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Central New Yorkers are Not Getting Enough Sleep
According to the report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthy sleep is defined as at least seven hours per day for adults aged 18-60. Locally, many adults are averaging far less – about five to six hours of sleep per night.  

Sleep Awareness Week is March 2-9, 2016. Neil Widrick, RRT, RPSGT, RPFT, Manager, St. Joseph’s Sleep Laboratories is available to discuss why sleep is crucial to a person’s health and wellbeing, how health is impacted with the required hours of sleep are not achieved, and other health and lifestyle risks from lack of sleep.




As the #1 cardiovascular hospital in the region, you’re probably not surprised to hear that St. Joseph’s has a lot happening in February.

Cardiac team travels to Romania to share best practices 

In September a cardiac team from St. Joseph’s including: Drs. Topor, Lutz and Nazem; Andrew Murphy PA, Bobbi Jo Stacy ST and Sarah Myers RN traveled to Romania to do heart surgery. The team spent 10 days in Romania where they performed seven surgeries including minimally invasive mitral valve procedures. While there, St. Joseph’s surgeons also had the opportunity to do the first trans-aortic approach TAVR in Eastern Europe. Funding for the trip included assistance from St. Joseph’s Health surgical supply/equipment vendors.