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Putnam Hospital Center gets an A in new hospital safety grades

Posted: 5/7/2020

Putnam Hospital earned the distinction of an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true validation of the many efforts made by all the staff at Putnam Hospital in the pursuit of a high degree of patient safety.” The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is...

Nuvance Health offers virtual doctors’ appointments

Posted: 3/26/2020

To make medical providers readily available in our communities, Nuvance Health launched Virtual Visits for primary and specialty care, advancing access to healthcare for patients during a critical time of need. “We are leveraging the power of the digital age to expand our capabilities to connect patients with our physicians as one more thing we can do to offer them continuous safe care,” said Dr. Christopher Lehrach, president of Nuvance Health’s medical practices. Available today, patients of Western C...

Tips on talking to children about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 3/16/2020

Answers to how to minimize anxiety in children during this difficult time. By Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician, Nuvance Health With school closures, sports games cancellations and family vacations postponed due to the evolving spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is important to remember the toll this may be taking on children. They may be experiencing anxiety about catching the virus or perhaps, their grandparents getting sick, not knowing how to express their concerns and emotions. Parents, extended f...

Nuvance Health prepares for possible coronavirus cases

Posted: 3/5/2020

Nuvance Health steering committee establishes plan to keep patients, staff, and communities informed and safe about 2019 novel coronavirus. Nuvance Health is closely monitoring this new infectious disease surge and is prepared to provide the communities it serves with the safest, most current care and information. Nuvance Health is comprised of a family of seven nonprofit hospitals spanning New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Staff throughout the health system have taken several steps, in ...

Putnam Hospital Center thrift store seeks volunteers

Posted: 1/31/2020

Eagle Eye is looking for volunteers to help run the thrift shop. The shop, among the oldest in Brewster, is run entirely by the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to fund vital programs and services at the hospital. Some of these recent fundraising efforts have resulted in planned renovations to the Emergency Department and the installation of a 3-D mammography unit. “The charm of Eagle Eye is the volunteers who are like family and share the same enthusiasm of helpi...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts heart healthy luncheon

Posted: 1/16/2020

Medical experts at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on cardiovascular disease focusing on prevention, detection and treatment during a Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Enjoy a wholesome lunch while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Lawrence Solomon of The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC, an affiliate of Nuvance Health...

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”

Posted: 1/7/2020

Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level. Westfair, the publisher for Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, and Hudson Valley Business Journal, noted that Dr. Murphy was instrumental in W...

Couple welcomes baby boy on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 1/2/2020

It was a touchdown of a very special kind for Clara Hooper and her fiancée, Michael Mallon. The couple welcomed their first baby, Peyton Mallon, at Putnam Hospital Center at 5:13 p.m., on Jan. 1. The New Year’s Day baby, the first born in Putnam County in 2020, was named after football legend Peyton Manning, Hooper said. “I’m not into football but his father is, so I let him name the baby,” Hooper said of the retired quarterback who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Little Peyton cam...

Putnam Hospital Center gets an A in new hospital safety grades

Posted: 11/11/2019

Putnam Hospital Center earned the distinction of an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and every day,” hospital President Peter Kelly said. “This is a true validation of the many efforts made by all the staff at Putnam Hospital in the pursuit of a high degree of patient safety.” Based in Washington, D.C., Lea...

Putnam Hospital Center hosts diabetes lunch and learn

Posted: 11/1/2019

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, clinicians at Putnam Hospital Center will lead a community discussion on diabetes focusing on how to manage the disease, reduce your risk factors and lead a healthy lifestyle during a lunch-and-learn event. The luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. Seating is limited to 45 people. Enjoy a complimentary, diabetic-friendly lunch while hearing from Family Nurse Practit...

Healthcare training programs scheduled for November

Posted: 10/28/2019

November 2019 classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn Cost: $165 (includes text), $125 (excludes text) Call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 edition of AHA ACLS) is required and AHA allows stud...

Putnam Hospital Center holds symposium, screenings for breast cancer awareness month

Posted: 9/19/2019

For breast cancer awareness month this October, Putnam Hospital Center is hosting two events focusing on education, prevention and support. First up is the Breast Symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, in the hospital’s Michael T. Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. This informational presentation will feature hospital medical staff and healthcare professionals discussing the latest innovations in breast health and screening. There will be a multidisciplinary tumor board presentation f...

Putnam Hospital Center’s Golf Tournament to benefit Integrative Health program for breast patients

Posted: 9/6/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Foundation and the Rojas family present the return of the Dr. Gil & Lyda Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit breast cancer patients who use the Integrative Health suite at Putnam Hospital Center. In 2017, the Integrative Health program opened offering holistic therapies to breast cancer patients as they undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Services include massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, in addition to yoga classes specifically...

Putnam Hospital Center and Putnam County Department of Health host Falls Prevention Expo

Posted: 9/3/2019

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits among adults age 65 and over, according to the New York State Department of Health. While falls present a serious threat to the health and independence of aging adults, there is a silver lining: education and prevention. Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Department of Health will co-host the Stand With Us: Falls Prevention Expo from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Putnam Hospital Center, 670 ...

Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experie...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

New brand is next step in nonprofit health system’s mission to transform the healthcare experience in the region To mark the creation of Nuvance Health, and as one of many steps to transform the healthcare experience for consumers in New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, the nonprofit system today unveiled its new brand with an advertising campaign, a new system URL, nuvancehealth.org, and new social media pages. The brand conveys Nuvance Health’s motivation to challenge assumptions and expe...

Putnam Hospital Center offers tai chi program

Posted: 8/7/2019

The Putnam Hospital Center Rehabilitation Department will offer two fall sessions of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention starting in September. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. Research has shown tai chi is effective for arthritis and fall prevention as it improves mobility, balance and relaxation. The program is taught by physical therapists at Putnam Hospital Center certif...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center 

Posted: 7/12/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center's surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

New robot expands surgical services at Putnam Hospital Center

Posted: 7/11/2019

Please welcome the newest member of Putnam Hospital Center’s surgical team, the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. This latest model has several enhancements, including sharper three-dimensional visualization, better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon. The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center. An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive p...

Hospitals receive ‘gold’ for timely, appropriate stroke care

Posted: 7/10/2019

When it comes to stroke, early assessment and rapid treatment are critical to saving brain cells — and lives. To recognize hospitals for fast-acting care, the American Heart Association recently released its Get with the Guidelines awards. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital each earned “Gold Plus” for following up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. “We know that every minute counts,” said Dr. Paul Wright, Health Quest’s assistant vice preside...

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