November 30, 2012 - Harris, N.Y. – The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Health Information Library, located on the first floor of CRMC’s main Harris campus, invites the public to an open house on Thursday, December 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature an overview of the Library, light refreshments and a holiday basket raffle.
The Library provides free, up-to-date health information resources for patients, their families and residents of Sullivan County, and features a computer workstation with wheelchair access, Internet access for health information, children’s books, a comfortable reading room with a special children’s area, and select resources available in Spanish. The Library is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; individuals are encouraged to call ahead prior to visiting.
CRMC’s new Library Manager, Mary Ann Van Benschoten, MLS, is available to assist community users during Library hours with finding information on health topics. The CRMC Health Information Library offers consumer-friendly books on health subjects, and can loan these books for a limited time to any member of the community. The Library can also mail informational packets to any resident through an over-the-phone or in-person request. These convenient services are provided for free.
CRMC provides this valuable Health Information Library because many community members have shown strong interest in obtaining more health information, and because of the generally recognized view that patients who understand their condition can expedite their recovery. For more information or assistance, call Mary Ann Van Benschoten at 845-794-3300 ext. 2187.