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Health Quest Community Education announces March training programs

Posted: 2/19/2019

March classes are as follows: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost: $75 (includes textbook), $60 (excludes text). Call 845-475-9742 to register The AHA’s BLS Provider Renewal Course is designed for those who are currently certified and need to renew an existing BLS certification. This abridged renewal course is for experienced providers. It teaches both single-rescuer and team...

Sharon Hospital hosts heart-healthy luncheon in February

Posted: 2/6/2019

In honor of American Heart Month, Sharon Hospital will offer a community Lunch-and-Learn event to discuss cardiovascular health, with a focus on prevention, detection and treatment. The no-cost, educational luncheon is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Participants will enjoy a complimentary, nutritious meal while hearing from cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Schaefer of The Heart Center about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood...

Sharon Hospital announces acting president

Posted: 1/29/2019

Community invited to meet-and-greet on Feb. 4 Denise George, president of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, and senior vice president of Health Quest, will assume the role of acting president of Sharon Hospital, effective Feb. 4. “Sharon has a skilled and compassionate team of physicians and staff, and I look forward to working with them to offer quality healthcare to patients throughout the region,” George said. “I also look forward to meeting the community we serve.” George replaces Peter C...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for February

Posted: 1/14/2019

February classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $165 (includes textbook), $125 (excludes text) Call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 edition of AHA ACLS) is required and AHA allows stud...

2 New Year’s Day babies arrive in region at 1:02 a.m. Girls born at Sharon Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/2/2019

The first babies born in the New Year at Health Quest hospitals share a few things in common: they are both girls, they were both overdue, they have similar names and they were born at 1:02 a.m. Lana Dyani Dean was born to parents Jessica and Chad Dean of Canaan, Conn., at Sharon Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 inches long, while Poughkeepsie residents Nicole Mckenna and Christopher Vail welcomed Liana Linda Marie Vail at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 20....

Sharon Hospital focuses on overcoming tobacco addiction

Posted: 12/19/2018

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but with the right tools you can learn how to eliminate your tobacco dependency.   To help people live a smoke-free life, Sharon Hospital will offer a Freshstart smoking cessation program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, Jan. 14, in the hospital's Board Conference room, 50 Hospital Hill Road. The program is for community benefit and has no cost. Registration is required. The first four-session program begins Monday, Jan. 14, and continues on Thursday...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for January

Posted: 12/14/2018

January classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CPR AED only: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; First Aid only: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $75, $60 (CPR AED only), $60 (First Aid only) Call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child a...

Sharon Hospital offers community exercise class

Posted: 11/20/2018

Join like-minded community members and get stronger together at Sharon Hospital’s community exercise class, held from 1 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday in the hospital’s Women’s Health Center, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Attendance prices are as follows:   Daily fee: $7   Monthly fee: $48, good for two sessions a week   Couples rate daily fee: $12   Couples rate monthly fee: $88 Taught by a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and trained arthritis foundation program leader, par...

Sharon Hospital president hosts open forum, community report in December

Posted: 11/12/2018

Sharon Hospital will host its second “State of the Hospital” community update at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at the Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn. Members of the surrounding community are invited to hear from hospital President Peter Cordeau as he provides updates on new services, challenges ahead and discusses progress made at the hospital since joining Health Quest in August 2017. A question-and-answer period will follow Cordeau’s presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is...

Sharon Hospital installs advanced 3-D mammography technology

Posted: 10/26/2018

Sharon Hospital has started to offer state-of- the-art 3-D mammography technology to the community to enhance the accuracy and detection of breast cancer over traditional two-dimensional imaging. “For women in our region, the addition of 3-D technology means patients can stay locally to receive advanced imaging services,” said Peter Cordeau, the hospital’s president.” “This technology is just one way we are enhancing preventative care services for our patients in the Sharon community and beyond.” Regard...

