See all our Leap Year babies on Facebook Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 1, 2012) –  Leapin’ lizards. A record five babies were born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Leap Day this year. The babies just kept coming, the earliest born at 11:15 a.m. and the last at 8:16 p.m. All five babies are healthy, beautiful and especially lucky, but a few weren’t expected to arrive for another couple of weeks, leading the parents to believe fate was involved. “I don’t remember this ever happening,” said Director of Maternal Child Health at HVHC Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever. “We always thought it…
See complete Beard Bash photo album on Facebook Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 28, 2012) – Lather up! Some of the 29 men from Hudson Valley Hospital Center who grew their beards this month to raise money for the Hospital’s Cancer Center lined up at the Quiet Man Public House in Peekskill to have their whiskers shaved. More than 150 people attended the “Shave Off” at the “Beard Bash” on February 27 which marked the end of a month-long fundraiser for the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Doctors, male nurses, administrative staff and friends and relatives of Hospital staff…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 15, 2012) – William Higgins, M.D., a respected local internist and former President of the Hospital’s Medical Staff, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Higgins of Peekskill will oversee the medical operations of the Hospital and its more than 350 physicians. His appointment takes effect March 1. “Dr. Higgins has served our community and the Hospital for 20 plus years in an exemplary manner and is extremely qualified for the position,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Bill is well known in…
  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…