St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

 Information & Upcoming Events



SLCH Diabetes Education 

March 2019 Calendar

Check out the March schedule, includ ing education sessions, office hours with our educators and support groups in both Newburgh and Cornwall.
Kidney Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Saturday, March 30 | 11 a.m.
Chester Public Library
1784 Kings Highway | Chester, NY
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Help recognize National Kidney Month with this free seminar​ by urologist Dr. Christopher Han on the prevention, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer. Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell production. According to the American Cancer Society, kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Register by clicking below or calling (845) 784-3849.

Colon Cancer Education & Screening
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m.
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
321 S. William St. | Newburgh, NY
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Did you know that seven out of 12 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have no symptoms? Join Dr. Arif Muslim and Dr. Javier Ruiz for a free seminar to learn the latest information on colon cancer prevention and treatment. Take-home colon cancer screening kits will be available to those who are eligible. Click below to register​ or call (845) 568-2561.

Bariatric Surgery Seminar & Support Group
2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
SLCH Newburgh Campus
Seminar at 6 p.m. | Support Group at 7 p.m.
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At the SLCH Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, we provide our patients with continued support and information throughout their weight loss journey. One of the first steps in this journey is to learn about all of the different surgical weight loss options available to you. Our free seminar will include how each surgery works, the risks and benefits, as well as how our team can help you make these important lifestyle changes. Call (845) 568-2825 to reserve your seat today!


February 2019 Healthy Heart Newsletter

American Heart Month was enacted in December of 1963 and first celebrated in February 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson made it so via proclamation #3566, and the Congress issued a joint resolution that requested the standing President issue an annual proclamation designating February of each year as American Heart Month. The rate of death from heart disease was more than 50% in the early 1960s – it is now less than 25%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


SLCH In The News 


Fighting Fraud: Senate Aging Committee Identifies Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation's Seniors

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SLCH is the Only Verfied Level III Trauma Center in the Hudson Valley

SLCH and MISN are teaming up to offer free prenatal breastfeeding classes that are open to both mom and dad, as well as a support group for new breastfeeding mothers. Both classes meet in both Newburgh and Cornwall. For more information, or to register, text or call Stephanie, MISN Director, at (845) 492-9027 or email

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT ACCEPTED HEALTH PLANS: St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital accepts most major health insurers in the Hudson Valley Region, including Empire BlueCross. A recent article in the local media has spurred much question over local healthcare providers and their participation in Empire BlueCross. We want to ensure our patients that SLCH is currently accepting Empire BlueCross. For a full list of Health Plans accepted by SLCH, please clickhere.

Early Lung Cancer Action Program 

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital is participating in the Early Lung Cancer Action Program. For more information about this program, please visit


SLCH: Past. Present. Future



SLCH Payment Portal

With the new Patient Payment Portal, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital now has a simple tool for patients to access their healthcare bills and pay online

- Quickly and easily pay bills online anytime, anywhere

- View a summary of all patients linked to the user account

- Access receipts for any payment

- View statements and pay balances

- Save preferred payment methods for easy payments


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Value Based Payments (Español)





Consistent with its current practices of universal precautions, St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital has proactively put several additional measures into place to prepare staff on the proper protocol should they encounter a patient who is screened and suspected to have the Ebola virus. Hospital officials are working with several agencies, including our Local County Health Department, NYS DOH and the CDC to ensure that all guidelines are met.


For more information on precautionary measures for the Ebola virus, please

click here.

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 SLCH In The Community

Find Your Reason to Quit!


Whether it’s wanting to improve their health, save some money or helping your family, everyone has their own reasons for finally putting an end to their smoking habit. While getting ready to quit, think about why you are going through this process. Remind yourself of them every day and use them as inspiration.

A few reasons to quit that you might want to consider —

Health & Appearance
- My chances of having cancer, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other diseases will go down
- I will be less likely to get sick
- I will breathe easier and cough less
- My blood pressure will go down
- My skin will look healthier, and I will look more youthful
- My teeth and fingernails will not be stained

- I will have more money to spend
- I can spend more time with family, catch up on work, or dive into my favorite hobby
- I won’t have to worry about when I can smoke next or where I can or can’t smoke
- My food will taste better
- My clothes will smell better
- My car‚ home‚ and kids won’t smell like smoke
- I will be able to smell food, flowers, and other things better

Your Loved Ones
- I will set a great example for my kids; it takes a lot of strength to quit
- My friends, family, co-workers, and other loved ones will be proud of me
- I will protect my friends and family from the dangers of secondhand smoke
- My children will be healthier
- I will have more energy to do the things I love with friends and family
- I will get healthy to make sure I am around to share in my family’s special moments


Health Milestones
- Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure drop
- Within 12 hours, the carbon monoxide level in your blood stream drops to normal
- Within 3 months, your circulation and lung function improves
- After 9 months, you will cough less and breathe easier
- After 1 year, your risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half
- After 5 years, your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half
- After 10 years, you are one-half as likely to die from lung cancer, and your risk of larynx or pancreatic cancer decreases
- After 15 years, your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker’s risk


Stop Smoking Resources
- SmokeFreeWomen
- SmokefreeTeen
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association


