Rotarians Hear About Changes In Health Care

FULTON – Jeff Coakley, vice president for communications and government affairs, was introduced to the Fulton Noon Rotary Club by Rotarian Lori Greeney at a recent meeting.

Jeff Coakley and Lori Greeney.
Jeff Coakley and Lori Greeney.

Coakley spoke about his involvement in the strategic planning process for Oswego Health.

He explained that Oswego Health is directed by a board of citizen volunteers with William Clark as its president.

The board works diligently in assessing the needs of the community they serve, and setting goals for Oswego Health.

The community served by Oswego Health is all of Oswego County and some areas of adjoining counties.

Coakley told the Rotarians that change is the key word in health care today.

You must be prepared for change and Oswego Health is keeping up with the changes in the medical field.

Oswego Health has a lower rate of infections and a higher rate of post-op care than other surrounding hospitals.

Most illness and surgeries can be handled more effectively at Oswego Health than traveling to a Syracuse hospital.

Coakley asked the Rotarians and citizens of Oswego County to comment on how Oswego Health can be more successful in each of these new strategic goals: internal and external culture, ambulatory surgery, women’s services, access to care, quality and satisfaction of care, collaboration with other agencies, and financial help.

Call Coakley at Oswego Health, at 349-5500, if you have comments on how Oswego Health can improve its services.