health care http://wrvo.org en St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital http://wrvo.org/post/st-josephs-syracuse-collaborating-lewis-county-general-hospital <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:11:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53221 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's in Syracuse collaborating with Lewis County General Hospital Governor proposes offering low-cost 'basic health care plan" http://wrvo.org/post/governor-proposes-offering-low-cost-basic-health-care-plan <p></p><p>People who are finding it difficult to pay for a health insurance policy offered through New York sate’s health care exchanges, may find a more affordable plan, if a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget goes through.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:08:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52471 at http://wrvo.org National pressures hit Carthage Area Hospital with 73 layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/national-pressures-hit-carthage-area-hospital-73-layoffs <p></p><p>Hospitals around the country are all under the same pressures: a turn toward outpatient and preventive care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates, and increasing regulations. It’s the same in Carthage.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:45:06 +0000 Joanna Richards 51425 at http://wrvo.org National pressures hit Carthage Area Hospital with 73 layoffs St. Joseph's Primary Care Center on Syracuse's Westside provides one-stop shop for patients http://wrvo.org/post/st-josephs-primary-care-center-syracuses-westside-provides-one-stop-shop-patients <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:54:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50003 at http://wrvo.org St. Joseph's Primary Care Center on Syracuse's Westside provides one-stop shop for patients New medical society president says physicians need more say in health care system http://wrvo.org/post/new-medical-society-president-says-physicians-need-more-say-health-care-system <p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49247 at http://wrvo.org New medical society president says physicians need more say in health care system Counseling service latest Watertown health care provider to get a lifeline http://wrvo.org/post/counseling-service-latest-watertown-health-care-provider-get-lifeline <p>The North Country Family Health Center, in Watertown, is still working to gain long-term financial stability after nearly closing in October. Now, another Watertown health care provider is getting a bailout to stay afloat. This time, it’s Family Counseling Service of Northern New York.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:03:11 +0000 Joanna Richards 48608 at http://wrvo.org Counseling service latest Watertown health care provider to get a lifeline Patient alerts system extends scope of care http://wrvo.org/post/patient-alerts-system-extends-scope-care <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Many health care providers don’t know when their patients are admitted or discharged from the hospital or seen by an ambulance crew. That makes it harder to deliver comprehensive care.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:52:37 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47926 at http://wrvo.org Patient alerts system extends scope of care Refugees stepping into gap in health care services http://wrvo.org/post/refugees-stepping-gap-health-care-services <p><em>The Innovation Trail is looking at how refugees have weaved their way into upstate New York's changing economy.</em></p><p>On a recent fall day, community health nurse Sarah Miner is welcomed warmly into the home of Somali refugee Abdalla. Miner works with <a href="http://www.hcrhealth.com/" target="_blank">HCR Home Care</a> in Rochester and she’s been visiting Abdalla and his family for a while now.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:35:06 +0000 Kate O'Connell 47420 at http://wrvo.org Refugees stepping into gap in health care services Medicare open enrollment deadline approaches http://wrvo.org/post/medicare-open-enrollment-deadline-approaches <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:04:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47044 at http://wrvo.org NY says its health exchange unaffected by federal problems so far http://wrvo.org/post/ny-says-its-health-exchange-unaffected-federal-problems-so-far <p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:58:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell & Aimee Hirsch 46475 at http://wrvo.org Head of Children's Clinic resigns in wake of financial upheaval http://wrvo.org/post/head-childrens-clinic-resigns-wake-financial-upheaval <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The head of the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown says he'll resign after Friday. A spokeswoman for Samaritan Medical Center, which is temporarily operating the clinic, said Dan Wasneechak &nbsp;submitted his resignation yesterday. She said he gave no reason for his decision.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:19:42 +0000 Joanna Richards 46093 at http://wrvo.org Head of Children's Clinic resigns in wake of financial upheaval Geriatric ER at Upstate University Hospital helping more seniors http://wrvo.org/post/geriatric-er-upstate-university-hospital-helping-more-seniors <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:05:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44647 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says Washington gridlock won't affect Obamacare in NY http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-washington-gridlock-wont-affect-obamacare-ny <p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:31:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44420 at http://wrvo.org On air: health care for veterans & the military http://wrvo.org/post/air-health-care-veterans-military <p><strong>This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m.</strong></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:20:27 +0000 Catherine Loper 44276 at http://wrvo.org On air: health care for veterans & the military Upstate hospitals get mixed reviews in 2013 report card http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-hospitals-get-mixed-reviews-2013-report-card <p>Four hospitals in upstate New York have been given poor grades and put on a "watch list" by a private health care watchdog group.</p><p>The Niagara Health Quality Coalition has been ranking New York state’s best and worst hospitals for a decade, and the <a href="http://www.myhealthfinder.com/newyork13/index.php" target="_blank">latest report card</a> released on Sunday shows a mixed bag in upstate New York.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:16:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Kate O'Connell 42468 at http://wrvo.org Upstate hospitals get mixed reviews in 2013 report card Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-health-care-centers-funded-get-uninsured-affordable-care-act <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As delays pile up in the implementation of components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded&nbsp;$150 million to the nation’s health care centers as part of an outreach and enrollment program for patients with low incomes.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:10:36 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Kate O'Connell 41318 at http://wrvo.org Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-suny-health-care-work-training-program <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to get the federal labor department to steer $23 million to New York's community colleges so they can set up a health care worker training program.