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A new vision for quality health care services in our community
Transition Planned for Dialysis Services at St. James Mercy
Patient Experience Expected to be Seamless
St. James Mercy Hospital has finalized the transfer of ownership and management of its outpatient dialysis services to Fresenius Medical Care...No immediate changes to the patient experience are expected...Patients with appointments for dialysis at the location should plan to keep those appointments.
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SJMH Auxiliary...the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Tree of Life
One of the Auxiliary’s holiday activities include the "Tree of Life" on display in the Hospital lobby, providing a beautiful opportunity for employees and community members to make a donation in memory of a loved one with a gold ornament or honor someone with a silver ornament....This year the Hospital’s billing and medical records department honored one of their coworkers, Sherrill Nudd, who recently passed away this November.
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Local Artist Janet VanBrunt Displays Work at St. James Mercy Hospital

Hornell artist Janet VanBrunt has loaned a collection of paintings to St. James Mercy Hospital for display in the lobby, cafeteria, and emergency room hallway areas on display until early November.
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Historic Hornell Photos on Display at St. James Mercy Hospital
Historic Hornell Photos on Display at St. James Mercy Hospital
Local physician and SJMH board member Dr. Spencer Annabel has loaned a collection of historic Hornell photographs to St. James Mercy Hospital for display in the lobby, cafeteria, and emergency room hallway areas.
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St. James Mercy Hospital Recognizes Volunteers
Dedicated Area Residents Gave 231 Hours in December
Volunteers at St. James Mercy Hospital contributed 231 hours to various departments throughout the hospital during the month of December. Those departments include Environmental Services, Information Desk, Gift Shop, Emergency Room, Progressive Care and Medical Records. The following volunteers are to be acknowledged for their service during December
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Updated Imaging Equipment on Display During Foundation Visit to St. James Mercy Hospital
St. James Mercy Hospital recently hosted members of the Bethesda Foundation for a demonstration of new echocardiographic equipment and a specialized treadmill that represent state-of-the-art updates for patient testing at the Hospital. The equipment, a General Electric Vivid E-95, was obtained and installed earlier this year. Its purchase was largely subsidized by a $130,000 grant from the Foundation, the group’s largest in history.
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Town Hall Meeting, November 30
Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, November 30. President & CEO Jennifer Sullivan will provide an update on services, as well as exciting news about our plans for a NEW Hospital and Medical Village. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: The Main Place, 251 Main Street, Hornell
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Kevin Briceland Discusses Improvements in Express Care/Emergency Dept with Kickin’ Country 105.3
Kevin Briceland, Administrative Director/Chief Advanced Practive Provider at St. James Mercy, discusses new changes that have improved patient experience at Express Care and the Emergency Department. All providers are now employed directly by SJM—increasing staff accountability and consistency. The new employee model improves quality of care, access, and services. Patient satisfaction has increased as patients build long-term relationships with their providers.
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Listen to Amanda Kula’s Breast Cancer Awareness Interview with Kickin’ Country 105.3
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—early diagnosis and early treatment provide good patient outcomes. St. James Mercy has the first fully digital mammogram machine in the region which provides instantaneous, high resolution images while decreasing screening time. To register please call our scheduling department at (607) 324-8279.
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St. James Mercy Hospital Welcomes New Providers
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) welcomed nine new healthcare providers at a reception held recently at Marino’s restaurant in Hornell. The group represents a new approach to Emergency Department and Express Care services for the organization. "We are fortunate to have so many new, highly qualified providers join SJMH," said President and CEO Jennifer L. Sullivan, CPA. "We will be working hard with them, and the staff in our ED and Express Care sites, to ensure that we’re providing the very best quality and service to every patient we see." The following providers joined St. James Mercy Hospital in September:
  • Kevin Briceland, PA — Express Care, Administrative Director/Chief Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Officer
  • Brandi Burke, NP — Express Care
  • Emily Duke, PA — Express Care
  • Jack Florio, PA — Express Care and Emergency Department
  • Dave Hanrahan, PA — Hospitalist and Express Care
  • Mike Mathieson, PA — Emergency Department
  • Lauren Phillips, PA — Express Care
  • Kevin Wentworth, PA — Emergency Department
  • Margaret Wright, PA — Express Care
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St. James Mercy Hospital Submits Application for New Hospital
State-of-the-art hospital campus planned for Hornellsville’s former K-Mart Plaza site
St. James Mercy Hospital officials have submitted a Certificate of Need (CON) application to the New York State Department of Health for a new hospital ("Hornell Medical Village") at the former K-Mart Plaza in Hornellsville (Seneca Road), pending a final land purchase agreement. The CON application calls for a new 87,300 square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital, built to meet the evolving needs of patients in the Hornell area. Services at the newly planned St. James Mercy Hospital will include but not be limited to: a nearly 10,000-square foot emergency department; a 15-bed medical/surgical unit...
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Postponed – Cancer Screening and Assessment Day Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29
The Cancer Screening and Assessment Day scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29 at Wilmot Cancer Institute in Hornell, has been postponed due to lack of registration. For patients who are interested in free or reduced-cost screenings, education and assessment for breast, colorectal, prostate, cervical and oral cancers, or cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests, please call (607) 324-8980 for more information. The screenings are provided by the Steuben Cancer Services Program, St. James Mercy Hospital and the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

