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Cayuga County flu clinics ahead of season

Cayuga County flu clinics ahead of season
The Cayuga County Health Department is advising neighbors to get their flu shots ahead of flu season. In October, the Department will be hosting two different flu clinics: Wednesday. October 17th From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Town of Sterling Municipal Offices Friday, October 19th From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cayuga County Health Dept. Offices, 8 Dill St., Sterling... more

Cayuga Medical Center will have new CEO come Jan. 1, 2019

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Last Tuesday it was announced that current CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), John Rudd, will be retiring in the fall of 2019. In the same release, it was announced that Dr. Martin Stallone, vice president of physician operations at CMC and president of Cayuga Medical Associates, will be succeeding Rudd starting Jan. 1, 2019. The transition will be final... more

Water advisory issued for Rushville public water supply

Water advisory issued for Rushville public water supply
Citizens who use the public water supply in the Village of Rushville are being asked to use alternate water sources for drinking, cooking, making ice, making infant formula and preparing food. This comes after levels of blue-green algae above the health advisory level were detected in drinking water. The alert also pertains to citizens in the Middlesex Water District. The... more

New leadership at Sodus nursing home, management continues dodging questions amid state investigations

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First they were sanitary concerns, which led to outright safety concerns. Then, horrifying video was released purporting to show a medical situation brought on by staff failing to take care of residents at a nursing home in Sodus. The conditions were deplorable. However, after investigative reporter Jennifer Lewke, with News10NBC – located the CEO of Personal Healthcare LLC., the company... more

Ticks raising concerns in Cayuga as rare virus is spotted

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A tick-borne virus with origins in Canada has made its way to Cayuga County. Health officials say a case of Powassan virus has been confirmed in the county. It’s the first documented case of the virus in this part of New York State. The Centers for Disease Control says the Powassan virus comes from ticks and can cause inflammation of... more

Local West Nile cases raise concern

Local West Nile cases raise concern
The death of a Monroe County resident and the report of a sick horse in Canandaigua — both cases due to West Nile virus — have raised concerns, especially since mosquitoes are in full force due to the wet weather. A Monroe County resident died earlier this month from the virus. Public health officials say the risk will continue through... more

Foul conditions, heartbreaking stories emerge from Sodus nursing home

Foul. Objectively looking at the reports and footage that have come from Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center can only draw one conclusion: That the system has failed these people. News10NBC has been exposing problems inside Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for nearly a year, but a recently obtained video shows the condition of a leg wound left mostly untreated for... more

Auburn nursing facility opens new wing, adds 10 beds

Auburn nursing facility opens new wing, adds 10 beds
The Commons on St. Anthony opened a new wing on the terrace level of the Auburn nursing facility's rehabilitation floor. The 10-bed unit brings the facility to a capacity of 60 beds for short-term rehabilitation, helping it meet the increasing demand in the community. A ribbon-cutting for the wing was held Monday, Sept. 17, when the first short-term rehab resident... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health
It’s time for talk. Combined with some local action. That’s the clear message from the Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition, as well as other groups – leading the charge locally to help end suicide, and eliminate stigma around mental health disorders. “It’s really crucial with the increased focus on education and awareness that we continue working in the community to... more

Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

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The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will have the opportunity via appointment to get their systems tested in Lodi, Interlaken, Ovid, and Covert – where more than 9-inches of reported rainfall resulted... more

Water Sample Collection notice Sept.

Water Sample Collection notice Sept.
The Seneca County Health Department will offer free Bacteria Water Sample Collections and testing for drinking water systems affected by the August flash flood. Environmental Health Staff from the Seneca County Health Department will collect water samples to test for the presence of bacteria in homeowners drinking water impacted by the recent flood event. Water samples will be collected by... more

$280K pledged for Thompson clinics in Canandaigua

$280K pledged for Thompson clinics
The board of directors for the Thompson Health Guild recently approved a commitment to support the expansion and renovation of UR Medicine Thompson Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) and pulmonary clinic. The approved $280,000 will be provided over a four-year period, beginning in June of 2019. It will go toward state-of-the-art equipment for the pulmonary clinic, which will be on... more

$190M approved to complete Canandaigua VA upgrade

$190M approved to complete Canandaigua VA upgrade
The end is now sight for a $351 million overhaul of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. Congress approved $190 million for the second and final phase of the project now underway on the campus on Fort Hill Avenue, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday. The final leg of the project will bring a new community living center... more

Cayuga County Health Department team recognized for work on harmful algal blooms

Cayuga County Health Department team recognized for work on harmful algal blooms
Cayuga County’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Response Team was recognized by the state last week for its “remarkable and commendable” work combating the blooms that have come to plague waterbodies throughout the county and state. The state Department of Health announced Aug. 31 that the county’s Harmful Algal Bloom Response Team, organized under the county Health Department, was added to... more

Counseling Center expands hours in Waterloo

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Longer hours and better availability. The Seneca County Community Counseling Center, as part of Seneca County Mental Health is expanding service hours for local residents. It’s a big change for Seneca County as they move to make services – like those administered in the mental health building – more readily available. “We have been offering open access hours in our... more

Suicide by opioid: A disturbing new trend?

There has been a steady stream of headlines declaring that life expectancy in the United States is decreasing. And the often-cited reason is the climbing number of opioid-related deaths. Those two facts piqued the interest of a group of researchers who sought to reframe the way these trends can be viewed. “We have a problem that is otherwise being underestimated,”... more

Cayuga County Health Department continues outreach for harmful algae season

While harmful algal bloom season may have just begun, with blooms detected across the Finger Lakes, the Cayuga County Health Department has been doing its best to educate the public on the issue since when there was ice, not algae, on the lakes. As harmful algal blooms (HABs) have become a pernicious problem in recent years, the health department has... more

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement. “We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood.... more
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