Nephrology Associates of Syracuse, P.C. Give Patients a Comprehensive, United Approach to Kidney Care

By Daniel K. Brantley [Deck] Over the past 44 years, Nephrology Associates of Syracuse, P.C. has continued to grow and enhance the kidney care they provide, making them a top choice for advanced, compassionate care. Founded in 1978, Nephrology Associates of Syracuse, P.C. began with a small team that held an important but simple goal: … Read more

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Advances Maternal Health Equity

By: Becca Taurisano Childbirth is inherently risky, but for minority women, it can be life-threatening. Consider the birth experience of global tennis star Serena Williams. Williams had a history of pulmonary embolism and, while recovering in the hospital after giving birth via c-section, she had difficulty getting her providers to acknowledge her symptoms. After repeatedly … Read more

Drakos Clinical Laboratories: Providing Healthcare Without Walls in Central New York

COVID-19 has radically disrupted the U.S. healthcare industry, which in turn has disrupted other business industries and entire communities. Healthcare workers are experiencing burnout at alarming rates. In a 2020 EClinicalMedicine survey, almost 50 percent of healthcare workers reported they were burned out from the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2021 special report from Morning Consult found … Read more

St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute dream team grows

By: Martha Conway In late November, the St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute in Syracuse expanded its award-winning cardiac surgery team by welcoming the return of Dr. G. Randall Green. Green left St. Joseph’s Health five years ago with hopes of building a cardiac surgery and surgery training program at SUNY Upstate Medical University, but resources … Read more

Private Equity Expanding Pursuits in Health Care Investment

Chris Zuccarini, Managing Director, National Health Care Practice, Risk Strategies Company The trend of private equity (PE) firms seeking high returns in health care has been in full bloom for more than a decade. But whereas previously PE was focused on a top-down approach of buying hospitals and health systems, that focus has begun to … Read more

Beware the Overtime Trap

By Bruce Wood, Esq. It’s no secret that there is a nationwide shortage of skilled medical professionals, particularly nurses and physician assistants, which has resulted in longer work weeks for many employees. Those staffing shortages will not be resolved soon and healthcare employers need to be careful to avoid running afoul of federal and state … Read more

Regional Reach

Kathy Ruscitto FIRST, I WANTED to share how much I enjoy feedback on these editorials. When people take time to agree or disagree, it improves both of our thinking. My perspective comes from myexperience. Thank you for sharing your experiences! This column is on regional reach. Living in the Adirondacks, I often receive phone calls … Read more

Comprehensive Breast Care at Oneida Health

By Becca Taurisano Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Breast surgeon Mary Ellen Greco, MD, FACS, and Physician Assistant Kristen McNeil bring expertise and a personal touch to Oneida Health’s new breast care subspecialty. Mary Ellen Greco, MD, FACS, and Kristen McNeil, PA-C joined Oneida Health in February after working together for the last five years in … Read more

Leading the Way in Robotic-Assisted Surgery

By Becca TaurisanoTuesday, October 25, 2022 Crouse Hospital’s robotic-assisted surgery program is the largest and most successful in Central New York, thanks to the collective expertise and support of the surgeons participating in the program. Kenneth Cooper, DO, (right) and Jeffrey DeSimone, MD, with the da Vinci Robot  Since it started in 2008, the robotic-assisted … Read more