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: bschs.bonsecours.com