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Healthcare Recognition Luncheon held at Hart's Hill Inn

By ALLISON NORLIAN

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday at Hart's Hill Inn to celebrate many local healthcare providers.

The Genesis Group and the Oneida County Medical Society presented the Eighth Annual Regional Health Care Recognition.

The day was celebrated with colleagues, family and friends as ten professionals from various healthcare fields in the region were called up one by one and were honored for all that they do.

Sandra Fentiman of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and a member of The Genesis Group said the day was important to recognize those hardworking people within the community.

"It's important so people in the area know the big impact healthcare has and all the wonderful healthcare workers," Fentiman said. "Healthcare is one of the major industries in the region as well as major employers."

The full list of honorees can be found below:

Outstanding Physician - George K. Tomy, MD

Outstanding Allied Healthcare Professional - James Walczak

Outstanding Direct Care Professional - Lisa Everson

Outstanding Healthcare Leadership - Lisa M. Betrus

Outstanding Nurse - Aurora Wallen

Outstanding Volunteer - Sherry DePerno

Outstanding Dentist - Stephen H. Passalacqua, DDS

Healthcare Hall of Distinction Class of 2013:

Albert D'Accurzio, MD
Richard A. Wilson
Burt J. Danovitz, Ph.D

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