Margaretville Hospital to hold Art Auction May 20

Proceeds will Support Hospital Programs

MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (March 29, 2023) – A variety of works by local artists will be up for sale as part of an art auction supporting Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

The third annual art auction will be held Saturday, May 20, at Liberal Arts Roxbury, 53525 Main Street, Roxbury, N.Y. Auction proceeds will support specific projects at the hospital. Past art auctions raised more than $30,000 to help purchase new medical technologies for the Margaretville Hospital’s women’s health services.

Art works for auction will be on display at Liberal Arts Roxbury starting May 13, but can be viewed online now at Give.WMCHealth.org/CATCH23


About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 adult and pediatric trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

Chloe and Contessa Gee

Chloe and Contessa’s Story: Life-Saving Heart Surgery for Yonkers Twins

Chloe and Contessa Gee of Yonkers underwent heart surgery in July of 2020 when they were two months old. Their mother, Saleena Gee, was just 23 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to the twin girls at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Weighing barely a pound, they were rushed to the Isaac and Naomi Kaplan Family Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU), where it was discovered that both had small holes in their hearts. Following surgery to close the holes using cardiac catheterization, the girls began thriving and went home two months later.

Saleena thanked the doctors and nurses for giving her daughters, now two, the chance to grow up.  She said with speech and occupational therapy, the girls are now happy and healthy toddlers.

“I feel really blessed that Chloe and Contessa received world-class care at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” she says. “Our care team supported us through every hurdle and the girls are thriving today.”

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Couple Married 66 Years Share Good Health After TAVR Procedure at Good Samaritan

A couple married for 66 years celebrated their Valentine’s Day in good health, thanks to minimally invasive heart surgery they each had at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

Elizabeth and James Mooney are now enjoying their retirement in Florida after undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, procedure at the Suffern hospital.

James was the hospital’s first patient to undergo TAVR in January 2021. Elizabeth had hers late last year.

Chirag Badami, MD, their heart surgeon at Good Samaritan, said TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs the aortic valve. It takes about an hour and a half, and patients typically go home in a day. Prior to TAVR, patients had to undergo open heart surgery with more potential for complications and longer recovery time.

“This couple of 60 plus years got to prolong their lives and live symptom-free for hopefully many more years to come,” said Dr. Badami.

Good Samaritan Hospital recently reached a milestone of 100 transcatheter aortic valve replacements.