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Helping Patients Emerge From Coma

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and highlight a particular program that we have here at Helen Hayes Hospital that is very close to my heart. My name is Shana McGann and I am a Certified Brain … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Site – The Impact of Alcohol Disorders on Health and Rehabilitation

This is a topic that may be disturbing to some readers and in my opinion, it should be. As a psychologist Board Certified by the American Psychological Association in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders, … Continue reading

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Physical Rehabilitation Medicine Celebrates a Milestone

Helen Hayes Hospital recently participated in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, (AAPM&R) annual Assembly at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The AAPM&R invited rehabilitation hospitals and … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Therapy

A Personal Approach to Care The Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Neurology Center offers innovative treatment programs for patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders. LSVT BIG™ and LSVT LOUD™ and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery™ (PWR!) can help individuals living … Continue reading

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New Therapeutic Options for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

The Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Neurology Department is pleased to announce the start of two new treatment programs for patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD, and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR) can both help individuals living with … Continue reading

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Best Practices in Wound Care: Spinal Cord Injury Service leads the way

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Service at Helen Hayes Hospital is a wonderful and amazing place and I am proud to serve there as the Nurse Manager. Our team of rehabilitation specialists provide the most up to date medical care … Continue reading

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The Brain-Computer Interface: a firsthand account

For people who have lost the ability to communicate as a result of severe or total paralysis, including individuals with brain stem stroke and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a breakthrough in technology may enable them to dramatically improve the quality … Continue reading

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Public Notice of Joint Commission Accreditation Process

The Joint Commission is expected to conduct an unannounced accreditation survey of Helen Hayes Hospital this year. The purpose of the survey will be to evaluate Helen Hayes Hospital’s compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The information obtained during … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Research

Clinical Research Center: The Clinical Research Center provides a comprehensive osteoporosis program including bone density testing, physician visits, patient education and research opportunities.   Helen Hayes Hospital scientists in the Clinical Research Center (CRC) and Regional Bone Center are internationally recognized … Continue reading

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CRT – Assistive Technology for Schools

The Center for Rehabilitation Technology provides a variety of assistive technology services which can be tailored to the needs of school children with disabilities. The focus of these services is to identify and provide adaptive interventions which reduce the barriers … Continue reading

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CRT – Clinical Services

Founded in 1987, the Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) specializes in the application of technology to assist people with disabilities, of all ages, to increase their independence. We offer evaluation, training, custom design and installation for a wide variety of … Continue reading

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HHH Privacy Policy

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used  and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and … Continue reading

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About the Foundation

About the HHH Foundation Mission Statement The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation, Inc. seeks to advance the mission and strategic objectives of Helen Hayes Hospital through the development of resources and community awareness. This is accomplished through education, community relations, advocacy, … Continue reading

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Career Opportunities

Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive physical rehabilitation facilities and is internationally recognized as a leader in the field. Our success is based on our employees’ dedication and commitment to excellence. As part of the … Continue reading

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What to Expect

A physician, nurse, and various team members will evaluate a patient upon admission. The results of these evaluations, along with information about health status and medical history, will be used to provide a baseline of data from which the patient … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care At Helen Hayes Hospital’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation Program, patients benefit from a full range of rehabilitative services dedicated to enabling them to resume active, independent lives. Our philosophy is to let the patient … Continue reading

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Subacute Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care The Subacute Rehabilitation program offers an expanded level of service to patients in need of short-term rehabilitation care before returning home. The flexibility of the program in caring for patients at different stages of the … Continue reading

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Stroke Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care At Helen Hayes Hospital’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program, patients benefit from a full range of rehabilitative services dedicated to enabling them to resume active, independent lives. Our philosophy is to let the patient be our guide, … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care Spinal cord injury affects a person’s total way of life, which is why it is vital to offer a broad range of services to address a patient’s full spectrum of needs. The comprehensive program cares … Continue reading

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Neurological Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care At Helen Hayes Hospital’s Neurological Rehabilitation Program, patients benefit from a full range of rehabilitative services dedicated to enabling them to achieve the highest level of independence possible. Our philosophy is to let the patient … Continue reading

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Joint Replacement/Orthopedic Rehab

Orthopedic Rehabilitation following joint replacement or hip fracture A Personal Approach to Care Our skilled specialists design an individualized treatment plan to meet each patient’s specific needs. Each patient is cared for by an interdisciplinary treatment team under the direction … Continue reading

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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care The cardiopulmonary team uses a “patient first” philosophy when designing an individualized treatment plan to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals. Skilled physical and occupational therapists and nurses who are dysrhythmia qualified work collaboratively with a board … Continue reading

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Amputee Rehabilitation

A Personal Approach to Care At Helen Hayes Hospital’s Amputee Rehabilitation Program, patients benefit from a full range of rehabilitative services dedicated to enabling them to resume active, independent lives. Our philosophy is to let the patient be our guide, … Continue reading

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Hospital Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Effective May 30, 2010, Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be a Tobacco-Free Campus. No one on the campus of the physical rehabilitation hospital will be permitted to use tobacco or tobacco-related products within any building or on any property owned or leased by the hospital. Continue reading

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Educational Program for New York State Designated Stroke Centers Scheduled

The New York State Department of Health and Helen Hayes Hospital are co-sponsoring a one-day educational conference, “New York State Department of Health Stroke Center Designation Project: An Update for Designated Hospitals,” on Thursday, May 11, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Parathyroid Hormone Therapy Demonstrates Benefit in Osteoporosis

An NIH sponsored study finds that women with osteoporosis showed biochemical evidence of increased bone formation when given Parathyroid Hormone treatment, even after they had been on alendronate (Fosamax) for long periods. A cyclic regimen of parathyroid hormone might be … Continue reading

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New York State Department of Health Presents Commissioner’s Recognition Awards

HHH employee takes a top honor Staff from throughout the New York State Department of Health gathered in Albany last month for the presentation of the annual Commissioner’s Recognition Awards. Dr. Antonia Novello, New York State Commissioner of Health, took … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Marks Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month

One in two women and one in four men age 50 and older are at risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis. The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention & Education Program (NYSOPEP) at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw … Continue reading

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