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St. Joseph's in the News is a compilation of news coverage of our story. If you are a member of the media or would like more information about any of the stories highlighted below, please contact us at 315.703.2140.
CNY Medical Institution Leaders on Changing "State of Health Care" 
April 22, 2017
Loretto CEO Kim Townsend and St. Joseph's Hospital Vice President of  Ambulatory Care Mark Murphy joined WAER News Director Chris Bolt to discuss changes that are happening in how health care is delivered. 

NYS to invest $6.5 million to expand mental health services for children
CNY Central
April 18, 2017
Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that $6.5 million has been awarded to pediatric and family medical practices across New York State, including more than $700, 000 for for two facilities in Central New York. 

How Syracuse health clinic is trying to break the cycle of childhood trauma
April 12, 2017
When newborns come for checkups at St. Joseph's Primary Care Center-West on the city's Near West Side, their moms and dads are asked if they grew up in homes where there was alcoholism, domestic violence, divorce and other adversity. 

Syracuse hospital to screen patients for hunger, housing, other social problems
April 10, 2017
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center will start screening patients to see if they are struggling with hunger, poor housing and other social problems under an experiment designed to improve health and save money. 

ASHE Announces 2017 Winners of Prestigious Vista Awards
April 11, 2017
The Virginia Engineer
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association has announced the winners of the 2017 Vista Awards. 

32 healthcare organizations to pilot test new CMS community health model
April 7, 2017
Fierce Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday it selected 32 participants that will serve as local hubs that link clinical and community services and address such social needs as housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and transportation. 

In Good Health April Articles: https://issuu.com/cnyigh/docs/igh_cny_-_april_2017_final
            Pg. 9 – Excellus Awards Hospitals $22.9 Million for Quality Improvement
            Pg. 18 – What disease kills women the most?
            Pg. 19 – 5 Things you should know about miscarriage
            Pg. 20 – Sitting the Month
            Pg. 21 - Shift Work May Hamper Conception 
            Pg. 22 – Rome Memorial Hospital affiliates with St. Joseph’s Health

‘It’s okay to not be okay’: Youth Mental Health Task Force recommends improving supports for providers, crisis management 
March 29, 2017
Eagle News
In the years after they lost their 16-year-old daughter Corey to suicide, Lisa and David Craig did a lot of talking. 

Study shows an increase in tobacco use among teens
March 29, 2017
North Country Public Radio
According to a recent study by the New York State Health Department, the number of teens lighting up cigarettes in New York state has dropped dramatically in the last 16 years. 

51 hospitals with the lowest heart attack readmission rates
March 28, 2017
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
The information was pulled from CMS' Hospital Compare and is from July 2012 through June 2015, the most recent data available. 

Study shows an increase in tobacco use among teens 
March 22, 2017
According to a recent study by the New York State Health Department, the number of teens lighting up cigarettes in New York state has dropped dramatically in the last 16 years.

St. Joseph’s Health to Open Heartburn Center
March 20, 2017
Spectrum News
Next month, Saint Joseph's Health will open a heartburn center to treat those who suffer from heartburn or other types of reflux. 

ASHE Presents 2017 Vista Awards
March 13, 2017
AHA News
The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering today presented 2017 Vista Awards to three hospital teams for exemplary collaboration in creating optimal health care environments. 

Syracuse, Rome hospitals finalize partnership
March 9, 2017
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has finalized an affiliation agreement with Rome Memorial Hospital designed to make it easier for the 130-bed Oneida County hospital's patients to get specialty care. 

Heart Attack: Not Just a Man’s Issue - pg. B25
February 25, 2017
Lancaster Farming Northeast 

St. Joseph’s Kicks Off Heart Walk Campaign with Heart Hero Award Ceremony
February 17, 2017
TWC News

Syracuse woman delivers baby on her couch 
February 15, 2017
CNY Central
Almira Jusic’s due date wasn’t until February 23 but her baby boy wanted to come earlier.

GHX names 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America 
February 7, 2017
Becker's Hospital Review
Global Healthcare Exchange released its annual list of the 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America and St. Joseph's Health is one of them.

Bridge Street: Eating Heart Healthy (Cooking Segment)      Bridge Street: Heart Healthy Foods
February 6, 2017
Local SYR Bridge Street

Dr. James Brown discusses St. Joseph’s designation as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award
February 3, 2017

Meet the New CEO At St. Joe's
February Edition
In Good Health Magazine pg. 22

Got the flu? Don't visit Syracuse hospital patients
February 2, 2017
Syracuse hospitals are asking people with flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting patients. 

