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April 2009 Archives



Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367


Brooklyn, NY – April 30, 2009 – The popularity of Botox (botulinum toxin type A) is largely attributed to its use as a cosmetic treatment that decreases the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and other “imperfections.” In recent years, the drug’s use by Hollywood celebrities has propelled it into stardom, making botulinum injections the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed by plastic surgeons in the United States.


However, many Americans are unaware of Botox’s other medical uses. In fact, a recent article in the New York Times mentioned that only five percent of stroke patients who could benefit from the drug know about it. The drug was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1989 for medical use to treat eye muscle disorders. Since then, physicians have used the drug for “off label” purposes.  Off label use of the drug is widely accepted and many insurance companies will reimburse for its usage.


At New York Methodist Hospital, experienced neurologists use botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of spasticity, which is characterized by severe muscle stiffness, involuntary jerking and contractions of all or part of a muscle or group of muscles. This condition occurs when the normal messaging between the spinal cord and the reflex center of the brain is interrupted through injury or disease. Spasticity is often the result of stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury and other neuromuscular diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.


Photo Caption:


Miran Salgado, M.D., chairman of neurosciences at NYM, examines a patient with blepharospasm, a condition marked by increased blinking and involuntary eye closure that can be treated with Botox. 


Downtown Hospital’s 16th Annual Gala Dinner Dance will take place on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Cipriani Wall Street. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Awards Presentation, Dinner and Dance. We are grateful that Hospital Trustee, Mrs. Lai Wah Fung, and Mrs. Alyce G. Gross have committed to serve once again as our Gala Dinner Co-Chairs. Proceeds from this event will benefit Downtown Hospital’s programs and services. For more information, please call the Development Office at (212) 801-1723 or email


Save the Date -  May 19, 2009


Please join the “Wall Street Run & Heart Walk” to support the American Heart Association’s (AHA) movement that calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health to help them live long, heart-healthy lives. TheRun/Walk will step off from the World Financial Center at 6:45 p.m. The AHA’s goal is to raise $2 million. New York Downtown Hospital has supported the AHA’s “Wall Street Run & Heart Walk” for a number of years. Further details are available at


Upcoming Event: New York Downtown Hosts Art Show


An art exhibit  featuring the works of young people from our neighborhood adorns the walls of the Hospital’s Gold Street Lobby this May. The exhibit of works produced by the students of 3 local elementary schools, under the direction of the Creative Classrooms Visual Arts Program. These drawings will be on display from May 1st to May 22nd, with the Students’ Reception occurring on May 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are invited.




Roger Greene

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

(212) 410-8147 


New York, NY – April 24, 2009 – On Tuesday, March 24th, a large and enthusiastic audience of students and faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine was privileged to attend a special preclinical lecture given by internationally-known molecular biologist James B. Hicks, Ph.D., Research Professor and Director of the Women’s Cancer Genomics Initiative at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.  In his lecture at NYCPM, given as part of the first-year molecular biology/molecular genetics course, and entitled “Genomic and Epigenomic Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis”, Dr. Hicks offered an overview of the role of chromosomal deletions and duplications in cancer and a look at some of his current research, in which he and colleagues are applying genome-wide microarray strategies to identify diagnostic and prognostic markers in breast, ovarian and cervical cancer.        


Dr. Hicks, best known for his work on yeast genetics and moveable DNA elements in the 1970’s and 1980’s, discovered DNA transformation in yeast with Dr. Gerald Fink, and founded the yeast and plant groups at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, along with coworkers Jeff Strathern and Amar Klar, where they worked out the molecular details of mating type switching in yeast.  In the course of his career, Dr. Hicks has co-founded seven start-up biotech companies, and was a serial entrepreneur in the health sciences until returning to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2004, where he began his current work collaborating with Dr. Mike Wigler on the genomics of breast cancer.



Pictured at NYCPM after Dr. Hicks’s lecture are (left to right) Kenneth H. Astrin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Metabolic Sciences, and Director of Biochemistry and Genetics; S. William Sigler, Executive Vice-President; Dr. Hicks; Michael J. Trepal, D.P.M., Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and Professor of Surgical Sciences; Eileen Daly Chusid, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Dean of Pre-Clinical Sciences, and Director of Institutional Research; Louis L. Levine, President & CEO; and Stephen Alchermes, D.P.M., an alumnus of NYCPM.




