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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS “EAT HEALTHY. MOVE MORE. BE WELL.” EVENT – 9/12/2014

Harris, NY – Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a community event for Sullivan County on Wednesday, September 17, called “Eat Healthy. Move More. Be Well.” The event is open to the staff and public and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Hospital café in conjunction with its exclusive food and nutrition services provider, Morrison Healthcare and in partnership with Sullivan County Public Health Services.

“Catskill Regional is committed to the health and wellness of our community,” said Catskill Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Gerard Galarneau. “We are proud to partner with vendors who support our mission and am pleased to be part of hosting a fun and healthy event.”

The purpose of the event is to promote healthy food and exercise. Additionally, Morrison Healthcare will conduct a healthy cooking demonstration with Chef Peter Newman and provide a life-sized bicycle powered smoothie machine which café visitors and guests can use fresh ingredients to make individual smoothies. The event also kicks off a weekly Farmer’s Market offering local, fresh fruit and vegetables that will be located in the hospital’s café and available for purchase.  The Farmer’s Market will be held in the hospital’s café every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through November 5.

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information about Catskill Regional Medical Center please visit www.crmcny.org.

About Morrison Healthcare

Morrison Healthcare is a leading national food and nutrition services company exclusively dedicated to serving more than 600 hospitals and healthcare systems. Morrison’s hospital kitchens, restaurants and cafés feature socially responsible practices and exceptional guest experiences. The company’s comprehensive Mindful Choices® wellness and sustainability platform includes the latest in healthful eating and understanding of behavioral change in
food consumption. Morrison has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Hospital Healthy Food Initiative by committing 400 of its hospitals to improve the nutrition of patient meals and onsite food options. Morrison’s alignment with PHA positively impacts up to 41 million patients and 500 million hospital meals annually. The Atlanta-based company has recently been named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for the fourth consecutive year. The company is a division of Compass Group and has more than 1,300 registered dietitians, 450 executive chefs and 19,000 professional food service team members.www.morrisonhealthcare.com.