Women's Choice Award Heart Month Challenge: Know Your Heart Hospital; It Could Save Your Life 
PR Web
January 31, 2017
As American Heart Month kicks off, the Women’s Choice Award is challenging women across the U.S. to learn about the best hospitals in their communities for heart care.

Leslie Luke: St. Joseph's Health CEO job "like a dream come true" pg. 7
CNY Business Journal
January 23, 2017 Edition

St. Joseph’s Health names Luke new CEO 
CNY Business Journal
January 13, 2017
St. Joseph’s Health has named Leslie Paul Luke as the health-care system’s 14th president and CEO.

St. Joseph's Health named one of best hospitals for obstetrics 
CNY Central
January 12, 2017

5 Things You Need to Know About Common OB/GYN Issues (Dr. James Brown interviewed) – Pg. 16
In Good Health Magazine
January Edition

Local telemedicine initiative has grown exponentially
Watertown Daily Times
December 28, 2016
More North Country patients than ever are remotely accessing their health care through new ‘telemedicine’ services.

Christmas Eve baby marks 2,000 deliveries for St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2016
CNY Central
December 27, 2016
Just in time for Christmas a local area hospital reached a record number of baby delivers.

2 Syracuse hospitals see increase in births 
December 27, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital recorded its 2,000th baby delivery of 2016 on Christmas Eve, more deliveries than it has seen in nearly a decade.

St. Joseph's Hospital reached 2,000 baby deliveries mark on Christmas Eve 
Local SYR
December 27, 2016
On Christmas Eve, St. Joseph’s Hospital reached its 2,000th baby delivery for 2016.

Cycle of Health: Why heart failures spike after the holidays (with Dr. Russell Silverman, St. Joseph's Health) 
December 22,2016

Don't let snow shoveling land you in an Emergency Room
December 9, 2016
Snow shoveling can cause heart attacks, especially in people with heart disease. 

St. Joseph’s Health tapped for Consumer Choice Award
Watertown Daily Times
November 27, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health of Syracuse was awarded a 2016-2017 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corp. on Tuesday. 

St. Joseph’s Health Wins Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation
MD News
November 22, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health was named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation. 

Syracuse hospital's tiniest babies get purple hats on 'World Prematurity Day'
November 17, 2016
All nine babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital received handmade knit hats Thursday to mark World Prematurity Day.

Cycle of Health: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery with Dr. James Brown
WCNY Cycle of Health
November 17, 2016
On this edition of Cycle of Health: We set our sights on Surgery. Discover breakthrough techniques that ensure you'll feel better - faster.

The Great American Smokeout
Bridge Street
November 17, 2016
Every year, on the third Thursday in November, smokers across the country participate in the Great American Smokeout. 

Oswego County Health Department offers help for mothers 
Oswego News
November 7, 2016
As Oswego County continues to focus on providing a healthy environment for its citizens, the health community celebrates the success of the “Smoke Free for My Baby and Me” program.

Urology Doctors Participate in 'Movember'  
November 1, 2016
TWC News
Two doctors from Saint Joseph's urology practice are starting November off with fresh, shaven faces to grow their moustaches for the rest of the month.

Healthy Steps program coming to St. Joseph's Primary Care Center West (Begins at the 14:17 mark)
November 1, 2016
93Q Radio

National Eating Healthy Day 
November 1, 2016
Local SYR
The American Heart Association's (AHA) Board President, Dr. Michael Fischi, and Communications Director, Kristy Smorol, stopped by Bridge Street to remind us the importance of eating healthy on this significant day.

CuddleCot Designed To Help Parents After Baby's Death 
October 27, 2016
Fox 28
It's called a CuddleCot and it's designed to help parents who suffer the loss of a newborn baby by giving them the gift of time.

Syracuse hospitals work together to improve quality, patient safety 
October 21, 2016
While many residents in Central New York may feel like they know which local hospital may be the "best" in different areas of care, what they might not know is how much our hospitals actually work together.

See list of 295 Syracuse-area companies named 'economic champions' 
October 20, 2016
CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity recognized a record 295 companies at its annual "Economic Champions" luncheon Thursday at the Oncenter.

How 15 hospitals eliminated waste, gained efficiency and saved millions 
October 17, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review
Here are 15 hospitals and health systems that were able to save millions of dollars through partnerships, data gathering and new operational programs.

