Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 5, 2013)–Having a happy, healthy baby and a good birth experience can’t be left to chance. It’s something that takes planning. “People spend months and years planning for their wedding,’’ said Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal/Child Health at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “It’s important that couples understand that the decisions they make leading up to the birth of their child can make all the difference, not only for the health of their baby, but for the quality of their birth experience.’’ To help educate aspiring parents, Hudson Valley Hospital Center holds its annual “Art of…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 2, 2013) – Thirty men ditched their razors for the month of March to raise funds and awareness for the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital. The “Winning Winter Whiskers” campaign raised more than $15,000 for the center and concluded with a grand finale celebration at the Peekskill Brewery on April 1st.   The celebration was sponsored by the Brewery, Drive Action Digital and Beale Street Barber Shop. Beard growers, supporters, hospital employees and members of the community attended the 2nd Annual Beard Bash where awards were presented for most money raised,…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 25, 2013)- As part of its commitment to healthy eating, Hudson Valley Hospital Center will continue its Farmer’s Market this spring with new extended days and hours.  Markets will be expanded to twice a month this year and held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Hours of operation were changed to accommodate community demand for after-work hours. The Farmer’s Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items, is held in the hospital side parking lot at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY. Farmer’s…
    Cortlandt Manor NY - March 19-2013- Hudson Valley Hospital Center announces the appointment of Dennis Pastena, MD,  a board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing for nearly 35 years, as Chief of Surgery at HVHC effective March 1. Dr. Pastena completed his general residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital of New York, and completed his plastic surgery training at Downstate Medical Center – Kings County Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Also…