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Press Contacts

Andy LaGuardia
Senior Director, Network Strategic Communications
Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)
Contact for WMCHealth Network, Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Behavioral Health Center
Phone: 914.493.6532

Helene Guss
Director, Network Marketing and Communications/Site Coordination 
Bon Secours Charity Health System
Contact for Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Anthony Community Hospital, Bon Secours Community Hospital
Phone: 845.368.5570

Lynn Nichols
Director, Marketing and Communications, Northern Region
MidHudson Regional Hospital; HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Contact for MidHudson Regional Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, and Margaretville Hospital
Phone: 845.332.9441

For The Press


WMCHealth is a 1,700-bed healthcare system with nine hospitals in New York's Hudson Valley region. WMCHealth has 13,000 workforce members and nearly 3,000 attending physicians. Approximately 600 of our providers are employed in one of our two medical groups – Advanced Physician Services and the Bon Secours Medical Group, which make up WMCHealth Physicians.

WMCHealth services includes Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers, plus Level II trauma centers; a dedicated burn center; the region’s only advanced care children’s hospital, an academic medical center; a new, high-tech and patient-first ambulatory care facility; several community hospitals; dozens of specialized institutes and centers, including Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers; skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities; homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, along with a growing telemedicine program that connects Hudson Valley residents with immediate, life-saving care.


Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center is a premier provider of advanced medical care. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), this 415-bed academic hospital provides acute care services - Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants, Comprehensive Stroke Care and more. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals and serves as a lifeline for millions of people.

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is a 136-bed advanced pediatrics facility that cares for the most seriously ill and injured children including those in need of cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, hematology and oncology treatments, organ transplants and other specialty pediatric services. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is also home to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs and a Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Maria Fareri Children's Healthcare Services at MidHusdon Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie provides dedicated pediatric emergency medicine, surgery and inpatient services.

Behavioral Health Center

The Behavioral Health Center is the heart of one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Providing care for more than 90 years, the Behavioral Health Center offers a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, community and emergency care for individuals and families, including a child and adolescent psychiatry program and ePsychiatry services through WMCHealth’s telemedicine program.

MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie is a 243-bed hospital providing acute care services and direct access to the renowned care at WMCHealth, the Hudson Valley’s largest healthcare network. Services include the area’s first Level II Trauma Center, WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, Advanced Orthopedics, Advanced ENT, neurosciences, behavioral health services, the Center for Robotic Surgery, the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services at MidHudson Hudson Regional Hospital. To learn more about MidHudson Regional Hospital and the vital services it provides, visit MidHudsonRegional.org or follow the hospital at Facebook.com/MidHudsonRegional and Twitter.com/MHRH.

HealthAlliance Hospitals

HealthAlliance Hospital operates a 177-bed hospital bed healthcare system comprising HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, New York, and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, New York. It also operates Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed facility in Margaretville.

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer treatment services, a robotic surgery program, the area's Wound and Hyperbaric Institute, maternal/child services, and the Center for Breast Health, which offers three-dimensional mammography and high-risk screening and counseling services. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance abuse services, pediatric emergency care, and the hospital's certified home care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.


St. Anthony Community Hospital


St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York has been a primary resource for emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services for over 80 years. The comprehensive surgery program includes joint-replacement, including robotic knee replacement, vascular, gynecological, urological, pulmonary, ophthalmic, and plastic surgery, as well as hand, foot, same-day and general surgery. The expanding radiology department now offers three-dimensional mammography.The campus of St. Anthony Community Hospital also includes Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed, skilled nursing facility.


Bon Secours Community Hospital

For nearly a century, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis has served the community with 122 beds for acute care and medical-surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department, long-term care and rehabilitation, a dedicated bariatric surgery unit, behavioral health, and outpatient services. The expanding Radiology Department now offers three-dimensional mammography. The $40 million Medical Village project - a collaboration with New York State, WMCHealth and local partners to reimagine community health - is nearing completion.