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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Group has announced that that Lauren S. Roman, MD has joined their staff as a board-certified family medicine physician servicing both the Callicoon and Livingston Manor medical offices of Catskill Regional Medical Group. Read more
Depression and anxiety are emotional states that may occur together or at different times. They can be short and transitory, or extend for years and block progress. Often, depression relates to self-esteem and motivation, while anxiety relates to feelings of fear, dread, or general nervousness. Either condition can cause a person to feel stuck, hopeless, isolated, or unable to move forward. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Seen here are Crystal Run employees Lynn Haskin, left, Kristan Paladino, Tara Winchell, Marjorie Weidkam, Dr. Samir Sodha and daughter Niva, Eileen Hogan, Bonnie Ferraiolo and Ann Kelly at the 2015 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis. Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to fundraise for the walk, held on May 2 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $10,359 in donations to benefit the walk. Read more