Roger Greene

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

(212) 410-8147


Louis L. Levine, President and CEO of NYCPM, has announced that Kenneth E. Raske (at right), President of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), will deliver the Keynote Speech at the NYCPM Commencement on May 27, 2009.


Mr. Raske, a national expert on health care policy and finance, recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as President of the Greater New York Hospital Association.  Since arriving at GNYHA in 1984, Mr. Raske has been instrumental in growing the Association’s membership to nearly 250 hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.




Roger Greene

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

(212) 410-8147


New York, NY – April 24, 2009 – On a recent Wednesday, seven NYCPM students, working under the supervision of Kevin T. Jules, DPM, Professor and Chair of the NYCPM Department of Surgical Sciences, volunteered at a Health Fair at Brooklyn public school 771@225.  Among those attending the Fair were a number of young, autistic and mentally- and emotionally-challenged students. 


The NYCPM students, Shellie Auguste, Magdalena De La Cruz, Kamran Farahani, Crystal Haskin, Michael Moharam, Helen Shin, and Naomie St. Pierre, performed foot screenings and talked with the children and teachers about foot care needs and foot health.  Dr. Jules described what a podiatrist does, took questions, and spoke about the importance of healthy feet for sports and other activities.  The volunteers gained insight into working with the children, and reported that it was very interesting to see the incidence of pes planus (progressive flatfoot deformity) in the autistic/mentally-challenged individual.


Timothy McCaul, the public school 771@225 teacher who coordinated the health fair, said about the NYCPM volunteers:  “Dr. Jules and his students worked beautifully with our children.  When Dr. Jules and his student volunteers first attended our health fair, I did not expect that many of my students would take off their shoes and socks so the doctor and podiatry students could see their feet.  However, once again this year, the calm, respectful and professional manner of the volunteers was great.  The way they spoke to my students made them relax, and before you knew it, almost everyone had their shoes and socks off.  This is not an easy task with many of my students, who usually follow a certain routine and do not like change.  However, after a few minutes, the children were having fun as their foot care needs were being discussed with their teachers and paraprofessionals.”





Roger Greene

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

(212) 410-8147


A group of students at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine joined forces with the Welcome Home Outreach Ministries organization in California to establish a podiatric medical mission trip to the San Quintin Valley region in Mexico. Third-year medical students and doctors of podiatric medicine, accompanied by an orthopedic surgeon, provided medical care to adults and children in need. The care focused on the lower extremities, providing care and help using both conservative and surgical management techniques. The mission trip took place April 14-19, 2009.



Roger Greene

Director, Public Relations/Marketing

(212) 410-8147


New York, NY – April 24, 2009 – Nicholas Giovinco, NYCPM Class of 2010, was awarded first place in the Multi-Media Student Research Competition held by the Foundation for Podiatric Medicine for his video, “Morton’s Neuroma Explained.” The contest awards prizes for the best original research in Podiatric Medicine. Mr. Giovinco strongly credits Shane Baker and Kelly Powers, both also of the Class of 2010, for their collaborative efforts on the video, and shares his award with them.


“Morton’s Neuroma Explained” is part of the Dr. Glass Project, a website and series of videos created as a repository for royalty-free content to help further understanding of podiatric issues among podiatrists and laymen alike. It was created by Mr. Giovinco, Mr. Baker and Ms. Powers, along with fellow students Brad Hart and Doug Doxey, also of the Class of 2010. The videos are available on the Dr. Glass Project website,, on the Dr. Glass YouTube channel, and as a podcast via iTunes University.


The creators of the “Dr. Glass Project” received their award at a ceremony held on Sunday, January 25, during the New York State Podiatric Medical Association Clinical Conference.






Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310


Ridgewood, NJ – April 21, 2009 – Paramedics with The Valley Hospital’s Mobile Intensive Care Units  (MICU) are the first in New Jersey to bring the latest life-saving emergency intervention to the scene of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The technique -- therapeutic hypothermia – has been shown to be effective in preventing brain damage in patients after cardiac arrest. 


Endorsed by the American Heart Association, therapeutic hypothermia protects patients’ brains from damage by quickly dropping their body temperature.  Cooling the patient reduces the brain’s need for oxygen, which can increase the chance of survival and decrease the risk of brain damage that typically occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted after cardiac arrest.


