Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 26, 2012) – Japanese medical students visiting as part of a Pace University English language program got a tour of Hudson Valley Hospital Center and spoke to one of its top doctors, a native of Japan. Nine students from the Pace-Kanawaza University pre-clerkship program visited the Hospital on March 23 and had a 30-minute interview with Dr. Roy Ashikari of the Ashikari Breast Center. Dr. Ashikari, a renowned breast cancer surgeon, came to the United States from Japan more than 50 years ago. Dr. Ashikari told the students that he has practiced at many…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 20, 2012) – Alyce Preisel celebrated her 90th birthday on March 17 the way she has celebrated most other days in her life – by giving to others. Preisel, who has given so much to her community over the years, gave a little more last week by asking her friends and family to donate to Hudson Valley Hospital Center in lieu of giving her birthday gifts. “According to those who know her well, this is right in character with what Alyce has done most of her life,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 15, 2012) – The Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center has appointed 11 new members to its Board of Directors, adding new perspective and energy to the organization. The Board also elected its officers for 2012. The new members represent community leaders from all walks of life from attorneys and physicians to corporate executives and local business people. “It’s very exciting to have so many distinguished community members join the Foundation’s Board of Directors,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “These new members will bring new life, and new vision to…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 8, 2012) – The works of four local artists including photography, paintings, pastels, watercolor and pen and ink drawings are on display in an exhibit called “The Natural World Around Us” at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Art for Health Gallery in the main lobby. An opening reception for the new exhibit will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the main lobby. A special feature of the event will be the works of Richard “Dick” Sammel, a Yorktown resident and 15-year volunteer in the Hospital’s Emergency Department.  Sammel, who celebrated his…