Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 18, 2013) – Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center wrapped mountains of gifts on December 18 to make holiday wishes come true for local children and their families. In an annual tradition, staff and local girl scouts and community members wrapped more than 700 gifts that will be donated to local social services agencies and delivered to families in need. Pajamas and books, dolls, trucks, musical instruments and art supplies, boots, socks and tons of toys, clothing and other gifts were packaged in less than two hours, beating last year’s record. This year –…
Cortlandt Manor, NY  – Three people from the community and a group of Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees will be honored on Thursday Jan. 23 for acts of kindness when the Hospital kicks off a year-long celebration of its 125th Anniversary.   Hospital President John C. Federspiel will present awards to Nancy Montgomery and her husband Jim Lovell of Cold Spring for their acts of kindness. Lovell, who died in the Metro North train derailment last month, is being recognized posthumously as part of the Hospital 125th Anniversary’s theme – 125 Acts of Kindness. Also being honored are Ellen Buccellato…
Cortlandt Manor, NY – (November 25, 2013) – Nearly 300 people attended Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Wine and Dine Around the World event on November 21 to raise money for breast cancer education. The benefit at Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff Manor raised $30,000 for the Ashikari Breast Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center again presents “Wine and Dine Around the World” this time with a Mediterranean flair. More than 20 fine restaurants participated in the event, which this year featured foods and wines of the Mediterranean. “We thank everyone here for supporting this wonderful event,’’ said Dr. Andrew…
Orlando, Fla. – (November 21, 2013) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center was presented with the prestigious “Guardian of Excellence Award” ® by Press Ganey Associates Inc. at the organization’s 2013 National Conference on November 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieve at or above the 95th percentile. Hudson Valley Hospital Center was recognized in particular for achieving this level of excellence in patient satisfaction with its ambulatory and surgical services. “This is no easy feat,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John Federspiel. “To qualify, our medical and employee staff - from…