July 9, 2013

Health Notes: July 9, 2013

Summer outdoor fitness sessions set

SARANAC LAKE — Summer outdoor fitness sessions will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, July 9 through Aug. 30 on the Olympic Oval in front of the Lake Placid High School. 

Cost is $8 per class for drop-ins and $5 per class for those who sign up for the summer.

The group sessions will be led by certified athletic trainer Elise Munn from Adirondack Health. Each is different, offering new dynamic warm-up and plyometric techniques, aerobic intervals, bodyweight circuits, resistance-band training and core work that will build strength, aerobic fitness and muscular endurance. 

Arrive 10 minutes early, bring water and a beach towel. 

Call 359-4926 or email for more information or to sign up in advance.

Adirondack Health enhances safety, privacy for patients

SARANAC LAKE — New measures to enhance safety and privacy for patients and visitors at Adirondack Medical Center have gone into effect

Now, all entrances to AMC and the Redfield Medical Office Building will be locked at 9 p.m.  Entrance to the hospital through the main lobby will be controlled through secured doors from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays. 

Over the past several months, AMC has enhanced the safety and privacy of the OB department by securing the unit. Similar measures have been implemented in the Emergency Department and the pharmacy.

Visitors wishing to see patients outside of normal visiting hours, on weekends and holidays can check in at the registration area in the Main Lobby near the ER entrance, where they will be asked to sign a guest log. Visitors waiting in the main lobby and ICU waiting room during the overnight hours will have access to restrooms and vending machines.

“The presence of a family member or loved one can be calming and beneficial during a patient’s hospital stay,” said Chief Nursing Officer Margaret Sorensen in a statement. “Our goal is to be certain that our patients and visitors are safe while maintaining the warm and personalized healing environment Adirondack Health is known for.”

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