MidHudson Regional expands pediatric unit

POUGHKEEPSIE – At a time when other healthcare facilities were closing their pediatric units, MidHudson Regional Hospital has expanded its resources.

The Town of Poughkeepsie hospital is part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

Dr. Michael Gewitz, executive director and William McCurdy Physician-in-Chief at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla said the expanded Poughkeepsie pediatrics unit has expanded over the last year-and-a-half since the height of the COVID pandemic.

“We can take up to 12 children in separate single occupancy rooms with family opportunities for rooming in with their children in an environment that matches our children’s hospital where we have always strived to take the hospital out of the hospitalization and make it a more comfortable place for kids to get treatment,” he said.

The purpose of the expanded Town of Poughkeepsie facility is to bring children’s healthcare closer to home.