hidden Nuvance Health Leader Chairs Hudson Valley Go Red for Women campaign

Nuvance Health Leader Chairs Hudson Valley Go Red for Women campaign

Monique Corcoran, Director of Operations for the Heart and Vascular Institute of Nuvance Health, sees chairing the Go Red for Women Celebration as a natural continuation of her position to support Nuvance’s clinicians as they treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. “Educating the public and raising awareness is a key part of our work,” Corcoran said.

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Past Stroke Ambassador to receive Legacy Award

After surviving two strokes, Paula Symanski became a staunch advocate for the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association, serving as the Stroke Ambassador to the Capital Region Heart Walk and Run, and being a driving force in the first CycleNation to take place in the Capital Region in 2018. Days before that event, on

hidden ‘Stocking Healthy Pantries’ program to provide healthy food to community

‘Stocking Healthy Pantries’ program to provide healthy food to community

POUGHKEEPSIE, New YORK – With many families still struggling from the COVID pandemic and with the increased cost of groceries, local food panties are expecting to be busier than ever before. To help meet families’ nutritional needs this fall, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the American Heart Association are launching a program which

hidden Russell Sage leader to host CycleNation in the Capital Region

Russell Sage leader to host CycleNation in the Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. – From 1985 to 1995, Joan Clifford worked for the American Heart Association, setting up an employee wellness program called “Heart At Work,” and a program that brought health programming to area churches called “Community at Heart.” On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Clifford, now Director of Alumni Relations at Russell Sage College, and executive director

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Family honors son with donation of infant scales

Following surgery for a congenital heart defect, a baby’s weight can fluctuate, which can indicate a problem.  The family of Jonathan Kirk, who passed after receiving a heart transplant, made a donation to Albany Medical Center, a member of the Albany Med Health System, that will make it easier for families to track their babies’

hidden 35 years later, surgeon and patient reunite at Heart Ball

35 years later, surgeon and patient reunite at Heart Ball

Mike Willsey noticed the name “Lewis Britton” on the license of a customer at his U-Haul business in the Southern Tier, and asked if he was related to Lew Britton, the surgeon in Albany. When the customer told him it was his father, Willsey told him that Dr. Lewis Britton had performed surgery on his

hidden Boss runs more than a marathon in staffer’s honor

Boss runs more than a marathon in staffer’s honor

Mary St. Germain was a woman who went the extra mile for everyone she knew – coworkers, family, community members. When SEFCU’s Director of Facility Operations passed away of a sudden heart attack in August 2021, in her early 60s, her coworkers were stunned. “Mary was amazing,” said Chris Duwe, Senior Vice President of Risk

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Nurse leaders to chair Tri-County Heart Walk

Beverly Keefer, RN, MSN, BSN, CNML, chaired the 2020 Tri-County Heart Walk, which went from being a scheduled in-person event to a virtual event when COVID struck. She is returning to co-chair the 2022 Tri-County Heart Walk on Saturday, May 21, at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park, 800 Kanawauke Road, Stony Point, to

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Trauma Medical Director didn’t expect a heart attack

Dr. Thomas Robb knew that he should quit smoking. “I was past 50 and I knew I was putting myself at risk for a myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack) and lung cancer,” he said. “But it’s easier said than done.” On Jan. 31 of this year, Robb experienced what he first thought was reflux.