Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 20, 2013) –Sunburns are more than uncomfortable—they’re also a major risk factor for melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. “Melanoma is directly linked to intense exposure to ultraviolet [UV] radiation that leads to blistering sunburns,” said Pond Kelemen MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and director of the Hospital’s new Melanoma Center. “At midday, these sunburns can occur in less than 15 minutes.” He said that people who are exposed to the sun or have risk factors such as fair skin, freckles or moles should be extra careful about monitoring…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 18, 2012) – Few people can say that they’ve never missed a day of work for an entire year, but there are 223 people at Hudson Valley Hospital Center who can.  Employees at Hudson Valley Hospital Center were honored on May 15 for their years of service to the Hospital, some putting in more than 45 years on the job. Two hundred and twenty-three of the Hospital’s 1,200 employees were also honored for perfect attendance. Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel said that there are few companies that can boast about such perfect attendance.  “You…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2013) – This week health organizations across the country will ask women to make their health and well being a priority during national Women’s Health Week.  “As the primary caregivers in the family, women tend to neglect themselves and focus on caring for their families,’’ said Kathy Webster, Vice President of Patient Services at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “It’s essential for women to pay attention to their health. Having regular health screenings is an important way to do this.’’ National Women’s Health Week isan opportunity for all women to prioritize their health and well-being…
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