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Newburgh, NY – As the summer weather begins to take hold, the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) community outreach and education schedule heats up as well. The June calendar features plenty of opportunities to gain valuable knowledge about a variety of health and wellness topics.

The schedule begins on June 1 when Tracey Horan, Director of the SLCH Orthopedics and Spine Service Line, is set to address the Rotary Club of Goshen about the basics of arthritis, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

On Saturday, June 3, the hospital will attend the annual Newburgh Illuminated Music & Arts Festival. The event, located on Broadway in Newburgh, features local vendors, three music stages and various art displays. The festival begins at noon and runs until 10 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, log on to www.newburghilluminatedfestival.com.


St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Community Outreach Events



A busy week of education events begins on Wednesday, June 7 when Dr. Wasik Ashraf presents a free seminar on arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder, including both non-invasive and surgical treatments. Reservations for the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Goshen, can be made online here or by calling (845) 784-3849.

The Littman Cancer Center Education Series resumes on Thursday, June 8. Dr. Marc Rappaport will provide a free lung cancer education presentation in the cafeteria of the SLCH Cornwall campus, located at 19 Laurel Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m. Seats can be reserved online here or by calling (845) 784-3849.

SLCH’s series of lunch and learn events with the Town of Newburgh senior group continues Friday, June 9 when Dr. Manita Sawhney of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Medical Group, gives a presentation on skin care and protection. It is the third in the five-part series that will also feature dates in July and August. 


The hospital makes the short trip across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge on Sunday, June 11 for the annual Strawberry Festival, hosted by Beacon Sloop Club at Riverfront Park. SLCH will be on hand from noon until 5 p.m. with health and wellness tips, along with information about services.

Dr. John McLaughlin, Medical Director of the SLCH Center for Total Joint Replacement, is next on the docket when he presents on the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in the hip, knee and shoulder at the Homewood Suites in New Windsor on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. McLaughlin will discuss non-surgical treatments such as dietary supplements, medications, exercise and injections, along with surgical options such as the cutting-edge Muscle-Sparing Total Knee Replacement. RSVP online here or by calling (845) 784-3849.

The list of topics expands to stroke prevention and treatment on Tuesday, June 27 when Dr. Mehul Patel, Medical Director of the SLCH Cardiovascular Institute give a free seminar at the Mulberry House Senior Center in Middletown. No registration is required for the event which begins at 1 p.m.

One of the most popular local events begins on Wednesday, June 28 with the first of the eight-part Nancy Pullar Summer Concert Series hosted by the Town of New Windsor. SLCH is slated to be on hand for all eight concerts, which take place at the Town Hall complex located at 555 Union Avenue. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Town of New Windsor Recreation Department web site at http://nwdnn8.gear.host/.

The month’s activities conclude on Thursday, June 29 with the hospital’s annual Golf & Tennis Tournament. The Powelton Club in Newburgh will once again host the event, which features two sessions of golf, tennis, raffles, lunch, cocktails and dinner. For more information, please contact Natassia Donohue at (845) 568-2580 or email ndonohue@slchospital.org.

For more information on how to schedule a health and wellness presentation with a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital staff, please contact Brian Gunning at (845) 784-3849 or bgunning@slchospital.org. A full description of the different programs can be found at bit.ly/SLCHEducation.

About St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.