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November 25, 2009 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), will continue its ongoing, free monthly lecture series at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon, New York. On Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m., Dr. Paul Salzberg will present a lecture titled “The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure” at the Grover M. Herman Hospital cafeteria. During the lecture, Dr. Salzberg will discuss proper management of high blood pressure (hypertension). Registration is encouraged, but not required. A light snack will be served. For more information or to register, please call (845) 887-5530 ext. 2120. Dr. Paul Salzberg has been a family practice physician for over 20 years in western Sullivan County, and has been very instrumental in managing patient care at Grover M. Herman Hospital. He is Board certified in both Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine. The lecture 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 free monthly 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. 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.

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