(Poughkeepsie, NY) The community got an update yesterday on new services and new construction at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie at the annual State of the Medical Center Community Breakfast. Approximately two-hundred people turned out at the Grandview to hear Hospital President Ann McMackin talk about the growth in buildings and medical care offerings on the hospital’s campus.
Dedicated pediatricians and the experienced nursing staff now see more than 800 patients every month in the hospital’s Emergency Department. Up to 100 of those patients are then admitted to the pediatric unit. Last yea the Health-Quest hospital discharged 23,999 patients, a 25.5 percent increase in five years.
Construction of the new patient pavilion is coming right along with a scheduled opening in early 2020. The pavilion will feature 264 private patient rooms, an emergency and trauma center and new operating rooms.
Vassar Brothers will institute a Surgery Residency Training Program beginning next year. The program is expected to expand with several other residencies in the future.
Photo Provided: CAPTION: From left, Dr. Jason Sperling, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center; Ann McMackin, president of Vassar Brothers; and Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi, maxillofacial, head and neck surgical oncologist at Vassar Brothers.