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Culinary students highlight healthy eating for kids

ESOPUS (October 18) - Ulster BOCES Culinary seniors held an informational demonstration and food tasting in honor of Childhood Nutrition Day

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Orange Regional Medical Center outpatient services relocated

TOWN OF WALLKILL (September 27) - Orange Regional Medical Center has relocated several of its outpatient services.  The majority of services previously located at the Goshen Patient Service Center and the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion in Middletown have moved to the New Outpatient Services Building and Spagnoli Family Cancer Center on the campus of Orange Regional Medical Center – located at 707 East Main Street in Wallkill.

Services relocated from the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion in Middletown to the new Outpatient Services Building include Orange Regional Medical Group, Outpatient Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Pre-Surgical Testing, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center, the Dunkelman Diabetes Center and Laboratory. Radiation Oncology has been relocated to the new Cancer Center.

Services now relocated from the Goshen Patient Service Center to the Outpatient Services building include Laboratory, Registration and Diagnostic Imaging. Radiation Oncology services will be available at the Goshen Patient Service Center until November.

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Dr. Heublum-Colton with young patient

Orange Regional Medical Group opens Urgent Care in Monroe and Wallkill

TOWN OF WALLKILL (September 26) - Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) now has Urgent Care centers open in Monroe and Wallkill.

The centers deliver a wide range of healthcare services to individuals suffering from significant, yet non-life threatening, injuries or illnesses. These include allergic reactions, nose bleeds, minor lacerations, dehydration, mild to moderate asthma, mild fevers, skin rashes, sprains and broken fingers and toes.

“We are very pleased to offer Urgent Care services in two locations, which will allow more Orange County patients to get the care they need when experiencing a condition that needs immediate medical attention,” said Dr. Rona Heublum-Colton, a Board-certified urgent care and internal medicine physician who leads ORMG’s Urgent Care services. “Our staff is fast and comprehensive in its delivery of healthcare to patients throughout our region.”

ORMG’s Urgent Care services are for individuals of all ages who are not facing emergent situations, but who have injuries or illnesses serious enough that they cannot wait for an appointment with their primary physician. No appointment is required.

The Urgent Care centers are located in Monroe at 475 Route 17M (in the Stop & Shop Plaza) and in Wallkill, at 707 East Main Street (in the Outpatient Services Building on the main campus of Orange Regional Medical Center). The Monroe location is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Walkill location is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

The Middletown Urgent Care center is located within the new 153,000 square-foot, five-story Outpatient Services Building on the main campus of Orange Regional Medical Center. The new building is adjacent to the new 26,000-square-foot, single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center. The $99 million expansion project relocates most outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into new, state-of-the-art buildings. Both new buildings are patient-centered healing environments that incorporate all the latest technology and amenities for patients and families.



Catskill Regional Medical Center announces addition to RISE Program leadership

HARRIS (September 26) - Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Natalie Gomez as Crisis Counselor / Advocate to its Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) Program. In her position as Crisis Counselor / Advocate, Ms. Gomez provides support to clients who have been sexually assaulted in Sullivan County. She acts as an advocate for medical cases involving the emergency department, police stations and the court system. Ms. Gomez also provides counseling as well as individual and group therapy to help victims cope with their experiences.

“We are so happy to have Natalie join the RISE Program at Catskill Regional Medical Center,” said RISE Program Manager, Deborah O’Malley. “She is an asset to our community and the victims she advocates for.”

Gomez has more than 20 years of experience in counseling and case management. Prior to joining Catskill Regional Medical Center, she held positions as a therapist at Apple Services / Crisis Center where she worked with sexually abused children and teens. Ms. Gomez, a licensed Mental Health Counselor, also had a private practice where she provided individual counseling to adults, adolescents and children for various mental health issues and couples therapy and specialized in multicultural/diversity counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy, women’s empowerment and holistic health. She is also a member of the Sullivan County Community Services Board.    

Gomez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology and Criminology from St. Leo University MacDill Air Force Base of Florida and went on to pursue her Masters of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in community psychology from Springfield College in Tampa, Florida. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Incident Management. She is a licensed mental health counselor and is a certified holistic life coach.

