The Physician Team
Oswego Health recognizes the significance of choosing the right place to continue your career in medicine. Rather than focusing on buzzwords or a sales pitch, the Oswego Health medical staff felt that sharing their reasons for working here would provide the most powerful and personal message about why you mignt choose to join Oswego Health and the Oswego community.
The hospital made a significant investment in a state-of-the-art Fusion ENT [ear, nose throat] Navigation System. This equipment, which operates similar to a GPS device, allows Melanie Pence, DO, and myself to make informed decisions in real time when in the operating room.
Nicholas Groch, DO
- Gastroenterologist - Full Time
- Orthopedic Surgeon – Full Time
- Wound Care Physician - Full Time
- Nurse Practitioner – Adult Psychiatry – Outpatient –FT
- Nurse Practitioner - Bariatrics - Full time
- Nurse Practitioner – Occupational Health – Outpatient- PT/PRN
- Nurse Practitioner - Wound Care - FT
- Physician Assistant - ENT Practice - Full time
Facilities and Staff
Oswego Health understands what is important to current and future medical staff members, and this is why significant investments in facilities and technology—from purchasing a multimillion-dollar computed tomography (CT) scanner to training nursing staff in Lean Six Sigma—have been made. Oswego Health is dedicated to being an industry-leading community hospital in clinical outcomes and operations while being a great place to practice medicine.
Timely Care in the State-of-the-Art Emergency Department
The 18-bed, recently renovated unit is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers. In 2014 the department treated more than 26,000 patients and achieved a door-to-provider time of under 30 minutes.
Consistently operating in Press Ganey's 99th percentile for overall satisfaction, the 8-bed intensive care unit is clinically efficient and outcome-driven. The unit is consistently recognized by staff and families for its clinical performance and skilled staff.
Oswego Health offers the most comprehensive array of imaging technology in the region.
The most modern fixed 1.5 tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner was recently installed at Oswego Hospital. This cutting-edge technology depicts and clarifies diseases of the brain, spine, liver, pancreas, kidney, uterus and other soft-tissue organs. It is also often invaluable for many orthopedic diagnoses such as knee meniscal tear or shoulder rotator cuff injury.
The medical imaging department also offers computed tomography (CT) imaging at several locations, including Oswego Hospital and the Central Square and Fulton Medical Centers.
Other imaging services include general X-rays, interventional radiology nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, vascular ultrasound and echocardiography.
Oswego Health has convenient imaging locations throughout Oswego County, including Oswego, Fulton, Central Square and Pulaski.
All medical imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Clinical Accessibility/Operating Room
In the recently renovated 7-suite surgery center, our 24/7 anesthesia and nursing coverage offers surgeons the ability to operate around the clock performing planned, urgent and emergent cases.
Located on floors 3 and 4 of the hospital, these units provide inpatient and cohorted observation care to admitted patients. A team of dedicated hospitalists focuses on a team-oriented, multidisciplinary approach that ensures optimal care and continuous communication with their medical staff colleagues.
Best Practice Care/Nursing
Highly skilled and dedicated nursing staff deliver care by recognizing the importance of best practice protocol and accountability during care delivery. Acting on this mantra, our nursing staff have trained and engaged in Lean Six Sigma modules to ensure operations and outcomes are the best in practice.
Considered a part of the Central New York region, Oswego is just that—centrally located and greatly accessible. Whether your focus is travel or adventure, Oswego is close to it all and offers a wide range of activities within a short radius. Click on the Oswego map at the right to see travel radii of popular destinations.
Recognized as 1 of the top 200 towns for sportsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine, Oswego is located on Lake Ontario. Several marinas offer easy accessibility to the lake for boating, fishing and sailing. Local hiking, biking, skiing and running trails such as Great Bear in Phoenix allow the outdoor enthusiast a quick adventure, and the Finger Lakes and Adirondacks are only a short drive away.
If your interests include cheering on your NFL team or hitting the links at the A.W. Tillinghast-designed course at the Oswego Country Club, you can do it here. Teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL, Atlantic Coast Conference and SUNYAC Conference give you a chance to check out sports action year-round.
Local wineries, restaurants, theatres and concerts give you the chance to appreciate local entertainment close to home. Enjoy a wine tour with friends and family, or catch a movie or show at one of the many historic theatres. Oswego County has a wide array of cultural events for you to enjoy.
Whether you are looking for a small-town feel with a large wooded lot or perhaps a more lively setting with shopping and dining, Oswego County has it all. Residents enjoy the benefits of affordable real estate in comparison to other similar and major markets, allowing families to attain a high quality of living.
Practice Medicine in
Oswego Health has options allowing physicians to enjoy the benefits of private practice, independent practice or as one of our employees. Oswego Health has numerous affiliated practices throughout Oswego County, as well as employment options allowing physicians their choice, based on practice needs, personal preferences and lifestyle.
If independent practice interests you, we have a number of outstanding private practices throughout the county. Nearly 70 percent of the practices affiliated with Oswego Health are private. Oswego Health supports and collaborates with private practices in numerous ways through providing direct recruitment placement and resources to the practices.
Oswego Health Employment
Oswego Health physicians, who practice through Physician Care, PC or within Oswego Hospital, are provided a comprehensive network of support. Oswego Health offers a stable and rewarding environment, shared call schedules and numerous resources to help you care for your patients, while providing practice management assistance. Oswego Health allows physicians to partner with the hospital and remain autonomous while focusing on patient care. The day-to-day business of operating a practice is managed by Physician Care, PC staff members.
Oswego Health Physician Care, PC includes physicians who are practicing cardiology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery and primary care.
Short- and long-term employment options that offer competitive salaries are available with Oswego Health. We are able to offer salary packages in some specialties that exceed most metro markets.
Our practice opportunities offer a unique opportunity to enhance your career and lifestyle and contribute to your community and our organization.