November 29, 2006

Strictly Business

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Ryan Joins Family Practice

Joanne Ryan, FNP, MS, has joined the family medicine practice of George P. Dempsey, M.D., located in the East Hampton Healthcare Center. Previously, Ryan worked at Southampton Hospital for 23 years, serving as nurse-manager of the hospital's Emergency Room for 12 of those years. She received a masters degree in nursing from Stony Brook University in 1996 and a Graduate Degree in Health Management from the New School in New York. In her new position, Ryan will treat patients from childhood to senescence, with a focus on women's health. She resides with her family in Springs.

The Giving Tree

Through Monday, December 18, The Community Care Program of Sag Harbor has partnered with the Sag Harbor Food Pantry for a holiday donation program called The Giving Tree. Each tree comes with a set number of tags depicting and describing how to help. Local businesses are asked to display the tree and keep a tally sheet with names of donors and gift tags taken, collect donations (checks only, made out to The Food Pantry), give stamped addressed envelopes to people wishing to mail their contribution and receiving and storing any children's gifts. (If space is a problem for you, call John Gangemi at 725-2117 or Lillian Woudsma at 329-2151 and they will pick up gifts as you receive them.) Gifts & donations will be distributed through the food pantry on Thursday, December 21.

Awards Dinner

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce will honor its 2006 award recipients at its annual award dinner on Thursday, December 7 at Giorgio's in Baiting Hollow. Since its inception in 1988, the Chamber has honored individuals that have exemplified outstanding service to the local community, demonstrated pioneering efforts/vision and exhibit dedication to the Chamber.

The following honorees are: Jack Hansen for Person of the Year; Sister Margaret Smyth for the Gold Key Award; Thaddaeus Hill, Timothy Hill Children's Ranch for Director of the Year; Jedediah Hawkins Inn for Business of the Year; Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps for Community Volunteer.

Hors d'oeuvres begin at 6 p.m. with the awards dinner immediately following. Reservations are required; tickets are $75. Call 727-7600.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II/NY presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Martin L. Stone during its Annual Meeting in Manhattan on October 27. The award is bestowed annually to one OBGYN who exemplifies a lifetime of unparalleled mentorship in obstetrics and gynecology, enduring contributions to medical education and tireless service to the College and its Fellows.

Dr. Stone, who resides in South-ampton, is a Trustee of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, serving on the Foundation's Medical Advisory Committee, and is also a Trustee of South-ampton Hospital.

Stress-Free Health Fair

The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, South Fork Community Health Initiative and Southampton Hospital will sponsor a "Stress-Free" Health Fair on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights will include free glucose, total cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Information on safety issues, such as the proper handling of Christmas lights, will be on hand as well as healthy holiday refreshments, complimentary gifts and a holiday raffle. For more information, call 329-2425.

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