Upcoming Events

Girls' Night Out

Friday, February 7, 2020
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook, NY
Start your evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as
you shop at our specialty boutiques, raffle and silent
auction. Then join us for a seated dinner and enjoy a program that will warm your heart. Girls’ Night Out — an evening dedicated to raising awareness and funds for women’s heart health and the WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular InstituteRed attire welcome! Click here to register.

National Pancake Day

Tuesday, February 25
Celebrate National Pancake Day at your local IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes while helping to support Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Contact the Development Office at 914-493-2575 for a list of IHOP locations in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, Connecticut, that will be taking donations to help our region’s children. 

How You Help

Radiothon raises over $310,000 for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)


Carmen is one of our Radiothon "Stars." She received a bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for a blood disorder. The donor: her sister Edith, just 4 months old! 

On November 20 - 22, more than 20 grateful families returned to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital to participate in the 15th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids. The event raised over $310,000 with additional donations still coming in! Special thanks to 100.7 WHUD, its listeners, and we are grateful to the local businesses that sponsored the event including All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, Centers Healthcare, the Premier Collection, Saw Mill Auto Sales, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., Tompkins Mahopac Bank, and Two's Company, Inc.

Hundreds Make Merry at Taste of the Hudson Valley, benefiting MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of WMCHealth

On November 3, more than 700 guests enjoyed the epicurean Taste of the Hudson Valley festival in Poughkeepsie, benefiting MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The annual event, at The Grandview on Poughkeepsie’s Hudson River waterfront, boasted nearly 100 exquisite food and wine pairings.In addition, festivalgoers reveled in live music from the Michael Dell Orchestra, along with a silent auction of prizes.

An Evening of Fine Wine and Fundraising Benefits the Isaac and Naomi Kaplan Family Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of WMCHealth

Registered Nurse Donna Mulholland, RNC, at center, with WMCHealth President and CEO Michael D. Israel at left and Michael H. Gewitz, MD, the William Russell McCurdy Physician-In-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
More than 200 guests enjoyed Wines of the World, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital signature fundraiser, in October. Proceeds benefit the expansion of the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU), which provides life-saving care for the region’s most at-risk and tiniest babies with rare, unusual and complex medical needs. Honorees, recognized for their steadfast commitment to expert care, were: Attending Neonatologist Sergio G. Golombek, MD, MPH, FAAP; RNICU Associate Chief Lance A. Parton, MD, FAAP; and RNICU Registered Nurse Donna Mulholland, RNC. Also honored were Brad and Marisa Schoenberg, and The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation, for their generous and on-going support of the RNICU.

Amazon Smile


Shop at Amazon Smile this holiday season using our custom link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-4095845 and a portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to Westchester Medical Center Foundation. Please bookmark this link as your starting point for your visits to amazon.com to ensure we receive credit for all of your eligible purchases. 

WMCHealth News and Notes
Happy and Healthy Holidays from WMCHealth
 holiday 2019
Give a gift that matters this holiday season! Make a donation to support Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital or MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of WMCHealth. Your donation strengthens our ability to deliver state-of-the-art, patient-centered care right here in our local community.

Please support our vital, life-saving mission by making your year-end contribution today. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you if you've already sent in your gift.
Westchester's Winter Wonderland

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is back for a sixth season at Kensico Dam Plaza, with more rides and new attractions! The program will be held on select dates now through Saturday, January 4, 2020. 

Presented by WMCHealth, the program combines the best of New York City’s Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park with the largest light show in the Hudson Valley. Over 160,000 people have enjoyed Westchester's Winter Wonderland to date! Will you be one of them?  Visit the event web site to view the full schedule of events, specific dates and times. 

Ambulatory Care Pavilion Services Expanding
At left, Mitchell Hochberg, Chair, WMCHealth Board of Directors; Timothy Cardinal Dolan; and WMCHealth President and CEO Michael D. Israel.
Dignitaries that included His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, were at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of WMCHealth, on October 3, for the ceremonial dedication of the hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. The 260,000-square-foot eight-story structure represents a $230 million investment in the well-being of Hudson Valley residents, and has enabled expanded patient care services including: 

First Floor: Pediatric MRIs and cardiothoracic surgical consultations
are now being offered, joining Advanced Imaging, the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, Non-Invasive Cardiology and Pre-Procedure Testing.
Second Floor: Eight surgery suites and a robotic-assisted surgical system are now in use. Other services include two cardiac catheterization suites, the vascular interventional radiology lab, and more.
Third Floor: Services include the Transplant Center, and WMCHealth Advanced Physician Services’ Advanced Gastroenterology Associates and Advanced Surgical Associates.

Plans are underway for the fourth floor to be the new home of Advanced Orthopedics Associates’ Center for Orthopedic Excellence.

Are you ready to experience the future of healthcare? Click here to learn more.

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Unveils Donor Milk Bank for Extreme Preemies

 milk bank
L to R: Artie Hariprasad; Edmund LaGamma, MD; Boriana Parvez, MD; Tina Roeder, RNC MSN; Michael Gewitz, MD, the William Russell McCurdy Physician-In-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
On December 11, a dedication and ribbon cutting was held at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, to commemorate the opening of the Liquid Gold Preemie Donor Milk Bank.

The new milk bank allows Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital to collect milk donated by carefully screened and medically cleared mothers of other Regional Neonatal ICU babies whose milk production exceeds the needs of their own premature infants; analyze and pasteurize the donated milk on-site; and provide it to other babies in the Regional Neonatal ICU. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is the first children’s hospital in New York State – and one of only a few in the nation – with such a comprehensive program.

Major supporters of the Donor Milk Program include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, the Countess Moira Charitable Foundation, Site One Landscape Supply, Tompkins Mahopac Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Sean Dugan.

Click here to learn more about our pre-term milk bank and our donor milk program.

Pathways to Practice: Students Shadow MidHudson Regional Hospital's Experts

George Prisco, Vice President, Regional Experience and Engagement, back left, stands with the 23 secondary-school students who participated in the hospital’s Pathways to Practice program.  

In partnership with Dutchess County BOCES, MidHudson Regional Hospital
annually hosts the Pathways to Practice Program, which educates junior and senior high school students about healthcare professions and enables them to learn from healthcare professionals at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of WMCHealth.

Led by WMCHealth’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, research shows that this type of collaborative program provides students with a multitude of benefits including reduced high school dropout rates; increased academic achievement and learning; and increased earning power when they graduate.

Click here to learn more about WMCHealth’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.



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