Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 15, 2012) – William Higgins, M.D., a respected local internist and former President of the Hospital’s Medical Staff, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Dr. Higgins of Peekskill will oversee the medical operations of the Hospital and its more than 350 physicians. His appointment takes effect March 1. “Dr. Higgins has served our community and the Hospital for 20 plus years in an exemplary manner and is extremely qualified for the position,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “Bill is well known in…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 14, 2012) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center has once again been granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. At 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Hudson Valley Hospital Center received a call from the chair of the Magnet Commission announcing the honor bestowed by The Magnet Recognition Program®. The honor means that HVHC has achieved what no other hospital in the region has achieved twice – a Magnet® designation. More than 75 staff members – including the Hospital’s President John C. Federspiel and Vice President of Patient Services Kathy Webster – gathered in the…
Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 10, 2012) - Few things make a woman feel quite so vulnerable as the physical changes that often accompany cancer treatment. Hudson Valley Hospital Center hosts a program to help these courageous women rediscover their beauty. Look Good…Feel Better® was developed by the Personal Care Products Foundation in 1989 and today partners with the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs and makeup—along with tips on how best to apply it—to women undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. The program is held every third Tuesday of the month at the Ashikari Breast Center at Hudson Valley Hospital…
  Cortlandt Manor, NY - (February 10, 2012) – Marie Covais wasn’t feeling so well when she was admitted to Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Feb. 7, but now she’s singing a different tune – a birthday tune.  The Jefferson Valley resident celebrated her 93rd birthday at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Feb. 8. The staff didn’t want her to miss her special day so they presented her with a cake and invited family members.  Marie is very active and loves to dance, bowl, knit and garden. She was so happy with her new friends at HVHC that she decided…