Daughter of Lymphoma survivor training for San Francisco Marathon Cortlandt Manor, NY - (June 23, 2011) – When Luz Fernanda Corona’s mother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2007, the then 18-year-old college student had difficulty being so far away from home when her mother was so sick. “Every time I’d come home from school, you could see how much sicker she was,’’ said Luz Fernanda, who is named after her mother. “It was very hard, but now she is going into her fourth year in remission and I think she’s in the best shape she has ever been.’’
Employees offered ways to quit smoking at June 15th employee picnic Cortlandt Manor, NY - (June 15, 2011) –Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees signed up to get help kicking the habit on Wednesday as part of the Hospital’s plan to institute a tobacco-free campus in November. The Hospital is offering employees a choice of tobacco cessation programs and aids to help them quit before the Hospital goes tobacco-free on November 17, the day of the American Cancer Society’s 36th Annual Great American Smokeout.  At that time, there will be no smoking on the hospital campus. This applies to employees as…
July 16, 2010 Hudson Valley Hospital Center celebrated the completion of a $100 million renovation and expansion June 24 with the opening of its new four-story, 83,000 square-foot, all private-room patient tower. Pictured are left to right: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and HVHC President John Federspiel.   Confetti flies as the new patient tower is unveiled. Pictured are HVHC Foundation Board members, HVHC President John Federspiel and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino at the dedication ceremony June 24. Whether flesh and blood or stuffed, patients get the best care at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. To celebrate the completion of…
HVHC to create Minimally Invasive Center of Excellence July 22, 2010 - Dr. Klaus Thaler, a renowned expert in digestive and minimally invasive surgery and author of groundbreaking studies in the field, has joined Hudson Valley Hospital Center to create a center of excellence in minimally invasive surgery and digestive disease. Dr. Thaler comes to Hudson Valley Hospital Center from the University of Missouri where for the past five years he served as Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery and co-chair of the Robotic Surgery program. Dr. Thaler has done groundbreaking work in the newly emerging field of natural orifice surgery, which…