Saturday, September 26, 2009

The honorees

The Community General Foundation will bestow special honors October 23 at its annual gala at the Hotel Syracuse.

Honored for its service to community will be Burns Brothers, represented by its President and CEO, David Burns (at left).

For medical service to community, the FamilyCare Medical Group, PC, will be honored, represented by its President & CEO, David Page, M.D. (at right).

Recognized for their service to Community General Hospital will be three past members of the Board: William Burrows, a retired partner from Bond Schoeneck & King, LLP (top photo, in the series, below) ; Donald Dew, Sr., past President & CEO of Diemolding Corporation (middle, series); and John "Jack" Morrissey, a retired partner from Mackenzie Hughes, LLP (bottom, series).

With corporate offices in Syracuse, Burns Brothers provides industrial piping services, including plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems throughout the northeast. The company was founded in 1901 as a family business, and today its companies include Burns Bros. Contractors, Inc. (mechanical construction), Burns Cascade (industrial supplier of pipe, valves, fittings, and control and instrumentation products), and Burns Bros. Fabrication/Modular Systems. Burns Brothers has been a generous donor to Community General Hospital.

Founded in 1994 as a merger of eight small practices, FamilyCare is today the largest primary care medical group in Central New York with some 60 physicians, plus mid-level practitioners, practicing throughout Central New York. Among its diversified services, Practices Resources, LLC, is the group's wholly-owned subsidiary, offering billing and management services to dozens of independent medical practices throughout Upstate New York.

The past hospital directors served during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Mr. Burrows was a hospital director from 1974 -1984, an officer from 1985 – 1998, and a director of an affiliated company from 1998- 2005. Mr. Dew completed three full terms as a director from 1987 - 1996. Mr. Morrissey served as a director from 1981-1987, was an officer in 1988-1989, and served additional terms as a director from 1989- 1997.

The three directors have a combined service to Community General Hospital of 56 years!

Congratulations to all.

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