Our Patient Testimonials
At Northern Westchester Hospital, our success is measured by our patients satisfaction with our services and the care they receive when visiting our medical center. We take great pride in our patients and their courage to overcome physical challenges, from pain management to cancer care and treatment.
While we’re always interested in knowing how we’re doing in serving our community, what’s most important is how our patients are doing following their diagnosis and treatment in our facilities.
Read stories from our patients below.
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
I had surgery on September 30th at the Ambulatory Center and stayed over night at the short stay unit. Dr. Kang and Dr Mills completed the surgery which took approximately 2.5 hours they were excellent gave me step by step of what was going to happen. I found the individuals on that unit to be exceptionally friendly and caring. I had three nurses during my stay there Alice, Bea, and Cindy. They were very caring. During the night shift I had difficulty sleeping and Bea checked on me quit often to make sure I was comfortable and my needs were meet. I cant say enough about the care I received from all three nurses.
I suffered for some time with bouts of diverticulitis. My physician suggested I see a surgeon and I got referrals to three doctors- including Dr. Wishner. While there were other surgeons closer to my home in Duchess County, I knew as soon as I met him that Dr. Wishner was the surgeon I wanted to use if I needed surgery. It was not only his credentials but how he spoke to me and his manner which let me know he was the right physician for me. A few months later, I had an emergent episode was rushed to Northern Westchester Hospital with a perforated colon. I had never had surgery and was very anxious . Dr. Wishner took the time to answer all my questions in terms that I could understand and reassured me and gave me the confidence to move ahead with the surgery.Dr. Wishner and all of the staff at NWH were wonderful. I felt that I received very good care before and after surgery- including the nurse Helen, who took the time to sit and hold my hand when I felt nauseous and nervous afterwards. Because of the private rooms at NWH, my husband was also able to stay with me through the night to make sure I felt ok. I thank Dr. Wishner and the staff for making me feel comfortable and reassured that I was in good hands.
I want to say a special thank you to Michelle Azukas. I was being admited to the hospital, schedulaed for a daVincihysterectomy Oct 2013. I am a breast cancer survivor, and did chemo. On my last round of chemo my vains colapsed and have never been the same again. With the daVinci, you need two IVs. The attending nurse was having a hard time getting the 1st IV in. I mentioned that my neighbor worked there and if someone could tell her I was here it would be great. Well Michelle showed up 10 mins later. She was suposed to be getting off soon, but saw I was having trouble. So she took over and began trying to get the IV in. Michelle was able to get the 1st one in, but the 2nd was proving to be very difficult. I was in pain from being pricked, and I was so nervouse about the surgery and what the out come would be. Michelle held my hand chased my fears and " nursed " me. She was a great comfort. I have had my share of wonderful nursing and I am greatful for all who have attened me through the years, but today I want to honor Michelle Azukas for her wonderful professionalism and beautiful heart. Thank you
Dr. Wishner was excellent. I was very happy with everything he and the hospital staff did and was very comfortable and pleased with the care I received.