Properly dispose of unwanted medications during Health Quest’s take-back event on October 27

Posted: 10/16/2018

Properly dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted medicines, needles and other sharp medical devices during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events hosted at Health Quest hospitals. On Saturday, Oct. 27, local law enforcement and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, will team up to help community members dispose of unwanted prescription, over-the-counter and pet medications. Sh...

Healthcare close to home: Harney family thanks Sharon Hospital

Posted: 6/20/2018

On the evening of April 17, Elyse Harney was admitted to the emergency department at Sharon Hospital with what she believed to be symptoms of the flu, but was actually something much more serious. “When I arrived at the emergency room, the doctor and nurses told me I had a kidney infection that progressed into the early stages of sepsis, an infection of the blood that is often fatal,” Harney, a Salisbury resident since 1963, said. Following her diagnosis, Harney spent three days in the intensive care un...

Sharon Hospital president to present community report and open forum May 16

Posted: 5/8/2018

Sharon Hospital President Peter Cordeau will present a “State of the Hospital” community update at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16. Members of the surrounding community are invited to attend the forum at Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn. Attendees will hear from Cordeau about Sharon Hospital’s progress since joining Health Quest in August 2017, including updates on new services and discussion of challenges ahead. A question-and-answer period will follow Cordeau’s presentation. A continental break...

Sharon Hospital hosts Mental Health First Aid training

Posted: 4/17/2018

Sharon Hospital and Mental Health Connecticut have teamed up to offer Mental Health First Aid, a training program that teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10, at Sharon Hospital, 50 Hospital Hill Road, in the general surgery and wound care lobby at the north entrance of the hospital. This complimentary event is open to the public and has limit...

Health Quest’s 6-week Get Fit Challenge returns April 28

Posted: 4/9/2018

Prize drawings for eligible participants include spa package Go for a hike. Stretch at a park. Hit the gym. Or tackle the workout of the week to be eligible for prize drawings during Health Quest’s spring Get Fit Challenge. Beginning Saturday, April 28, the healthcare system challenges the communities of the Hudson Valley and northwest Connecticut to get active and log their workouts at WeGetFit.org. Sign up for a free Get Fit account at the website and learn how to eat healthy and exercise while explor...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for April

Posted: 3/13/2018

April classes are as follows: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant. Textbook and materials included. This course is suitable for day care workers, construction wo...

New Health Quest COO to oversee hospital operations, strategic planning

Posted: 12/4/2017

Kerry Eaton recently joined Health Quest Systems as chief operating officer. “I am excited to work with the leadership teams at Health Quest to continue to advance healthcare in our communities and transform our system into a leading healthcare organization,” Eaton said. “As chief operating officer, my goal is to ensure our facilities offer high-quality care for patients and the latest medical technology to support our medical staff.” A resident of LaGrangeville, Eaton has more than 25 years of leadersh...

Sharon Hospital recognized by Joint Commission

Posted: 11/29/2017

Sharon Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as one of 480 hospitals in the nation selected as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality Data Contributor for its use of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) data reporting to improve quality of care and outcomes for its patients. Until recently, most hospitals manually collected information from patient records to measure healthcare quality. Through eCQMs, which rely on structured, encoded data found in electronic health records, hospitals can elec...

Health Quest Medical Practice adds OB/GYN in Sharon

Posted: 10/11/2017

Dr. Marcel Hinds recently joined the Health Quest Medical Practice Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology and sees patients at its Sharon Hospital location. “I look forward to working with Health Quest to provide compassionate, patient-centered care throughout the northeastern New York and northwestern Connecticut region,” Hinds said. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, Hinds’ professional interests include the minimally invasive treatment of fibroids, a noncancerous growth in the uterus, e...

Sharon Hospital joins Health Quest

Posted: 8/1/2017

Sharon Hospital's patients can stay better connected with excellent healthcare services in their community now that the hospital has joined Health Quest, a family of hospitals and healthcare professionals based in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York. "Joining Health Quest opens the doors to numerous resources that will develop a healthier community," said Peter Cordeau, president of Sharon Hospital. "Our patients will benefit from new pain management and enhanced cardiology services right off the bat and ...

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