“Made for iPhone Hearing Aid” Available at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Brought to you by Starky and the Audiology Department at Good Samaritan

The Audiology Department at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center offers Halo™, a Made for iPhone® hearing aid engineered to be compatible with iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch®.

Sold under the Starkey brand name, Halo combines Starkey Hearing Technologies’ superior hearing technology with iOS to deliver a revolutionary solution that makes every aspect of life better – from conversations to phone calls to listening to music. Halo will connect with the TruLink™ Hearing Control app, which is available as a free download in the App Store.

Together, Halo and TruLink deliver the most personalized hearing experience ever, and are designed to:

  • Stream calls from your iPhone directly to your hearing aids using Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
  • Use your iPhone remotely to control your hearing aids
  • Deliver pristine sound and exceptional listening clarity
  • Help you hear comfortably in noise
  • Eliminate buzzing and whistling
  • Stream FaceTime®, music and more directly to your hearing aid

In addition to seamless integration with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Halo hearing aids are also stand-alone hearing aids packed with Starkey Hearing Technologies’ best-in-class performance features including feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality.

Call Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center’s Audiology Department today to learn more: (845) 368 – 5253.


Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach Program To Offer Free Educational Information and Gifts

On Friday, October 10, the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, will join the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and local Warwick merchants and other vendors in the celebration of the third annual Pink Friday.

The event, a festive as well as educational afternoon and evening from 2 – 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach program, which will have representatives stationed in a large tent on Railroad Green.

In addition to offering free educational information and gifts for all attendees, staff members from the St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Warwick will also be on hand to describe the many services they offer.

The Women’s Imaging Center’s advanced mammography equipment, which produces digital breast images through computerization rather than traditional X-ray film, continues to improve the quality, wait-time and overall experience of mammography. The enhanced system provides exceptional images of the breast in all women, regardless of breast tissue type. Higher quality images, especially near the skin line and chest wall increase the rate of cancer detection. Computer aided detection (CAD) software acts as a radiologist’s “second pair of eyes” for screening and diagnosing any abnormalities. The image is visible in 10 seconds. If a second opinion is needed, the image can be sent electronically to another physician for immediate review. State-of-the-art stereotactic breast biopsy is also available.

The Women’s Imaging Center is not solely for women; high-tech Bone Densitometry, a screening for osteoporosis, benefits all at-risk patients. Ultrasonography is available to perform general studies as well as non-surgical biopsies.

Behind the technology is a specially trained team of experienced, board-certified radiologists and mammography technologists with advanced certification from the American Registry of Radiologic

Technologists (ARRT). The center’s staff promotes a pleasant and quiet patient-friendly environment.


Help Support the Bon Secours Charity Walkers in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, October 26 

Enjoy food, music and fun for a good cause.

On Sunday, October 26, the Bon Secours Charity Walkers Team, whose members include hospital employees and citizens of communities serviced by Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY will participate in the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

The JDRF Walk, designed to raise money for critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, will be held at the Rockland Boulders Stadium, 1 Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York. Check in time is 9 a.m. and the 5k walk starts at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to support the Walk by fundraising or making a donation.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research.

To register and participate in the walk or to make a donation on behalf of the Bon Secours Charity Walkers Team visit: www.walk.jdrf.org

For additional information contact Katie Marshall at (201) 568-4838 or email: cmarshall@jdrf.org

Breast Cancer: FAQs

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The best way to detect breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are
a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram at least every two years.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, however, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels.

What is a mammogram? 

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are age 50 to 74 years, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are age 40–49 years, talk to your doctor about when and how often you should have a screening mammogram.

Why should I have a mammogram?

Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives.

How can I lower my risk of breast cancer?

Control your weight and exercise. Know your family history of breast cancer. If you have a
mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer, ask your doctor what is your risk of getting breast cancer and how you can lower your risk. Find out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

Can men get breast cancer?

Men can also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men.

The Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institute at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Granted Reaccreditation

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The Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institute at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center recently achieved reaccreditation through August 2019 from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Having recently passed a site visit from the AASM, The Sleep Disorder Institute successfully demonstrated dedication to clinical excellence, high quality care and its commitment to enhance the awareness of sleep as an important element of health, safety and quality of life.

