Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 16, 2013) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center is urging visitors and outpatients to stay at home if they have the flu or suspect they are getting it. “Unless you have a condition that needs Emergency Department care, the Hospital is the last place you should be if you have the flu,’’ said Barbara Savatteri, Director of Infection Control at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “We are asking visitors who have the flu to stay at home. “You don’t want to spread the flu to your hospitalized loved ones or the staff that takes care of them”.…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 14, 2013) – Gilda’s Club Westchester, a leader in support for cancer patients and their families, will bring its services to upper Westchester and Putnam residents through a partnership with the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Gilda’s Club has a reputation for providing quality services to cancer patients and their families,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Their focus on offering a warm and caring environment is in keeping with Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s core belief that a patient is always a person first. We are…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 10, 2013) – Got that weak, achy feeling? Is it the flu? There’s one good way to make sure it’s not. Get a flu shot. Many people ask if they should still get a flu shot even at the peak of flu season or even if they think they have already had it. The answer is yes. “It’s possible you just had a severe cold, which presents with similar symptoms, or you could have had a different strain of the flu,’’ said Barbara Savatteri, Director of Infection Control at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “That’s…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 20, 2012) – Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center spent the afternoon on December 19 wrapping mountains of presents to make wishes come true for local children and their families. Pajamas and books, dolls, trucks, boots, socks and tons of toys were packaged by staff and members of the community in a few short hours on Wednesday and were delivered to social services agencies who distributed the presents to needy families. In all, the Hospital spent $125 each on 95 children this year. “With Hurricane Sandy, this year has been a very difficult one…