Victoria Hochman

Victoria Hochman

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:21

Westchester Medical Practice OB-GYN

 

Westchester Medical Practice’s OB-GYN practice prides itself on offering the most complete, compassionate women’s health care anywhere in the region. Whether you are an adolescent looking for your first gynecologist or a women looking for post-menopausal care, WMP’s practitioners will provide you with personalized, progressive care. They pride themselves on being an all-female, multi-cultural and multi-lingual practice with progressive views on women’s healthcare. They offer the latest in contraception and family-centered birthing. And because they are affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospital Center you can be assured that they practice in a state-of-the-art facility that has won awards for maternity care and has top technology for minimally invasive surgery.  

Visit our office in Cortlandt Manor at 1968 Crompond Road (at Hudson Valley Hospital Center) or in Putnam Valley at 205 Waterside Professional Park, 1259 Oregon Road. Call 914-736-6180 for an appointment in Cortlandt Manor and 914-528-7664 for an appointment in Putnam Valley.

Here are some of the areas they specialize in:

OB

-       Family-centered, natural birthing,

-       Offering, hypno-birthing, acupuncture in labor, water births, V-bac, doula-friendly

-       Midwives

 

GYN

-       Minimally invasive, in-office procedures  such as Essure permanent contraception and treatments for irregular bleeding

-       Adolescent GYN

-       Urinary incontinence

-       Contraception

-       Genetic Screening, BRCA analysis

-       Non invasive procedures

-       Hormonal issues: Bio-identical hormone replacement, peri-menopause, PMS

 

Meet our Team

Meedlen Charles, M.D.

Dr. Charles graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in chemistry from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. She later graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine in 2001. She went on to train at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC where she acted a Chief Resident. Dr. Charles was nominated as Hudson Valley Hospital Center Physician of the Quarter in March 2012.

In July 2005 Dr. Charles joined the Army and served as active duty military physician at Ft Riley, KS. In 2007 she was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After returning from Afghanistan in 2008 she was appointed Chief of the OB/GYN department at Irwin Army Community Hospital in Ft Riley, KS.

Dr Charles is board certified in general Obstetrics and Gynecology. She manages normal as well as high risk obstetrics complicated by hypertension, gestational diabetes, twin pregnancies. She is interested in VBAC, water births (first delivery at Hudson Valley Hospital was a water birth). She also works in conjuction with doulas. She offers a wide range of services in gynecology including minimally invasive laparascopic surgery, family planning and contraception, adolescent health counseling, menopausal management, urinary incontinence and infertility. She provides outpatient office procedures such as Essure vaginal sterilization, endometrial ablation, hysteroscopy.

Sheila Pongnon, M.D.

Sheila D. Pongnon is a board certified OB/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been practicing medicine in the Westchester area for the past ten years. Dr. Pongnon received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from New York University and her medical degree from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center. She completed her OB/GYN training at New York Medical College – Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Pongnon has extensive surgical training and offers advanced pelvic and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. Dr. Pongnon is certified in the use of the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system and uses this technology in performing hysterectomies. She also provides general obstetrics and gynecology care, including low-risk and high-risk obstetrics, contraception management, adolescent and menopausal treatment.

 

Joanne Mazzio, CNM, NP, MS

Joanne Mazzio graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lehman College of the City University of N.Y. where her initial interest in women’s health care and midwifery was sparked. After serving her home community of the Bronx as a public health nurse, she went on to work at Westchester Medical Center’s high risk maternity unit to gain the experience and skills that would serve as a foundation for her career as a midwife. Joanne graduated with honors from the Midwifery Education Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and later completed her Masters Degree in Midwifery at Downstate University. Joanne initially worked in North Central Bronx Hospital where she headed the Adolescent Prenatal Program and provided care to underserved women and teens in childbirth. After 7 years, she went on to join a private practice providing full scope midwifery care, including both well woman gynecology and obstetrical care to the women of Westchester County.

Dedicated to a personalized and holistic model of care, she has been honored to care for these women, their mothers, daughters and friends; touching the lives of the Hudson Valley community for the past 16 years.

Joanne is excited to be part of the OB/GYN group of The Westchester Medical Practice in order to pursue her commitment to safe and compassionate midwifery care for women throughout their lives; from adolescence through menopause.

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (July 16, 2013) – As temperatures fall just short of the 100 degree mark this week officials from the New York State Governor on down are asking the public to take safety precautions against heat stroke and dehydration.

Dr. Ron Nutovits, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, today had these suggestions for keeping cool in the face of the blistering weather.

