It pleases us to bring you the spring edition of Phelps Today, especially after the
freezing, snow-filled winter we all experienced this year. Despite the challenges of the weather, our patients were well cared for, as always, thanks to our remarkable
staff who braved the elements to come to work each day. One even walked along Route 9 from Ossining to Phelps on the snowiest morning in February to make
certain that he was here to fulfill his patient care responsibilities.
Throughout the winter, construction of our innovative new SurgiCenter and connecting bridge continued. This $15 million project is on schedule to be completed this coming fall. When this state-of-the-art facility opens, our surgical patients and their families will enjoy unsurpassed comfort in beautifully appointed spacious surroundings.
Also this winter, two programs were added to Phelps’ broad array of services:
• The Osteoporosis Center provides comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support for individuals who have or are at risk for developing this disease. The program is unique in that it also offers free monthly education sessions as well as a support group.
• The Balance Center’s staff of audiologists and physical and occupational therapists utilize the latest technology to determine the cause of dizziness or imbalance. The therapists then develop an individualized treatment plan to help patients prevent falls and remain independent.
The introduction of these services demonstrates Phelps’ ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our community by offering the broadest array of programs and services of any community hospital in the region.
We wish you a beautiful, healthy spring.