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11th Annual "Friends Fore Mercy" Golf Tournament Raises Over $33,000 for St. James Mercy Foundation
Friends Fore Mercy
The 11th annual "Friends Fore Mercy" to benefit St. James Mercy Foundation raised $33,646 at the event held Friday, September 26, at Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell. Twenty-six teams and forty-eight sponsors participated in this year’s tournament, as well as twenty-two volunteers from the hospital and community. The Foundation provides resources to benefit St. James Mercy Hospital, and all proceeds from the golf tournament will directly benefit the transformation of healthcare services in Hornell. With a score of 58, the first-place team was comprised of Nathan Clark, Pete Peters, Nick Clark, and Tony Dickson.
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Local Artist, Craig Prophet, Displays Work at St. James Mercy Hospital

Local Artist, Craig Prophet, Displays Work
Local artist, Craig Prophet of Alfred, New York, has loaned a collection of paintings to St. James Mercy Hospital for display in the lobby, emergency room hallway, and cafeteria. Prophet’s work can be found in numerous collections in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and his work has been commissioned for several private collections. He also has served as an art director and graphic designer for local and national customers, and has taught art at Alfred University and locally.
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St. James Mercy Hospital Launches Enhanced Digital Marketing Presence
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) announced that is has launched a digital media program to strengthen communication with the public and employees, reach new consumers, and drive volume to SJMH services. The three digital components include social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus), a mobile website, and digital directories. "These new digital tools are designed to help people stay better informed about our new vision for healthcare, to easily find us and our services and learn about events, and to share their experiences about St. James Mercy Hospital," said Kate Kreger, Director Marketing and Communications. "Social media is now part of our everyday communications and because of the nature of our business, we have taken extra precautions to maintain HIPAA and privacy standards and have provided guidelines for our staff," she said.
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St. James Mercy Scholarship Awarded to Sara Hillman

St. James Mercy Scholarship Awarded to Sara Hillman
St. James Mercy Hospital is pleased to announce that Sara Hillman has been named its 2014 Memorial Scholarship winner. Awarded annually to one high school senior, the $500 scholarship was established over 20 years ago.... Sara will be attending Monroe Community College for Liberal Arts Childhood Education – Associates in Arts degree. She then plans to transfer to Elmira College where she will pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education in Early Childhood. While working as Student Food Worker at St. James Mercy Hospital, Sara demonstrated her strong work ethic and ability to work as a team player, earning praise from Nutrition department co-workers. Sara credits St. James Mercy with teaching her about teamwork, and the importance of giving time to individuals in need.
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Take a Visual Tour of the Center for Express Care

Center for Express Care
Video highlights include the Express Care interior, medical care, providers, and hours/days Express Care is open.
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St. James Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Orthopedic Clinic On Canisteo Street
St. James Hospital CEO Jennifer Sullivan, Mayor Shawn Hogan, Deacon Bob McCormick, and officials from Rochester General Hospital, were present on Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Orthopedic Clinic. "This is a proud history in our region for over 100 years," Mayor Shawn Hogan noted. "St. James is alive and well, and will continue to be alive and well," said Hogan.
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SJMH Announces Creation of "St. James Mercy Center for Orthopedic Care"
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic that will bring comprehensive orthopedic services to Hornell. Staffed by a team of providers affiliated with Rochester General Hospital, the St. James Mercy Center for Orthopedic Care will offer a robust set of orthopedics consultations via a full-time office practice as well as inpatient and outpatient surgeries to be performed at SJMH. The clinic is scheduled to open for business January 6, 2014. The Center for Orthopedic Care will be located at 432 Canisteo Street and will be open five days a week, with call coverage available 24/7 via telemedicine services.
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Alfred University Student Displays Work at St. James Mercy Hospital

Lindsey Bates from Alfred University
Art student Lindsey Bates from Alfred University (AU) has loaned three original paintings to St. James Mercy for display in the hospital cafeteria. A native of Albany, NY, Ms. Bates is a senior at Alfred University School of Art and Design. Upon graduation she hopes to pursue a masters degree in creative art therapy and counseling.
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Erika Zerkowski, dicusses Healthy Eating during the Holidays on Cool 97.
Listen to Erika Zerkowski, Certified Dietician and Diabetes Educator, discuss healthy eating during the holidays with Dave Pal on Cool 97. (mp3)