“Of course when the temperatures climb this high we are worried about heat related illness,’’ said Dr. Nutovits. “The best scenario is prevention, and we are asking everyone to take precautions against heat stroke and dehydration.’’

Dr. Nutovits said that if possible people should stay indoors out of the heat.  If they do not have air conditioning in their homes, they can keep cool with a visit to the mall, movie theater or library.

“If you must be outdoors, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. Avoid sugary or alcoholic beverages as they can worsen dehydration,’’ said Nutovits.

He added that it is especially important for children and the elderly to heed these warnings are they are more prone to heat stroke and dehydration.

Many local communities offer cooling centers. In Cortlandt Manor, seniors are welcome to cool off at the Muriel Morabito Community Center at 29 Westbrook Drive and in Yorktown at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center at 174 Commerce Street. For a complete listing of area cooling centers, visit the Westchester County Health Department website or contact your local city or town hall.

 

 

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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 - (July 11, 2013) – What are the most pressing health needs in your community? Hudson Valley Hospital Center wants to know.

As part of a state and federal push to improve health care, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is asking people in the community to complete a questionnaire to help assess what healthcare services are most needed.  To fill out the questionnaire click here.The survey is anonymous and does not require participants to give their names or contact information.

“Hudson Valley Hospital Center has been meeting the health needs of our community for nearly 125 years,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John Federspiel. “We want to make sure that we continue to meet those needs. We ask that the public devote five minutes to take this brief survey to help us understand how we can best serve them.’’

The questionnaire is being done in partnership with the Westchester County Department of Health and hospitals countywide as part of an initiative called Working Together Toward a Healthier Westchester. The goal is to meet new state and federal healthcare standards that require hospitals to come up with cooperative health improvement plans with input from the community. A half-day health planning summit will be held on August 15 with agencies throughout Westchester to discuss health planning as part of this initiative. 

For more information on the survey or to have a hard copy mailed to you, please call 914-734-3794.

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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

 

 

 

With summer in full-swing, Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Farmer's Market is coming into its own with a larger selection of fresh produce from local farms. If you're at a loss for how to prepare some of the produce on sale, Michael Bulger, our Farmers' Market manager, has some suggestions for you.  Here’s is blog item on how to use Garlic Scapes.

 

For a long time, it was common practice for farmers to toss garlic scapes into the compost pile. These stalks are the tops of garlic plants, and they are usually chopped off so that the garlic bulbs grow larger. Thankfully, someone pointed out that scapes are really good to eat.
Now you can find garlic scapes for sale in farmers’ markets during in June or July. They taste garlicky, but won’t be as pungent as traditional garlic. If they’re tender (look for the curved tops), you can chop them up and eat them in a salad.
Toughened garlic scapes can be cooked as you would asparagus, or roasted inside a whole chicken. As scape season soon ends, those who are fond of the stalks may want to freeze some for later use. Try floating them into a winter soup.
For now, whip up some garlic scape pesto, and then toss with vegetables for a delicious summer side:

Makes about 3 cups of pesto.
Ingredients:
•20 large garlic scapes
•1/3 c pine nuts (can also use pistachios)
•1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
•Kosher salt and black pepper
•2/3 c extra-virgin olive oil

In a food processor or blender, puree the garlic scapes, nuts, Parmesan, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp black pepper until chopped fine.

Continue pureeing while slowly drizzling in oil. If there is no opening on your machine, you might have to stop and add a little bit of oil at a time. Puree until the pesto is smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.

The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week, if covered. It lasts at least a month if frozen. When you’ve roasted or sautéed some vegetables, you can toss them in fresh or defrosted garlic scape pesto.

In addition to being delicious, garlic scapes pack in some great nutrients. Scapes will provide a surprisingly large amount of calcium and vitamin C. One cup of garlic scapes even provides more protein than a cup of milk.
Fun Fact: Garlic has been around since the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, and garlic breath has been making daters self-conscious for at least part of that time. But, recent studies have shown that a glass of milk can reduce garlic-induced halitosis. For those who don’t drink milk, some people suggest chewing on parsley, drinking minty tea, or just waiting until later to steal a kiss. 

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (July 2, 2013) –  Art lovers can enjoy the sights of summer indoors at Hudson Valley Hospital Center where the Hospital's Art for Health program is now featuring its latest exhibition, “Shades of Summer.”

The exhibit, which showcases the works of seven local artists, is on display from now until August 29 as part of the Hospital’s “Art for Health” program curated by artist and hospital Curator, Suzanne Bohrer Ashley.