Caption:  Paramedics with The Valley Hospital’s Mobile Intensive Care Units.


Nyack Hospital is pleased to offer another series of its popular 4-week Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.  Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the program focuses on each participant’s ability to make informed decisions about his or her diabetes.  Our instruction provides a caring and professional environment to enhance and influence learning. In addition, the program offers expert recommendations for diabetes management, confidentiality, and support. Class sessions consist of individual and group training and instruction, and all registrants receive an individualized assessment of his or her diabetes educational.  Group and individual counseling is available.  The service is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance providers. 


Daytime classes will begin Tuesday, June 2 and will meet each week at 9:00 am.  An evening series will begin Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 pm for 4 weeks.  All classes meet at Nyack Hospital.


For further information, or to register, please call Nyack Hospital’s Patient and Community Education Department at 845.348.2004.



On Thursday, June 4, Nyack Hospital is hosting an educational Stroke Symposium for the Healthcare Professional.


This full day program will be presented by nurses, physicians (Emergency, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology) and rehabilitative medicine providers, and was designed for healthcare providers whose daily responsibilities include caring for individuals who are affected by stroke.


The symposium will be held at Nyack Hospital’s Krutz Auditorium from 8 am - 4:30 pm, and 7 contact hours will be awarded. 


Space is limited, and registration is required.  To register, please call 845.348.2385.  The registration fee is $30 (discounted registration of $20 for Nyack Hospital employees), and includes breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. 



Nyack Hospital’s Continuing Medical Education Committee will host another series of its popular Mini-Medical School during May and June.  This special series is designed for anyone looking to learn more about the latest advances in medicine or young people and students thinking about medical careers.


Each lecture is presented by a member of Nyack Hospital’s healthcare team, and a question and answer session will follow. 


May 4:

Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Food Habits presented by Claudette Clark, Clinical Dietitian


May 11:

Update on Osteoporosis” presented by Rheumatologist Oliver Kurucz, MD


May 18:

Dealing with Shoulder Pain presented by Orthopedist Patrick Murray, MD


June 1:

Leg Pain presented by Vascular Surgeon James Rielly, MD


June 8:

The Life of an ER Doctor presented by Emergency Services specialist Jamil Rizqalla, DO


June 15: 

Substance Abuse presented by Oscar Marcilla, MD, Director, Emergency Services


Lectures are held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Nyack Hospital.  A one-time registration fee of $10 will allow anyone interested to attend all six lectures or just the ones of interest.  To register please send your non-refundable $10 check made payable to: Nyack Hospital CME Fund to: Medical Staff Administration Office, attn: Donna Anderson, Nyack Hospital, 160 North Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960. Please make sure to include your name, address and daytime phone number.   For further information about these programs, please call 845.348.2115. 



To help athletic trainers and physical therapists understand the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques available for professional and recreational athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of the foremost experts in sports medicine from across the country.


Date:               Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25, 2009

Time:              5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23

                      8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24

                      7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25




Thursday - Hospital for Special Surgery

Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor

535 East 70th Street

New York


Friday and Saturday - Uris Auditorium

1300 York Avenue

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York




Frank Cordasco, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine


John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine


David W. Altchek, M.D., co-Chief of Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and medical director of the New York Mets  


Richard J. Hawkins, M.D., Principal of Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies


“The National Health Interview Survey estimates that more than 2 million sports related injuries occur in the United States in a given year among adults ages 25 and older,” explained Frank Cordasco, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.   “Roughly the same number of athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 suffer from sports related injuries. As the field of sports medicine continues to grow in popularity and importance, the medical community needs the most up-to-date information on how to treat patients.” 


“This conference serves as an opportunity for those in the world of sports medicine to learn state-of-the-art techniques and better meet the needs of every sports medicine patient from the foremost practitioners in the nation,” said John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.


Highlights include:


Rehabilitating the Athlete’s Hip – Following the recent injury to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Struan Coleman, M.D., attending orthopedic surgeon and member of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, will discuss ways to help athletes get back on the field following hip impingement injuries and hip arthroscopic surgery.