Mar. 14, 2019 SLCH Kicks Off ED Expansion
Feb. ​​14, 2019 SLCH Newborns Wearing Red Hats In February
Jan. 21, 2019 Weight Loss Surgery Program Now Offering Monthly Education
Jan. 17, 2019 SLCH Recognizes Importance of National Blood Donor Month
Jan. 11, 2019 Cornwall Girl Scout Project Assists Elaine Kaplan NICU
Jan. 10, 2019 SLCH Welcomes First Baby of 2019
Jan. 2, 2019 SLCH Cardiovascular Institute Performs First Coronary Atherectomy
​​Oct.​ 3,​​​​​​ ​​2​018 SLCH Recognized as a Great Place to Work® ... Again
​​Oct.​ 2,​​​​​​ ​​2​018 Annual Gala Raises Close to $300,000 in Support of SLCH
​​Sep​​​t. 6​,​​​​​​ ​​2​018 Healthgrades Names SLCH 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery Care
​​July 3​1​,​​​​​​ ​​2018 Elaine Kaplan NICU Holds 21st Annual Celebration
​​July 3​1,​​​​​​ ​​2018 SLCH Honors Stillman Family
​​July 30,​​​​​​ ​​2018 Foundation Announces 2018 Gala Honorees
​​July 3,​​​​​​ ​​2018 Littman Cancer Center Celebrates ​Survivors
​​July 2,​​​​​​ ​​2018 Annual Golf and Tennis Outing Raises More Thank $125K
​​June 6,​​​​​​ ​​2018 St. Luke's Cornwall Health System Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships
​​June 5,​​​​​​ ​​2018 SLCH Celebrates Men's Health Month With Full Slate of Activities
​​May 14,​​​​​​ ​​2018 SLCH and Community Groups Partner on Third Annual Baby Shower
May 9,​​​​​​ ​​2018 Dr. Geoffrey Brackett Receives UHF Distinguished Trustee Award
Apr. ​25,​​​​​​ ​​2018 SLCH Named to Becker's Top 150 Places To Work
Apr. 12,​​​​​​ ​​2018 SLCH Celebrates "Move More Month"
Apr. 5,​​​​ ​​2018 Diabetes Support Groups Now in Newburgh & Cornwall
Apr. 3,​​​​ 2018 Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching
M​ar. 7,​​ 2018 SLCH Recognized By Healthgrades for General Surgery
Feb. 22,​​ 2018 SLCH Honors Board Members
Feb. 5,​​ 2018 Deployed Dad Watches Birth
Jan​​.​​ 31,​​ 2018 SLCH Officially Joins Montefiore Health System
Jan.​​ ​2,​​ 2018 SLCH Names New Chief Medical Officer
Dec. 4, ​2017 SLCH Holds Recognition Ceremony for City of Newburgh PD
​​​Nov. 30, 2017 SLCH Certified As Great Place To Work
​​​Oct. 31, 2017 Joseph Surace Named AHA Heart Walk Chair
​Oct. 30​, 2017 SLCH Partners with City of Newburgh PD for Active Shooter Drill
​Oct. 3​, 2017 SLCH October Education and Outreach Events
​Sept. 15​, 2017 A​nnual Gala Raises $245,000 In Support of SLCH​
​Aug. 28​, 2017 SLCH September Community Education Calender Set​
Aug. 17, 2017 Healthgrades Names SLCH 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery​​
Aug. 3, 2017 Foundation Announces 2017 Gala Honorees​​
Aug. 1, 2017 SLCH August Community Education Calendar Set​​
July 25, 2017 SLCH Elaine Kaplan NICU holds 20th Annual Celebration​​
July 19, 2017 SLCH Named Most Wired For Fourth Straight Year​​
July 7, 2017
Golf & Tennis Outing Raises More Than $100K for Cardiovascular Institute
June 29, 2017 SLCH Offering Robust July Outreach Schedule
June 22, 2017 Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships
June 5, 2017 SLCH Recognized by AHA for Stroke Care
May 31, 2017 Robust Community Education Schedule Set for June
May 18, 2017 SLCH Receives Donation From KeyBank Foundation
May 17, 2017 SLCH Cuts the Ribbon on Fishkill Sleep Center
May 3, 2017 ​​Community Events Plentiful During May
Mar. 30, 2017 April Community Outreach Schedule Set
Mar. 27, 2017 Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
Feb. 21, 2017 SLCH Trauma Team Trains Newburgh PD to "Stop the Bleed"
Feb. 14, 2017 SLCH Verified As Level III Trauma Center
Feb. 9, 2017 SLCH Cuts Ribbon on New Service in Cornwall
Jan. 30, 2017 SLCH Set for Busy February In the Community
Jan. 25, 2017 SLCH Appoints New Board Chair
Jan. 19, 2017 SLCH Welcomes New Neurosurgeon
Jan. 6, 2017 SLCH Cornwall Emergency Services to Close on January 12
Dec. 13, 2016 SLCH Announces Expansion of Programs at Cornwall Campus; Emergency Services Consolidated to "Right Size" Care Delivery
Dec. 7, 2016 SLCH Earns National Recognition for Financial Interaction with Patients
Oct. 4, 2016 Gala Raises $300,000 to Support SLCH
Sept. 19, 2016 Joan Cusack-McGuirk Named President and CEO
Sept. 1, 2016 SLCH Pauses Application for Closure of the Cornwall Emergency Department

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