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Cortlandt Manor, NY – (October 18, 2013) – “Her Heart’s a Rose” won the hearts of crowd at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s “Jazz up Your Foundation” Breast Cancer Awareness Event Thursday night, taking first place in the bra decorating contest.

The bra was designed by Gail Fiero of the Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester, which co-sponsored the event run by the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. That bra and many others were auctioned off at the event to raise money for the cancer center.

“It was a very festive evening with more than 125 people attending,’’ said Anne Campbell-Maxwell, Director of Oncology Services at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “There was great camaraderie among breast cancer survivors, their friends and family, as well as an opportunity for everyone to learn about breast cancer prevention.’’

The 2nd annual “Jazz Up Your Foundation” event featured informational tables where women attending could learn about self breast exam, screening techniques and genetic risks, among other topics.

“It was fun,’’ said Laura Perkins of Peekskill. “I loved how you could get your passport stamped at each station to win a raffle prize. I really did learn a lot.’’

Fiero won a $250 gift certificate to the Winery at St. George and a gift basket for her 1st place creation.

Other winners in last night’s bra decorating contest were:

2nd Place – Bra Vegas by Susan Cornelius.

3rd Place – Labor of Love by Arlene Heitzman

Most Creative – Keep Me Safe – Katie Karram

Most Colorful – Fight, Fight, Fight

Best Story – 18 Candles by Lisa Olmos

Best Hospital Department – Radiology

 

See photos of the event and the winners at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyHospital

 

 

 

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The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at HVHC opened its doors in November 2011. Unlike others in the area, HVHC's Cancer Center offers all services in one location close to home. Our team of physicians and medical professionals work together to design a treatment plan that coordinates all services so patients can receive treatment in one place, eliminating travel time and reducing stress. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed with comfort in mind. Call 914-293-8400 or visit www.hvhc.org

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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 on staff at HVHC. The program aims to improve the health of children and reduce the risks of obesity. It is one of several community classes that will be taught in the kitchen. 

“We know what a large role nutrition plays in our overall health,’’ said Hudson Valley Hospital President John C. Federspiel. “Hudson Valley Hospital Center has developed its Harvest for Health program to help educate our patients and the community on the value of healthy eating in preventing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. We are grateful to Newman’s Own Foundation for its support of our Young Chefs of the Hudson Valley program which will provide a healthy nutritional foundation for our local youngsters.’’

The grant received by Hudson Valley Hospital Center is part of the Foundation’s two-year, $7 million commitment to innovative programs that are helping to advance nutrition awareness, education, and fresh food access.

“There is great momentum right now in addressing the many challenging issues around nutrition,” said Lisa Walker, Managing Director of Newman’s Own Foundation. “We are pleased to award a grant to Hudson Valley Hospital Center to support their important contributions in this area.”

The Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen is part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, a multi-faceted program featuring an organic garden, Farmers’ Market and new Hospital food service that uses locally grown produce. The kitchen was recently named in honor of “Iron Chef” winner, Chef Peter X. Kelly, who has been integral in the development of the kitchen. The kitchen is still under construction and is expected to be dedicated before year’s end.

For more information about Harvest for Health and the Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen visit www.hvhc.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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 will give our institution a competitive advantage in serving the needs of our community and doctors,” said Dr. William Higgins, Vice President of the Medical Affairs at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

Drs. Chin, Berman, Weiser and Streisand bring extensive experience in treating both benign and malignant conditions of the chest to Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Chin is director of woman's cancer services at White Plains Hospital. She was formerly an assistant professor of cardio thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
 

Dr. Berman, also practicing at White Plains Hospital, performed the first video assisted thoracic surgical procedure in Westchester County in 1993. Dr. Weiser is director of thoracic surgery at White Plains Hospital and like Dr. Chin was also on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Streisand performed the first video assisted thoracotomy in Westchester County in 1990 and has been a member of the White Plains Hospital Thoracic Surgery Service for more than 30 years.