The 85 works on display give diverse interpretations of nature's seasons and include bronze wall sculptures, oil and acrylic paintings, hand dyed/torn paper collages, and photographs. The exhibit can be viewed by the public from 9 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 includes 250 pieces of original art throughout other public areas of the hospital

About the Artists featured in “Shades of Summer” :

Barbara Korman,maintains a studio in Westchester and New York City for the design and production of three-dimensional constructions, unique cast bronzes and wood installations. She has traveled extensively- from the National Parks in the United States to the Himalayas in Nepal - collecting regional art and making photographic notations of the land's textures and formations. “My work is informed by nature but not necessarily about nature. I want to create a dialogue between the visual, physical and emotional qualities that are inherent in space, form, texture, line and color,’’ she says.  Korman’s award winning works have been exhibited and collected worldwide in more than 100 solo and group shows at leading museums and galleries, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Olivetti-Rome, and Tiffany and Company’s Fifth Avenue windows. A graduate of New York City's High School of Music and Art, she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Fine Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. For more information on Korman, visit, www.bkormanstudio.com

 

 Photographer Vito Pasquale’s series Some Things We Both Might Have Missed, focuses on everyday objects and places presented through a different perspective. The large-scale composite photographs featured in the exhibition are comprised of dozens of small, connected moments, intricate recreations of familiar spaces. “If we wanted, we could go to these places right now. In fact, if we’d had the chance, I’d have preferred that we’d been there together when the photographs were taken," says Pasquale. Most of the images have a single point of focus: a hand tool, a lawn chair, a watering can, a flowerpot, a rowboat, a light bulb, a stone wall. “These are quiet places and subdued colors. They are places where your grandparents went to school, where children learned to swim, where we learned to read and you caught your first sunny and finally, the street where we live,’’ he said  Pasquale lives in Mount Kisco with his wife and two sons.  For more information on his work, visit, www.vitopasquale.blogspot.com.

 

 Chad Wallaceis an award-winning artist from Westchester County. He has illustrated eight books for children including: Earth Feeling, The Heat (2010) and Seahorses (2012). He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Syracuse University (1997) and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from FIT (2011).“For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional artist,’’ said Wallace. “Ok, there was a brief period when I was nine years old when I wanted to be a paleontologist, but who didn’t? I quickly discovered though, that what I enjoyed about dinosaurs most was drawing them. It was my first and last career change." His large illustrations feature animals in their natural environments and display his interest in re-imagining children’s storytelling for the digital age. In a fast-paced, ever changing field, authors/Illustrators are being forced to adapt to new markets/media. “As technologies such as the I-phone and I-Pad continue to evolve, the demand for creative imagery and practical teaching applications will also increase,” he said. It is in that spirit that he has written The Meadow Mouse, a book/app currently in production with Dawn Publications. It is scheduled for release in Spring 2014. Chad resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife. To see more of his work visit, www.chadwallace.com

Artist and deceased Harrison native Marilyn Cohen's work has been collected in the National Archives of the Smithsonian. Her work, including watercolor-dyed torn paper collages, is inspired by oral histories and old photos and is her attempt to capture and preserve American history. Her large collages appear to be delicate watercolor paintings, but are really bits of color-drenched fragments of torn paper. Cohen had a varied background and designed greeting cards, wallpaper and fabric patterns, as well as, illustrated children's books. She also designed and supervised the production of a successful line of adult board games. Cohen was born and raised in New York City and attended the School of Visual Arts. She met her husband, Lewis, while at college and they moved to Westchester to raise their three children.  For more about Cohen’s work, visit www.marilyncohenartist.com.

 

Linda Puiattipaints primarily with oils on canvas. These include field studies painted outdoors in the Hudson Valley, the farmlands of Belgium and France and the coast of Cape Cod She uses color, light and shadow to express a strong connection with nature and the drama of a moment. Her paintings seek to create an emotional connection and encourage viewers to reflect.  She is a true colorist, using point and counterpoint to create strong and bold images of peaceful settings in a contemporary style.  Puiatti’s paintings are part of private collections throughout the US, Europe and Africa. Her American studies include The Art Students League, The School of Visual Arts, The Woodstock School of Art, and the Byrdcliffe School of Art and European studies include Stedelijke Akademie voor Schoone Kunst, Deinze, Belgium.  Her work has been shown in numerous galleries nationally and internationally and are included in many private collections.  www.lindapuiatti.com

