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Health Care At Good Samaritan Broadened For Women


Good Samaritan Expands Healthcare Through Institute For Women’s Health and Wellness

The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness services at Good Samaritan Hospital, a network-wide service for women in Rockland and the Hudson Valley, has been launched via the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Good Samaritan is a member of a WMCHealth.

The Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will offer Hudson Valley families the convenience of women’s health services at Good Samaritan Hospital and other WMCHealth hospitals across the region.

Women’s health specialties and services available through WMCHealth’s Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness include general gynecology and advanced gynecologic surgery; robotic and minimally-invasive surgery; high- and low-risk obstetrics; breast surgery and three-dimensional mammography; high-risk cancer screening; gynecologic oncology; urogynecology; menopausal health plus an overall wellness and prevention program.

“Women’s health ranks among the most critical areas of need and development nationwide,” said Sean Tedjarati, MD, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, WMCHealth, and Associate Director Obstetrics and Gynecology at Westchester Medical Center   “Combining the convenience of care at local network hospitals with the clinical specialists from Westchester Medical Center, the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will bring together multiple disciplines that will promote comprehensive care for women in our Hudson Valley communities.”

Enhanced Women’s Health Services at Good Samaritan Hospital

Partnering under the banner of the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness will be Sushil Bhardwaj, MD, Medical Director of the Bobbi Lewis Cancer Program; Karen Karsif, MD, FACS, Director of The Center for Breast Health; John Rescigno, MD, Associate Director of Radiation Oncology; and Patricia Pollio, MD, Director of OB/GYN.

The Good Samaritan Hospital women’s health specialists will include Dr. Tedjarati along with three Westchester Medical Center specialists: Tana Pradhan, DO, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery; Gizelka David-West, MD and Cara Grimes, MD, Chief of Advanced Urogynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Each provides on-site consultation and follow-up services at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In addition to primary, secondary and tertiary care, the Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness places an emphasis on preventative medicine through nutrition and general health counseling. It also incorporates holistic principles in the care process, along with stress management and family history analysis to optimize patient health. Additionally, with Westchester Medical Center’s status as an academic institution, patients have the opportunity to be at the forefront of medical advances through clinical trial research.

“At Good Samaritan Hospital, we are pleased to be a part of the WMCHealth Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness, offering specialized services to the women of our community,” said Mary Leahy, MD, CEO, Bon Secours Charity Health System.  “There is a need for a defragmented and comprehensive continuum of care for women through all stages of their lives,” Leahy said. “Our physicians now have the opportunity to collaborate on patients’ diagnosis, refer patients more easily and discuss possible treatments.

Those interested in learning more about the services offered by the WMCHealth Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness services at Good Samaritan Hospital should call (845) 288-1100.