Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 24, 2012) – Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to disaster response. So it’s no surprise that emergency room staff at Hudson Valley Hospital Center celebrated Emergency Medical Services Week doing what they do best: drilling for emergencies. On May 22 as part of National EMS week May 20-26, the Hospital participated in a New York State Department of Health preparedness drill as part of an exercise done with the hospitals in the region. The drill provided a chance for local EMS agencies to participate as well as showcase their response capabilities.   Justin Costable,…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 22, 2012) – About 200 prospective parents came out on Sunday, May 20th to Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2nd Annual “Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair.  The day was filled with activities for everyone to enjoy- from educational workshops by HVHC maternity experts, a fashion show for moms and vendors who offered a range of products and services for everyone in the family. Sponsors included Kohl’s, I Luv My Kids, Margaret Rizzuto Photography, New England Financial, Tutor Time Child Care Center, and Westchester Medical Practice. Child safety expert Allison Rhodes, founder of Safety…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 18, 2012) – President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center John C. Federspiel was honored for 25 years of service at a special ceremony on May 17 that honored dozens of employees for their dedication and longevity. More than 200 employees were also honored for perfect attendance. Federspiel, who started as CEO of the Hospital in 1987, is credited with having turned around a struggling facility that was in deeply in debt into a state-of-the-art center for medicine in the Hudson Valley. “If it wasn’t for John’s excellent leadership and tremendous vision, I don’t think…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 15, 2012) –  Hudson Valley Hospital Center was one of six hospitals in Westchester to participate in a nine month study that has changed the way hospitals work at  reducing infection rates in intensive care patients. The New York State Health Department sponsored study, published this month in the American Journal of Medicine, concluded that bathing patients in an antiseptic called chlorhexidine significantly reduced the rates of central line bloodstream infections in ICU patients. As a result of the study, the procedure is now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control as a way…