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BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOSTS “THANK YOU” RECEPTION FOR LOCAL TRI-STATE ARTISTS

BON SECOURS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOSTS “THANK YOU” RECEPTION FOR LOCAL TRI-STATE ARTISTS

PORT JERVIS, NY (August 7) – On Tuesday evening, August 6, Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted a “Thank You” reception and social get-together for artists and photographers in the Tri-State area who had responded to an invitation to submit examples of their works for selection in an emergency department display.

When Emergency Room Clinical Director, Maureen Donnelly, received a grant for the purpose of selecting artwork for the triage area which will be undergoing an upgrade, she reached out to the department employees for suggestions. James Campistrous, an emergency department nurse was chosen to lead and coordinate the project. He proposed a community-outreach project that would call upon numerous artists and photographers in the Tri-State area. 

With the assistance of the Tri-State and Pike County Chambers of Commerce, the hospital was able to reach out to community artists and photographers. Sixty artists and photographers submitted their works in a storyboard/collage format for consideration.

Once the storyboards were displayed in the hospital, Bon Secours Community employees were invited to vote for their top three choices. It was a difficult choice but the winning artist was Keith Utter of Port Jervis, NY, whose photographs will soon be displayed in the busy hallway where the Fast Track/Clinic is located by the Emergency Room.

During the reception many of the artists offered to donate their storyboards and, in some cases, the actual works of art, which will be displayed throughout the hospital.

“We are truly grateful for the extraordinary talent and generosity of all the artists and photographers and the work of all our staff members who participated in this project,” said Jeff Reilly, senior vice president/administrator Bon Secours Community Hospital. “And we invited you all tonight to show our sincere appreciation.”

Each year, over 25,000 patients utilize the Emergency Room at Bon Secours Community Hospital where the winning artwork will be displayed. 


About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors—the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth—serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassion to healthcare and serving those in need.

About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Visit www.bshsi.org for more information.



PHOTOS:

1.    Many of the artists offered to donate their storyboards and, in some cases, the actual works of art, for display throughout the hospital.

2.    On Tuesday evening, August 6, Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted a “Thank You” reception and social get-together for artists and photographers in the Tri-State area who had responded to an invitation to submit examples of their works for consideration to be featured in an emergency room display.

3 & 4. Winning artist, photographer Keith Utter of Port Jervis, NY (left) explains his works to (from left) Jeff Reilly, senior vice president/administrator Bon Secours Community Hospital; Emergency Room Clinical Director, Maureen Donnelly, Coordinator James Campistrous and Sophie Crawford-Rosso, vice president Patient Care.

5. Winning artist, photographer Keith Utter of Port Jervis, NY.

6. “We are truly grateful for the extraordinary talent and generosity of all the artists and photographers and the work of all our staff members who participated in this project,” said Jeff Reilly, senior vice president/administrator Bon Secours Community Hospital. “And we invited you all tonight to show our appreciation.”

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