Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 12, 2012) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center Physician Assistant Lindsay Aarstad didn’t know what to expect when she volunteered this summer to treat patients in a remote African village. But she quickly learned that she would have to overcome cultural differences to provide proper medical care to her new patients. “It was an 18-hour flight and another 18 hours driving just to get there,’’ said Aarstad of her trip to Kansana, the tiny village in Tanzania where she and her father volunteered. “Most of these people had very little contact with medical treatment so…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (August 29, 2012) – Lynne Schulte’s mother adored hot pink so when a fuschia-colored Adirondack chair mystically appeared during a summer retreat to Maine after her mother’s death, Schulte took it as a sign that their relationship was not over.   The chair, which appears in a series of her paintings, has led Schulte on a journey of discovery and acceptance that are at the heart of her traveling exhibit “The Pink Chair Project.” “People can see whatever they want to see in my pink chair paintings,” said Schulte. “But I want them to know what I…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY – (August 23, 2012) – Westchester Medical Practice, a multi-specialty practice affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospital Center, is one of just 500 practices nationwide selected by the National Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to participate in a prestigious initiative designed to improve primary care for patients at lower cost. “Our selection to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative is a significant win for WMP and a major coup for patients in our region. It will give us additional resources to focus more attention on our patients and support our efforts to better coordinate their…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (August 22, 2012) – If you want to help in the fight against cancer by doing something more than making a donation, now’s your chance. The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital has agreed to participate in a national cancer prevention study by the American Cancer Society that seeks to enroll more than 500,000 adults between 30 and 65.  Researchers will be enrolling participants at the hospital on Friday, November 16. The study, Cancer Prevention Study-3, is looking to follow participants for 20 years in an effort to figure out who…