13th Annual "Friends Fore Mercy" Golf Tournament Raises Over $37,000 for St. James Mercy Foundation
The 13th annual "Friends Fore Mercy" golf tournament to benefit St. James Mercy Foundation raised $37,350 at the event held Friday, September 9, at Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell. Thirty-two teams and forty-six sponsors participated in this year’s tournament, as well as twenty-four volunteers from the hospital and community. The Foundation provides resources to benefit St. James Mercy Hospital, and all proceeds from the golf tournament will directly benefit the transformation of healthcare services in Hornell.
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  Winners of the Golf Tournament

Dr. Annabel’s Interview with Kickin’ Country 105.3 on Cardiac Rehab
Dr. Spencer Annabel talks about the Cardiac Rehab program at St. James Mercy and its multi-dimensional, comprehensive program that guides the patient through the process of getting back to normal activities faster.
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SJMH Partners with LeChase Construction of Rochester, N.Y. to Build New Facility
After a thorough and competitive review, St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has awarded the construction manager contract for its new hospital and medical village project to LeChase Construction Services, LLC. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with a local office in Corning, N.Y., LeChase has an extensive background in health care construction, having recently completed the UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital....
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Amanda Kula’s Interview with Kickin’ Country 105.3 – Express Care Clinic
Amanda Kula, Manager of Out Patient Services at SJMH, talks about the services, hours, new providers at the Express Care Clinic and more ...
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St. James Mercy Hospital Honors Volunteers and Staff National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12) and Hospital Week (May 8-14)
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) held a series of events during the week to commemorate the hard work and dedication to providing quality care as part of National Nurses’ Week (May 6-12) and Hospital Week (May 8-14). SJMH employees were treated to a free chicken BBQ, ice cream social, received hospital gift shop discounts, and had the opportunity to participate in several gaming activities. On May 12 a banquet was held at The Main Place in Hornell to thank volunteers and honor employees with milestone years of service to the hospital...
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Hornell Rotary Partners with St. James Mercy Hospital for Community Blood Screening – June 4th
The Hornell Rotary Club has engaged the laboratory services of St. James Mercy Hospital for its annual Community Blood Screening. The screening will be offered from 6:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 4th at St. James Mercy Hospital.
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St. James Mercy Hospital Honored by Alfred State and Alfred University Day of Service
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) was the lucky recipient of volunteer services on Saturday, April 16 as part of Alfred University and Alfred State College’s "Spring into Action Day of Service." Alfred co-sponsored a day of service for students and staff in celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day. Two volunteers from Alfred State and one from Alfred University grabbed their rakes, brooms and clippers to trim shrubs, pull weeds and sweep the hospital’s patient parking lot.
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Bethesda Foundation Grant Awarded to St. James Mercy Hospital
Bethesda Foundation Grant Awarded

St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) has received a grant in the amount of $130,000 from the Bethesda Foundation to purchase a cardiac ultrasound machine and a specialized treadmill which will aid in the early diagnosis of cardiac disease.... "St. James Mercy Hospital is extremely grateful to the Bethesda Foundation for its continuing support over the years," said Jennifer Sullivan, SJMH President & CEO. "The $130,000 grant allows us to procure new, state-of-the-art equipment which enables us to improve clinical quality as well as the patient experience. It also allows us to expand echocardiology and cardiac rehabilitation services at St. James Mercy Hospital..."
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WLEA Newsmaker Interview with Jen Sullivan
Jen Sullivan, CEO and President of SJMH, talks with Brian O’Neil on the improved state of St. James Mercy Hospital and its future. All the departments are open and everything has been improving with an increase of patients....the services that the community was used to having in the past are open with successful transitions...
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Dr. Mayewski’s Interview with Kickin’ Country 105.3
Dr. Ray Mayewski, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of SJMH, talks about how the hospital is thriving, services offered, and the future. Dr. Mayewski discusses a variety of topics including: surgical inpatient and outpatient services; full on-call surgery and emergency services 24/7; recruiting for gastroenterology, vascular and other surgical disciplines; the partnership with University of Rochester; the NYS grant, the Joint Commission’s successful visit and accreditation; and the future...
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Canisteo Greenwood Student Artists Display Work at St. James Mercy Hospital
Canisteo Greenwood Student Artists Display Work
at St. James Mercy Hospital

