St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute Opens in Oneida

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Syracuse and Oneida, NY (November 14, 2018) – Nationally-ranked St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute has opened an office on Oneida Health’s campus at 301 Genesee Street. The practice will be staffed by seven St. Joseph’s Physicians Cardiologists, including:

  • Nishith Amin, Interventional Cardiologist
  • Michael Fischi, Interventional Cardiologist
  • Paul Hanna, Medical Cardiologist
  • Gangadhara Kabbli, Medical Cardiologist
  • Barbara Kircher, Medical Cardiologist
  • Russell Silverman, Medical Cardiologist and Director of St. Joseph’s Physicians Cardiology
  • Alan Simons, Interventional Cardiologist

St. Joseph’s Health is leasing office space from Oneida Health for its new cardiology practice and plans to expand coverage there over the coming months.

“Delivering high quality care in home communities is best for the patient, and we are bringing expertise from one of the top 15 cardiac care hospitals in the nation directly to patients in Oneida,” said Dr. Joseph Spinale, chief medical officer at St. Joseph’s Health. “When open heart surgery or tertiary care is needed, patients from Oneida will have a direct connection to the leading heart hospital in the region.”

St. Joseph’s Health Hospital was recently named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

St. Joseph’s Health has more than a dozen different accreditations, certifications, and recognitions for cardiovascular care, and recently enhanced its hospital-based services with the opening of the A. John Merola Cardiovascular Center and Care Flight helipad—a helicopter transport program for emergent cardiovascular and stroke patients from outside Onondaga County. For more information, visit or call 315-634-6699 to schedule an appointment.

About St. Joseph’s Health
St. Joseph’s Health is a non-profit regional health care system based in Syracuse, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York and northern Pennsylvania. From primary to specialty to home care, to our Magnet-recognized hospital, and in collaboration with our community partners, St. Joseph’s Health is advancing the health of the communities we serve through an expanding range of healthcare services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health. Ranked by Consumer Reports among the top 15 heart surgery centers in the country, U.S. News “Best Regional Hospital” and a 15-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is widely recognized for quality, value and delivering the highest patient satisfaction. St. Joseph’s Health is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and St. Joseph’s Physicians and is a member of Trinity Health.

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