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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.

BON SECOURS CHARITY HEALTH SYSTEM TEAM IN WALK TO CURE DIABETES

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

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

 

 

SCHERVIER PAVILION RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Day at the Oscars picnic held outdoors at Bon Secours Warwick Campus skilled nursing facility

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On Saturday, September 6, Schervier Pavilion residents, their families, staff and volunteers took the Hollywood “red carpet” path and gathered together under a huge tent to enjoy the annual “Grandparents’ Day” picnic.

And, in the spirit of this year’s Hollywood theme, many of the guests, staff members and residents wore evening gowns and bow ties or came dressed as a famous movie star. But more important, it was an opportunity for generations of families to visit their loved ones and enjoy a traditional end-of- summer celebration.

The staff prepared lots of barbecue favorites and families and residents enjoyed good weather as predicted storms held off until later that evening. There were also games for the children and traditional movie popcorn and candies, free of charge. And thanks to the fundraising efforts of Schervier Pavilion staff, the Jeremy Langdale Band, was also on hand to provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. But most of all, residents stated that they enjoyed getting together with their families for a fun afternoon.

Administrator Lisa Brocky welcomed everyone and introduced her staff. Schervier Pavilion Chaplain Father Jamie Bono, IVD, then gave an invocation.

“They were so excited about how well our Grandparents Day was received last year that they immediately began planning for this year’s event,” said Brocky. “It’s a blessing to work with this wonderful staff, which is so dedicated to our residents.

Schervier Pavilion, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Dedicated to the highest standard of health care excellence, its full range of services, such as its therapeutic recreational program, are designed to respond to each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its sub acute services include IV therapy, Rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the sub-acute unit of the facility and then return to the community where they can resume a more independent life. In some cases, they can then enter Schervier Pavilion’s Day-At-A-Time, an innovative medical adult day care program that provides nursing services, medication administration, ongoing evaluations, and stimulating activities tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.

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.

BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AWARDED $4.3 MILLION IN NEW YORK STATE IAAF FUNDING

Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS), the parent healthcare system of Bon Secours Community Hospital (BSCH) in Port Jervis, announced that it has been granted up to $4.3 million from the New York State Department of Health through its Interim Access Assurance Fund (IAAF). The hospital will initially receive $1.25 million in funding beginning in August.

That funding, along with the remaining monies, will sustain operations at the hospital through March of 2015, as BSCHS works to design and implement a long-term, sustainable healthcare model focused on the specific and distinctive healthcare needs of the greater Port Jervis community. The funding will be distributed via monthly allocations that are directly tied to the institution’s financial performance.

“We are grateful to the New York State Department of Health for partnering with us to help sustain our healthcare ministry in Port Jervis,” said Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “Because of Bon Secours Community Hospital’s importance to Port Jervis, the hospital has been granted funds to stabilize operations and continue to provide critical services to our community as we work collaboratively with community stakeholders to develop a healthcare delivery model that is both financially sustainable and one that meets the long-term needs of the people we serve.”

The IAAF is a short-term funding solution designed to stabilize safety net hospitals, and is one component of the state’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. DSRIP funding is made possible by reinvesting $8 billion statewide in savings generated by New York State’s Medicaid Redesign Team reforms. Bon Secours Community is one of 22 hospitals and five large public hospital systems statewide to have received IAAF funding.

ST. JOSEPH’S PLACE RESIDENTS ENJOY VISITING PETTING ZOO AND CARNIVAL

People-Friendly Animals Visit with Residents in Front Parking Area Outside

 Bon Secours Community Hospital

PORT JERVIS, NY  – (June 13) On Wednesday, June 11, residents of St. Joseph’s Place, a long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, had an opportunity to pet, handle and feed gentle people-friendly animals. Later that afternoon, they reassembled in the facility’s dining room for a carnival featuring games and refreshments.

