People in the News

Monday, April 10, 2017

Salvatore V. Raccuia, MD

In practice for over 20 years and fellowship-trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Salvatore V. Raccuia, MD, has been appointed Director of Breast and Women’s Imaging at MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

As a breast-trained radiologist, Dr. Raccuia is able to both interpret imaging and execute medical procedures, providing his patients with an uncommon level of service and continuity of care.

Board-certified in diagnostic radiology, Dr. Raccuia has spent his entire career in the New York-New Jersey area, serving as a radiologist for Williamsburg Medical Imaging and the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, Shore Imaging in Lakewood, New Jersey, and Distinguished Diagnostic Imaging in Bronx, New York, among others.

Dr. Raccuia earned his baccalaureate from G. Pascoli College in Bologna, Italy, and his medical degree from La Sapienza, the University of Rome. From 2013–2015, he served as a clinical assistant professor of radiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Rajeev Narayan, MD

After spending several years in New Jersey, cardiologist Rajeev Narayan, MD, is back in the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Narayan has joined The Heart Center and is seeing patients out of the center’s Poughkeepsie office and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Dr. Narayan most recently worked in interventional cardiology at Westwood Cardiology Associates–Valley Medical Group in Westwood, New Jersey. He also served on the faculty at both Hackensack University Medical Center and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Narayan earned his bachelor’s degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

He continued his education with an internal medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and fellowships in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Narayan also completed a vascular diagnostic and intervention fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Narayan is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine. He has extensive research experience, with several investigational trials currently underway, as well as publications in several medical journals.

Michael E. Hoffman, MD

Michael E. Hoffman, MD, has joined Orange Regional Medical Group’s urology team, which includes Gerard Galarneau, MD, Dawud Lankford, MD, and physician assistant Maribeth Widas.

A board-certified urologist, Dr. Hoffman received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. He has held a residency in general surgery at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York, New York, and also held a urology residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. In addition, Dr. Hoffman is a member of the American Urological Association and the Endourological Society.

Dr. Hoffman specializes in general male and female urology and has a special interest in complex kidney stone treatment and prevention, prostate health and treatment, incontinence treatment, and oncology. He also offers no-needle, no-scalpel, office vasectomy.

Deborah Vermilyea, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Vermilyea, BSN, RN, IBCLC, to Nursing Unit Director of the Rowley Family Birthing Center’s Mother/Baby and Neonatal Intensive Care units (NICU).

Prior to joining Orange Regional, Vermilyea was the clinical coordinator of the birthing center, NICU, pediatrics and lactation departments at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, New York. She was a registered nurse in the NICU at both St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Vermilyea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeastern Massachusetts University in Dartmouth, where she received the Outstanding Clinical Excellence Award. In 2008, she was awarded Hudson Valley Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award. She is actively involved in community service organizations and works collaboratively with external agencies to promote wellness and breastfeeding initiatives.

Michael L. Innerfield, MD, FACC

Crystal Run Healthcare is pleased to announce that Michael L. Innerfield, MD, FACC, has joined its multispecialty group medical practice as of March 1. Dr. Innerfield joins the practice’s already-established cardiology division, which has office locations in Goshen, Manhattan, Middletown, Monroe, Newburgh, Rock Hill and Warwick.

Dr. Innerfield earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla and completed his residency in internal medicine at Bronx Municipal Hospital/Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, internal medicine, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology and completed fellowship training in cardiology and cardiovascular disease at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Innerfield completed additional fellowship training in cardiac catheterization at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Liza Jones-Kanu, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Liza Jones-Kanu, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to Director of Patient Advocacy and Service Excellence.

Jones-Kanu has more than 16 years of experience in nursing and 10 years of experience in nursing leadership. Most recently, she was Orange Regional’s director of oncology services. Prior to that, she was administrator for nursing services at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York, where she oversaw the Critical Care and Surgical units. Additionally, Jones-Kanu held a variety of nursing leadership roles at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. She was also responsible for achieving Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation at HVHC.

Jones-Kanu received her associate degree from the Dorothea Hopfer School of Nursing at Mount Vernon Hospital and both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She has received American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certification, Nurse Executive Advanced, and has a certificate in Health Care Informatics from the University of Phoenix. Jones-Kanu is President of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders, NORMET chapter.

Ginny Rizzo

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprising Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce newly appointed Board of Directors Member Ginny Rizzo.

Rizzo served as chair of the Board for Orange Regional Medical Center and GHVHS from 2008–2010 and was chair when Orange Regional broke ground for the new hospital.

Rizzo spent 24 years with International Paper’s Corporate Research Center in Tuxedo, New York, a Fortune 50 corporation and the world’s largest paper company. During those years, she advanced from a research and development scientist to a number of managerial positions in training, development and human resources and retired as laboratory director, overseeing the research center.

She is the owner and President of Eclat, a management and human resources consulting firm. She is also Vice President of Rizzo Inc., a commercial moving company. She serves as a Director for Orange Bank & Trust Co.

Rizzo works on a volunteer basis with various Orange County nonprofits, including Leadership Orange, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Women of Achievement, supporting the Girl Scouts of America and the Young Women’s Christian Association.