Yorktown Huskers Football Team raised more than $1,100 in one night for Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. The team collected donations for the cancer center at its big game on Oct. 18th against rivals Poughkeepsie High School, in which Yorktown won 48 to 32.

William Dauster, Executive Director of the Foundation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, thanked the team for its efforts and encouraged them to become professional fundraisers.

 

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center‘s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center received a $10,000 check from the Hendrick Hudson Leos on Oct.17 at the cancer center’s Breast Cancer Awareness night. The Lions youth group raised the money during this year’s Stay-Awake-a-Thon, an annual event which raises money for cancer charities.

From left to right:Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services (front row), Anne-Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology Services, Hendrick Hudson Leos Sam McCann and Dylan Gambardella and Leos Adviser Deborah Costello.

 

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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 29, 2013) – Affordable Healthcare, Women’s Health and a variety of other issues were discussed Wednesday when Congresswoman Nita Lowey visited Hudson Valley Hospital Center to meet with its employees and tour the Hospital.

Lowey spoke to 50 employees, saying that they were on the front lines of changes that were taking place as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act and that she valued their input and suggestions. “You are the experts,’’ she said. “I would love to hear your suggestions because you are living it,’’ she said.

HVHC President John C. Federspiel and Hospital vice presidents took Lowey on a walking tour of the Hospital. Lowey got a demonstration of the Hospital’s new 3-D mammography unit, which provides the most sophisticated imaging to detect breast cancer. She also toured the new Comprehensive Cancer Center and visited the Hospital’s no-wait Emergency Room as well as the Ashikari Breast Center.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center opened the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in February 2012. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and support services. In the fight against breast cancer, the center recently added Inter-operative Radiation (IORT), which allows surgeons to irradiate areas of the breast during surgery, giving women the choice of curtailing weeks of traditional radiation following surgery.

 

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Tuesday, 07 February 2012 16:20

Radiation Oncology

The latest technology

tomotherapy

Conventional radiation treatment devices are at the end of an evolutionary path that began more than a century ago. Our center, in contrast, uses The TomoTherapy® Hi·Art® treatment system.

The system relies on secure centralized database software for treatment planning, quality assurance, patient set-up and treatment delivery. While conventional radiation therapy machines use five to nine beam angles, the Hi·Art treatment system delivers radiation continuously from all angles around the patient. The increased beam angles, along with  more precise beam modulation, create dose distributions that conform to complex tumor shapes. In addition, the TomoTherapy System integrates the use of a CT Scanner for more accurate planning. Traditionally, a patient is imaged weekly during the course of radiation therapy. With the TomoTherapy system, the physician gains valuable information from daily low dose imaging. This practice enhances the accuracy of treatment and significantly reduces the amount of exposure to healthy tissue by providing daily information about the target’s location, shape and size.

 

Experienced Quality Physicians and Staff

 Radiation oncology

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is fortunate to have as its Director of Radiation Oncology Dr. Chika Madu of Hudson Valley Radiation Oncology Services. Dr. Madu most recently served as Assistant Professor and Chief of Breast Service, in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

Comfort in treatment

 

At the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center you can expect comfort and convenience. We are just steps from parking. Your privacy is important to us so we have private dressing rooms as well as comfortable separate waiting area for men and women.

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