SJMH Launches Chronic Heart Disease Support Group
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has started a Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) Support Group to assist patients and caregivers in managing the physical and emotional aspects of chronic heart failure. The group will meet at 2:00pm on the second Friday of every month, starting November 14, in the Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab department on the 2nd floor of 411 Canisteo St., Hornell.
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Town Meeting . . . December 4th "The Path to Our Healthcare Future"
The public is cordially invited to the next St. James Mercy Town Meeting on Thursday, December 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Main Place, 251 Main Street, Hornell. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  The Path to Our Healthcare Future


SJMH Proactively Prepares for Ebola
Under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) is proactively preparing for Ebola risk. "We understand the fear and concern that result from reports of the Ebola virus and wish to assure everyone in the Hornell area that St. James Mercy Hospital is committed to the health and safety of our communities," said Kathy Brodbeck, chief nursing officer. "Although the risk of contracting Ebola is extremely low, we are prepared to respond to the Ebola virus with the highest standards of care, safety, compassion and professionalism. Our commitment is to provide our patients with excellent care and keep our employees safe while delivering care."....People who may have traveled to a high-risk areas for Ebola, or been exposed to someone who has Ebola and who are demonstrating symptoms, should first contact their physician or the Emergency Room and notify them of their possible high-risk exposure, before coming to the office or emergency room.
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CEO Jen Sullivan spoke with WLEA’s Brian O’Neil on progress of New Vision
CEO Jen Sullivan spoke with WLEA’s Brian O’Neil today on the progress of the New Vision for healthcare in Hornell.
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  CEO Jen Sullivan spoke with WLEAs Brian ONeil today on the progress of the New Vision


St. James Mercy Hospital Announces Intent to Sell Dialysis Center
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) announced today it is pursuing the sale of its Dialysis Center, located at the Mercycare facility, as part of its transformation to a financially viable, sustainable, outpatient-focused healthcare delivery system. "We currently are contacting potential purchasers to determine their level of interest," said Jennifer Sullivan, president and CEO, St. James Mercy Hospital. "While the sale process may take several months, we anticipate that potential buyers may be on site in the next days and weeks to tour the facility." .... "It is our expectation that the transition can occur with no interruption in the provision of quality care," said Sullivan.
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View the Hornell Town Meeting "The Path to Our Healthcare Future"
St. James Mercy Health System President & CEO, Jen Sullivan, hosted a Town Meeting August 27th to update the community on progress with the New Healthcare Vision and fielded questions from the audience.
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On Sept. 1, New Hours For Express Care Clinic, 10 am – 8 pm
As of September 1, the hours for Express Care will be 10 am – 8 pm. This is for greater convenience to patients, especially those who wake up with an illness and need to get care.


Dr. Spencer Annabel discusses the Progress of St. James Mercy Hospital‘s "New Vision"
Dr. Spencer Annabel discuss the "new vision" with Kevin Doran of WLEA.
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  Dr. Spencer Annabel speaks with Kevin Doran


Dr. Rizvi discusses, THD, a New Treatment for Hemorrhoids on Cool 97 with Dave Pal.
Listen to Dr. Rizvi discuss a new non-invasive treatment, THD, for hemorroids. (mp3)


Dr. Rizvi’s Radio Interview regarding New Hemorrhoids Treatment
Listen to Dr. Rizvi’s interview on radio WLEA regarding, THD, a new treatment for hemorrhoids (mp3).


