GROVER HERMANN TO LAUNCH HEALTH PROMOTION INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS AT LOCAL LIBRARIES – 09/08/2010 FIRST SESSION SLATED FOR SEPT. 23
September 8, 2010 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Grover M. Hermann Hospital will continue its ongoing health promotion initiatives by holding free informational sessions at local libraries. The sessions, facilitated by Ethan Singer, Registered Nurse Practitioner and Joni Johannes, Grover M. Hermann Clinical Nurse Director, will include pamphlets on nutrition, diabetes, foot care, cholesterol reduction, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and smoking cessation, and will offer blood pressure screenings. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 23 – Roscoe Library 10am-12pm Oct. 2 – Callicoon Library 1pm-4pm Oct. 9 – Narrowsburg Library (Tusten) 10am-1pm Oct. 23- Jeffersonville Library 12pm-2pm The informational series is funded through a grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). The grant, which was awarded to the Grover M. Hermann Hospital Division of CRMC earlier this year, supports community outreach programs on chronic disease. Recognizing the importance of proper disease management, the hospital developed this series to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of a variety of chronic diseases, as well as the health care services and support programs available locally. For more information, please call Joni Johannes at 845-887-5530 ext. 2120. The purpose of HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy’s Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program (SHCPQI) is to assist rural providers with the implementation of quality improvement strategies, while improving patient care and chronic disease outcomes. Improving the quality of chronic disease management in ambulatory care settings can improve health indicators and decrease emergency room visits and admissions to hospitals.