Oswego Health was founded more than 130 years ago, when a group of community-minded residents gathered for the specific purpose of starting a hospital. A look back to the initial board minutes reveals that the founders had concerns not unlike those in healthcare today.
They wanted to provide care to all residents, regardless of income and other factors. They desired a location that people could easily access and, of course, wanted their facility to have the best physicians and most modern technology.
Since that initial hospital meeting held in 1881, Oswego Hospital has evolved into a healthcare system that includes many vital services and programs. Today, the Oswego Health system includes Oswego Hospital, a 164-bed facility offering acute medical, emergency, surgical, maternity and behavioral services; The Manor at Seneca Hill, providing 24-hour skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and an Adult Day Health Services Program; as well as Springside at Seneca Hill, which offers retirement living for independent seniors.
In 2009, Oswego Health introduced urgent care services to Oswego County with the opening of the Fulton Medical Center, where residents can also have laboratory and medical imaging screenings conducted and businesses can take advantage of our occupational health department. A year later, the health system expanded once again when it unveiled the Central Square Medical Center, offering urgent care, lab and medical imaging services.
Just as it has for its first 130 years, the health system will continue to develop innovative and high-quality programs that improve the health of area residents. We hope that if you or a family member needs medical care, you will utilize one of Oswego Health's many exceptional programs or services.