St. James Mercy Hospital Launches Online Patient Access Center
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has created an online "patient access center" where consumers can find and print medical forms and test instructions, as well as view health education videos. The new tool is located on the hospital website (www.stjamesmercy.org/patients-visitors.shtml). "We know that preparing for a healthcare visit can be challenging and sometimes intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with that particular service or procedure," said Kathy Brodbeck, SJMH Chief Nursing Officer. "The new online ‘access center’ provides virtually everything a patient needs to know about our outpatient services and procedures, and how to better manage chronic disease. This helps patients feel better prepared and less anxious, and ultimately provides better health outcomes."
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St. James Mercy Hospital Receives Confirmation of $6.4 Million in New York State Funding
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) received confirmation it has been awarded the full $6.4 million it applied for from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Interim Access Assurance Fund (IAAF). SJMH announced June 9 the initial payment of $1.2 million was approved. The temporary funding available through the IAAF program will enable "safety net" hospitals like SJMH to work toward transforming into sustainable operations, while maintaining critical services to their communities. A "safety net hospital" provides a significant level of care to low-income, uninsured, and vulnerable populations. St. James Mercy will use the IAAF funds to support its operations into early 2015, ensuring the continued, uninterrupted provision of services during its transformation to a new ambulatory model of care delivery. "The approval by the state of our full request for $6.4 million is great news," said Jennifer Sullivan, president and CEO, St. James Mercy Hospital. "With this support, we continue to provide key healthcare services that are essential to our community."
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St. James Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Contributes Annual Gift of $22,000
Forty-six members of the St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) Auxiliary and special guests gathered on June 10 at The Main Place for the annual Auxiliary appreciation luncheon. The event commemorates the work of Auxiliary volunteers on behalf of St. James Mercy Hospital. In addition, the Auxiliary presented its annual gift to St. James Mercy Foundation in the amount of $22,000.
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Director Chris Donegan’s Radio Interview
Rehab Services Director Chris Donegan discusses services on radio Cool 97, click listen now for mp3.
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Jen Sullivan and Mayor Shawn Hogan discuss IAAF Funding on WLEA
Jen Sullivan and Mayor Shawn Hogan discuss SJMH’s announcement regarding approval of its application for IAAF funding from New York State.
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  Jen Sullivan and Mayor Shawn Hogan


St. James Mercy Hospital Receives Approval for New York State Funding
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) announced it has requested $6.4 million from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Interim Access Assurance Fund (IAAF). Authorization for the initial payment of $1.2 million has been received. The funds will be used to support the operations of SJMH through early 2015, ensuring the continued, uninterrupted provision of local healthcare services while the organization transforms to a new ambulatory-focused model of care delivery. "We are very pleased that our application has been approved," said Jennifer Sullivan, President & CEO, St. James Mercy Hospital. "We have worked diligently in recent months with NYSDOH officials to preserve healthcare services in Hornell. This award of IAAF funding clearly demonstrates the commitment of the Department of Health to support rural healthcare delivery and the need to transform to a sustainable model of care."
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St. James Mercy Hospital to Seek Buyer for McAuley Manor at Mercycare
Hospital to Also Seek New Homes for Three Ventilator Unit Residents
St. James Mercy Health System announced today it is pursuing the sale of its long-term care facility, McAuley Manor at Mercycare, as part of its transformation to an ambulatory-care focused system. The hospital also said it plans to relocate three ventilator-dependent residents from their location at McAuley Manor, with eventual closure of the unit.
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Dr. Spencer Annabel speaks with Kevin Doran of WLEA
On May 1, 2014, Dr. Spencer Annabel was interviewed in depth by Kevin Doran of WLEA about SJMH’s UR Medicine announcement.
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  Dr. Spencer Annabel speaks with Kevin Doran


St. James Mercy Health System and UR Medicine Seek to Reinvent Health Care in Hornell
St. James Mercy Health System (SJMHS) has announced that it will work with Rochester-based UR Medicine on a plan to preserve quality health care services in Hornell. The plan is contingent upon securing funds needed to transition from traditional hospital-based care to a more robust array of outpatient-focused services that support Hornell area residents and their physicians. "We are confident UR Medicine shares our vision for healthcare in our community and around the region. UR Medicine offers the administrative and medical expertise to help us improve patient care and the patient experience through a more efficient, patient-centered and coordinated system that focuses on the way that medicine will be delivered in the future," said Jennifer Sullivan, SJMHS president and CEO. "To realize our vision, we’ll need financial support, and one of the most promising avenues we’ll pursue is a newly established pool of state funds set aside to help communities reinvent their health care services."
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Bethesda Grant Awarded to Enhance Emergency Technician Training at St. James Mercy Hospital
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has received a grant in the amount of $5,450 from the Bethesda Foundation to enhance its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. The funds will be used to purchase instructional DVD’s and interactive equipment used in the classroom to demonstrate the latest EMT skills, techniques and technologies.
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