SLCH Partners to Battle the Opioid Crisis

NEWBURGH – St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH), Orange County Social Services, the Orange County Mental Health Administration, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, local physicians, and a mother who lost her son to the disease of addiction will come together for a discussion on the national opioid abuse crisis and its impact on local communities. The panel presentation and community forum will be held at the Newburgh Free Library, located at 124 Grand Street, on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Daniel Maughan, MSN, MBA, FNP-C, SLCH Senior Vice President for Transformation, the program features five experts in a variety of subjects related to the continuing fight against opioid abuse and addiction.

Scheduled speakers and topics include:
* The Opioid Epidemic at the National, State and Local Level presented by Ms. Darcie Miller, LCSW-R, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services & Mental Health
* Enforcement & the Law presented by Mr. David Hoovler, Orange County District Attorney
* The Physical and Emotional Effects of Substance Abuse & Opioid Disorders by Dr. Paul Saladino
* Alternatives to Narcotics in Pain Control presented by Dr. Wasik Ashraf; and
* A Mother’s Story presented by Susan Hecht

There will also be a question and answer session following the panel presentation.

Registration is encouraged by visiting or calling (845) 784-3849.

Anyone interested in either hosting an event or joining the panel of speakers should contact Kate Dabroski, SLCH Vice President of Marketing, Public and Community Relations at (845) 784-3850.

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