Press Releases

Three hospital-based physicians Join St. Joseph’s Health  

kelly quinn - Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Three hospital-based physicians Join St. Joseph’s Health     SYRACUSE, N.Y.—  (​April 6, 2021) St. Joseph’s Health welcomes Sundeep Jassar, MD, Lindsay Howard, DO, and Joshua Piticaru, MD to St. Joseph’s Health Hospital in Syracuse. In their new roles, these highly qualified physicians join a team of diverse and experienced...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield takes action for National Minority Health Month Time for everyone to...

Edward Byrnes - Thursday, April 1, 2021
cellus BlueCross BlueShield takes action for National Minority Health Month Time for everyone to get #VaccineReady SYRACUSE, NY – Because of COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is working to help the community become #VaccineReady during National Minority Health Month. Excellus BCBS has a dedicated COVID-19...

SOS and the YMCA of Central New York Announce a Virtual Community Education Series Focusing on...

Brittany - Tuesday, February 23, 2021
SOS and the YMCA of Central New York Announce a Virtual Community Education Series Focusing on Orthopedic Health Topics  Community Members Welcome to Learn More about Joint Health, Arthritis and Osteoporosis from Local Experts from the Comfort and Safety of Home    East Syracuse, NY – Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) and the YMCA of Central New York...

Grateful patient gift to the Upstate Foundation endows Urology professorship at Upstate Medical...

Rich Keene - Saturday, February 13, 2021
Through a gift to the Upstate Foundation, Phillip Capozzi, MD, a local anesthesiologist, has created an endowed professorship in the Department of Urology, in recognition of the care and support he received during his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Dr. Phillip Capozzi, MD, Endowed Professorship in Urology will be held by Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, professor and chair of the Department...

The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse

Edward Byrnes - Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The winter blues are real, and COVID may make it worse SYRACUSE, NY – Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snowflakes float to the ground. But for other people, this is a dreary time of year filled with feelings of loneliness and malaise known as the winter blues. “...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st

Edward Byrnes - Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield accepting Community Health Award applications beginning February 1st Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants   SYRACUSE, NY – Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants of up to $5,000, which the company is offering to...

Dr. Aaron Bianco Recently Performed 200th Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

nicole chidsey - Friday, January 29, 2021
Dr. Aaron Bianco Recently Performed 200th Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Difficult to Diagnose, but Sacroiliac Joint Pain Patients Have Hope for Relief   East Syracuse, NY- Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) announced that Aaron Bianco, MD, a spinal surgeon with the practice, recently completed his 200th sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion procedure using the iFuse Implant...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield honored for LGBTQ workplace equality

Edward Byrnes - Thursday, January 28, 2021
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield honored for LGBTQ workplace equality SYRACUSE, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield once again earned high marks from the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation....

Telehealth now mainstream as insurers and state expand access to care

Edward Byrnes - Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Telehealth now mainstream as insurers and state expand access to care   SYRACUSE, NY – Comprehensive telehealth legislation was an area of focus in New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 11th State of the State Address. “The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our healthcare system and showed that telehealth is a critical tool to...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides funding to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations as...

Aida Byrne - Thursday, October 22, 2020
  Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides funding to Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations as part of COVID-19 response   Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield is providing $50,000 in financial support to domestic violence prevention organizations across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan has committed to spending more than $162...