Support Connection Support Group

Third Monday of the Month 7 p.m.

Women with Breast Cancer are invited to attend a monthly support group at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. Run by Support Connection, the group's meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. For more information on Support Connection groups call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290. or click here. Groups are held in the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at HVHC, 1978 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Pre-registration is required.

Lymphedema Support Group

HVHC offers a support group for people with Lymphedema, a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The Hospital’s licensed clinical social worker and a Lymphedema therapist will provide men and women who are struggling with Lymphedema due to cancer surgery with emotional and educational support.

The group is led by Jen Looby, MS, PT, CLT, Physical Therapist/Senior Certified Lymphedema Therapist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Center for Rehabilitation and Miranda Dold, LCSW, Director of Community Programs at Gilda’s Club Westchester.

Support group sessions will be held every other fourth Tuesday of the month from 12:30 - 2 p.m. (April 29, June 24, August 26, October 28, December 30) and every other third Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. – ( May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19).

Gilda's Club Support Groups

Living with Cancer

First and Third Thursdays of the month,  6-7:30 p.m.

Gilda's Club Westchester at HVHC offers a support group for people who have been recently diagnosed with cancer on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at 1978 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 914-644-8844.

American Cancer Society

altFREE Look Good…Feel Better®

Third Tuesday of the month, 4-6 p.m. Registration required!

The Ashikari Breast Center, HVHC Medical Office Building, first floor
Open to women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, this program offers professional wig fittings and makeup applications. Call the Ashikari Breast Center 914-734-3940 for more information. 






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.


Top Weight Loss Surgeons Join Hudson Valley Hospital Center


Dr. Sommers

Dr. Eric A. Sommer, NY Bariatric Group

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is proud to welcome the surgeons of the New York Bariatric Group, among the country’s leading bariatric surgeons, offering the latest in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. The New York Bariatric Group provides surgical options such as laparoscopic banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. All these procedures are now being performed in our Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The New York Bariatric Group represents New York’s elite institution for the treatment of morbid obesity.

What Sets Us Apart

Hudson Valley Hospital Center brings together the talents of leading surgeons in a state-of-the-art, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, which boasts the latest equipment and patient satisfaction ratings that are consistently above 99 percent - among the highest in the nation. The New York Bariatric Group surgeons offer single-incision, minimally invasive procedures that are virtually scarless. Insurance is accepted and claims are handled for you. HVHC and the New York Bariatric Group offer the most comprehensive support system in the region.

Call 800-633-8446 for more information or to sign up for the next patient education session at HVHC.

Or call 914-513-3677 to make an appointment with Dr. Sommer now practicing at 1985 Crompond Road, Building C, across the street from HVHC.

Click here to visit the New York Bariatric Group and for a comprehensive look at bariatric surgery options, view videos on the procedures, sign up for online or in hospital patient education sessions or hear about the experiences of those who have had surgery.




The Infusion Center in the Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center provides  chemotherapy, blood transfusions, intravenous antibiotics and other infusions.  These services are provided in a spacious, 18-bed infusion suite with natural light, private television and access to the internet.  The physical layout supports complete privacy as well as a feeling of community.  Nursing staff are highly experienced and many are certified in their specialty.  Our Medical Director is on-site during hours of operation.  The Center hours are: Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm .  We will also coordinate your care over the weekend if necessary. 

Please call 914-293-8402 with any questions