Community Service Plan

Patient Testimonials

Debbie Aglietti - This no-wait ER is no joke

When Debbie Aglietti found herself suffering with an intense headache that kept getting worse, she knew she needed help. And she knew just where to go: The no-wait ER at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Debbie arrived at the ER on a Saturday afternoon, which can be a tough day to get fast help in most emergency rooms. Not at Hudson Valley.

“This no-wait ER is no joke. It’s true to its name in every sense. I didn't even sit down in the waiting room. I went to the window and was immediately taken in the back.” Debbie Aglietti – ER patient – viral meningitis. Read more about Debbie's experience at HVHC.

Neal Castaldo - Radiation Oncology Patient at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center

When Neal Castaldo was turning 63, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was scared and confused. But from the day he entered the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center his fears were soothed. He was comforted, assured, smiled at. Neal, a teacher for more than 30 years, says those are things you take with you.  “I believe patientology is something everyone who treated me at Hudson Valley Hospital Center has a PhD in. They treat you as if you’re a relative, or a friend. They care about their patients to an extraordinary level.” Read more about Neal's amazing story.

 

April and Brandon Thompson - A special birth of twins

April Thompson had her twins at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and was able to achieve the natural childbirth she wanted despite the fact that one of the babies had turned breech. Her 8-year-old daughter, Taylor was also able to participate in the delivery thanks to a special sibling class at HVHC.

“At Hudson Valley Hospital Center I was able to deliver my twins naturally, which can be tricky with twins,'' said April. "They also allow siblings in the delivery room which is something my 8 year old daughter wanted very much. They listened to how I wanted to do things and respected my wishes- that’s patientology.” Read more about April's story.
 

Ronna Lichtenberg - Hip and Knee Replacement

When Ronna Lichtenberg, a successful communications executive who lives and works in Manhattan, found her hip and knee pain unbearable, she began investigating joint replacement options. What she discovered was surprising.

“I live and work in Manhattan and interviewed some of the best hospitals for my knee and hip surgeries. But I found the doctor and the team that got me back on my feet at Hudson Valley. This is where I loved getting better. Read more about Ronna’s surprising story.

Kimberly Gerosa - Compassionate Breast Cancer Care

When Kimberly Gerosa was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in December of 2011, she went to another oncologist, but didn't feel comfortable. A friend suggested that she get a second opinion and visit the Ashikari Breast Center at the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. She immediately connected with Dr. Pond Kelemen, who has seen her through a cancer journey that began with a lumpectomy and ended with a bi-latteral mastectomy. Read more about Kimberly's story.