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Hospital To Accept Used Needles

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be accepting used needles, lancets and syringes from Rockland County residents on Tuesday, July3, 2007 from 10:00 AM until Noon and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the hospital’s loading dock.  This service is … Continue reading

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Hospital Conducts Research Into Stroke Prevention And Treatment Participants Being Recruited

Helen Hayes Hospital is conducting several research studies examining new ways to prevent recurrent strokes and new treatments for stroke recovery. Individuals who have had a stroke are being recruited for participation. Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) is … Continue reading

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Hospital To Host Adapted Gardening Workshop

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an Adapted Gardening Workshop on Saturday May 31, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The program, which is being sponsored in cooperation with the Master Gardeners of … Continue reading

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Hospital Appoints New Board Member

Sister Mary Eileen O’Brien has been appointed to the Board of Visitors at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, according to Magdalena Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer. Sister Mary Eileen is President of Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York and a … Continue reading

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Hospital Offers Hand Therapy

Three highly skilled and certified therapists care for outpatients at two centers Helen Hayes Hospital is pleased to announce that three members of its occupational therapy staff have earned the designation of Certified Hand Therapist. The three specialists treat patients … Continue reading

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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 Injury: a multidisciplinary approach to managing trauma, restoring function and re-entering the community” on  April 13-14, 2007. The program is open … Continue reading

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Debra Weiss Dance Company To Perform At Helen Hayes Hospital

The Helen Hayes Hospital Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Debra Weiss Dance Company’s new show, Let’s Dance, on Saturday February 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium of the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event … Continue reading

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Hospital Appoints Human Resources Director

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Kathleen Martucci to the position of  Director of Human Resources. She will be responsible for overseeing all personnel and labor relations matters and operations at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. … Continue reading

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Physician Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Ferne R. Pomerantz, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Pomerantz will serve as Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. Dr. Pomerantz joins the hospital … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. Hudson Valley Blood Services, which operates the drive, has declared an emergency blood shortage. … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Female Volunteers for Research Study into Bone Loss

The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting women to participate in a new research study examining treatments for osteoporosis. To be eligible for the study, a woman must be postmenopausal, in general good health, … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Hospital Breaks Ground for New Child Care Center

Helen Hayes Hospital, the state’s largest specialty physical rehabilitation hospital, recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony to kick-off the construction of a new child care center on the hospital’s campus in West Haverstraw. The new building, which is expected to be … Continue reading

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Hospital to Honor Former Patients

Helen Hayes Hospital will host its 106th annual “Honors Assembly” on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 1:30 PM at the hospital in West Haverstraw. The event, which is taking place during National Rehabilitation Week, recognizes patients who have made outstanding … Continue reading

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Hospital Recruits Volunteers for Gift Shop

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting new volunteers to staff its Gift Shop. Flexible hours are available and no previous retail experience is required. Gift Shop volunteers enjoy a pleasant environment while contributing a valuable service to … Continue reading

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Physician Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Jason P. Greenberg, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Greenberg will serve as Director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. Dr. Greenberg joins the hospital from Winston … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Gala Scheduled

The annual Helen Hayes Hospital Gala, a benefit for the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the Pearl River Hilton in Pearl River, New York. Sponsored by the Helen Hayes Hospital … Continue reading

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Aquatics Program Open to Community

Exercise in warm water pool offers many benefits The Aquatics Program at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is available to anyone in the community who would like to exercise in the hospital’s state-of-the-art warm water pool, which is heated … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 20, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. The Drive will be operated by the Hudson Valley Blood Services All eligible donors, including … Continue reading

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Hospital to Accept Used Needles

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will be accepting used needles, lancets and syringes from Rockland County residents on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 from 10:00 AM until Noon and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the hospital’s loading dock.  This service … Continue reading

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Expanded Coverage for Cardiac Rehabilitation Approved

hospital cardiologist plays critical role in advocating for new guidelines The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced expanded coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services to three additional groups of patients. Marjorie King, M.D., a board certified cardiologist who … Continue reading

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Golf Outing Scheduled

event will benefit physical rehabilitation hospital The North Rockland Lions Club, in conjunction with the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation, is sponsoring the Robert E. Byrne Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at the Phillip J. Rotella Golf Course in … Continue reading

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Adaptive 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. Seven GolfAbility workshops and two … Continue reading

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Spring Adapted Sports & Recreation Programs

Helen Hayes Hospital is offering information on several  adaptive sports and recreation activities to take place this spring and summer. All are designed specifically for individuals with physical disabilities. Adaptive Sailing – workshops will take place on Wednesday, April 26 … 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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Hospital Hosts Art Exhibit

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is hosting an exhibit, entitled “An Array of Genres in Oil,” featuring the paintings of John B. Fragale. The exhibit will be on display in the Atrium from April 3 through 30, 2006. A … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Prosthetic Orthotic Center Offers Cranial Remolding Orthsis

