Spring '16: Letter From The President And Chairman

Greetings!

We are pleased to tell you about exciting news and accomplishments at Phelps Hospital and in our community. Major expansions of Phelps services have been taking place. In December, our new MRI Center opened in the location of our former main entrance. The center’s state-of-the-art technology not only provides superior diagnostic images, it also includes comprehensive advanced applications for diagnosing cardiac disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and other oncological conditions.

This spring, the eagerly anticipated new main entrance will open into an attractive, spacious lobby with comfortable seating and a coffee bar. Its central location will provide convenient access to the Admitting Department, the main hospital and the 755 building. Patients and visitors will be protected against inclement weather by a large covered drop-off area. 

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The hospital’s primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has expanded services in Croton-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry. In Croton, the facility at 440 South Riverside Avenue has doubled in size. In Dobbs Ferry, physicians who previously practiced at 18 and 88 Ashford Avenue have relocated to brand new medical offices above Walgreens at 11 Ashford Avenue. In addition to primary care, patients at both sites have access to specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, obstetrics/gynecology and rheumatology. Same-day appointments and extended hours are available. 

To give the community access to the same high-quality radiology services that are available at the hospital, Phelps Radiology has brought state-of-the-art technology to the Croton and Dobbs Ferry sites. Designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, the department offers 3D mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry and diagnostic X-ray at these locations.

As you may have noticed, television commercials and newspaper ads have been announcing that our health system, North Shore-LIJ, changed its name to Northwell Health, effective January 1. The name “North Shore-LIJ” originated in 1997 when Long Island Jewish Medical Center merged with North Shore Health System. Now, with 21 hospitals, including several in Manhattan and two in Westchester, the system extends well beyond its traditional coverage area on the north shore of Long Island. In recognition of its evolution into a vast clinical, research and educational enterprise serving the entire metropolitan area, the health system decided to change its name to Northwell Health.

As always, we strive to provide the highest quality healthcare services to help ensure optimal health and well-being for you, your family, and everyone in our community. 

 

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Wishing you a healthy and joyous spring,

Richard J. Sinni, Chair, Board of Directors                                

Daniel Blum, President & CEO

 

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