St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

 Information & Upcoming Events

SLCH Diabetes Education
July 2017 Calendar
Check out the July schedule, including education sessions, office hours with our educators in both Newburgh and Cornwall, as well as a support group.

Medication Management Seminar
Friday, July 28 | 1 p.m.
Cornwall Public Library
395 Hudson Street | Cornwall, NY
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Join us to learn about the importance of being diligent with recording, maintaining and following proper protocols for all of your medications, as well as strategies for asking the right questions at the doctor's office and keeping an accurate medication list. No advance registration necessary.

Robotic Surgery Demystified
Thursday, July 27 | 6 p.m.
Drake Conference Center
SLCH Newburgh Campus | 70 Dubois St.
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Join Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli for this free seminar about how the latest technology and techniques can help treat prostate, kidney and bladder conditions.

Eat & Greet: Learn About Lyme Disease
Wednesday, August 2 | 12 p.m.
2 Alices Coffee Lounge
117 Broadway | Newburgh, NY
Grab some lunch and digest the latest information about Lyme Disease from Dr. Manita Sawhney of the St. Luke's Cornwall Medical Group. For just $3, you will get your choice of one (1) food option and a coffee or tea (hot or iced). The cost will be collected at the event. No advance payment required.



For more information, or to schedule a presentation, call (845) 784-3849 or email




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

PORTANT 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​​


Value Based Payments (English)

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.​​​​​​​​​

 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


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
July 21, 2016 SLCH to Close Cornwall ED
July 7, 2016 SLCH Named 2016 Most Wired
July 6, 2016 SLCH Orthopedics To Provide Free Arthritis Education
June 7, 2016 KeyBank Donation to Support SLCHSF Workforce Development Program
May 25, 2016 SLCH Physician to Host Total Joint Lecture on June 23
May 17, 2016 SLCH Trustee Honored By United Hospital Fund
Apr. 13, 2016 Influenza Season is Still Here
Mar. 11, 2016 SLCH Staffer Named AHA Heart Walk Honoree
Mar. 1, 2016 SLCH Urologist to Host Free Men's Health Seminar
Feb. 29, 2016 SLCH Center for Total Joint Replacement Medical Director to be Featured Speaker At March 31 Event
Feb. 26, 2016 SLCH Partners With Local Business For Education Event
Feb. 25, 2016 SLCH to Host Health Services Fair on Tuesday, March 15
Feb. 24, 2016 SLCH Celebrates American Heart Month
Jan. 28, 2016 St. Luke's Cornwall Health System Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
Nov. 16, 2015 McLaughlin Named Medical Director of Center for Joint Replacement
Oct. 8, 2015 SLCH Gala Celebrates Past Present and Future
Oct. 5, 2015 Montefiore and SLCH Announce Partnership
Sept. 9, 2015 SLCH Trauma Program Receives Dyson Foundation Grant
July 31, 2015 SLCH To Host Lactation Counselor Training
July 14, 2015 SLCH Repeats Most Wired Designation
July 9, 2015 St. Luke's Cornwall Health System Foundation Hosts Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament
June 3, 2015 KeyBank Donation Supports Workforce Development
June 1, 2015 Foundation Awards Four Scholarships to Local Students
May 28, 2015 SLCH Announces New Value Analysis Process
May 21, 2015 SLCH Trustee Honored By United Hospital Fund

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