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WILFREDO J. CRUZ, M.D. will be joining FLH Medical P.C. Geneva Primary Care and Clifton Springs Internal Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Universidad Central Del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and earned his medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A Puerto Rico native, he is prolific in Spanish and English, with background experience in both the private and public setting.



Oswego Health recently promoted KATHRYN PAGLIAROLI to corporate director of integrated healthcare. She began her career at Oswego Health in 2001 as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and advanced to clinical trainer in 2004, RN case manager in 2008, patient services/staff development manager in 2011, director of quality management in 2013, before becoming director of clinical quality & patient safety in 2014. In this newly created position at Oswego Health, Pagliaroli will provide executive leadership and guidance for care coordination across the health-care system and operations. She will act as a liaison, in collaboration with senior leadership to develop and sustain a culture that supports access to care across all Oswego Health locations as well as its strategic partners. Pagliaroli earned her master’s degree in science management from Keuka College in 2009 and her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2001 from Roberts Wesleyan College. Oswego Health has also recently promoted

HEATHER ELEN to human-resources operation manager. She began her career at Oswego Health in 2016 as a senior recruiter and advanced to recruiting and retention manager in 2017, before becoming employment manager in 2019. In this newly created position at Oswego Health, Elen will focus on overall compensation, benefits, recruiting, employment, reporting, and compliance. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Phoenix.

BOBBIE RAE VANGORDER, a physician assistant, has joined Oswego Health to Oswego Family Physicians. She brings more than 10 years of experience providing care in both family practice and internal-medicine settings. Vangorder earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and her bachelor’s degree in biology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in government from Saint Lawrence University in Canton. Vangorder joins one of the largest primary care practices in the area and will be working alongside Douglas Guenter, M.D.; Mark Humphrey, D.O.; Robert Morgan, M.D.; Michael Stephens, M.D.; and Jessica Digby, P.A. to provide more access to care in Oswego County.


CAREY MARRELLO has joined the staff of Delta Medical as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). She joins Elizabeth Scialdone, FNP-C, and Libby Gleasman, RN, FNP-C, at Rome Memorial Hospital’s adult primary care practice. A 1998 graduate of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, Marrello earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute with her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. She is also a certified case manager. She spent the last 10 years working as a case manager and then returned to school to become a nurse practitioner to help meet the community’s need for primary care providers.

KRISTEN ORTS has joined the staff of Camden Family Care, which is part of Rome Memorial Hospital. Orts graduated from Utica College in 2008 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing and advanced her training with a master’s degree in nurse midwifery and post-graduate certification as a family nurse practitioner from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She started her career as a labor and delivery nurse before she became a midwife and nurse practitioner. For the last three years, Orts has been providing obstetric and gynecological care to women of all ages in Syracuse.


St. Joseph’s Health has added STEPHEN DUBIN, M.D. to its Ear, Nose, Throat and Audiology practice at Northeast Medical Center in Fayetteville. Dubin earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and his Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed residency training at the Cleveland Clinic and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He has practiced in the Syracuse area since 2001. Dubin holds memberships in the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.