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Wayne County may snuff pharmacy tobacco sales

In the windows of some Rite Aid Pharmacy outlets, you’ll see “wellness images,” such as a woman eating an apple and another in meditation. But as you walk into the store, you’ll see a wall of cigarettes behind the checkout counter, notes Ryan Mulhern, public health educator for Wayne County. That, said Mulhern, conflicts with the image Rite Aid and... more

Gov. Cuomo issues new ‘condition’ for health insurance providers in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is touting the changes as a ‘first-in-the-nation’ regulation, which would prevent health insurance providers from discriminating against residents with pre-existing conditions based on age or gender. He directed the New York State Department of Financial Services to promulgate new emergency regulations mandating health insurance providers do not discriminate against New Yorkers with preexisting conditions or based on... more

Finger Lakes Community Health getting $3.2M grant

Finger Lakes Community Health has been approved for a federal grant of nearly $3.2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant was announced Tuesday by Congressman Tom Reed, whose 23rd District includes Yates County. The exact amount of the grant is $3,176,804. Reed said the grant will support high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to people in the region with... more

Successful drug collection efforts continue in Ontario County

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the collection of unwanted prescription drug medication this past Saturday at the “Medication Take Back” event in the Town of Richmond/Hamlet of Honeoye. Through the support of community members, we collected over 132 pounds of unwanted medication and had 77 participants.   Thank... more

Report: Addiction major driver of local crime

Nearly 2,100 inmates were committed to the Ontario County Jail in 2016. Sadly, many had one thing in common. “The criminal justice system continues to be driven by substance abuse, which is the number one public safety and public health issue in Ontario County,” Sheriff Phil Povero said in his annual report. “Persons with addictions generate thousands of property crimes... more

UR Medicine Home Care wins operational excellence award

On May 11th UR Medicine Home Care received the George K. Hansen Exemplar Platinum Award for Operations Excellence at the 11th Annual Greater Rochester Quality Council Showcase and Performance Excellence Awards. GRQC is a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate. The George K. Hansen Exemplar Award is the highest level of achievement, and is only given when an organization demonstrates exceptional... more

Successful drug collection efforts continue in Ontario County

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the collection of unwanted prescription drug medication this past Saturday at the “Medication Take Back” event in the Town of Richmond/Hamlet of Honeoye. Through the support of community members, we collected over 132 pounds of unwanted medication and had 77 participants.   Thank... more

Report: Addiction major driver of local crime

Nearly 2,100 inmates were committed to the Ontario County Jail in 2016. Sadly, many had one thing in common. “The criminal justice system continues to be driven by substance abuse, which is the number one public safety and public health issue in Ontario County,” Sheriff Phil Povero said in his annual report. “Persons with addictions generate thousands of property crimes... more

UR Medicine Home Care wins operational excellence award

On May 11th UR Medicine Home Care received the George K. Hansen Exemplar Platinum Award for Operations Excellence at the 11th Annual Greater Rochester Quality Council Showcase and Performance Excellence Awards. GRQC is a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate. The George K. Hansen Exemplar Award is the highest level of achievement, and is only given when an organization demonstrates exceptional... more

Urgent Care in Seneca Falls, Geneva extends hours

FLH Medical, P.C.’s Seneca Falls Urgent Care located at 1991 Balsley Rd. at Lifecare Medical Associates and Geneva Urgent Care located at 789 Pre-Emption Road in Finger Lakes Health Commons have new weekday hours. The new hours are 9 am to 9 pm. Monday-Friday. Weekend hours remain the same, 9 am to 3 pm. Urgent Care services are designed for... more

Auburn Community Hospital cited; witness says incident ‘mishandled’

Auburn Community Hospital is under scrutiny again for their handling of an incident that played out last month at the facility. According to officials Auburn Community Hospital called 911 and had an ambulance take an injured woman to a hospital that was 30 miles away. The woman had jumped two stories off its parking garage. A witness has added some... more

Thompson gets early OK to buy Canandaigua Medical Group

A proposal by F.F. Thompson Hospital to buy the Canandaigua Medical Group would cement what for many years has been an informal relationship. “Over the last 20 to 25 years, it really has been a partnership with Thompson to the extent that it can be,” said Jim Wright, interim chief executive officer of the multispecialty practice that is on the... more

Protest held in Geneva after Reed votes for Obamacare repeal

Constituents of Rep. Tom Reed (R-23) staged a mass ‘die-in’ on the sidewalk outside the Congressman’s Geneva Office on Tuesday afternoon. Some laid down with tombstones indicating cause of death: “Killed by ACA Repeal,” “Had a Pre-Existing Condition” or “Could Not Afford the Premiums.” Protesters, or ‘mourners’ as they dubbed themselves sang a dirge and carried signs. They came to... more

Reed, Katko continue to differ on healthcare bill

Two of the region’s congressional representatives continue to differ on legislation designed to replace the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, reiterated his support on Tuesday for the revised Republican legislation that would replace the ACA, or Obamacare as it is commonly called. Meanwhile, Rep. John Katko, R-24 of Syracuse, was not swayed to support the amended... more
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