Victoria Hochman

Victoria Hochman

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 6, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s program for hospitalized older adults has been recognized by the prestigious NYU College of Nursing program as one of the top NICHE hospitals in the nation.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) recently released a list of nine hospitals that have achieved Exemplar status for the progress of their nurse-driven programs in raising the level of quality in care of older adult patients. HVHC was the only hospital in the region to receive this honor.

Exemplar is the highest of four levels of recognition. Progressing through Early Implementation, Progressive, and Senior Friendly levels to achieve the Exemplar designation indicates a hospital has demonstrated ongoing, high-level dedication to geriatric care and preeminence in the implementation and quality of system-wide interventions and initiatives.

“These hospitals showed a tremendous commitment to meet one of the most critical challenges of our times - quality care of older adults,” said Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, director, education and program development. "The hospitals’ dedication to drive continuous improvement processes and enhance care marks them as leaders in the field."


The Exemplar hospitals will be honored at the national NICHE conference in San Diego, April 6-8.

Suzanne Mateo, chair of HVHC’s NICHE team, said that Hudson Valley Hospital Center worked hard for the designation by educating the public and the entire nursing staff on geriatric care and by incorporating NICHE philosophy into all hospital departments.

The NICHE team at HVHC showcased their work in October with a “Silver Linings” Health Fair, in which they demonstrated the work they do with older adult in-patients- from education on hydration and nutrition to increased mobility.
“We made a commitment as part of our Magnet designation to elevate our practice,’’ said Mateo, MA, BSN, RN. “We worked hard to bring NICHE practice into all aspects of care here at HVHC and are very proud to be recognized for this accomplishment.’’
People over 65 are the fastest growing age group in the nation, making up 12.9 percent of the population or about 1 in 8 people in the United States. By 2030, estimates are that there will be about 72.1 million older adults, according to U.S. Census data.
Other hospitals to achieve Exemplar status are: Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington (Wis.); Aurora West Allis (Wis.) Medical Center; Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va.; Detroit (Mich.) Receiving Hospital; Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce Township, Mich.; Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, N.Y.; Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.

About NICHE
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is an international program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing, consists of over 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Frank B. Dorsa, MD of NYU Hudson Valley Cardiology Group at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, has passed his recertification exam in nuclear cardiology, according to The Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC).

Dr. Dora was also recently recertified in cardiology and echocardiography.  Nuclear Cardiology uses noninvasive techniques to assess myocardial blood flow, evaluate the pumping function of the heart as well as visualize the size and location of a heart attack. Among the techniques of nuclear cardiology, myocardial perfusion imaging is the most widely used. To date 9,942 physicians have been certified in nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Dorsa is a board certified cardiologist who has been practicing at Hudson Valley Hospital Center since 1992 as one of the original members of the NYU Hudson Valley Cardiology Group. Dr. Dorsa lives in Cortlandt Manor with his wife and children.

Cortlandt Manor NY – (March 3, 2014) – America’s children don’t get enough sleep and parents need to do more to control electronics and regulate bedtimes, according to a poll released this week by the National Sleep Foundation.

National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Sleep in America® poll, an annual study that began in 1991, delved into the sleep practices and beliefs of the modern family with school-aged children. The online poll, conducted Dec. 12-13 2013, surveyed 1,103 American parents with children aged 6-17.


“For children, a good night’s sleep is essential to health, development and performance in school,” said Kristen L. Knutson, PhD, University of Chicago. “We found that when parents take action to protect their children’s sleep, their children sleep better.”


March 3-10 is National Sleep Awareness Week when health professionals focus on the important role that sleep plays in overall health. Chronic lack of sleep may be caused by sleep disorders that affect our immune systems’ ability to fight disease. Lack of sleep can also lead to serious health risks and other medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke or weight gain.
The Center for Sleep Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center performs sleep studies that can help diagnose more than 80 sleep disorders including the more common disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, insomnia, periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

The center is offering free sleep evaluations during March. Take a sleep quiz to find out if you may have a sleep disorder.


Many children are not getting the sleep they need


Many children get less sleep on school nights than they should, with some getting less sleep than their own parents think they need. The poll asked parents to estimate how much sleep their child typically gets on a school night. Parents’ estimates of sleep time are 8.9 hours for children ages 6 to 10, 8.2 hours for 11 and 12 year olds, 7.7 hours for 13 and 14 year olds and 7.1 hours for teens ages 15 through 17.


