Short hospital stay may come with a price in Canandaigua

Hundreds of patients who visited the emergency department last year at UR Medicine’s Thompson Hospital could have benefited from a new unit now up and running. The new 12-bed Observation Unit at the hospital in Canandaigua is geared for short stays — when there’s no need to be admitted for tests and treatment that can often be done in less... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Heidi Lyndaker on natural healing & Kimberly Kling of Joyful Roots (podcast)

Meet Heidi Lyndaker, founder of Synergy Health & Fitness, talks about listening to your body and natural healing as an alternative to medication. Then, meet Kimberly Kling, owner of Joyful Roots, and see some of her unique inspiring art on this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.TV… . more

Seeing clearer: New imaging system comes to Auburn Community Hospital

Once or twice a week, Matthew Kasulke enters the operating room at Auburn Community Hospital, dressed in scrubs. The general surgeon performs between two and four surgeries a day, surgeries that tend to focus anywhere between the breast bone and the groin area. That could mean an appendix or gallbladder removal, breast surgery or colon surgery. Coming from medical school... more

Blood donations needed during final summer weeks

The American Red Cross is urging blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days. Residents who donate blood or platelets... more

Partnership for Ontario Co. will see $122K as part of Gov. Cuomo’s $4M announcement

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for 26 state-approved Child Advocacy Centers to enhance services and provide assistance to children who are victims of crime. The centers are located across the state, but a few of those specifically located in the Finger Lakes will benefit from part of the total $4 million funding. The funding will be used to to... more

BLACK: Safety moment looks at stroke and better health

Three quarters of stroke victims are 65 or over, so why does Seneca Meadows provide our employees instructions on recognizing a stroke? One of our own team members highlighted the importance of that instruction, a couple years ago, when he suffered a stroke at the age of 49. Thankfully, his daughter, a registered nurse, immediately recognized the signs and got... more

FLACRA receives funds for treatment operations

State Sen. Pamela Helming, R-54th District, recently announced that Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency is one of six projects to receive $18.7 million in funding. The money is part of the $491 million Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program to improve patient care in communities by developing medical facilities and programs that serve various needs. Funding was enacted... more

CNY Center for Autism opens in Auburn, but questions about it linger

The Central New York Center for Autism, which moved into its Auburn offices this month, is a new service provider for people with developmental disabilities identifying itself as a nonprofit organization. But as the center reaches out to the community to raise funds, its unsuccessful first attempt to open and uncertain status as a nonprofit service provider raise questions. Located... more

Canandaigua VA access limited beginning Aug. 1

Canandaigua VA access limited beginning Aug. 1 Starting Tuesday, August 1, the Bushwood Lane and East Street entrances to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center will be closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Those entrances will also be closed on weekends and federal holidays all day to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The reason is to ensure veteran... more

Reps. Katko, Maloney unveil bill to fight tick-borne diseases in New York

U.S. Reps. John Katko and Sean Patrick Maloney announced bipartisan legislation that would increase tick-borne illness prevention efforts and improve public health in states like New York that are seeing a high rate of tick-born diseases, Katko’s office announced Friday afternoon. The Tick Identification Pilot Program Act of 2017 would help educate the general public on tick-bite prevention methods, engage... more

Death raises stakes in regional tick battle

A Saratoga County man died last month after contracting Powassan virus from a tick. Then, a second Saratoga County resident was hospitalized with the rare disease and a third is suspected of being infected. According to the state Health Department, the patient with the suspected case was released from medical treatment and both new cases are adult patients exposed to... more

Funding announced for addictions counseling, recovery at FLACRA

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency is one of six projects to share in $18.7 million to support the Finger Lakes region’s health care system. State Sen. Pam. Helming, R-Canandaigua announced the funding for FLACRA, based in Clifton Springs in Ontario County, which is part of an overall $491 million being spent for the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation... more

LANDFILL: DEC welcomes public comment for permit renewal

The Department of Environmental Conservation has set a date for public comment regarding Seneca Meadows landfill’s permit renewal application. According to the DEC, Seneca Meadows has submitted a permit renewal application to continue operations within the currently approved Part 360 permit. The permit is not for any kind of expansion at the landfill, but Seneca Meadows is requesting a modification,... more

Rumors of Ling Ling closed by DOH prove untrue

Rumors that the state Department of Health closed Ling Ling Chinese Buffet in Geneva are untrue. According to a Department of Health representative, the restaurant, located at 481 Hamilton Street in Geneva was inspected on June 5th. Rumors around town reported the restaurant was closed due to suspicious meat types found at the site. Department of Health representatives said that... more

Hospeace House in Naples soon to reopen

Plans to reopen Hospeace House as a two-bed comfort care home are moving quickly. Thanks to fundraising, donations and volunteer help, the hospice that closed last August should be ready to reopen this fall — and with an executive director to be hired within days, that goal will be even more solid, according to the president of the Hospeace volunteer... more

Warning: Leaving kids in hot cars poses dangers

Now that summer is in full swing, parents are reminded that leaving children in hot cars can have tragic results. “I’m seeing that there’s a lot of deaths going on across the country, so I thought this would be a good time to remind people,” said Mary Beer, director of Ontario County Public Health, which issued a notice Monday. “There’s... more

DEC answers questions, but not concerns about Geneva Foundry cleanup

Cory Barrett left Wednesday afternoon’s meeting with state officials at The Salvation Army citadel with a better idea of how his contaminated soil at 38 State St. will be remediated. But that doesn’t mean he’s happy. Barrett was one of about a dozen property owners to sit at a table with representatives of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and... more
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