Sunday, July 19, 2009

Of interest this summer

Here are interesting notes for the summer.

The newest OB/ GYN physician on the medical staff at Community General Hospital was himself born at Community.

Last month Fadi Makhlouf, MD, joined the staff and the medical practice of Howard Weinstein, MD, and Edith Westphal, MD.

With offices in Liverpool and downtown Syracuse, the practice provides OB/ GYN services for women in Onondaga and Oswego counties. Dr. Makhlouf's medical degree is from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology was at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Makhlouf is a junior fellow of the America College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Before he returned to Syracuse, Dr. Makhlouf was with OB/GYN Associates of Ithaca, NY.

Last week 10 college interns at Bristol-Myers Squibb delivered “positively pink” packages to the Wellspring Breast Center at Community General. The packages include educational and inspirational materials to help women combat breast cancer.

The students toured Wellspring and met with its staff to learn more about the services available at the Wellspring Breast Center.

This month Community welcomed 38 junior volunteers who are with us during the summer, helping others.

These area high school students are volunteering more than 250 hours each week through early September. They are from Fabius-Pompey, West Genesee, Marcellus, Baldwinsville and Fayetteville-Manlius high schools.

As they assist others, the young people get to see first-hand the variety of health careers. They are volunteering in departments such as the diagnostic center, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy and Wellspring Breast Center.

Welcome to all!

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