Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bon Secours Community Hospital Sponsors Distribution of Student Workbooks for Operation PJ Pride Too Good for Kids Program

Operation PJ Pride

At a luncheon meeting held on Thursday, September 17, members of Operation PJ Pride, which is an acronym for Port Jervis Reaching for Intervention and a Drug-Free Environment, took the opportunity to thank Bon Secours Community Hospital for its contribution to the organization’s Too Good for Drugs Program.

The drug use prevention program, co-sponsored by Operation PJ Pride, a Port Jervis substance abuse task force, Bon Secours Community Hospital, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County and the Port Jervis Police Department, was scheduled to begin in September at the Port Jervis Middle School.

The Too Good for Drugs Program will provide ten weeks of drug abuse and effective decision making training to all 8th grade students at the Port Jervis Middle School. The program is designed to provide effective training and education to the students to better prepare them for making important decisions to remain drug and violence free.

Bon Secours Community Hospital is sponsoring the workbooks and kits for all eighth grade students.

“I would like to thank Community Liason Mary Decker and Bon Secours Community Hospital for these workbooks and kits,” said Valerie Maginsky, chairperson of Operation PJ Pride. “Our objective is prevention and these are important tools in that endeavor.”

Rich Wilson & Las Vegas Showgirls Performance at Erie Trackside Manor to Benefit Bon Secours Community Hospital

Back by popular demand!

After last year’s sell-out show, Rich Wilson and the Las Vegas Showgirls are coming back from Las Vegas to perform at the Erie Trackside Manor. Tickets are now on sale for only $50 per person.

The show, which will take place on Saturday October 24, will offer a spectacular performance by singer/entertainer Rich Wilson and the Las Vegas Showgirls from 6 – 11 p.m. The tickets to the performance includes a complete appetizer hour and dinner buffet with all the trimmings. All proceeds from the event will benefit Bon Secours Community Hospital.

“We started doing this last year,” said event organizer Dick McKeeby, “and I can promise you that it will be a fun evening. It’s also for a good cause. The hospital, which employs over 600 people, is very important to our community.”

To reserve tickets contact CB Chant at 914-443-9419 or Dick McKeeby at 914-850-0625.

Tickets are also available at the Erie Hotel and Neversink Lumber.


Bon Secours Community Hospital Sponsors Ladies Night Out

Guest Speaker is Orthopedic Surgeon Thomas Piserchia,MD

 On Monday evening, August 24, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, hosted another in the series of Ladies Night Out dinner lectures on the topic of health issues. Approximately 125 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.

Dr. Thomas Piserchia, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital and guest speaker for the evening held the attention of the guests with his knowledge and good sense of humor as he discussed solutions to common orthopedic conditions. They ranged from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to back and knee problems that may or may not require surgery.

“We can often treat these conditions with conservative management, which is anything short of surgery,” said Dr. Piserchia, who has specialized in orthopedic surgery for over 41 years. “And if surgery is required, you don’t have to travel to New York City. We have a good OR at our hospital and we can perform most of these procedures right here in Port Jervis. And what we do, we do well.”

Dinner seminars, sponsored by Bon Secours Community Hospital, are designed to mix fun with enhanced community health through knowledge. And following his talk, Dr. Piserchia also fielded many questions from his audience for the remainder of the evening.

“Our hospital is proud to offer these important dinner seminars as a service to the community,” said Mary Decker, community liaison for Bon Secours Community Hospital. “We thank our health professionals and the ladies who attend for their continued support of these programs.”

The Ladies Night Out Program, which the hospital has hosted for over a decade, charges a registration fee of $15 and all of the proceeds are donated directly back to the community. In this most recent event $1840.00 was raised and donated to three local food pantries.

“I’ve been coming here since they started this program,” said Michele Dean. “There is always important information that you may not need right at this moment but that can serve you well in the future. I learn something new at every meeting.”

Her friend Randy Robinson agreed and added that she also appreciates the gift bags they receive.

“The Ladies Night Out dinner lectures are wonderful,” added Johanna Mallinson. “I’ve learned so much. You always bring something home.”

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is located at 160 East Main Street in Port Jervis, NY. For additional information call (845) 858–7000 or visit: