17 seniors given certificates of appreciation for knitting blankets Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 7, 2010) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center has honored the Verplanck Senior Citizen’s Club for its support of new mothers at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Club members were awarded certificates of appreciation for their donation of hand-knit baby blankets for newborns at the Hospital’s Women’s Pavilion for Birthing. The club has knitted more than 300 blankets since it began the project with the Hendrick Hudson Library 19 months ago. Honored for their volunteerism at the club's installation meeting on Oct. 21 were: Annie Bump, Michelina Cerreto,…
Patients can learn about treatment options at free Dec. 18 seminar Cortlandt Manor, NY - (Dec. 7, 2010) – For most of his life David Ray suffered from chronic sinus infections, pressure and pain, enduring multiple surgeries with no permanent relief. The 57-year-old South Salem resident said all that changed in July when he underwent a procedure known as balloon sinuplasty that is much less invasive than the traditional surgeries he had had in the past. “It’s been very, very successful, much better than I could have even hoped,’’ said Ray, a corporate Vice President for New York Life. “I was…
Apple and Pumpkin Pie giveaway Hospital tradition for 15 years Hudson Valley Hospital President John C. Federspiel gives a Thanksgiving pie to Cindy Barry and her baby daughter Christina. Barry works in the Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department.   Apple was more popular than Pumpkin, but both varieties were appreciated by the 1,000 employees at the Hospital who received pies on November 24 as part of a Thanksgiving tradition at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The Hospital ordered 1,000 pies from Homestyle Bakeries. Hospital management distributes the pies to employees who come, many along with their families, to pick up the pies…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 2, 2010) - If it weren’t for McGregory Brook, Jan Peek might have continued sailing up the Hudson River in 1650 instead of stopping to trade with the natives and ultimately founding the area that is now Peekskill. Peek was not alone in his discovery of this vital inlet that provided access for shipping and trade. The modest waterway has figured prominently in American History from the Revolutionary War to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.