Victoria Hochman

Victoria Hochman

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 20, 2013) –Sunburns are more than uncomfortable—they’re also a major risk factor for melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer.

“Melanoma is directly linked to intense exposure to ultraviolet [UV] radiation that leads to blistering sunburns,” said Pond Kelemen MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and director of the Hospital’s new Melanoma Center. “At midday, these sunburns can occur in less than 15 minutes.”

He said that people who are exposed to the sun or have risk factors such as fair skin, freckles or moles should be extra careful about monitoring their skin for changes. If they observe any growth or changes in moles, they should visit a dermatologist.


In conjunction with the opening of the new Melanoma Center, Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center will be offering free skin cancer screenings by Dermatologists Jeffrey Schachne, MD and Cindy Hoffman, DO, on June 5 from 4-8 p.m. Call 914-293-8432 to pre-register for the screening. Pre-registration is required! Click here to pre-register on line.

Kelemen said that he is excited about the opening of the new Melanoma Center at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center because it is the only center of its kind in the Westchester/Putnam and lower Hudson Valley area.


The best way to avoid melanoma is to minimize UV exposure. Use a sunblock with an SPF of 15 or higher that offers both UVA and UVB protection. The Environmental Working Group recommends choosing a lotion sunblock with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, Mexoryl SX, or avobenzone as its active ingredient. Apply sunblock at least 15 minutes before going outside and reapply every time you sweat or get wet.
 

“Incidental UV exposure makes a difference,” Dr. Kelemen says. “You should apply sunblock frequently whenever you’re in the sun, even if you’re not at the beach.”


If you have concerns about skin cancer, call the Melanoma Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 914-734-3175 for an appointment.

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 - (May 18, 2012) – Few people can say that they’ve never missed a day of work for an entire year, but there are 223 people at Hudson Valley Hospital Center who can.

 Employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were honored on May 15 for their years of service to the Hospital, some putting in more than 45 years on the job. Two hundred and twenty-three of the Hospital’s 1,200 employees were also honored for perfect attendance.

Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel said that there are few companies that can boast about such perfect attendance.  “You should all be proud,’’ said Federspiel, speaking to employees at the Hospital’s annual Service Awards Ceremony. “To have such a high percentage of our workforce with perfect attendance speaks to the great culture here as well as the dedication of our employees.’’

Below are the names of employees serving 25 years or more:

45 Years
Virginia Salvati, 4 South

40 years

Linda Webber, Intensive Care Unit;
Constance Vitolo, Methadone Clinic
Jessie Bosco, Receiving and Storeroom.

35 years

Carole Hughes,4 south

Karen Cortese, Methadone Clinic

Margaret Curley, Nursing administration

Anna Slempa, Nursing administration

Martha Gohlke, Surgical services

 

30 years
Catherine Nittoli, 3 south

Joan Clare, Food & Nutrition

Kathryn Gudim, Women's Imaging

 

25 years

Rosalie Hermanowski,  3 South

Patricia Zubradt, 3 South

Veronica Smart,            4 South

Myrna Bacdayan, Emergency Department

Maria Murnane,  Food & Nutrition

Hermina Belin,   Laboratory

Sharon Edelstein, Laboratory

Carmen Ortiz, Surgical Services

 

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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

 

 

 

 

As I watched couples line up to tour our Maternity Department this weekend at the "Art of Having a Baby" Maternity Fair, it struck me that today's prospective parents are much more involved in choosing what kind of experience they want during the birth of their child. There is no manual that comes with all the answers and many couples only learn from their mistakes after their first child. That's why Hudson Valley Hospital Center is so committed to giving expecting couples all the information they need to make the right decisions early on. The Hospital wants to empower women to have the type of births that they choose. This blog post on the Top 10 Reasons to Give Birth at Hudson Valley Hospital Center written by Randy Patterson of the Northeast Doulas really sums it up.

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 9, 2013)- Hudson Valley Hospital Center will open its Farmer’s Market for the season on Tuesday, May 14 with a variety of vendors offering fresh produce and other specialty items.

This year, markets will be expanded to twice a month and held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Hours of operation were changed to accommodate community demand for after-work hours. The Farmer’s Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items, is held in the hospital side parking lot at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Farmer’s Market Days: May 14 and 28; June 11 and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 27; September 10 and 24; October 8 and 22; November 12 and 26.