AASM Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is considered the gold standard for evaluating and comparing sleep medicine programs and facilities nationwide. The Sleep Disorder Institute’s reaccreditation demonstrates the staff’s ongoing efforts to provide patients with high quality diagnostic services and long-term management of sleep disorders.

The Sleep Disorder Institute is one of the select few accredited sleep centers that offer home-sleep testing. When clinically indicated, those patients participating in home-sleep tests are supplied with equipment that measures their breathing patterns while sleeping.  The test enables the institutes to offer broader diagnostic options to patients suffering from sleep apnea, while demonstrating a commitment to quality services.

If you are a loud, habitual snorer, feel tired and groggy upon awakening, experience sleepiness and fatigue during waking hours, are overweight, or tend to choke, gasp or hold your breath during sleep, you may be suffering from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. Contact the Bon Secours Sleep Disorder Institute at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center at (845) 368 – 5512.

St. Anthony Community Hospital Annual Golf and Tennis Classic Raises Over $20,000

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St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY held its annual Golf and Tennis Classic on Wednesday, September 17, at the Warwick Valley Country Club on Oakland Avenue.

It was a picture perfect day for the outing with mild temperatures and blue skies that added to the enjoyment of the 67 golfers and 17 tennis players who participated in the first combined event.

The net proceeds of $12,000 will be used to benefit the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation Medical Equipment and Technology Fund.

Co-Chairs of this year’s event were Frank Petrucci, Doug Stage and Tennis Chair Jane Brief.

“Combining these two activities into a coordinated fundraiser was a first for the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation,” said Petrucci. “And by all accounts the day was a tremendous success. We exceeded our fundraising goal and will contribute the proceeds raised at this event to the Medical Equipment and Technology Fund at St. Anthony Community Hospital.”

Established in 1958, the Warwick Valley Country Club consists of a nine-hole golf course with 18 tee boxes and four state-of-the-art Hydro-Fed soft tennis courts, which afford players extended play without fatigue. The club also features a spacious dining room with a picturesque view and full service bar.

During the Classic golfers and players received a variety of amenities including drinks delivered directly to the participants, lunch at the club and a shrimp and clam bar on the course. Special raffles, prizes and awards were presented during a ceremony following a cocktail hour and dinner.

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The winners of the Scramble Format, lowest score, were the men’s foursome, sponsored by Certified Financial Services and Lehman & Getz Engineering, of Will Roerden, Mike McSweeney, Jeremy Valentine and Brian Friedler and the ladies foursome, sponsored by Meadowcrest Associates, of Barbara Sullivan, Jo-Ann Daly, Maureen Kohler and Katie Bisaro.

The winners of the Round robin Tennis doubles tournament were Carl Grunewald and Linda Stephan.

Although some golfers came close, no one was lucky enough to win the hole-in-one prize, a brand new car courtesy of Leo Kaytes Ford.

Power Up with Your 2015 Wellness Incentives

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It’s time to get going and Power Up for good health, with the 2015 Wellness Incentives!  So energize your life and reap the rewards by powering up.

Here are some highlights of the 2015 Wellness Incentives:

  • There are 3 Incentives. Each is worth $300, for a total of $900, if you are covered by a BSHSI Medical Plan.
  • This year a new Healthy Habits Incentive replaces Preventative Care.  It provides opportunities to choose the healthy habit you want to pursue:  complete a smoking cessation program, take part in an Aetna chronic disease coaching program, participate in Daily Challenges, or log pedometer steps.
  • The Healthy Weight and Personal Health Assessment Incentives remain the same from 2014. Remember the PHA is not available until after April 1, 2015.
  • The deadline to earn all three Incentives is August 31, 2015.

Your Incentive dollars will again be deposited by Bon Secours into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) as they are earned. The HRA is administered by ConnectYourCare and helps pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses for you and your family.

For more details on the Incentives, please click here or go to the Healthy Me, Healthy You section on IRIS under “Quick Links” on the IRIS home page and click on the Employees’ Guide to 2015 Wellness Incentives.

