Christmas starts early at St. Anthony Community Hospital

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:33

Hospital celebrates the holiday season with dedication ceremonies for new infusion center and conference room WARWICK — St. Anthony Community Hospital hosted a tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday evening, Dec. 1, to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with members of the community. Festivities for the evening included music by the Warwick Valley High School String Quartet, Christmas carols sung by the Jubilate Youth Choir and refreshments served in the hospital cafeteria. In addition to the tree-lighting, the hospital also held dedication ceremonies for a new Infusion Center and for a Conference Room/Disaster Planning Command Center. Both projects had been funded by the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation. The new outpatient Infusion Center will provide seven-day outpatient infusion and same day medical procedures for the community. The quiet and relaxing room is designed for the growing number of patients who are healthy enough to go home, but still need to visit the hospital for infusion therapies. Both the Foundation and the medical staff at St. Anthony Community Hospital funded the Conference Room/Disaster Planning Command Center renovation. In addition to serving as a conference room and training facility, the Command Center is equipped with emergency communication systems and other equipment that would facilitate a well coordinated and rapid response in the event a natural or man made disaster strikes the area.