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June 16, 2015

Les Cole Named Chairman of Noyes Health Board of Directors

Noyes Health is pleased to announce Les Cole, Commodity Resource, Inc., has been elected to serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Board for June 2015 to June 2017. Les most recently served the past two years as First Vice-Chairman and has been a long-standing member of the Hospital Board and many of its committees. Serving with Les for June 2015 through June 2017 are: First Vice-Chairman, Graham Frazer; Second Vice-Chairman, James Culbertson; Past Chairman, Michael Johnsen; Treasurer, Mark Lyons; Secretary, Marilyn Moore; Joe Bucci Jr.; Joan Flender, M.D.; John Lockhart; Domenick Martello; Douglas B. Mayhle, M.D.; Amy Pollard; Lindsay Quintilone; Richard Rizzieri; Ahsen Sheikh, M.D.; Bernard Sweeney, M.D.; and Geoffrey Wittig, M.D. Noyes Health would like to thank outgoing Board Chairman, Mike Johnsen for his service and leadership the past two years. Highlights of Mike’s tenure as Chairman include the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department building project, completed in June 2014, and the announcement of the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center building project, a partnership between, Wilmot, Jones Memorial Hospital and Noyes Health... Read More

June 15, 2015

Maureen Wolcott Receives Noyes Health Hospital Board Emeritus Recognition

Maureen Wolcott (Lent Hill Dairy, Cohocton) was presented with a Frank Lloyd Wright Willits Mantel Clock in honor of her dedication and years of service on Noyes Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors by Amy Pollard, Noyes Health CEO and President, and Mike Johnsen, Chairman of the Board at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors on Friday, June 12th. Since retiring in July, 1996 from Noyes Hospital, Maureen served on the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2014. Throughout her tenure on the Board of Directors, Maureen held several different positions including Chairperson, First Vice Chairperson, Second Vice Chairperson, and Secretary. In addition, Maureen has served on numerous subcommittees of the Board of Directors. Maureen continues to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors and was instrumental in raising funds for the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department which opened in June 2014. Congratulations and thank you Maureen, for all you have done and continue to do for Noyes Health! ... Read More

June 1, 2015

Dr. Sohail Qureshi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Sohail Qureshi, at Noyes Health in Dansville since 1976 (Internal Medicine), was presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual Noyes Health Physicians’ Appreciation Evening held May 14th at North Shore Grill in Lakeville. Over seventy physicians, employees, patients, friends and family turned out to honor the accomplishments and commitment to community of Dr. Qureshi. Amy Pollard, Noyes Health CEO and President presented the crystal inscribed award to Dr. Qureshi with his family at his side, overlooking Conesus Lake on a beautiful spring evening. Dr. Qureshi was clear when he spoke of how proud he is to be part of a small hospital that is doing big things. He mentioned the most recent successes, the collaboration between Noyes Health and Strong/UR Medicine and the newly announced Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center that is a partnership between Wilmot, Noyes Health and Jones Memorial Hospital that will be built in Dansville. Thank you Dr. Qureshi for all you have done and continue to do for Noyes Health, your patients and the Dansville community. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!... Read More

May 27, 2015

Congratulations are due to Dr. Paul Kreher, recently awarded a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Congratulations are due to Dr. Paul Kreher, recently awarded a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kreher is the Clinical Site Supervisor at Noyes Health Services Physical Therapy in Geneseo, with over 18 years of experience as a physical therapist. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy program required over 30 credit hours, including an extensive Case Study report designed to advance best practices in the field of physical therapy. Noyes Health greatly contributed to the cost of the program through the Breen Memorial and Brown Memorial Fund. "It's wonderful to work for an organization that places such emphasis on education and optimizing patient care" says Paul. Dr. Kreher's contribution to our community extends to his volunteer work as the Director of Geneseo's Loan Closet for durable medical equipment, and the Assistant Scout Master for Geneseo's Boy Scout Troop #70. Paul's family pictured with him at his graduation. Pictured left to right: daughter, Abby, wife, Sheri, Dr. Paul Kreher and son, Matt... Read More

May 26, 2015

Noyes Health Now Has Children’s Coloring Books Thanks to Dansville CSD EnCompass Students

The EnCompass students of Dansville Central School held a winter carnival fundraiser in December with proceeds from the different games and activities going to selected nonprofits in the community. The “Noyes Health” game was a ring toss game; the students had saved water bottles, decorated them to look like Santa, snowmen, and other holiday characters, and made pipe cleaner rings to toss. Primary school students and their parents as well as children from the Discovery Program attended the winter carnival and took part in the fun. The students also did face painting, which was so popular that the teachers had to join in with painting faces due to the long line!! “It was very exciting to watch our students succeed at something they created and carried through”, said EnCompass teacher, Julie Guillaume. Noyes Health has used the funds donated to purchase coloring books and crayons for young patients visiting the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department. “Dansville Central School has a history of supporting of Noyes Health and we appreciate all the time and effort that goes into student fundraising projects like the EnCompass winter carnival”, said Cynthia Oswald. ... Read More

May 20, 2015

Thank you to Swain Ski & Recreation Center

Thank you to Swain Ski & Recreation Center along with the Schoonover family for hosting the annual Noyes Health Tubing Day fundraiser in February. On May19th Noyes Health Board of Directors Chairman, Mike Johnsen and Noyes Health Foundation Director Cynthia Oswald accepted a donation check from Swain Owner, Celeste Schoonover. Proceeds from this year's event will go towards the Hospital's First Floor Flooring Project. Thanks Swain, you are a great community partner! We will be tubing again next year!!... Read More

