Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April1, 2014) – Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your health. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in April. Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for April: Cooking the DASH Diet Monday, April 14th. 3-4:30 PM. Led by HVHC Registered Dietitian Stefanie Green, this informative and fun class…
Cortlandt Manor NY – (March 31, 2014) – Patients of Hudson Valley Hospital Center can now access their medical records and check on upcoming hospital appointments on line with the launch of a new patient portal. “This will be a major benefit to our patients and their families,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John Federspiel. “Our staff can sign patients up so they can create an account and use this new service.’’ The new service, called MyHVHC, allows patients to securely access portions of their electronic medical records, upcoming appointments and other information. Through the portal patients can: -…
Cortlandt Manor NY – (March 28, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center is among hospitals rated for safety in the most recent issue of Consumer Reports. Quoted in the March 27 issue of The Journal News, Dr. William J. Higgins, vice president of medical affairs at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, said "we are extremely proud" to score high in the report, but noted the need for "continuous improvement." The Consumer Reports survey covered 2,591 hospitals nationwide and 136 statewide and reviewed hospitals' overall safety based on patient-outcome data including mortality, re-admissions and hospital-acquired infections. The article is available in the…
Cortlandt Manor NY – (March 19, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has more than 125 nurses with advanced degrees, evidence of a growing trend in which nurses pursue continuing education to improve the quality of healthcare for their patients. Nurses at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were recognized for these accomplishments on March 19, which is celebrated as Nurse Certification Day in honor of the birthday of Greta Styles. Styles, who died in 2005, is recognized as a trailblazer in nursing for her advocacy of worldwide nursing standards and certification. As a result of her work, more nurses are seeking…