Orlando, Fla. – (November 21, 2013) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center was presented with the prestigious “Guardian of Excellence Award” ® by Press Ganey Associates Inc. at the organization’s 2013 National Conference on November 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieve at or above the 95th percentile. Hudson Valley Hospital Center was recognized in particular for achieving this level of excellence in patient satisfaction with its ambulatory and surgical services. “This is no easy feat,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John Federspiel. “To qualify, our medical and employee staff - from…
Yorktown Huskers Football Team raised more than $1,100 in one night for Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. The team collected donations for the cancer center at its big game on Oct. 18th against rivals Poughkeepsie High School, in which Yorktown won 48 to 32. William Dauster, Executive Director of the Foundation at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, thanked the team for its efforts and encouraged them to become professional fundraisers.  
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 15, 2013) – Santa’s Helpers at Hudson Valley Hospital Center are getting a little help from the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater this year. The landmark theater’s new operators, Paramount Hudson Valley, have pledged to donate a portion of the ticket sales from its December 8 performance of the classic holiday ballet the Nutcracker to the Hospital’s “Santa’s Helpers” program. For the past 18 years, HVHC’s “Santa’s Helpers” has raised funds to buy holiday gifts for deserving children in the Cortlandt Manor area. “I cannot think of a more perfect way to raise funds for Santa’s…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 15, 2013) – Ed Ajello said before he was diagnosed he had never given a thought to dying of lung cancer. Working in construction, Ajello said he faced danger many times as he dangled 50 stories above the ground. “There were many times I thought I might die,’’ said the Peekskill resident, who worked on Manhattan skyscrapers and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. “Lung Cancer was not the way I imagined it.’’ Ajello was one of several patients and family members who spoke at the “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer Vigil” Thursday night at Hudson Valley…