Your connection to the finest cardiac care in the area

Ellenville Regional Hospital is proud to collaborate with the Heart Hospital at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) to bring you access to Health Quest’s team of board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. The Health Quest Cardiology team trained at the world’s most prestigious medical institutions and practice under the highest standards and medical protocols. The Heart Hospital at VBMC is listed among the Top 5 cardiac care centers in the country.

What this means to you

Visit our ERH Cardiology Outpatient Clinic and you will be under the care of Health Quest Cardiologists, connecting you to the Heart Hospital. Based on your insurance you may be able to be seen without a referral. HMO patients may require a referral from their primary provider. Taking good care of your heart can prevent heart attack and stroke. ERH is pleased to offer community-based preventive, diagnostic care and treatment along with on-site Nuclear Stress Test, ECG and Echocardiograms.

Diagnostic testing

Thanks to ERH’s advanced non-invasive diagnostic capabilities you can come here for:

  • Cardiac Stress Testing with direct observations by the cardiologist
    • Nuclear Stress
    • Exercise Stress
    • Echo Stress
  • 24-hour Holter Monitor
  • 30-day Cardiac Event Monitoring (patient may go anywhere in the country and satellite will capture results)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)


John T. Respass, MD
, Hudson Valley Heart Center, Health Quest Cardiologist, available at ERH Cardiology Clinic every Tuesday.

Joseph Christiana, MD, FACC and Ali Hammoud, MD, FACC, Health Quest Cardiologists, available at ERH Cardiology Clinic every Thursday.

Sandeep Joshi, MD, Hudson Valley Heart Center, Health Quest Cardiologist, available at ERH Cardiology Clinic every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

How to see our cardiologists

You may make an appointment by stopping in at the Cardiology office or by calling 845-647-2510.