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Hospital’s Fun, Food, Fitness teaches healthy habits disguised as fun

Posted: 9/7/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital will get children moving with Fun, Food, Fitness, a community program that camouflages fitness and nutrition components in enjoyable activities. Activities will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on five consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 26. Classes meet in the hospital cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Children ages 8 to 13 and at least one accompanying guardian may register. Attendees will cook a healthy snack with Food Network’s “Chopped” champion Da...

Women: Get realistic about fitness at Oct. 11 event

Posted: 9/6/2017

The focus is on achievable fitness at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Realistic Fitness for Realistic Women event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 11, in the hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. This women’s wellness event, which will incorporate physical activity and learning, is geared for those who feel like they’ve tried everything, don’t know where to start or need motivation to jump the fitness fatigue hurdle. IXL Fitness personal trainer Cari Meltzer will offer examples of fi...

Health Quest’s Get Fit challenge is back Sept. 9 with new prizes, more locations

Posted: 8/25/2017

Dozens more locations, new prizes and weekly workout plans are in store for the fall Get Fit challenge, hosted by Health Quest, a healthcare network in the mid-Hudson Valley and Litchfield County, Conn. From Saturday, Sept. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 21, Health Quest challenges the community to exercise and keep track of their sessions at GetFitHV.com. New this season: - Get Fit competitors can exercise at the place of their choice if they complete the Workout of the Week, which will be posted at getfithv.com...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/18/2017

September classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $125; $165 with 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. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 Edition of AHA ACLS) is available and AHA allows students ...

Adults can get healthy with Northern Dutchess Hospital diabetes prevention program

Posted: 8/18/2017

No time, low energy and poor motivation are issues trained lifestyle coaches will help adults work to overcome during the next session of Northern Dutchess Hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Sept. 18. Classes meet for 16 consecutive Mondays and bi-monthly follow-ups from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. The free educational program – focused on how to make realistic healthy changes – is for people who h...

Health Quest hospitals recognized by US News & World Report

Posted: 8/8/2017

To help patients identify hospitals that provide exceptional care, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals results on Tuesday with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center ranked as "high performing" in three specialty categories. In an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals across the United States, Vassar Brothers earned high marks for heart failure and heart bypass surgery, while Northern Dutchess and Putnam received recognition for hip r...

Center for Healthy Aging offers team-approach to fall prevention

Posted: 7/21/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital's Body in Harmony balance day returns on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the hospital's Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave. Private appointments can be made between 10 a.m. and noon. Each personalized evaluation includes a physical examination by a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine, Dr. Jodi Friedman. Attendees will also receive a medication review by a pharmacist and a balance and gait test with a physical therapist. A licensed social worker will be available ...

Northern Dutchess Hospital announces directors of surgery, acute care and case management

Posted: 7/18/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently appointed three experienced registered nurse leaders to director positions to help advance healthcare services and enhance patient care. Linda Taylor oversees the intensive care unit and medical-surgical floor for patients who have medical issues or are recovering from surgery. Most recently, she was a patient care director at a New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Also, she was a nurse manager on the general surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic units at S...

Northern Dutchess Rehabilitation Center announces new physician leadership

Posted: 7/17/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital recently appointed Dr. R. Cenk Pekis as the medical director of its Paul Rosenthal Rehabilitation Center. The New Hartford, Oneida County, native relocated to Rhinebeck and joined Health Quest Medical Practice, a physician group affiliated with Northern Dutchess. He oversees the hospital's acute rehabilitation center. The 10-bed unit offers physical, occupational and speech therapies combined with around-the-clock nursing to help patients achieve independence after strokes, hi...

August memoir-writing workshop offered in Rhinebeck

Posted: 7/14/2017

Learn how to turn a significant memory into a captivating story at a Memoir Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays beginning Aug. 7. This workshop, at the Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, is open to adults and has no cost. Registration is required. Participants must be able to attend all sessions. During each workshop, writing instructor Beverly Sloane will help participants plan, construct and learn more about the tools for writing a vivid story that will brin...

Wells Manor celebrates 30 years of helping low-income seniors

Posted: 7/11/2017

An anniversary celebration was held for Wells Manor on Tuesday, July 11, marking 30 years of housing low income seniors and people with disabilities. The 74-unit housing complex opened in 1987 by Northern Dutchess Hospital to provide independent living with supportive service. Hospital officials recognized a need for affordable senior apartments close to healthcare services. “Wells Manor represents the hospital’s longstanding commitment to the elderly and its responsiveness to community need,” said Lewi...

