Partnership Brings Together Two Premier Hudson Valley Brands to Collaborate on a Robust Lineup of Community-Driven Initiatives Aimed At Improving Health and Wellness for Residents
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the Hudson Valley Renegades, the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today a major partnership making WMCHealth the inaugural Official Hospital Partner of the Renegades.
“Our organizations are cornerstone brands of the Hudson Valley and touchstones for life events for residents of the communities we serve,” said Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “As a network, we are deeply committed to ensuring the health and wellness of those in our local communities, and being able to partner with the Renegades presents a tremendous opportunity for us to advance that mission through new initiatives and programs.”
At the heart of the partnership is a comprehensive community program that will have a lasting impact on Hudson Valley residents. Among the highlights of the community programs will be annual events promoting both partners’ dedication to the health and wellness of the communities they serve.
WMCHealth, which employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians, will become the title sponsor of the Renegades Community Program, and the presenting sponsor of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel), a yearly organization-wide charitable initiative started by the Yankees in 2009. They also become title sponsor of We Care Wednesdays, a weekly promotion throughout the season aimed to integrate the non-profit community within Dutchess Stadium.
“The Renegades are elated to welcome WMCHealth into the Renegades family!” said Steve Gliner, President and General Manager of the Renegades. “It was clear to us from the start that WMCHealth exemplifies many of the same community-focused values we hold true to our organization, and the synergy that exists between our two organizations will make for a very successful partnership.”
The Renegades will also help to give back to the Foundations of WMCHealth with the new Runs for a Cause program. Each run scored at home during the season aims to encourage crowd-sourced fundraising efforts for the various subdivisions of WMCHealth’s network of services, including but not limited to, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of WMCHealth and the only acute care children’s hospital in the region.
About the Hudson Valley Renegades
The Renegades are in their second season as the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. They have played their home games at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. since 1994. The Renegades open the 2022 season on Friday, April 8 at the Greenville Drive with a nine-game road trip before returning home for the hope opener at The Dutch on Tuesday, April 19 against the Brooklyn Cyclones. Single-game tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 19 at https://www.milb.com/hudson-valley/tickets/single-game-tickets, by phone at (845) 838-0094 or at the ticket office at The Dutch.
About Diamond Baseball Holdings
Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH) is a subsidiary of Endeavor, the global sports and entertainment company. DBH was formed in 2021 to support, promote, and enhance Minor League Baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation and investment. (DiamondBaseballHoldings.com).
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 10 hospitals on eight 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 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.