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St. Anthony Community Hospital Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Ceremony Broadcast Live by Warwick Radio WTBQ


WARWICK – (Dec. 6) On Tuesday evening, December 3, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY hosted a tree lighting ceremony to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with members of the community and staff.

It was a truly joyous celebration with holiday music and song by guitarist Al Eubanks. After a welcoming address by Senior Vice President and Administrator for St. Anthony Community Hospital Jeff Reilly everyone headed outside for a tree lighting ceremony that began with invocations and blessings of the tree by Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff and Chaplain Sister Mary Spano.

All those in attendance sang “Silent Night” followed by a countdown and tree lighting. After singing other traditional Christmas songs, everyone was invited back inside the hospital’s main lobby to enjoy a reception and refreshments featuring cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider.  

The entire ceremony and music was broadcast live by Warwick Radio WTBQ (AM 1110/FM 93.5).


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.    Christmas Tree and Menorah outside St. Anthony Community Hospital.


2.    Senior Vice President and Administrator for St. Anthony Community Hospital Jeff Reilly Welcomes staff and guests.


3.    Attendees listen to an invocation and blessing of the tree by Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff.


4.    An invocation and blessing of the tree by Director of Pastoral Care Suzanne Evanoff.


5.   An invocation and blessing of the tree by Chaplain Sister Mary Spano.


6.    Everyone was invited indoors to enjoy a reception and refreshments featuring cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider.

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