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Promoting Physical Fitness in the Community

NYC Marathon

The Phelps Vitality initiative was established in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles in the community. One of the ways Phelps does this is by sponsoring local physical fitness events and encouraging participation in these and other fitness events by hospital employees and medical staff. No matter what the season, a dedicated team of race enthusiasts from Phelps can be found actively engaging in walks, runs, marathons and triathlons, along with their families and friends, while supporting worthwhile causes.

The Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon, sponsored by Phelps, started the spring season off with an ambitious 13.1-mile run through scenic Sleepy Hollow. Sixteen Phelps participants included staff members and their friends and family. Seven hospital departments were represented: Behavioral Health, Blood Donor Services, the Family Medicine Residency Program, Heritage Medical Group, Patient Accounts, Nursing and Vitality, along with staff from the Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrine Center, a division of Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester, located on Phelps’ campus.

As the weather got warmer, Phelps staff prepared for the Sleepy Hollow Sprint Triathlon, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was also sponsored by Phelps. The June weather makes the 13.5-mile race (half-mile swim, 10-mile bicycle ride and 3-mile run) a natural for the outdoor athlete. The Family Medicine Residency Program formed a team with Dr. Shantie Harkisoon, Dr. Rebecca Collins and Kimberly Andron, LCSW-R, each taking a leg of the race. Geriatrician Dr. Cathryn Devons of Senior Health was really ambitious and participated in all three legs of the race on her own.

American Heart Association Heart Walk

American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk

Sleepy Hollow Sprint Triathlon

Sleepy Hollow 10k Halloween Race

NYC Marathon

Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon

In the fall, there were three events sponsored by Phelps: the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the Rivertown Runners’ Sleepy Hollow 10K Halloween race.

Twenty-two people representing Team Phelps participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk by either walking three miles around the Kensico Dam or raising funds for the cause. Through a variety of efforts, the team was able to raise $2,158.

A field of more than 1,000 runners followed Phelps Pharmacy Director Fred Perino as his motorcycle led the Sleepy Hollow 10K Halloween race through Sleepy Hollow. The event became a real family affair with Phelps staff and their families participating together, including children who ran in their own race. Behavioral Health, Health Information Management, Human Resources, Patient Accounts and Radiology all had representatives in the race.

The grand finale of events was the New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013. An impressive four people from Phelps participated in the 26.2-mile event: Rosanna Almanzar, Dr. Rebecca Collins, Dr. Cathryn Devons, and Dr. Satish Kapoor. Congratulations to everyone who put in the time and dedication to train and participate in the event.

Phelps Today Winter 2014 Newsletter

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Phelps this Winter
Three Phelps Physicians Named
Westchester “Doctors of Distinction”
Phelps’ Cardiac Rehab Program
Receives Certification
Phelps’ New Surgical Suite
Robin’s Nest Child Care Center
Celebrates Expansion
Phelps Medical Associates News
Phelps’ Osteoporosis Center Opens
Donate Blood, Get a Discount
Promoting Physical Fitness in the
Planning for Your Future
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