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Nov. 22, 2010

New York State Honors Oswego Hospital

The New York State Department of Health recently recognized Oswego Hospital with a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of its efforts to prevent perinatal transmission of the hepatitis B virus. Five years ago, Oswego Hospital was one of the first hospitals to offer the vaccine. Today, hospital staff administers vaccinations to more than 90 percent of newborns through federal funding. At hand to receive the award was Kim Hyde, RN, Clinical Manager of Oswego Hospital's Maternity Center; Elmer Plantz, Neo-Natal Nurse Practitioner; Nancy Deavers, Oswego Hospital Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Ann C. Gilpin, Oswego Health President and CEO; Dr. Dennis Norfleet, Oswego County Public Health Director; Erin Ciappa, RN, Oswego County Health Department; and Valerie Favata, Oswego Hospital Associate Administrator for Nursing.

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