Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 30, 2014) –Hudson Valley residents have had to clear away a lot of snow this winter, resulting in many opportunities for winter accidents. While snow blowers are an essential tool at this time of year, their use also results in many hand injuries. Dr. Ari Mayerfield of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Hand Center said that every year he sees patients who suffer from a variety of injuries sustained from snow blowers. “Due to the improper handling of these machines, patients suffer from fingertip injuries, fractures, lacerations and amputated digits,’’ said Mayerfield, a surgeon who specializes…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 23, 2014) – Three people from the community and a group of Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees were honored today for acts of kindness when the Hospital kicked off a year-long celebration of its 125th Anniversary. More than 100 people packed the hospital lobby for a presentation of the Hospital’s “Acts of Kindness Awards” presented by HVHC President John C. Federspiel. Recognized at the event were: Nancy Montgomery and her husband the late Jim Lovell of Cold Spring. Lovell, who died in the Metro North train derailment last month, was recognized posthumously as part of…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 7, 2014) – An arctic weather system that has dropped temperatures into the single digits is causing dangerous outdoor conditions in our area. Physicians at Hudson Valley Hospital Center are recommending some steps to help the public take extra precautions against the cold. Dr. Barry Geller on staff in the Emergency Department at Hudson Valley Hospital Center said people who work outdoors, the elderly and children are at higher risk of hypothermia, a condition where the body temperature drops to dangerous levels. “Keeping warm is especially important when the temperatures drop so low,’’ said Dr.…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 3, 2014) – Not everyone gets the day off from work during a snowstorm as Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees can testify. About 45 employees spent the night Thursday sleeping in the emergency room, hospital rooms or makeshift dormitories in conference rooms, day rooms and exam rooms, according to Nursing Supervisor Anna Slempa. Slempa, who was in charge of coordinating the Hospital’s snow plan, said those who spent the night were a combination of people who worked the night shift Thursday and others who were scheduled to work days on Friday and came in early.…
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