Cortlandt Manor, NY - (October 14, 2013)– A new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen slated to open at Hudson Valley Hospital Center has already received a $20,000 grant to support a program that will teach young children about healthy eating in the battle against childhood obesity. The Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley, which will work with area school districts, will receive the funding from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The program will enroll 60 at-risk children ages 11-13 in weekly healthy cooking classes administered by trained chefs and dietitians currently…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (October 10, 2013)– Hudson Valley Hospital Center announced that seven new surgeons have joined its staff as part of an expansion of surgical services at its state-of-the-art Surgery Center. Joining the Hospital’s staff are thoracic surgeons; Drs. Cynthia Chin, Scott Berman, Todd Weiser and Robert Streisand; hand surgeon Dr. Ari Mayerfield; foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Dr. Katherine Ma and Breast Surgeon Dr. Melita Charles, the newest member of the Ashikari Breast Center. “The combined experience and talents of these new members of our team add to the outstanding expertise of our existing staff and…
Cortlandt Manor NY -  September 30 - Harvest of the Hudson Valley, a farm-to-table event at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring, raised $250,000 to benefit the new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The event on Friday, September 27 featured a spectacular farm-to-table menu created by Chef Peter X. Kelly, one of the evening’s honorees. Other honorees were: Architect Joseph Pallante, AIA, who designed the new kitchen, and Elliott Sumers, MD, an interventional radiologist who spearheaded the hospital’s successful physician donor campaign. Construction of a teaching/demonstration kitchen is underway in the historic Dempsey House on the Pataki…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 26, 2013)– With an average of 46 percent of Chinese women opting to have caesarean section births, China has the highest c-section rate in the world. On Thursday, a delegation of nine Chinese OB-GYNs paid a visit to Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor in search of answers about how to provide women with better support during delivery and reduce c-section rates in their country. The Hospital is one stop on a tour of U.S. Hospitals. The group has already seen facilities in Boston and San Francisco, and tomorrow will visit Bellevue Hospital in…