Audiologist to talk about ear problems
PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Sharon Macner, head of Champlain Valley Audiology, is giving a series of talks to celebrate the opening of her new practice location at 14 Booth Drive.
The free seminar, “Tinnitus: Causes of and Treatment for Ringing in the Ears,” is on Wednesday, July 11, with presentations from 12:45 to 1:30 and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Champlain Valley Audiology.
Beverages and light snacks will be served. RSVP to 324-5707 by July 9.
For more information, visit www.cvaudiology.com.
Children’s Hospital in Burlington touted
BURLINGTON — U.S. News & World Report has cited two pediatric specialties at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care as being among the best in the nation.
The magazine’s health-care experts have determined that both pulmonology and gastroenterology care ranks at or near the top 25 percent of pediatric centers nationwide, qualifying Vermont Children’s for the magazine’s Best Children’s Hospitals list. It is the only children’s hospital identified in northern New England and northern New York state on the list.
“We’re delighted to receive this important recognition from U.S. News & World Report,” Dr. Lewis First, chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children’s Hospital, said in a news release. “I congratulate all of our expert providers and staff in Pulmonology and Gastroenterology, along with our entire team at Vermont Children’s, who dedicate themselves to ensuring their patients receive the best quality of care possible.”
U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers and 1,500 pediatric specialists to make its determinations.
In addition to rankings, the “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey provides quality-related information including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, availability of key resources, and ability to prevent complications and infections, among other factors.
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
Ride to Remember aids Alzheimer’s
WEST PLATTSBURGH — The seventh-annual Ride to Remember is set for Saturday, July 14, at American Legion Post 1619.
The ride is in loving memory of Barbara Tobin. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the Adirondack Ride begins at 10:30 sharp, rain or shine. The cost is $10.
Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.
Other featured events, including a barbecue, auction, live bands, raffle drawing, tattoos and more, start after the ride at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call Kathleen at 569-0014.