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April 3, 2015

Bethesda Foundation Supports EARS Lifeline at Noyes Health

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March 31, 2015

Keshequa Girls Basketball Team Raises $2,000 for Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department!

Thanks to the Keshequa Central School District Girls Basketball Team and Coach Pete Piraino, Noyes Health Auxiliary received a $2,000 donation for the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department. During this year’s Pete DiAngelo Basketball Tournament the team charged two dollars for adults, one dollar for students and five dollars for families to attend the games. The team members also participated in half-time shoot-outs and sold concessions, with local restaurants participating. Coaches, players, family and community all helped to raise the two thousand dollar donation. “We are so grateful to have community support like this,” said Noyes Health Auxiliary President Gerry Long. “And we are glad the Keshequa Girls Basketball Team chose Noyes Health Auxiliary as the recipient of their fundraiser this year.” The Noyes Health Auxiliary is the second largest donor to the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department project, pledging $305,500 over four years. For more information on joining the Auxiliary please call the Spice Box Gift Shop at Noyes Health, 585-406-7030, or Bonnie Sisak at 585-335-6447. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information. Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: Read More

March 23, 2015

The Dansville CSD high school gymnasium was filled...

The Dansville CSD high school gymnasium was filled with young students jump roping for hours on February 13th to raise funds for a good cause while honoring the memory of a beloved teacher and coach . Dansville Central School 2015 Annual Jumpathon fundraiser was in memory of teacher and coach, Kyle Button. The students raised $3,445 dollars in donations from family, community members and the Dansville Sports Boosters for cancer treatment at Noyes Health. Amy Pollard, Noyes Health CEO, representatives from Sports Boosters and the Button family were all on hand to thank the students and community for their generosity.... Read More

March 21, 2015

NYS Surprise Bill Disclosure: Important Information about Paying for Your Care at Noyes Hospital

HOSPITAL DISCLOSURE NYS Surprise Bill Important Information about Paying for Your Care at Nicholas Noyes Hospital It might be a funny name, but it's something we take serious at Nicholas Noyes Hospital. We want to bring you important information about paying for your care at Noyes Memorial Hospital. Nicholas Noyes Hospital is a participating provider in many health plan networks. You can find a list of the plans in which we participate in at registration in each location or at right here on our website. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether we participate in the specific plan you are covered by. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of a health plan’s products. It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians employed by the hospital can be found at registration in each location or on the website. Noyes Hospital contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists, to provide services at the hospital. Contact information for the physician groups the hospital has contracted with is available at registration in each location. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in. You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by Noyes Hospital are likely to be needed, such as anaesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists. Contact information for these physicians is available at registration in each location. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in. Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available on-line or by contacting our Financial Assistance Office at (585)-335-6038. If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available on the website under the Community Services Tab, or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at (585)-335-6038.... Read More

March 2, 2015


Noyes Health today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Noyes Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey and certification process that began in November of 2014 and was completed last month. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews. The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program. “Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, M.S., chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Noyes Health for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.” “Noyes Health is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Tammy West, V.P. of Patient Care for Noyes Health. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.” The Joint Commission’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information. Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: Read More

February 24, 2015

Dansville Central School EnCompass Students Donate to Noyes Health

Tammy West, Noyes Health V.P. of Patient Care and Cynthia Oswald, Noyes Health Foundation Director were on hand at DCS High School last week to accept a donation from the DCS EnCompass students. The students 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. The Hospital will use 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

February 11, 2015

Noyes Health is grateful to partner again this year with Swain

Noyes Health is grateful to partner again this year with Swain to hold our annual Tubing fundraising event. The event was held Sunday, February 8th , and Swain donated $5 from every ticket to the Noyes Health Foundation. This year the event was partnered with our "Rethink Your Drink" campaign lead by Health and Wellness Educator, Pam Maxson. We were pleased that Noyes Health CEO, Amy Pollard and Noyes Health Board Chairman, Mike Johnsen (Supervisor, Town of Grove) joined us for this fun and energizing day on the slopes.... Read More