Shoulder Instability in Contact Sports – Co-founder of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in North Carolina and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, Richard Hawkins, M.D., will draw upon his years of experience to discuss treatment options for shoulder injuries in professional sports.


Second Line Cartilage Repair Techniques: Allograft/OATS –  Riley Williams, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at HSS will explain how microfracture procedures can avert osteoarthritis in the long-term for injured athletes. Dr. Williams serves as team physician to Nets Basketball and the New York Red Bulls Soccer Club.


For the full course agenda, please follow this link:


If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Phyllis Fisher, director of Public Relations at Hospital for Special Surgery at (212) 606-1197,


Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw has announced the schedule for the upcoming season of its GolfAbility program. GolfAbility is an adaptive golf instruction program to teach the basics of golf to individuals with disabilities.


GolfAbility workshops and outings have been schedule to run from May through September. The workshops will take place at the GolfAbility center, which is located on the campus of the physical rehabilitation hospital. The center consists of a 1300 square foot synthetic putting green with six cups and three accessible netted tee areas. Participants will learn how to use appropriate adaptive golf equipment, including single-rider carts. A single-rider cart is a specially equipped golf cart that allows a disabled golfer to play seated or standing, directly from the cart, and can be driven right on to the green.  The two outings will take place at a local golf course.


Joyce Fried, LPGA golf pro, conducts lessons and outing are conducted by recreational therapists. Sessions will start with a group lesson, with participants then breaking into small groups to practice concepts learned during the lesson, as well as building on skills learned in previous sessions.


The cost of each workshop is $15 per golfer. The GolfAbility programs will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and each workshop will be limited to 16 participants. GolfAbility outings will take place at the Rockland Lake Executive Course with a tee time of 3:00 pm. Players will pay their own course fees.  Dates are as follows.




May 4:          Basic fundamentals, grip, alignment, setup, posture


May 11:        Review of fundaments - short game chipping    


May 18:        Full swing (mid to long Irons, Woods)


June 1:          Putting        


June 29:        Woods 


July 13:         Bunker Play     


July 27:         Driving Range - Rotella Golf Course


August 17:    Golf review and hot dog roast




June 15 and September 14


GolfAbility is open to individuals who may have played prior to acquiring a disability and individuals who are new to the sport. The program seeks to prevent golfers from giving up the game due to injuries, orthopedic, impairments, cardiopulmonary disease, stroke, arthritis and other age related conditions. It also seeks to encourage people of all abilities to take up the sport, including individuals with spinal cord injury or amputation.


Pre-registration for workshops is required. The $15 registration fee should be made payable to the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. Participants may register for as many workshops as they wish, but priority will be given to new participants. Checks received after a class has been filled will be returned. Registered participants will be called one week prior to each workshop to confirm acceptance status. For additional information or a registration form, contact Matthew Castelluciccio at 845-786-4950, or


Helen Hayes Hospital Appoints Foundation Director




Mary Creagh

Public Affairs

(845) 947-3187


West Haverstraw, NY – April 17, 2009 -- Marci Kurtz has been appointed Director of the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. Ms. Kurtz joins the HHH Foundation with a strong background in healthcare marketing and philanthropic initiatives, which will serve her well in her new position. 


A native of Rockland County with strong roots in the community, Ms. Kurtz holds a Masters in Public Administration, with a specialty in Health & Hospital Administration from Long Island University. She began her healthcare career as an administrator at Bader’s Residence for Adults in Spring Valley and has worked in healthcare consulting and marketing for a number of nursing homes and adult residences. She has also worked in hospital software support positions, with durable medical equipment suppliers, in institutional pharmacies and in the home health care field. Ms. Kurtz has volunteered her efforts with many local organizations and most recently, served on the Gala Committee of the HHH Foundation.




Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367


Brooklyn, NY – April 15, 2009 – At New York Methodist Hospital, board certified neurosurgeons treat a wide range of neurological conditions. Among these are skull base tumors. Skull base refers to the region of the head at the base of the skull beneath the brain. Although diseases of the skull base are rare, they are potentially life threatening. However, the most frequently seen abnormalities at the base of the skull are benign tumors.


Caption:  Allen Kantrowtiz, M.D., associate chief of neurosurgery.