Answering Your Questions About the Flu
October 18, 2016
Our Monday evening Answer Desk on NBC3 had the phones going with your questions on the flu and flu shots. 

43rd 'On My Own Time' Exhibition Celebrates Creativity in the Workplace
October 11, 2016
CNY Arts' celebrated employee creativity with the opening of the 43rd On My Own Time grand finale exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday, October 8th.

St. Joseph’s Health Foundation nets more than $173,000 at annual golf tournament 
CNY Business Journal
October 10, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health Foundation recently announced that it raised a net of more than $173,000 at its annual golf classic, held Sept. 9 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona.

CNYBJ news: List of Hospitals & Health Systems (See page 7B)
CNY Business Journal
October 10, 2016

Other people saved their lives, now a community of refugees gives back 
October 7, 2016
Dadhi Dahal lay flat on his back this afternoon as surgical tubing wound out of a needle in his arm and to a bag a blood. It was his first time donating blood.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: CNY Central Call-in at 6 pm 
CNY Central
October 3, 2016

Insight: Dreaming On (featuring St. Joseph's College of Nursing Brandiss Pearson) 
September 30, 2016

Volunteer of the Month September 2016 – Mary LaRussa Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 
Eagle News
September 29, 2016
There would not be a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure without the myriad of volunteers who make it happen. When I contacted the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in CNY to see if there was a volunteer with an exemplary record of volunteering for the organization that would be recommended for this column, I received a quick reply from Kate Flannery, the executive director, who enthusiastically recommended Mary LaRussa.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Recognized for Low Mortality Rate 
TWC News
September 28, 2016
St. Joseph’s Hospital was the health center with the lowest mortality rates in New York State for heart valve operations from 2011 through 2013.

Syracuse hospital has lowest death rate in NY for heart valve operations 
September 27, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center had the lowest patient death rate in the state for heart value surgery from 2011 through 2013, according to a state report.

St. Joseph’s emergency nurse receives national award
CNY Business Journal
September 26, 2016
Ann Yankay, a nurse in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, has received national recognition with the 2016 Nursing Practice and Professionalism Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 

Oswego County Health Department Offers Help For Mothers
Oswego County Today
September 26, 2016
As Oswego County continues to focus on providing a healthy environment for its citizens, the health community celebrates the success of the “Smoke Free for My Baby and Me” program. 

Teen shares struggles of balancing school and mental health
Local SYR
September 20, 2016
Kids back in the classroom aren’t just dealing with homework assignments – they’re also worrying about fitting in and making friends.

St. Joseph's College of Nursing earns NLN's prestigious designation as center of excellence in nursing education
September 7, 2016

Upcoming 9/11 ceremony in DeWitt will pay homage to those lost and impacted by tragedy
Eagle News Online 
August 24, 2016
It’s been 15 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 impacted citizens of the United States, and as a way to pay homage to lives lost, a ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the DeWitt 9/11 Memorial, 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse.

New director plans to expand relationship with St. Joseph’s 
Journal & Republican
August 22, 2016
The home health agency has been working with St. Joseph’s Health since the hospital assumed the program from the county.

St. Joseph’s Makes U.S. News Rankings of Best Hospitals
Post Standard
August 17, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse was the only Syracuse hospital to make U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best hospitals.

St. Joseph's new study has heart patients home the next day 
Local SYR
August 12, 2016
A Saint Joseph's heart patient is recovering after getting a new heart valve that did not involve open heart surgery. It's part of a new study at the hospital. 

Volunteer of the Month August 2016: Michael Ergort – Northeast Surgical Center 
Eagle News Online
August 11, 2016
The requirement for all volunteers at the NESC is to take a written test before they begin, and then annually after that. The test includes the dos and don’ts, and other things like safety protocols.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Decreases Hypoglycemia Events
August 11, 2016
After seeing a high proportion of patients with diabetes, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center created a Hypoglycemic Task Force, an inter-professional team with a focus on education and standardization of protocols.
St. Joseph’s Named Most Wired Hospital for 7th Straight Year 
I Heart Radio
August 2, 2016

In Good Health Magazine Articles August 2016:

Meet Your Doctor: Michael Fischi, MD – pg. 8

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer – pg. 10

Good Food on a Tight Budget – pg. 17

Surgeon Evan Dentes Joins St. Joe’s Physicians – pg. 23

Feds Give Poor Quality Scores to Most Central New York Hospitals 
July 28, 2016
Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse's biggest hospital, and Faxton St. Luke's in Utica both got one star. The best rating in the region went to Community-Memorial, a 40-bed hospital in Hamilton, that got four-stars. These four hospitals got three star ratings: St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Oswego Hospital, Oneida Healthcare Center and Cayuga Medical Center.

