Dr. Ellis Lader, Dr. Aneta Dimova Heart & Vascular Institute’s staff

KINGSTON —The Heart & Vascular Institute of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has a new office location at network affiliate HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus, welcoming longtime Kingston cardiologi More...

Posted 6/19/2018 08:43 PM

Conscious Life Choices workshop set in Stamford

Stamford — A free workshop entitled What You Need To Know to Make Conscious Life Choices will be held at the Stamford Library, 117 Main Street on June 18 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.  The workshop is sponsored by the School of Environmental and Voc More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Catskills Comfrey has natural healing properties

Fleischmanns man has growing enterprise with medicinal plants

Sprains, pulled muscles, arthritis, cracked skin, rosaceous, and more are annoyances we all have at one time or another. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

NAMI groups collaborating for a series of free classes

Oneonta – Families of people diagnosed with serious mental illness will discover information about everything from symptoms and medications to problem solving skills in a Family to Family Education program in June. More...

Posted 5/1/2018 07:50 PM

Health director gave update to Delaware supervisors

Public Health Wk. presentation held

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from the Director of Public Health Services (PHS) Amanda Walsh at its meeting on March 28, updating the board’s yearly certification in the way of corporate compliance reviewing Public Hea More...

Posted 4/3/2018 08:21 PM

Margaretville Hospital, area schools team up to offer mental health services

Program helps fill vital need in Delaware Co.

A new Mental Health Program at the Margaretville Hospital is leading the way in addressing mental health issues plaguing the community by working directly with adults who seek help at the hospital and by working with children in several area schools. More...

Posted 2/27/2018 11:54 PM

New family physician offers care in Ulster Co.

Woodstock — A family medicine physician with experience in pediatrics and gynecology recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice and will split her time in Woodstock and Boiceville. Dr. More...

Posted 2/6/2018 09:47 PM

CNAs play key roles in providing care at Mountainside

Margaretvillle — In the healthcare world, certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, play a vital role in patient care. More...

Posted 12/26/2017 08:29 PM

Dr. Richard Moscowitz to speak on hip and knee replacement in Margaretville

Noted regional surgeon Dr. Richard Moscowitz will deliver a free presentation on surgical and nonsurgical options for hip and knee arthritis at the Margaretville Hospital on Thursday, October 12. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 08:43 PM

Wright’s Home for Adults specializes in personalized care

Rest home offers an ideal setting

Wright’s Home for Adults, located in Dunraven, is an ideal destination for those seeking peaceful surroundings under the care of owner Wanda Wright, LPN. More...

Posted 7/11/2017 10:14 PM

Yoga: mind & body working together to produce one harmonious discipline

“Namaste. I salute the light in you.”  With that phrase, Pamela Martin has been deconstructing the myth that yoga is just for the ultra-thin and -graceful, indicating it’s good for everybody. More...

Posted 4/26/2017 12:03 AM

Acupuncture gaining popularity for treating variety of ailments

Though it’s been practiced as art and science for more than 5,000 years, acupuncture is among the most modern techniques for dealing with both acute and chronic health issues. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

CPR course set during February in Mount Tremper

According to the American Heart Association, there are 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States each year and according to at least one health website, almost 90 percent of those people die. More...

Posted 1/31/2017 08:39 PM

Healthcare Helpers

DOUBLE DUTY — Members of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center presented a $68,200 check to the hospital and a $21,800 check to Mountainside Nov. More...

Posted 12/6/2016 08:55 PM

Medicare topic at Skene Nov. 19

Fleischmanns—It’s Open Enrollment time again, and whether you’re enrolling in Medicare for the first time or wondering if this is the year to change the plan you have, there’s a lot to think about and a lot to understand as yo More...

Posted 11/8/2016 09:00 PM

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Posted 10/11/2016 11:26 PM

Script Trails just what doctor ordered

Communities set up marked walking paths

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to “get out and walk” for their health on a series of new “Script Trails” established in local communities.  The Script (short for Prescription) Trails have recently been set up More...

Posted 5/10/2016 08:31 PM

Philip Mehl is leaving Mountainside after 19 years at longterm care facility

Oversaw facility that earned series of 5-Star ratings

Residents, staff, and community members were saddened last week to learn that Philip Mehl, the popular and successful administrator of Mountainside Residential Care Center has tendered his resignation from the post and that plans are underway by pare More...

Posted 3/8/2016 10:13 PM

Auxiliary Blood Drive Nov. 20

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 20 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside.  More...

Posted 11/10/2015 11:51 PM

Auxiliary Blood Drive Sept. 25

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 25 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside.  More...

Posted 9/15/2015 09:40 PM

Art Appreciation

WELCOME VISIT — Margaretville Central School's High School Art Club members returned to Mountainside Residential Care Center bearing gifts last week. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 10:07 AM

On The Wellness Trail

AIMING FOR WELLNESS — Margaretville Central School students and staff took part in the annual John Riedl Wellness Run on Thursday afternoon. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM

Optometrist - Robert J. Connelly, O.D.

22 Harper Street (Rt. 23), Stamford  Eye Exams Glaucoma Testing Dilated Retinal Exams 607-652-7207  Best Selection of Eyewear in the Catskills  Insurances Accepted  More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

Hospital forum scheduled for this Thursday evening 5/31

The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a community forum to discuss recent upgrades and changes to facilities and programs and to educate the public on its telehealth and telepsychiatry programs.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:31 PM

Walton Delaware Street site named as mental health facility site

Board of supervisors approves location for $6M project

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors, meeting last Wednesday in Delhi, decided that 243 Delaware Street in Walton will be the location of the new Mental Health Facility, a project that will cost an estimated $6 million.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Delhi Rehabilitation & Nursing Center officially opens

Project underway for the past 4 years

Gertrude Hall, 90, of Bovina, the first resident to move into the Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center this year, was on hand to help cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony on May 17. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:39 PM

Hospital cardiac inpatients get upgraded heart monitoring

Gift from Auxiliary & Health Foundation

Margaretville – Cardiac inpatients can move around Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and still have their heart activity continually monitored, hospital officials said.  More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Mental health program meets community need Part II in a series

With two of the nation’s most intransigent problems, gun violence and the opioid/ heroin addiction crisis causing significant local problems, Margaretville Hospital’s Mental Health Program, is one of the few bright spots on the solution horizon. More...

Posted 3/6/2018 11:49 PM

Active Group

WHAT’S GOING ON — The Activities Staff at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville has a wide range of responsibilties in helping provide fulfillment for residents. More...

Posted 2/13/2018 10:10 PM

Delhi Rehabilitation & Nursing Center receives DOH approval

First residents were welcomed; more than 35 staff have been hired

Delhi - The Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center welcomed its first resident, Gertrude Hall, this week.  Noting that approval had been received from the Department of Health, officials said more than 35 staff members had been hired and more t More...

Posted 1/30/2018 10:03 PM

Health Caring

STRONG SUPPORT — State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref–Oneonta), was at Mountainside Residential Care Center and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville on October 30. More...

Posted 11/7/2017 06:56 PM

Safe Against Violence display highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Delhi – In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence program display, entitled An Empty Place at the Table,© can be viewed throughout the month of October in the lobby of 111 Mai More...

Posted 10/10/2017 08:43 PM

Hospital’s telemedicine program boosts school services

In a day and age when everything from family substance abuse to social media bullying threatens the well being of a community’s young people, psychiatric services are in high demand and providers are few and far between.  More...

Posted 7/4/2017 06:53 PM

Healing arts practitioner uses calm approach

Julia Rose focuses on Chinese traditions

Julia Rose is a healer. And whether she’s working at her Phoenicia Healing Arts Center, or working to develop a local farmers’ market, her presence in the community is one of peace, calm, and light. More...

Posted 6/20/2017 08:30 PM

Pine Hill resident Dr. Eve Smith pursues community work at 81

At 81 years old, Pine Hill’s Dr. Eve Smith is a forceful presence in a community that benefits from her passion about people and issues. “I’m alive. You live until you die. You might as well make it interesting. More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

Rural communities boast wealth of top-notch health services providers

They care for others and for an aging population, few things are as important as knowing who the best care givers in the region are. More...

Posted 2/14/2017 09:46 PM

5- Star Award

SIX TIMES FIVE – Staff members at Mountainside Residential Care Center celebrated recently when the local facility received another five-star rating after a series of inspections by both state and federal agencies. More...

Posted 11/22/2016 10:23 PM

Blood Drive Nov. 18 at Mountainside

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 18 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside. More...

Posted 11/8/2016 09:00 PM

Flu shots, screenings offered at MH Fall Health Fair Oct. 7

Margaretville — Exhibitors offering preventive healthcare, medical screenings and education on a wide variety of health, wellness and lifestyle improvements will participate in Margaretville Hospital’s annual Fall Health Fair from 7 to 11 More...

Posted 10/4/2016 06:08 PM

Margaretville Hospital Team supporting Relay For Life event

Members selling items to raise funds; Seeking community support for April 8 Paint Town Purple Day

Margaretville — Margaret- ville Hospital is again sponsoring a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life of Delaware Coun- ty” on April 30 in Delhi. More...

Posted 3/15/2016 06:31 PM

Restaurant promo highlights region’s culinary diversity

Catskill Mtn. News is organizing event

The Catskill Mountain News announced this week that it will sponsor a major restaurant-week promotion from Sunday, April 24 through Thursday, April 28.  More...

Posted 2/23/2016 06:57 PM

Mountainside honored as LGBT equality leader

Margaretville — For the third consecutive year, Mountainside Residential Care Center has been named a national “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”  More...

Posted 12/15/2015 09:14 PM

Margaretville Hospital plans Radiology Dept. open house, flu shot clinic

Events will run Friday, Oct. 16 from 1-3 p.m.

Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 16 from 1-3 p.m. to allow the public to tour the facility’s newly renovated and expanded Radiology Department. More...

Posted 10/6/2015 10:32 PM

Medicare is topic at Skene Sept. 26

Fleischmanns — Open Enrollment for Medicare is just around the corner—October 15 is the start date—and whether you’re just becoming eligible or are a current beneficiary who wants to be sure your plan is right for you, chances More...

Posted 9/15/2015 09:40 PM

Margaretville Hospital’s telemedicine enhances patient-centered health care

High-tech process greatly expands medical assistance

Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital has added some wound care services using telemedicine technology which electronically and remotely connects patients and medical providers. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 11:22 AM

Auxiliary starts membership drive

Group has goal of 500 members

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center is embarking on what organizers hope will be a record-breaking membership drive. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 08:00 PM