CANCER TREATMENT — Oneida Healthcare, in affiliation with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, opened a Cancer Care program last fall, providing access to an oncology specialist, clinical trials, infusion, telemedicine and survivorship. The location is 604 Seneca St. The 12-chair infusion program is the first step of a three-phase plan to deliver comprehensive oncology that meets National Cancer Institute standards. Roswell Park is the only designated National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center with a presence in Central New York. according to Oneida Healthcare. (Photo submitted)

Oneida Healthcare delivers for patients

Published Feb 16, 2018 at 12:00pm

ONEIDA — 2017 was an unprecedented year for Oneida Healthcare. Building on its success in 2016 success, Oneida Healthcare continued to produce quality results in the areas of patient safety and experience that ranks them among the best in the nation.

Patient safety

For a third consecutive time, Oneida Healthcare’s hospital received an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meetingsafety standards. It is the only area hospital to receive an “A” for patient safety throughout Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Cayuga, and Herkimer counties.

Patient experience

Oneida Healthcare’s hospital received national recognition for patient satisfaction by healthgrades, ranking it in the top 10 percent of the nation. In addition, the facility was give the Women’s Choice Award for being one of America’s 100 best hospitals for the second consecutive year.

Excellence in maternity

Oneida Healthcare’s Lullaby Center continued in 2017 its designation as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Specialty Care in the area of Maternity. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes in the area of maternity.

Women’s Health Associates

In January, Women’s Health Associates in Rome,8080 Turin Road, welcomed Jo Ann Roberts, nurse practitioner, as its newest medical staff member. Her joining the practice increases access to obstetrics and gynecology services.

Cancer Care in Oneida

In the fall of 2017, Oneida Healthcare, in affiliation with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center from Buffalo, opened a Cancer Care program in Oneida providing access to oncology specialist, clinical trials, infusion, telemedicine, and survivorship.

The 12-chair infusion program located in Oneida is the first step of a three phase plan to deliver comprehensive oncology that meets National Cancer Institute standards of care which is currently not available in Central New York.

State of the art

Oneida Healthcare added a 128 Slice CT Scanner to its Imaging Services Department. It takes advantage of the latest advances in CT imaging technology to provide increased speed and detailed imaging while reducing patient radiation.

Also, Tru-D SmartUVC, an ultraviolet light disinfection system used to clean patient rooms and further reduce hospital acquired infections, was acquired.

Growth

In January, Oneida Healthcare added podiatry care and vascular care, both in Oneida, to its network. Further expansion of the oncology program is anticipated.