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H ealth News New COO at Bassett Healthcare Network Andrew R. Manzer has been appointed executive vice president and network chief operating officer Bassett Healthcare Network in Coopertown, effective March 1. Manzer comes to Bassett from Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, near Ithaca, Manzer where he has been president and CEO since 2011. He also recently led Schuyler Hospital’s successful

affiliation and merger with Cayuga Health System in Ithaca, serving as system vice president since 2014 in addition to retaining his role as CEO at Schuyler. Prior to his roles as CEO at Schuyler Hospital and system VP for Cayuga Health System, Manzer was vice president of operations at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, between 2007 and 2011. He also previously served as vice president of support services at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., between 2004 and 2007, and he was administrative director of operations at Guthrie, 1997-2004. Manzer obtained his master’s in health services administration from George Washington University and his bachelor’s in health services administration from Ithaca College. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently resides in Montour Falls, with

his wife Michele and their daughters Mia and Emily

Hospital recognized for total joint replacement Community Memorial Hospital announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as being the only hospital in New York to be one of America’s best hospitals for joint replacement. CMH is also being recognized as one of the 100 best hospitals for overall orthopedics. Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. This achievement was released as part of the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation, which evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures both nationally and regionally. A five-star rating indicates that Community Memorial Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. CMH

has been five-star rated for total knee replacement for 10 consecutive years — meaning CMH has lower rates of complications than most of the hospitals in the country, according to a hospital’s news release. “This achievement is recognition of the quality of the Medical staff and employees of Community Memorial Hospital and Hamilton Orthopaedics. The continuous focus on quality outcomes and patient satisfaction is reflected in being recognized by Healthgrades” states Community Memorial Hospital’s President and CEO, Sean Fadale. “I am extremely proud of the whole team at Community Memorial Hospital — as one of America’s 100 best hospitals for total joint replacement and for orthopedic excellence it puts Community Memorial in the top 5 percent of hospitals across the nation for these services”

Rehab programs at St. Joe’ get recertification St. Joseph’s Health announced its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs have been recertified by the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation hospital’s news release, the accreditation process is stringent and difficult to obtain; not all programs achieve this

Crouse CEO Kimberly Boynton, award-winning recipient Christopher Connelly, and Brad Hellwig, Crouse’s director of medical imaging.

Christopher Connelly Receives 2015 Umeshchandra Patil Family Educational Award Christopher Connelly is the winner of the 2015 Umeshchandra Patil Family Educational Award, organized by Crouse Hospital. Connelly is a team leader in medical imaging and in the hospital’s Witting Surgical Center. Crouse CEO Kimberly Boynton presented the award to Connelly at a recent meeting of the hospital’s management team.

He will use the proceeds to attend the 2015 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago and then after the conference will share what he learned through a presentation to his Page 22

colleagues and with the Patil family through a written summary of the program.

 In 2005, physicians Umesh and Vijay Patil established the Patil Family Foundation Fund within the Crouse Health Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Each year, an award committee convenes to select the winner from among the nominations received. A cash award of up to $3,500 is presented to a technician, LPN or RN working in the area of surgical services for the purpose of continuing education, professional development or training.

IN GOOD HEALTH – CNY’s Healthcare Newspaper • January 2016

Director of Volunteers Michelle Viau (from left), volunteers Karen Todeschini and Sondra Purcell, and payroll and human resources assistant Nancy Bellefeuille sort through presents donated to residents and patients at The Centers at St. Camillus.

St. Camillus Receives Holiday Gifts For Residents, Patients Staff members and volunteers at The Centers at St. Camillus organize hundreds of new men's and ladies' socks, as well as dozens upon dozens of hand-knit slippers, hats and blankets to distribute to residents and patients this holiday season. The gifts were donated by several donors from throughout Central New York, including St. Camillus staff members and members of the Friends of St. Camillus.

The Centers at St. Camillus is a non-denominational, nonprofit organization that offers services and programs designed to help individuals reach their maximum potential and achieve their highest level of independence. The Friends of St. Camillus is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the daily quality of life of St. Camillus residents and patients.

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