Washington, DC, June 7, 2012 – Hudson Valley Hospital Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety. “Patient safety is an everyday focus for our hospital,” said John C. Federspiel, President, Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Our entire…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (June 1, 2012) – Dr. William J. Higgins, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts on May 11. “We are fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Higgins’ caliber as our Vice President of Medical Affairs and congratulate him on receiving his MBA,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “The Hospital has already benefitted greatly from his years of experience as a physician and former President of the Medical Staff, and the completion of this degree…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 24, 2012) – Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to disaster response. So it’s no surprise that emergency room staff at Hudson Valley Hospital Center celebrated Emergency Medical Services Week doing what they do best: drilling for emergencies. On May 22 as part of National EMS week May 20-26, the Hospital participated in a New York State Department of Health preparedness drill as part of an exercise done with the hospitals in the region. The drill provided a chance for local EMS agencies to participate as well as showcase their response capabilities.   Justin Costable,…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 22, 2012) – About 200 prospective parents came out on Sunday, May 20th to Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2nd Annual “Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair.  The day was filled with activities for everyone to enjoy- from educational workshops by HVHC maternity experts, a fashion show for moms and vendors who offered a range of products and services for everyone in the family. Sponsors included Kohl’s, I Luv My Kids, Margaret Rizzuto Photography, New England Financial, Tutor Time Child Care Center, and Westchester Medical Practice. Child safety expert Allison Rhodes, founder of Safety…