Andrea Gellerstudied painting at Cornell University and Parsons School of Design. After a successful career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, with clients that included the New York Times, Washington Post and Psychology Today, she earned her MFA in painting from William Paterson University. She has had solo and two person exhibits at Johnson & Johnson, NJ, Ramapo College of NJ and Riverside Gallery, NJ. She has participated in numerous group shows in New York and across the United States. Recently, her work was selected by designer Michael Graves to participate in the West Windsor Arts Festival. Her painting “Floating” was selected by the US Ambassador, Daniel Speckhard, as part of a three year exhibition at the US Embassy in Athens, Greece, 2008. She has been teaching on the college level for over 15 years. “As a kinesthetic learner I have always explored the world through motion. My paintings, prints and drawings are a reflection of this as there is a quality of movement in the work. To learn more about Geller’s work, visit www.gellart.com

Growing up on Long Island and currently from Norwalk, CT, Paul Mindell knew instinctively as a child that he was an artist. Sixty years later, the Smithsonian selected him to exhibit in the National Portrait Gallery. He says, "my earliest works seemed to rival the walls of the caves of Lascaux." Mindell's work displayed at the hospital includes a series of oil paintings featuring cows, one of his favorite subjects, as well moody and dreamy landscapes with a contemporary flair. He has studied art at the Arts Students League, Silvermine Guild of Artists Rhode Island School of Design, University of Michigan School of Art & Design. In June 2009 he was selected by a Smithsonian jury as one of 49 artists, out of a field of 3,300, to exhibit in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. Currently, he is a professor of art at Bergen Community College and has served as Visiting Artist at the College of New Rochelle. He is also a member of the Adjunct Art Faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design.  To learn more about Mindell’s work visit, www.paulmindell.com

Artists interested in exhibiting at the hospital should contact curator Suzanne Ashley at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING Contributions of art are also welcome to be added to the hospital’s collection of about 300 original works in 17 gallery spaces throughout the campus.

 

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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 - June 25-  Hudson Valley Hospital Center raised $237,000 on June 25 at its 36th Annual Golf Tournament at the Hudson National Golf Course in Croton-on-Hudson.  Sponsors of the event included Curry Automotive,Presenting sponsor; Putnam County Savings Bank, Halfway House Sponsor; Unicorn Contracting Corp., Luncheon sponsor; USI Insurance Service, Golf Cart Sponsor; Pallante Design,Michael and Ginger Delfino, Entergy, Optimum Lightpath, Unitex Textile Rental Services, Ashikari Breast Center and William Geis, Jr.

 

From left to right: Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John C. Federspiel (Cortlandt Manor);Bernard F. Curry, III, Chief Executive Officer, Curry Automotive (Rye); Putnam County Savings Bank President and CEO Joseph Roberto (Hopewell Junction).

Click here to see photos of the event.

I remember the first time I planted something with my daughter who was then 3. I wanted to share my love for gardening. It brought me back to the thrill I experienced in Kindergarten as we waited eagerly for some life to poke its head out of the little dixie cup planters that sat on our classroom window sill.  So my daughter and I planted nasturtiums because they have large seeds and sprout relatively quickly. Each day we would walk out to the garden to water and eagerly await the arrival of our nasturtiums. When they finally popped up, my daughter was so gleeful that I nearly cried.

No matter how old I get, that feeling never gets old for me. Seeing that life burst forth from the earth and knowing that you are responsible is an amazing feeling, much the same feeling as being a parent or delivering a baby.

A group of volunteers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center are experiencing this same thrill as they watch our Organic Garden for Healing grow lusher each day. From hard packed mud in March to a bounty of flowers, peas, lettuce, herbs and medicinal plants in June. Each day is different. Each day brings something new. We are sharing this harvest with patients at our Cancer Center as part of the Hospital’s Seeds for Health and Harvest for Health programs. But we are sharing more than peas and lettuce. We are sharing with them the wonder of life and that can’t help but to speed their recovery. Cancer patients who are interested in visiting the garden should contact our community outreach coordinator at 914-734-3794 to arrange a tour.

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (June 19, 2013) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Maternity Department got a special delivery on June 17, but not the usual kind.

The Girl Scout Community of Bronxville delivered baby supplies to the Maternity and Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit collected at the Community of Bronxville annual Charity fundraiser on June 9. Mary Massa, Bronxville Girl Scout Community Chair, organized the event, which ended in a cowgirl themed party. 

This year, Hudson Valley Hospital Center was selected as one of the three charities to benefit. Girl Scout Troop #1507 in Bronxville collected the diapers, infant clothing and other supplies and delivered them to the Maternity Department.

“Thank you to the Girl Scouts for thinking of us and of the families who will benefit from their generosity,’’ said Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal Child Health at HVHC. “They and their leaders deserve a lot of credit for their efforts.’’

