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Run, Roll & Stroll – the Helen Hayes Hospital Classic Race is Back rehabilitation hospital brings back competition for runners and wheelchair racers

True classics never fade away- they come back stronger than ever, and that’s certainly the case with the Helen Hayes Hospital Classic 10K Race & Fun Run. This inspirational athletic event for individuals of all abilities is scheduled for Sunday, … Continue reading

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Hospital To Host CarFit Event; program 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 September 27, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. CarFit is a nationwide … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation to Host Opening for Accessible Playground: made possible by grant from Kurz Family Foundation

The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation announces the grand opening of The Herbert and Edythe Kurz Accessible Playground. The new playground, located on the campus of the physical rehabilitation hospital In West Haverstraw, has been made possible by a grant from … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and Bone Health- a Primer

May is National Osteoporosis Month – the perfect time to think about your bone health. We thought it would be a good opportunity to cover some basic facts. About 85-90% of adult bone mass is acquired by age 18 in … Continue reading

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Stroke Rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital

Stroke Rehabilitation at HHH includes both inpatient and outpatient services, offering a continuum of care from the acute Inpatient Neurology program to our Outpatient Neurology services. When patients are admitted to Helen Hayes Hospital, we are proud to be able … Continue reading

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May Is National Stroke Awareness Month It’s time to get the facts and be “stroke smart”

• The National Stroke Association wants everyone to be “Stroke Smart” by… o Reducing Stroke Risk o Recognizing Stroke Symptoms o Responding quickly by calling 911 at the first sign of stroke • Stroke Facts o Stroke is a leading … Continue reading

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Hospital To Host CarFit Event

Program 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 May 17, 2014 from 9:00 am … 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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Why Risk Googling? Go for Health Information with a Reputation!

Many people, perhaps most, have questions about health matters. Libraries—hospital, public and otherwise—often get calls asking for health information, and where to find it. To help with questions like these, the Medical Library Association (MLA) asked the Consumer and Patient … Continue reading

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ALERT: Due to the Weather

ALERT: Due to the weather, ALL outpatient services are being cancelled for Thursday, February 13. Print PDF

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A Valentine’s Day Primer…Making Sense of the New Cholesterol Guidelines

A Valentine’s Day Primer…Making Sense of the New Cholesterol Guidelines The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recently released new guidelines about treatment with cholesterol lowering medications to reduce heart attack or stroke. The experts who developed these … Continue reading

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ALERT: Due to the weather

ALERT: Due to the weather, ALL outpatient therapy visits are being cancelled for Wednesday, February 5. In addition, the Wellness Center and Pool will be closed. Print PDF

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PRESS RELEASE: Hospital to Host Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo” on Saturday, March 22, 2014 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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PRESS RELEASE: Make Your Home –eSmart! Rehabilitation Hospital Offers Home Accessibility Workshops

The Helen Hayes Hospital Center for Rehabilitation Technology is hosting a series of “Make Your Home e-Smarter” workshops. The programs are designed for anyone interested in learning more about accessible e-smart homes (electronically smart homes), including patients, family members, care … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Hospital Blood Drive Scheduled

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday February 19, 2014, 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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Transitioning into the Community Following Brain Injury

On November 1, 2013, The Transitional Rehabilitation Center at Helen Hayes Hospital celebrated twelve years of serving the brain injury community. The Center’s Structured Day Program serves the community of brain injury survivors in the lower Hudson Valley who have … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Volunteers For Osteoporosis Research Studies

The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is currently conducting two clinical research studies on treatment for Osteoporosis. Qualified participants will receive all study-related care, including physician visits, bone density and laboratory tests and study medications. The … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Appoints Human Resources Director

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Ryan as Director of Human Resources. He will be responsible for managing all of the physical rehabilitation hospital’s recruitment, benefits and labor relations fuctions, as well as overseeing the Hospital’s … Continue reading

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Hospital To Host Osteoporosis Educational Programs

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 7, 2013 | 5:45 pm … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury presentation on practicing in a restraint free facility

On October 4 and 5, the Helen Hayes Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Service will be hosting its second symposium on managing trauma, restoring function and re-entry into the community. One hour of this conference will discuss “managing agitation and aggression … Continue reading

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REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary M. Creagh June 21, 2013 (845) 786-4225 info@helenhayeshospital.org   REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIUM Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a two-day educational conference, “A Symposium on Traumatic Brain … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Participants for Research Study: Individuals with paralysis after spinal cord injury

Helen Hayes Hospital and the Wadsworth Center, both facilities of the New York State Department of Health, are seeking volunteers to participate in a spinal reflex training study. It is hoped that results of the study will help in the … Continue reading

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Adapted Sports Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary M. Creagh May 28, 2013 (845) 786-4225 HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES ADAPTED SPORTS EVENTS The Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports &Recreation Program announces a schedule of upcoming activities. Prior experience is not required and participants will receive … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Named Paralympic Sports Club Chapter

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York has been named a Paralympic Sport Club. Through it’s Adapted Sports & Recreation Programs, the Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to creating a bridge between sports, physical activity and wellness and individuals … Continue reading

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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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Therapy is Over, Now What?

Craving increased energy and flexibility?  Here’s a solution!   Are you looking for an exercise program that will increase your flexibility, balance, core strength and energy level while at the same time lowering your stress and pain? Then the Ai … Continue reading

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Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month

April is National OT month – and by that we are not referring to overtime- but to Occupational Therapy! OT is an integral part of a patient’s rehabilitation program and a key reason they are admitted to a specialty physical … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Care Transitions Conference

Program to focus on easing patient transitions from hospital to home Helen Hayes Hospital will host a conference entitled Hospital to Home: Improving Care Transitions & Outcomes, on Thursday May 9, 2013. The program takes place from 8:30 am to … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an “Adapted Sports, Recreation & Living Expo” on Saturday, April 6, 2013 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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Hospital to Host CarFit Event

Program 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 May 4, 2013 from 9:00 am … Continue reading

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New Human Resources Director Appointed at Rehabilitation Hospital

Lisamarie Valla has been appointed Director of Human Resources at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw. Ms. Valla joins the physical rehabilitation hospital with an extensive and diverse background in the human resources field. Most recently, she served as Assistant … 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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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 Appoints New Medical Records Director

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Janet Murgittroyd as Director of Medical Records. She will be responsible for managing the patient records of the rehabilitation hospital, according to Virgil Ennis, Chief Information Officer. Ms. Murgittroyd brings to her … 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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Helen Hayes Hospital Cardiologist Receives National Award

Marjorie L. King, MD, MAACVPR, FACC, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services at Helen Hayes Hospital, is the recipient of the 2012 American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence. The Award is AACVPR’s most prestigious … 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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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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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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