St. Anthony Community Hospital observes Commitment Day
Employees learn small changes can make a big difference
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St. Anthony Community Hospital observes Commitment Day Employees learn small changes can make a big difference
WARWICK (March 9) – It was an opportunity for the employees of St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, to gather for a common goal – improving their health. The day’s message: Small changes can make a big difference.
On Friday, March 9, The Bon Secours Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, observed Commitment Day.
The event was designed as an opportunity to encourage all employees, regardless of whether they live active lifestyles or were couch potatoes, to become healthier with daily routines, sessions at the gym and healthy diets.
Commitment Day, which featured a variety of preventive, curative and rehabilitative services available to hospital staff, happened in the morning in the St. Anthony Community Hospital cafeteria and in the afternoon at the Garden Café at Mount Alverno Center.
The event highlighted little things everyone can do to improve their quality of life, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, skipping desert, or simply spending more time with friends and family.
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 business office staff, from left, Gail Williamson, Linda Ridella and Colleen Rispoli collect information about an upcoming “Heart Walk” from Amy Hardisty, special events manager for the American Heart Association.
Mount Alverno Garden Café Hostess Zorie Cruz, seated, and St. Anthony Community Hospital Emergency Room Manager Joie Ogrodnick enjoy a light moment during a demonstration by Ogrodnick of the Isabell Gatto Method of Therapeutic Accupressure.
Richard Mayer, left, and Harold Olmstead of Pharmanex explain the benefits of antioxidants to Mount Alverno chef Pat Jacobucci.