May 13, 2015

Bethesda Foundation Supports EARS Lifeline at Noyes Health

Falls Happen…Lifeline Helps! For over 32 years, E.A.R.S. Lifeline has been the local provider of Medical Alert Services throughout the Noyes Health service area. Our goal is to help seniors and those with chronic health conditions to age in place at home. We provide those who need this added layer of protection with an easy and reliable way to obtain help 24 hours/day…if they should fall, have a mobility issue, or are sick and in need of help. The program currently serves 725 active subscribers, all who live anywhere within 50 miles of the Noyes Hospital. In 2014, their FDA approved Lifeline equipment was used to call for help for 592 emergencies - over 75% due to falls! In recent years, Philips Lifeline has increased their service options based on subscriber needs, and now includes: the AutoAlert fall detector help button, the NEW Wireless HomeSafe Lifeline (no phone…no problem!), the Philips Medication Dispenser (ensures the right med is taken at the right time), and our NEWEST medical alert service option is the GoSafe Mobile Lifeline that works in and away from home!! Over the years, E.A.R.S Lifeline Program has been blessed with many donations to support their Lifeline equipment needs, to support older adults living at home. The program recently received a donation of $2125 from the Bethesda Foundation in Hornell that will be used to purchase seven new Lifeline units to serve the Hornell area. The Bethesda Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the funding and support of health related projects and scholarships in the Hornell Area. It was created in 1986 after the Bethesda Hospital closed in 1985. The income from the funds realized from the sale of assets of the Bethesda Hospital is used to help non-profit agencies furnish health related services to the population within the geographical area previously served by the Bethesda Hospital. The Bethesda Foundation is governed by a 24 member Board of Directors and their Mission is to support health related activities within the geographic area served by the original Bethesda Hospital. The E.A.R.S. Lifeline Program is very grateful for this generous donation to support the needs of older adults living in the Hornell area. Patty Piper, Director of Noyes Community Outreach Services shared that, “We are always amazed what can be accomplished when we all WORK TOGETHER to meet the needs and improve the lives of our most vulnerable community residents.” For more information on this program and the various service options that you or a loved one could benefit from, call (585) 335-4359 or email lifeline@noyeshealth.org or look for Lifeline and Med Dispensing under Community Services at www.noyes-hospital.org . ... Read More

May 11, 2015

Noyes Health Pharmacist Recognized by St. John Fisher Students

Frank DeMarzo, Noyes Health Pharmacy Department Director was recognized as a pharmacy educator by students in the St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Frank, along with his pharmacist team are “qualified preceptors” and have worked with many college students throughout the years, during the students experiential learning requirement, as part of their degree program. The 2015 recognition comes directly from student nominations and reflects both Frank’s and his team’s significant contribution to education and role modeling for the students in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Frank and his team provide a site for introductory and advanced education on hospital pharmacy practice for colleges and universities in the area. “Noyes Health is proud to participate in the education of future pharmacists and are fortunate to have such a dedicated group of professionals in the Noyes Health Pharmacy Department”, said Cynthia Oswald, Director of Public Relations and Marketing. Noyes Health employs four pharmacists, four pharmacy technicians and one module coordinator all located at the hospital facility. For more information on Noyes Health visit www.noyes-health.org, Noyes Health Facebook Page or contact Cynthia Oswald, PR/Marketing Director at coswald@noyes-hospital.org. or 585-335-4323.... Read More

May 4, 2015

NOYES HEALTH RECOGNIZES NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

Noyes Health is proud to recognize its exemplary nursing staff during National Nurses Week, May 6th - 12th. Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” as the theme for 2015’s National Nurses Week. The nurses at Noyes Health deliver quality care across the healthcare system, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Noyes nurses care for inpatients admitted to Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, as well as outpatient service areas including the Noyes Kidney Disease and Dialysis Center and Noyes Health Services in Geneseo, physician practices, Radiology, Surgical Services, Case Management, Community Outreach and Staff Education. Noyes Health employs one hundred and forty nurses who work side by side with its medical staff to deliver compassionate care close to home for tens of thousands of people each year. Many of the nurses who work at Noyes Health live in, or grew up in the Western Finger Lakes region, which enables them to bring a sense of neighborly kindheartedness and caring to the important work they do in serving the needs of our communities. “Our nurses not only demonstrate the highest standards of nursing care throughout the organization, they approach their roles with dignified professionalism and unrivaled compassion for the patients and family members that come through our doors every day,” says Amy Pollard, President and CEO, and a nurse herself. “Our nurses are the conduit to our patients, and the feedback we receive about our nursing staff tells me that our nurses are truly unsurpassed.” Noyes Health is proud to publicly thank its nurses this week and throughout the year! Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, call 585-335-4323, or visit us on Facebook or our website at: www.noyes-health.org ... Read More

May 4, 2015

NOYES HEALTH AWARDED CERTIFICATION FOR PRIMARY STROKE CENTER IN DANSVILLE

Noyes Health announced that Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville is now a Primary Stroke Center as designated by The New York State Department of Health. Noyes Health underwent a rigorous onsite review where Department of Health experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. The NYS Department of Health experts believe Noyes Health has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Becoming a leader in stroke care and potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community is the goal of Noyes Health. Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. The statistics are frightening, but thanks to Noyes Health assistance is available locally. For more stroke prevention and education information visit our new, Time is Brain at Noyes, webpages at: http://www.timeisbrainatnoyes.org . Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, call 585-335-4323, or visit us on Facebook or our website at: www.noyes-health.org ... Read More

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