I thought it is best to give you an update with regard to Jason Pryce '02 and our opportunity to help him obtain treatment in Houston, Texas. Late Friday evening we were told that Jason's insurance company would cover the experimental treatment for carcinoid syndrome. Mrs. Pryce also told us that they needed to be in Texas as soon as possible. We booked the necessary flights, arranged for hotel rooms and a rental car within the hour.Read more
The Red Cross in Westchester County has been at the forefront of helping communities prevent, prepare for and respond to large and small emergencies. The February Red Cross Babysitting Training Workshop is designed to keep children and their babysitters safe.
Participants will learn how to create their own babysitting business through maintaining safe environments and knowing how to respond to emergencies. Participants receive certification in American Red Cross Babysitting and Infant and Child CPR. To register, visit www.westchestercounty.redcross.org.
American Red Cross in Westchester County
106 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
February 21 - 24 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Participants should bring a bagged lunch daily.Read more
When Mila Levine began writing music, she never expected that it would be useful in her career. But as Director of Recreation at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, she has found her musical background to be a tremendous help in bringing the creative process to the residents. Songwriting is now on the recreation calendar on a regular basis at United Hebrew, where the residents of the new nursing home and rehabilitation pavilion use their creative juices to write new songs.
“I just love to assist our residents in expanding their minds and creating new songs. We start with a brainstorming session where new concepts for songs can flow.” remarks Ms. Levine, “Our residents’ ideas and inspirational thoughts continue to amaze me.”Read more
White Plains, February 1, 2011 — The American Red Cross is preparing to respond to the destructive winter storm that is bearing down on the country from just east of the Rocky Mountains to the coast of New England. The storm could impact a third of the population of the United States, and it threatens to bring blizzard conditions and heavy ice and snow.
This latest winter blast could further impact the Red Cross blood supply which has already seen more than 18,000 expected blood donations go uncollected over the last several weeks due to bad winter weather. People are asked to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Those who live in the path of the storm are asked to schedule a donation time when it is safe to travel. All blood types are needed, but there is a special need for donors with O-Negative, A-Negative and B-Negative blood.Read more
White Plains, NY (January 26, 2011) – Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. The winter weather closed two critical Westchester County blood drives in January, bringing the blood supply down to about 150 units for the month which affects approximately 450 patients. The severity of the impact has stressed even the Red Cross’ robust national inventory management system, which can move blood products to where they’re needed most, such as when severe weather hits.
“We have not seen the January supply drop this dramatically in a decade and we need to reverse this now“, said Tom Kane, Blood Services Account Manager of the American Red Cross in Westchester County. “You don’t wait to refuel once you’ve run out of gas. Donating blood or platelets now helps ensure immediate and future patient needs will be met.”Read more
Veterans who want to find out more about the benefits they’re entitled to should come to the Westchester County Veterans’ Service Agency’s next registration day on Thursday, Dec. 16. A newly expanded schedule now invites veterans in to sign up for medical services twice a month.
The Dec. 16 “Veterans Registration Day” event will be held in conjunction with the James J. Peters’ VA Medical Center in the Bronx from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 16. The next event, on January 6, will include a representative from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in Montrose.
Programs are held the first and third Thursday of every month at the agency's office at 112 East Post Road, 4th floor, Room 442, White Plains.
Veterans who have not yet registered can get a new identification card, sign up for medical services and arrange for a wellness exam. To take advantage of this service, veterans need to bring their DD-214 (discharge or separation papers).Read more
New York State has fined Dumont Masonic Home in New Rochelle, NY a whopping $20,000. This on top of a $10,000 fine, lated reduced to $6,500, from the Federal government. Both fines relate to a survey of the facility on July 16, 2009.
Despite the State and Federal enforcement action, Dumont Masonic Home continues to display information claiming it is a "5 Star Facility".
Months after a survey of the facility which resulted in the Federal government citing Dumont for multiple deficiencies and socking them with a $10,000 fine, the Dumont Masonic Home published a newsletter -- still displayed on the facility web site -- touting Dumont as a "5 Star facility" and claiming "the federal government (CMS) has given the Dumont Masonic Home its highest rating!".Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- Dr. Mohan Cheema, New Rochelle resident and medical director of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a nursing home and rehabilitation center, has been elected to the Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown. The Hall of Fame Awards are presented to individuals countywide for outstanding contributions in the area of human services, humanitarianism, philanthropy or leadership. The program was established as a tribute to those seniors who have generously contributed their energies and abilities to improve the quality of life in their community.
“There is no more deserving person than Dr. Cheema for this prestigious honor,” said Rita Mabli, president and CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, “He represents the very best qualities we can aspire to; a dedicated professional as well as a compassionate person who cares about the needy in our community.”Read more