The RISE program of Sullivan County, advocates for men, women, and children who are or have been a victim of sexual violence. RISE provides individual and group counseling, and advocacy and accompaniment services to the emergency room, police station, and court appearances. The Program maintains a 24-hour rape and sexual assault helpline by dialing 845-791-9595. Trained staff and volunteers provide callers with emergency crisis intervention, crisis counseling as well as information and referrals. 

The RISE Program provides free educational and or training programs to schools, community and professional organizations.

The RISE program is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the rape helpline.  For more information about the RISE Program or to volunteer, call 845-794-3300 ext. 2442 or email


Diamond Gala raises about $450,000 for Vassar Brothers Medical Center

POUGHKEEPSIE (September 21) - The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center raised about $450,000 at its 27th annual Diamond Gala, which honored Dr. Mohan Sarabu and Dr. Frank Pedevillano. Retired life trustees Richard Chazen, Bernard Handel, Matthew Lampell, Ethelyn Mund, John O’Shea and Francis Wise also received special recognition.

About 750 people attended the annual event on Sept. 17 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. The co-chairs were Elizabeth and Dr. Ethan Gundeck and Rita and Barry Rothfeld. The black tie event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the City of Poughkeepsie medical center.

L-R: Diamond Gala co-chairs Rita and Barry Rothfeld, Honorees Dr. Frank Pedevillano and Dr. Mohan Sarabu, Vassar Brothers
Medical Center President Ann McMackin and Diamond Gala co-chairs Elizabeth and Dr. Ethan Gundeck. (photo: On Location Studios)

The retired life trustees, each a former board chair, played an integral role in Vassar Brothers’ evolution from a small community hospital to a medical center serving the mid-Hudson region. Together, they have contributed a combined 213 years of service to the medical center.

Sarabu is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in South India, Sarabu came to the United States in 1975 to start his training in surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He continued his surgical training at New Rochelle Medical Center in New Rochelle and went on to complete a fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Sarabu, named a “Top Physician” by New York Magazine in 2005, came to Vassar Brothers in 2006 to head the cardiac surgery program as the director of cardiothoracic surgery. He and his wife, Lalitha, have two grown children.

Pedevillano is a family practice physician on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. A native of Paramus, N.J., Pedevillano graduated from the New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a family practice residency at The Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. After his residency, Pedevillano moved to Poughkeepsie to work in a family practice as well as the Emergency Department at Vassar Brothers. Pedevillano and his wife, Diane, have five kids. 

For information on making a gift of support, call the Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center at 845-790-9360 (TTY 1-800-421-1220).


Horizon Family Medical campaign seeks to boost diabetes awareness

GOSHEN (September 6) - Horizon Family Medical Group wants your family healthy and has launched an effort to further raise awareness of diabetes among its patients, providers and staff.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA,) almost 30 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, and 86 million more Americans have prediabetes. In the US, someone is diagnosed with the disease every 23 seconds, the ADA says.  A total of 850,000 people don’t know they have the disease, according to

As part of Horizon’s diabetes awareness-raising campaign, the Group will host a fundraising bowling event for employees, their friends and family on September 24. The event will be held at Colonial Lanes in Chester from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost of $20 per person includes the game, shoes, pizza and soda. In addition, Horizon will participate in a virtual walk for diabetes on September 25. All proceeds from both fundraisers will benefit the ADA.

There will also be a continuing series of quarterly breakfasts and lunches in October and November done in conjunction with Shop Rite, where seniors will learn how to eat healthy and lower their diabetic risk. The lunches are planned for Woodbuy and New Windsor.

Horizon’s efforts are part of the Group’s participation in a sweeping nationwide campaign by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and the ADA entitled “Diabetes: Together 2 Goal.” The purpose of the campaign is to “improve the lives of 1 million people with Type 2 diabetes,” in three years, according to the AMGA.
Horizon Family along with the Together 2 Goal wants everyone to remember 80 percent of Type 2 diabetes is preventable with lifestyle changes including getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, giving up smoking and lowering cholesterol, according to  


Orange County proclaims September as Recovery Month

MIDDLETOWN (September 2) – The Orange County Legislature and Orange County Executive joined together to proclaim September as Recovery Month in Orange County. Legislative Chairman Stephen Brescia and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus presented a proclamation to representatives from Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, HONOR, and RECAP at the Orange County Legislature’s September meeting.

