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NOCHSI Recognizes Two for Years of Service

Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) recognized two of its long term employees for years of service. Rebecca Vann, LPN and Susan LaMay were celebrated for thirty and twenty-five years of employment, respectively.


Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc Expands Its Dental Services

Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) announces the expansion of it dental services with the opening of a new dental practice and the hiring of new dental providers. On June 5, NOCHSI opened its newly constructed and equipped dental practice immediately adjacent to its Fulton Health Center at 510 S. 4th Street, Suite 600 in Fulton, in the former A.L.
Lee Memorial Hospital building now owned by Oswego Health. The dental practice will provide a wide range of primary and preventive dental services. The practice will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, by dentists Melissa Noel, D.D.S. and Anna Gofman, D.D.S., both of whom will continue scheduled patient hours at the Pulaski Health Center. They
will be joined in Fulton by recently hired dental hygienist Patricia Bendura, R.D.H. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 315-297-4760.


Kathy A. Ellis Scholarship 2017

 Each year, the Pulaski Health Center awards a scholarship in memory of Kathleen A. Ellis, the first nurse practitioner in New York state. Ellis was well known in this area. She worked at Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc Pulaski Health Center and also spent four years working at NOCHSI's Mexico facility. The community mourned when Ellis lost her battle with cancer and died in December 1996 at the age of 52.


NOCHSI Expands Walk-In and Centralizes Weekend Services

According to Tricia Peter Clark, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, “the added walk-in hours
have been very popular with an average of over 4,000 visits per month, including dental walk-in services
at the Pulaski Health Center”.

 Effective April 1, 2017 NOCHSI will be centralizing its weekend services at its Mexico Health Center.
Currently, NOCHSI provides Saturday and Sunday weekend services at its Pulaski Health Center and
Saturday hours at its Oswego Health Center. According to Daniel Dey, President and CEO, these hours
were not being fully utilized and were not centrally enough located for easy access for all patients
among NOCHSI’s six practice locations in Oswego County. According to Dey, “centralizing weekend
services at the Mexico Health Center each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. allows NOCHSI to more
efficiently staff and fill available patient slots in a location that is centrally located to all patients”. Dey
continued that, “the expanded walk-in hours and centralized weekend services represent additional
efforts that NOCHSI has pursued, along with its aggressive provider recruitment to expand access and
convenience for it approximately 28,000 patients”. NOCHSI patients are welcome to visit any practice
location for walk-in or weekend services.


OCO Cancer Services – A Real Life Saver!

As coordinator of Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Services Program Carolyn Handville often hears the phrase, “Thank You!” However, when it is followed with “You saved my life!” it really brings the program’s impact into focus. One year ago Phoenix resident Renee Bidwell visited the NOCHSI Health Center in Phoenix with a rather curious health concern.


Dental Care Provided at Fairgrieve Elementary

Increased access to dental care has arrived at Fairgrieve Elementary School.  Space in the band room has been offered for “CHOMPERS,” a program which provides students in grades pre-kindergarten through six with dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and dental education.

The program is a partnership between the Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.


Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc Obtains Major Funding to expand Primary Care and Behavorial Health Services

On September 15, 2015, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) as a recipient of Affordable Care Act Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP) funding to increase access to behavioral health services. NOCHSI will receive $1 million to establish an onsite behavioral health program and related facility improvements at its Pulaski Health Center (PHC).