newsroom

St. Anthony Community Hospital’S Recent Diabetes EXPO Offered Important Service to the Community

St. Anthony Community Hospital’S Recent Diabetes EXPO Offered Important Service to the Community

Program featured informative presentations by guest physician specialists

WARWICK – (Nov. 15) On Saturday, November 9, the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital hosted an all day Diabetes Expo, which was open to the public, at the Town Hall in Warwick, NY.

The event was aimed at raising awareness about diabetes and providing access to educational materials and resources. The Expo featured information provided by the Center for Diabetes Education as well as vendors and sponsors.

A main attraction during the Expo was a series of informative presentations throughout the day by four physicians: Doctors Nicholas Belasco, Yuriy Gurevich, Seth Hurwitz and Sergio Obligado. All are affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital and Board Certified in their specialties on treating and living with diabetes. Each presentation was followed by an enthusiastic question and answer period.

“I would I’d like to thank the four physicians who took time away from their busy lives to provide wonderful presentations to members of our community,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “I‘m confident that everyone who attended left much more knowledgeable regarding various aspects of diabetes, especially the importance of prevention and management. I would also like to thank our community vendors: ShopRite, Price Chopper, Ochs Orchard and Pennings Farm and Market for helping us to provide healthy snacks to those who attended.”

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education or the Expo, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

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. On Saturday, November 9, the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital hosted an all day Diabetes Expo, open to the public, at the Town Hall in Warwick, NY.


2. The Expo featured information provided by the Center for Diabetes Education as well as vendors and sponsors.


3. A main attraction was a series of informative presentations throughout the day by four physicians. Dr. Nicholas Belasco, Board Certified in Family and Sports Medicine, pictured here, told his audience, “Exercise is the first line of defense.”


4. From left, Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN, and Certified Dietitian Janine Killeen, who were on hand to answer questions and distribute information.

back to news listings

good sharing


 

twitter feed

Bon Secours International| Sisters of Bon Secours USA| Bon Secours Health System