Dr. Melita Charles recently joined the Ashikari Breast Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Charles most recently served as a member of the department of surgery at SUNY Downstate at Long Island College Hospital. Prior to that, she served as Director of Breast Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center. The Ashikari team has pioneered a breast reconstruction procedure that has attracted women from all over the world, most notably a nipple-sparing procedure that allows them to remove cancerous or potentially cancerous breast tissue, minimizing the trauma of a mastectomy.

Dr. Ari Mayerfield specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Dr. Mayerfield attended Cornell University and Harvard University before attending the Sackler School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship at the world-renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Louisville. He is practicing with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

Dr. Katherine Ma completed her fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She was a member Orthopedic Surgery house staff at New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. 

Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s state-of-the-art, all digital Surgery Center was constructed as part of the hospital’s major renovation and expansion project in 2010. The 9,800 square-foot Surgery Center includes two, new state-of-the-art operating rooms designed to accommodate larger equipment for minimally invasive procedures, including High Definition video for most laparoscopic and orthopaedic surgeries such as hip resurfacing and joint replacement. 

For more information about these physicians visit www.hvhc.org or call Hudson Valley Hospital Center Physician Referral Assistance line at 1-800-482-HVHC.

 

 

 

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 Center campus adjacent to the Hospital. HVHC will offer cooking classes and community programs for patients and community members young and old. The goal is to help people learn to prepare healthier meals at home.Chef Kelly is working with the Hospital and has drafted the concept and design of the kitchen. His passion, knowledge and community spirit are the driving force behind this project.  The Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen will be named in his honor.

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 Manhattan.

Dr. Ruyan Pang, Vice President of China Maternal & Child Health Association, said that the group was very interested in learning about the support that doulas provide during birth. Doulas are trained to provide women with physical, emotional and education support before, during and after birth.  Research has shown that c-section rates in women can be reduced with additional support that doulas provide.

Randy Patterson, Debbie Aglietti and Lauren Schwarzfeld, owners of Northeast Doulas, invited the delegation to tour Hudson Valley Hospital and to talk with the doulas about how they work in tandem with doctors, nurses and midwives at Hudson Valley and other hospitals.  The Chinese doctors also had discussions with OB-GYN Sheila Pongnon and her colleague Certified Nurse Midwife, Joanne Mazzio, both of the Westchester Medical Practice, who practice at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

During a tour conducted by Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Director of Maternal Child Health, the group asked questions about the labor and delivery rooms, how whirlpool tubs were used to reduce pain during labor; how mothers room-in with their babies to support breastfeeding, among other questions. The doctors also viewed the operating room where c-sections are performed.

Dr. Pang said that many women in China are fearful of the birth process and in rural areas in particular there are not enough medical personnel to support these women. Dr. Pang and her colleagues started a program  in 2011 to promote doula service in the labor room to reduce unnecessary medical intervention and C-section by providing dignified, compassionate support to women in labor.

Nitkowski-Keever told the group about the Hospital’s designation as a Baby Friendly Hospital by Baby Friendly USA and how that has improved communication among maternity staff in supporting new mothers with breastfeeding and infant care. The Hospital is the only one in the region certified by Baby Friendly USA, sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, to improve infant health by implementing a global best-practices program.
 

 In addition to Dr. Pang visiting physicians included:

 Dr. Fan Ling, Director of OBS Department of Beijing OBS/GYN hospital;Dr. Ma Yanyan, Director of OBS/GYN  Department of Tsinghua University First Hospital, Beijing; Dr. Ma Haihui, Deputy Director of Tongxian MCH Hospital (Obstetrician), Beijing; Dr. Sun Lizhou, Director of OBS/GYN, Jiangsu Provincial MCH Hospital, Dr. Niu Jianmin, Director of OBS, Guangdong provincial MCH hospital, Mr.Xu Jian,Peking University the First Hospital (Deputy director of medical service office), Beijing; Mr. Li Junyu, CEO (China Doula Corporation); Prof. Shouyong (Dr. Pang’s husband).

