Health & Wellness

May 26, 2020

CARMEL, N.Y. - As the county enters Phase 1 of reopening, the Putnam County Business Council (PCBC) Reopen Putnam County Safely task force announced a call for volunteer contact tracers to help ensure the continuation of the Mid-Hudson region’s reopening eligibility through Phases 2, 3, and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Nuvance Health hospitals, which includes Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, have reopened for elective surgeries and endoscopy procedures as the region observes a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections and in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order. Staff at ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam Hospital earned the distinction of an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on improving healthcare quality, safety and transparency. “This is a nationally recognized score indicating the efforts a hospital puts forth to keep patients safe each and ...

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LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. - Nuvance Health, owners of Putnam Hospital Center, has launched three Convalescent Plasma Donation Centers, giving people who have recovered from COVID-19 an opportunity to donate potentially life-saving plasma to critically ill patients fighting the virus. The Plasma ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Longtime Mahopac resident Mario Forte Jr. had just celebrated one year of being colon-cancer-free in March when he suddenly started to feel a little ill. Within two weeks, the 68-year-old father of five was dead—another victim of COVID-19. As of Friday, April 23, Putnam County ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Running a business during a pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, but Lauren Cascioli and Tina Millicker have found a way to do it and no one is happier about it than their clients. Cascioli and Millicker own Unite 4 Fitness on Route 6 in Mahopac and thanks to some 21st century ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Domestic violence is a disease of isolation, often hidden in plain sight. These crimes are not limited by socio-economic level, they occur at all levels of education or wealth. One in four women, and one in nine men, experience severe physical violence, sexual violence , and/or ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County first responders are in receipt of a much-needed donation of 4,000 surgical masks which will help protect them and their patients during this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation comes from the ITCS Group, a Hong Kong-based company, through its U.S.

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Now that we’ve all learned how to wash our hands the right way, disinfection is next on the list of activities we assumed we knew how to do pre-coronavirus but have since found out – or are about to find out now – that we don’t. While we aren’t sure whether the coronavirus transmits from ...

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CARMEL,N.Y. - The one constant with COVID-19 seems to be the rapidly changing evolution of information and science. Experts continue to research and learn more about the novel coronavirus. Recent studies have confirmed that individuals who are ill but have no symptoms can still spread the virus to ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and staff members of Putnam Hospital Center ER and ICU last week for the work they’re doing during the pandemic. A caravan of emergency vehicles descended upon the hospital on April 7 to deliver some free hot ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that the Putnam County Golf Course will close Saturday, April 11, until further notice to comply with Gov. Cuomo’s executive order on non-essential businesses. Until now, the county golf course in Mahopac, like public courses in ...

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MT. KISCO N.Y. - On Wednesday evening (April 8), local fire departments, EMS agencies, and first responders lined the arrival path and team entrance area during a shift change at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) in a special tribute to show gratitude and support for the hospital’s heroic, ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The Putnam County Legislature has approved County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s request to transfer $221,144 in county funds to cover the cost of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes protective gear and equipment for first responders. “Since March 9, when we activated ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The number of COVID-19 deaths in Putnam County has risen to 14 and the number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases now stands at 402, according to a county Department of Health and Putnam Hospital Center report released Tuesday, April 7. That’s up from the 256 confirmed cases and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Nuvance Health, owner of Putnam Hospital Center is actively developing a blood plasma donation program to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. If a person has tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered, they may be able to donate their blood plasma. This blood plasma contains ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt is a proud first-time grandfather. That happened on Sunday, March 22, when his daughter-in-law, Kate, gave birth to little Aiden at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Schmitt has not been able to be in ...

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The following is information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19: Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Know ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County now has 256 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (90 confirmed cases in the town of Carmel, including Mahopac) and Putnam Hospital Center has confirmed 11 virus-related deaths since March 28. “Our numbers will increase over the next two weeks,” said Councilman Frank Lombardi, ...

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CARMEL,N.Y. - According to Councilman Frank Lombardi, the town’s coronavirus liaison, the Putnam County Department of Health has set the following guidelines for grocery stores: While you’re in the store, make sure to maintain a 6-foot distance from other shoppers and workers. As of April 2, ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - Putnam County and Putnam Hospital Center are working together to produce a daily COVID-19 dashboard with complete local data about the pandemic. “Our daily dashboard already includes the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Putnam, by town, gender, and age of those affected,” ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - A standing order has been issued for the mandatory isolation of anyone in Putnam County who has tested positive for COVID-19, with some hefty fines attached for anyone who violates the directive. The order directs anyone who tests positive to isolate themselves at home (or other ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - In this time of uncertainty, most medical professionals can agree on at least thing: your pets probably cannot contract the coronavirus. In fact, many experts say pets can be therapeutic and have been shown to reduce stress. “It is a good time to adopt with people having to ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The county Department of Health announced Monday morning (March 30) that the total number of coronavirus cases in Putnam County has risen to 167. A total of 70 cases—42 percent—are found in the town of Carmel, which officials say makes sense because it is the most populated town ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In an effort to further control the spread of COVID-19, Supervisor Schmitt has officially   closed Geary Rink (across from the firehouse on Route 6), Sycamore Park basketball courts and Baldwin Meadows Park to further emphasize that young people should not be participating in ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - As of Friday morning, March 27, the town of Carmel (which includes Mahopac) has more than 50 percent of the reported cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. Putnam County has 106 positive COVID-19 cases at this time. Every town in the county has positive cases. This is the breakdown ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - County Executive MaryEllen Odell has formally requested that the state health department establish a COVID-19 testing site in Putnam County without delay. Odell said the lack of a state-run testing site within our county puts Putnam County healthcare workers, first responders, and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Nagi Wissa, pharmacist and owner of Lake Mahopac Pharmacy, heard Gov. Cuomo ask citizens to be creative and come up with ideas to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, he took it seriously.  “The governor asked all businesses if they could contribute to a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  First responders in Mahopac say protocols are in place that will allow them to continue to do their jobs well and keep them safe during the coronavirus crisis.  As of Thursday, March 26, every town in Putnam County has at least one case of coronavirus, with more than 90 reported ...

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