• Printer Friendly Version
  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size
  • PDF

News and Announcements

Results 1 - 10 of 60
  • The VanderWoudes Go to Washington

    Posted: 07/11/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 11, 2017) – The VanderWoude family from Larchmont, New York will be on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 13, as part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day effort.  Polly and Dan VanderWoude are heading to Washington, D.C., spurred by their own experiences. The younger of their two children, Olivia, was diagnosed as an infant with Aicardi Syndrome, a rare condition caused by a genetic mutation that limits physical and cognitive development. When the family moved...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Encourages Safe Celebrations this Fourth of July Holiday

    Posted: 06/29/2017

    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 fireworks. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) encourages all residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals this Fourth...

  • Work of Noted Artist Now Adorns Walls at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 06/22/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) – As Pride month nears an end, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center in White Plains celebrated the relationship between the two organizations with the dedication of an original and notable work of art that is now gracing the walls of the network’s flagship facility, Westchester Medical Center, for patients, their caregivers and staff to appreciate. Representatives of WMCHealth and The LOFT, along with members...

  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman… And He Washed Windows at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital!

    Posted: 06/13/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (May 31, 2017) - Just a couple days before the Wonder Woman movie hit the big screen, superheroes like Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Super Girl, Batman and others visited Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital on a mission to fight…grime. Costumed members of TriState Facade Services of Poughkeepsie washed windows on the three-story Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, using special equipment to “fly” in front of the hospital’s highest windows to complete their grime-fighting mis...

  • ATVs: Great Fun, But High Risk for Young Operators

    Posted: 06/09/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (June 8, 2017) – With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of trauma season – behind us and summer around the corner, many Hudson Valley residents are jumping on their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for the warm-weather riding season. ATVs are an essential work tool for many in our area, as well as a source of entertainment. But these high-powered vehicles can also pose serious safety risks for children, in particular, if not operated properly. During ATV Safety Week, observed nationally June...

  • The 2017 Costco In-Store Fundraiser Is In Full Swing! Give in Bulk While You Buy in Bulk at Your Local Costco Warehouses

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    Need to stock up on soap, cereal, or diapers this month? Visit your local Costco warehouses in Nanuet, New Rochelle, Norwalk, Port Chester, and Yonkers! Throughout the month of May, Costco locations throughout the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County will be raising funds to help local children under the care of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. We hope while you shop in bulk, you'll consider giving in bulk! This is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising effort, which runs from May 1 to May 31.

  • The 13th Annual Go The Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Reunites Hundreds of Children’s Hospital Families and Raises Over $300,000

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, recently held its 13th Annual Go The Distance Walk and Family Fun Day. The event, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s largest annual fundraiser, celebrates the health and fortitude of its remarkable patients. Held this year on May 7, the event raised over $300,000 in donations! We would like to thank all of our patient families, wa...

  • Patient at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Joins Kids at CMN Hospitals Across the Country to Send a Message to Jimmy Kimmel!

    Posted: 05/19/2017

    Guess who sent  Jimmy Kimmel 's newborn son Billy a get-well message? Our very own Andrew, a pediatric oncology patient at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital who just celebrated his 13th birthday! He joined kids under the care of  Children's Miracle Network Hospitals  across the country to wish Billy a speedy recovery from a congenital heart condition.  https://www.facebook.com/jimmykimmel/posts/1907820729495020

  • New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Announce Long-Term, Academic Affiliation Agreement

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y., May 17, 2017 — New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced a long-term, Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) that will serve to strengthen the academic medicine programs as well as the clinical care and research practices of both NYMC and WMCHealth. Under the agreement, hospitals on the Valhalla campus of WMCHealth – its flagship Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Center - wi...

  • Former Pediatric Patients to Lead Thousands as Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Ambassadors at the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

    Posted: 04/05/2017

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, recently named three inspiring former patients – Kaylee Fried, 7, Zechia Mickler, 6, and Tyrus Castrovinci, 6 – as ambassadors for the 13th annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day, representing the pediatric patients cared for at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. The annual event benefits Mar...