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Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234


Mineola, NY – April 9, 2009 – In an effort to assist healthcare providers in clinical decision-making for the successful treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) – a rare genetic heart condition – the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have formed a committee of 13 leading experts to develop guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the disease. Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce that Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, Director of the Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, has been appointed to the 2010 ACC/AHA Guideline Writing Committee on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for his expertise in Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA) – a minimally invasive technique used to treat HCM.




Jodi-Ann Bailey

Public Affairs Associate

(718) 780-5367


Brooklyn, NY – April 8, 2009 – In honor of National Donate Life Month, New York Methodist Hospital has joined the “Save Lives New York” campaign, an initiative launched by the New York Organ Donor Network, designed to motivate community members to enroll in the State’s donor registry. Employees from the Hospital’s Department of Patient Relations will host an informational health fair on Tuesday, April 29, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Carrington Pavilion lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, to educate community members about organ donation and to boost the number of donor registry enrollments.



Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310


Ridgewood, NJ – April 7, 2009 – The Valley Hospital Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it one of only two hospital-based breast imaging centers in Bergen County to receive the designation.

The Center of Excellence designation indicates that breast imaging at Valley’s Breast Center meets the highest standards of the radiology profession.  The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.




Maureen Curran Kleinman

Marketing and Communications

(201) 291-6310 


Ridgewood, NJ – April 7, 2009 – When 59-year-old engineer Visit Tansirikongkol, Ph.D., required surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his esophagus, his physicians in Thailand knew exactly where to send him: halfway around the world to Anusak Yiengpruksawan, M.D., Subspecialty Director of Surgical Oncology at The Valley Hospital.


In his native Thailand and around the world, Dr. Yieng (as he is known to patients and colleagues) is renowned for his surgical skills in robotic surgery. As Director of Valley’s Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Dr. Yieng has used the daVinci Surgical System™ to perform more than 300 complex robotic procedures at Valley to treat cancers of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pancreatic systems. He was the first physician in the United States to use the daVinci to perform a Whipple procedure, a technically demanding surgery for pancreatic cancer. He is also one of a few surgeons in the United States who performs endoscopic ultrasound, an imaging technique to diagnose and stage cancerous tumors.


Caption:  Anusak Yiengpruksawan, M.D., Subspecialty Director of Surgical Oncology at The Valley Hospital, with Visit Tansirikongkol, Ph.D., and his wife Sirirat.


Nyack's Cancer Screening Program a Success!




Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773


Nyack, NY – April 7, 2009 – The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital, in collaboration with the Rockland County Cancer Services Partnership (RCCSP), held is second Free Cancer Screening Day on Saturday, March 28.  That day, seventy-four women received free mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap smears, as appropriate.  The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital was pleased to provide this service to women in the community to help combat the high incidence of breast cancer in Rockland County.  More than half of the women who attended this program never had a Screening Mammography and/or clinical breast exam. 




Staff from The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital and the Rockland County Cancer Services Partnership at the informational table.



Amy Massimo

Director, Public Affairs

(845) 348-2773


Nyack, NY – April 1, 2009 -- Jose Rodriguez, Network Specialist, Information Technology, has been named Nyack Hospital’s newest "Shining Star" Employee.  A resident of Sleepy Hollow, Jose has worked at Nyack Hospital since February, 2008.   Jose was nominated by his colleagues in the Information Technology Department.  According to these co-workers, Jose is dedicated to his job at Nyack Hospital, and works very hard to make sure that things go smoothly.  Jose follows Nyack Hospital’s  WE CARE Standards by emphasizing working together, communicating, maintaining a professional appearance, being responsive and providing excellent service. Customer service is definitely his Number One Priority,” they commented.  


Free Educational Seminars, Health Screenings and Exercise Demonstrations Will Promote Health and Wellness 

Noted Physician Isadore Rosenfeld; Award-Winning Journalist Max Gomez and Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer to Join Program

White Plains, NY – April 1, 2009 – Expanding its commitment to promote health and wellness in the communities it serves, White Plains Hospital Center (WPHC) will present Wellness Through Prevention Month,  which will provide a wide array of educational seminars, health screenings and exercise demonstrations throughout May. Like the Hospital’s inaugural Wellness Week a year ago, nearly all of the events will be free of charge. During Wellness Through Prevention Month, the Hospital will hold events in White Plains, Scarsdale, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Rye and Rye Brook.