Franciscan Companies is celebrating 30 years of providing healthcare services in patients’ homes. As an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, the respiratory and durable medical equipment (DME) company shares the same mission: We are passionate healers dedicated to honoring the sacred in our sisters and brothers. Our core values include stewardship, compassion, reverence, excellence and integrity. President and CEO Frank L. Smith Jr., exemplifies this mission and values.
On May 2, 2015, Joseph R. Maldonado Jr., MD, MBA, DipEBHC, of Rome, New York, was elected president of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at the annual meeting of the Society’s House of Delegates held in Saratoga Springs.
Last year, DNV Healthcare bestowed its comprehensive stroke center accreditation upon one central New York facility — Upstate Medical University’s Upstate Stroke Center. The designation recognizes the facility’s expansive multispecialty team, which leverages evidence-based protocols and state-of-the-art facilities to expedite treatment times and optimize outcomes.
Medical practices are breathing a sigh of relief now that meaningful use in 2014 is over. It was a turbulent year that involved problems with products, vendors, rule changes and constant fear of meaningful use audits. At the end of the list of worries were potential Medicare payment adjustments looming in 2015.
Democrat Sheldon Silver was on his way to becoming the longest-serving assembly speaker in New York state history when he was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with accepting more than $4 million in bribes and kickbacks. His arrest followed a lengthy investigation by Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, also a Democrat.
In leasing space for any business, the landlord and tenant must negotiate several basic terms, which include lease duration, rental amounts and respective obligations for maintenance and repairs. However, physician tenants have unique concerns beyond the basic provisions generally applicable to tenants. A physician tenant must navigate regulatory and non-regulatory issues particular to the practice of medicine in order to successfully negotiate a lease.
The Heart Group of Syracuse brings leading-edge technologies to Central New York to treat the spectrum of cardiac and arrhythmic disorders. The group recently performed the region’s first cryoablations and implanted its first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD).
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the ACA into law after more than a year of debate both inside and outside of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The 2,000-plus-page ACA is often referred to as Obamacare since approval of the law was an early priority for President Obama and his administration.