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Michael Spicer: President & CEO of St Joseph Hospital speaks w/Yonkers Voice

IT’S NOT LOCAL UNLESS IT’S YONKERS VOICE

Ref: St Joseph’s Medical Hospital & the Community

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: Saint Joseph’s is a not-for-profit health care facility governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees made up of business, civic and religious leaders of the community. The day to day operations of the medical center are handled by President and CEO Michael Spicer

LONG TIME LEADER: President and CEO Michael Spicer is an accomplished healthcare executive and leader with more than 20 years of hospital and long term care experience. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2000, Mr. Spicer served St. Joseph’s as executive vice president and chief operating officer and then as its president.

PROUD HISTORY: Saint Joseph’s, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, is a not-for-profit healthcare facility that has been serving the community at the same location South Broadway and Vark Street since 1888.

YONKERS BEST: Saint Joseph’s provides a vast array of services for all ages, ranging from a children’s dental clinic, a Family Health Center to a state-of-the-art Emergency Room and Ambulatory Surgery Center, according to Hospital CEO Michael Spicer

INNOVATION AND RENOVATION: An upcoming project is a complete makeover of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center’s Emergency Department. The department will include an advanced triage area, psychiatric care area, acute care ER, psychiatric ER and extended primary care center. Building the extended primary care center adjacent to the ER will allow Saint Joseph’s Medical Center to easily redirect patients who may not require emergency services.

OUT PATIENT CLINIC EXPANSION: Micheal Spicer also says further renovation projects include adding 2,000 square feet to the Saint Joseph’s Family Health Center for new waiting rooms, exam rooms and a reception area

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: On School Street In Yonkers St Joseph’s will begin construction on an 80-apartment complex with behavioral health-supportive and affordable housing,” Michael Spicer says. “We’re also working on a building with 65 units of supportive primary care and affordable housing for the frail and elderly

SPECIALIZED CARE: Saint Joseph’s offers special expertise in geriatrics, primary care, renal dialysis and mental health.

TEACHING HOSPITAL: Under Michael Spicer’s leadership, St. Joseph’s has greatly expanded its clinical programs – both inpatient and outpatient. The medical center was the first in Westchester County to have a Family Residency Program, and it also now sponsors residencies in pediatric medicine and surgery.

COMMUNITY MINDED: As Saint Joseph’s Medical Center grows, so does its ability to offer new programs to the community. In addition to renovating and expanding existing care centers, the system has finished construction on a wound care center for patients with non-healing and persistent wounds

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP:: Michael Spicer adds that Montefiore Health System and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center have a clinical affiliation agreement designed to provide patients with seamless access to advanced care if needed.

Saint Joseph’s healthcare system also also includes their St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Division, one of the most highly-regarded inpatient and ambulatory behavioral health providers in New York State.

Beyond the services offered at St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center also has multiple psychiatric inpatient programs, 43 psychiatric beds, a mental health clinic, psychiatric emergency services, and a crisis prevention and response team at its Yonkers campus

“Saint Joseph’s Medical Center believes that health care is local. We have a relationship with the community that allows us to keep a finger on the public’s pulse, CEO Michael Spicer emphasizes. “We can quickly determine what the community’s needs are and respond nimbly to better serve our local patients

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