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Aug 30 2015
Everyday, Think As You Wake Up

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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In these times of information overload, violence and confusion about our national values and our local challenges, this is a simple reminder of how we individually can approach how we behave. I find it helpful to reread every so often.....

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Aug 24 2015
There is more to the story of our financials

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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On the surface, our recent financial results indicate some pretty big losses for the first half of 2015. These losses related to some substantial increases in operating expenses over the past several months associated with depreciation of the new surgical tower, cost of supplies, interest on debt, and preparing for a shift from fee for service to the management of care in the community.

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Aug 16 2015
Recognition for Groundbreaking Work on Westside

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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On Thursday, August 13, Dr. Luis Castro, Susan Furtney and I were pleased to be in Skiddy Park on the Westside of Syracuse to receive the 2015 Risk Takers and Dream Makers Award for the work St. Josephs has done around primary care access.

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Aug 10 2015
Emerging infectious Disease

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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This week we have been startled by the reports from NYC about Legionnaires disease and a possible source being the apartment building and hospitals cooling towers.

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Aug 2 2015
Using Social Media for Good and Bad

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Over the last few years I have watched and participated in the social media revolution. It has been a truly amazing time from Facebook, to Instagram to LinkedIn, it has improved the flow of health care information to an extent we never dreamed of. Khan University has made learning accessible to the remotest areas of the world, and improved health care knowledge.

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