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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. Read more about us in our brochure.

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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 $18,000 a year in scholarships for college and certifications in memory of Greta B. Sanderson, a valued volunteer of OH. These scholarships are aimed at supporting our hardworking staff in the pursuit of higher education, promoting personal growth and continued excellence in their chosen field. Nurses as well as all Allied Health professions are considered based on specific criteria established by a committee of Foundation Board members and OH staff. Supporting education for our staff has the added benefit of raising morale and instilling loyalty. We also have established community scholarships.

If a scholarship is awarded, half of the allocated funds will be given upfront, and the second half will be provided when first semester transcripts are sent to

Employee Scholarships are due by April 15 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 April 15 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.

Project Shine:

This fund provides for the healthcare needs of women in our community throughout adulthood. An array of services are provided at OHC including Prenatal Care, Childbirth Classes, Breast Health, Bone Density, S.A.N.E (sexual assault nurse examiner), Maternal Child Services, and more.

Your donation to Project Shine is put to use where the need is greatest within these service areas or as specified by your gift.

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

  • Craig T. Baliey, President
  • Daniel Huffer, Vice President
  • Henry Leo, Jr., Secretary
  • Bruce Ironside, Treasurer
  • Kenneth Brewer, Asst. Treasurer
  • Joel Arsenault
  • James J. Devine, Jr.
  • Peter Dunn
  • Dr. Robert Friedman
  • Holly Foster
  • John E. Haskell
  • Joanne Larson
  • Dr. Rathika Martyn
  • Jonathan C. Pawlika
  • Ann Pierz
  • Monica Walts
  • Brett W. Zielasko