The NSF recommends that children ages 6 to 10 get 10 to 11 hours of sleep per night, and that children in the other three age groups get 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.


Turning electronics off while sleeping makes a difference


Electronic devices are pervasive in modern American children’s bedrooms. Parents report that nearly three out of four (72 percent) children ages 6 to 17 have at least one electronic device in the bedroom while they are sleeping.
Children who leave electronic devices on at night get less sleep on school nights than other children do, according to parents’ estimates – a difference of up to nearly one hour on average per night.


“To ensure a better night’s sleep for their children, parents may want to limit their children using technology in their bedroom near or during bedtime,” said Orfeu Buxton, PhD, Harvard Medical School.


Evening activities and homework can affect sleep quality


The modern family’s busy schedule affects their sleep quality. More than one-third (34 percent) of parents report that scheduled evening activities pose challenges to their child getting a good night’s sleep and even more (41 percent) point to these activities as challenging their own good night’s sleep. One in four (28 percent) parents report that in the last seven days, homework made it more difficult for their child to get a good night’s sleep.


“Sometimes performing better in fewer activities can be a healthy trade for too many activities while fatigued,” said Hawley Montgomery-Downs, PhD, West Virginia University.


Enforcing rules helps children get more sleep


When parents set and enforce sleep rules, children sleep longer. Nearly all (92 percent) parents set one or more sleep-related rules for their children and 62 percent of parents say they always enforce at least one


To learn more about sleep and your health, speak to our Hudson Valley Hospital Center health professionals on Saturday, March 8 from 11 to 4 p.m. at the Premier Athletic Club Health and Wellness Fair, 2127 Albany Post Road, Montrose or at the Hudson Valley Gateway Experience on Saturday, March 22 at the Mansion at Colonial Terrace, 119 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor. For a free sleep evaluation, call 914-734-3840.


Editor’s Note: The full 2014 Sleep in America® annual poll report is available for download at http://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/sleep-in-america-poll/2014-sleep-in-the-modern-family.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org.
 

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:44

Sports Medicine

 


The Center for Rehabilitation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Sports Medicine program specializes in injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our team of highly-trained therapists work with the area’s top orthopedic specialists. They are part of The Hospital for Special Surgery’s Rehabilitation Network, and hold prestigious accreditations attesting to their expertise. Each team member offers specialized skills, significant experience and a dedication to improving patients’ lives. The center now also offers SportsMetrics ™ ACL Injury Prevention program. ACL injuries can sideline an athlete for 6 to 12 months. We also offer Return to Sports Programs to help athletes recover from injuries more quickly and return to sports safely. The Center for Rehabilitation has consistently maintained a patient satisfaction rating or 90 percent and above.

Foot or ankle injuries? Dr. Katherine Ma, a fellowship trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, is part of HVHC's team of physicians who work with trained physical therapists to help you recover faster. Click here to learn more about Dr. Katherine Ma and see a video where she talks about foot and ankle conditions on Health Smart, a health education show produced by Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

Call 914-734-3455 for an appointment or for more information.

Meet our Team

Kyle Mack, PT, DPT
Clinical Manager, Department of Rehabilitation

Kyle Mack has worked at HVHC’s Center for Rehabilitation for 16 years and has served as clinical director since 2004. He has been an Adjunct Professor at New York Medical College since 2009. Kyle holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Utica College and is a certified instructor of the SportsMetrics TM ACL injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement training. Other certifications include Certified Functional Manual Therapist (2005); Functional Orthopedic Certified (2005) and Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Therapy (1992).


“I am enthusiastically committed to the advancement and practice of the profession of physical therapy. Throughout the course of my professional career, I have sought out what I have considered the best practice techniques and studied them. My latest passion is the prevention of ACL injuries in the young female athlete, which are currently at epidemic levels.”

John R. Astrab PT, DPT, OCS, MS, CSCS

John Astrab has over 15 years experience in both corporate fitness and outpatient physical therapy. John obtained a post-professional Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine and a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Mercy College, a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College. John is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy (OCS) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as being a member and holding credentials from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and United States Weightlifting Federation (USWF).

