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…
Each year 1 in 100 female high school athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. The Center for Rehabilitation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is doing something about it with a new Sports Medicine program that specializes in injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation of sports injuries. "Athletes, especially young female athletes, are prone to injury of their ACL and it can be devastating to the athlete and the team,'' said Kyle Mack, PT, DPT, Clinical Manager, Department of Rehabilitation. "These injuries have become an epidemic and can sideline athletes for 6-12 months, but are preventable with the correct training.…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 6, 2014) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s program for hospitalized older adults has been recognized by the prestigious NYU College of Nursing program as one of the top NICHE hospitals in the nation. Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) recently released a list of nine hospitals that have achieved Exemplar status for the progress of their nurse-driven programs in raising the level of quality in care of older adult patients. HVHC was the only hospital in the region to receive this honor. Exemplar is the highest of four levels of recognition. Progressing through Early…