Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 15, 2012) –  Hudson Valley Hospital Center was one of six hospitals in Westchester to participate in a nine month study that has changed the way hospitals work at  reducing infection rates in intensive care patients. The New York State Health Department sponsored study, published this month in the American Journal of Medicine, concluded that bathing patients in an antiseptic called chlorhexidine significantly reduced the rates of central line bloodstream infections in ICU patients. As a result of the study, the procedure is now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control as a way…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 9, 2012) – If your soul is longing for a simpler time when swimming in the local pond and drying off under the sun were the ultimate summer entertainment, then you must visit “Local History and Color,” the latest exhibit at Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Art for Health Gallery. “Local History and Color” celebrates the works of five local artists with very different styles, but one thing in common: the enthusiasm they bring to their work through the use of color. On exhibit from May 4 –September 3, are the works of local artists…
  Register today for workshops! Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 8, 2012) – Mother’s Day comes once a year, but being a mother is a 365 day-a-year-job. And mothers can use all the help they can get. That’s where Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2nd Annual “Art of Having a Baby” Maternity Fair comes in. Whether you are already a parent, pregnant or just planning a family, it’s a day that should not be missed. On Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hospital’s lobby will be filled with more than 30 vendors offering services from child care…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 4, 2012) – When Dr. R. Michael Koch traveled to Ecuador two years ago to do plastic surgery, he and his team of surgeons were greeted by more than 700 children all hoping to undergo life changing procedures. He expects a similar scene tomorrow when he lands in Ghana.  Dr. Koch, a board certified plastic surgeon with HVHC’s Institute for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, will be traveling to Accra in Ghana with the Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation from May 4 to May 13 to do reconstructive surgery on children and adults. Follow Dr. Koch’s…