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The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute is investing in the very best cardiovascular care for patients in the Hudson Valley — and, through innovation and growth, is transforming local healthcare.
Powered by the world-class resources of WMCHealth’s 10-hospital network, the Institute is seamlessly blending exceptional medical expertise, state-of-the art technology and a trusted, steadfast commitment to patient-centered care.
“First and foremost is our commitment to our patients,” said Julio A. Panza, MD, Chief of Cardiology at WMCHealth. “We are proud to provide trusted, expert cardiovascular services found nowhere else in the region, to advance care here in the Hudson Valley.”
Highly trained teams of specialists, nurses, physician assistants and allied health professionals work together to provide a seamless continuum of care across WMCHealth’s eight campuses. Whether it is preventive care at a cardiologist’s office nearby, diagnostic screenings at a community hospital or more complex procedures at regional hospitals, patients know they are getting the best, most comprehensive care.
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s dynamic growth allows the health network to provide the finest cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiovascular services, for almost every conceivable heart and vascular disorder, right in the communities where people live.
“Not only do WMCHealth hospitals have access to the advanced-care resources and expertise available on our Valhalla campus, but we are also committed to exporting expertise and equipment to our affiliate hospitals across the region,” explains Dr. Panza. “We want to elevate the level of care at all the hospitals in our network so that our patients can stay as close to home as much as possible.”
The WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute’s mission is to provide patients who live throughout the greater Hudson Valley region and southwestern Connecticut the highest level of care, close to home.
To learn more about the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, go to westchestermedicalcenter.com/heart.
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Girls’ Night Out in Westchester
Have a great time while helping a great cause at this annual event, which raises awareness about women’s heart health, as well as funds for the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute. First, shop specialty boutiques and participate in a raffle and silent auction while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Then, enjoy a seated dinner alongside a runway, where you’ll “meet” female cardiac patients who have benefited from the Institute. For more information, call 914.493.2575. Read More
A team of 12 dedicated Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) workforce members hit the streets of all five boroughs on November 5, competing in the TCS New York City Marathon to help support patients across the Hudson Valley. Read More
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