Study: Implementation of Integrated EHR System Improved Nursing Care Quality
Health Care Informatics
July 28, 2016
Incorporating electronic, evidenced-based practice tools into bedside nurses’ workflow promotes decision making at the point of care, which may improve patient care quality, such as reducing hospital-acquired falls, according to a study published in The Journal of Nursing Administration. 

Zip Codes Deliver Bad News for Poor Neighborhoods: Your Health May Be In Danger
July 18, 2016
Hospital admission rates vary dramatically by ZIP code in Onondaga County, according to an analysis by the Hospital Executive Council, a Syracuse hospital planning agency.

St. Joseph's Health Foundation Gala Raises over $303,000
July 19, 2016
Watch How a Baby Discovers Reading
July 14, 2016
At just 8 months old, Caroline Hofmann is well on her way toward learning to read.

American Heart Association Names 19 "Fit Friendly" Worksites in CNY: Pg. 5
CNY Business Journal
July 4, 2016 

Dorothy Wrase-Hares Honored With Dietitian Award
June 30, 2016
Dorothy Wrase Hares, MA, RDN, CNSC, CDN, FAND, was honored with the Distinguished Dietitian Award by the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NYSAND). 

St. Joseph's Health Adds 20 Permanent Beds
CNY Business Journal
June 26, 2016
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has added 20 beds to help fill the patient need generated by its expanding regional partnerships.

St. Joseph's Names Syracuse Training Center in Honor of Sarah and Richard Pietrafesa 
June 20, 2016
St. Joseph's Health Center renamed and dedicated its training center at 500 N. Salina St. on Monday in honor of long-time Northside residents Sarah Pietrafesa and her husband, the late Richard C. "Dick" Pietrafesa Sr.  

Vocation with Latin Soul (Interview with Dr. Luis Castro) Pg. 20
Syracuse Woman Magazine
June Edition

St. Joseph's Hospital Prepares Children for School with over 800 Backpacks Filled with Supplies
June 14, 2016
More than 30 volunteers at St. Joseph’s Health Center gathered on Tuesday to execute Operation Backpack.

Syracuse Couple Helps Save Buffalo Marathon Runner's Life (Shellie Rizza is a Nurse Practitioner in our ICU)
June 15, 2016
When runners took off at the Buffalo Marathon at 6:30 a.m., it was already 70 degrees. Shellie Rizza and her husband, Phil, were cheering on runners around mile 18. 

Rome Native Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Joseph's Health
Rome Sentinel
June 7, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health honored five, including a Rome native, with the institution’s Sister Patricia Ann Award for Excellence at a ceremony May 17 at the hospital.
Kathy Ruscitto, St. Joseph's Hospital CEO Talks About Her Decision to Retire and What's On Her Bucket List - pg. 50
55 Plus Magazine
June/July Edition

St. Marianne Cope Shrine to Dedicate Garden
Observer Dispatch
June 3, 2016
A garden in Syracuse will be dedicated to a Catholic saint with Utica roots next week. 

Lessons in Moving Beyond Circumstances from one who did it
May 27, 2016
Brandiss is living proof of what dreams, goals and hard work will get you.

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome Starts Before Parents Take Their Babies Home (Dr. James Brown Interviewed)
Local SYR
May 19, 2016
Every year, thousands of infant deaths and severe injuries are happening at the hands of parents and caregivers.

Kateri Allard Delivers St. Joseph's College of Nursing Commencement Speech
TWC News
May 15, 2016
Students got to hear advice from Kateri Allard, a former graduate, and this year's commencement speaker.

Local Expert Offers Thoughts on Zika Virus (Dr. James Brown interviewed)
Eagle News
May 10, 2016
Dr. James Brown, Medical Director for Women’s and Children’s Services at St. Joseph’s, recently offered this video on the Zika Virus and how concerned should we be in CNY. 

Answering Your Questions About Allergies
CNY Central
May 9, 2016
Syracuse is being called the third worst city in the country for allergies this spring (according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America) and our Monday Answer Desk fielded lots of your calls with concerns. 

Nurses Honored at St. Joseph's
Rome Sentinel
May 9, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health celebrated National Nurses’ Day May 6 at the hospital, featuring the annual Nurses Day Awards ceremony.

