Monday, July 01, 2013
SYRACUSE - St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center today launched a brand-new health blog, “St. Joseph’s Health Connections,” at its website, www.sjhsyr.org. Created to provide useful health information – from prevention tips to first-hand accounts from patients – visitors to the blog can learn more about healthful lifestyles and the wide array of services St. Joseph’s offers.
“It is our hope that readers find the blog educational, insightful and have as much fun reading it we do writing it,” said Nichole Wenderlich Owens, digital media specialist for St. Joseph’s. “By engaging people from throughout our healthcare system, Health Connections will not only serve as a wealth of health knowledge, but will provide a varying number of points of view.”
Having recently established The Office of Patient Experience at St. Joseph’s, the Health Connections blog will be used as an additional tool to provide useful insight into diagnoses, procedures and activities happening in the St. Joseph’s community. In this way, the goal of the blog is to educate and allow for an increased peace of mind if one should have to utilize its services.
Engagement is also key to a successful blog and in addition to commenting on posts, blog administrators are eager to hear what visitors would like to read about. Recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals, St. Joseph’s also actively maintains a strong presence on various social media via “StJosephsHealth,” including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to continue to engage and share information with the Central New York community and beyond.
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 14-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.