Don’t delay! Get started this fall and begin to earn your Incentives and money. Go for it and Power Up!



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Cardinal Timothy Dolan was welcomed by Bon Secours Charity Health System at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center on Monday, September 22nd.

The Cardinal spent the morning touring the hospital and visiting with patients, before taking part in an outdoor ceremony for all— including hospital officials and employees, the public, sponsors, media and area religious organizations. The Cardinal spoke, reflected, and offered blessings for the system’s healthcare ministry.


DrMaryLeahy_CardinalTimothyDolan_AnaRestrepoPrior to the Cardinal’s arrival, the crowd of over 500 was entertained by the Pearl River High School Glee Club. In addition, the American Heart Association honored Sean and Connor Meigh for saving their father’s life after performing CPR.

ED - Cardinal Timothy Dolan - LR“This is an event we have spent considerable time planning, and we are very excited,” said Mary P. Leahy, MD and CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “We believe the Cardinal’s visit was inspirational for our healthcare system and our community.”

“As the only remaining Catholic healthcare system in the region, this visit has special meaning,” said Leahy. “It celebrates the ministry we all dedicate ourselves to every day.”



Twenty Two Staff Members Complete Course 

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On Monday, September 15, a Moving Ahead ceremony and luncheon was held for the first group of employees of Bon Secours Charity Health System who had recently completed a course in Ministry Footprints: Markings of Good Help Everywhere.

The well attended luncheon and presentation of certificates of completion was held in the Greenbrier Room at Mount Alverno Center in Warwick, NY. It began with a video presentation by Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, who offered her congratulations.

The ministry formation program was developed by the Bon Secours Center for Ministry Leadership and designed for staff members across all departments, as a professional development opportunity to enhance each individual’s knowledge and skills, and in turn, improve the quality of care. Ministry Footprints Awards Ceremony 5

Twenty two employees of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and affiliated long-term care and assisted living facilities were each awarded certificates of completion and Ministry of Footprints medals by their individual group facilitators.

“This program will start them on a journey to Ministry Leadership,” explained Clare Brady, Senior Vice President of Mission. “It involves learning more about ministry, about themselves and about their spirituality and increasing engagement in the work we do.”

Shortly before lunch, individuals who had received their certificates and their facilitators were invited to comment on the experience.

“You get to really know people,” said Chaplain Sr. Sheila Mullins, OP. “It has been a wonderful experience.”

Warwick Health Foundation to Hold Holiday House Tour in December

Winding Through Warwick, the region’s most beloved holiday home tour, returns this December with a self-guided tour of six exceptional homes decked in all their holiday splendor to celebrate the Christmas season!

Join us as these generous homeowners open the doors of their festively decorated homes on Friday evening, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 to benefit the residents of Mount Alverno Center. Each home will showcase its holiday collections, décor and entertainment ideas — a reflection of the homeowner’s individual taste and traditions. To add to the festivities, each home will feature live holiday music performed by Warwick Valley High School student musicians. A silent auction of specially decorated wreaths is also planned, as well as a raffle of three unique specialty gift baskets.

Presented by the Warwick Health Foundation, all proceeds will benefit the Make This House a Home initiative to support improvements to living spaces at Mount Alverno Center. The planned updates to the center will add a comfortable, at home feeling for residents and support Bon Secours Charity Health System Mission of providing Good Help To Those in Need ®.

To compliment this tour, plan to spend a lovely day in Warwick with a visit to the town’s many specialty shops and fine restaurants, decorated festively for the holiday season! A special shopping and dining section will be included in the tour’s program journal.

Tickets are $85 per person for the Friday evening Twilight Tour which begins at 4 pm, and includes a cocktail reception at the Chateau Hathorn from 7 – 9 pm. Tickets for the Saturday tour from 10 am to 4 pm, are $40 and include a continental breakfast.

For more information and ticket purchases, visit www.windingthroughwarwick.com or call 845.986.4141.

Winding Through Warwick is sponsored by:

St Anthony Community Hospital Medical Staff

Green Team Home Selling System

Dr. and Mrs. John Juliano

Morrison Healthcare Food Services