O’Connor Hospital ad advanced monitoring system

Delhi – O’Connor Hospital, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, has begun using an advanced patient monitoring system that will help save more lives, thanks to a generous donation from local entrepreneurs Joyce and David Barber and other community donors. The monitoring technology, which provides constant assessment of heart and respiratory rates more than one hundred times per minute, is […]

Addiction and Its Treatment

Few Delaware County residents can say their lives have gone untouched by the nation’s opioid crisis. A 2018 Siena College poll found that 54 percent of New Yorkers said they had been personally affected by opioid abuse, 83 percent felt that opioid abuse has worsened in the last few years, and one in four knew someone who had died from […]

Flu shots offered

Margaretville – Margaretville Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is offering opportunities for the community to receive flu vaccinations quickly and conveniently in the hospital’s lobby pharmacy. “It’s not too late in the season to get a flu shot and no appointment is needed,” says hospital Pharmacy Manager Randall Moore, RPh. “Our pharmacists will answer […]

Preventing and treating addiction: A community response

Most News readers know someone who either has or is recovering from an addiction to opioids, alcohol, meth, or other substances. Addictions ruin lives and communities; and local communities are no exception. Deadly drug overdoses nearly doubled in Delaware County from 2016-2017, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Overdose deaths also increased by 25% in Ulster during […]

Free screening of ‘The American Nurse’ at Margaretville Central School

Margaretville – The public is invited to a special, free screening of the powerful, award-winning documentary “The American Nurse” at the Margaretville Central School auditorium, 415 Main St. in Margaretville, at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. The screening, sponsored by Mountainside Residential Care Center, will be shown at the request of Mountainside resident Terry Cohen, who said the only present she […]

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