Press Releases

St. Joseph’s Health Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement Three Years in a Row

vicki vanslyke - Thursday, March 2, 2017
St. Joseph’s Health Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement Three Years in a Row   Syracuse, NY (March 2, 2017) – Joint Replacement at St. Joseph’s Health is among the top 10% in the nation according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Awards Hospitals $22.9 Million for Quality Improvements

leva doyle - Monday, February 27, 2017
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Awards Hospitals $22.9 Million for Quality Improvements SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Forty upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including eight in Central New York, shared $22.9 million in quality improvement incentives paid by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Quality incentives reflect 2016 performance against specific quality measures. Since the program launched in...

Bihter Korbeci, M.D., Family Physician, joins St. Joseph’s Health

vicki vanslyke - Monday, December 12, 2016
Bihter Korbeci, M.D., Family Physician, joins St. Joseph’s Health   SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Health welcomes Bihter Korbeci, M.D. to St. Joseph’s Physicians Family Medicine in Liverpool, New York. In his role, Dr. Korbeci will join a diverse team of highly qualified family physicians providing comprehensive health care to the community.   Dr. Korbeci...

Regina McGraw Joins St. Joseph’s Health as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

vicki vanslyke - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Regina McGraw Joins St. Joseph’s Health as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer   McGraw brings over 25 years of health care law and nursing experience to non-profit regional health care system   Syracuse, N.Y., November 30, 2016 – Kathryn Ruscitto, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph’s Health, today announced that Regina McGraw, RN...

St. Joseph’s Health Wins Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation

vicki vanslyke - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
St. Joseph’s Health Wins Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation   November 22, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – St. Joseph’s Health was named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image.  ...

Stephanie Hook, DPM, to Join Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists as First Female Physician

Nicole Chidsey - Monday, November 7, 2016
Stephanie Hook, DPM, to Join Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists as First Female Physician Her Skills Will Provide Unique Care to General Podiatric Patients   East Syracuse, NY – Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) is pleased to announce it has recently hired Stephanie Hook, DPM, to join its Foot & Ankle team.  Dr. Hook is board certified by the American Board of...

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Will Host an Information Session for Prospective Students

Adam Herringshaw - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Will Host an Information Session for Prospective Students   SYRACUSE N.Y., – St. Joseph’s College of Nursing will host an information session on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The session will begin at 10 a.m. at the College, located at 206 Prospect Ave., Syracuse, across the street from St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Reservations...

Excellus BCBS reports that concussion diagnoses spiked in New York state from 2010 through 2015

leva doyle - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Data show concussion diagnoses rising fastest among members ages 10 through 19; results demonstrate more awareness, changing attitudes about head injuries SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Concussion diagnoses among New York state’s youth have risen steeply, with media attention on football-related concussions and state legislation aimed at preventing sport participants from “shaking off...

Gambling on when to get the flu vaccine is a losing bet

leva doyle - Tuesday, September 20, 2016
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Guessing when the flu season will hit is a bit like playing the lottery, according to an analysis of confirmed cases of the flu in New York state issued by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield conducted a review of state statistics on confirmed cases of the flu for the past four years and found wide variations on when the flu begins to peak. For...

More people are undergoing surgery and taking opiates to treat back pain

leva doyle - Wednesday, March 9, 2016
More people are undergoing surgery and taking opiates to treat back pain SYRACUSE, N.Y. — More upstate New Yorkers with back pain are undergoing surgery and taking prescription medications (including opiate painkillers), even though noninvasive treatments such as simple exercises and over-the-counter drugs usually work, according to a new Excellus BlueCross BlueShield report. “If...