choose from an array of seasonal items, incl...

Northern Dutchess Hospital installs 3-D mammography unit

Posted: 11/8/2018

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently installed a 3-D mammography unit, the gold standard in life-saving breast cancer detection that provides enhanced clarity and accuracy over two-dimensional imaging. “Our goal is to continuously evaluate and add advanced imaging technology to improve our diagnostic capabilities at the hospital, and the addition of 3-D mammography means patients can stay local to receive state-of-the-art imaging services,” said Paul King, director of radiology at the hospital. Northern ...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts Diabetes Lunch and Learn event

Posted: 11/1/2018

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, clinicians at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on diabetes focusing on how to manage the disease, reduce your risk factors and lead a healthy lifestyle during a Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 40 people. Enjoy a complimentary, diabetic-friendly lunch while hearing from Dr. Aswini Choudhury,...

Blood and cancer specialist joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 10/30/2018

Blood and cancer specialist Dr. Luis Sepúlveda Maldonado recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Hematology/Oncology in Poughkeepsie. “It is an honor to participate in this multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to cancer treatment,” Maldonado said. “My commitment is to provide a high level of care with compassion and dignity.” Although he is trained to treat most hematology-oncology related diseases, Maldonado has research experience working with patients battling lymph...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center opens new Emergency Department

Posted: 10/16/2018

Putnam Hospital Center celebrated a vital achievement on Monday by cutting the ribbon on a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department. The $9 million project is a crucial step toward enhancing patient care as the hospital responds to a growing community. “The new Emergency Department is a reaffirmation of Putnam Hospital Center’s commitment to providing patients with individualized care that is delivered with compassion and increased safety and efficiency,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. Construct...

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...

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