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321 Genesee Street
Oneida, NY 13421

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Give the Gift of Health to Our Community

Every donation made to Oneida Health makes a difference in the work we do and the lives of the people we treat. You are an important member of our community and we truly value your support.

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Here are a few ways in which your gift helps:

Gifts of Technology:

Each year the Foundation makes a donation toward medical technology such as:

  •     Vital Simulation Manikin for ongoing clinical education
  •     Nurse Call System upgrade
  •     Natus Hearing Screeners for Newborns
  •     Video Gastroscopes
  •     DEXA Bone Density Scanner
  •     Stereotactic Breast Biopsy equipment
  •     and more

The gift you make toward technology helps maintain OHC as a vital resource for our community.

Scholarships and Certifications:

Oneida Health Foundation awards over $30,000 a year in scholarships for college, certification, and high school scholarships, for young adults entering the healthcare sector. These scholarships are given in memory of Greta B. Sanderson, a valued volunteer of OH.

Employee scholarships aim to support our hardworking staff in pursuing higher education, promoting personal growth, and continued excellence in their chosen field. Nurses and all Allied Health professionals are considered for the scholarships, based on specific criteria established based on the community health assessment, needs throughout the hospital system, and increasing education for current healthcare workers, nursing, and medical professionals. The Oneida Health Foundation and its Board believe the continued support of educational opportunities will elevate healthcare workers, increase opportunities for upward mobility, and have a long-term positive effect on individuals and families living in our local community.

To donate to scholarships through our STEP Fund, please click here. Or, if you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please find more information below.

Employee Scholarships are due by September 8 to apply for the Fall-Spring-Summer of the following year.

Oneida Health Employee Scholarship Application

Employee Certification Applications are evaluated on a month-by-month basis.

Oneida Health Employee Certification Application

Community Scholarships are due by Feb. 28, 2024, for the fall semester of the same year.

Oneida Health Community Scholarship Application

Laurie’s Legacy:

Oneida Health Foundation established Laurie’s Legacy Breast Cancer Fund in 2011 through a grant from Saint Agatha Foundation of Syracuse.

Click here for more information on Laurie’s Legacy.

S.T.E.P Towards the Future:

The goal of this program is to provide funds to four important areas: scholarships, technology, education ( & community), and programs.

For more information on the S.T.E.P Toward the Future program click here.

Extended Care Resident Fund:

One of our community’s greatest treasures – our elders find that the Extended Care Facility is truly their home. Through activities, they enjoy an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, and our loved ones’ lives are enhanced and supported. The ECF utilizes these funds to provide such amenities as Outdoor gardens and seating areas, inviting family gathering areas within the facility such as the lobby with fireplace, the sunroom, and more. Funds designated to a certain floor or to a specific piece of equipment are always used in accordance with your wishes.

Your gift provides our elders with the same homelike environment to which they are accustomed and encourages family visits to be a time of true quality.

OHF Board of Directors

  • Daniel Huffer, Interim President
  • Henry Leo, Jr., Secretary
  • Bruce Ironside, Treasurer
  • Kenneth Brewer, Asst. Treasurer
  • Sara Park, Director
  • Joel Arsenault
  • Holly Foster
  • John E. Haskell
  • Joanne Larson
  • Dr. Rathika Martyn
  • Jonathan C. Pawlika
  • Brett W. Zielasko
  • Lori Dorsey