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Bon Secours Community Hospital Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $44,000

If there is one message that Event Chair Dick McKeeby would like everyone to hear in anticipation of next year’s event, it is that the annual Golf Classic in support of Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, is always lots of fun.

The recent fundraiser, held on August 10 at the High Point Golf Club, 342 Shore Drive in Montague, New Jersey, welcomed 117 golfers and raised over $44,000, a record to date, for the hospital’s Medical Equipment and Technology Fund.

The High Point Golf Club has 18 picturesque holes that are surrounded by crystal lakes and are a challenge to play for both professional and amateur golfers. And with its immaculate greens, lush landscaping and views of the High Point monument, the golf course is considered to be one of the finest courses in the area.

This year’s major hole-in-one prize, designated on the fifth hole, was a brand new car courtesy of Phil’s Ford in Port Jervis, NY.

Although no one scored the hole-in-one, all the golfers received a variety of amenities including lunch, refreshments served throughout the day, giveaways, awards and valuable prizes, including an Apple iPod and a set of PING golf clubs, followed by a dinner reception at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.

Participants reported that the Bon Secours Community Hospital annual Golf Classic was not only the most fun but also the best-organized golf outing they had ever attended and all were looking forward to next year’s event.

“Bon Secours Community Hospital is one of the most important institutions in our community,” said Event Chair Dick McKeeby. “and this Golf Classic, always a fun event, is a great way to show our support. We thank everyone who contributed to its success.”

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: bschs.bonsecours.com

 

St. Anthony Community Hospital Breastfeeding Support Group Participates In Global Big Latch On

Global Big Latch On 2Last year St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, formed a Breastfeeding Support Group open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies. The support group was created by Amy Fotino, RN, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

On Friday, July 31, members of that support group gathered with their babies and preschool age siblings under a tent on the lawn outside nearby Mount Alverno Center. They were there to participate in The Big Latch On, an International event where groups of breastfeeding women come together at registered locations throughout the world to latch on and breastfeed their babies at a set time. The number of women participating is then counted by witnesses at each location and that number is reported to The Global Big Latch On. 

The Big Latch On was created to encourage communities to make breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life. The goal of the event is to increase community awareness and support for women who breastfeed, their infants, partners and families.

Last year there were 14,000 moms and 15,000 babies counted worldwide. This year’s count for the St. Anthony Community Hospital support group was 21.

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly recommend breastfeeding. An initiative within one of the five Health Priorities for New York State, breastfeeding is also directly linked to a lower chance of obesity later in life.

Those who attended the event at Mount Alverno were treated to soft background music, served refreshments and eligible to participate in a raffle for 10 prizes donated by members of the Warwick business community.

Fotino is also the driving force behind the “Breast and Rest at Applefest,” tent, which she began in 2012.  Prior to that, there was no place for a nursing mom to comfortably feed her baby at the region’s largest festival.  Now, “Breast and Rest” is a feature at the annual event.

For additional information about the Breastfeeding Support Group, moms are invited to email Amy Fotino at lactology@gmail.com or to call the St. Anthony Community Hospital Kennedy Birthing Center, (845) 987-5124.

Bon Secours Community Hospital to Sponsor Film at 17th Annual Arts Walk

Annual Arts WalkThe Summer Street Fair featuring the 17th Annual Arts Walk will be held Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Front Street in Port Jervis. Local artists and businesses will show and sell their arts, crafts, products or services. (Rain date July 19)

As a special attraction, Bon Secours Community Hospital is sponsoring the cost of a free movie, “Frozen,” a spectacular Walt Disney animated production and winner of two Academy Awards, for the entire family to enjoy with their friends and family.

“Arts Walk is one of the most inspiring and wonderful events showcasing talented artists and musicians in our area,” said Tri-State Chamber Executive Director Charlene Trotter. “Artists touch the heart and the sponsorship of this film speaks to the heart of Bon Secours Community Hospital, which is bringing us together at this event.” 

The film will be shown at 9:00 p.m. that Saturday night on a professional 42-foot wide screen. Front Street will be blocked off to traffic and moviegoers are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever to relax and enjoy an old fashion drive-in style event. Chamber Ambassador and movie theater entrepreneur Nelson Page is coordinating the screen production.

“At Bon Secours Community Hospital,” said Bon Secours Community Hospital Community Liaison Mary Decker, “we know that good health encompasses more than freedom from illness. Good Health includes body, mind and spirit and time for leisure and family activities. That is why it is our pleasure to offer our community an opportunity to enjoy a movie in the street of downtown Port Jervis for all to enjoy at no cost. Laughter and leisure are good for everyone, so I hope that people from all over the Tri-State Community come to enjoy this special event.”

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Bon Secours Community Hospital Hosts Diabetes Awareness Day

Program featured informative presentations by guest specialists

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 20 million Americans have diabetes, six million of whom are unaware they have the disease.

On Saturday, November 1, the Bon Secours Community Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Education Program hosted a Diabetes Awareness Day at the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis.

The Bon Secours Charity Health System Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and meets National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.  The program offers comprehensive services to help control the disease and to prevent or manage the complications. The Center is an excellent resource for people with diabetes at any stage.

The informative Diabetes Awareness Day event in Port Jervis was aimed at raising awareness about this disease and providing the community with access to educational materials and resources. The event included information provided by the Diabetes Education Program as well as other exhibitors.

A highlight of the Diabetes Awareness Day was a series of presentations on treating and living with Diabetes by guest speakers, all experts in their fields, who are affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital.

