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December 01, 2015
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Atlantic Health System donates to Black Bear

MILFORD, PA — Milford Health and Wellness Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System, donated $2,500 to the Black Bear Film Fest. As a part of its commitment to community health, Milford Health and Wellness has been an ongoing sponsor of the film fest. It is the sponsor of the Glow Bear, an entry in the Artful Bear project that raises funds for the film festival every year in which area artists decorate bear forms that are displayed around the county. “Glow Bear” was decorated by artist Angelow Marfisi.
For more information about the Black Bear Film Fest, visit www.blackbearfilm.com.

The opposite of relapse is personal growth

Recovery from addiction is part and parcel of mental health for a person with a history of addiction.

For a recovering addict or alcoholic, as well as for family and loved ones, relapse can be more painful and unsettling than the initial realization and admission of being an addict or alcoholic. Falling back into old patterns that lead to picking up a former drug of choice can drive home an awareness of powerlessness over the disease.  Read more

Bon Secours holds Ladies Night Out

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Monday, 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, discussed solutions to common orthopedic conditions. They ranged from carpal tunnel syndrome to back and knee problems that may or may not require surgery.  Read more

CRMC announces leadership positions

HARRIS, NY — Carmen Kunze-Rubert and Werner Escobar have been promoted to leadership positions at Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

Kunze-Rubert has been promoted to manager of revenue-cycle operations. She will oversee both patient financial services and patient access management in her new role. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Walden University, is certified in EPIC Resolute Hospital Billing (HB) and is credentialed as an HB analyst.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Isabella Louise Brannen was born to Kristina and Jason Brannen of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are William and Margie Kohlmann of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Louise Hall of White Mills, PA.
Jason Patrick Green was born on August 1, 2015 to Lindsey Bayly and Michael Green of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Charles Bayly of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Trey and Margaret Green of White Sulphur Springs, NY.  Read more

Crystal Run oncologist writes article on value of care

MIDDLETOWN, NY — An oncologist at Crystal Run Healthcare, G. Varuni Kondagunta, MD was recently recognized in the American Journal of Managed Care for her article, titled “Balancing Innovation with Cost in Diagnostic Care.” The article outlined the challenges of determining value in the face of rising costs of oncology treatment. Additionally, it discussed real-world examples of maintaining quality of care by following nationally accepted treatment guidelines and concurrently achieving value in oncology.  Read more

Newland-Pagan joins Middletown Medical

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Middletown Medical has added to its staff Dr. Yvonne Newland-Pagan, an otolaryngologist/ear, nose and throat physician, and her successful private practice in Ferndale.
Newland-Pagan is a board-certified otolaryngologist with more than three decades of experience in treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT), along with head and neck related surgery. Since 1989, Dr. Newland-Pagan has operated a private practice in Liberty (Ferndale). She previously had a similar practice in Missouri.  Read more

Line of hope

ELDRED, NY — On Sunday, September 13, volunteers from across the U.S. will participate in the sixth annual Human Line of Hope on the fight against childhood cancer. Each person in a team holds a letter, spelling out the name or phrase of their choice. Messages can be the names of loved ones lost and battling cancer or words of inspiration. Each letter requires a donation, with all proceeds benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.  Read more

What you need to know if you are hospitalized

Most of us dread the thought of being hospitalized. Increasingly, many surgical and diagnostic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis, with the person going home the same day and not requiring admission. For more serious medical and surgical illnesses, the only option is often to be admitted to the hospital.  Read more

Ellenville hospital opens new building

ELLENVILLE, NY — Ellenville Regional Hospital hosted the grand opening of its new building, which connects the hospital with the Ellenville Family Health Center located next door to the hospital, on July 22. Steven L. Kelley, president and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital, hosted the event. An invocation and remarks were presented by Rev. Julius Collins, Chairman, Ellenville Regional Hospital Board of Trustees. Keynote speakers were Mike Hein, Ulster County Executive, and the honoree Neil S. Calman, MD.  Read more

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