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ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING WITH DEDICATION CEREMONIES FOR NEW INFUSION CENTER AND CONFERENCE ROOM

 


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DATE: December 6, 2011

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Deborah Marshall

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   ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING WITH DEDICATION CEREMONIES
   FOR NEW INFUSION CENTER AND CONFERENCE ROOM

WARWICK, NY  - On Thursday evening, December 1, 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.

Festivities for the evening included music by the Warwick Valley High School String Quartet, Christmas carols sung by the Jubilate Youth Choir and refreshments served in the hospital cafeteria. The program concluded with a countdown and tree lighting.

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony the hospital also held two ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for a new Infusion Center and for a Conference Room/Disaster Planning Command Center. Both projects had been funded by the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation.

The members of the Foundation Board oversee and help generate philanthropic support for the Warwick Health Care Campus, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital, Schervier Pavilion and Mount Alverno Center.

The new outpatient Infusion Center will provide seven-day outpatient infusion and same day medical procedures for the community. The quiet and relaxing room is designed for the growing number of patients who are healthy enough to go home, but still need to visit the hospital for infusion therapies.

Both the Foundation and the medical staff at St. Anthony Community Hospital funded the Conference Room/Disaster Planning Command Center renovation. In addition to serving as a conference room and training facility, the Command Center is equipped with emergency communication systems and other equipment that would facilitate a well coordinated and rapid response in the event a natural or man made disaster strikes the area.

“I would like to take this opportunity,” said Jeff Reilly, senior vice president and administrator of St. Anthony Community Hospital,” to thank the Foundation members, who are all volunteers raising funds for our hospital and without whom the Infusion Center would not be possible. I would also like to thank both our medical staff and the Foundation for funding the renovation of our Command Center Conference Room.”

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit bschs.bonsecours.com                              

PHOTOS:

1.    St. Anthony Community Hospital administration and staff members join members of the Bon Secours Warwick Healthcare Foundation in a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the hospital’s new Infusion Center.

2.    St. Anthony Community Hospital administration and members of the Bon Secours Warwick Healthcare Foundation held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the hospital’s newly renovated Conference Room/Disaster Planning Command Center.

3.  From left, Steve Kent, chairman of  the Bon Secours Warwick Healthcare
Foundation Board of Directors, Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, Greenwood Lake  Mayor Barbara Moore and Jeff Reilly, senior vice president and administrator of St.Anthony Community Hospital .

4.    Festivities for the evening included Christmas carols sung by the Jubilate Youth
Choir.

                                            












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