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  • Frameology Optical settles into  new space in DeWittFrameology Optical settles into new space in DeWitt
    DeWITT, N.Y. — Frameology Optical, a business that specializes in filling prescriptions for and fitting glasses and contact lenses, has moved from a space near Syracuse University to a new location in DeWitt. Frameology Optical is the doing-business-as name of ...
  • Rome Memorial Hospital Community Recovery Center awarded three-year operating certification from state Rome Memorial Hospital Community Recovery Center awarded three-year operating certification from state
    ROME, N.Y. — The Community Recovery Center of Rome Memorial Hospital has recently been awarded a three-year certification by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for its chemical-dependence outpatient services. “This 3-year certification is the longest ...
  • MVHS names McCormack-Miller chief nursing officer MVHS names McCormack-Miller chief nursing officer
    UTICA, N.Y. — Linda McCormack-Miller has been named SVP/chief nursing officer for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). She is responsible for nursing practice, policy, and procedures across the system. McCormack-Miller has more than 25 years of health-care experience. After ...
  • New York Chiropractic College graduates 52 at April 1 commencement New York Chiropractic College graduates 52 at April 1 commencement
    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) announced that it conferred the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree on 52 candidates at its commencement ceremony on April 1 in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center on its ...
  • CEO TALK: Five Star Urgent Care’s Radford discusses Binghamton market entranceCEO TALK: Five Star Urgent Care’s Radford discusses Binghamton market entrance
    VESTAL, N.Y. — Five Star Urgent Care has expanded into the Binghamton market by opening an office at 2549 Vestal Parkway East in the Town Square Mall in Vestal. It began operations on March 20 and held a formal-opening event ...
  • Health-Care Career NewsHealth-Care Career News
       LORETTO Loretto has hired LORISSA PLIS as the new director of nursing at The Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a clinical nurse specialist and operations manager from several area ...
  • The List: Physical-Therapy Providers
    Click Here to View The List: Physical-Therapy Providers ABOUT THE LIST   Information was provided by representatives of listed organizations and their websites. Other groups may have been eligible but did not respond to our requests for information. Organizations had to complete ...
  • Upstate Medical names Licinio dean of College of Medicine  Upstate Medical names Licinio dean of College of Medicine
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University has named Dr. Julio Licinio senior VP and dean of the school’s College of Medicine. The appointment is effective July 1, Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena, president of Upstate Medical, said in a news release. Licinio assumes ...
  • UnitedHealthcare closes on acquisition of POMCO Group       UnitedHealthcare closes on acquisition of POMCO Group
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — POMCO Group, a third-party administrator of self-funded health-care and risk-management plans, has a new owner. UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) — parent company of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer — closed on the acquisition of POMCO ...
  •    State awards MVHS $300 million grant for downtown Utica hospital project State awards MVHS $300 million grant for downtown Utica hospital project
    UTICA, N.Y. — New York State has awarded Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) a $300 million grant to help pay for a hospital it wants to build in downtown Utica. The health-care facility transformation grant is part of the ...
  • Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps inks another agreement with Priority Billing                        Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps inks another agreement with Priority Billing
    MOHAWK, N.Y. — Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps (MOVAC) announced it will continue working with Priority Billing to provide billing services for its nearly 9,000 annual medical transports. Knoxville, Tennessee–based Priority Ambulance, a national ambulance network, owns Priority Billing. It is ...
  • Carthage Area Hospital adds lab services at community health center     Carthage Area Hospital adds lab services at community health center
    CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Carthage Area Hospital is expanding lab services at its community health center at 117 North Mechanic St., beginning April 3. The clinic-based service means patients will “no longer have to travel” to complete lab work, Carthage Area ...
  •  St. Joseph’s Health opens heartburn center         St. Joseph’s Health opens heartburn center
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health has announced the opening of a heartburn center at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. St. Joseph’s described the facility as the “first dedicated and comprehensive heartburn-treatment center in the greater Syracuse region.” The new ...
  • CEO TALK: Rome Memorial’s Lundquist discusses hospital’s affiliation with St. Joseph’s Health   CEO TALK: Rome Memorial’s Lundquist discusses hospital’s affiliation with St. Joseph’s Health
    ROME — The top official at Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) says it’s “becoming more and more clear” that individual hospitals “by themselves” are having a “difficult time and will continue to struggle in navigating through the health-care system.” RMH CEO ...
  • Health-Care Career News - March 2017Health-Care Career News - March 2017
        CARTHAGE AREA HOSPITAL   PATRICIA (PATTY) FARMER, CNA, recently retired after nearly 31 years of service to Carthage Area Hospital, its patients, and the community. “We sincerely appreciate the more than three decades of continuous service that Patty gave ...
  • The List: Urgent-Care Facilities
    Click Here to View The List: Urgent-Care Facilities ABOUT THE LIST   Information was provided by representatives of listed organizations and their websites. Other groups may have been eligible but did not respond to our requests for information. Organizations had to complete ...
  • Five Star Urgent Care formally opens new Vestal office Five Star Urgent Care formally opens new Vestal office
    VESTAL, N.Y. — Five Star Urgent Care formally opened its location at 2549 Vestal Parkway East on Saturday, March 18 before beginning operations and accepting patients on Monday, March 20. The noon-hour ribbon cutting was part of a three-hour open ...
  • NYCC’s Nicchi named “president emeritus” upon retirement in August NYCC’s Nicchi named “president emeritus” upon retirement in August
    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Dr. Frank Nicchi, president of the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), will receive the title “president emeritus,” once he retires at the end of August. The NYCC board of trustees “acted to bestow upon him the ...
  • UnitedHealthcare to acquire POMCO Group         UnitedHealthcare to acquire POMCO Group
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — POMCO Group, a third-party administrator of self-funded health-care and risk-management plans, will soon have a new owner. UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) — parent company of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer — on Monday released a ...
  • Study: Percentage of employers offering health insurance dips
    As Congress and the Trump Administration get ready to attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a new national study finds that fewer employers are offering health insurance to their employees and fewer workers are choosing ...
  • Excellus survey: Fewer than half of adults surveyed are aware of telemedicine                     Excellus survey: Fewer than half of adults surveyed are aware of telemedicine
    Nearly five in 10 upstate New York adults are aware of telemedicine, and 80 percent of those who have used telemedicine rate their experience as “very good” or “excellent.” That’s according to a survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, ...
  • MVCC adds online degree program in health-information technology          MVCC adds online degree program in health-information technology
    UTICA, N.Y. — Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) plans to offer an associate degree in health-information technology this fall. Both the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York (SUNY) approved the degree program, MVCC said ...
  • HCP Viewpoint: State of the long-term care industryHCP Viewpoint: State of the long-term care industry
    The world of long-term care is changing, and this will impact the future of care in Central New York, as well as the future of Loretto.    Integration Federal and state health and reimbursement policies are driving the market toward what’s called ...
  • MVHS suspends operations at Mohawk Medical Office after departure of doctors                    MVHS suspends operations at Mohawk Medical Office after departure of doctors
      MOHAWK, N.Y. — Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) suspended office operations at its Mohawk Medical Office beginning March 20. MVHS is suspending the operations because the two physicians currently practicing at the office — Dr. Steven Sperling and Dr. Paula ...
  • Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists appoints Greenky as new president        Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists appoints Greenky as new president
    DeWITT, N.Y. — Dr. Brett Greenky, a joint-replacement surgeon, is the new president of Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS). The organization’s board of directors on Jan. 1 named Greenky as SOS’s new president, the organization said in a news release issued ...
  • Kinney Drugs tests in-store clinics for strep throat and flu                                   Kinney Drugs tests in-store clinics for strep throat and flu
    Kinney Drugs is testing in-store clinics to screen patients for strep throat and the flu in 10 of its Central New York stores. Pharmacists at each pilot store will be able to perform diagnostic tests in a private-consultation room for ...
  • Cornell Tech, partners launch first smartphone study to examine impulse controlCornell Tech, partners launch first smartphone study to examine impulse control
    Cornell Tech, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Sage Bionetworks announced on Feb. 6 the launch of what they say is a “pioneering” study to examine the use of a smartphone application to identify and understand impulsivity in ...
  • Excellus appoints Postol as VP of provider relationsExcellus appoints Postol as VP of provider relations
    UTICA, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has named Misty Postol VP of provider relations and health system performance communications. In her new role, she will take leadership of the organization’s provider relations and health care network management communications teams. ...
  • CEO TALK: Laraque-Arena says cord-blood bank is an “incredible accomplishment”CEO TALK: Laraque-Arena says cord-blood bank is an “incredible accomplishment”
    ONONDAGA, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University is now home to one of only 32 public cord-blood banks across the country and only one of two in New York. “I hope you recognize what [an] incredible accomplishment this is,” Dr. Danielle ...
  • The List: Skilled-Nursing Facilities
    Click Here to View the Skilled Nursing Top Ranks List   FOOTNOTE:   1.     Medicare.gov Overall Five-Star Ratings combines three sources of data: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. The more stars, the better.   ABOUT THE LIST   Information was provided by representatives of listed organizations, their ...

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