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s CT Scan earns accreditation

Posted: 6/13/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s radiology department recently received a three-year accreditation in CT imaging as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology, a professional medical society. Northern Dutchess offers computed tomography (CT) scans as a noninvasive medical test to help physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. “The American College of Radiology’s gold seal accreditation is our version of an A on our report card,” said Paul King, the hospital’s...

Northern Dutchess Hospital gala honors 2 leaders

Posted: 6/13/2017

With a festive Mardi Gras theme, the 18th annual Starlight Ball on Saturday, June 10, raised about $150,000 for Northern Dutchess Hospital. The night of grandeur was held under a lavishly decorated tent on the lawn of the Dutchess County Fairgrounds — one of few venues in the area that will hold the 450 attendees. Honoree Dr. Dean Bloch, an obstetrician and gynecologist on the hospital’s medical staff who hails from Red Hook, was applauded for three decades of dedicated service and his outstanding commi...

Aetna names Northern Dutchess Hospital as orthopedic Institute of Quality®

Posted: 6/6/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital was recently designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for knee and hip. The designation was based on the hospital’s unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care, according to the healthcare insurance provider. To make information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditi...

Learn gardening tips at hospital’s wellness talk

Posted: 6/6/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s spring Wellness Series wraps up with “Planting New Roots: Gardening in Smaller Spaces” from 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, June 12. The program will be in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Master gardener volunteer Sue O’Brien of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will show attendees how they can turn a small patio or window ledge into a therapeutic garden. There will be a discussion on the many health benefits of spending time with plants and...

Golf Classic a hole-in-one for Northern Dutchess Hospital

Posted: 5/25/2017

Nearly $43,000 was raised at the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation Golf Classic to support healthcare services in the local community. Held at Red Hook Golf Club on Friday, May 19, the tournament attracted 32 teams, including medical providers, local dignitaries and friends of the hospital. The day featured breakfast, lunch and dinner, raffle prizes and fun contests. “Through the generosity of the players, we are able to financially support cutting-edge technology and programs that are essential to ...

Health Quest hospitals recognized with Excellence in Healthcare Award

Posted: 5/24/2017

Health Quest hospitals received 11 national Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants, the patient-satisfaction-survey partner of the Hudson Valley’s premier healthcare network. The Excellence in Healthcare Awards are based on the perceptions of care by patients who are surveyed about their experience.  Hospitals receiving five-star awards ranked in the top 10 percent of PRC’s database of national healthcare providers. Five-star award recipients were: • Vassar Brothers ...

Quality care is focus of Rhinebeck nursing center’s new leader

Posted: 5/16/2017

As the new administrator of the Thompson House skilled nursing center, Steven Reynolds’ top priority is to provide the best possible care for long-term residents and patients requiring short-term-stay rehabilitation. “The Thompson House has a wonderful reputation and my goal is to see it flourish by providing the area’s top services,” Reynolds said. “I look forward to working with such an accomplished team.” He brings a unique set of skills and experience to his role as the head of the 100-bed, nonprofi...

Health Quest hosts fitness challenge kickoff party in Poughkeepsie

Posted: 5/9/2017

Take a fitness class on the banks of the Hudson River or borrow a bike for a ride on the Walkway Over the Hudson during the Get Fit Hudson Valley Kickoff Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 13, at Upper Landing Park, 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. Get Fit Hudson Valley is a 6-week fitness challenge that awards community members for being active with the chance to win prizes. The challenge, which begins May 13, is organized by the Hudson Valley’s nonprofit healthcare network, Health Quest. The ki...

Northern Dutchess Hospital advances health with weight-loss surgery

Posted: 4/24/2017

To help people break the cycle of weight gain and improve their quality of life, Northern Dutchess Hospital recently launched a weight-loss surgery program. The hospital offers minimally invasive gastric bypass, sleeve and band surgeries, which change the anatomy of the digestive system to decrease hunger, absorb fewer calories and burn fat more quickly. A complimentary dinner seminar about the new program, “When Diets Don’t Work: A Look at Weight Loss Surgery,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9,...

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October classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Sunday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vassar...
Health Quest’s interactive Dinner with the Doc series returns in October with five educational talks throughout the mid-Hudson Val...