Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 14, 2012) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has once again been granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. At 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Hudson Valley Hospital Center received a call from the chair of the Magnet Commission announcing the honor bestowed by The Magnet Recognition Program®. The honor means that HVHC has achieved what no other hospital in the region has achieved twice – a Magnet® designation. More than 75 staff members – including the Hospital’s President John C. Federspiel and Vice President of Patient Services Kathy Webster – gathered in the…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 10, 2012) - Few things make a woman feel quite so vulnerable as the physical changes that often accompany cancer treatment. Hudson Valley Hospital Center hosts a program to help these courageous women rediscover their beauty. Look Good…Feel Better® was developed by the Personal Care Products Foundation in 1989 and today partners with the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs and makeup—along with tips on how best to apply it—to women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. The program is held every third Tuesday of the month at the Ashikari Breast Center at Hudson Valley Hospital…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 10, 2012) – Marie Covais wasn’t feeling so well when she was admitted to Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Feb. 7, but now she’s singing a different tune – a birthday tune.  The Jefferson Valley resident celebrated her 93rd birthday at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Feb. 8. The staff didn’t want her to miss her special day so they presented her with a cake and invited family members.  Marie is very active and loves to dance, bowl, knit and garden. She was so happy with her new friends at HVHC that she decided…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 8, 2012) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Vice President of Patient Services was among 18 women honored by the Professional Women of Putnam and Mahopac News on Feb. 3. Kathy Webster, who has been with Hudson Valley Hospital Center for 35 years, was among the women nominated for a “Putnam County Women of Excellence” award. She and 17 other nominees were feted by the organization and the newspaper at a dinner at the Putnam National Golf Club on Feb. 3.  “It was a really lovely event, and a great honor,’’ said Webster, who was…