Pulaski Health Center Expands Pediatric Services

PULASKI, NY – Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc., announces the expansion of pediatric services at its Pulaski Health Center.

NOCHSI recruited pediatrician Megan Pecha, MD, in September 2013.

Megan Pecha, MD
Megan Pecha, MD

Dr. Pecha practiced at NOCHSI’s Sandy Creek School-Based Health Center during the 2013-2014 school year.

Dr. Pecha is now building her pediatric practice at the Pulaski Health Center.

She serves pediatric patients from newborns to young adults up to age 21.

Services provided include newborn care, well child checks, physicals and diagnostic services.

Dr. Pecha received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Binghamton and her Doctor of Medicine Degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

She also completed her residency in pediatrics at SUNY Upstate.

Prior to joining NOCHSI, Dr. Pecha served as a faculty member and practiced in the SUNY Upstate Department of Pediatrics.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pecha, call the Pulaski Health Center at 315-298-6564.

NOCHSI also is pleased to announce that Valerie Salazar, FNP-C has succeeded Dr. Pecha in providing primary care services to students at the Sandy Creek School-Based Health Center.

Ms. Salazar earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Valerie Salazar, FNP-C
Valerie Salazar, FNP-C

She was also awarded her Masters in Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY IT.

Ms. Salazar previously served as school nurse at the Altmar Parish Williamstown Central School District and as a Registered Professional Nurse at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Sandy Creek Central School District student appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Salazar by calling 315-387-3620.

“We are delighted to add Dr. Pecha to our medical team. Her stellar academic credentials, faculty experience, and her research and volunteer activities represent a wonderful enhancement to services to children in the Oswego County community,” said Dr. Patrick Carguello, NOCHSI’s chief medical officer. “The hiring of Ms. Salazar, who has years of school nursing experience allows NOCHSI to provide uninterrupted quality health care to students in the Sandy Creek Central School District.”

NOCHSI operates health centers in Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Parish, Phoenix, and Pulaski, and six school-based health centers located in the APW, Mexico, Pulaski and Sandy Creek school districts.

The health centers are family-oriented health care practices that provide Oswego, Northern Onondaga and Southern Jefferson County residents with a variety of comprehensive health care and related services.

NOCHSI is accredited through The Joint Commission and is designated as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. All major insurances are accepted, and a sliding fee scale discount program is available for eligible patients.

For additional information contact 298-6564 or visit www.pulaskihealthcenter.org