Bon Secours Community Hospital Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mental Health Department and Quarter Century Anniversary of New Directions Unit

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May is Mental Health Month and on Thursday, May 1, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Mental Health Department and a quarter century of its New Directions Unit.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, has been treating mental illness for 20 years and providing rehabilitation, including “New Directions,” a detoxification program, for over 25 years.

The hospital provides behavioral health services not just for Port Jervis, but for the tri-state area including all of Orange County, the surrounding counties and adjacent states.

Guest speakers during the event included Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO, Bon Secours Charity Health System; Jeff Reilly, senior vice president administrator of Bon Secours Community Hospital; Dr. Bhupinder Gill, medical director Behavioral Health; Barbara Colon, nurse Manager, Mental Health and Tera Colavito, interim program manager, New Directions. Sophie Crawford Russo, vice president of Patient Care, offered the Reflection.

“We have had patients from all over the country,” said Dr. Gill, a board certified psychiatrist who explained the long history and successes of the Mental Health Department and New Directions Unit.  “I’m very proud of our staff.”

BSCH Mental Health Department anniversary 5During the celebration, Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker presented Jeff Reilly, senior vice president administrator of Bon Secours Community Hospital. With Certificates of Recognition for both the Mental Health Department and the New Directions Unit.

For additional information call (845) 858–7120 or visit: www.bonsecourscommunityhosp.org