NewYork-Presbyterian Announces Next Set of Community Events throughout Westchester Campuses

Sep 30, 2016

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian today announced a series of community events available to the public across its Westchester-based campuses-NYP/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, and NYP/Westchester Division in White Plains. From a Lunch and Learn with Oncologist Dr. Martin Oster, to a Look Good/Feel Better program, to a Fighting Stigma in Mental Illness talk, there is much to explore at NewYork-Presbyterian’s campuses in Westchester.

The following events are presented by NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor:

Farmers’ Market
October 4 & 18, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bi-monthly farmers’ market held on first and third Tuesdays of each month through November. Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, local grass-fed beef, locally baked goods, jams, and more. We accept EBT/SNAP. Free, flexible transportation available. Call Act Now Taxi at 914-930- 7888 by 5:00 pm Monday to reserve a ride.
Location: NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital, Main Lobby
Registration: Call 914-734- 3780 to learn more.

"Lunch and Learn" Breast Cancer: No Longer One Disease
October 18, Noon – 1:00 pm
Presenter: Martin Oster, MD, Oncologist, ColumbiaDoctors
Notable board-certified oncologist with NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss how breast cancer is now divided into several types depending on hormone receptors and HER2 status. Knowledge of the different types allows oncologists to use targeted treatment approaches with the goal of improved patient outcomes.
Location: NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital, Ground Floor Conference Room
Registration: Call 914-734- 3557; seating is limited; complimentary light lunch served

"Physician in the Kitchen"
October 20, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Surbhi Agarwal, MD, Internist, NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Hudson Valley & Chef Emilie Berner will present a unique demonstration cooking class, which teaches both the importance of good nutrition to improve overall health and principles of the Mediterranean Diet. Tastings will be offered.
Location: Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, 1992 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor
Registration: Call 914-734- 3780; seating is limited, no charge to attend.

Silver Lining Healthy Aging Fair
October 27, 9:00 am - Noon
Annual senior health fair presented by our NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Committee provides information about our programs and resources to promote healthy aging. Flu shots and blood pressure screening available. Bring unwanted or expired medications to the "Shed the Meds Safe Disposal" table.
Location: NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital, Main Lobby
No registration required.

The following lectures and events are presented by NYP/Lawrence Hospital, 55 Palmer Road, Bronxville:

"Eat Right, Live Long" Health and Wellness Series: Nutrition and Breast Cancer
October 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Katie Campbell, RD, CDN, will present about diet/nutrition and explore how what you eat can impact your breast health.
Location: NYP/Lawrence Hospital, Palmer Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Registration: 914-787-5000

Dinner with the Doctor – The Latest Trends in Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship
October 18, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
The Breast Cancer Disease Management Team will discuss our collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of breast cancer and beyond. The speakers are Michelle Azu, MD (breast surgery), Carolyn Wasserheit, MD (medical oncology) and Mary Kay Dabney, MS, Genetic Counselor (genetic counseling).
Location: Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Registration: 914-787-5000; free event

Breast Cancer Support Group
October 20, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This group is an interactive and educational meeting for breast cancer patients and their loved ones led by Kate Gutekunst, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator. The gatherings include guest speakers and the opportunity to share and learn from one another.
Location: NYP/Lawrence Hospital, Lobby Conference Room
Registration: 914-787-5997

Look Good Feel Better
October 24, 10 am – Noon
Free program designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help make the most your appearance while undergoing treatment.
Location: NYP/Lawrence Hospital, Lobby Conference Room
Registration: 1-800-227-2345

The following lectures and events are presented by NYP/Westchester Division, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, NY:

De-Escalating Conflict
September 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This session will be presented by Phyllis Capiaghi, MS, BSN, RN-BC.
Location: NYP/Westchester Division, Main Building 2nd floor Auditorium
Registration: Call 914-997-5779

Recovery Solutions Fair: Options for Treatment
October 5, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Meet representatives of recovery resources and services in the community.
Location: NYP/Westchester Division, 2nd floor Auditorium
Registration: Cindy Herda, LCSW, 914-997-5976

Fighting Stigma in Mental Illness
October 5, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn how stigma prevents people from getting adequate treatment for mental illness. Case studies and success stories will be discussed. This session will be presented by Juan A. Gallego, MD, Service Chief, Psychotic Disorders Program.
Location: NYP/Westchester Division, Main Building 2nd floor Auditorium
Registration: Call 914-997-5779

Love Thyself: Body Image and Eating Disorders
October 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Find out practical ways to improve self-esteem and body image, and learn the warning signs of an eating disorder. This session will be presented by Tara Diliberto, Ph.D., Director, Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program.
Location: NYP/Westchester Division, Main Building 2nd floor Auditorium
Registration: Call 914-997-5779

LGBTQ: Pride at Every Age
October 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn and share about healthy living as an LGBTQ person.
This session will be presented by Austin Oswald, MA, CTRS, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist
Location: NYP/Westchester Division, Main Building 2nd floor Auditorium
Registration: Call 914-997-5779

About NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The 128-bed facility provides a wide range of ambulatory care and inpatient services with 420 physicians on staff in 62 specialties. The hospital is home to the region’s only "No Wait" emergency department, which sees more than 40,000 visits per year. The hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, the first of its kind in the region, provides patients with access to an extraordinary level of expertise and resources, including highly skilled and dedicated oncologists from ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Medical oncology, radiation oncology, the infusion center and support services are centrally located in one building on the Cortlandt Manor campus. NewYork-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital has received a string of national awards for patient satisfaction as well as clinical excellence, including the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey to Ambulatory Surgery in 2014 and 2015 for patient experience. For more information, visit www.nyp.org/hudsonvalley or call 914-737-9000.

About NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Founded in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital has a long and well-established history of providing superior healthcare to the residents of southern Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The 288-bed hospital joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network in 2014 and offers a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a renovated Maternity Department and an Emergency Department providing emergency care to approximately 42,000 people annually. A new, state-of-the-art comprehensive Cancer Center, accredited by the American College of Surgeons with Commendation, will offer infusion, radiation therapy and support services. NYP/Lawrence provides additional support and care to area residents through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice, as well as ColumbiaDoctors.
For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, opened in 1894, is one of the world’s most advanced centers for psychiatric care. NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester serves children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with comprehensive outpatient, day treatment, partial hospitalization and inpatient services. In addition to clinical treatment, the Westchester Division is a center for interdisciplinary medical research and education through its academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medical College. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville and NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit www.nyp.org

About ColumbiaDoctors

ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, includes more than 1,700 physicians, surgeons, dentists, and advanced nurse practitioners, offering more than 230 medical specialties and subspecialties. All ColumbiaDoctors are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian, which is the Number 1 hospital in New York.

About Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist. For more information, visit weill.cornell.edu.

About NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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