Vassar Brothers Medical Center Information

Serving the Hudson Valley since 1887, Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is a 365-bed facility that houses the first and only cardiothoracic surgery center between Westchester and Albany, a state-of-the-art birthing center, pioneering centers for advanced surgery and wound care, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Find out about VBMC and the history of Health Quest hospitals.

Visiting Hours

To ensure a healthy and safe environment for our patients, staff, and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nuvance Health has implemented the following visitation policy. These guidelines will help you prepare for your next visit to a Nuvance Health hospital or facility.

COVID-19 Temporary Visitation Policy and Hours 

Hospital Etiquette

Please help us to maintain the best healing environment for our patients by following these guidelines:

  • Avoid visiting if you are feeling sick.
  • Use the sanitizing hand foam provided each time you enter and exit a patient’s room.
  • Due to space constraints in semi-private rooms, staff may request that the number of visitors be limited.
  • Understand that you may be asked to leave at times so staff can provide care.
  • Children are welcome to visit and must be accompanied by an adult who is not a patient.

Parking

Both Vassar Brothers Medical Center and the Dyson Center for Cancer Care have valet parking. Our valets will also help you manage wheelchairs and other equipment, perform minor car repairs such as jump-starting dead batteries, provide directions to destinations within the hospital and, in inclement weather, stand ready with umbrellas.

Download the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Campus Map

Gift Shop

The VBMC Gift shop has a wide variety of merchandise for visitors and patients of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. If you can’t make it to the hospital, call us at (845) 437-4457 and one of our volunteers will help you send flowers, balloon or help you customize a gift you would like to send to your loved one.

The gift shop is open daily.  Please call 845-437-4457 for hours of operation.  

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

The chefs are trained to produce high-quality nutritious meals. They partner with a team of registered dietitians to make sure we satisfy a variety of dietary needs while providing great-tasting meals for patients, staff and visitors alike.

We support local farmers such as Red Barn for produce and Rockland Bakery for baked goods.

Over the past year we’ve reduced the use of Styrofoam® products in all of our hospitals and now provide eco-friendly plates, cups, bowls and to-go containers.

The cafeteria is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 8pm and weekends and holidays, 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day in the ER.

Avanti Market is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the purchase of  sandwiches, beverages and snacks.

Language and Communications Assistance

If you need communication assistance at the hospital, Health Quest can provide you with a medical interpreter or other ways to talk with your doctor. Learn more.

Spiritual Care

Multi-faith chaplains and chapels help patients and their families find spiritual strength and hope. Learn more.

Free WiFi

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to our guests. It is available throughout the hospital. When you log on, you’ll be presented with a disclaimer screen that prompts you to enter your email address to gain full access to the Internet.

Medical Release Forms

Medical Release Forms:

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Patient Information Release Instructions Form (PDF)

Patient Information Release Form (PDF)

Patient Information Release Form - En Español (PDF)

The completed form should be mailed to:

Attention Medical Records
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Driving Directions

From Points North:

Take New York State Thruway south to Poughkeepsie/New Paltz exit. Make right after tollbooth on to Route 299 East. Follow 299 East to the end (2nd traffic light), and turn right on to Route 9W south. Travel about 2 to 3 miles on 9W south and follow signs for FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge. After crossing bridge go straight to first traffic light (Jefferson Pl/Lincoln Ave) and take a right. Go one traffic light and at stop sign take a right on to Columbia Street. Follow signs for the parking garage, which will be on your left.

From Points South:

Take New York State Thruway north to Poughkeepsie/New Paltz exit. Make right after tollbooth on to Route 299 east. Follow 299 East to the end (2nd traffic light), and turn right on to Route 9W south. Travel about 2 to 3 miles on 9W south and follow signs for FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge. After crossing bridge go straight to first traffic light (Jefferson Pl/Lincoln Ave) and take a right. Go one traffic light and at stop sign take a right on to Columbia Street. Follow signs for the parking garage, which will be on your left.

From Points East:

From Taconic Parkway, take the exit for Poughkeepsie/Route 55 west. Go through suburbs of Poughkeepsie. Go past Mid-Hudson Civic Center and follow signs for FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge. At last traffic light before bridge, take a left (Jefferson Pl/Lincoln Ave). Go one traffic light and at stop sign take a right on to Columbia Street. Follow signs for the parking garage, which will be on your left.

From Points West:

Take Interstate 84 to the Poughkeepsie exit (you will cross the Newburgh/Beacon Bridge). Take Route 9 North approximately 18 miles. You will go past South Hills Mall, Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall and the Holiday Inn Express. Take Columbia Street exit and follow hospital/parking garage signs. The garage will be on your right.

From Stewart Airport:

Make a left out of Stewart. Go about 2 miles to first traffic light (just past bridge underpass). Make left at light and go 2 stoplights. About half mile past 2nd light, get on Interstate 84 East. Get off at 2nd exit and take Route 9W North. Follow signs for Highland/Poughkeepsie. Take FDR/Mid-Hudson Bridge and go straight to first traffic light (Jefferson Pl/Lincoln Ave) and take a right. Go one traffic light and at stop sign make a right on to Columbia Street. Follow signs for parking garage, which will be on your left.