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August/September 2019

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L O C A L N E W S Helen Hayes Hospital's Adapted Sports & Recreation Program Helen Hayes Hospital's Adapted Sports & Recreation Program offers a wide variety of enjoy - able, fully accessible sports and activities. There are activities for individuals of all ages, abilities and experience levels, including hand-cycling, water skiing, kayaking, bowling, fishing and more. Adapted equipment is provided, and the program offers great opportunities to get back in the game or try out a new activity. Asher Levy-Dahl with Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's Heather McGorman A 7-year-old Cornwall boy who has endured multiple surgeries to overcome a rare congenital condition was cheered on by his second-grade classmates in a special ceremony naming him one of three ambassadors for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 15th Annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day, scheduled for Sept. 15. Asher Levy-Dahl's teacher, Kelly Byrne, shared stories about Asher's acts of kindness and bravery in the face of his medical chal - lenges, and his classmates vowed to join him on the walk around the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital campus in September. As one of three Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day ambassadors, Asher will help represent the more than 30,000 seriously ill and injured children cared for by Maria Fareri Children's Hospital annually. The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital's Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is awarded only to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. Nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at White Plains Hospital (WPH) received the 2019 Medical Service Award at the Children's Dream Foundation's "Supper at the Shore" event at the Shenorock Shore Club in Rye on May 17. WPH's Assistant Director of EMS & Emergency Preparedness, Erik Larsen, MD, was Co-Chair of the event. Nursing staff of the White Plains Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit The Children's Dream Foundation has been supporting pediatric care-centered programs in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley for years, including at WPH. Through its generous grants, WPH has been able to purchase specialized pediatric equipment, including advanced airway equipment and a Pediatric SIM model for its Simulation Training Lab. The award recognizes WPH's highly specialized nursing staff and the exceptional care they provide in the Hospital's NICU and as part of its growing pediatric services. Burke Award honoree Cuddy & Feder: (left to right) Lawrence Otis Graham, William S. Null, Ashley C. Steinberger, Anthony B. Gioffre III, Neil T. Rimsky and Christopher B. Fisher Burke Rehabilitation Hospital raised nearly $150,000 for its new rehabilitation gym and more than $500,000 overall at its Burke Award Dinner. The honorees were Tom and Bonnie Grace, Cuddy & Feder LLP, and Mary Beth Walsh, MD. Vassar Brothers Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Silver PLUS Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implement - ing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The recently updated on-site Wellness Center at Helen Hayes Hospital Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw announces the reopening of its Wellness Center following extensive updates to the physical rehabilitation hospital's professionally supervised, on-site fitness facility. In addition to the renovation and expansion of workout space and acquisition of new exercise equipment, the Wellness Center introduced several new fitness classes and workout options for patients with disabling injuries and illnesses. PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE RINK A PHOTOGRAPHY 2 0

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