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December Health-Care Career News

By Journal Staff



Oswego Health announced that MEREDITH POTTER, a family nurse practitioner, has joined its Primecare Medical Practice in Central Square. Potter will provide comprehensive primary care services to patients of all ages. She will treat upper respiratory issues, sick visits, injuries, infections, rashes and sprains or strains, as well as routine screenings and the related follow-up care and women’s health services. Potter recently earned her master of science in nursing/nurse practitioner degree from SUNY Polytechnic Institute of Technology in Utica. She previously obtained her bachelor of science in nursing at SUNY Plattsburgh and her associate degree in nursing at SUNY Jefferson. While studying for her bachelor’s and combined master and nurse practitioner degrees, she worked as a full-time emergency department nurse at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Potter also worked on a per-diem basis in Oswego Hospital’s emergency department. Potter holds certification as a coronary care provider, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and as a trauma nurse. The Primecare Medical Practice is located in the lower level of the Central Square Medical Center at 3045 East Avenue in the village of Central Square.


JENNIFER FIELDS, a nurse practitioner, has joined the staff of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Regional Center for Wound Care, located at 267 Hill Road in Rome. A graduate of St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing, Fields earned both her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in family health administration from SUNY Institute of Technology in Marcy (now called SUNY Polytechnic Institute). In her more than 12 years in the health-care field, Fields has served in many capacities, including providing care to military service personnel, as a charge nurse for Rome Memorial Hospital’s Critical Care Unit, and her most recent work as a family nurse practitioner in gynecology.

VNA Homecare has added the following individuals to its team of health-care professionals. Hired as home health aides for Home Aides of Central New York, Inc. are CARMEN BROOKSSAMANTHA CANTYWILLIAM KUBECKASTRIDE MISTIVA-SANTOSHEATHER RAYMOTESSA RAYMOYERAIMI SANTOSLISA SCHINDLERKYLIE SPOONERDEONNA WILLIAMSDAWN WORNS-MCNITT, and SHERRY ZENDER, and as community health RN, ALEXIS DEVINE. The Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, Inc. has hired JAN-JUBA ARWAYMICHAEL DUSSING, and CECILIA TROUTMAN as customer service center coordinators; KELLY BEHRTODD BRYANTJOHN GAHLERTERRI LEMAY, and KATHLEEN LISCHAK as registered nurses; CONNOR BLEHARas support technicians; NICHOLAS D’ALESSANDROARKADIUSZ SEREDA, and SARAH WARD as physical therapists; DEBORAH DEVINE as billing and health-claims specialist; MICHAEL KOPP as senior technical specialist; TINA MORA, billing & health claims specialist; THERESA SAVAGE, clinical supervisor; and MARIA TIRONE as executive administrative assistant. VNA Homecare Options, LLC has hired TIFFANY BLONDIN and SARAH WARD as transportation member-services representatives; JENNIFER DUNBARTRACI FURNESSCARRIE HITTJESSICA KERRJANICE LOGANELIZABETH MASONKIMBERLY RUSSOJENNY SCUDDERKELLY TOTMAN, and AMY WARD as care managers; HOPE HOSSENLOPP as provider-relations representative; ALEXIS LERMAN, member-services representative; VICKI PASCO as enrollment-care manager; SANDRA SCHWARTZ, service-coordination supervisor; MARY SUTTMEIER, provider-relations coordinator; and CATHLEEN TREEN as driver.

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