January 9, 2015

Breast Health at Noyes Health

Noyes Health is pleased to announce successful accreditation by the American College of Radiology for our new digital mammography unit that was installed in September, 2014. Noyes Health extends appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of the mammography upgrade project. We would particularly like to recognize the efforts of Danielle Mullen, Supervisor of Mammography at Noyes Health, and Tammy Cichelli of Highland Breast Imaging for their dedication and commitment to the project. This investment will allow Noyes to continue to provide the outstanding care that is deserved by the women of our region. For more information on mammography at Noyes Health, please call (585) 335-4235. Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of Noyes Health Public Relations, for more detailed information. Call (585) 335-4323, or visit our website at: Read More

December 31, 2014

Noyes Health Receives Good Grades on the annual NYS Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) Rates Report

Noyes Health’s hospital-acquired infection rates for 2013 are below the state average according to a study published by the New York State Department of Health and released this month. "This achievement in keeping hospital acquired infections at Noyes Health to a minimum is a tribute to the continuous efforts of our experienced and dedicated physicians, nurses and staff”, said Tammy West, Noyes Health V.P. of Patient Care. “Through their exceptional teamwork and commitment to providing the best care possible, Noyes Health is able to improve the quality of patients' health and their experience with us, which includes infection control." “We are especially proud of the fact that there were no surgical site infections after total hip replacement surgeries at Noyes Health in both 2012 and 2013”, said Mary Stewart, Coordinator of Infection Prevention. “Noyes Health continually looks at ways to improve infection control in all areas of the health system”. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting approximately four percent of inpatients. A CDC report estimated the annual medical costs of healthcare-associated infections to U.S. hospitals to be between $28 and $45 billion dollars. In July, 2005, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Public Health Law 2819 requiring hospitals to report select HAIs to the New York State Department of Health. This law was created to provide the public with fair, accurate, and reliable HAI data to compare hospital infection rates and to support quality improvement and infection prevention activities in hospitals. Annual reports that summarize hospital HAI rates are published on this website each year. The seventh annual report entitled "Hospital-Acquired Infections - New York State 2013" (PDF, 5.7MB) provides hospital-acquired infection rates statewide and by individual hospital for 2013. The infections selected for reporting in 2013 include colon surgical site infections, hip replacement surgical site infections, coronary artery bypass graft surgical site infections, abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units (adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units), and Clostridium difficile and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection rates occurring on admission and during a patient's hospital stay. The report also describes progress of HAI prevention projects supported by the Department. The data is also available for download on New York's Open Data Portal and the 2013 report is on the Noyes Health website, . Please contact Cynthia Oswald, Director of PR and the Noyes Health Foundation, for more detailed information, call 585-335-4323, or visit our website at: ... Read More

December 30, 2014

Noyes Health Auxiliary Revisits Tradition

The Noyes Health Auxiliary and the Spice Box Gift Shop is reinstituting the tradition of presenting a gift to each infant born at Noyes Health. Sue Mettler, Spice Box manager said, “When my children were born here at Noyes Health they each received a gift from the Auxiliary. It was a nice tradition that I would like to revisit.” Sue has ordered piggy banks, with a pink ribbon for girls and a blue ribbon for boys, to be distributed to all infants born at the hospital’s birthing center this coming year. The Noyes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary which began in 1952 as a small group of local women is now a group of over 120 dedicated volunteers from Dansville and the surrounding communities whose primary goal is to conduct fundraising projects and donate the proceeds to Noyes Health. The biggest source of revenue is the Spice Box Gift Shop and Coffee Bar located in the hospital lobby. The Gift Shop began in 1962 as a cabinet with items to purchase in the main lobby of the “old” hospital and is now a full service shop with dedicated space in the hospital lobby carrying unique gift items, jewelry, fresh flowers and coffee bar open to the public. The Auxiliary has sponsored and donated to many of the hospital’s improvement projects throughout the years and is the second largest donor to the Mary Saunders Beiermann Emergency Department which opened in June of this year. For more information on the Spice Box, how to volunteer or make a donation please contact Sue Mettler, Manager at 585-335-4288 or .... Read More