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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

April 20, 2015

Noyes Health Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 19th –April 25th is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Noyes Health is proud to recognize the many dedicated professionals who work in our laboratories throughout the organization. The Noyes laboratory staff is comprised of 33 staff members including Phlebotomists, Medical Technicians, Histologists, Medical Technologists and Pathologists. Noyes laboratory professionals work hard to ensure that critical information about our patients’ health is delivered accurately with minimal turnaround time. Between 60-70% of all clinical decisions to admit, treat, or discharge a patient are based on laboratory results. In 2014, The Noyes Health laboratories processed over one million tests for patients in our community. Our laboratory professionals play a vital part of the patient care team at Noyes Health. Each year our laboratory professionals also oversee a ten week Phlebotomy training program offered here at Noyes Health. The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly collect blood for analysis. Students completing the course will have the knowledge and skills needed for the national certifying examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for phlebotomy technicians. Noyes Health laboratories also serve as clinical affiliation sites for the University of Buffalo’s Medical Technologist Program and Monroe Community College’s Medical Technician Program. Noyes is proud of all of the team members in our Laboratory Department that serve a critical role with professionalism and courtesy at all times, in all areas of our organization. We thank you for your hard work and dedication!... Read More

April 17, 2015

Noyes Health Honors Volunteers

On April 14th, Noyes Hospital honored 100 adult and 2 young adult hospital volunteers along with members of the Noyes Auxiliary, Board of Directors and Foundation Boards, with a reception at the hospital. ... Read More

April 15, 2015

$2 Million Gift Will Create Regional Cancer Center Serving Dansville, Wellsville, Hornell

Representatives from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital and UR Medicine Radiation Oncology in Hornell announced today that they are collaborating to develop a regional cancer center based in Dansville, Livingston County. The regional cancer center, which will also include services in Wellsville, Allegany County, will allow the organizations to address the needs of an area with a high incidence of cancers and provide patients more convenient access to comprehensive cancer care. A $2 million gift from Ann and Carl Myers of Springwater, Livingston County, will be used to help construct the new facility and fund the establishment of care programs. In recognition of the family’s gift, the center will be named the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center. The Myers Cancer Center will be located on the campus of Noyes Hospital and serve patients in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Western New York. “My wife Ann and I are grateful to be in a position to do this, and we think this cancer center will be good for anyone who lives in this area,” Carl Myers said. “Whether you need to be treated for cancer or not, this will attract quality medical professionals to our community, and that will benefit everyone.” Plans for the cancer center and UR Medicine’s regional cancer services in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier include: A 4,500-square-foot, lower-level addition to house a radiation oncology clinic at Noyes Health in Dansville. A 2,300-square-foot medical oncology clinic in renovated and new first-floor space at Noyes, featuring three exam rooms and five chemotherapy/infusion bays. A medical oncology center will be established at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, allowing patients to receive follow-up care and consultations closer to home. UR Medicine’s recently purchased radiation oncology practice in Hornell, which complements a medical oncology practice co-located in the same building. Each year, approximately 4,000 patients travel from Allegany, Livingston and Steuben counties to Wilmot Cancer Institute for outpatient care. They often make daily or weekly trips over a period of months to receive radiation and/or chemotherapy. The Myers Cancer Center will help alleviate the strain of traveling an hour or more for care. “Noyes Health is excited to partner with Wilmot Cancer Institute and Jones Memorial Hospital to bring a comprehensive cancer program to the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier,” said Amy Pollard, president and CEO of Noyes Health System. “This collaboration will expand access to medical oncology and radiation services, as well as support the mission of all of our organizations to improve the health of individuals in a compassionate and caring environment. I would like to thank Ann and Carl Myers for taking the philanthropic lead on this important project and for their history of support of Noyes Health.” “A regional cancer center is an example of how important it is for hospitals and health centers to form partnerships,” said Eva Benedict, CEO at Jones Memorial Hospital. “It isn’t feasible, or even realistic in the challenging financial environment that all health care facilities face, for each local hospital or provider to offer all the latest technology. By forming collaborations like this, we are able to ensure access to the highest quality specialty care, closer to home. For patients and their caregivers, Wilmot Cancer Institute, with services in Dansville, Wellsville, and Hornell, will ease the financial and physical burden of travel for medically vulnerable patients.” The project has an estimated cost of $10.4 million. UR Medicine, Noyes and Jones have agreed to contribute $1 million assets to the cancer center project. In addition to the $2 million gift from the Myers family, these three hospitals will continue to encourage donors in their communities to support this effort. “We are grateful for the generosity of the Myers family and the commitment of these communities to support the creation of a regional cancer center,” said Jonathan W. Friedberg, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of Wilmot Cancer Institute. “As cancer care has become more complex, access to comprehensive and coordinated treatment is essential for patients and their families. By working together with Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital, and UR Medicine Radiation Oncology in Hornell, we will be able to bring our vision of comprehensive cancer care closer to home for patients in this region.” “Not only will these facilities be more convenient for patients and their families, but they will also serve older patients and those who are not physically able to handle a long daily commute well,” said Yuhchyau Chen, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Richard T. Bell Endowed Professor. The regional cancer center in Dansville will also provide patients with access to services including advanced diagnostic testing, clinical trials, outpatient palliative care, and Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program. Physicians at the cancer center and the medical oncology clinic at Jones Memorial Hospital will have access to UR Medicine’s region-wide electronic medical record system and regular consultations with multidisciplinary teams focused on cancer. The new medical oncology services in Wellsville will be available this fall. Construction on the campus of Noyes Health is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. This cancer center project is unique in our region and comes at a time when health systems across the country are forging relationships to ensure specialty services while improving quality. “This collaboration demonstrates a commitment to providing high-quality health care services in our region and to finding innovative ways to ensure those services are accessible no matter where patients live,” said Mark Taubman, CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. “Endeavors like this are essential to improving the health of our communities as the nation’s health care system continues to evolve, and we are proud to work together with Noyes, Jones and St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell to meet the needs of this region.” ### UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute is the Finger Lakes region’s leader for cancer care and research. As a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Institute provides specialty cancer care services at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a network of locations throughout the region. The Institute also includes a team of 100 scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care. To learn more, visit wilmot.urmc.edu. Jones Memorial Hospital is a 70-bed full-service, acute care community hospital located in southwestern New York State. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Jones Memorial serves all of Allegany County as well as western Steuben County and northern Potter County, Pa. Find out more at www.jmhny.org. Noyes Health is a diverse and comprehensive healthcare system which includes Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital, a 67-bed facility in Dansville, Noyes Health Services in Geneseo, Noyes Kidney and Dialysis Center in Geneseo, and Noyes Mental Health Services in Dansville. Noyes Health is accredited by the Joint Commission and serves all of Livingston County and parts of Steuben, Allegany and Ontario Counties. Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital is a community hospital and the only Emergency Department in Livingston County, located right off Interstate 390 Exit 4. For more information about Noyes Health, visit www.noyes-health.org St. James Mercy Hospital, founded in 1890 and based in Hornell, is a not-for-profit health organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy that provides care in Steuben and surrounding counties, with emphasis on the poor and underserved. St. James Mercy Hospital is a member of CHE Trinity Health, a multi-institutional network. For more information visit www.stjamesmercy.org. ... Read More

