2012-01-11 / Community / Health

Putnam Hospital Center News

Credit Union Makes Generous Donation

The Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) recently presented the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation with a donation of $500, made possible by the generous actions of the organization and its members in Putnam County. The members clipped $5 coupons in their credit union newsletter and redeemed them at the Brewster and Carmel HVFCU branch offices to be donated to the hospital.
Medical Staff Elects Officers
At the recent meeting of the Putnam Hospital Center Medical Staff, the 2012-2013 slate of officers was elected. The new officers are president—orthopedic surgeon Joel Buchalter, MD; vice-president—gastroenterologist Michael Kushner, MD; secretary—general surgeon Hansraj Sheth, MD; and treasurer—general surgeon Adam Semegran, MD. Elected as members-at-large are general surgeon Carl Calica, MD, internist Anita Gupta, MD, and obstetrician/gynecologist Jeffrey Katz, MD.
Just-for-Dads Parenting Class
Calming a crying infant is the number-one area of improvement reported for participants in the just-for-dads parenting workshops. The next free session will be held on Saturday, January 21st at Putnam Hospital Center, from 10am to 12:30pm. The two-and-a-half-hour class provides information and hands-on practice with basic infant care and is based on the proven Conscious Fathering™ curriculum that has served more than 8,000 dads since it began in 1999. The workshop is coordinated by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Putnam County and the Health Department.
For further information or to register, please call the CAC at 845-808-1400, extension 44122. Registration is free, but space is limited. Early registration is recommended.


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