Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 2, 2014) – When Dr. Kerline Marcelin steps off the plane in Haiti later this month it will be a déjà vu on several levels. Marcelin, an ophthalmologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, first visited Haiti while in medical school and it was her trip there that inspired her to become an ophthalmologist. Add to that Marcelin’s background – her family is from Haiti – and it makes for a very meaningful trip on many levels. “You could say that I am going back to my roots,’’ said Marcelin. “But more than that, going back…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (December 18, 2013) – Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center wrapped mountains of gifts on December 18 to make holiday wishes come true for local children and their families. In an annual tradition, staff and local girl scouts and community members wrapped more than 700 gifts that will be donated to local social services agencies and delivered to families in need. Pajamas and books, dolls, trucks, musical instruments and art supplies, boots, socks and tons of toys, clothing and other gifts were packaged in less than two hours, beating last year’s record. This year –…
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Around this time of year, we are all bombarded with a sweet, sticky overload of Madison Avenue hype about the season and how giving is better than receiving. These marketing…
Cortlandt Manor, NY  – Three people from the community and a group of Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees will be honored on Thursday Jan. 23 for acts of kindness when the Hospital kicks off a year-long celebration of its 125th Anniversary.   Hospital President John C. Federspiel will present awards to Nancy Montgomery and her husband Jim Lovell of Cold Spring for their acts of kindness. Lovell, who died in the Metro North train derailment last month, is being recognized posthumously as part of the Hospital 125th Anniversary’s theme – 125 Acts of Kindness. Also being honored are Ellen Buccellato…