“We are happy to be able to expand our days and hours this year to make it easier for members of the community to attend our farmer’s markets,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center.  “We hope to encourage everyone to buy local, fresh produce and educate the community on how to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet.’’

The farmer’s market series is part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Seeds for Health and Harvest for Health programs aimed at using healthful eating as a way to prevent disease and positively influence a patient’s recovery. Seeds for Health launched in April 2012 with theopening of the Organic Garden for Healing, serving as the classroom for the program which stresses the importance of nutrition in healing. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of the community. Future plans include a demonstration kitchen, which will offer healthful cooking classes to the community.

The farmer’s market will feature produce grown by local farms as well as baked goods, meats, cheeses and gourmet food items. Staff from HVHC’s Nutrition and Education departments will be on-hand with information to help integrate healthy eating practices into everyday life. 

For more information, call 914-734-3794 or visit us on the web at www.hvhc.org under Harvest for Health.

 

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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. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.

 

 

 

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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2013) – This week health organizations across the country will ask women to make their health and well being a priority during national Women’s Health Week.

 “As the primary caregivers in the family, women tend to neglect themselves and focus on caring for their families,’’ said Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “It’s essential for women to pay attention to their health. Having regular health screenings is an important way to do this.’’

National Women’s Health Week isan opportunity for all women to prioritize their health and well-being by scheduling annual screenings and exams. The Affordable Health Care Act allows women with private health insurance to receive preventive health services at no additional cost.

Kathy Kiernan, Administrative Director of Radiology at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, said that women 40 and over should have an annual mammography.

“Having an annual mammography is key to early detection of breast cancer,’’ she said. “The Women’s Imaging Center is offering a new, ultra-sensitive screening that can detect potential cancers through 3-dimensional imaging.”

With digital tomosynthesis, women experience the same physical screening as with a digital mammogram, but the equipment moves to take images from different angles. This not only adds a third dimension to the image but also provides many additional images that reduce the chances of the radiologist missing small masses that might be hidden by overlapping tissue. This results in greater certainty for radiologists and increased safety for patients.

Call (914) 734-3674 to schedule your mammogram and tomosynthesis appointment at the Women’s Imaging Center at HVHC.

National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women's health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take the following five steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. For more information on Women’s Health Week, visit http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw/.

 

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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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 7, 2013) – Curry Automotive is the presenting sponsor of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament.

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend this popular outing on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the country - Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation of HVHC and will provide for the Hospital’s continued growth and medical excellence. Putnam County Savings Bank will be the Halfway House Sponsor.

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; two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. and a premium electronics package.  Putnam County Savings Bank will be the Halfway House Sponsor.

“It’s events like these that allow for the Hospital’s continued growth,” says 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. It’s a great day for friends and business associates alike, and we look forward to the support of the community.”

Other sponsors include Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation as the Hole-in-One Sponsor.

Sponsorships are still available, and with a wide range in price levels, there are opportunities to fit all marketing budgets.  This year’s event offers expanded benefits including enhanced recognition and brand exposure.

For more sponsorship and participation information please visit www.hvhc.orgor contact the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Foundation office at (914) 734-3526.

 

 

Monday, 06 May 2013 09:43

Code of Conduct

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


The Hudson Valley Hospital Center is committed to providing quality health care in a caring environment that is honest, respectful and dedicated to integrity. In order to maintain this commitment, we shall conduct our operations in full compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations and hold ourselves up to the highest ethical and business standards.
This Code of Conduct, which was approved and adopted by our Board of Directors, is a central component of our Compliance Program. It delineates the expectations we strive to meet in a constantly changing health care regulatory landscape and applies to all of our interactions, transactions and relationships.
Kindly review this Code carefully so that you know it well and understand what is expected of the organization and what is expected of you as you perform your duties and responsibilities on behalf of the organization. Everyone is accountable for promoting an ethical environment.
Do keep in mind that the Code is a guide and not a substitute for either the more detailed Hospital policies and procedures or the Hospital’s Compliance Plan.
Thank you for your support in moving our organization forward. The success of our Compliance Program depends on everyone working together to ensure its effectiveness.

Please click here to view our Hospital Code of Conduct


 

 

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