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Newburgh, NY –St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH)’s community event calendar is filling up quickly for the month of October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Janelle Carr, Infusion Suite Nurse Practitioner, will be conducting a lecture at Orange-Ulster BOCES on October 3 at 3 p.m. We will continue raising awareness by sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk at The Woodbury Commons Premium Outlet on October 15. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. To join the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital team, visit http://bit.ly/MakingStrides2017.  
 
The SLCH Diabetes Management program is offering many opportunities throughout the month. Our certified diabetes educators will be available at the Cornwall campus for office hours from 1-5 p.m., on Tuesday, October 3 and October 10. Office hours at the Newburgh campus are set for 7-10 a.m., on Thursday, October 5 and 3-6 p.m., on Thursday, October 19. Office hour visits are by appointment only. This month’s support group will be led by Yoga instructor, Tina Robie, on Tuesday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Cornwall campus. For more information, or to schedule a time with a diabetes educator, call (845) 568-2878 or 568-2190.
 
In addition, there are three opportunities to enroll in the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons Self-Management program. An eight-hour, one-day option is available on Sunday, October 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Part I of the program will be held Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with Part II following on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. To enroll in the program, please call (845) 458-4000. For more information on the SCLH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons program, visit https://bit.ly/SLCHDiabetesSelfMgmt
 
Dr. Jaspreet Singh, Co-Chair of Urology services at SLCH, will be discussing laser treatment for enlarged prostate on Wednesday, October 4th at 6 p.m. The lecture will be held on the Newburgh campus in the Drake Conference Room. Dr. Singh will give a free seminar about the variety of treatment methods for enlarged prostate, including minimally invasive laser therapy. Seating is limited! Reserve your space online at http://bit.ly/prostatelasertherapy or call (845) 784-3849. Dr. Yu-Kuan Lin, an SLCH Urologist, will continue the discussion of urological services on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m., at the Homewood Suites located at Stewart Airport. Dr. Lin will discuss the causes and treatment of overactive bladder. To reserve your seat, register online at http://bit.ly/slchgottago or call (845) 784-3849.

 
SLCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION

 

Dr. Brian Reade will be putting his best foot forward at Beacon’s Howland Public Library on Thursday, October 5. Dr. Reade will be discussing the symptoms, treatment and prevention of many common foot and ankle issues, starting at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your space online at http://bit.ly/slchbestfootforward
 
In celebration of SLCH Trauma Awareness Week, the hospital’s trauma team will be out and about to provide community education. On Monday October 9, SLCH will provide Stop the Bleed Training to the community at 10 a.m., in 1st Floor Conference Room of the Newburgh campus and again at 6 p.m., at the Littman Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Suite on the Cornwall campus. To sign up for either session, go to http://bit.ly/slchstopthebleed. The trauma team will be back in Cornwall again on Wednesday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide car seat inspections with the help of the Orange County Safety Board and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Later that day, Dr. Thomas Robb, Medical Director of Emergency Services, will provide a lecture to discuss the techniques and strategies for keeping you on your feet and out of the hospital. The seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m., in the Drake Conference Room of the SLCH Newburgh campus. To reserve your seat, register online at http://bit.ly/fallprevention17 or call (845) 784-3849.
 
The events continue at the Cornwall Public Library with a panel discussion concerning the Opioid Crisis that is affecting our community. The panel will include Kathy Sheehan, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services, Chief Todd Hazard from the Town of Cornwall Police Department, SLCH Case Management team members, participants from Independent Living, as well as other community members. The discussion will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register go online at http://bit.ly/opioidcommunitypanel or call (845) 568-2585.
 
SLCH will be participating in the fall festivities during the month of October in Beacon and Highland Falls. On Sunday, October 15, our team will be present at the Beacon Pumpkin Festival. Located at the Beacon Riverfront Park, the annual event runs from noon to 5 p.m. The Annual Highland Falls Fall Foliage Festival will take place on Main Street from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, October 28th. The event will feature a variety of vendors including food, music, craft and shops. 
 
Put the spring back in your step by attending one of the Orthopedic education lectures during the month of October. To start off the series, Dr. Evan Hawkins will give a talk at the Crystal Run Healthcare facility in Newburgh on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Hawkins will be discussing the treatment of arthritis and anterior hip replacement. Don’t count on a friend to save your seat! Register online at http://bit.ly/slchanteriorhip or call (845) 784-3849. 
 
To learn about arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder join Dr. John McLaughlin, at the Homewood Suites- Stewart Airport on Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m., or Dr. Kenneth Rauschenbach at the Hyatt House in Fishkill on Thursday, October 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a seat for Dr. McLaughlin’s presentation, visit http://bit.ly/slchspoilarthritis, or for Dr. Rauschenbach’s lecture, go to http://bit.ly/slchtrickortreat. Participants may also reserve a seat by calling (845) 784-3849.
 
Dr. William Cieplinski will continue this year’s Littman Cancer Center Educational series with a cancer prevention seminar on Wednesday, October 25 in the Radiation Oncology conference room at the Cornwall campus. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Register for a spot by visiting http://bit.ly/slchcancerprevention17 or calling (845) 784-3849. In advance of the lecture, the Littman Cancer Center Staff will be hosting an open house event to introduce new members of the team, beginning at 5 p.m. 
 
In honor of who have passed at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital while under the care of our palliative care team, we will be hosting a celebration of life on Saturday, October 21 starting at 11 a.m. in Larkin Plaza, located on Dubois Street, adjacent to the SLCH parking garage. To learn more information concerning this event, please contact Nicole Kelly at nkelly@slchospital.org or (845) 568-2561.
 
To wrap up an eventful month, SLCH will join the Chamber of Commerce, and many community organizations, at the Annual Business to Consumer Expo. The expo will take place at the Galleria at Crystal Run on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
 
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 http://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.