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Physical Therapist Groff Joins Oswego Health’s Central Square staff

Physical Therapist Deb Groff has recently joined the rehabilitation staff at Oswego Health’s Central Square Medical Center. “The patients have been great and I really enjoy working in this beautiful, spacious facility that features new equipment, including a state-of-the-art spinal traction table,” Groff said.

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Local Woodworker Makes , Donates Dollhouse to Oswego Hospital Auxiliary

From left are Curt Klemenz and Sarah Weigelt.

Oswego’s Curt Klemenz, an avid woodworker, has made and donated a Victorian dollhouse to the Oswego Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar. The fall bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. October 8 and 9 in the hospital lobby. The bazaar offers many booths selling various items including baked goods, jewelry, RADA Cutlery, homemade crafts, as well as many themed basket donated by hospital departments.

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Newell Joins Oswego Hospital Medical Staff and Port City Family Medicine Practice

Joan Newell, MD, is being welcomed to Oswego Hospital’s medical staff and Port City Family Medicine, located at 33 E. Schuyler St., in Oswego. Dr. Newell earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed her internal medicine residency at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

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Oswego Health Names Ferguson to New Director of Foundation Position

Karen Ferguson recently joined Oswego Health as the Director of the newly created Oswego Health Foundation. The Oswego Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3), exists to provide all community entities, including individuals, businesses, foundations and others, the opportunity to give to and support the various programs, projects and components of the Oswego Health system, which include Oswego Hospital, Springside at Seneca Hill, The Manor at Seneca Hill and other Oswego Health affiliates.

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HIT MASH Camp Spend Day at Oswego Hospital’s IS&T Department

Area high school students had the opportunity to learn more about the emerging field of health information technology at Oswego Hospital during a recent HIT MASH Camp. The program, hosted at SUNY Oswego, included a day spent at Oswego Hospital where the students were introduced to health information technology (HIT) careers within the health system.

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Library Learning Center Offers 4-Part Computer Basics Class

The Oswego Public Library’s Library Learning Center will offer a four-part Internet Basics workshop on October 1, 8, 15 and 22. Each class is free and runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

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St. Luke, Michaud Reach Tentative Agreements on New Labor Contracts with Union

Officials at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego and Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton announced Friday (Sept. 19) that tentative contract agreements have been reached with Service Employees International Union (SEIU 1199) Upstate. SEIU 1199 represents service and maintenance employees at both facilities. St. Luke and Michaud are affiliated not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organizations. The previous contract agreements expired July 31.

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Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Sept. 22

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

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Power Outage Safety Emphasized During National Preparedness Month

“Sudden power outages can come during a severe thunderstorm or windstorm, ice storm, or equipment failure on the power grid,” said Emergency Management Office Director Dale A. Currier, CEM. “People should be prepared for emergencies that could last 7 to 10 days.”

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Summer 2014 Was Cooler Than Average With Some Damaging Winds

Summer 2014 goes into the record books just a tad cooler and a little wetter. But it will mostly be remembered for the damaging winds in early July, according to Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service.

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