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Crystal Run Healthcare prenatal classes

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare has added new class dates for its series of Prenatal Classes for Expectant Parents. In addition to the classes being held in Middletown and Warwick, classes will also be offered in Rock Hill at the Practice’s 61 Emerald Place location.  Read more

Bon Secours celebrates 20th anniversary of Mental Health Department

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Thursday, May 1, Bon Secours Community Hospital celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Mental Health Department and a quarter century of its New Directions Unit.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, has been treating mental illness for 20 years and providing rehabilitation, including “New Directions,” a detoxification program, for over 25 years.  Read more

Bon Secours hosted Behavioral Health Fair

PORT JERVIS, NY — May was Mental Health Month and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general well being Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted an all day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair.

The local community was treated to free refreshments, musical entertainment, children’s events and demonstrations along with dietary and therapy information and handouts.  Read more

Crystal Run Healthcare raises nearly $20,000 for Walk to Cure Arthritis

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to raise funds for the 2014 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis held on May 3 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $14,208 in donations to benefit the walk. Including Crystal Run Healthcare’s corporate sponsorship, a grand total of $19,208 was donated to the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, benefactor of the Walk to Cure Arthritis.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

5/2/14 — Alyvia Grace Worden was born to Holly and William Worden of Port Jervis, NY. Maternal grandparents are James Stewart of Milford, PA and Jane Stewart of Greely, PA. Paternal grandparents are Linda and R. Michael Worden of Port Jervis, NY.
5/5/14 — Lyra Ann Shencavitz was born to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa Jarski of Kingston, NY and George Shencavitz of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Charity Health System thanks volunteers

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Last year volunteers at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern donated a record 80,014 hours of their time in service.

On May 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System honored volunteers at a luncheon at the Fountains Wallkill Golf Course in Middletown. Senior administrators expressed their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens.

Bon Secours nurses complete ‘Caring Advocate’ program

WARWICK, NY — On Wednesday, April 30, six of seven registered nurses and one holistic health practitioner, all serving in Orange and Rockland county hospitals that form the Bon Secours Charity Health System, participated in a graduation ceremony held in the chapel at Mount Alverno Center.  Read more

What you need to know about Hepatitis C

Recently there has been increasing attention given to Hepatitis C in the print media because of new treatments available. Hepatitis C is not a newly discovered disease, but most of us are not aware of its potential to cause serious disease.  Read more

Healthy Steps Program targets fall prevention

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s Marie Alexander and Carleen Faatz traveled to Waymart to present a program called Healthy Steps for Older Adults “Falls Prevention.” This program is a part of the Primetime Health program written by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The program is designed to help those who are 50 years of age and older take better care of themselves, stay healthy and prevent falls. The group learned how to make their homes safer, eat more healthily and what questions to ask their physicians.  Read more

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group formed

LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too.  Read more

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