Recovery month is a national observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to raise awareness of mental and/or substance use disorders. It celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

According to SAMHSA, among people aged 12 and older, 21.5 million people (8.1%) in the United States were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year. An estimated 100,000 people in Orange County are affected by issues of mental health and substance use, according to the Orange County Department of Mental Health.

The proclamation recognizes that behavioral health is an essential part of health and one’s overall wellness, and prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders works, treatment is effective, and people do recover.  Preventing and overcoming mental and/or substance use disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.

During Recovery Month, and every month, Orange County residents are reminded to encourage relatives and friends of people with mental and/or substance use disorders to implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem, and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services.

A variety of treatment and prevention support services are available in Orange County.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan


ORMC improves focus on providing excellent end-of-life care

MIDDLETOWN (September 2) - Orange Regional Medical Center has improved its clinicians’ focus on providing excellent end-of-life care by encouraging conversations with seriously ill patients and their family members. Orange Regional recently completed a key milestone in this project by improving providers’ access to the New York State eMOLST Registry. eMOLST allows clinicians to capture patients’ end-of-life orders, and accompanying documentation, to ensure patients’ wishes can be honored at all times and in all care settings.

Orange Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the Hudson Valley to have this technical integration and the first hospital statewide to have broad clinical implementation of eMOLST.

The Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program helps ensure quality end-of-life care through shared, informed, decision-making conversations between seriously ill patients, their families and healthcare professionals. MOLST orders are documented on the NYSDOH MOLST form and must be signed by a physician. The electronic version, eMOLST, is a secure, web-based system that allows for both MOLST form completion and documentation of the discussion in a centralized database that also serves as New York’s Registry for these documents. eMOLST allows health care professionals to complete the entire MOLST process online and guarantees that the orders and all necessary documentation of the conversation are always accessible. 

Orange Regional’s Information Technology (IT) department has taken an extra step to integrate eMOLST into its Epic EMR for easy access by clinicians and other hospital staff. This integration simplifies the login process and search function for providers and allows a patient’s eMOLST orders to be retrieved quickly.

“One of our values is to reduce complexity and risk by simplifying the tools we employ," said Orange Regional Medical Center VP, Information technology and Chief Information Officer Brian Tew.  "The integration with eMOLST to our EMR system provides a more efficient way to access critical information and improves the care we provide. Also, reducing the number of mouse clicks and required log-ins makes everyone happier.” 

"We ensure that our patient goals for care and preferences for care and treatment can be honored at any time across the GHVHS,” added Orange Regional Medical Center Administrator of IT Clinical & Business Applications, Dr. Ashok Kumar, MD. “This Single Sign-on (SSO) with patient context integration allows our healthcare providers to complete the eMOLST form and documents seamlessly."

Orange Regional’s clinical staff, led by Medical Director for the Palliative Medicine, Dr. Emma Fattakhov, is incorporating eMOLST discussions into routine patient care for individuals who are appropriate for these conversations. MOLST orders are only recommended for people who are seriously ill and close to the end of life. MOLST orders must be honored whether the patient is at home, in the hospital, in a nursing home, or in any other setting. eMOLST helps ensure accuracy in MOLST completion and guarantees accessibility to these critical medical orders in an emergency.

“Orange Regional’s focus on eMOLST integration complements its continued commitment to improving multiple aspects of care for patients and their families in the Hudson Valley,” said Medical Director for the Palliative Medicine, Dr. Emma Fattakhov. “eMOLST implementation and further IT integration is in line with the nationally recommended approach for improving end-of-life care as described by the Institute of Medicine in the landmark 2014 report, Dying in America, which cites eMOLST as a best practice for end-of-life discussions and accurate documentation.”

More information about the MOLST is available at To learn more about eMOLST, please visit NYSeMOLSTregistry.


Catskill Regional Medical Center debuts inpatient education system

HARRIS (August 31) – Catskill Regional Medical Center has enhanced its patient services with the addition of the TIGR System, an on-demand patient education system that engages patients in their recovery by providing custom health education plans and hospital information at the bedside through the television.

“Offering the TIGR system at Catskill Regional provides patients and their families with Hospital information and patient education right at their fingertips,” said Gerard Galarneau, MD, Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, “This addition really elevates the patient experience and allows us to provide exceptional health care.”

