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Hospital plunges into major growth

At Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, Phyllis Mandel has been using the new heated pool in the spacious new quarters of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, where she is the longtime administrative director.

Making the grade?

A private and public partnership promoting transparency in New York’s health-care system gave overall improved and passing grades to the state’s hospitals and HMOs, while posting subpar marks across a broad range of categories for individual institutions and health plans, in its 2007 New York Regional Health Care Report Card.

St. Francis upgrades emergency services

St. Francis Hospital, the only Level 2 trauma center in the Hudson Valley region, is also one of the busiest in Dutchess County: 32,000 patients went through its emergency room doors in 2006, accounting for 6,000 admissions.

Can major surgery save Community Hospital?

Officials with Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry are still awaiting a response from the state Department of Health on a compromise to keep the hospital open by becoming an ambulatory-care facility.

The art of listening

Joel Seligman is plying the hallways of Northern Westchester Hospital with his industrial-looking, oversize rubber-tired “tea cart.”

Boldly into the health-care thicket

The city of London has turned to a medical group in Westchester County as a practical model when restructuring its health-care delivery system for 10 million citizens.

Hospital changes hands; housing an option

Unicorn Contracting, a private development company in Elmsford, has purchased the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Hospital for $2 million.

Jack Fong, M.D.

Jack Fong says, cheerfully, that he’s a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to his off hours as chairman of Danbury Hospital’s pediatrics department.

Mr. Hall’s bedside manner

Roxana Pantano, a registered nurse at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Horton Hospital campus, works with rehabilitation patients.

Grant to help expand, refine electronic medical records

The state Health Department has given a $1.2 million grant to a group that is assisting health organizations in developing the infrastructure to share electronic medical records.

Medical records migrate to microchips

To help hospitals and physicians’ groups pay for the expensive and complex process of expanding their electronic records, U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Hurley, has secured approval for a $100,000 grant for the Institute for Family Health in New Paltz and $175,000 for Kingston’s Benedictine Hospital.

Northen Dutchess and assisted-living outfit in talks

They are just in the “talking stages,” says Denise George, the new president and CEO of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.

Orange Regional forges plans for new hospital

When the Berger Commission’s recommendations became law Jan. 1, 62 hospitals across the state were charged with implementing its mandates.

Hospitals plan for the unthinkable

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $5 million to Connecticut to improve hospital preparations for disease outbreaks, bio-terror attacks and natural disasters causing mass casualties.

Saint Vincent’s among best for heart attacks

Saint Vincent’s Medical Center numbers among the 17 best hospitals in the nation in survival rates for patients experiencing heart attacks, a new federal study shows.