Newburgh, NY –
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has several community education and outreach opportunities on the calendar during the month of February, spanning a wide variety of services, events and locations.

On February 1, the hospital will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tri-State Bariatrics at SLCH’s Cornwall campus. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Suite 240 of the Medical Office Building. It is an opportunity to meet and greet the staff of the SLCH Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery team, including Dr. Wayne Weiss, Medical Director, Dr. Ramon Rivera, Dr. Jaime Cepeda and Jennie Drexler-Ferraioli, Director of Bariatric Services. Please RSVP to Kate Dabroski by calling (845) 849-8967 or emailing kdabroski@slchospital.org.

The next day features an online opportunity to learn how to prepare an easy and healthy dish that would be great to share with friends while you watch the big game. Director of Food and Nutrition Marc Uhrik, a Culinary Institute of America trained chef, will demonstrate the recipe for pita pizzas at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 2. To watch the live presentation, simply log on to the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stlukescornwallhospital.

To kick off Heart Month and to show its support of the American Heart Association, SLCH will be participating in national Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3. Companies, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to “Go Red” on that day to remind everyone of the importance of heart health and raise awareness about heart disease, the nation’s top cause of death for women.

In that same spirit, members of the SLCH Cardiovascular Institute and Cardiac Rehabilitation teams will be on hand at the Newburgh Mall’s Go Red for Women Heart Health Fair from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. In addition to providing information about how to make heart healthy decisions, the hospital will also provide a free blood pressure screening.

Later that evening, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will be represented as the presenting sponsor of the Army West Point House of Blues hockey game to promote prostate cancer awareness at Tate Rink. The puck will drop at 7:05 p.m., but members of the SLCH urology team will be available to provide information and answer questions beginning when the arena doors open at 6 p.m.

SLCH will present another online learning opportunity on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. when Dr. Jeffrey Degen, Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, will host a live chat. Dr. Degen will answer questions about the common causes and treatment of back pain. To join the chat, or set an email reminder, visit the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stukesornwallhospital and click on Live Chats, or copy and paste the link bit.ly/SLCHLiveChat into your browser. Those who would like to participate, but can’t join live can either email a question to bgunning@slchospital.org or send a message through Facebook. An archive of the chat transcript will remain online.

On February 23, Brian Reade, DPM, will visit with a group at the Monroe Senior Center to discuss common foot issues that can affect seniors. The Monroe Senior Center is open to residents of the Town of Monroe (proof of residency required) that are at least 60 years of age. Contact Ann Marie Morris at (845) 783-9486 or monroesc@monroeny.org for more information.

The month’s activities wrap up on February 25 when the hospital returns to West Point for the Women in Sports Festival Members of the Littman Cancer Center staff will be on hand to provide prevention and anti-smoking information to the girls participating in the clinic prior to the Black Knights’ women’s basketball game.

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.