The TIGR system, which can be accessed on a patient’s television in each patient room, acts as a hub for pertinent information including parking and food service options while also providing on-demand health education. Patients and their families most often want more information about their diagnosis, treatment and recovery and with the addition of the TIGR system, information is delivered in an interactive way which empowers patients to be more informed on their medical treatments and recovery.

Catskill Regional is committed to delivering patient-centered quality health care in a healing environment. As a community hospital in tune with public health needs, Catskill Regional also provides education and training for our health care staff and members of the community.  For more information, please visit

Catskill Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Orange Regional Medical Center offers free prostate screenings

TOWN OF WALLKILL (August 29) - Orange Regional Medical Center in partnership with Orange Regional Medical Group is offering free prostate cancer screenings during the week of September 19 at the Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Wallkill. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 12. Appointments are limited.

The prostate screening consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which takes about a minute to perform.  The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.  The prostate screening program is for men who meet the following criteria:

  • Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past 5 years
  • Have no personal history of prostate cancer
  • Are between the ages of 40 - 75

According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, treatment options are much broader, and the chances for a cure are much greater. For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.   


Horizon Family Medical launches campaign to boost diabetes awareness

GOSHEN (August 23) - Horizon Family Medical Group wants your family healthy and has launched an effort to further raise awareness of diabetes among its patients, providers and staff.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA,) almost 30 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, and 86 million more Americans have prediabetes. In the US, someone is diagnosed with the disease every 23 seconds, the ADA says.  A total of 850,000 people don’t know they have the disease, according to

Horizon’s awareness initiative kicked off in May with a Mother’s Day fundraising basket that included a voucher for services at a local wellness center. Funds raised were used to send a child to Camp Aspire in Rochester, NY. The camp is a place where children with diabetes enjoy camaraderie, learning about their disease and fun. The balance of the funds were donated to the ADA Research Fund.

Horizon’s diabetes awareness-raising campaign will continue with a fundraising bowling event and a virtual walk in September. There will also be a continuing series of quarterly breakfasts and lunches done in conjunction with Shop Rite, where seniors will learn how to eat healthy and lower their diabetic risk.


St. Christopher’s, Inc., expands development department; hires director of institutional advancement

DOBBS FERRY (August 23) – With the need to pursue more funding opportunities and grow its programs, St. Christopher’s, Inc. has announced the appointment of Julie Wynohradnyk as the new Director of Institutional Advancement.

Full details on our Education Page


Dr. Nemec

Health Quest Medical Practice adds physician in Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE (August 9) - Dr. Carolyn Nemec joined Health Quest Medical Practice’s Division of Primary Care in Poughkeepsie.

"I am very excited to bring my expertise in women's health to Health Quest.” Nemec said. “I enjoy spending time with patients and I feel everyone should have a good partnership with their primary care provider."

Most recently, Nemec served at a private practice in Bellmore, N.Y., and as director of women’s health at MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.

Nemec graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Notre Dame College in Cleveland. She received her doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1985, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Akron City Hospital, in Akron, Ohio, in 1988.

She has completed a Medical Breast Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006, and a fellowship for Physicians for Reproductive Health in 2013. Nemec has been practicing medicine since 1980 and is a native of Cleveland.

The Division for Primary Care is at 1 Pine Street, Poughkeepsie. Make an appointment with Nemec by calling 845-483-0447 (TTY 1-800-421-1220).


VA Hudson Valley offers caregiver telephone education groups

MONTROSE (August 1) – The Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System will conduct three telephone education groups titled “Setting Boundaries: Defining What is Best for You, the Caregiver,” in the month of August.

The groups will be offered Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 p.m., or Wednesday, August 24, 3:00 p.m. The VA Caregiver Support Line will facilitate the sessions, which are open to family caregivers of Veterans of all eras. People who wish to participate should register now by calling (845) 831-2000, John Imundo at extension 5487 or Anne Milliken at extension 5122.

Transcripts and handouts from past groups can be found at


Middletown dentists partner practice

MIDDLETOWN (August 1) - Dr. David Ainbinder, Dr. Joann Cassimatis, and Dr. Robert Amante have combined their dental practice with Mondovi Dental effective May 31, 2016. All three doctors, who received their dental degrees from various well-renowned dental schools, have been providing care to the Middletown area for many years and are excited to continue serving their patients under this new partnership.

