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Deadline Nearing for Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Health Care Scholarships

MONTOUR FALLS –– Applications must be postmarked by May 29, 2017, for $1,000 scholarships the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary is awarding to students who plan to enter the health care field. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students who are residents of Schuyler County, and to hospital employees wishing to further their education in the health care field. Applications may be found on-line at www.schuylerhospital.org on the Auxiliary page. Applications may also be picked up at high school guidance offices, and the Hospital’s Human Resources office.

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Schuyler Hospital Mammography Services Reaccredited

MONTOUR FALLS – Schuyler Hospital has recently been re-accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography. The 3-year re-accreditation recognizes the Hospital’s mammography services for achieving high practice standards following a rigorous peer-review evaluation. Assessments included staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose. The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires all U.S. mammography facilities to be accredited.

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Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Names Volunteer of Year, Votes in New Board Officers

MONTOUR FALLS –– At their annual spring luncheon on May 9, 2017, the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary named their Volunteer of the Year, and voted in new officers for their Board of Directors. Chris Updyke was surprised as she was named Volunteer of the Year for all the work she does year-round as Volunteer Coordinator. Updyke recruits, trains and schedules volunteers for the Information Desk inside the Main Entrance of the Hospital, and also assists with volunteers for the Gift Shop, Seneca View, and numerous Auxiliary events. She meticulously tracks the hours served by 150 volunteers throughout the year.

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2016 Annual Report

After five years of fruitful collaboration with the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and lots of hard work by a team of committed health care professionals at UR Medicine, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Cayuga Center for Neuroscience, a new program of Cayuga Health System.

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Life is Sweet After Surgery

Carrying 40- to 80-pound boxes of honey from beehives to his truck was becoming painful for Nick Shilliff in the summer of 2015. His left hip would ache during the day and keep him awake at night. “It got so I couldn’t take three steps without pain, and I couldn’t sleep because I could not get comfortable,” he recalls.

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