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Building for Tomorrow

president's letter

Letter from John M. Carrigg, President and CEO of UHS

John Carrigg, CEO

If you’ve visited or driven past our UHS Wilson Medical Center campus in recent months, you’ve doubtless seen all of the construction activity. The construction is our Gateway project, which will replace most of the old Picciano Building with a new, four-story structure, creating a modern kitchen, dining space and retail grab-and-go snack service, as well as areas for offices, meeting rooms and supply-chain functions. You will see an enhanced UHS Wilson campus, more accommodating to the thousands of patients and visitors who access the facility in a year’s time, as well as the 2,000+ providers and employees who work at the site every day.

Similarly, in Norwich, the Chenango Medical Neighborhood Plan is underway. This will redesign and redeploy UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital resources to improve access to essential and specialty services and enhance outcomes. It will include right-sizing the Emergency Department, creating an urgent care service, improving imaging services and expanding cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.

This year we also opened a fourth Walk-In Center, at Weis Plaza at 160 Robinson St. on Binghamton’s East Side. We made a live visit with your healthcare provider just a click away on your smartphone with our Virtual Walk-In service. And we launched a retail pharmacy at 33 Mitchell Ave., across from UHS Binghamton General Hospital.

We have embarked on these enhancements to enable our campuses and clinical services to function more efficiently and effectively. Our goal is simple but profound: a better patient experience across the UHS System. Through all of these actions, we are ensuring that you and your family have access to the best healthcare resources, delivered in a safe, comfortable, healing and restorative environment. So stay tuned as we build for tomorrow!