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February 17, 2016

Oswego County Announces Closure of Certified Home Health Agency


OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department has announced that the Oswego County Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) officially closed as of Jan. 20, 2016.

“On behalf of the Oswego County Legislature, we want to take this opportunity to thank the community, health care providers, contractors, and county nursing staff for decades of support and dedication to Oswego County’s Certified Home Health Agency,” said Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang.

Judy Lester, Director of Patient Services for the Health Department, said the agency has a long history of providing home health care services.

“Oswego County first started providing these services in 1966 when there were few choices for residents seeking home health care. We are pleased that the community now has so many excellent non-governmental agencies to choose from,” said Lester.

“I want to add that other home care agencies and Oswego Hospital supported us to the last minutes of our operation,” Huang added. “Thanks to their support, we were able to provide a smooth transition of services for our patients.”

Huang also thanked the health department’s nursing staff for their dedication and professionalism. “They have gone above and beyond the standard care duties to make personal connections with patients for many years. Although the Oswego Health Department’s Certified Home Health Agency is closed, the department will continue to provide other vital services that our community needs, including maternal and child health home visits and hospice services. Our mission to serve and protect people’s health has not changed.”

For information on public health services, contact the health department weekdays at 349-3548 or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/health/index.html.


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