Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 27, 2013) – There is no better companion when you need a quiet moment than a book. And for children who have just learned that a family member has cancer, a book can console and help them to cope.   Gilda’s Club Westchester at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is asking for donations of new and gently used books about cancer for a children’s library it is developing for its Kid 2 Kid support group program at the Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center.  The support group, which starts on March 21, is for children…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 20, 2013) – When Patricia Witters of Cortlandt Manor was first diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012 she said one of the most difficult things she faced was telling her 8 and 11-year-old sons. “One of the biggest hardships was how would I tell my sons,’’ said Witters, a patient at HVHC’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center. “The C word is very scary. I had to think very carefully about it.’’ That’s why Patricia said she is so excited about a new program for children of cancer patients now offered at Hudson Valley Hospital…
  HVHC President John Federspiel has beard shaved at last year's event. Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 14, 2013) – Attention all men: get ready to grow your beard for a great cause! March 1 kicks off Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 2nd Annual Winning Winter Whiskers fundraising campaign to benefit the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Men can sign-up to participate online at www.hvhc.organd create a personal page to support the furry-faced fundraiser for a great cause. “Last year’s campaign was a great success creating a fun buzz around the hospital and the community which raised funds and awareness…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 4, 2013) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center, already recognized for excellence in breastfeeding support, has added another major plus to its impressive list of credentials with its designation as a “Baby Friendly” Hospital. On Feb. 1, Baby Friendly USA, a leader in the movement to promote breast feeding and infant health, announced that Hudson Valley Hospital Center has become the 4th hospital in New York State and the only one in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland, to earn this coveted designation. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations…