SLCH August 2017 Community Calendar

SLCH August 2017 Community Calendar


Newburgh, NY – St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) will once again be active in the community at several August seminars and events. 

The August slate begins just after the turn of the calendar. SLCH and 2 Alices Coffee Lounge in Newburgh are teaming up to present an Eat & Greet: Learning about Lyme Disease, on Wednesday, August 2. Beginning at 12 p.m., Dr. Manita Sawhney of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Medical Group will be available to answer questions during the lunch hour. The event has already reached capacity. To be placed on the waiting list, contact Brian Gunning at or call (845) 784-3849. 

The hospital will continue to attend the Nancy Pullar Summer Concert Series hosted by the Town of New Windsor with health and wellness information, as well as free blood pressure screenings. The concerts take place at the Town Hall complex located at 555 Union Avenue. The final three concerts leading up to New Windsor Community Day are set for August 2, 9 and 16. For more information, visit the Town of New Windsor Recreation Department web site at

The SLCH Diabetes Management program has another busy schedule of activities. The hospital’s Newburgh campus will host a support group on Wednesday, August 9 beginning at 4 p.m. Our certified diabetes educators will hold office hours at the Newburgh campus on Thursday’s from 3-6 p.m., beginning August 10. There will also be office hours at the Cornwall campus on August 1, 8 and 29 from 1-5 p.m. Office hour visits are by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule a time with a diabetes educator, call (845) 568-2878 or 568-2190.

In addition, there are three opportunities to enroll in the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons Self-Management program. Part I of the program will be held Saturday, August 19 from 1-5 p.m. with Part II following on Saturday, August 26 from 1-5 p.m. An eight-hour, one-day option is also available on Wednesday, August 9 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. To enroll in the program, please call (845) 458-4000. For more information on the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons program, visit

On Sunday, August 13, SLCH will make the first of two trips across the Hudson. The hospital will be represented at the Beacon Corn Festival by staff members from the Center for Sports and Physical Therapy, located in Fishkill. The event is scheduled to run from noon until 5 p.m. at Beacon’s Riverfront Park. 

The hospital’s series of lunch and learns with the Town of Newburgh seniors wraps up Friday, August 18 with a presentation on preventing and dealing with common foot issues. 

The lecture schedule starts on August 24 when Dr. John McLaughlin, Medical Director of the SLCH Center for Total Joint Replacement, resumes his popular series of seminars outlining the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in the hip, knee and shoulder. Once again, the Homewood Suites at Stewart Airport in New Windsor will serve as the venue. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Dr. McLaughlin will discuss non-surgical treatments such as dietary supplements, medications, exercise and injections, along with surgical options such as the cutting-edge Muscle-Sparing Total Knee Replacement. RSVP online at or by calling (845) 784-3849.

Saturday, August 26 marks the fourth consecutive year that SLCH will support New Windsor Community Day. The day-long celebration gets underway at 10 a.m. at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park. For more information on the event, visit

The docket concludes with another trip to Beacon on Thursday, August 31. Dr. Wasik Ashraf will visit the Howland Public Library for a free presentation on the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. Dr. Ashraf’s seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. To register online go to or call (845) 784-3849.

For more information on how to schedule a health and wellness presentation with a member of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital staff, please contact Brian Gunning at (845) 784-3849 or A full description of the different programs can be found at

About St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital 
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.