The Importance of the Ombudsman

Dear Editor, As the Regional Coordinator for the NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) at Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), I routinely observe what many of us in society may have yet to experience; the inside of nursing homes and adult care facilities. Too often, I see elderly residents struggle to navigate living outside…

MVHS Cardiac Cath Lab Receives Accreditation

MVHS was awarded the Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the Cardiac Cath Lab. Hospitals that have proven exceptional competency in treating patients who require cardiac catheterization have standardized their assessment process for patients before undergoing catheterization to…