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Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experie...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

New brand is next step in nonprofit health system’s mission to transform the healthcare experience in the region To mark the creation of Nuvance Health, and as one of many steps to transform the healthcare experience for consumers in New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, the nonprofit system today unveiled its new brand with an advertising campaign, a new system URL, nuvancehealth.org, and new social media pages. The brand conveys Nuvance Health’s motivation to challenge assumptions and expe...

Sharon Hospital Lunch-and-Learn Wellness Series returns this fall

Posted: 8/12/2019

Join us this fall for a no-cost, community benefit lunch program to learn how to better your health. A healthy meal is served while Sharon Hospital medical staff providers present on key preventive health topics. The luncheons are held in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Seating is limited. To reserve one, visit healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 1-800-842-9710). Back School: Injury Prevention Noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16 Sharon Hospital Board Confer...

Primary care physician joins Kent medical practice

Posted: 8/5/2019

Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s Kent location will gain a second primary care provider – expanding access to healthcare in the community. Family medicine specialist Dr. Catalina Niculae will join Dr. Suzanne M. Lefebvre at the 64 Maple St., office, starting Aug. 12. “I chose to practice in a small community like Kent because I want to make an impact in the community where I work, live and plan to raise a family of my own,” she said. Niculae treats patients with a variety of conditions, such as hypert...

Sharon Hospital earns "A" in Leapfrog patient safety report

Posted: 7/22/2019

Sharon Hospital was one of four Connecticut hospitals to earn an "A" in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The top grade represents the hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. "Our commitment to healthcare starts with an emphasis on patient safety and quality of care," said Denise George, president of Sharon Hospital. "This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our entire staff, who ensure our patients receive outstanding care close...

Sharon Hospital announces summer community programs

Posted: 7/15/2019

Topics include mental-health training, quitting smoking, weekly exercise for older adults aimed at preventing arthritis and support for stroke survivors. Also, the maternity staff will present childbirth classes and a special breastfeeding brunch. Due to limited seats, registration is requested for most offerings. To learn more about Sharon’s community programs, visit healthquest.org/events. Schedule: Freshstart Smoking Cessation program Monday, July 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Board Conference Room 2 To regi...

Sharon's State of Hospital focuses on advancing healthcare

Posted: 6/6/2019

Sharon Hospital continues to advance the level of healthcare in the community by enhancing the region's specialized services while investing in technology and infrastructure — and strengthening quality care, patient experience and employee engagement.   That was the message to more than 60 attendees of the State of the Hospital community forum on Tuesday, June 4, at the Town Hall in Sharon, Conn. "What I can tell you in my four months here is I'm so pleased to be part of the wonderful team and commu...

Sharon Hospital president hosts open forum, community report on June 4

Posted: 5/21/2019

Sharon Hospital will host its “State of the Hospital” community update at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main St., Sharon, Conn. Hospital President Denise George will share news about recent patient care initiatives, including new doctors on the medical staff, the senior behavioral health unit’s $3.2 million expansion and growth in digital patient monitoring services. In addition, the audience will hear how Sharon is investing in employees as well as upcoming capital projects, su...

Log fitness, win prizes during the spring Get Fit Challenge

Posted: 4/22/2019

Track fitness for prize eligibility, compete to stay motivated and achieve health goals with the Get Fit Challenge from April 27 to June 8. The six-week challenge is a community wellness program founded five years ago by Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, and Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. Prizes include a spa package for two, sporting goods and Get Fit apparel. “Get Fit is always something I look forwa...

Health Quest Community Education announces training programs for May

Posted: 4/10/2019

May classes are as follows: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn. Cost: $225 Call 845-475-9742 to register This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory and cardiac arrest management. This course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. You must be currently certified as a BLS Healthcare Provide...

Sharon Hospital announces spring community programs

Posted: 4/8/2019

Sharon Hospital will host several community programs this spring on the hospital campus, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Topics range from mental health training, to quitting smoking and exercise for older adults. Seats are limited. Registration is required. To register, contact Jim Hutchison, Sharon’s clinical navigator, at 860-364-4493 (TTY: 800-842-9710). Schedule: Mental Health First Aid training program Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: No cost Board Conference Room 2 The Mental Health First Aid tr...

Sharon Hospital achieves Four Stars for Quality of Care

Posted: 3/28/2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings recently, giving Sharon Hospital a four-star rating. “This is a testament to the excellent care we deliver to our patients and their families,” said Denise George, the hospital’s interim president. “The bulk of U.S. hospitals receive 3 stars, so we are among the high-performing hospitals in the country for quality.” Patient experience, readmissions and overall patient safety were areas where Sharon ranked abo...

Health Quest sets out to boost participation in clinical trials with IBM Watson

Posted: 3/21/2019

Use of IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching expands Health Quest’s use of AI Health Quest and IBM Watson Health have entered an agreement that will leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with the goal of increasing participation in clinical trials. Health Quest will deploy IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching, a cognitive computing system that matches patients to clinical trials for which they may be eligible, throughout its hospitals. IBM Watson for Clinical Trial Matching helps clinici...

Sharon Hospital hosts Nutrition Lunch and Learn

Posted: 3/6/2019

In celebration of Nutrition Month, Sharon Hospital will host a Nutrition Lunch and Learn to teach individuals how to eat healthy. The educational luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March. 27, in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. This event is open to the public, with limited seating, and has no cost. Attendees will enjoy a nutritious meal and hear from Allison Vieira, a registered dietitian at the hospital. She will discuss how to choose foods and bev...

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...

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