“I’ve made a commitment to providing excellent, comfortable dental care to patients and their families so that bright, beautiful smiles are the end result,” said Dr. Cassimatis. “By combining our practice with Mondovi Dental, we can focus even more of our efforts on patient care as we spend less time on the administrative details.”

Features of the dental practice in Middletown include general dentistry care to patients of all ages with services such as preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and children’s dentistry.


Orange Regional Medical Center supports World Breastfeeding Week

MIDDLETOWN (July 26) – On August 5, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Rowley Family Birthing Center will participate in The Global Big Latch On in support of World Breastfeeding Week. The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. The event will be held in Orange Regional’s Conference Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Participants must register by calling 1-888-321-6762 or online at Check in begins at 10:00 a.m. and The Big Latch On begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

The Rowley Family Birthing Center also offers a New Moms’ Support Group which meets every Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott located at 24 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown. The support group welcomes new mothers and their babies to share experiences, discuss questions with other new moms, exchange ideas and challenges, gain knowledge and learn skills regarding newborn care and parenting. Fathers, grandparents and caregivers are welcome.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every year, August 1 through August 7, in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

For more information on the Rowley Family Birthing Center, visit

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Health and Technology Camp for young adults at HealthAlliance Hospital

KINGSTON (July 18) - The Benedictine Health Foundation received a generous grant from Ulster Savings Bank to fund a Health and Technology Camp at HealthAlliance Hospital, Member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, to be held July 25 - 29. 

"We're very pleased to provide funding in support of the 2016 HealthAlliance Health & Technology Camp," said Jeffrey Wood, Ulster Savings Bank Vice President and Chair of the Ulster Savings Bank Donations Committee.  "The Camp provides an excellent educational opportunity for these students, as well as offering them insights into the clinical and complementary services provided to patients throughout the HealthAlliance health care system."

The innovative, week-long summer program will provide 10 - 12 year old children with the opportunity to observe many different aspects of healthcare.  Campers will be grouped in teams and attend classes on CPR and summer safety.  They will shadow medical professionals and visit clinical areas including nursing, emergency medicine, maternity, and mental health, as well as non-clinical including engineering, security and information technology. 

"Due to the generous support of Ulster Savings Bank, the Benedictine Health Foundation is honored to fund the Health and Technology Camp,” said Robert Ryan, Jr., President of the Benedictine Health Foundation Board.  “This is a memorable experience for the campers and the hospital staff, and exemplifies our Foundation's tradition of supporting compassionate care for the people in our community."

A graduation and awards ceremony will be held at the end of the week where campers will present PowerPoint presentations on their team's favorite area of healthcare.  


Dr. Kamthan

Catskill Regional Medical Center welcomes medical oncologist

HARRIS (July 12) Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Board-certified Medical Oncologist, Arvind G. Kamthan, M.D., M.R.C.P. (U.K.), F.A.C.P. to lead our Hematology, Oncology & Infusion Services Department at Catskill Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kamthan is an Oncologist with Catskill Regional Medical Group.

Dr. Kamthan completed his medical training at SMS Medical College in India and residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center at West Virginia University with a fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Kamthan has been practicing medicine for over 23 years. His clinical research in oncology has appeared in multiple publications and is a Travel award winner for Research in Oncology by American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

“We are very excited to have Dr. Kamthan join our team. His expertise will be a great addition to our oncology program and a great benefit to our patients,” said Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, Gerard Galarneau, MD.

Catskill Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. For more information about Catskill Regional Medical Center, visit


St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital earns third straight Most Wired distinction

NEWBURGH (July 12) - For the third straight year, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has been included on the list of Health Care’s Most Wired® hospitals, ranking among the nation’s best in using information technology to improve patient care. 

The survey, recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. Conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016, the survey of 680 participants representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals—more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.—examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration. 

This year’s survey focused on the use of telehealth to fill gaps in care, provide 24-hour, 7-day-per-week care, and increase access to medical specialists. In redefining the way that they provide care in their communities, Most Wired hospitals are using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, which includes electronic access to their care team.

“With our current focus on population health and community education, it is more important than ever to find new and creative ways to reach the people we serve,” said SLCH Interim President and CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk. “Technology will continue to evolve and provide new ways to provide value-based care, making it imperative that we be at the forefront of these emerging opportunities. I am proud of how our clinical and support teams are working together to make sure we are providing our patients with the highest possible standard of care.”





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