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Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

August 22, 2019 — September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who...

Northern Dutchess Hospital achieves accreditation for weight loss surgery

Posted: 8/20/2019

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s weight loss surgery program recently achieved Comprehensive Center status by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program under the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. As a Comprehensive Center, the hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients, according to the accrediting agency. No...

Pediatrician joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Carmel

Posted: 8/20/2019

Pediatrician Dr. Maria Lombardi has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care. Lombardi is seeing patients in the group’s Carmel office at 150 Route 52. “I am so excited to be a pediatrician in my community,” Lombardi said. “I look forward to developing relationships with my patients and families over the years.” Lombardi has been in practice for more than 14 years, having most recently worked at Boston Children’s Health Physicians in Hawthorne, NY. She also served as director...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

New brand is next step in nonprofit health system’s mission to transform the healthcare experience in the region 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 expe...

Northern Dutchess Hospital offers fall lineup of learning

Posted: 8/14/2019

Work on your memoir, reduce stress and explore end-of-life film portrayals during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series this fall. The center offers no-cost, educational talks from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to November, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Advanced registration is required online at www.healthquest.org/wellness or by calling 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220). Fall Wellness Series programs: Write Your Story: Mem...

2 Dutchess County hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital earn accolades for heart, colon and lung care

Posted: 8/7/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital were recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s recently published Best Hospitals and High Performing Hospitals rankings. Both earned High Performing Hospital rantings in several medical specialties, while Vassar Brothers received state and regional rankings for the City of Poughkeepsie-based hospital’s performance across multiple areas of care. “This is an award that speaks to our ability to deliver safe, excellent care for our patients,” sa...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 8/7/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will offer two fall sessions of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention starting in September. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. Research has shown tai chi is effective for arthritis and fall prevention as it improves mobility, balance and relaxation. The program is taught by physical therapists at Putnam Hospital Center certif...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center verified as Level 2 Trauma Center

Posted: 8/5/2019

Vassar Brothers Medical Center has been named a verified Level 2 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. The three-year verification identifies hospitals equipped with key resources to treat critically injured patients at the highest level of care. This includes 24/7 access to board-certified trauma surgeons, anesthesia and radiology services, emergency services support and more. “This verification confirms our ability to offer critical care services right in our community to patients with si...

Rhinebeck thrift shop hosts summer book sale and fundraiser

Posted: 7/31/2019

Stock up on books to pass the hot, lazy days ahead at Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary’s Summer Book Sale Fundraiser. The fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the auxiliary-run Sweet Repeats Thrift Shop, 97 Montgomery St. Shoppers can browse hundreds of titles on various subjects. New and used titles of nonfiction and fiction books as well as music and movies will be available to choose from at low prices. Sale proceeds benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital and its affiliated skille...

Northern Dutchess Hospital becomes breast milk donation depot

Posted: 7/30/2019

Breast milk donations are helping babies in need, including preemies and infants in neonatal intensive care units. To make milk drop-offs convenient for local donors, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck recently became a Milk Depot for the New York Milk Bank. The Valhalla-based nonprofit collects milk from carefully screened donors, then pasteurizes and distributes it to hundreds of babies across the state. “Our staff, and especially our lactation consultants, wanted to support our local milk donors...

Vassar Brothers Medical Center recognizes veterans with new program

Posted: 7/22/2019

Upon admission to Vassar Brothers Medical Center, all veterans of the United States Armed Forces receive a patriotic bracelet, part of the hospital's new Veteran Recognition Program. The initiative is designed to recognize individuals who have served our country and prompt all hospital staff, visitors and patients to thank them for their service. The program began in July. "The Veteran Recognition Program is a great opportunity for all our staff and caregivers to be able to recognize and acknowledge our...

Health Quest adds internal medicine specialist, graduate medical education faculty

Posted: 7/15/2019

Dr. Luke Marji, an internal medicine specialist, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice at its primary care office in the City of Poughkeepsie, 1 Pine Street Spur. Marji will also help cultivate the health system's new internal medicine residency program as a clinical academic faculty member. "Health Quest is on the frontlines of educating and training the next generation of physicians in modern medicine," the Yonkers, NY, native said. "We are going to transform a community hospital into a region...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center 

Posted: 7/12/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center's surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 7/11/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center’s surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

Hospitals receive ‘gold’ for timely, appropriate stroke care

Posted: 7/10/2019

When it comes to stroke, early assessment and rapid treatment are critical to saving brain cells — and lives. To recognize hospitals for fast-acting care, the American Heart Association recently released its Get with the Guidelines awards. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital each earned “Gold Plus” for following up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. “We know that every minute counts,” said Dr. Paul Wright, Health Quest’s assistant vice preside...

Neurosurgeon joins Health Quest Medical Practice

Posted: 6/25/2019

Neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cho has joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s Division of Neurosurgery and is accepting new patients. He will treat patients at the City of Poughkeepsie office, 21 Reade Place, Suite 3100. “It is both an honor and a privilege to join such an innovative health system with the resources to best serve our community,” said Cho, who is originally from Roslyn, NY, on Long Island. Board certified in neurosurgery, Cho has practiced medicine for 20 years, 13 of which have been in the Po...

Rhinebeck primary care office adds internal medicine doctor

Posted: 6/13/2019

Internal medicine physician Dr. Anthony Basciano recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice and practices in the Rhinebeck primary care office. Basciano has been a community physician with CareMount Medical in Poughkeepsie since 2013 and in private practice in Pleasant Valley between 1985 and 2008. He also worked at Poughkeepsie-based MidHudson Regional Hospital in various roles, including hospitalist program director, member of the physician improvement and strategic planning committees and division...

Rhinebeck hospital’s 20th annual gala honors 2 longtime local physicians

Posted: 6/10/2019

Two esteemed local physicians, Dr. Russell Tigges and Dr. Mark Zunich, were recognized at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s gala on Saturday, June 8, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. With about 400 attendees, the 20th annual Starlight Ball raised about $100,000 to support the hospital’s mission to provide the best possible care for patients and their families. An orthopedic surgeon, Tigges is on the hospital medical staff and is a physician with Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. Originally from Io...

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...

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August 22, 2019 — September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern D...
Northern Dutchess Hospital’s weight loss surgery program recently achieved Comprehensive Center status by the Metabolic and Bariat...