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Hope for Youth Foundation donates $10,000 to Hudson Valley Hospital Center for pediatric care






Cortlandt Manor, NY - (April 8, 2013) – Hope for Youth Foundation has donated $10,000 to Hudson Valley Hospital Center to purchase specialized pediatric equipment for its emergency room.

“We are so grateful to The Hope for Youth Foundation for this generous donation that will make the difference to children who are brought to our emergency room,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “This equipment will be used in a pediatric treatment room completed during our 2010 expansion.’’

In 2010 with funding from the Children’s Dream Foundation, the hospital added a specially designed treatment room with lively colors and ceiling and floor designs to create a less institutional style experience for children and their families.

The most recent donation from Hope for Youth Foundation will add more equipment to the room including: a scale measuring only kilograms; age-appropriate blood pressure cuffs, a hypothermia thermometer, extremity splints and spine-stabilization devices.

The Hope for Youth Foundation/Peekskill Rotary Club (HFY) donates money to area children's charities. HFY assists children who are mentally and/or physically challenged, or who are ill or disadvantaged and supports youth programs which facilitate healthy growth whether it is academic, emotional or athletic. The Foundation’s principle source of revenue is the annual sale of weatherman Jim Witt’s Long Range Weather Calendar which is known for its dramatic Hudson Valley photographs and its daily and long range weather forecasts.

Photo caption: Jim Witt of the Hope for Youth Foundation (center) presents $10,000 check to (from left to right) Dr. Ron Nutovits, Chair of Emergency Medicine at HVHC; John Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Mike Delfino, Chairman of the Foundation of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Board of Directors.



Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner.  Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit .