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HHH Participates in SHARPS Disposal Program

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be accepting used needles, lancets and syringes from Rockland County residents on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM until Noon and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the hospital’s south loading dock.  This … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Nurses Week

Dedicated members of the nursing profession are recognized every year during National Nurses Week. The celebration begins on May 6th National Nurses Day and commences on May 12th, Florence Nightingales birthday. The dates for National Nurses Week are permanent and … Continue reading

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Cardiac Rehab Week: celebrating transitions to healthy lives

Happy Cardiac Rehabilitation Week from the Cardiopulmonary Team at Helen Hayes Hospital! This year, we celebrate more than 25 years of service to thousands of patients recovering from heart disease who we have cared for  in our inpatient, outpatient and … Continue reading

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A Focus on Staying Strong in 2013

Yogi Berra once said, “ Half of hitting is 90% mental.” That same twisted logic applies to getting the most out of recovery. Before a person moves a muscle, the brain has to generate a signal to let the body … Continue reading

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Adapted Skiing Programs Scheduled

This winter, Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York and Helen Hayes Hospital will be hosting a series of Adaptive Skiing Workshops. The events, which are open to individuals with disabilities, are being held in conjunction with Helen Hayes Hospital’s Adapted … Continue reading

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A Patient’s Perspective

Here’s wishing everyone connected with Helen Hayes Hospital a happy holiday season. For the last year and a half, I have relied on the staff at Helen Hayes to help me recover from something called transverse myelitis, or TM as it … Continue reading

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Holiday Gathering of Hope

The community is invited to kick-of the holiday season by joining patients and staff of Helen Hayes Hospital at a Holiday Gathering of Hope on Wednesday December 5, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The event is jointly sponsored the … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International has announced that Helen Hayes Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years The latest accreditation is the fifth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital. … Continue reading

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Stretch Reflexes with Special Guest Jacob Buus Anderson

Jacob Buus Anderson, Biomedical Engineer and Associate Research Professor at the University of Aalborg, has established himself working with multiple sclerosis patients utilizing his groundbreaking invention: the portable stretch reflex device. The man who we affectionately referred to as Tony … Continue reading

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Saves Lives!

Multiple studies have now shown that people who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs are less likely to die than those who do not, even up to five or six years after a heart attack or cardiac procedure. Recently, a study … Continue reading

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Bone Health Education Seminars Scheduled

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital will be offering comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminars this fall. The seminars will be repeated on three dates: Monday October 22, 2012                 5:45 pm – … Continue reading

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Free Balance Program in Honor of National PT Month

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is offering a two-part program on Improving Your Balance on October 11, and 18, 2012. The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, is being held in celebration of  National … Continue reading

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Hospital Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday Ocober 17, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s Auditorium. There is a continuous need for blood donors in the Hudson Valley region. All eligible … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Lori Meszler as Chief Financial Officer. She will be responsible for managing all of the rehabilitation hospital’s fiscal departments, as well as Information Technology and Admissions, and will serve as the Administrator … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound After Joint Replacemnt Surgery

The hospital’s Inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation Service recently started a new therapy program to to ease the transition home for patients who are about to be discharged. The initiative is entitled the Patient Discharge Group and it is run jointly by … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Hospital Conducting Stroke Research: participants being recruited

Helen Hayes Hospital is conducting a medical research study for individuals who have experienced an ischemic stroke and continue to have problems with their ability to feel or move with either their lower or upper body. Individuals who are experiencing … Continue reading

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Hospital Hosts Fall Prevention Health Forum in honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an informational forum about Fall Risk Factors and Fall Prevention on National Fall Prevention Awareness Day on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. The event will take place at the physical rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation hosts second annual Charity Golf Outing at exclusive Manhattan Woods Golf Club

The second annual Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Golf Outing will take place on September 10, 2012 at the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, New York. Rockland Toyota has once again signed on as the event’s grand sponsor. The … Continue reading

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Outstanding Care…Outstanding Scores

It is with tremendous pride and pleasure that I can today report that Helen Hayes Hospital ranks in the top 1% in overall Patient Satisfaction among rehabilitation facilities nationwide. Press Ganey reported this outstanding score, among others, in its most … Continue reading

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Hospital to Accept Used Needles (SHARPS Collection)

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be accepting used needles, lancets and syringes from Rockland County residents on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 10:00 AM until Noon and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the hospital’s south loading dock.  This … Continue reading

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Foundation Sponsors Ballroom Dancing Fundraiser

The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation presents “Save The Last Dance For Me,” an evening of Ballroom and Latin Dancing for individuals of all abilities at the Clinton Inn, Tenafly New Jersey on June 1, 2012 from 7:30pm to 12:00 midnight. … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Research Study Recruiting Participants

The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is is conducting a clinical research study to test an investigational medication for Osteoporosis Qualified participants will receive all study-related care, including physician visits, laboratory services and study medications. To … Continue reading

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Adapted Golf Workshops & Outings Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw has announced the schedule for the upcoming season of its GolfAbility program. GolfAbility is an adaptive golf instruction program to teach the basics of golf to individuals with disabilities. GolfAbility workshops and outings have … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Ai Chi Classes: designed for individuals of all abilities

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the introduction of Ai Chi classes, designed specifically for people of all abilities. Classes will meet for six week sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15-2:00 p.m. at Helen Hayes Hospital, in the warm water … Continue reading

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Hospital Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday June 13, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s Auditorium. There is a continuous need for blood donors in the Hudson Valley region. All eligible … Continue reading

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A Safe Ride

Rehabilitation is all about independence – regaining the ability to live your life on your own terms. For many people – driving fits prominently into this picture. At HHH, we are committed to helping both our patients, and individuals in … Continue reading

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See you at the EXPO!

On Saturday, April 21, we will be hosting our very first Adapted Sports, Rec & Living EXPO right here at Helen Hayes Hospital. I am excited to let everyone know that there will be a terrific group of approximately 50 … Continue reading

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How healthy are your bones?

The only definitive method of diagnosing osteoporosis or measuring bone mass is Bone Mineral Density Testing. While the test itself is painless and easy to undergo, having it done by a skilled technician and having it evaluated by a professional … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker: Thriving Through & Beyond Trauma

Helen Hayes Hospital is pleased to announce that it will host a presentation, “Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma,” by the noted speaker Gary Karp on Wednesday April 4, 2012 from 5:30- 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the … 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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Hospital Foundation Appoints New Board Member

The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation has announced the appointment of Robert L. Pitkofsky, Esq. to its board of directors. A lawyer in private practice in New City, Mr. Pitkofsky received his law degree from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree … Continue reading

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Clinical Research Into Walking Difficulties Caused by Stroke: participants being recruited

A very common challenge that stroke survivors face, and one that can be very frustrating, is difficulty walking. Often, that difficulty stems from something called foot drop. If someone has foot drop, it means they have difficulty in lifting the … Continue reading

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Bone Health Education Programs This Spring

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital will be offering comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminars this spring. The seminars will be repeated on three dates: Monday February 27, 2012 6:00 pm – … Continue reading

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Hands-On Assistive Technology Workshops Scheduled for Spring

The Arnold Goldman Center for Assistive Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital is offering a series of free workshops focusing on an array of assistive technology products and services. Such technology enables individuals with physical disabilities to function at a higher … Continue reading

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ADAPTED SPORTS, RECREATION & LIVING EXPO COMING UP

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo” on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and is open … Continue reading

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CarFit Event: promotes vehicle safety for older drivers

A CarFit event, which offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them, will take place at Helen Hayes Hospital on Saturday April 28, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. CarFit is a nationwide … Continue reading

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Adapted Skiing Programs Scheduled

This winter, Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, New York and Helen Hayes Hospital will be hosting a series of Adaptive Skiing Workshops. The events, which are open to individuals with disabilities, are being held in conjunction with Helen Hayes Hospital’s Adapted … Continue reading

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Hospital Hosts Yoga Classes: designed for individuals of varying abilities

Helen Hayes Hospital is hosting a series of Basic Adapted Yoga programs designed specifically for people of varying abilities. Classes will meet on Wednesdays, between January and December 2012, for six week sessions. All classes meet from 12:00 Noon to … Continue reading

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Holiday Thoughts: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Whenever I hear, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” I ask myself: “Really? For who?” Everything from commercials to songs to people who wear reindeer sweaters put pressure on us to be extra happy at holiday time. Some … Continue reading

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Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday February 15, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. There is a continuous need for blood donors in the Hudson Valley region. All … Continue reading

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From SCI patient to research participant & staff member: a personal journey

Hello! I’m Lauren Verlizzo and I work in Dr. Aiko Thompson’s Translational Neurological Research lab here at Helen Hayes Hospital where I began not as an employee, but a patient. In July of 2002, I suffered from a C5-C6 incomplete … Continue reading

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Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday October 19, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. There is a critical need for donors in the Hudson Valley regions. All eligible … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital and Nyack Hospital Foundations Present Women’s Health Symposium

Nyack Hospital Foundation and Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce their second annual collaboration, to take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Comfort Inn in Nanuet, New York. EmpowHERing Women – A Women’s Health and Wellness … Continue reading

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HHH Hosts Free Program to Improve Your Balance

Helen Hayes Hospital is offering a three-part program on Improving Your Balance on October 10, 17 and 24, 2011. All classes run from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Auditorium. The program, which is free of charge and open to … Continue reading

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Bone Health Seminars Scheduled

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital will be offering comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminars this fall and winter. The seminars will be repeated on three dates: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:45 … Continue reading

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Peripheral Arterial Disease: Exercise Your Way to Health

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, affects many thousands of Americans, often unknowingly. September has been designated PAD awareness month, with the goal of educating people about this disease, which can be debilitating, even fatal, but is treatable. PAD is the … Continue reading

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Honors Assembly Celebrates Patient Achievements

This coming Tuesday, September 20 at 1:30 pm, Helen Hayes Hospital will be hosting its annual “Honors Assembly,” a unique and very special event that celebrates the remarkable recoveries and achievements of our patients. Honors Assembly takes place during National … Continue reading

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New Performance Measures Released for Adults with Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension

The American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement recently published new Performance Measures for Adults With Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension, outlining new standards of care for patients with these cardiac disorders. Performance measures are designed to provide healthcare … 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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SaeboFlex Screening: an opportunity to try out the latest technology that restores arm and hand movement

Helen Hayes Hospital will host a free SaeboFlex seminar and screening on Friday September 16, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event provides stroke and brain injury survivors, as well as … Continue reading

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