• Flu Shots at Ava Dorfman Center’s Community Services Expo, Oct. 19

    Rome Memorial Hospital will be administering seasonal flu shots at the Ava Dorfman Center’s Annual Community Services Expo, 305 E. Locust St., Friday, Oct. 19. The flu shots will be available between 9 and 1 p.m. at the Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Cost of the flu shot is $25. Medicare/Medicaid will be billed for those who bring their card. No appointment is required to get the shot. The vaccine is not recommended for those allergic to eggs. People with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome should check with their physician before receiving the vaccine. Shots will be administered only to those over age 18.

    In addition to the flu shots, Rome Memorial Hospital will also offer a free blood pressure screening from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Participants can also visit Rome Memorial Hospital’s booths for health and wellness information including:
     Advanced directives and health care proxy information
     Community health resources for individuals and caregivers
     Senior Behavioral Health
     Where to find help for a wound that isn’t healing

    Recognized as a leader in senior services, Rome Memorial Hospital has earned special recognition as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing exceptional care for older adult patients. Meet Program Director Nancy Vaccaro, MS, RN, at the Expo and learn more about the hospital’s mission to become a Senior Center of Excellence.

    “Our mission is to provide compassionate and connected care across the continuum to enhance the well being and quality of life for our older adults, their caregivers, and the community we serve,” Vaccaro explained. “I will be at the Expo to provide information and education for individuals, families and caregivers.”

    The Community Services Expo is an annual program of the Ava Dorfman Center. RMH will be participating with more than 25 other local agencies/businesses to provide health and wellness information for individuals age 50 and older.

    About Rome Memorial Hospital
    • Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., (RMH) Rome Memorial Hospital is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary care to long-term care, Rome Memorial Hospital delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. With its specialized Senior Behavioral Health Unit and Residential Health Care Facility, the hospital has become recognized as a valuable resource for senior services. Ranked among the top 20 percent of skilled nursing facilities for four consecutive years, the hospital has earned special recognition as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing quality care for older adult patients. Rome Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and an affiliated clinical site of New York Medical College.