Victoria Hochman

Victoria Hochman

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 5, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors.

Appointed to the Board were: Jim Coleman, Director of Westchester County’s Industrial Development Agency, Raphaelle Sondak, Executive Director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services and Judy Meyer, former HVHC Board member and longtime Hospital supporter.

“We could not have found three more perfect candidates to round out our Board of Directors,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Each brings tremendous strengths to the board, and we look forward to working with them as the Hospital enters a new era of growth and expansion.’’

Coleman is a businessman and accomplished fundraiser. He has had a long and distinguished career working for a number of large corporations including PepsiCo, Altria and American Express, where he was responsible for business development, sales, consulting and marketing.

Last year, Coleman was appointed as head of the Westchester County IDA and is charged with helping to lead the county’s economic development efforts by offering incentives to businesses to relocate to the county or to expand their facilities. Since his appointment he has infused over $485 million of capital through tax exempt bond financing into Westchester’s most iconic organizations thereby generating over 1,000 construction and permanent jobs for Westchester’s residents.

Coleman is a native of Kentucky and still owns Coleman Crest, a farm which has been in his family since 1888. He is a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and lives in Eastchester.

Raphaelle Sondak, a Human Resources professional, currently works as Executive Director of Human Resources for Catholic Guardian Services. She was formerly Vice President of Human Resources for the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley in Tarrytown where she was responsible for all human resources programs.

Sondak, a Cortlandt Manor resident, has served as Director of Human Resources for a number of companies include AIFS in Stamford, Conn. and Help USA. She is member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources from Mercy College.

Judy Meyer, a Cold Spring resident, is a retired teacher and a long time supporter of the Hospital. A graduate of Ladycliff College, Meyer completed her teaching certification at SUNY New Paltz and went on to teach in the Haldane Central School District for 33 years. She is an active member of the Cold Spring community, and has been President of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library Board since 1998.

A former board member of the Julia L Butterfield Memorial Hospital in Cold Spring, she joined the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Board immediately following the acquisition of Butterfield Hospital by HVHC. Judy has rejoined the hospital board following a year’s hiatus when she remained a member of the hospital's Foundation Board. She and her late husband John, a former Supervisor of the Town of Philipstown, raised three sons Jeff, Jason and Josh.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. The Hospital continues to expand to serve the Hudson Valley community with 1,300 employees and 350 physicians. In 2013, the Hospital opened the new Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen dedicated to improving the community’s health through healthy eating. In 2012, it opened the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. This followed a $100 million expansion in 2010 with an all-private room patient tower, new lobby, gift shop and expansion of its Emergency Department, Surgery Center and Progressive Care Unit.

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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 - (May 2, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s advertising campaigns for its new Comprehensive Cancer Center, Harvest for Health programs and 125th Anniversary have captured awards in two major advertising competitions.


The award winners were announced this week in the 31st Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition and the Advertising Club of Westchester’s 2014 “Big W Awards.” Materials were developed by the Hospital’s Marketing team, including ad agency Jody and Diane Creative Communications.


Hudson Valley Hospital Center captured two Gold awards and a Merit Award in the Health Care Advertising Awards. Gold and Merit awards went to the Hospital’s new “Our World is Cancer” brochures, promoting the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and another gold award went to marketing and public relations materials for its Harvest for Health program. Harvest for Health is a multi-faceted program including the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, an organic garden, twice monthly Farmers’ Markets and a new food service that incorporates local produce.


This year the Healthcare Advertising Awards received over 3,700 entries, making the awards the largest healthcare advertising awards competition and one of the ten largest of all advertising awards. A national panel of judges reviewed all entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact. HVHC received two of the 290 gold awards distributed nationwide.


HVHC also won seven awards in the 2014 Advertising Club of Westchester’s “Big W Awards.” Awards were received for the design of materials for the new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and the Hospital’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, as well as, its Harvest for Health program. The award category – Gold, Silver, Bronze – will be announced at the club’s awards dinner on June 4 at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY.


The Big “W” Awards competition is 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.