Photo caption: left to right: Girl Scouts Morgan Shanske and Victoria Chiulli, both Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop #1507 in Bronxville. 

 

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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 (June 19, 2013)…Summer is finally here and the golf season is in full swing. Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) invites golf enthusiasts to enjoy a day on the links Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at its 36th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by Curry Automotive.

Held at Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson, one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the country, all proceeds will benefit the Foundation of HVHC and will provide for the Hospital’s continued growth and medical excellence.

The day will include two shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The day also includes buffet breakfast, buffet luncheon, refreshments, cocktails & dinner as well as awards, raffles, auction, long drive contest, closest to pin contest and five chances to win hole-in-one prizes:

The Hole-in-One Prize is a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan provided by Curry Automotive. Other prizes include $10,000 in cash; a foursome at Mission Hills in Palm Springs.

“Having a fun day in the sun is reason enough to attend, but knowing that you are supporting your community hospital and the quality healthcare it provides, makes it all the more important to come, said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “We thank Curry Automotive for again being our presenting sponsor and helping to make this event possible.”

This year’s sponsors include:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Curry Automotive

HALFWAY HOUSE SPONSOR

PUTNAM COUNTY SAVINGS BANK

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

Unicorn Contracting Corp.

GOLF CART SPONSORS

USI Insurance Services

BEVERAGE SPONSOR

D. Bertoline & Sons

PRINTING SPONSOR

Foley Printing

GIFT SPONSORS

Michael Delfino

Entergy

Pallante Design

Optimum Lightpath

Unitex Textile Rental Services

Ashikari & Kelemen M.D., P.C.

William W. Geis, Jr.

 

There is still time to sign up for foursomes, individual play, luncheon, cocktails and dinner. For more information on sponsorships and golf, please contact the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Foundation office at (914) 734-3526.

 

 

 

 

Tarrytown, NY - (June 5, 2013) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center was presented with nine awards for excellence in advertising on June 5 at The Advertising Club of Westchester’s 42nd annual Big W Awards at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown. NY

The Hospital won a Gold Award for it advertising campaign for HVHC’s new Seeds for Health program. Jody and Diane Creative Communications developed the ad campaign to help promote the opening of the hospital’s Organic Garden for Healing in April of 2012 and HVHC’s other healthy eating initiatives. The advertising agency also won a Silver Award for radio ads that were part of its new “Patientology” campaign highlighting patient testimonials from hospital patients. Click here to view the commercials.

 “The awards that we have received for our advertising campaign reflect the quality of care we offer here at the Hospital,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “This recognition, along with our consistently high patient satisfaction scores, validates our approach to the way we practice medicine here at HVHC.’’

 There were hundreds of entries in this year’s Big “W” Awards, which were held at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY.  The Big “W” Awards competition is the largest of its kind in Westchester and open to advertising, marketing, and PR agencies, designers, photographers, and students who create advertising in and/or for businesses and organizations in the Tri-State (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) region. To learn more about the event visit http://acw.org/

Below is a complete listing of awards presented by the Advertising Club of Westchester:

Gold: Public Relations –Special Event - Hudson Valley Hospital Center – Seeds for Health

Silver: Television/Local Cable Campaign – Hudson Valley Hospital Center

“Patientology Testimonials”

Silver: Outdoor Billboard – Hudson Valley Hospital Center - “Bikini Poster" for the Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery"

Silver: Non-broadcast Video – Hudson Valley Hospital Center “Neil” Click here to see video

Silver: Non-broadcast Video – Hudson Valley Hospital Center “Ronna”  for HVHC Joint Replacement Center  Click here to see video

Silver: Radio campaign – Hudson Valley Hospital Center “Patientology Testimonials”

Bronze: Integrated Campaign – Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Bronze: Promotion and Collateral Material – Event Program

Hudson Valley Hospital Center – Seeds for Health Event Program

Bronze- Corporate Design – Logo

Hudson Valley Hospital Center – Seeds for Health Event Logo

In addition to the Advertising Club of Westchester Awards, Hudson Valley Hospital Center was the recipient of three awards from the National Healthcare Advertising Awards. The awards were as follows:

30th Annual National Healthcare Advertising Awards

Gold: Outdoor Transit Billboard – Hudson Valley Hospital Center – Bikini

Merit: Special Event – Hudson Valley Hospital Center – Seeds for Health

Merit: Television Advertising – Single Spot – Hudson Valley Hospital Center – “Patientology Testimonial/April”

Nearly 4,000 entries were received in this year's competition, making the awards the largest healthcare advertising awards competition; and one of the 10th largest of all advertising awards.                                                             ###

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

 

 

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