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St. Joseph’s Health formally opens new Camillus medical center

By Eric Reinhardt


St. Joseph’s Health officials on Thursday handle the “bandage cutting” portion of the formal-opening event at the new Camillus medical office in the former Bon-Ton department store building at 5301 W. Genesee St. in Camillus. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

CAMILLUS, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health on Thursday formally opened its new medical center in Camillus, in the former Bon-Ton department store building at 5301 W. Genesee St.

The 16,000-square-foot medical office currently offers cardiology services, primary care, and obstetrics. The facility has 16 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, and the capacity to build out six more exam rooms.

Neurology services will become available in November, and the building has capacity to add more services in 2020, according to St. Joseph’s Health.

“We’ve got lots of room to grow here and we also look forward to expanding to [offer] more comprehensive services in this community as we continue to build well throughout 2020,” Leslie Luke, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health, said in his remarks during the formal-opening ceremony.

Officials at the ceremony performed the traditional ribbon cutting, using a ribbon that looked like a series of bandages.

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation of Syracuse served as the contractor on the space build out, while Dwyer Architectural, also of Syracuse, handled the design work, Martin Rainbow, director of facilities services at St. Joseph’s Health, told BJNN after the ceremony.

It cost St. Joseph’s Health about $3.4 million to open the Camillus location, Rainbow added.

The logo for St. Joseph’s Health on the wall at the new Camillus medical center, which the organization formally opened on Thursday. It operates in the former Bon-Ton department store location at 5301 W. Genesee St. in Camillus. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

The new location includes a new “corridor concept” instead of the traditional patient exam room layout, St. Joseph’s Health said.

Exam room “pods” have will have two entrances — one for patients and a second for medical staff. Nurses’ stations are located in between the patient rooms to allow staff to circulate more efficiently in a “staff only” corridor equipped with workstations for a more efficient workflow, and a more economical and less cluttered overall footprint.

“Camillus and the western suburbs continue to flourish. There are great schools here, great shopping, and lots of families who are going to benefit from the convenient access to excellent health-care services right here,” said Luke.

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