SLCH Offering Robust July Outreach Schedule

SLCH Offering Robust July Outreach Schedule


Newburgh, NY – St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) continues its expansive community education program with several seminars, presentation and events slated for July. The calendar includes a variety of topics, including robotic surgery, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular health.

After the Fourth of July holiday, the slate of events begins with the Nancy Pullar Summer Concert Series hosted by the Town of New Windsor. SLCH is slated to be on hand for each of the four concerts in July, which take place at the Town Hall complex located at 555 Union Avenue. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Town of New Windsor Recreation Department web site at

Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli kicks off the seminar schedule on Thursday, July 6 with a free presentation about the latest robotic surgery techniques available to treat bladder, prostate and kidney issues. The session is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Drake Conference Center located at SLCH’s Newburgh campus. Registration is available at or by calling (845) 784-3849. Light refreshments will be provided.

That day also marks the start of a busy month for the hospital’s diabetes education program. Our certified diabetes educators will hold office hours at the Newburgh campus every Thursday during the month from 3-6 p.m. There will also be office hours at the Cornwall campus on Tuesday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 25 from 1-5 p.m. For more information, or to schedule a time with a diabetes educator, call (845) 568-2878 or 568-2190.

The diabetes program will also host a support group on Thursday, July 13 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Newburgh campus. 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, July 22 from 1-5 p.m. with Part II following on Saturday, July 29 from 1-5 p.m. An eight-hour, one-day option is also available on Friday, July 28 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To enroll in the program, please call (845) 458-4000. For more information on the SLCH Diabetes Lifestyle Lessons program, visit

Dr. John McLaughlin, Medical Director of the SLCH Center for Total Joint Replacement, will continue his popular series of seminars outlining the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in the hip, knee and shoulder on Thursday, July 13 at the Homewood Suites in New Windsor. 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.

SLCH will be on hand at the Orange County Freedom Fest with a special salute to veterans set for Saturday, July 15 beginning at 3 p.m. at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The hospital will offer with health and wellness tips, along with information about services. For more information about the event, visit

The Littman Cancer Center Education Series resumes on Wednesday, July 19. Dr. Fauzia Paracha will provide a free colon cancer education presentation in the cafeteria of the SLCH Cornwall campus, located at 19 Laurel Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m. Seats can be reserved online at or by calling (845) 784-3849. 

Diabetes education once again takes center stage on Friday, July 21 when Dorothea Leaver, CDE, presents as part of the hospital’s ongoing lunch and learn series with the Town of Newburgh seniors. July’s talk is the fourth in the five-part series that wraps up in August.

SLCH is playing a leading role in a Community Health & Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, July 22 at SUNY Orange in Newburgh. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with various classes running from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Topics include sexual health, stress reduction, Narcan training, mental health, nutrition/heart health, sun safety and HPV education. Refreshments, which include food donations from ShopRite and produce from Cornerstone Family Health Center’s Free Community Farm Stand, will be available. To register, contact Molly Croce at or call (845) 784-3020.

The staff of ShopRite in Vails Gate will be the beneficiaries of cardiologist Dr. Mehul Patel’s expertise on Tuesday, July 25. Dr. Patel will be available to employees during their lunch and break times to answer questions and provide advice on maintaining good heart health.

July’s last offering will take place at the Cornwall Public Library on Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m. John Battiato, SLCH Pharmacy Manager, will discuss medication management, including important questions for doctors and pharmacists, keeping a medication list, and tips for organizing medications. No advance registration is required.

The August slate begins just after the turn of the calendar. SLCH and 2 Alices Coffee Lounge in Newburgh are teaming up to present a 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 $3 cost covers one food item (bagel sandwich, soup, or mac and cheese) and a coffee or tea (hot or iced). To reserve one of the limited seats, 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.