 

 

 

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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, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 19, 2013) -  Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Entergy conducted an emergency training drill today to ensure the safety of Indian Point workers who might be exposed to radiation while on the job.

The annual exercise helps train Hospital staff on how to receive, treat and decontaminate patients who may have been exposed to radiation.  In the event of an accident, Entergy workers would likely be brought to HVHC since it is the closest hospital to Indian Point. 

Members of the Hospital staff – nurses, physicians, members of the radiology, security, and housekeeping staffs – as well as members of Entergy’s Radiation Protection team, and local EMS agencies participated in the drill from 8 – 10:30 a.m. today.

In today’s scenario, an Indian Point employee was brought to HVHC’s Emergency Department after being injured in an on-site accident and exposed to radiation.

Tony Iraola, senior emergency planner at Indian Point, said the worker was in the containment area of Unit III at Indian Point when he became dizzy, sweaty and nauseous and decided to lie down. In getting up, the worker tore his sleeve, exposing his left elbow to radiation, and scraped his left jaw.

During the mock incident, the worker was brought to the hospital’s wash down room where he was checked for radiation and treated by staff in protective gear.

Iarola said that the training was not only relevant to radiation exposure that might result at Indian Point, but in cases of a “dirty bomb” terrorist attack that might involve the public being exposed to radiation.

“Fortunately, with radiation – unlike chemical weapons- we know how to measure it and how to handle it,’’ he said. “It is valuable training for all emergency staff.’’

Donna Rosenberg, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at HVHC, said the Hospital conducts these drills with Entergy annually to practice proper protocol and be prepared in the event of a real emergency. 

 

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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, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org

 

 

 

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 17, 2013) - More than 200 Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees – from the Hospital President to the mailroom staff-  donned pink gloves today for their shot at winning the 2013 Medline Pink Glove Dance competition. The employees with the help of videographer Dan Guillaro are producing a video of the dance to enter in the contest and win $25,000 for the Hospital’s Cancer Center. Voting for the best video will commence on October 25 and end on November 8. To vote or learn more about the contest visit www.pinkglovedance.com

 

The staff participated in the contest as a way to raise awareness about breast cancer in advance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and the Ashikari Breast Center will be holding additional observances next month including its annual Jazz up Your Foundation Bra Decorating Contest and event on Oct. 17. To learn more about Jazz up Your Foundation, visit www.hvhc.org.

 

To see today’s videotaping on YouTube: http://youtu.be/4sLtG7bGXMk.

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (September 12, 2013)–  Hudson Valley Hospital Center and the Ashikari Breast Center will hold the 1st Annual Dr. Roy Ashikari Cancer Symposium on September 28th at Doral Arrowwood Conference Center in Rye Brook, NY.

“Advancements in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer,”will look at the latest treatments for the disease with much of the day’s presentations focusing on the topic of genetics and its growing role in the treatment of breast cancer. The keynote speaker will be Lee B. Riley, MD, PhD, FACS, who will speak on “Genomic Profiling in Practice-Present and Future Trends in Breast Cancer Genomics.”  

 “As a leader in the field of Breast Cancer, the Ashikari Breast Center is committed to sharing the latest developments in our field with our colleagues and we are excited to offer this free CME opportunity to medical professionals in our area,’’ said Dr. Andrew Ashikari of the Ashikari Breast Center. “This is the first of, what we hope, will be a continued series of cancer education symposiums in cooperation with the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.”

The symposium, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature eight presentations by noted local physicians and include a continental breakfast and lunch. The keynote speaker, Dr. Riley, will speak on the exciting new area of Genomic profiling. This involves the analysis of tumors on a genetic level and the design of an individualized treatment plan. By identifying the mutations that occur in a cancer cell's genome, physicians can better understand what caused the tumor and tailor a more effective treatment.  Dr. Riley is Section Chief of Surgical Oncology as well as Medical Director of Oncology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. He also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Riley completed his post-doctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has lectured and published extensively on advances in cancer care.

