Cancer Center Achieves Full CoC Accreditation
In March, the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) granted Three-Year Accreditation with five commendations, the highest honor a new program can achieve, to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a rigorous survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-year accreditation with commendation is only awarded to programs that meet or exceed standard requirements. It is the highest honor a new program can achieve.
Medical Office Building in Cold Spring Officially Opens
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley physicians, staff, community leaders and residents attended the Open House of the new medical office building in Cold Spring on Route 9D. NYPMG HV services include Primary Care, OB/GYN, Cardiology, Orthopedics and Spine Surgery; and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. Hospital services include Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Radiology, and Mammography. Pictured, from left: Dr. William Higgins, Vice President and Regional Executive Medical Director, NYPMG; Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital; and Paul F. Guillaro, President, Unicorn Contracting Corp.
Digestive Health Center at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital
On April 7th NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital acquired the Digestive Health Center, as well as its highly-regarded team of physicians, nurses and staff. Providing the full continuum of gastroenterology care at the hospital’s Digestive Health Center are practitioners from NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley, pictured, from left: Frank J. Turchioe, MD, Clinical Director of Gastroenterology, NYPMG HV; David E. Lin, MD, FACG; Mitchell A. Josephs, MD; Shireen A. Pais, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE; and Herman B. Kleinbaum, MD.
NYP Hudson Valley Hospital Chosen As Recipient Of “Subaru’s Love Promise” Campaign
Curry Automotive’s Subaru dealerships and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Connecticut, Westchester and Hudson Valley selected NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital as a recipient of “Subaru’s Love Promise” campaign for the second year in a row. The nationwide campaign invited Subaru customers in June to write a “care card,” a note of hope and inspiration, to be tucked in a package for cancer patients that includes a blanket.
“People’s Choice Business of the Year Award”
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital receives the “People’s Choice Business of the Year Award” from the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. Accepting the award on behalf of the hospital were: pictured, from left, Ellen Bloom, Director of Marketing and Development, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital; Jonelle Bingham, MD, Director OB/GYN, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley; Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital; Ellen Higgins, FNP, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley; and William J. Higgins, MD, Vice President, Regional Executive Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group.
Stacey Petrower, MPA is named president of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, effective July 1st. A senior leader in healthcare for more than 20 years, she served previously as chief operating officer.
In January, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is renamed NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and becomes part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.
Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen Opens at the hospital
In keeping with the Hospital's vision of promoting culinary literacy as a path to better health, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital officially opened the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen on July 21, 2014. Through its teaching kitchen and organic garden, the Hospital is working with patients and the general community to teach them to better manage their health through diet and lifestyle changes. Classes in the kitchen range from general cooking instruction to very specific curriculum for diabetics, heart patients, cancer patients, breastfeeding moms and those with gluten sensitivities.
A program designed especially for children - The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley- works with children 11-13 in local schools to prevent childhood obesity.
Institute of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Earns Top Distinction from Hyperbaric Society
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital was awarded a Hyperbaric Medicine Service—National Re-Accreditation with Distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) in June 2013, the leading authority in the nation on hyperbaric medicine.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital is the only facility in the region to provide this level of service, according to the UHMS, the leading authority in the nation on hyperbaric medicine.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Becomes "Baby Friendly" Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, already recognized for excellence in breastfeeding support, becomes the first hospital in the region to receive the designation as a “Baby Friendly” Hospital. On Feb. 1, 2013 Baby Friendly USA, a leader in the movement to promote breast feeding and infant health, announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital had become the 4th hospital in New York State and the only one in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland, to earn this coveted designation.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, seeks to improve infant health by implementing a global best-practices program.
Farmers Market is launched
In keeping with its healthy eating initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital launches a series of Farmers Markets on July 31, 2012 in an effort to make local produce more readily available to the community.
Organic Garden for Healing Opens
On April 25, 2012 NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital opened its Organic Garden for Healing. The partnership with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture was part of a larger Hospital initiative called Harvest for Health which aimed to encourage preventive medicine through healthy eating.
Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Opens
The Hospital broke ground on the 54,000 square-foot Cancer Center and Medical Office Building on August 7, 2010.
