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St. Joseph’s Health Home Care expands into Madison, Oneida counties

By Eric Reinhardt

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health Home Care is expanding into Oneida and Madison counties, bringing “much-needed” home-care services to residents in those areas.

Home-care services are “seriously lacking” in the rural region, “leaving patients underserved,” St. Joseph Health contends. Oneida and Madison counties cover more than 1,900 square miles, per its Monday news release.

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care’s expansion extends services from the hospital, clinics, and physician offices to the home setting, “allowing for a safe transition” home following a procedure or illness.

“There is an ever-increasing demand for quality home-care services that allow people to recover in the comfort of their own home and prevent re-hospitalizations,” Michelle Eymer, director of patient services for St. Joseph’s Health Home Care, said in the news release. “Our staff is committed to promoting health, managing disease and providing compassionate care to all the patients we serve.”

St. Joseph’s Health Home Care provides services that include skilled nursing, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitation, social work, and home-health aides. With this expansion, St. Joseph’s will increase job opportunities in the community. The interview process has already begun for nurses and once they’re hired, recruiting will begin for other disciplines, St. Joseph’s Health said.

The number of jobs will grow “as patient numbers grow,” it added. St. Joseph’s Health doesn’t have a “particular number” of jobs it’s hoping to fill in this expansion, Kelly Quinn, manager of public relations for St. Joseph’s Health, told BJNN in an email message.

Job descriptions and applications are available in the career section on the St. Joseph’s Health website, www.sjhsyr.org.

“We are looking for devoted, high-caliber employees who want to use their clinical expertise to improve the quality of life for patients,” said Eymer. “Our goal is to allow patients to reach their optimum level of health and function.”

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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