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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

April 3, 2015

Bethesda Foundation Supports EARS Lifeline at Noyes Health

Falls Happen…Lifeline Helps! ... Read More

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: www.noyes-health.org... 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 AWARDED HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

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: www.noyes-health.org... Read More

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