Plus, Oswego Health recieves awards
Plus, Oswego Health recieves awards
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Oswego County Economic Development News

August 7, 2023
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Three SUNY Oswego CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) students were among those who helped with a recent Micron-sponsored Chip Camp hosted at Onondaga Community College for more than 100 students from Onondaga and Oswego counties. From left are Nadrata Abdul-Salam, Cheyenne Sinchico and Olivia Odigie.

SUNY Oswego students help with Micron Chip Camp at OCC

Three SUNY Oswego CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) students were among those helping with a recent Micron-sponsored Chip Camp hosted at Onondaga Community College (OCC) for more than 100 students from Onondaga and Oswego counties.
The camp, July 11 to 13, 2023, hosted rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students for STEM-related activities which included rockets, circuits, inventions, chromatography and the Straw Tower Challenge. Onondaga County participants came from the Syracuse City School District, East-Syracuse Minoa School District, the LaFayette School District and the Onondaga Nation School, while Oswego County participants are part of the P-Tech program through CiTi BOCES.
Activities took place at the OCC campus, Cornell University and the Museum of Science and Technology in downtown Syracuse.
CSTEP cohorts at OCC and SUNY Oswego supplied 10 undergraduate students in total who led the middle school students in hands-on learning activities. OCC’s CSTEP program reached out to SUNY Oswego’s CSTEP program with the opportunity as part of developing a greater partnership between OCC and SUNY Oswego CSTEP programs.
“We asked students to apply, and we picked three students who were excited about the project,” said Christina Seado Vasquez, director of CSTEP at SUNY Oswego. “They’re here to help out and to learn about Micron, and we’re hoping this is the beginning of a partnership with, and future collaboration with, OCC’s CSTEP.”
“Working as a camp counselor for the summer is a really great experience for me, especially getting to know which age group I want to work with as a school counselor in the future,” said Cheyenne Sinchico, a SUNY Oswego human development major who previously graduated from OCC.
“I enjoy working with kids, and this job allows me to gain that experience,” said Olivia Odigie, a SUNY Oswego wellness major. “It’s been really great.”
Nadrata Abdul-Salam, a SUNY Oswego technology management major, appreciated “this opportunity to mentor kids and make them feel comfortable and maybe, as time goes on, they can also get out of their comfort zone.”
Getting out of their comfort zone was something that the CSTEP students enjoyed as well.
“I am very passionate about human biology, so when I applied to work for this camp, I knew I was going to be out of my comfort zone just a little bit,” Odigie said. “But I was  excited to take that risk and just see what happens.”
Abdul-Salam added that being in CSTEP has helped tremendously with leadership and communication skills.
“It really has opened my eyes to different opportunities working with children this age,” Sinchico said.
“It’s great for them to have this chance to talk and to work together,” Vasquez said, adding that having CSTEP students helping was ideal in terms of providing “aspirational and inspirational” role models to younger students.
“Any opportunity where you can have younger students working with older students is a great chance for them to role model good behaviors,” Vasquez said. “Having students that represent the students that are a part of this program in the younger group, I think is really important. It’s so great to see students that are successful, that are in college and are doing all these great things in STEM and related fields.”

The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Oswego Health Earns National Recognition

Physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered to recognize The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Oswego Health for receiving two national awards by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health is a recipient of the Center of Distinction award and the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award.
The Center of Distinction award is given to centers that achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including a patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent. In addition, The Center for Wound Healing scored in the top 10 percent of eligible Healogics® Wound Care Centers® on the Clinical Excellence measure, which is the Comprehensive Healing Rate weighted by wound mix. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor which is named after Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, a pioneer in wound care and the former Chief Medical Officer for Healogics.
Medical Director for The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health, Carlos Dator, Jr., MD, shared “Receiving these two prestigious awards is a true testament to the dedication of our team and their commitment to healing.”
The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Oswego Health is a member of the Healogics network of over 600 Wound Care Centers®  and offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time.
Advanced wound care modalities provided by our wound care experts include negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. The Center also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen to help progress the healing of the wound.
For more information about the Center, call 315-326-3780.

Becker's Recognizes Great Community Hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review is thrilled to release the 2023 edition of its “Great Community Hospitals” list.
These hospitals are known for clinical excellence, compassionate care, economic impact on their communities and more. Many of these hospitals have been honored by top ranking and award agencies for their stellar patient outcomes and their performance in specialty care services.
The hospitals named on this list are leaders who show above-and-beyond commitment to their communities. Their expertise helps expand care access to patients who would otherwise face barriers such as cost or distance.
This list celebrates these hospitals' dedication to optimizing healthcare. Becker's Healthcare is thrilled to highlight these hospitals and their achievements.
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 rankings, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings, The Leapfrog Group safety grades and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Becker's also accepted nominations for this list.
The full list features individual profiles of all hospitals on the list, and can be read here.
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospital names are presented in alphabetical order.
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