The off-site petting zoo was provided by Country Ark Farm, a non-profit organization located in Milford, Pennsylvania. Founder Donna Ciancitto and her daughter Rebecca brought along a variety of animals from their 26-acre farm that ranged from African pygmy goats and an Oriental Silkie chicken to a 25 pound African Spur tortoise. The residents especially enjoyed feeding bottled milk to the goats who appeared to have an insatiable thirst.

“Pet and other recreational therapies including games and entertainment have an important value in long term care at St. Joseph’s Place,” said Recreational Director Amy Barra, “They are essential to the quality of life and the quality of care for individuals receiving health and human services.”

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.

Nursing Home Compare, a useful tool for consumers available on the official United States Government Website for Medicare, has awarded St. Joseph’s Place its highest “much above average” five-star rating in overall quality.

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.

In addition to quality long term care services, St. Joseph’s Place also offers long term and short term rehabilitation, tracheotomy care, head trauma care, respiratory care, and psychological services in a comfortable setting that residents can call “home.”

Schervier Pavilion Residents and Staff Participate in Talent Show During National Nursing Home Week

WARWICK – (June 4) Living the Aloha Spirit” was the theme for this year’s National Nursing Home Week, May 11-17. And for many residents the highlight of a weeklong series of get-togethers at Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System, was a talent show with a Hawaiian touch.

Both residents and staff participated in songs, skits and humorous stage acts including a creative finale where members of the staff and administration, all comically dressed in swimming caps, goggles and swimwear performed a synchronized water ballet behind a blue tarp.

Other entertaining events during National Nursing Home Week included visits by popular entertainers, a limbo contest and tiki bar party. However, the events were not out of the ordinary for the skilled nursing facility, which is part of the Warwick Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System.

“Therapeutic recreation,” said Kari Call, a certified therapy recreation specialist (CTRS) who serves as Director of Recreation at Schervier Pavilion “is essential to the quality of life and the quality of care of individuals receiving health and human services.”

Schervier Pavilion, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Dedicated to the highest standard of health care excellence, its full range of services, such as its therapeutic recreational program, are designed to respond to each individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its sub acute services include IV therapy, Rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the sub-acute unit of the facility and then return to the community where they can resume a more independent life. In some cases, they can then enter Schervier Pavilion’s Day-At-A-Time, an innovative medical adult day care program that provides nursing services, medication administration, ongoing evaluations, and stimulating activities tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.

Wellness Director to Speak at June Diabetes in Check Meeting at St. Anthony Community Hospital

     June 16 program to be conducted by YMCA Wellness Director Michele Bernieri

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WARWICK – (June 9) One of the keys to keeping blood glucose levels at your goal is to balance physical activity and exercise along with the food you eat and any pills or insulin you take. Finding that balance for yourself is important so you can feel your best, do the things you enjoy, and lower your risk of diabetes complications.

Physical exercise can lower your blood glucose, help insulin work better and help you to lose and keep off those extra pounds. And it doesn’t have to be difficult or strenuous.

That message from the American Diabetes Association will be the subject of a talk that South Orange Family YMCA Wellness Director Michele Bernieri will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, June 16. 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.

Bernieri, whose expertise as a fitness instructor first led her to the Middletown YMCA, where she excelled as personal trainer/fitness instructor and floor manager, is currently Wellness Director of the South Orange Family YMCA in Monroe, NY.

On Monday, June 16, she will talk about the Diabetes Prevention program offered at that YMCA as well as the YMCA of Middletown. She will discuss membership and membership assistance in addition to describing the special classes available at the Y.

“Diabetes in Check,” will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this important educational program geared toward all adults with diabetes and their families.

“The benefits of physical activity are numerous for all people in general especially for those who have diabetes,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “Exercise helps control the blood sugar levels, cholesterol and, blood pressure. It helps you sleep better, helps weight control and weight maintenance and on and on and on. We have all heard this before but we need encouragement to get moving and keep moving daily. Our presenter will provide us with information on the YMCA’s many programs which can help us begin our journey to making exercise part of our 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. They will show their patients 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 June 16 “Diabetes in Check” meeting. Seating is limited and all those planning to attend are asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.