COVID-19 Recovery Program Offers Tailored Care for Active Infection and Post-COVID Syndrome

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With confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection rising across the country, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is alerting community members to a comprehensive COVID-19 Recovery Program offered by our Good Samaritan Hospital, Bon Secours Community Hospital and St. Anthony Community Hospital. The COVID-19 Recovery Program at these three hospitals provides care to individuals at any phase of COVID-19 infection, from testing and diagnosis to treatment for lingering Post-COVID Syndrome symptoms. Hundreds of residents of Orange and Rockland counties in New York and Pike County in Pennsylvania have benefited from the program’s services. “Our COVID-19 Recovery Program provides an important service to local residents suffering from COVID-19 infection and its after-effects. Our goal is to help our neighbors heal and resume their daily lives,” said Mary P. Leahy, MD, MHA, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System.

A Charted Course for COVID-19 Care The hospitals offer testing services and if a community member is found to be positive for COVID-19 infection, an assigned care manager will assess symptoms and refer the individual to the program. For those patients experiencing Post-COVID Syndrome symptoms – extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, mental “fogginess” and more - care managers develop a plan tailored to their health needs. Each personalized COVID-19 treatment plan is led by providers in the WMCHealth Physicians Bon Secours Medical Group with expertise in primary care, pulmonology (lungs), cardiology (heart), behavioral health, radiology and other specialties as needed. The COVID-19 Recovery Program refers acutely ill patients to the Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program based at Westchester Medical Center, the WMCHealth flagship hospital and quaternary care center for the Hudson Valley. The COVID-19 Recovery Program is accepting new patients. To request information, have an assessment of your symptoms over the phone or recommendation to physicians, please call 845.671.2640.

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, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow at WMCHealth at Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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