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WARWICK HEALTH FOUNDATION DONATES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

Warwick, NY – On Friday, July 12, St. Anthony Community Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the addition of new state-of-the-art Operating Room equipment for its Total Joint Replacement Program.

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure of Orthopedic surgery in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. It is considered as a treatment when there is severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies.

The ceremony, held in the hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Center, was in appreciation For the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation’s donation of over $43,000 to purchase Stryker power instruments for total joint surgeries.  

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care.

“I am proud of the support we receive from the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation,” said Jeff Reilly, senior vice president and administrator of St. Anthony Community Hospital, “and we’re also very excited about our Total Joint Replacement Center.”

Dr. John Juliano, chief of surgery at St. Anthony Community Hospital, explained that the orthopedic floor is set up to provide for the unique needs of orthopedic patients. The gymnasium, present on the same floor, allows for immediate accessability to the rehab process.

Nurses on this unit have been specifically trained to work with the physicians as well as therapists for this unique type of patient. These include the orthopedic patient who may be post op from shoulder, hip, or knee replacement as well as post op from fracture surgery.

The mission of the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation is to expand the base of philanthropic support and to generate community goodwill for the Warwick Healthcare  Campus. Funds are raised annually via the annual campaign, major gifts/planned giving and special events. Capital campaigns are conducted as needed to support major projects for the campus such as construction, renovation and/or the acquisition of new technology. A volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership to the Foundation and its activities and works closely with the Foundation Staff and its devoted volunteers.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in  Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors—the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth—serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing  compassion to healthcare and serving those in need.


About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for- profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home  care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six  states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Visit  www.bshsi.org for more information.


PHOTOS:

1. Jeff Reilly, senior vice president and administrator of St. Anthony Community Hospital, expresses his gratitude for the support of the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation to Deirdre Hamling, Foundation Board Chair. The new plaque reads, “With special thanks to the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation Board of Directors and to the generosity and support of all our supporters and volunteers.

2. On Friday, July 12, St. Anthony Community Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the addition of new state-of-the-art Operating Room equipment for its Total Joint Replacement Program. From left, Deirdre Hamling, Foundation Board Chair, Jeff Reilly, Administrator of St. Anthony Community Hospital, Board members Raul Berina, Doug Stage, Julie Cauda, Dee Lamb-Yates, Frank Petrucci, Chief of Surgery John Juliano, MD, Harold Hansen, DC, Board members Stratos Colman, Nicole Wilson-Kantor, Terry Quint, Ellen Fotis and Mary Juliano.

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