Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 15, 2013) – Ed Ajello said before he was diagnosed he had never given a thought to dying of lung cancer. Working in construction, Ajello said he faced danger many times as he dangled 50 stories above the ground. “There were many times I thought I might die,’’ said the Peekskill resident, who worked on Manhattan skyscrapers and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. “Lung Cancer was not the way I imagined it.’’ Ajello was one of several patients and family members who spoke at the “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer Vigil” Thursday night at Hudson Valley…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 12) – Baby Josephine Eure of Cortlandt Manor got an unexpected gift from the West Lakeland Girl Scout Troop 2478 on Veteran’s Day. For the past five years, the troop has given a special gift to the first baby girl born on Oct. 31, the birthday of celebrated Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low, who was born in 1860. This year, however, HVHC’s Halloween baby was late so the troop decided to present the basket on Veteran’s Day instead. “It is just as fitting since as Girl Scouts we support those in uniform who serve…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 12, 2013) – Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center need your help to make wishes come true for local children and their families. In an annual tradition, Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees are raising funds to buy holiday gifts for deserving children in the Cortlandt Manor area. Since July, employees have been raising funds to support the Hospital’s annual labor of love. “Last year we had Hurricane Sandy and that made fundraising a bit of a challenge. We are hoping that this year we will be able to raise more than we did last…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 5, 2013) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center kicked off its healthy cooking classes in a brand new teaching and demonstration kitchen this week with a special program for diabetes patients on how to prepare a healthy Thanksgiving feast. Twelve patients from the Hospital’s Diabetes Support group got to christen the new kitchen that will be home to classes designed to educate patients, school students and the general community on how to prepare healthy meals at home. On November 4, the Hospital’s outpatient dietician Tracie Dalessandro showed members of the group how to prepare Quinoa, Butternut…