April 14, 2015

Noyes Health Birthing Center Adds Additional Lactation Consultants

Noyes Health is pleased to announce that there are now seven certified lactation consultants in our Dansville Birthing Center. Brenda Acomb, Tania Cole, DeNae Gibson, Tammy Lapierre, Joan McAllister, Brooke Sikes, Catherine VanDerMeid, are the Noyes Health nurses that have completed forty hours of training and have passed an exam to receive certified status. Certified Lactation Consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists certified to teach mothers how to breastfeed their baby. CLC's help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. A lactation consultant can also offer help for moms of babies who aren't gaining enough weight. Lactation consultants assist in making accurate information available to women and offer support to help them make informed and responsible decisions regarding breastfeeding, family nutrition and family health. Noyes Health Birthing Center welcomed 310 infants into the world in 2014, up 33 births from 2013. For more information about the Noyes Health Birthing Center or to request a tour call Birthing Center Nurse Manager, DeNae Gibson, RN, MSN, CLC at 585-335-4293. 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

April 6, 2015

Noyes Health Exceeds Goal on March Blood Collection! Thanks to All Who Donated!

The American Red Cross, Dansville Rotary Club, and Noyes Health would like to thank everyone that donated at Noyes Memorial hospital on Friday, March 20, 2015. A total of 29 units of blood were collected in one day, exceeding our goal of 25 units! Noyes Health receives a rebate from applicable fees for blood and blood products purchased from the American Red Cross based on total units collected during a one year period. The Red Cross implements initiatives throughout the country to increase the number of blood donors in diverse communities and raise awareness of the need to give blood. The Red Cross helps ensure that patients will get the blood they need at any time of the day or night. This summer Noyes Health is supporting the Red Cross “Summer Type-O” Campaign. All type-O donations collected between June 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015, resulting from this campaign will count toward Noyes Health Life Share collection goal. Noyes Memorial Hospital is proud to be located in Dansville, New York with its rich health history. Clara Barton founded the first American Red Cross Chapter right here in Dansville in 1881. And there is a historical connection between the hospital and the Clara Barton/Livingston Chapter office location, a beautiful old home which was donated by the Noyes family! Colleen Bradley, Laboratory/Phlebotomy secretary, serves as the volunteer coordinator for the five community blood drives held at Noyes Memorial Hospital each year. Colleen thanks the Dansville Rotary, community and the employees of Noyes Health for their ongoing participation and support over the years. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at: www.noyes-health.org ... Read More

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