Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 7, 2014) – An arctic weather system that has dropped temperatures into the single digits is causing dangerous outdoor conditions in our area. Physicians at Hudson Valley Hospital Center are recommending some steps to help the public take extra precautions against the cold. Dr. Barry Geller on staff in the Emergency Department at Hudson Valley Hospital Center said people who work outdoors, the elderly and children are at higher risk of hypothermia, a condition where the body temperature drops to dangerous levels. “Keeping warm is especially important when the temperatures drop so low,’’ said Dr.…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 3, 2014) – Not everyone gets the day off from work during a snowstorm as Hudson Valley Hospital Center employees can testify. About 45 employees spent the night Thursday sleeping in the emergency room, hospital rooms or makeshift dormitories in conference rooms, day rooms and exam rooms, according to Nursing Supervisor Anna Slempa. Slempa, who was in charge of coordinating the Hospital’s snow plan, said those who spent the night were a combination of people who worked the night shift Thursday and others who were scheduled to work days on Friday and came in early.…
Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s first baby of the New Year 2014 arrived Jan. 1 at 5:35 p.m. Baby Ayleen born to Marcela Ona and Alex Quiroga of Peekskill weighed in at 7 lbs. and 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is the only Hospital in the region to be designated a “Baby Friendly” Hospital by Baby Friendly USA and the World Health Organization for its excellence in Maternity Care and Breastfeeding Support.
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (January 2, 2014) – When Dr. Kerline Marcelin steps off the plane in Haiti later this month it will be a déjà vu on several levels. Marcelin, an ophthalmologist at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, first visited Haiti while in medical school and it was her trip there that inspired her to become an ophthalmologist. Add to that Marcelin’s background – her family is from Haiti – and it makes for a very meaningful trip on many levels. “You could say that I am going back to my roots,’’ said Marcelin. “But more than that, going back…