"I my practice I use an eclectic, assessment based and evidence based treatment approach in the management of pain and movement dysfunctions. As a functional manual physical therapist, I employ soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization techniques aimed at mechanical barriers, coupled with neuro-muscular re-education and motor control training to normalize normal movement patterns.”- John Astab


Chitra Taneja, PT, DPT, MS

Chitra Taneja has more than 10 years experience as a physical therapist and has worked as an athletic trainer for both high school and college sports teams. Chitra holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree as well as Master’s of Science degrees in Physical Therapy and Sports Psychology. She also holds Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Psychology and Education (Athletic Training). She has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2002 and an Athletic Trainer since 1991. She is a member of APTA and NATA.
“I implemented the Athletic Training program and was head Athletic Trainer at South Suburban College in Illinois and also implemented the Athletic Training program and was head Athletic Trainer at Rye Country Day School. I served as the head Athletic Trainer for a semi-professional hockey team in Michigan. I have worked extensively with male and female athletes to help improve their performance and return to sports.’’

 

Renee Lemieux PT, DPT

Renee Lemieux graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy. She completed a Master’s degree in Orthopedics with focus in manual therapy and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College in 2009. Her research was a pilot study exploring the efficacy of eccentric exercise in tennis elbow.
Main interests are movement re-education, postural training and manual therapy.
“I have worked at Hudson Valley Hospital Center for the past 12 years in the orthopedic department and have had the privilege to treat several orthopedic conditions. My past experience as a professional dancer with a NYC base company has given me the opportunity to explore movement mechanics, core stability and the importance of postural training.”

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 26, 2014) – Animal lovers will delight in the antics of lovable cats and dogs captured in artwork currently being featured as part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new exhibit, “Cats and Dogs, Winter and Spring.”

The exhibit, which showcases the works of five local artists, is on display through April 28 as part of the Hospital’s “Art for Health” program curated by artist Suzanne Bohrer Ashley. The public can meet the artists at a reception in the Hospital lobby on April 19 from 4- 6 p.m.

The works on display range from oil and acrylic paintings to photographs. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a series of animal portraits by photographer and animal advocate Liza Wallis Margulies.

“Whether I’m photographing people, dogs, cats, frogs, sunsets, streams or cloudy mornings, I hope to develop a rapport that goes beyond our roles as photographer and subject. It’s in that rapport that I work to reveal that which lay just beneath the surface,’’ said Margulies of her work.

The exhibit can be viewed by the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the lobby gallery and along the main corridors of the Hospital. Visitors may also view the permanent “Art for Health” collection, which features 300 original works in 17 gallery spaces throughout the campus. Artists interested in exhibiting at the hospital should contact curator Suzanne Ashley at the hospital. Contributions of art are also welcome.

About the artists:
Joy Tobin lives and works in Brewster, New York. She has been an artist and art teacher for over 25 years and is named in Who's Who among American Teachers. Joy has taught watercolor workshops at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, NY and continuously on various international cruise ships. The artist has a BA and MA in art and has studied with watercolorists Mel Stabin, Judy Wagner, and Judi Betts. She has had numerous solo exhibits and has been featured in galleries in New York, Connecticut, and also in the Bahamas. Her paintings can be found in collections throughout the United States and also in Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.
Basia Goldsmith lives on Riverside Drive in New York City where she enjoys a splendid view of the Hudson River. She was born in Poznan, Poland. As a child and her family were sent to an internment camp in North Africa before being relocated to Scotland where she grew up on a farm and attended a Catholic boarding school in London.

At the age of 16, Basia attended London's Central School of Art. After graduating, she moved to France and became a textile designer in Paris. In her early 20,s Basia moved to New York City where she continued her work as a freelance textile designer. She has since devoted her time exclusively to painting.

Ginny Howsam Friedman has exhibited throughout New York, New Jersey, Conn. and Massachusetts and is a member of the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont NY. She talks about her work with enthusiasm.
"Mother Nature understands the effect of complementary colors. . . .I’m excited when I see light flash or a woods backlit or muted tones on a foggy day. And I love a view with the excitement of light bouncing all over," she says.
Liza Wallis Margulies says she loves photographing faces and would rather do that than just about anything else. “My main photographic interests are portraits, animals, night time,’’says Margulies. “My favorite subject is faces, all kinds, all shapes, all ages, all species. I can't recall a time when I didn't have an interest in photography.”
Robert Uricchio's passion for photography began at an early age as he focused on his hometown of Jackson Heights, NY. After a 20-year career with the New York City Police Department, he has once again gone back to what he enjoys most, photography. He is currently manager for an architectural website in addition to doing some film editing as well. He has photographed several famous museums and major works of art and edited videos about museums, their art, artists and architecture.

