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  • Hyde Park Nurse Keeps On Running

    Hyde Park Nurse Keeps On Running

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6.Jessica Velez starting running to relive stress, never dreaming it would lead to eight marathons, two ultramarathons and many half marathons.“I simply found that exercising felt good, and I ...

  • Seven-Time Ironman Returns To The Races To Benefit Hospital Community

    Seven-Time Ironman Returns To The Races To Benefit Hospital Community

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6.Highland resident George Prisco is no stranger to rugged competitions. An executive at WMCHealth's MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, he's finished seven Ironman triathlons, most ...

  • From The Hospital To The Track, WMC Nurse Draws On Patient Inspiration

    From The Hospital To The Track, WMC Nurse Draws On Patient Inspiration

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6.For nurse and Somers resident Jean Lavin, when discussing her 29-year career with the organization, she likes to say, “I grew up here.” As a pediatric cardiology nurse clinician at Maria Fareri ...

  • Miles With Meaning: WMC Doctor Runs Marathon In Support Of His Patients

    Miles With Meaning: WMC Doctor Runs Marathon In Support Of His Patients

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6.As Dr. Stephen Ferrando paces himself through his third TCS New York City Marathon -- he’s run in more than 40 marathons total -- he’ll have the minds of others in mind. Ferrando is Director of ...

  • WMC Nurse Hits The Road In NYC Marathon In Memory Of Late Son

    WMC Nurse Hits The Road In NYC Marathon In Memory Of Late Son

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. Nurse Adele Rushneck of Valhalla is one of those, as she run for Go the Distance to Make a Difference and Westchester Medical Center.Rushneck knows a thing or two about trauma. A member of the ...

  • On Your Mark. Get Set. Register! For Westchester Medical Center's Road Race

    On Your Mark. Get Set. Register! For Westchester Medical Center's Road Race

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Area running enthusiasts craving a challenge won’t have to stray far to satisfy their appetite for competition. A rigorous test awaits them in their own backyard.Westchester Medical Center, in partnership with Westchester County Parks, will hold its Healing Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, Oct. 2. This special event promoting health and wellness will take place along ...

  • Stay Safe This Summer With Food Tips From WMC

    Stay Safe This Summer With Food Tips From WMC

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- As the summer heat beats down, now's the perfect time to enjoy al fresco dining. However, when cooking perishable foods such as meats, there's a concern that leaving them unrefrigerated for an extended period of time can result in food-borne illness.“The concern is bacterial infection from contamination,” says Alison Sullivan, Registered Dietician at Good Samaritan ...

  • WMC Encourages Safe Fourth of July Celebrations with Fireworks Safety Tips

    WMC Encourages Safe Fourth of July Celebrations with Fireworks Safety Tips

    WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks often go hand in hand, but fireworks – especially those that are illegal – can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated at hospitals across the United States for serious burns, amputations, and other significant injuries resulting from the use of illegal ...

  • How To Stay Safe This Grilling Season

    How To Stay Safe This Grilling Season

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Whether it's with charcoal or pellets, wood or gas, grilling outdoors is one of the hallmarks of summer. However, mixing fire and food has the potential for disaster. Each year, thousands of families across the country experience an array of grill-related mishaps. The accidents range from small skin burns to house and property damage. In many instances, a simple double ...

  • Maria Fareri Hospital Baby Proves Good Things Come In Small Packages

    Maria Fareri Hospital Baby Proves Good Things Come In Small Packages

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital held a birthday for a very special girl earlier this month.Born at only 25 weeks last April, Tamaya Berry weighed just 9 ounces when she arrived at the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson ...

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