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Message from the CEO

Chuck Gijanto

Chuck Gijanto
Interim President and CEO

June 17, 2022

Improvements on the Horizon

Like anything in life, change is inevitable. As an organization, we view change as an opportunity for improvements to advance our mission of supporting our network of services, staff, and the community members we care for every day. In the coming month, there will be some positive developments taking place that will help us move forward in achieving these key initiatives.

Starting July 1, we will be welcoming a new group of highly experienced Vascular Surgeons from Bassett in order to continue providing vascular services close to home for both our patients and our referring network of providers. This new group will include Dr. Joseph Ayers, Dr. Shelby Scott Cooper, Dr. Marissa Famularo, and Dr. Vitaliy Ignatovskyy. As we transition from Upstate, which is providing us with vascular services currently, we will be expanding the accessibility of vascular services and the services we provide in Oneida which will benefit all who use them.

We are confident that this new partnership will be in the best interest of everyone involved for the long-term future of vascular services at Oneida Health. Though we also recognize there will be some time needed to develop a cohesive relationship as with any new partnership. Thankfully, both parties are fully invested in that development which leads me to believe we will have great success. As we make this transition I invite you to reach out to our practice manager, Ashley Matson, myself, or our new CEO, Jonathan Schiller, to address any concerns that you may have moving forward.

There are also big improvements coming for the providers, staff, and patients of Women’s Health as they will soon be moving into their new medical office building located at 1144 Meadow Drive in Oneida. Located on our Oneida Health campus behind the Oneida YMCA, this building will help us consolidate the providers, staff, and patients back under one roof.

In 2021, we had outgrown our 139 Fields Drive office and were forced to open a second remote location a few hundred feet away to help alleviate the congestion our staff and patients were feeling. As you could imagine, having two offices by the same name and service a few hundred feet away was not the easiest on patients or a long-term approach. The new building will allow us to bring everyone back under one roof while also taking advantage of modern construction to create better patient flow and a more pleasant experience for all.

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing a staff open house to tour the new building followed by a grand opening shortly after. Once the move is complete to the new Women’s Health office, we will then be moving our GI services to 139 Fields Drive as they have already outgrown their location and with the addition of Dr. Biswarup Syam in July, they will only be requiring more space to meet future patient needs. Another smaller move taking place is our new Breast Care team led by Dr. Mary Ellen Greco, who will be moving across the hall from their current location to the current Women’s Health office in Orchard Hill (301 Genesee Street) as they have also outgrown their current space. We will communicate and update you as these moves begin to occur and are finalized.

As you can see, good things continue to happen at Oneida Health. Though I have only been here a short time, I continue to be impressed by all who serve this organization as you are at the root of all that is exceptional about this organization. Thank you for all you do and please let me know if you have any questions moving forward.


Chuck Gijanto
Interim President and CEO

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