Kingston, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Health Alliance construction moves forward

KINGSTON – Westchester Medical Center Health Network is changing the face of hospital care in areas of the Hudson Valley. At the Health Alliance facilities in Kingston, work is progressing at its two campuses, noted Westchester Network President Michael Israel. “We are doing a conversion of the Mary’s Avenue hospital....
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Orange County, NYTimes Herald-Record

COVID-19 cases slowly rise again in Orange County as vaccination pace remains sluggish

GOSHEN - Just two weeks ago, Orange County had a single newly confirmed case of COVID-19 in one day and appeared ready to drop to zero for the first time in 17 months. But then daily cases climbed into the teens and reached 39 and 38 on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, respectively, according to state Department of Health data. And by Thursday, county health officials had logged 122 active coronavirus cases across the county, with 38 in Middletown and 22 in Warwick.
Dutchess County, NYDaily Freeman

Active coronavirus cases in Dutchess County rise by 6

Here are the latest local COVID-19 statistics. • Dutchess County: 128 reported Saturday, up six from the previous day. (Peak was 2,576 on Jan. 16.) • Ulster County: 66 reported Friday, up 10 from the previous day. Ulster County does not provided updated data on weekends. (Peak was 2,622 on Jan. 30.)
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Party Leads to COVID Outbreak in Dutchess County

A private party led to a COVID outbreak in Dutchess County which has impacted summer school, summer camps and pools. The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health is currently investigating multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Red Hook that are believed to be related to a party at a private residence.

Mount offers new Nursing track in Mental Health

Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, Mount Saint Mary College will offer a new Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Master's Certificate Nursing track: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The Mount's Nursing program is a highly competitive and robust at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing...
Kingston, NYDaily Freeman

Local leaders keep up pressure for return of mental health beds to Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. — State and local officials say with. states of emergency lifted, it's time for the New York Department of Health to demand WMCHealth Network return mental health, detox and rehabilitation services to its HealthAlliance sites in Kingston. A joint letter signed by state Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Ulster County...

Expansion plan for Kingston addiction recovery center raises concerns

A Kingston addiction recovery center’s expansion in Midtown Kingston has some neighbors nervous. With the plans already moving forward, the center’s leaders are trying to turn those wary neighbors into supporters. “You just start moving in the right direction, without even knowing it, honestly,” said Frances Jones, 21, of her...
Woodstock, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Pharmacist honored for dispensing thousands of COVID-19 shots

WOODSTOCK – On a warm comfortable evening in the Village of Woodstock, Dr. Neal Smoller, a holistic pharmacist and owner of the Village Apothecary, was honored, with his volunteers, for dispensing nearly 37,000 Covid vaccinations during the winter and spring. “It was an amazing experience. It was the honor of...
Ulster County, NYTimes Union

23 test positive for COVID-19 in summer camp outbreak

At Camp Pontiac, a seven-week coed sleepaway camp in Copake, the Columbia County Department of Health is grappling with 23 campers testing positive for COVID-19. The county department of health director Jack Mabb said he currently has a team of nurses at the camp evaluating the outbreak, which was reported on Saturday. All the children were under the 12-year-old threshold to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Infected campers are either at home or isolating at the camp if they are from out of state. He said an estimated 65 other campers who were in contact with those infected have been sent home to quarantine and are expected to return after two weeks.
Dutchess County, NYMid-Hudson News Network

COVID-19 outbreak in Red Hook

POUGHKEEPSIE -The Dutchess County Behavioral and Community Health Department is investigating several confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Red Hook that are believed to be tied to a party at a private residence. There are eight confirmed cases, including children and adults. Those cases have impacted the Red...
Kingston, NYDaily Freeman

Letter: Thanks for telling the truth about our hospitals in Kingston

This will be a short letter. First I want to thank Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, state Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, and state Sen. Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, along with about 100 staff members from Kingston Hospital for telling us the truth about what's going on with all the people that were fired, including me.

HealthAlliance in Kingston offers new heart care services

WMCHealth has announced the opening of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at HealthAlliance Hospital on Broadway in Kingston. The new laboratory offers treatments for blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats and coronary heart disease: services previously unavailable in Ulster County. The service operates under the direction of WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute.
Woodstock, NYDaily Freeman

Photos, video: Woodstock Apothecary owner Neal Smoller honored for coronavirus vaccination effort

Dr. Neal Smoller, center, owner of the Village Apothecary in Woodstock, N.Y., was honored Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on the village green in the center of town for helping to administer more than 36,000 coronavirus shots since the local inoculation effort began in January. Smoller was lauded at the event by state Sen. Michelle Hinchey (pictured next to Smoller), the governor's office, Ulster County and the town of Woodstock, among others. Looking on in this photo, and wearing matching T-shirts, are members of Smoller's 'Volunteer Army.'