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 – the 18th year of Santa’s Helpers - the Hospital spent $125 per child on 93 children. The Santa’s Helpers project is also delivering gifts to 44 families and 1 group home.

Sue Lepore, facilitator of the program in the administration office at HVHC, said she has seen a change over the years as larger donors step forward to make up for those who are affected in a down economy.

This year, the Paramount Theatre donated $600 from the proceeds of its December 8 performance of the Nutcracker. Kitah Hay (fifth grade) at the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley raised over $500, shopping and wrapping gifts for five children.

“We had some very generous anonymous donations this year,’’ said Lepore. “These children ask for so little, some asking only for basic necessities such as shampoo and blankets. We try to meet those requests and then add a little extra to make it a holiday to remember.’’

Hospital employees held several fundraisers as well including three days when employees paid $10 each for the right to wear denim to work and six 50/50 raffles.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is at 1980 Crompond Rd. (Route 202) Cortlandt Manor, NY.
 

Published in Press Releases
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 11:20

Radiation Oncology

The latest technology

tomotherapy

Conventional radiation treatment devices are at the end of an evolutionary path that began more than a century ago. Our center, in contrast, uses The TomoTherapy® Hi·Art® treatment system.

The system relies on secure centralized database software for treatment planning, quality assurance, patient set-up and treatment delivery. While conventional radiation therapy machines use five to nine beam angles, the Hi·Art treatment system delivers radiation continuously from all angles around the patient. The increased beam angles, along with  more precise beam modulation, create dose distributions that conform to complex tumor shapes. In addition, the TomoTherapy System integrates the use of a CT Scanner for more accurate planning. Traditionally, a patient is imaged weekly during the course of radiation therapy. With the TomoTherapy system, the physician gains valuable information from daily low dose imaging. This practice enhances the accuracy of treatment and significantly reduces the amount of exposure to healthy tissue by providing daily information about the target’s location, shape and size.

 

Experienced Quality Physicians and Staff

 Radiation oncology

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is fortunate to have as its Director of Radiation Oncology Dr. Chika Madu of Hudson Valley Radiation Oncology Services. Dr. Madu most recently served as Assistant Professor and Chief of Breast Service, in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

Comfort in treatment

 

At the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center you can expect comfort and convenience. We are just steps from parking. Your privacy is important to us so we have private dressing rooms as well as comfortable separate waiting area for men and women.

Published in Cancer Center
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 01:36

Patient Services

Patientology

Hudson Valley Hospital Center, provides state-of the-art services in a positive and healing environment. Through recent expansion projects, we have responded to the changing health care needs of our community – upgrading technology and facilities to provide economical, high quality medical care.

 

We are committed to giving personalized attention to all of our patients and to connect with them on a human level. We call this approach to medicine – Patientology, and it is part of everything we do. Whether you are visiting the Hospital or one of our conveniently located off-site premises, you will receive the same level of quality and compassionate care.

 

We are proud to have developed one of the most complete health care systems in the region. HVHC is the first Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing in the region and the only one to achieve Magnet status twice. Our Women’s Pavilion for Birthing is the only center in Westchester/Putnam to be recognized for breastfeeding support by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Our services and offerings include:

 

  • The new Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • An 84-bed All Private Patient Tower
  • New Lobby and Gift Shop
  • Free outdoor and garage parking
  • The Only “No Wait” Emergency Room
  • A New, Expanded Surgery Center offering Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Women’s Pavilion for Birthing
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Updated Center for Rehabilitation – Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • New Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Chambers
  • Multiple Locations for Radiology/Imaging and Lab Services in Westchester, Putnam and Lower Dutchess County
  • Outpatient Nutrition
  • Wellness Club and Weight Loss Center
  • Community Education Program Including Ongoing Educational Workshops, Lectures and Health Fairs

 

 

And there’s more to come. On the heels of our massive expansion over the past five years, a new Medical Office Building and Comprehensive Cancer Center will open in the fall of 2011; the Center will feature a Breast Cancer Center headed up by the noteworthy Breast Cancer Surgical team of Ashikari & Kelemen.

 

We never stop trying to do better to provide quality and compassionate care. Please explore the many healthcare services we have to offer at Hudson Valley Hospital – A Better Place to Get Better.

Published in PATIENT SERVICES