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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

 

 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Health Education Programs in May

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 30, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center wants you to learn about your health in May with a series of free health education programs. Here are some of the programs being offered in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Preventing ACL Injuries in Young Female Athletes
Knee injuries in young athletes in many cases can be avoided with the proper training, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Luckily, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is offering just such a program. Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, Clinical Manager of the Department of Rehabilitation, will speak to parents, coaches and athletic trainers about the hospital’s new 18-session training program and the importance of preventing ACL injuries. The free seminar is being held May 1 at 6 p.m.

Acid Reflux Alternatives
On May 8 at 6 p.m., Surgeon Dr. Eric Sommer will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of acid reflux disease. Many patients with chronic acid reflux who have been taking medications for years are looking for alternative treatments. Dr. Sommer will discuss minimally invasive surgery to permanently treat acid reflux disease.
Many chronic sufferers may find that medication no longer works as effectively or result in side effects such as diarrhea or predisposition to osteoporosis.


Addressing Confusion over Breast Cancer Screening
When should a woman start getting an annual mammogram? This is a question that has been a source of confusion for many women. Some experts say 40, while others say most women can wait till 50. Drs. Melita Charles, a breast surgeon with the Ashikari Breast Center at HVHC, and Maddalena Duarte, a radiologist specializing in breast screening, will discuss this topic and talk about the latest developments in breast screening on May 12 at 6 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic
New research shows that the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease can be most effective in its early stages, making early diagnosis more important than ever. Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Medical Director of MedicalPsych Care, will present a special program entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Silent Epidemic” on May 13 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room. Dr. Iqbal will discuss new testing that allows clinicians to pick up on Alzheimer’s Disease even before symptoms arise. Dr. Iqbal encourages family members of Alzheimer’s patients to be screened since the disease often runs in families.

“Traditionally Alzheimer’s Disease has been associated with the elderly patient population. However, recent advances in knowledge suggest that the Alzheimer’s disease process may start much earlier in the life; around the age of 50,’’ says Dr. Iqbal. “Currently, there are 5.6 million patients in the United States who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and if we include the undetected progression of the disease in the younger population, the number of individuals suffering or at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease reaches a “Not so Silent” Epidemic proportion.”

For more information on upcoming health education programs, call 914-734-3557 or 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

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 29, 2014) – A study released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics says that knee injuries in young athletes, particularly females, is on the rise and recommends injury prevention programs as the best way to deal with the problem.

“At Hudson Valley Hospital Center we recognized this problem and are offering schools and individuals a comprehensive training program designed to prevent ACL injuries,’’ said Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, Clinical Manager of the Department of Rehabilitation. “ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries can be very debilitating and the training we offer helps young athletes to, not only improve their performance, but do it in a way that helps prevent injury.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics study published online April 28 says that a growing number of American children and teens are tearing their ACL. The rise is particularly dramatic among girls in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and gymnastics. Specific types of training can reduce the risk of an ACL tear by as much as 72 percent, the report from the American Academy of Pediatrics said.


"Neuromuscular training programs strengthen lower-extremity muscles, improve core stability, and teach athletes how to avoid unsafe knee positions," lead author Cynthia LaBella, M.D., medical director and associate professor of pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the Academy's Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, said in a news release.

Starting May 6, Hudson Valley Hospital Center is offering Sportsmetrics™: ACL Injury Prevention program. The program, developed by Dr. Frank Noyes of the Cincinnati Sports Institute, is 18 sessions and is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Hospital’s Center for Sports Medicine. The cost is $350 for 18 sessions.
On May 1 at 6 p.m., Kyle Mack will also talk to parents, coaches and athletic trainers about the importance of preventing ACL injuries. The free seminar is being held in the Ground Floor Conference Room at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

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.

For more information on ACL injury prevention or to register for the May 1 or May 6 programs, call the Center for Sports Medicine at Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 734-3455 or go to www.hvhc.org and look under sports medicine. The AAP study can be found on line at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/04/22/peds.2014-0623.abstract
 


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 24, 2013) – The world of medicine came to life for Hendrick Hudson High School students last week when they toured departments at Hudson Valley Hospital Center as part of an advanced science program offered by the district.

Three groups, totaling about 70 students, from the “Project Lead the Way” program visited various hospital departments on April 22, 23 and 24 to learn about healthcare career opportunities as well as medical science as part of a college-level science elective offered to students in grades 9-12.

Laboratory Director Sue Hyatt explained to students the different types of analysis conducted at the lab and showed them the latest equipment used to analyze blood and tissue during the tour.

Physical Therapist Kyle Mack demonstrated a “jump test” he uses to analyze the angle of the leg and hip joints as part of a Sportsmetrics ACL injury prevention program offered at the hospital. Students learned about the anatomy of the knee joint and why ACL injuries happen – landing improperly as well as stopping short in a slide – and how proper footwear plays a role in preventing injury.
Cardio Pulmonary Manager Deborah Weeks-Petranchik talked to students about the heart and lungs, as well as, common diseases related to both. She also discussed the importance of healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and not smoking.

Anne Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, spoke about the history of cancer and treatments, as well as the importance of comprehensive care that includes physicians, nurses, therapists and family all working as a team. The students also heard from Director of Radiation Oncology Dr. Chika Madu, who described the process of treating and targeting tumors with radiation.

Students also learned about volunteer opportunities and heard from hospital employees about how these sometimes led to careers at the hospital.

The tour is part of a partnership between the school and Hudson Valley Hospital Center in which students can get a first-hand look into the workings of the medical field.

Beth Gruber, Resource Development Liaison for Hendrick Hudson School District, said this year’s program was expanded to include other departments at the Hospital to illustrate other units learned in the program.

Gruber said the program provided “an incredible opportunity for students”, and that the district looked forward to working with the Hospital to “provide our students with similar enriching opportunities in the years ahead.”

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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.

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 22, 2014) – To celebrate Earth Week and the hospital’s commitment to sustainable food initiatives, Hudson Valley Hospital Center will hold a volunteer work day on Wednesday, April 23 from 3-6 p.m. to prepare its Organic Garden for Healing for the growing season.

Volunteers – including a team from Kohl’s Department Store – are expected to roll up their sleeves and participate in a number of projects to get the garden ready for planting. Also joining the group, will be students from Peekskill Middle School who are currently enrolled in the Young Chefs Program as part of the Hospital’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen.

“This is the third season for our Organic Garden for Healing at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and our plans continue to expand,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John Federspiel. “We are expanding our medicinal garden and the selection of herbs and vegetables. We thank Kohl’s Department Store and our garden volunteers for their commitment to our garden and hope members of the community will join us for our 3rd annual volunteer day.’’

Volunteers are urged to bring gloves, shovels and trowels as a limited number of tools will be available for those who do not have them.

The Organic Garden for Healing is part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Harvest for Health program. The garden is managed by hospital and community volunteers under the direction of gardener Laura Perkins of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a leader in the farm to table movement, and Michael Bulger, coordinator for the garden and the Hospital’s Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen. Produce from the garden will be used in the kitchen, which offers a variety of healthy cooking classes to all age groups, including school students. In addition to the garden, the Hospital runs a twice-monthly Farmer’s Market in its quest to make healthy, local and organic produce available to the community to improve health through nutrition. The first Farmer’s Market of the season at HVHC will be held on May 13. Visit www.hvhc.org under Harvest for Health for more information or call 914-734-3780 about volunteering in the garden.


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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


 

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

HVHC Launches Two New Cancer Support Groups

Cortlandt Manor NY – (April 10, 2014) – Cancer patients at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center will have two new support groups starting this spring.

“We are excited to be adding to our already comprehensive offerings of support and complementary programs,’’ said Anne Campbell-Maxwell, director of oncology at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “These are two unique programs that set us apart from other centers and underscore our commitment to the comprehensive model that meets not only the medical needs of patients, but the emotional ones as well.’’

On May 8, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Cold Spring will launch a pilot program in cooperation with the Hospital that will offer breast cancer patients the chance to ride and groom horses. The program hopes to help women get and stay physically and emotionally healthy.

“At TEC we believe that this program can also enhance the quality of life, physical strength and emotional/mental health of breast cancer patients,’’ said Leslie Heanue, Executive Director. “TEC looks to be the pioneer equine-assisted rehabilitation program addressing the specific needs of breast cancer patients in New York State.”

Heanue said that therapeutic riding uses the movement of the horse to help the patient improve strength, balance, coordination, sensory processing and improved overall function.

