Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W, West Haverstraw
NY 10993

Physical Rehab Blog

Posted On: August 23, 2016

“Mom” is a word that holds many meanings, same to all but different to everyone. When I think of what “Mom” means to me, I am flooded with thoughts of the following: Mom is my livelihood, my world, and my everything. Mom is my companion, my friend, and my role model. Mom is my past experience, my […]

Posted On: June 17, 2016

Blog entry by Eddy Ehrlich, OT/L, ATP Helen Hayes Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) was invited to FightSMA’s 25th Annual Research Conference last week in Alexandria, VA. FightSMA is an international non-profit dedicated to raise awareness and funding to defeat Spinal Muscular Atrophy. People with SMA are living longer and are therefore encountering more […]

Posted On: April 14, 2016

Over the years, the medical profession has seen the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This is due in part to the overuse and abuse of antibiotics. Antibiotics are strong drugs used in the treatment of bacterial infections only. Antibiotics will not help viral infections. Ear infections, some sinus infections, strep throat and urinary tract infections […]

Posted On: March 22, 2016

The HHH Volunteer Corp provides invaluable support to the Hospital, both through generously giving of their time and efforts in multiple departments and through raising funds that support numerous rehabilitation services and programs. These funds are raised through the HHH Gift Shop and other fundraising initiatives. This year, the Volunteers have selected several major hospital […]

Posted On: February 8, 2016

Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond As we prepare to open the door on a new year, I know I speak for everyone at Helen Hayes Hospital in saying we stand ready to care for each and every patient who turns to us for treatment. We all know how suddenly lives can change – a […]

Posted On: January 7, 2016

In my travels around Rockland and Orange and Bergen Counties, I find that many people know about Helen Hayes Hospital, and the excellent rehabilitation services it provides. Some (of a certain age) know who Helen Hayes MacArthur was (hint-First Lady of the American Theater). But very few seem to be familiar with the Helen Hayes […]

Posted On: December 15, 2015

The Osteoporosis Center at Helen Hayes Hospital is the premiere center for osteoporosis evaluation and bone density testing. Bone Density Tests are the optimal way to diagnose and treat osteoporosis. The test is completely painless, noninvasive and carries no risk. It is the best way to determine if you are at risk for fractures, or […]

Posted On: November 27, 2015

We are all faced with stress at some point in our life. Stress can be related to work, finance, social and family issues or simply feeling there is not enough time in the day. When you are faced with stress, your body responds by producing a hormone – cortisol. Cortisol prepares your body for a […]

Posted On: November 18, 2015

Why Inpatient Rehabilitation after a total hip or knee replacement verses just going home from the acute care hospital? This seems to be a question that comes up within the rehabilitation community. From working first hand on the inpatient orthopedic unit at Helen Hayes Hospital, a number of reasons come to mind. First, achieve faster, […]

Posted On: November 9, 2015