(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce George J. Stivala, MD as the new Medical Director of its Schaffer Extended Care Center.
Dr. Stivala is in private practice in New Rochelle and has provided medical coverage at Schaffer since 1999. Previously, he served as Associate Medical Director for long-term care as well as Medical Director for Schaffer’s short-term, rehabilitation patients. In his new position, he will continue providing medical expertise while handling the responsibilities of Schaffer’s medical management and regulatory requirements.
Dr. Stivala received his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, in Rome, Italy before completing both his internship and residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. He has served on the SSMC Medical Board and is a clinical instructor for SSMC’s Medical Residency Program – the same Program where he completed his post graduate training.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester (SSMC) is pleased to announce its upcoming, fifth annual fundraiser for the Jacee Lynn Cappelli Diabetes Center for the treatment and education of juvenile and adult diabetes. The Stride 5K – Walk & Run is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 in New Rochelle. This year’s event again features the beautiful tree-lined race course that starts and finishes at the Montgomery Gate entrance to Iona College in New Rochelle.
This much anticipated event will bring premiere area runners as well as amateur enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to the Queen City on the Sound. Whether as individuals or as teams – representing families, friends, neighbors, or co-workers or those touched by the disease – participants will join forces and focus attention on the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S. They will also raise money to benefit SSMC’s Diabetes Center that is named for real estate developer Louis R. Cappelli’s niece, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age three.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester is pleased to applaud two of its own – Richard Garvey, MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Iris Rosario, MS, CDN, Program Director of WIC, who were honored for their exceptional community outreach by The Adult Learning Center with its 2012 Angela Awards.
Commenting on the honors, President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center said, “Dr. Garvey and Ms. Rosario’s community efforts are certainly worthy of recognition.” He continued, “Both have made a significant difference not only in the Sound Shore area but beyond. We are proud of their dedication and their accomplishments to better the lives of others.”Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- For the eighth consecutive year, Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) will be present at Mayfair – this year as the exclusive sponsor. SSMC’s staff will provide life-saving healthcare information and screenings for this annual event, scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from Noon – 6:00 PM (Rain Date: Sunday, May 6 from Noon to 6:00 PM). This season, Playland will have free Spectator Admissions available for Westchester residents. This means residents of the County with valid identification, who do not wish to participate in rides, can enter the park free of charge.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County graduate students pursuing careers in social work or public health are invited to apply for scholarship assistance through the Ruth Taylor Award Fund.
The fund was established in tribute to Ruth Taylor upon her retirement as the county’s Commissioner of Public Welfare and in recognition of her nearly four decades of outstanding service. She served from 1933-1949 as commissioner.
The annual awards are sponsored by United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Westchester County government and the Urban League of Westchester County.
Applicants must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in graduate studies in Social Work or Public Health on a full-time basis. For the 2012-2013 academic year, awards will range between $1,000 and $5,000 for tuition or maintenance, or both.
The application deadline is July 6, 2012.Read more
Almarc Drugs, a fixture in downtown New Rochelle, NY since 1979 is closing its doors for good on April 19th after 33 years. The company's flagship location is at 507 Main Street in New Rochelle. Almarc has a second location at 2127 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, NY.
Employees speaking on condition of anonymity told Talk of the Sound they were informed yesterday that the company had been acquired by CVS and will be closed in two weeks. The price tag for the sale of the two stores including the buildings is said to be around $24 million. A manager at the Almarc Drugs store in New Rochelle declined to comment.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Nature experiences are essential for healthy child development, according to Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. This idea has sparked a nationwide discussion among parents, educators, and healthcare professionals and inspired such legislative initiatives as “No Child Left Inside.”
Louv, a journalist and bestselling author, will speak on the vital importance of reconnecting with nature at The College of New Rochelle on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7p.m. in Romita Auditorium.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies and Education Programs of the School of Arts & Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For further information contact Faith Kostel-Hughes at [email protected]. Click here to RSVP for this event. For directions to the College, visit www.cnr.edu.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society) and TransCare to offer another ACS program – Road to Recovery. The Program provides free transportation to treatments for cancer patients.Read more