</p><p>The State University of New York is applying for the grant. It's similar to one SUNY <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" target="_blank">won last year for high-tech manufacturing</a>.</p><p>Twenty-nine community college campuses are listed on the grant application, and would split the grant money. The schools would also partner with area hospitals.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:27:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41228 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information http://wrvo.org/post/super-computing-could-help-manage-enormous-amounts-medical-information <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Watson, the IBM supercomputer, is best known for its historic win on the television game show, Jeopardy. But, the same components that made the system a quiz show winner could be redirected toward lowering the cost of health care in upstate New York.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:02:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 40735 at http://wrvo.org Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information Syracuse heavily dependent on health care for economic recovery http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-heavily-dependent-health-care-economic-recovery <p>More than a third of the post-recession jobs Syracuse has gained have come in the health care sector. That's a percentage that puts it near the top of cities dependent on the industry for economic growth.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/07/01-healthcare-metro-monitor" target="_blank">numbers</a> tabulated by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Institute, 35.9 percent of Syracuse's recently added jobs have been in health care. Only three other metro areas in the country had a higher percentage.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:08:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40492 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse heavily dependent on health care for economic recovery Upstate University Hospital home to new toxicology staff http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-university-hospital-home-new-toxicology-staff <p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:49:38 +0000 Ellen 40383 at http://wrvo.org Upstate University Hospital home to new toxicology staff Health forum: government funding of health care in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/health-forum-government-funding-health-care-upstate-new-york <p><strong>Join us for the first in a series of community forums on health care.</strong></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 18:53:14 +0000 Catherine Loper 38772 at http://wrvo.org Health forum: government funding of health care in upstate New York New health clinic founders want to give back to community http://wrvo.org/post/new-health-clinic-founders-want-give-back-community <p>The grand opening of a new health clinic on Syracuse's South Side was held over the weekend. A group called the Muslim American Care and Compassion Alliance started the free clinic with the goal of treating preventable diseases in an under-served community. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:10:27 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 33520 at http://wrvo.org New health clinic founders want to give back to community Local governments will be graded on fiscal health http://wrvo.org/post/local-governments-will-be-graded-fiscal-health <p>Municipalities and school districts in New York state will soon get graded on their fiscal health. A fiscal monitoring system run by the state comptroller's office will publicly identify local governments that may be heading towards a fiscal cliff. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:24:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32547 at http://wrvo.org Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments http://wrvo.org/post/multi-sensory-room-gives-children-respite-hospital-treatments <p>In the midst of treatments, tubes and needles, there's a place for patients at the Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse to go and find some peace.&nbsp; A one-of-a-kind multi-sensory room takes kids away from the stress of a hospital setting. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:32:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31140 at http://wrvo.org Multi-sensory room gives children respite from hospital treatments Simple Admit tries to make those pre-op screenings a little easier http://wrvo.org/post/simple-admit-tries-make-those-pre-op-screenings-little-easier <p>You don't have to know the answer to every question. And a little cartoon dog named Sam will pop up to let you know if you messed something up. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:05:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30846 at http://wrvo.org Simple Admit tries to make those pre-op screenings a little easier A hospital invests not only in new buildings, but a neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/hospital-invests-not-only-new-buildings-neighborhood <p>Construction cranes poke above the already looming structure of St. Joseph's Hospital on the north side of Syracuse. Women in hospital scrubs and men in reflective vests and hard hats walk past, but Dominic Robinson is facing the other direction. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:56:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30707 at http://wrvo.org A hospital invests not only in new buildings, but a neighborhood Mercy flights grounded during Hurricane Sandy http://wrvo.org/post/mercy-flights-grounded-during-hurricane-sandy <p>Mercy Flight Central, an upstate medical air service, shut down operations while hurricane Sandy blew over. Due to high wind warnings, they were not able to fly patients. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:50:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28315 at http://wrvo.org Poll: New Yorkers support health care law but feel costs will rise http://wrvo.org/post/poll-new-yorkers-support-health-care-law-feel-costs-will-rise <p>Most New Yorkers agree with the recent Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama&rsquo;s health care reform, but most think the new law, when fully implemented, will cause health care costs to rise.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:05:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22705 at http://wrvo.org The future of the health care law http://wrvo.org/post/future-health-care-law <p>The Supreme Court&#39;s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act was the subject of a symposium in Buffalo Friday. Panelists agreed the high court&#39;s ruling does not guarantee the law&#39;s future.<br /><br />During oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court, attorneys spent just 50 words on whether or not the health care law is a tax. That ended up being the crux of Justice John Roberts opinion to uphold the law.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:09:41 +0000 Daniel Robison 21911 at http://wrvo.org The Affordable Care Act: Reaction from New York politicians and healthcare professionals http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-reaction-new-york-politicians-and-healthcare-professionals <p>New York&rsquo;s politicians and major health care providers are largely applauding the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision to uphold President Barack Obama&rsquo;s health care law. &nbsp;Meanwhile, an Albany Law School expert says Chief Justice John Roberts may have been concerned about his legacy, and that was a factor in his decision.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:19:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21785 at http://wrvo.org The Affordable Care Act: Reaction from New York politicians and healthcare professionals