In addition to Dr. Riley, presenters will includeKutluk Otkay, MD (Fertility Issues in Women with BRCA Mutations); Sean Tedjarti, MD (Prophylactic Oophorectomy in Women with BRCA Mutation); Andrew Ashikari, MD  (Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women with BRCA Mutations); C. Andrew Salzberg, MD (Breast Reconstruction for Prophylactic Mastectomy: a 12-year Experience) Chika Madu, MD (Recent Advances in Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer); Pond Kelemen, MD (Intra-operative radiotherapy in Early Breast Cancer) and Asim Aijaz, MD (Targeted Adjuvant Therapy for High Risk Breast Cancer).

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The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Centeropened in November of 2011. It offers patients a comprehensive approach to treating cancer. The center’s team of physicians and medical professionals work together to design a treatment plan that coordinates all services so patients can receive treatment in one place close to home, eliminating travel time and reducing stress. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services including a nurse navigator, nutrition counseling, and integrative medicine services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed with comfort in mind.

 

The Ashikari Breast Centerhas earned a well-deserved reputation nationwide for expertise and successful outcomes. Founded by Dr. Roy Ashikari, a former Chief of the Breast Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, the practice offers access to the finest physicians in the field of breast cancer care. The Center is known world -wide for the innovative one-step, nipple-sparing mastectomy, with immediate reconstruction. These renowned surgical oncologists, along with the NY Group for Plastic Surgery, pioneered this life-changing procedure.

Cortlandt Manor, NY – (September 11, 2013)– They come from different backgrounds, but they are all leaders in their fields, and each has contributed much to Hudson Valley Hospital Center.  

On Friday, September 27from 6- 11 p.m. Hudson Valley Hospital Center will honor three men at its “Harvest of the Hudson Valley” farm-to-table fundraiser at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring. This year’s honorees are: Chef Peter X. Kelly, Joseph Pallante A.I.A and Elliott Sumers, MD.  The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and a silent auction.

“We are very grateful to each of our honorees for all that they have contributed to the Hudson Valley Hospital Community,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “While some of our honorees have only recently joined us, others have served our community for many years. Each is accomplished in his own field, and each in his own way has served our hospital and the community, whether helping in the development of our demonstration kitchen or providing the best treatment to our patients.’’

In keeping with its new initiatives to promote healthy eating, Hudson Valley Hospital Center this year is holding a unique, farm-to-table event in place of its annual Gala. Proceeds from the event will go toward the construction of a demonstration and teaching kitchen that will work to educate young and old on the importance of nutrition in health.The goal is to help people learn to prepare healthier meals at home.

Both Chef Kelly and Joseph Pallante, the architect of the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center and Pataki Conference Center, have been integral in helping to plan and design the new demonstration kitchen.  The teaching/demonstration kitchen is the final piece in a multi-faceted plan to highlight nutrition as an integral part of healthcare. In April 2012, the Hospital opened its “Seeds for Health” Organic Garden, followed by the opening of a Farmers’ Market that same year. In 2013, the markets were expanded to twice a month and the Hospital implemented a new food service, Cura Hospitality, which features locally sourced foods as well as from scratch cooking. 

A participant in HVHC’s Farmers’ Markets, Glynwood Farm has provided the community with educational and sustainable farming programs since 1929 and has worked to strengthen our regional food system throughout the Hudson Valley.

Tickets to “Harvest of the Hudson Valley” are $600 and seating is limited. For further information and to reserve tickets, visit www.hvhc.orgor call the Hospital’s Foundation at 734-3526.

Hudson Valley Hospital Center honorees for 2013 are as follows:

Peter X. Kelly

Celebrated chef and a winner of Food Networks’ Iron Chef challenge, Peter X. Kelly owns some of the most renowned and acclaimed restaurants in New York State. Xaviars at Piermont, The Freelance Cafe and Wine Bar, Restaurant X  and The Bully Boy Bar, as well as X2O Xaviars on the Hudson have all received popular praise and the industry's most coveted awards and accolades, which include The New York Times highest rating (Extraordinary), The Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award, The Dirona Award, Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame, Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence," Zagat's Survey (29 out of 30), New York State Restaurateur of The Year 1998.

