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Northern Dutchess Hospital, Thompson House appoints military veteran to improve quality of care
RHINEBECK (Octoer 17) - Dr. Peter Fish, a decorated military medical officer, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice to serve as medical director of the Thompson House skilled nursing center and Northern Dutchess Hospital’s post-acute care.
In this role, Fish will oversee medical care for Thompson House’s nearly 100 residents. He will also act as a liaison between Northern Dutchess Hospital and post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing centers, to improve quality of care and reduce hospital readmissions.
Already familiar with the Hudson Valley, Fish is a 1987 graduate of Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science.
Fish recently moved to Rhinebeck from Honolulu, where he completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii, expanding his experience in trauma, emergency and occupational medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at St. George’s University Medical School in Rutgers, N.J., and is a graduate of Yale University’s physician assistant program.
The U.S. Army National Guard major has held various roles during his distinguished military career. He was chief medical officer with a field artillery company in Afghanistan, and earned a Bronze Star in 2010. He served at an Iraq combat hospital in 2006 and 2007, as the officer in charge of medical affairs and a flight surgeon.
VALHALLA (October 17) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) recently appointed Susan Gerry as Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Kelly MacMillan as Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Mecca Santana as Senior Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. All three bring extensive public policy, legislative and leadership experience to their positions and will help to forward the network’s role in being a catalyst for health and well-being and bringing primary and advanced healthcare to families across the Hudson Valley, as close to their homes as possible.
As Senior Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Susan Gerry will play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of strategic relationships to help Network entities in their roles as anchor institutions in the communities they serve by developing and implementing plans that optimize the engagement of business and community stakeholders in alignment with the economic, workforce and healthcare access priorities in local communities.
In her position as Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Kelly MacMillan will develop and direct strategies that identify and foster relationships with elected officials and government agencies in order to ensure open lines of communication between WMCHealth and public officials in the communities it serves.
A University at Albany alumna, Santana double majored in Criminal Justice and Political Science, plus secured a law degree from Hofstra University. A Central New York native, Santana currently resides with her family in Blauvelt where she cycles and coaches her daughter’s softball team.
Health Quest Medical Practice adds endocrinologist
HYDE PARK (October 10) – Endocrinologist Dr. Tanya Thompson-Badamosi recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice primary care office in Hyde Park.
“I have a passion for providing patient-centered care, and I look forward to treating patients close to home,” Thompson-Badamosi said.
Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system, a series of glands that produce hormones for various functions, such as metabolism and growth. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases caused by complications with hormones.
A resident of Ulster County, Thompson-Badamosi most recently served as an endocrinology consultant at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, Columbia County.
She completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She earned her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She is board certified in endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is also a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Crystal Run Healthcare Walk Team at the American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk at
Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery
Crystal Run Healthcare raises over $3,500 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
MIDDLETOWN (October 10) – Crystal Run Healthcare, led by Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson of the Psychiatry Division, participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, September 17th, held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, NY. Prior to Sunday’s event, Crystal Run held a practice-wide dress down day and bake sale where employees personally donated money to help raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. In total, $3,605 was raised by Crystal Run Healthcare employees and donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
AFSP is the trailblazer in the fight against suicide and is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives to reduce the loss of life from suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 44,000 American lives lost each year, an alarming statistic that is on the rise. Now, more than ever, the importance of the AFSP’s mission to reverse the trend of suicide increasing has never been greater.
“On September 17th, several enthusiastic employees, friends, and family members walked for suicide prevention in the Out of Darkness Walk at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery,” said Lisa Batson, MD, Crystal Run Healthcare’s Psychiatry Division Co-Leader. “With a total of $3,605 donated and fundraised, the Crystal Run Healthcare team led the walk as the top fundraiser. These funds help to support suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and promote mental health education in communities. Great job to all who participated and we look forward to walking next year.”
Horizon Family Medical Group announces new team members
GOSHEN (October 10) - Horizon Family Medical Group welcomes Patricia “Patt” Smith, LMSW, and Lyndsay Brischoux, LMSW, to its new Behavioral Health Team and Kristy Kosior in Pharmacy.
Smith has over 30 years’ experience working in the field of human services, providing individual, group, and family counseling to adolescents and adults with a wide range of needs. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care and other evidence-based treatment. In 2016, she was recognized by the Girl Scouts & YWCA of Orange County as a Woman of Achievement honoree.
Lyndsay Brischoux has over ten years working as a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has worked with the Mental Health Association of Orange County Inc., was the program manager for Hudson House (a psychosocial day program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness), and worked with the Hudson House Rape Crisis and Help Line programs.
Most recently, Lyndsay was the Director of the Catholic Charities Substance Abuse Clinic in Walden, NY, an outpatient substance abuse clinic that worked with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. She is a Cornwall resident and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University
Kristy Kosior, a licensed Pharmacist, has joined Horizon Family Medical Group’s staff of 110 expert, compassionate healthcare professionals.
At Horizon, Kosior works in conjunction with the Transitional Care Management team to verify all hospital discharge orders. She also contacts patients regarding past due medication refills to increase compliance. In addition, Kristy conducts drug utilization reviews and works with insurers to control costs.
For 17 years, Kosior was Supervising Pharmacist at the CVS/Pharmacy in Goshen, NY.
(L-R) GHVHS Director of Safety, Security & Emergency Management,
Miguel Rodrigues; CRMC Emergency Management and Safety Manager,
George Rivera, and GHVHS Manager of Emergency Management Robin Masiero
GHVHS donates medical supplies to hurricane relief in Texas
MIDDLETOWN (September 27) – The Greater Hudson Valley Health System’s (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, donated several pallets of supplies to Houston, Texas for hurricane relief in conjunction with Liberty Rotary Club and Operation Endeavor.
The donations, from each hospital, consisted of four pallets and included masks, gowns, decontamination covers, school supplies; personal hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies and food.
Extension offers Yoga4Classrooms training for local schools
LIBERTY (September 25) - Yoga4Classrooms uses mindfulness practices in the classroom to support students and teachers in behaviors that lead to a peaceful and engaged classroom environment.