The first presentation by Dr. Martin Evers, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, was titled, “What is Diabetes and why is it an epidemic.”

Byoung Yang, MD, who specializes in Internal Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care, discussed the importance of skin and foot care for those with Diabetes. Dr. Yang currently serves as the Bon Secours Charity Health System Medical Director of Wound and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

During lunchtime, Allison Wharton, a veteran chef with Morrison Food Service Management, gave a culinary demonstration on healthy eating and cooking methods for preparing vegetables, deserts, soups and other dishes that are beneficial as well as tasty.

The final speaker of the day was Pharmacist Marta Kandiuk-Kuzmowycz, MS, RPH, a member of the staff of Bon Secours Community Hospital, whose informative topic was, “Diabetes Medication.”

Bon Secours Community Hospital Certified Diabetes Educators Tammy Compasso, RN, CDE and Joan Schwegler, RD, CDE, along with other staff members, volunteers and exhibitors were available throughout the day to answer questions and hand out valuable information.

“The purpose of our Diabetes Awareness Day, “said Compasso, “was to provide the community with important information about diabetes from the experts. The staff of the Diabetes Self-Management Program of Bon Secours Community Hospital would like to thank our exhibitors, volunteers and everyone who attended.”

For more information about the Diabetes Self-Management Program of Bon Secours Community Hospital call (845) 858-7795.

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 visit: www.bonsecourscommunityhosp.org

St. Anthony Community Hospital Forms Breastfeeding Support Group

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly recommend breastfeeding. An initiative within one of the five Health Priorities for New York State, breastfeeding is also directly linked to a lower chance of obesity later in life.

St. Anthony Community Hospital has formed a new Breastfeeding Support Group open to all breastfeeding moms and their babies. Preschool age siblings are also welcome.

The group will meet each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene, 601 Route 94 North between the villages of Warwick and Florida, NY. The initial meeting on Wednesday, November 19 proved to be a great success.

The Breastfeeding Support Group was created by Amy Fotino, RN, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). The prestigious certification for registered nurses requires 1000 hours of direct patient care involving breastfeeding within the past five years and 90 hours of accredited breastfeeding education within the past 12 months.

Fotino, an OB nurse at the hospital’s Kennedy Birthing Center, has a passion for helping mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.  In 2012, she started an online breastfeeding support group, but she also recognized the need for moms to gather together and support each other in person so she created this new group.

Fotino is also the driving force behind the “Breast and Rest at Applefest,” tent, which she began in 2012.  Prior to that, there was no place for a nursing mom to comfortably feed her baby at the region’s largest festival.  Now, “Breast and Rest” is a feature at the annual event.

ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INFORMATION TENT FEATURED AT THIRD ANNUAL PINK FRIDAY

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.

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

St. Anthony Community Hospital Golf and Tennis Classic 4 Net Proceeds to Benefit the Medical Equipment and Technology Fund

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.

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

 

 

ST. JOSEPH’S PLACE RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Family picnic held outdoors at Bon Secours Community Hospital

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PORT JERVIS, NY  – (September 6) The predicted stormy weather held off and on Saturday afternoon, September 6, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, gathered with their families, staff and volunteers to enjoy the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.

It was a great opportunity for generations of families to visit their loved ones and to enjoy a traditional end-of- summer celebration. The staff prepared lots of barbecue favorites and families and everyone enjoyed musical entertainment and good weather under a large tent in the patio outside of Bon Secours Community Hospital. Residents stated that most of all, they enjoyed getting together with their families and staff members for a fun afternoon.

“We had a wonderful day,” reported Adele Coates, administrator of St. Joseph’s Place. “This year our theme was simply a celebration of fall, a time of year we will all soon enjoy.”

St. Joseph’s Place long-term care at Bon Secours Community Hospital is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility that provides professional care in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the medical, personal, spiritual and social needs of each of its residents.

Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide array of activities including gardening, games, music, arts and crafts, education, and fitness programs. They also enjoy group day trips and outings to local restaurants. In addition, many local groups and organizations regularly visit St. Joseph’s Place and help to keep residents involved and in touch with their community.

St. Joseph’s Place is located on the first floor of Bon Secours Community Hospital, 160 E. Main St., providing residents with easy, ready access to the hospital’s medical facilities and staff.

St. Anthony Community Hospital Hosts, Diabetes in Check Topic: “Yoga & Diabetes”

An increasing number of people with diabetes are turning to yoga in an effort to keep their condition under control and improve overall quality of life. Regular practice of yoga may stimulate all internal organs, help reduce levels of stress, enhance mobility, lower blood pressure and improve overall well-being.

Rose Dwyer, founder and director of the Warwick Yoga Center, addressed the topic at the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check,” at St. Anthony Community Hospital. The support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital.

Dwyer has taught yoga for 15 years in various yoga centers, senior centers, adult education programs and libraries. She has also studied yoga in India.

“The world renowned Joslin Diabetes Center is incorporating yoga into their diabetes management program,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “Studies, mostly in India, have shown that yoga can help with the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes.”

According to the American Diabetes Association, as many as three million Americans are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Previously known as juvenile diabetes, the disease is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease.

Patients are shown how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

All adults with diabetes and their caregivers are urged to attend the “Diabetes in Check” meetings. If you are interested in sending patients or friends, please call 845-987-5168 for future dates and details.

Braadt and St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator Janine Killeen RD, CDE are also available at “Diabetes in Check” sessions to answer any questions.