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Prossner named new president for St. Joseph’s Health Auxiliary

Colleen Curley Prossner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Auxiliary of St. Joseph’s Health recently announced the appointment of Colleen Curley Prossner as the new board president.

Prossner is executive director at the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College, has been a St. Joseph’s Health Auxiliary board member for 11 years, and is chair of the Auxiliary’s “Operation Backpack” project. She replaces immediate past president Laura Spring, who is an attorney with Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC in Syracuse.

During Spring’s last official order of business as president in May, the Auxiliary presented the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation with a gift of $245,000. The funds for this gift were generated from the services that the Auxiliary offers and manages throughout the hospital, including the coffee shop, gift shop, TV and telephones, vending machines, baby photos, as well as the annual Wine Tasting event in the fall, per a St. Joseph’s Health news release. This donation will support St. Joseph’s Women’s and Children’s Service line as part of the Foundation’s 150th Anniversary Campaign, including renovation of the Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Dating all the way back to the establishment of the hospital, the Auxiliary of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is an organization of approximately 600 men and women dedicated to serving the needs of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.


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