For more information on Art for Health or the artist reception, call 914-734-3557.
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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:18

Healthy Cooking Classes in March

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 24, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your heart health. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in March.

Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for March:

Wednesday, March 5th. 2-3:30 p.m.
Easy and Economical Meals.

Nothing beats the ability to quickly whip up a satisfying meal without breaking the bank. This class will include several great recipes that don’t call for a lot of time or expensive ingredients. Skip the dollar menu and fast food, and feed your family a healthy alternative that is easy to make. Impress without the stress! ($15).

Tuesday, March 11th. 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Cooking with Whole Grains.

Quinoa, bulgur, barley, millet. All of these are whole grain options that deliver awesome taste and texture, along with fiber and nutrients. Come learn awesome ways to cook up whole grains in dishes that will add new dimensions to your cooking. This class will be led by Chef Noah Sheetz. Noah is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and spent many years as the Executive Chef to the Governors of New York State. Now, Chef Noah serves as the Executive Chef for Hudson Valley Hospital Center. ($15).

Friday, March 14th. 6-7:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Specials.

There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than green beer and corned beef. Take a class that explores the uncelebrated but fun world of Irish cuisine. Whether it’s a hearty soup or a surprisingly enticing cabbage dish, this evening class will open your eyes to the joys of cooking for St. Patrick’s Day. ($15).

Sunday, March 16, 3-4:30 p.m.

Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Menus. The Mediterranean Diet is perhaps the most well-studied and accepted diet for promoting heart health. What’s more, it’s downright delicious. Featuring healthy fats, delectable vegetables, and lean proteins, this is a diet anyone can enjoy. In this class, you’ll learn the principles of the Mediterranean Diet and how to cook an easy meal that will lower your risk of heart disease. This class will be lots of fun, and who can argue with a diet plan that includes an optional glass of red wine? ($15).
Saturday, March 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

Cooking With Your Family. Bringing your family together in the kitchen is a great way to have fun and bond over great food. Get everyone involved in this class and make cooking together an economical way to spend time with your family. All family members age 6 and up are welcome in this class. ($15).

For more information on cooking classes, call 914-734-3780 or register on line at www.hvhc.org


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 14, 2014) – Spend a fun Saturday with your family and learn how to improve your health while supporting a great cause.

Premier Athletic Club in Montrose will hold its Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.at the club. This day of fun-filled activities will to help raise money for the Hendrick Hudson School District’s Food Services Program. The public is invited to use the club’s facilities free of charge from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.. Swim and participate in fitness classes from Body Pump to Zumba, Spinning to Yoga.

Kids can enjoy face painting, an air castle and swimming. They can learn about their health at a Teddy Bear Clinic and parent can have their children fingerprinted for identification purposes free of charge. The nursery will be open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to give parents a break to enjoy the activities.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center will sponsor free health screenings in the club’s newly-renovated gym. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be offered as well as evaluations for sleep disorders. Physicians and physical therapists from the Hospital’s new Sport Center will be on hand to conduct sports performance screenings and discuss the center's new ACL injury prevention program. Hudson Valley Blood Services will conduct a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a mini-massage for $10 with all proceeds going to the Hendrick Hudson Food Services program. The day will also include raffles, prizes and gift bag to the first 100 people.

Premier Athletic Club is located at 2127 Albany Post Road, Montrose, New York. For more information call, 914-739-7755

See schedule of activities below:
• Try any class for free:

- BodyPump, 9:15-10:15am
- Spinning, 9:15-10:15am
- Water Fitness, 9-10am
- Interval Madness, 10:15-11:15am
- Spinning, 10:30-11:15am
- Bodyrolling,11:15am-12:30pm
- Zumba, 1pm
- Yoga, 4-5pm

11am-4pm:
- Air Castle
- Face Painting
- Swimming
- and more much!

