Press Release – Oneida Healthcare & TriValley

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Two organizations with a long relationship, to strengthen their partnership.

Vernon/Canastota/Oneida, NY – Effective July, TriValley Family Practice, a privately owned primary care practice with offices in Vernon and Canastota, officially joined Oneida Healthcare as an employed practice.

Previously, TriValley operated independently as a member of Oneida Healthcare’s Circle of Care network. With the new arrangement, TriValley’s operations will be managed by Oneida Healthcare’s practice management team, Oneida Medical Practice (OMP). As part of the agreement, Oneida Healthcare will be employing all current and future staff at both locations.

“They are a highly successful practice with an excellent reputation, we are excited for the TriValley Physicians and staff to be joining our dedicated team,” said Gene Morreale, President and CEO of Oneida Healthcare. “Our expanded partnership will provide them with the management support required in today’s healthcare landscape to ensure continued viability while allowing them to continue to offer convenient access to high quality primary care.”

For TriValley the expanded partnership will allow them to continue to keep their focus on patient care. “New federal and state healthcare regulations have increased the need for additional management resources,” said John Wight, MD founder of TriValley. “We have had a long and successful partnership with Oneida Healthcare. We’re confident that our new arrangement will allow our staff to continue to be fully invested in providing the highest quality of care while Oneida Healthcare supports the management of our practice.”

Oneida Healthcare currently employs three additional primary care practices and one internal medicine location covering the greater surrounding areas of Canastota-Lenox, Chittenango, and Verona. “Maintaining and increasing access to preventative care services in our area is key to the health of our communities,” said Mr. Morreale. “This new partnership will allow us to maintain local access while creating opportunity for expanded growth of services to meet organizational health initiatives.”

Oneida Healthcare plans to invest in the current TriValley Canastota location later this summer with the construction of a 1,900 square foot addition which will include 7 new patient exam rooms. The increased space will accommodate the addition of Michael Siegenthaler, MD, who will be joining the Canastota location in mid-August. Dr. Siegenthaler’s twin brother, Matthew Siegenthaler, MD, both of Vernon, will also be joining the practice in the Vernon location in mid-August.

About Oneida Healthcare:
Oneida Healthcare serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000. Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, 160-bed extended-care and short-term rehab facility as well as a multitude of primary care and speciality care practices. In 2017 Oneida Healthcare added an oncology program with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to their campus, followed by Podiatry and Vascular service lines. They plan to open a wound care center in 2018 followed by additional expansion of their oncology program. To learn more about Oneida Healthcare, visit

About TriValley Family Practice:
TriValley Family Practice was established in 1988. With two locations in Vernon and Canastota, they provide primary care to surrounding communities in Madison and Oneida County. They presently employ 9 physicians with over 20 staff members working in clinical and administrative supportive roles. To learn more about TriValley Family Practice, visit

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