The classes would run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays for 8 sessions starting May 8 and be open to six breast cancer patients, initially. Participants would be paired with a cancer survivor “buddy” and would spend half the class grooming and half riding.

Heanue said that TEC, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, hopes to obtain a grant to expand the program to reach more patients.

Also starting this spring at HVHC is a new support program for cancer patients who suffer from Lymphedema, a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The Hospital’s licensed clinical social worker and 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. Ms. Looby has a Bachelor of Health Science degree from Mercy College and an MS degree in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. She obtained her Certification in Lymphedema Therapy from Norton School of Lymphatics.

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).

To learn more about these support programs or others offered at the cancer center call 914-293-8400 or visit www.hvhc.org. Support Groups take place at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center, 1978 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor.

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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.
 

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

Complaints or concerns

GRIEVANCE PROCESS

 

If you have been discharged and have a concern related to any aspect of your care, you may contact us either in writing or by phone at:


Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Quality Management Department
1980 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567
Or
Complaint Line 914-734-3333

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 8, 2014) – Having a happy, healthy baby and a good birth experience can’t be left to chance. It’s something that takes planning.

To help educate aspiring parents, Hudson Valley Hospital Center holds its annual “Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair. This year, the Hospital will hold the event on May 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in a new location – at the Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Boulevard in Jefferson Valley.

Click here to Sign up for Daddy Olympics and win a $500 gift certificate. Space is limited.

Also new this year, is a fast-paced competition, “Daddy Olympics” in which prospective dads will compete to win a $500 gift certificate by completing a “parenting obstacle course” in the fastest time. Skills like diapering a baby doll and collapsing a stroller with one hand will be tested. Another timed event that was a big hit at last year’s fair will return again this year: “Speed Dating.” Couples will get to interview obstetricians, midwives and pediatricians in this one-on-one sit down with the area’s top providers. Not sure what to ask? Don’t worry. Questions will provided.
Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal/Child Health at HVHC, said that couples should do research on the type of birth they want and develop a birthing plan beforehand. When developing a plan they should consider birthing methods, midwives vs. obstetricians, pain management and the benefits of breastfeeding among other questions. Because birthing philosophies vary among hospitals and providers, it is wise to decide which philosophy best suits you before choosing a provider or a hospital.

The “Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair can help prospective parents with all of these questions. The day will also feature a baby gadget demonstration, children’s activities including a sing along with entertainers Gina & Stacey and vendors offering everything from educational information to baby-related products and services. There will be a refreshments, raffle prizes and giveaways.

For more information, call 914-734-3557 or read more at www.hvhc.org under Maternity or look for us on Facebook.
Hudson Valley Hospital Center is the only hospital in Westchester and Putnam to be designated as a "Baby Friendly" Hospital by Baby Friendly USA. The hospital, which has a 90 percent exclusive breastfeeding rate, has received state and national recognition for its breastfeeding support programs. The hospital offers whirlpool tubs in every labor and delivery room.

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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.

 

 

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00

Healthy Cooking Classes in April

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April1, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your 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 April.

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 April:

Cooking the DASH Diet
Monday, April 14th. 3-4:30 PM.
Led by HVHC Registered Dietitian Stefanie Green, this informative and fun class will focus on the DASH diet. The DASH diet is based on research into the best dietary interventions to lower blood pressure and maintain heart health. Learn about delicious meals that can help you steer clear of high sodium processed foods. Convenience without the compromise! ($15).

Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food
Tuesday, April 22nd. 4-5:30 PM.

Whether you have a weakness for French fries, potatoes chips, or fatty burgers, there’s an opportunity to improve your health without abandoning the comfort food. In this class, you’ll try out different ways to cook up familiar foods and learn just why the alternatives are better for you. ($15).


Homemade Pizza
Saturday, April 26. 2-3:30 PM.

There are an infinite number of ways to top your pizza, and many of them will elevate the pie to gourmet status while also improving its nutritional profile. From your very own homemade crust to great new ideas for making a perfectly balanced pizza, this weekend class will equip you with the tools to skip delivery and wow your friends and family. As a bonus, making your own pizza is great for getting kids involved in the kitchen! ($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