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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

More Than $280,000 From Community Support to Benefit Patients at Bon Secours Community Hospital

Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation Raises Funds for Advanced Equipment and Technology

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Port Jervis, NY (January 3, 2017) - Port Jervis area residents know that local access to advanced healthcare is essential. That’s why they support the Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation’s efforts to expand and enhance their hospital’s programs and services.

As a result of donations from patients, local residents and area businesses, the Foundation is able to disburse more than $280,000 to benefit patients receiving surgical services and cardiac care at the hospital and residents of St. Joseph’s Place, the skilled nursing facility. The funds were generated through the Foundation’s annual Golf Classic, direct mail appeals and other fundraising initiatives.

Bon Secours Community Hospital is using the money to upgrade medical equipment and technology. For patients requiring surgery, a new Temperature Management System in the operating rooms (OR) shows continuous temperature and humidity levels, providing up-to-date data critical for making real-time adjustments while improving the hospital’s efforts to keep infection rates low. New Steris Surgical Lights in the OR provide state-of-the-art lighting. And the new Medtronic ManoScan and Pill Cam equipment enhances doctors’ abilities to diagnose and treat gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases, eliminating the need for patients to travel at least one and a half hours for testing – a significant convenience for people living in the Port Jervis area. Additionally, the hospital’s Electrocardiogram Department (EKG) received funds for a new bed, which will be used for outpatient EKG tests to assess the heart’s electrical activity.

“These enhancements are helping to bring our community advanced care, close to home,” said Sophie Crawford-Rosso, vice president of Patient Care at Bon Secours Community Hospital. “We are committed to providing the highest quality of care, and our ability to treat patients using leading-edge equipment and technology is key to realizing that goal.”

Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation Chair Lisa Toaldo, D.M.D. said, “Community support helps makes local access to state-of-the-art care a reality. There are many ways area residents may participate, from working on event committees to attending events to making donations – we welcome the community to join us in helping to advance local access to advanced care.”

For more information, call the Bon Secours Community Foundation at (845) 368-5151 or send an email to: Info_bschsfoundations@bshsi.org.

About Bon Secours Community Hospital, a Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

For nearly a century, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, has served the residents of Western Orange County, New York, Pike County, Pennsylvania, and Northern Sussex County, New Jersey, as the area’s premier healthcare provider. The hospital serves its community with 122 beds for acute care and medical-surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department, long-term care and rehabilitation, a dedicated bariatric surgery unit, behavioral health, and outpatient services. For more information about Bon Secours Community Hospital and the services provided, visit www.bschs.bonsecours.com or follow the hospital at www.facebook.com/bschs and www.twitter.com/bschs.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,500-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, NY, spanning seven hospitals and several campuses and locations in the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 10,000 people, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals and numerous health-related centers, programs and services, today WMCHealth is the leading and pre-eminent provider of integrated health in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit www.wmchealth.org.

Photo caption: Pictured from L to R – Cathy Coughlin-Phraner, RN, BSN, MSHCA, CASC, CNOR, nurse manager, Perioperative Services, Regina Stafford, RN, clinical director, ICU and Telemetry, John Donahue, Sean Scully, Lisa Toaldo, DMD, chairman of the board, and Adele Coates, director of St. Joseph’s Place.