 Born in Yonkers, New York, the tenth of 12 children, Peter began working in local restaurants at the age of 14. In 1983, Peter's culinary interests led him on a pilgrimage to France,and to the pursuit of perfection in the culinary world. At 23, this self-taught chef opened Xaviars in Garrison and began his journey to success. Peter Kelly has been featured in numerous national publications including: New York Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Crain's, USA Today, W Magazine, Food Arts, Gourmet Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit.

Peter has been invited to cook at The James Beard House, appeared on the Food Channel TV Network, as well as numerous appearances on CBS and NBC. Peter has also been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast. In 2007, Peter appeared on the Food Networks’ Iron Chef America and beat Bobby Flay in Battle “Cowboy Rib Eye”, He also played host to Anthony Bourdain on his “No Reservations” program, introducing Tony to the beauty of the Hudson Valley.

In addition to Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit, he has also been an active participant in causes to benefit dozens of charity and community organizations from Nyack Hospital Pediatric Center to Westchester Food Patch. Most recently, he has donated his time and passion help in the creation of the demonstration/teaching kitchen at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. 


Joseph Pallante

With more than 20 years of experience in architectural and interior design for healthcare, commercial and residential projects, Joseph Pallante has designed projects throughout the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area.

Joseph received his Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from The Pratt Institute School of Architecture in 1991 and worked for GSC Architects in Brooklyn until 1996 when he took a position at Shaynak & Thalmayr Architects and Planners in Manhattan. In 1999, Joseph became a partner at that firm and was in charge of various healthcare projects throughout New York City and Westchester. In 2001, he started his own firm, Pallante Design LLC in Hoboken NJ.  

In 2012, Pallante Design received the AIA-Newark Suburban Chapter Award for Design Excellence for The Pataki Center, a conference center created for the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Some of his firm’s more noteworthy projects involve Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where he designed the new Medical Office Building and Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, Most recently, he has been deeply involved in the creation of the new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen.  

Joseph holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.  He is currently licensed in New York and New Jersey and is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction.

A resident of Millstone Township NJ, Joseph has volunteered his time there as the Commissioner of the Little League Girls Softball Program. Her has coached softball and baseball there for the past six years.  He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Evalyse and Gianna, and a son, Joseph Jr.  Besides his love of architecture and design, Joseph is an avid skier and wine maker and shares those pleasures with his friends and family. 

 

Dr. Elliott Sumers

Dr. Elliott Sumers has practiced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Hudson Valley Hospital since 2003. He attended the six-year Integrated Premedical-Medical program at The University of Michigan, earning a BS Magna Cum Laude and an MD with Honors. He was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society.  As a medical intern at The University of Michigan Hospital, he was awarded a Bronze Beeper for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students.

Dr. Sumers was a Resident and Chief Resident in Diagnostic Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and did fellowships in Interventional Radiology at NY Hospital Cornell and Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

He currently serves on the Board of the Hudson Valley Hospital Foundation and is a former Trustee of The Horace Mann School, and The Putnam County Historical Society. He was an Organizer and Founding Director of The Pascack Community Bank.  Along with his wife, Dr. Anne Sumers, he co-founded the New Jersey Children’s Museum. Dr. Anne Sumers is an eye surgeon and  team ophthalmologist  for The New York Football Giants.  The Sumers  reside in Montrose, NY.  They have two sons: Benjamin. 25, who is in graduate school in at Stanford University, and Ted, 24, who is an embedded software engineer in San Francisco. 

Dr. Sumers is an avid skier, cyclist, golfer, skeet shooter, and recently won a Sleepy Hollow Country Club Squash Doubles Championship. An ardent naturalist and conservationist, he is profoundly committed to the plight of endangered primates. He is currently working actively with the Orangutan Foundation International to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned orangutans in Borneo. 

 

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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, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org