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  • Good Samaritan Hospital Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

    Posted: 03/26/2018

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (March 26, 2018) - Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in Rockland County. Ramon Rivera, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Institute, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC Health), announced its bariatric surgical center h...

  • Investing In a Healthier Community: Bon Secours Community Hospital Receives State Approval for Transformative Project

    Posted: 03/14/2018

    PORT JERVIS, NY (March 2018) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), along with the Bon Secours Charity Health System, today announced approval from the New York State Department of Health to begin a transformative, $40 million project at Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, and its campus. At its completion, the Investing in a Healthier Community project is expected to usher in a new era of healthcare in the City of Port Jervis and its surrounding tristate-area co...

  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Shares Sledding Safety Tips

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    Sledding is a fun wintertime activity for families, however those exhilarating slides down neighborhood hills send more than 20,000 children to emergency rooms each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics*. With winter in full swing, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County,   is reminding parents, caregivers and snow-goers of all ages that sleddin...

  • WMCHealth Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips In Wake of Winter Storms

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    In the wake of two blasts of winter weather across the Hudson Valley, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), urges residents to take necessary safety precautions to prevent avoidable winter-weather emergencies.   Each year, more than 400 people in the United States die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including incidents related to portable generator use. Most ca...

  • HealthAlliance Receives Key State Approval for $92 Million Hospital Transformation

    Posted: 03/08/2018

    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has received contingency approval from the New York State Department of Health for a transformative $92 million expansion and enhancement of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, HealthAlliance and WMCHealth announced today. The reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital will have a new, four-story tower and 437,000 square feet of space -- 100,000 square feet more than the hospital’s current conf...

  • Advanced Imaging Technology Unveiled at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 02/22/2018

    Cutting the ribbon for the new advanced imaging technology equipment are (l-r): Scott Luchs, MD, Director of Radiology, Good Samaritan Hospital; Frank Hagen, Trustee of the Village of Suffern; Mary Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System; Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Michael Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth); and Sen. David Carlucci. SUFFERN, N.Y. (February 22, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center He...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Opens New Inpatient EEG Monitoring Suite

    Posted: 02/13/2018

    Neurologist and epileptologist Steven Smith, M.D. (left), joins Mill Etienne, M.D., Director of the Epilepsy and EEG Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital, to enhance and expand the new In-Patient EEG Monitoring Program.  SUFFERN, NY (February 13, 2018) – Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has expanded and enhanced its EEG (electroencephalogram) laboratory with a comprehensive Inpatient EEG Monitoring Program. It will provide residents of...

  • Esteemed Cardiothoracic Surgeon Introduced at Good Samaritan Hospital

    Posted: 01/09/2018

    SUFFERN, NY (January 9, 2018) – WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Cardiothoracic Surgeon Cary S. Passik, MD, FACS. He will be serving patients at the Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Passik is a highly respected Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Clinical Director with a national reputation and extensive background of practice, teaching and research in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is renowned for developing and refin...

  • Good Samaritan Hospital’s Peripheral Vascular Bypass Program Again Receives Top Rating from Healthgrades

    Posted: 12/05/2017

    SUFFERN, N.Y. (December 5, 2017) - Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), has achieved Healthgrades’ top rating for its performance in Peripheral Vascular Bypass for the second straight year. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only hospital in lower New York State and northern New Jersey to receive five stars in both 2017 and 2018 for this surgical procedure. Only two other New York hospitals received the highest rating in the new Healthgrades 2018 Re...

  • At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Former American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Announces December 3rd Tri-State Rocks Event

    Posted: 10/23/2017

    A Grammy-nominated performer and songwriter chose Maria Fareri Children's Hospital as the venue to announce the debut of a benefit vocal competition December 3rd at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Westchester native Kara DioGuardi, who was a judge for two seasons of Fox television's American Idol , said the inaugural Tri-State Rocks show is open to aspiring singers between the ages of 12 and 21 living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.    The winner will receive a two-hour mentoring...