Congresswoman Lowey tours Hudson Valley Hospital

May 29, 2013

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Affordable Healthcare, Women’s Health and a variety of other issues were discussed Wednesday when Congresswoman Nita Lowey visited NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital to meet with its employees and tour the Hospital.

Lowey spoke to 50 employees, saying that they were on the front lines of changes that were taking place as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act and that she valued their input and suggestions. "You are the experts," she said. "I would love to hear your suggestions because you are living it," she said.

HVHC President John C. Federspiel and Hospital vice presidents took Lowey on a walking tour of the Hospital. Lowey got a demonstration of the Hospital’s new 3-D mammography unit, which provides the most sophisticated imaging to detect breast cancer. She also toured the new Comprehensive Cancer Center and visited the Hospital’s no-wait Emergency Room as well as the Ashikari Breast Center.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital opened the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in February 2012. The center offers radiation, infusion and support services in a new state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and support services. In the fight against breast cancer, the center recently added Inter-operative Radiation (IORT), which allows surgeons to irradiate areas of the breast during surgery, giving women the choice of curtailing weeks of traditional radiation following surgery.