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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...

Thoracic surgeon joins Health Quest Medical Practice in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 10/10/2018

Dr. Huan Joanne Sun, a thoracic surgeon, recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Thoracic Surgery. “With advancements in healthcare being made every day, I look forward to providing quality care to patients in the Hudson Valley using the latest surgical technology,” Sun said. Thoracic surgery involves operating on organs inside the chest, called the thorax, to treat various conditions, such as lung disease. Board-certified in general surgery, Sun will oversee the care of patients a...

Health Quest hospitals earn AABB accreditation

Posted: 10/4/2018

Three Health Quest hospitals earned accreditation by the AABB for their blood transfusion and cellular medicine programs. The certification was recently renewed at Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center by the AABB, formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks. “The AABB accreditation procedures are voluntary,” said Larry Ross, executive director of Health Quest Laboratories. “Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothe...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center Foundation to honor trustee, Emergency Department at its Moonlight Ball

Posted: 9/18/2018

The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will honor longtime trustee Joseph DiVestea and celebrate the transformation of the hospital’s Emergency Department at its 2018 Moonlight Ball. The annual event is Saturday, Sept. 29, on the grounds of Putnam Hospital Center with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a formal program. The gala co-chairs are Karen and James Fleming. DiVestea is recognized for his leadership and commitment to Putnam Hospital Center. A native resident of Putnam County, ...

Pulmonologist joins HQMP in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 9/18/2018

Dr. Daniel Laurie has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology in Poughkeepsie. “Our aim is to deliver treatment and preventative care in a compassionate manner, with minimal disruption to our patients’ lives,” Laurie said. Pulmonology is the study of diseases impacting the airways that assist with oxygen transport throughout the body. Pulmonologists, also known as pulmonary disease specialists, diagnose and treat diseases that impact the structure and function of the lungs. A na...

Dr. Nicholas Stickel joins HQMP Division of Pulmonology

Posted: 9/13/2018

Pulmonary-Critical Care and Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Nicholas Stickel has joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Pulmonology. “I’ve met the most courteous, helpful and professional healthcare professionals at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” Stickel said. “The Health Quest system is evidently well poised to grow in its ability to better serve the Hudson Valley community and I’m proud to become part of the team.” Stickel most recently worked at State University of New York – Downsta...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 9/11/2018

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will start offering a Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program in late 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 certified th...

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...

Putnam Hospital Center and Putnam County Department of Health host Falls Prevention Expo

Posted: 9/4/2018

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits among adults age 65 and over, according to the New York State Department of Health. While falls present a serious threat to the health and independence of aging adults, there is a silver lining: education and prevention. Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Department of Health will co-host the Stand With Us Falls Prevention Expo from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670...

Program teaches adults to eat smart, move more, prevent diabetes

Posted: 8/28/2018

The best way to avoid type 2 diabetes is with moderate physical activity and healthy food choices. Learn how to beat this chronic disease with Northern Dutchess Hospital lifestyle coaches Roufia Payman and Marie Monroe in the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The next session starts Oct. 1 in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Choose from two session times: 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. The no-cost classes meet for 16 consecutive Mondays and then bi-monthly follow-ups to en...

Multispecialty HQMP Highland facility opens today

Posted: 8/27/2018

Health Quest Medical Practice opened its new 15,000-square-foot multispecialty office on Route 299 between Highland and New Paltz today. "This new, upgraded facility offers convenience for our patients by bringing providers of different specialties under one roof," HQMP President Dr. Glenn Loomis said. "Our approach is always to offer excellent care to the community from high-quality providers and friendly staff. This facility will help us provide that same great, family-oriented care in a new, centrali...

Falls prevention workshop at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 8/21/2018

Each year, one out of every four Americans age 65 and over takes a fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat this troubling statistic, Putnam Hospital Center will offer a falls prevention workshop in September. The seven-week Stepping On program is for adults 60 and older who live independently and do not rely on a walker, scooter or wheelchair most of the time. Stepping On will be led by Putnam Hospital Center physical therapists Kirsi Vera and Holly Hagin from 1...

Fall wellness talks announced by Rhinebeck’s Center for Healthy Aging

Posted: 8/16/2018

Boost your health this fall with the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series, held from 2-3:30 p.m. monthly on Mondays from September to December, in the cafeteria conference room of Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave. The no-cost community educational series kicks off on Sept. 17 with an endocrinologist’s tips on osteoporosis. Join a talk in October about end-of-life wishes, in November for a caregiving-focused event and in December for a community talent show. Advanced registration is...

Carmel native joins HQMP Division of Primary Care

Posted: 8/15/2018

Dr. Christina Mezzone, a pediatrician, has joined Health Quest Medical Practice in its Division of Primary Care and will work in both the Fishkill and Carmel offices. A 2003 Carmel High School graduate in the top 10 of her class, Mezzone returns to the area after fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatrician. “There is truly no place like home,” Mezzone said. “I am excited to return to the Hudson Valley to help care for children in the area. I look forward to educating patients and their families to h...

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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Properly dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted medicines, needles and other sharp medical devices during ...
Putnam Hospital Center celebrated a vital achievement on Monday by cutting the ribbon on a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Departm...