• 11am-1pm:
- Protect Your Children with
Ossining Police Fingerprinting

 

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY – (February 11, 2014) – The Hope for Youth Foundation has donated $10,000 to Hudson Valley Hospital Center to support a new program that uses cooking to teach youngsters about healthy eating in the battle against childhood obesity.
The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley offers weekly cooking classes to at-risk children ages 11-13 in area school districts. Parents can also sign their children up for small group classes. The program, run by trained chefs and dietitians on staff at HVHC, aims to improve the health of children and reduce the risks of obesity. It is one of several community classes for all ages being taught in the Hospital’s new Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen.
“We are grateful to Jim Witt and the Hope for Youth Foundation who have for many years generously supported programs at our Hospital that are aimed at improving the lives of young people,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital President John C. Federspiel. “Teaching the value of healthy eating can never start early enough if we are to stem the tide of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.”
The Hope for Youth Foundation/Peekskill Rotary Club (HFY) donates money to area children's charities. HFY assists children who are mentally and/or physically challenged, or who are ill or disadvantaged and supports youth programs which facilitate healthy growth whether it is academic, emotional or athletic. The Foundation’s principle source of revenue is the annual sale of weatherman Jim Witt’s Long Range Weather Calendar, which is known for its dramatic Hudson Valley photographs and its daily and long range weather forecasts.
The kitchen is part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, a multi-faceted program featuring an organic garden, Farmers’ Market and Hospital food service that uses locally grown produce. The kitchen is named in honor of “Iron Chef” winner, Chef Peter X. Kelly, who has been integral in its development.
For more information about Harvest for Health and to sign up for classes in the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, visit www.hvhc.org or call 914-734-3780.
 

Monday, 10 February 2014 15:47

Healthy Cooking Classes in February

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 10, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your heart health. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in February in honor of National Heart Month.

Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for February:
• Tuesday, February 11th. 2-3:30 PM. Lacto-fermentation. What’s lacto-fermentation? It’s the process that turns raw cabbage into sauerkraut or kimchi, or turns milk into yogurt. It’s a great way to preserve foods, and more and more research suggests that the probiotics in fermented foods can be good for your health. This class will be led by Chef Noah Sheetz. Noah is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and spent many years as the Executive Chef to the Governors of New York State. Now, Chef Noah serves as the Executive Chef for Hudson Valley Hospital Center. ($15).

• Wednesday, February 12th. 11 AM – 1PM. Homemade Baby Food. Are you a new mom or dad who wants to save money and feed your baby the most nutritious foods you can? Come and take part in an informative discussion and recipe demonstration designed to help you provide the best care for your baby. We’ll talk about tips for making and storing great baby food, nutrition, and easy recipes that will make feeding your child fun and simple. ($15).

• Tuesday, February 18th. 5-6:30 PM. Snacks for the Heart. Those middle of the day hunger pangs can be hard to resist, but we don’t need to ruin our heart health when we reach for a snack. This class will give you easy recipes for quick snacks for your home or to have on the go. We’ll also talk about what it means to eat for your heart and what common snacks we try to avoid. ($15).

• Tuesday, February 25th. 2-3:30 PM. Nourishing Loved Ones Undergoing Cancer Treatment. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, choosing meals that were once a simple part of life, may have significantly changed. This class will explore multiple methods for preparing nutritious foods for those with reduced appetite; experience an altered sense of taste, or having difficulty swallowing. It will allow you to taste test novel ingredients and practice cooking techniques to create and fortify everyday foods. ($15).


February is National Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce your risk of heart disease by making simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and not smoking.

For more information on cooking classes, call 914-734-3780 or click here to register on line.


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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:29

Love Your Heart at HVHC’s Healthy Heart Fair

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Feb. 4, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) wants you to love your heart this February with free screenings and healthy heart activities.

Visit the main lobby of the hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet with health care professionals who can provide information on cholesterol, blood pressure exercise and nutrition. Here’s some of the highlights:
• A cardiologist from NYU Hudson Valley Cardiology will be on hand to answer questions.
• Staff from the Hospital’s cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation department will conduct blood pressure screenings and cardio assessments.
• Staff from the Hospital’s new Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen and Cura, the hospital’s food service, will offer healthy cooking tips and snacks.
• Ellen Forman, CYT of Prana Moon Yoga will demonstrate seated Yoga.
• The Wellness Club will do a body fat analysis
• Smoking cessation counselors will answer questions and provide information.

February is National Heart Month when health professionals raise awareness about heart disease prevention. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, for both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce your risk by making simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and not smoking.

For more information on the Healthy Heart Fair at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, please call 914-734-3557. The event is free and open to the public.
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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org