Company News: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Award CNY Organizations
April 29, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has received the 2016 women's choice award as one of America's best hospitals for obstetrics by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Adds 20 Beds
CNY Business Journal
April 25, 2016
The New York State Department of Health approved the hospital’s certificate of need to add the 20 permanent beds, St. Joseph’s Health, the hospital’s parent organization, said in a news release issued Monday.

Syracuse Hospital Dresses Newborns in Orange Gear Ahead of 2016 Final Four
Bleacher Report
April 2, 2016
Any baby born in the Syracuse area this weekend is going to be an Orange fan from the moment they enter the world.

Doctors Say Technology is a Game Changer in Medical Industry
TWC News
March 30, 2016
Whether it's accessing your medical records online or being able to check lab results in just days, the impact of technology in the medical field is undeniable. 

A path out of poverty: How a Syracuse matchmaker united 100 people with an employer
March 24, 2016
With a workforce of 2,500 people, the health-care company knew how to recruit, screen applicants and fill jobs. But not that many jobs all at once.

Rome Memorial Hospital Affiliates with St. Joseph's Health
CNY Business Journal
March 22, 2016
Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) has announced an affiliation agreement with St. Joseph’s Health of Syracuse that RMH hopes will “expand access to care.” 

93-Room Hotel Proposed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse
March 21, 2016
A developer is asking a city agency to use its eminent domain powers to help it build a $27 million project containing a 93-room hotel, apartments and medical offices tied to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. 

St. Joseph's Hospital CEO Announces Retirement
TWC News
March 11, 2016
For the past 16 years, Kathryn Ruscitto has been at the head of St Joseph's Health. Ruscitto announced Friday, though, that she will soon be stepping down. 

St. Joseph's Hospital Invests in Community to Improve Care (Kathryn Ruscitto interviewed)
Healthcare IX
March 4, 2016
Understanding the community an organization serves is one of the keys to successfully transitioning to population health.
NY providing $101.4 million to six Central New York health improvement projects 
March 4, 2016
Six projects designed to improve health care in Central New York are getting $101.4 million in state funding.

Trinity Health Spending $1.5 Million to Improve Health in Poor Syracuse Neighborhoods
March 3, 2016
The new parent company of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is providing a grant of $1.5 million over the next three years to improve health in some of Syracuse's poorest neighborhoods.

In Good Health Articles March 2016:
    Chronic Kidney Disease - pg. 18
    The organ is small, but treating it has had massive implications on the national healthcare system.
    A Wake Up Call: You're Probably Not Sleeping Enough - pg. 20
    One in three Americans does not get enough sleep on a regular basis, raising their risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.     

    CNY Tobacco Treatment Champions - pg. 22
    The CNY Regional Center for Tobacco Health Systems at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center recognized local medical & mental healthcare organizations who championed comprehensive tobacco treatment policies throughout the region.

    St. Joseph's Recognized for Heart Services - pg. 22
    St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has received the 2016 Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals for heart care. 

Syracuse Family Welcomes Leap Year Baby
February 29, 2016
On a day that comes but once every four years, Syracuse hospitals welcomed several leap year babies today.
Leap Day Babies: Celebrating Their Birthdays Every 4 Years
Local SYR
February 29, 2016
Imagine only celebrating your birthday every four years? That's life for anyone born on a leap day. 

Trinity Health Names First Grant Recipients in $80 Million Effort to Boost Population Health 
Modern Healthcare
February 29, 2016
Trinity Health on Monday announced the first six recipients of a five-year, $80 million program aimed at solving significant health challenges that can't be addressed by healthcare providers alone.

St. Joseph's Wins 2016 Women's Choice Awards
Local SYR - Bridge Street
February 19, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center won the 2016 Women's Health Award for being one of America's best hospitals in the country for both heart care and obstetrics. 

Syracuse Hospital brings portable dental care to children on near West Side
February 19, 2016
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is working to improve access to dental services for children on the city's Near West Side with a new portable dental care program. 

Women and Heart Disease: Opening our Eyes to Save our Heart
Jan/Feb Issue
Women of Upstate NY
For a long time, we have placed heart disease in more of a man’s category. However, the truth is, women have broken the barrier and have surpassed men in this category.

St. Joe's Awarded with 2016 Women's Choice Awards
February 12, 2016
CNY Central    
The hospital won one of the 2016 Women's Choice awards, as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart care.

