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Apr 12 2015
Providing a Care Compass for our Patients

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Two years ago a group of Board, senior staff, physicians, and nurses had the chance to visit St. Peter's in Albany. We had heard they were handling increasing patient demand and volumes in a new way. Their efforts were resulting in better satisfaction of patients, staff and physicians. In addition, it was freeing up beds, which allowed even more patients access to the services of St. Peter's. On every level it was helping them – and we wanted to see exactly how, and if we could adopt the same process.

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Apr 5 2015
Welcoming Care

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Our mission calls us to be responsive to those in need - primarily in our Central New York community. However, in addition to their local commitment, many of our Sisters and clinicians are engaged in mission services across the globe - going to countries faraway places like Nepal, South America, and Russia.

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Mar 30 2015
Doctor's Day Appreciation

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Monday, March 30th is “Doctors Day,” a chance for us to reflect on the importance of physicians in our society, community and organization.

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Mar 22 2015
Relationship-Based Care in Action

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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How do St. Joseph’s colleagues see Relationship-based Care (RBC) in everyday action? Is it the new fad of the decade, or the thread that weaves together our core values as we live our mission to honor the Sacred?

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Mar 15 2015
A Complex, Chronic Illness that Needs a Cure

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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I had planned to write about a different topic this morning, but then I read yet another article about gun violence in our city.

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