Press Releases

Loretto Announces New Medical Director

lucy wang - Monday, October 31, 2022
Loretto Announces New Medical Director Syracuse, NY (October 31, 2022) – Dr. Christopher Black, MD, FAAFP, has been named the new Medical Director for Loretto Health & Rehabilitation. He has been part of the Loretto team since 2020. Dr. Black is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians with an extensive medical background, including the emergency departments at...

Leigh Hilgenberg Joins Oswego Health as New Executive Director & Administrator

Jamie Leszczynski - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Leigh Hilgenberg Joins Oswego Health as New Executive Director & Administrator of The Manor and Springside at Seneca Hill (Oswego, NY – October 26, 2022) Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Leigh Hilgenberg, joins Oswego Health providing leadership, direction, and administration of all aspects of The Manor and Springside at Seneca Hill. For the past decade, Hilgenberg has...

Lifetime Benefit Solutions Introduces Student Loan Repayment Benefit

Edward Byrnes - Thursday, October 20, 2022
Lifetime Benefit Solutions Introduces Student Loan Repayment Benefit SYRACUSE, NY – Lifetime Benefit Solutions, Inc. (LBS), with offices in Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, now offers a new Student Loan Repayment Benefit product.   “Student loan debt is a major concern for millions of employees around the country,” says LBS President Trish Mooney...

Esteemed Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Randy Green, Returns to St. Joseph’s Health

kelly quinn - Thursday, October 20, 2022
Esteemed Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Randy Green, Returns to St. Joseph’s Health   SYRACUSE, N.Y.— (October 20, 2022) St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to announce the return of Dr. G. Randall Green to its cardiac surgery team. Dr. Green was with St. Joseph’s Health for 12 years, from 2005-2017.    “I’m rejoining St. Joseph’s because the...

St. Joseph’s Health Welcomes Board-Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist

kelly quinn - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    St. Joseph’s Health Welcomes Board-Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist     SYRACUSE, N.Y.— (October 18, 2022) St. Joseph’s Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Subrat Khanal, MBBS, to St. Joseph’s Health Hospital. In his role, Dr. Khanal will provide patients with high quality, personalized health care.   Prior to...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards grants to address maternal health disparities

Edward Byrnes - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards grants to address maternal health disparities   SYRACUSE, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield today announced the first round of recipients of Member and Community Health Improvement (MACHI) grants to address severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and related health equity issues in upstate New York. Eight nonprofit organizations in the health...

CNY Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Memory Care

lucy wang - Tuesday, October 18, 2022
CNY Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Memory Care   Syracuse, NY (October 18, 2022) – The Heritage in Syracuse is celebrating 30 years of caring for residents with dementia. In October of 1992, the first resident moved into The Heritage, which is part of Loretto. It was the first residential program in Central New York focused on caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease...

Vets helping vets: A new Medicare plan targeting the needs of veterans

Edward Byrnes - Friday, October 14, 2022
Vets helping vets: A new Medicare plan targeting the needs of veterans Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will offer a Medicare Advantage plan in 2023 targeting the needs of local veterans. “We all know how important it is to honor the service of local veterans,” said Karen Bodley, Excellus BCBS vice president, Medicare. “It’s also important to have health coverage that...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield again receives high plan ratings from Medicare

Edward Byrnes - Friday, October 7, 2022
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield again receives high plan ratings from Medicare   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its 2023 quality ratings. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield again achieved some of the highest ratings in the state and the nation for quality performance in clinical care and outstanding service to its Medicare members.   CMS awarded...

Excellus BCBS recognized by Forbes as one of New York state’s best employers

Edward Byrnes - Friday, October 7, 2022
   Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers in New York state.   In New York state, Excellus BCBS was ranked 19th overall. The Health Plan also finished as the highest ranked insurance company in the state.   “We’re proud to be recognized as a great place to work,” said President and CEO Jim...