The Cancer Center, named for Cheryl R. Lindenbaum, offer radiation and infusion therapy as well as support services. Included in the center are renowned surgeons of the Ashikari Breast Center and the New York Group for Plastic Surgery.The building’s top two floors are dedicated to medical office space housing top doctors in orthopedics, cardiology, a women's imaging center, the Ashikari Breast Center, the New York Group for Plastic Surgery and the offices of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley.
Opening of new $100 million Patient Tower and addition
On June 24, 2010, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital held a grand opening to celebrate the completion of a $100 million hospital expansion. The 133,000 square-foot project included a four-story, 83,000 square-foot, all private room patient tower, a 450-space parking garage, a new lobby and gift shop and doubled the size of the hospital’s Emergency Department. NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital received an APEX award for Economic Development Leadership from the Westchester County Association for the project, which was the largest economic development in Westchester County in 2010.
A new, all digital Surgery Center opens on March 2, 2009 as part of the hospital’s major renovation and expansion project. The 9,800 square-foot Surgery Center includes two new Operating Rooms (ORs) and an expanded Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
The new Operating Rooms are nearly 50-percent larger than typical ORs, designed to accommodate larger equipment for minimally invasive procedures, including most laparoscopic and orthopaedic surgeries such as hip resurfacing and joint replacement. It also offers surgeons High Definition video and superior organization capabilities. New to these ORs are easy to maneuver power booms, which anchor to the ceiling and are designed to provide the surgical team with quick and easy access to monitors and critical equipment.
First No Wait ER in the region
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital opens the first No Wait Emergency Department in the region, offering patients faster, more efficient treatment. With the help of a $500,000 challenge grant from Entergy Nuclear Northeast, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has refurbished the Emergency Department to include the "no wait" concept. These renovations allow for a significant change in the "typical' process for a patient presenting to the Emergency Department. By moving the registration function to the bedside and creating more triage and treatment space, patients bypass the usual registration function and can be facilitated to a treatment area much quicker.
Other structural changes were made including: three new nurse triage rooms, four new treatment rooms, and a comfortable reception area. Also added is a separate entrance for the special decontamination room available 24-hours a day to handle a patient who must be isolated during treatment in the emergency room.
First Stroke Center in Northern Westchester/Putnam
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital becomes the first in Northern Westchester/Putnam to be designated a Regional Stroke Center by the State Hospital Review and Planning Council. This means the Hospital has protocols in place to ensure a rapid response for patients experiencing stroke symptoms. When a stroke is suspected, our ER staff provides a fast evaluation of symptoms. The team also determines whether the patient is a candidate for Tissue Plasminogen Activator (t-PA), a medication that can minimize or even reverse the damage caused by the stroke if administered within three hours of the onset of symptoms.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The opening of a neonatal intensive care unit brings critical care to infants born at the Hospital. Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides specialized medical care for babies in a warm, caring environment. Our specially trained staff can care for premature babies born at 32 weeks or later, and full-term babies with certain medical conditions. Babies may be admitted because of medical problems present at birth that require close monitoring, or because they weigh too little at birth.
The Wellness Center opened—an innovative adult fitness center—at the nearby Cortlandt Town Center.
A progressive care unit is built on the rooftop of the Wagner Pavilion, an eight-bed unit designed to meet the needs of patients requiring critical care.
The maternity unit goes through a major renovation, now offering private rooms as well as whirlpool tubs in every labor/delivery room.
Changes and growth propel the hospital to begin a major expansion project, the Wagner Pavilion, to include a new emergency department, laboratory, operating rooms and ambulatory surgery suite. The hospital also takes a new name to better reflect its regional presence as a leading health care facility in the Hudson Valley.
The addition of the Terner Pavilion is completed and houses a new emergency department, radiology department and intensive care unit.
A new site more centrally located on Route 202 (Crompond Road) in the Town of Cortlandt Manor is identified, and a brand new hospital is built, featuring 114 beds.
The Dr. John N. Tilden Wing is erected at the site of the original house where ten years later a second wing was added in memory of area firemen who died during the famous Fleischmann's building fire.
A small group of community-minded women led the way by purchasing a pre-revolutionary house on lower South Street in Peekskill which became the Helping Hand Hospital.