Success with NPs and PAs (Dr. Leyhane interviewed)
February 11, 2016
Today's Hospitalist
Given the never-ending shortage of hospitalists, many programs have embraced the idea of hiring nurse practitioners and physician assistants (NPs/PAs). But for most groups, hiring nonphysician providers is just the first step in a long process.

Peggy Thomas and Erica Hawks with St. Joseph's Hospital talk about Heart Month
February 8, 2016
Peggy Thomas and Erica Hawks speak about heart month and the programs at St. Joseph's Hospital.

St. Joseph's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are recertified

February 8, 2016
CNY Business Journal
St. Joseph's Health announced that its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs were recently recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVRP) through August, 2018.

In poor Syracuse neighborhood, grocer to help residents keep score of healthier foods
February 3, 2016
The store will launch the program noon to 2 p.m. Friday. It's part of a larger effort by Nojaim's, Syracuse University, St. Joseph's and other community agencies to improve health on the city's Near West Side by getting residents eating more nutritious foods and exercising.

Meet Yahtzee, the big CNY dog that saved her owner's life (Video)

February 2, 2016
Yahtzee's barks alerted Cathy Coville that something was wrong with her husband on July 24.

Telemedicine connecting rural patients with urban specialists 
January 19, 2016
Telemedicine is nothing new. Doctors have used Skype-like programs that allow specialists to talk to patients in another geographic area for years, but the practice could take off this year in New York State.

Cycle of Health: Fecal Transplants 
January 17, 2016
She was so sick she would try anything to get better; even a fecal transplant. Gross sounding but highly affective treatment is painting a picture of health for people in Central New York.

St. Joseph's, Kinney Drugs offering free health insurance info 
January 10, 2016
Local SYR
St. Joseph's Hospital is teaming up with Kinney Drugs to offer free health insurance information to Central New Yorkers.

Thoracic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Health: Continuity and Evolution 
December 28, 2015
MD News
Thoracic surgery in Central New York is marking the end of one era and the beginning of a new one. As the venerable Suhas Pradhan, MD, starts his retirement, a new surgeon, Nicholas Yerkes, MD, arrives to start seeing patients at St. Joseph’s Health.

In Good Health Articles January 2016:

Meet Your Doctor: Ayman Iskander MD  page 6
Cardiologist who once played professional soccer introduces innovative procedure, the MitraClip, which is an alternative to open heart surgery for some patients.

The New Drink Fad? Try Bubble Tea page 5
Originating in Taiwan, bubble tea, also know as pearl tea, seems like a health drink at first.

No Health Insurance? It’s Going to Cost you  page 10
Those who don't have insurance will have to pay up to $900 penalty this year; amount to go up to $2,085 next year.

Smoking and Pregnancy: kicking the habit helps mom and babies page 12
A study from the University of Edinburgh reviewed more than 1- million births and indicates that rates of premature deaths, still births, and newborn deaths decreased by nearly 8 percent since a ban to prohibit smoking in public places.

Soup Can Aid in Weight Loss page 14
Experts: Soup contains no 'magical' properties that cause weight loss; however, it can replace higher calorie choices.

Rehab programs at St. Joe’s get reaccreditation  page 22
St. Joseph's Health cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs have been recertified by the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Another 30 Job Offers made at St. Joseph’s Hospital….and More Positions are Available 
December 21, 2015 
Urban CNY
As St. Joseph’s continues to grow, the healthcare system – which is the only Magnet designated hospital in Central New York – is recruiting nurses from across Syracuse, as well as across the country.

Syracuse hospital uses $30,000 clip instead of surgery to fix leaky heart valves 
December 3, 2015
On Oct. 9 doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center snaked a catheter carrying a dime-sized metal clip through an artery in Wanda's leg up to her heart, then used the clip to fasten the valve's two flaps together to stop the leaking.

In Good Health articles November 2015:

“Need to see a Doctor? Just get on the Internet” - pg. 10
Telemedicine has been around for 40 years according to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), but officials from St. Joseph's Health and Upstate Medical University said that getting your doctor's appointment from home may be in the near future.

“St. Joe’s Director tackles subject of preeclampsia” - pg. 13
Physician James Brown, the medical director of women's and children's services at St. Joseph's Hospital, talked with In Good Health magazine about preeclampsia.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center | 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs 2015-16 
October 27, 2015
Becker's Hospital Review
The hospital was the third center in the U.S. to perform angioplasty, and the Magnet-designated hospital has continued to lead the way in cardiac care.