Several Canisteo Greenwood students recently loaned their artwork to St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) for display in the lobby, cafeteria, and emergency room hallway. "We are delighted to display the works of so many creative students," said Jen Sullivan, president and CEO. "This is the first student art exhibit at SJMH, and we are pleased to offer the opportunity for local, budding artists to display their talents. Not only are we hopeful this exhibit will encourage local talent, but it also gives us the opportunity to enhance our facility."
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Last week, St. James Mercy Hospital accomplished a significant milestone in our transformation, having secured $55 million in capital funding from New York State. Our continued progress is a reflection of the dedication, perseverence and support of so many in the St. James Mercy community...
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SJMH Receives $54.9 million in State Funding to Support New Facility and UR Medicine Regional Planning

Governor Cuomo announced today that St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) will receive $54.9 million in funding for the development of a new health care facility in Hornell and to support the regional planning efforts underway with UR Medicine. "We are well on our way to transforming health care in Hornell, and today St. James Mercy Hospital is one step closer to achieving its goals," said Jennifer L. Sullivan, president and CEO, St. James Mercy Hospital. "Today’s announcement provides us, as well as our partner UR Medicine, with clarity regarding the state’s contribution to this effort."
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St. James Mercy Hospital Elects 2016 Board of Directors
Earlier this year, St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) elected its 2016 Board of Directors, comprising experts in healthcare, education, finance, business and government. John Weyand continues his two-year term as chairman of the board. Susan Gray, PhD, serves as vice chair; Mayor Shawn Hogan, secretary; and Peter Wall, treasurer. Ismail Mehr, MD, and Jennifer Sullivan, president and CEO of the hospital, retain their seats. New members include Spencer Annabel, MD, and Brian Schu. "We are so thankful for the time and effort ...
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Op-Ed: What’s in Store for 2016
St. James Mercy Hospital Sets Sights on Successful 2016
Making predictions in the New Year—especially in a public manner—often puts one in a precarious position. Will we accomplish what we say we want to accomplish? Or will we fall flat of expectations? Last year, I wrote a column for The Evening-Tribune that outlined what St. James Mercy Hospital expected for 2015. I recently reviewed the column, and I am proud to say we accomplished many of the goals we set out for ourselves. Oak Orchard Health began providing pediatric care this past fall and plans to continue to expand more services ...
Jennifer L. Sullivan
President and CEO
St. James Mercy Hospital
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St. James Mercy Announces New CNO
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) is pleased to announce that Neva Bossard, RN, MSN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) after serving as interim clinical director for more than seven months. Ms. Bossard joined SJMH as a staff nurse and has served in various nursing leadership roles since joining the hospital in 2002. "Neva possesses impressive leadership skills," said Jennifer Sullivan, president and CEO.
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  Neva Bossard, RN

Financial Assistance and Living Alone Safely Interviews on Kickin’ Country WKPQ

SJMH Welcomes Opening of Oak Orchard Health to Hornell
New Healthcare Provider a Shining Example of Transformation
Officials from St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) and community leaders are welcoming Oak Orchard Health to the Hornell community, as the healthcare provider officially opens its doors today. "For more than a year now we have been working with Jim Cummings and the Oak Orchard Health team to bring their top-notch medical services to our community," said Jennifer L. Sullivan, president and CEO, St. James Mercy Hospital. "The opening of this first-class healthcare provider is proof positive of the successful collaboration ...
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SJMH Receives Joint Commission Accreditation for Another Three Years
Officials from St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) have been notified by the Joint Commission that the hospital has earned accreditation as part of its three-year review cycle. The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit accrediting organization which surveys and accredits more than 21,000 hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
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Op-ed for Hornell Evening Tribune
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) announced last month that several UR Medicine clinical leaders have begun working with Hornell-area physicians, nurses and hospital administrators. We are delighted to represent this new and important partnership. Our shared objective is to reaffirm the hospital’s commitment to high quality, safe care, now that it is operating as an independent entity. From the beginning, we have been impressed with the compassion ...
Dr. Ray Mayewski
Interim Chief Medical Officer, St. James Mercy Hospital
Chief Medical Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital
Dr. Rhonda Peterson
President, Medical Staff, St. James Mercy Hospital
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New Physician Joins St. James Mercy Hospital Medical Staff
Dr. Tamera Paczos will serve as SJMH Pathologist and Lab Director
St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) announced that Tamera Paczos, MD has joined the SJMH Medical Staff to serve as SJMH’s Pathologist and Laboratory Director in a part-time capacity. "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Paczos to St. James Mercy Hospital and the Medical Staff," said Jennifer L. Sullivan, president and CEO, SJMH. "Dr. Paczos brings an impressive resume of training and experience that will benefit providers and patients alike."
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  Dr. Tamera Paczos will serve as SJMH Pathologist and Lab Director
St. James Mercy Hospital welcomes Dr. Tamera Paczos.


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