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Vassar Brothers Medical Center

HQ: Poughkeepsie, NY   |  
Vassar Brothers Medical Center is a 365 bed facility that has been serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, Vassar Brothers has established centers of excellence in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. As a regional medical center, Vassar houses the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery center between Westchester and Albany and delivers more babies than any other hospital between Manhattan and Montreal. Vassar has a state-of-the-art birthing center with private luxury maternity suites, each with a striking view of the Hudson River and a newly renovated and expanded outpatient cancer center. The Dyson Center for Cancer Care is designed to accommodate patients and their families while providing infusion therapy, radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, (PET)positron emission therapy and a wide variety of support groups.

Vassar Brothers has the only level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Mid-Hudson Valley and the only dedicated Pediatric Unit. The Medical Center houses the Center for Advanced Surgery, one of the most sophisticated operating rooms in the world and one of only a handful in the United States. The Vassar Brothers Wound Care Center, intended for the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds, has one of the highest healing rates in the country. To its south is the Vassar Brothers Medical Mall, located at the intersection of Interstate 84 and Route 9. The facility houses the Fishkill Ambulatory Surgery Center, the Vassar Brothers Imaging Center, which offers CAT scans, bone densitometry and mammography, Radiation Oncology and the Vassar Brothers Center for Sleep Medicine.

Vassar recently launched the Diabetes Wellness Program, dedicated to the education and treatment of the disease. The Medical Center is now treating more patients than ever in its newly renovated Emergency Room.

Vassar Brothers is an affiliate of the Health Quest hospital system, which also includes Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel.
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The following is a list of screenings, support groups, classes and events that are available at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. We also hold free lectures on a variety of topics.

Better Breathers Support Group - for adults with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other chronic lung diseases. For more information, please call (845) 452-5490.

Cancer Patients Support Group - Professional social workers & nurses will lead discussions about ways to cope with illness and treatment. For more information, please call (845)483-6394.

Cancer Patients Support Group in Fishkill- Professional social workers & nurses will lead discussions about ways to cope with illness and treatment. The meetings will be held at the Fishkill Radiation Oncology Center in the Vassar Brothers Medical Mall. For more information, please call (845) 838 - 8103.

Cancer Screenings- Free screenings offered for Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer, and Oral Cancer) held each Spring (April/May) and Fall (Sept/Oct). For more information, please call (845) 483-6314.

Diabetes Support Group- Our Diabetes Wellness Program has been accredited as an American Diabetes Association Recognized Educational Program. The Diabetes Support Group offers a flexible schedule of afternoon or evening meetings. The group meets 2 times each month and discusses a variety of topics. If you plan on attending, please call us at (845) 483-6066 to register for the support group meetings or for more information.

Day Diabetes Support Group, 1 to 3 pm, 2nd floor, Dyson Center Conference Room
Date: May 2, 2006 Topic: Diabetes in Public

Date: June 6, 2006 Topic: On the Road again

Date: July No Group

Evening Diabetes Support Group, 6 to 9 pm, 2nd floor, Dyson Center Conference Room
Date: April 6, 2006 Topic: Insulin: It’s not the Enemy

Date: May 4, 2006 Topic: Diabetes in Public

Date: June 1, 2006 Topic: On the Road again

Date: July No Group

For Children Only - For children ages 6 to 18, who have a relative or friend with cancer. Program includes tours, education, support activities and lunch. For more information, please call (845) 437-3015.

For Friends & Family of Cancer Patients Support Group - Available on-site at Vassar Brothers. For more information, please call (845) 483-6394.

HANDS (Hope After Neonatal Death through Sharing) - Provides support for anyone coping with the death of a baby. For more information, please call (845) 483-6683.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group - Provides support for anyone affected by head and neck cancer. Led by healthcare professionals. Family members are welcome to attend. For more information, please call (845) 483 -6861. Schedule of 2006 Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meetings
We've brought together all the necessary emotional and intellectual components - the attention and care, the experience and technology - to deliver a unified plan for your recovery.

The Heart Institute is led by a team of board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, trained at the world's most prestigious medical institutions and practicing under the highest standards and medical protocols.

The support staff includes cardiac and critical care nurses, nutrition specialists and physical therapists, each prepared to participate in your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. And every stage of treatment is carefully coordinated with your primary care provider as part of an integrated health program.

The Heart Institute offers a growing array of cardiology services, from testing and diagnosis to the latest, minimally invasive treatments. The region's top cardiologists, working in conjunction with the Heart Institute, perform these procedures in their offices or at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

In addition to cardiology services, Vassar Brothers Medical Center also provides cardiac surgery. Cardiac and Surgery Services are headed by a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and a staff of medical professionals selected for their experience and qualifications in cardiac care. These are the people who know hearts best, and they chose Vassar Brothers Medical Center because of our commitment to both quality care and progressive treatment options.

The Heart Institute features state-of-the-art support facilities, including the region's only Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and fully equipped suites for cardiac surgery and angioplasty. The dedicated chest pain emergency room features eight monitored beds and provides 24-hour urgent care for cardiac patients.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-8500

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