St. Elizabeth Health Support Services Changes Name

Utica, NY - As of Friday, July 1, 2016, St. Elizabeth Health Support Services (SEHSS), a Franciscan Companies affiliate of St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), is changing its name to Mohawk Valley Health Support Services, Inc. (MVHSS).  “Our medical equipment and respiratory care services support the needs of patients across... [Details]


Franciscan's President and CEO Receives Honor

Franciscan's President and CEO, Frank L. Smith, Jr., MS, RRT, was among five people honored with St. Joseph's Health's Sister Patricia Ann Award for Excellence at a special ceremony May 17th at the hospital. “The Sister Patricia Ann Award for Excellence is one of the most prestigious awards that St.... [Details]


Home Care Nurses Needed

Would you or someone you love make a good Home Care Nurse? Patients are being pushed out of the hospital quickly and more and more people want to stay in their homes instead of going to rehab facilities. We are hiring RN's to care for these people in their homes.... [Details]



St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

Syracuse, NY (April 11, 2016) – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical... [Details]


Senior Club in Baldwinsville Joins the Franciscan Family

Franciscan Companies is now assisting with the management of Silver Fox Senior Social Club in Baldwinsville. Silver Fox enriches the lives of elderly men and women by providing a safe, enjoyable environment. Members participate in a variety of activities daily and enjoy three homemade meals prepared by a chef. Transportation is available... [Details]


Embracing Age Teams Up with Oswego Home Health Care

Embracing Age is now 40% owner of Oswego Home Health Care in Fulton. Oswego Home Health Care is a Certified Home Health Agency which provides home health aides, nursing and therapy. Embracing Age, an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and Franciscan Companies, provides services to enable older people to remain... [Details]


Special Report About Sleep

Franciscan participated in a special report on WSTM (NBC 3) regarding sleep. Laura Hand interviewed our Respiratory Care Manager, Tim Curtis, RRT, along with Neil Widrick, Manager of St. Joseph's Sleep Labs, and a patient of ours from the Oneida Sleep Center. Watch it here: http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1204155#.VVSHy_lVikp   [Details]


Lewis County Health Support Services Now Open

FROM:     Kelly Quinn DATE:       May 7, 2015                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Lewis County Health Support Services Now Open SYRACUSE, N.Y. –Franciscan Companies and Lewis County General Hospital are pleased to announce Lewis County Health Support Services, a full service home medical equipment company. Lewis County Health Support Services provides North Country patients... [Details]