Helen Hayes Hospital announces that its Prosthetic Orthotic Center now offers cranial remolding helmets for the treatment of plagiocephaly. Plagiocephaly is an unusual flattening of a baby’s head due to pressure on the still soft skull. It may be characterized … Continue reading

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Helen Hayes Hospital Researchers Awarded Major Osteoporosis Grant from National Institutes of Health

The world renowned osteoporosis research team at Helen Hayes Hospital, New York State’s premier physical rehabilitation and research facility, has been awarded a further five year $2.5 million osteoporosis research grant by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Hospital to Sponsor Adapted Golf Workshop

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a half-day educational program, “Tee Off Time for Adaptive Golf: playing, teaching, establishing a program,” on Monday April 10, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is designed … 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 spring. The seminars will be repeated on four dates: Monday, March 6. 2006 Tuesday April 4, … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. Hudson Valley Blood Services, which operates the drive, has declared an emergency blood shortage. … Continue reading

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Hospital Recruits Volunteers for Gift Shop

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting new volunteers to staff its Gift Shop. Flexible hours are available and no previous retail experience is required. Gift Shop volunteers enjoy a pleasant environment while contributing a valuable service to … Continue reading

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Hospital Hosts Art Exhibit

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is hosting an exhibit featuring the works of John F. Gould (1906-1996). The exhibit, which is being coordinated with the Bethlehem Art Gallery, marks the beginning of the centennial year celebration of the artist … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Research Study into Osteoporosis Treatment

The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center is one of a select group of sites nationwide where women with osteoporosis have the opportunity to participate in a research study examining new treatment options for osteoporosis. The IQ Study is evaluating … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Coordinator Appointed at Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

Daniel M. Bodkin, PT has been appointed unit coordinator of outpatient physical therapy services at the Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Nyack Hospital. Mr. Bodkin comes to the center with a strong background in both the provision and … Continue reading

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Hospital Gala Scheduled

The annual Helen Hayes Hospital Gala, a benefit for the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at the Pearl River Hilton in Pearl River, New York. Sponsored by the Helen Hayes Hospital … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM in the hospital’s auditorium. The Drive will be operated by the Hudson Valley Blood Services All eligible donors, … 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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Helen Hayes Hospital Honors Outstanding Employees

The second annual Helen Hayes Hospital CEO Awards were presented on June 21 in a ceremony in the rehabilitation hospital’s Noyes Conference Center. Eight hospital employees were honored for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty and exemplifying … 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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Physician Joins Medical Staff of Rehabilitation Hospital

Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the appointment of Jonathan R. Moldover, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Moldover will be seeing outpatients beginning July 2005 at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. Dr. Moldover is board certified in Physical … Continue reading

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Hospital Appoints New Nursing Director

Patricia Hooper, RN has been appointed Director of Nursing at Helen Hayes Hospital, according to Magdalena Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer. With fourteen years of service at HHH, she brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Originally an elementary … Continue reading

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Hospital Announces New Service Agreement with Northern Services Group

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw has announced a new service agreement with Northern Services Group. Effective July 5, 2005, the physical rehabilitation hospital will be overseeing the provision of sub-acute rehabilitation services at Northern Riverview Healthcare Center Inc., a … Continue reading

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Hospital Seeks Volunteers for Research Study into Bone Loss

June 13, 2005, 2005: HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR RESEARCH STUDY INTO BONE LOSS The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting women to participate in a new research study examining new treatments for bone loss … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Handcycle Program

showcasing benefits of adaptive sports Helen Hayes Hospital will host a free Handcycle Happening on Tuesday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The program, which is being sponsored in conjunction with United Spinal … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Adapted Gardening Workshop

Helen Hayes Hospital will host an Adapted Gardening Workshop on Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The program, which is being sponsored in cooperation with the Master Gardeners of Cornell … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Hospital to Sponsor Spinal Cord Injury Symposium

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a two-day educational conference, “A Symposium on Spinal Cord Injury: a multidisciplinary approach to managing trauma, restoring mobility and improving quality of life,” on Friday September 23 to Saturday September … Continue reading

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Adapted Golf Workshops 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. Ten GolfAbility workshops have been … Continue reading

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Hospital Schedules Nursing Research Day

On Friday, May 6 , 2005 Helen Hayes Hospital will host its second annual Nursing Research Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw and is being coordinated … Continue reading

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Hospital to Host Osteoporosis Educational Program

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital is offering a comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminar. The seminar will be repeated on three dates: Tuesday, March 29, Thursday April 28 and Wednesday May … Continue reading

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Hospital Aquatics Program Accepting New Partcipants

The Aquatics Program at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is currently accepting new participants. All programs take place in the hospital’s state-of-the-art warm water aquatic facility. The facility features newly refurbished locker rooms and a 60’ by 25’ pool, … Continue reading

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