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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESS ROOM


CRMC’S GROVER M. HERMANN HOSPITAL DEBUTS COMMUNITY WALKING TRAIL - 09/01/2010

Sept. 1, 2010 - Harris, N.Y. - Catskill Regional Medical Center's (CRMC) Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon, N.Y., announced today that it has created a community walking trail on the hospital's grounds; the trail is open to the public. Grover M. Hermann Hospital Administrator Marc Mendelsohn came up with the idea while looking at Sullivan County health statistics. Mendelsohn said, "I noticed a high rate of cardiovascular disease in Sullivan County, and thought that creating a trail on our scenic grounds would encourage healthy living and promote cardiovascular fitness within our community." Mendelsohn reached out to the Delaware Valley Job Corps for assistance with the project. Instructor Mike Mahoney and a group of his students, over the course of a week, cleared the land and laid down mulch. Mahoney said, "It was a great learning experience for the students, and they had a lot of fun completing the project. We were able to transform the land into something nice and functional for the community." The end result is a wooded trail that is just less than one mile long with potential river views. The trail is open from dawn to dusk during spring, summer and fall, and begins at the side parking lot of the Grover M. Hermann Hospital and loops around to the back parking lot. Registration is not required. To find out more information about the walking trail, including its specific beginning and end points, ask the reception desk. It is always recommended to walk with a partner.