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St. Joseph’s Holds 19th Annual Christmas Tree Blessing

SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center held its 19th annual Trimming and Blessing of the Christmas Tree and Manger Dec. 5, at the hospital.

Employees decorated the tree with ornaments for the holiday season. In addition, the tree was blessed, along with the manger scene, which is placed in the main lobby for the holiday season.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.

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CUTLINE: Lucinda Monson, RN, BSE, and Jeanine Vecchio, LPN, hang ornaments on the St. Joseph’s Christmas tree during the annual tree blessing Dec. 5 at the hospital.