Vassar Brothers Medical Center

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45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Patient Resources

  • Patient Portals

    Stay connected with us through the MyNuvanceHealth patient portal.

    Patient Portals

  • Billing and Insurance

    View the list of insurances we accept and get your billing questions answered.

    Billing and Insurance

  • Patient Financial Assitance

    If you are uninsured, underinsured or need help paying your hospital bills, we may be able to help.

    Financial Assistance

Medical Records Request

Need to request your medical records? Complete and sign the Authorization for Release of Information form, then

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Giving at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

VBMC relies on community support to continue our tradition of delivering dedicated patient care, research and community outreach in the region. We offer many ways to give and all gifts, no matter the size, are tax-deductible.

 Price Transparency and Cost Estimator Tools

As of January 1, 2021, Nuvance Health hospitals post current charges for certain hospital items and services on our web site. These easy-to-access online price lists comply with new federal government regulations aimed at increasing healthcare transparency for consumers.


Understanding the price lists

You’ll see two types of charges: gross and negotiated. Gross charges are undiscounted fees (standard charges or list prices) for items or services that are billed to all patients, regardless of insurance. These fees cover procedures, services, drugs and supplies associated with the delivery of medical care. Negotiated charges are prices that the hospital has negotiated with third parties and that insurance companies have agreed to pay. In addition, consumer charges for “shoppable” services refers to services that can be planned in advance such as a colonoscopy or mammogram. These types of services are typically performed on an outpatient basis. All of these fees cover the total cost of delivering healthcare to you. They will be updated each year as service offerings change.


What you’ll pay

Your actual charges for services (out-of-pocket expense) depends on the specific services you receive, which are often not planned in advance, and any insurance coverage or benefits. We work with you to provide an estimate of your charges and to review your payment responsibilities and options. Insurance companies negotiate discounts for their members. If you are insured, your out-of-pocket costs may be less. When choosing a healthcare provider, you should consider other factors in addition to cost, such as quality, reputation, convenience and access to services. We are committed to providing high quality, personalized healthcare. If additional information is required for assistance with estimating your total bill, please contact (845) 475-9940 or TTY (800) 421-1220.


Volunteering at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Due to COVID-19, volunteer applications have been put on hold and activities have been suspended. We look forward to the safe return of our program soon.


If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please contact:

Nancy Sheehan,
Manager Volunteer Resources
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-5664


  • Volunteer Opportunities

    We welcome caring individuals to be a part of our team. We offer the following patient care opportunities*:

    • Critical Care waiting room assistant: Provide emotional support to patients and their families in the critical care waiting area. Let patients and their families know someone is concerned about their emotional and physical needs, and we are there to assist in finding solutions to their concerns.
    • Dyson Infusion Center: Assist patients, round on waiting areas to ensure they are clean and stocked and escort family members to patient care areas.
    • Emergency Department: Communicate our genuine concern and compassion for patients and their families.
    • Friendly visitor: Visit with patients, provide friendly conversation and personal items needed to make them feel comfortable.
    • Outpatient registration: Support Outpatient Registration staff with welcoming our patients and their guests and guide them through registration for procedures.
    • Patient care areas: Assist our professional and paraprofessional staff with delivering excellent patient care.
    • Pet therapy: This program welcomes volunteers whose dogs are qualified with an approved organization to engage with patients and staff throughout the hospital. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate and able to commit to at least three visits per month.

    Student volunteers

    We offer a summer student volunteer program for high school students ages 16 to 18 (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2021). We require a minimum commitment of 48 volunteer hours during July and August. Students volunteer one day a week for eight hours.

    Student volunteering involves patient care either on the nursing floors, outpatient or surgical areas or as a discharge concierge. This is a great opportunity to show colleges and employers you have a serious interest in learning more about healthcare.

    Volunteers will experience what it’s like to interact with patients and staff in a real-world setting and gain valuable knowledge to help them with their educational and professional goals.

  • How to Become a Volunteer

    We carefully screen all volunteers before processing and placing them in appropriate assignments. Our process includes:

    • Initial interview with the Manager of Volunteer Resources
    • Medical clearance
    • Reference checks
    • Criminal background check
    • Drug screening
    • Attendance at a mandatory orientation
Board of Directors
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board of Directors 

    2021 Board of Directors

    Cheryl Bowers

    Elizabeth Bradley, PhD

    Kevin Cleary

    Timothy Dean

    Debra Domber

    Francoise Dunefsky

    Simon Gorwara, MD

    Kim Heller, MD

    Shay Humphrey

    Peter Kelly

    Kathleen Merget, PhD

    Charles O’Mara

    John Reid

    Thomas Robinson, MD

    Barry Rothfeld

    Ronald Tatelbaum, MD

    Steven Tinkelman

    James Walker, Jr.

    2020 Officers

    Tim Dean, Chair

    Shay Humphrey, Vice Chair

    Peter Kelly, President

  • Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board of Directors

    2021 Board Officers

    Chair: Margaret Bova

    Vice Chair: Kimberly Hunt Lee

    Treasurer: Steven Rosenberg (Non-Voting)

    Secretary: Carolyn McKenna (Non-Voting)

    Kristi Brien

    Nancy Brownell

    Sharon Faulkner

    Michael Horodyski

    Mark Harrison

    Craig Irwin

    Maureen Kangas

    Sarah Levine

    Michael Mazzuca, Jr

    Judith Bleakley O’Neill

    Robert Ranieri

    Niloufer Rodrigues, MD

    Rebecca Seaman

    Scott Sweeney

    Janelle Anne Styles

    Ex Officio (Non-voting):

    Grace Linhard, Chief Development Officer