Hartwick College will welcome 13 full-time faculty members to term or tenure track appointments for the 2019-20 academic year. They are Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing Kathleen Ash of Duanesburg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Matthew Chick of Potsdam, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Collins of Rochester, Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Melissa Davis of Ballston Spa, Assistant Professor of Nursing Pamela Hunt of Schenectady, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Amber Kerwin of Hamden,Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Laura Landertinger of Canada, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Patricia Manocchi of Scotia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Aaron Stephens of South Korea, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems Weian Wang of Greensboro, South Carolina, Assistant Professor of Public Health Melonie Walcott of Albany and Assistant Professor of English, Tessa Yang of Indiana.

Pathfinder Village in Edmeston recently recognized the achievements and dedication of its employees celebrating milestone service anniversaries during a recent luncheon at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown.

Honorees included Art Specialist Diane McNeil of the Enrichment Department, celebrating her 30th year of service and Chief Financial Officer Caprice Eckert, who celebrated her 25th work anniversary. Saranac House Manager Tara Huwa of the Village’s Residential Program was honored for completing 15 years of service.

Those achieving 10 years of service included Finance Assistant Tracy Aylesworth, Seneca House Manager Peter Iorio, Residential Team Leader Nancy Olsen and Direct Support Professional Kelly Tripple.

Five-year honorees included Gary Gelatt, Grant Stubbs, Brittany Goodrich, Tina Heyduk, Richard Lewis, Brittany Bond, Diana Cadwell, Monica Clark, Nicole Mumbulo, Lisa Roper, Megan Stephens, Tyler Wranovics, Megan Jenison, Christopher Jones, Kathryn Sellars and Sherri Palmer.

The cardiovascular rehabilitation program at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton has been re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, according to a media release issued by DVH. The certification is valid for three years.

Earlier this year, cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation nursing lead Susan Malia was presented with the United Health Service system’s “Loved and Legendary” Award for exemplifying a staff member who lives its values in their everyday interactions with patients, colleagues and visitors. She was nominated for the award based on the care she gives her patients.

Winners of the July 20 Richfield Springs Community Center Bass Tournament were announced recently. Stan Rozyla won first place; Richard Threser and Emory Thompson took second and Matt and Kayla Ford won third. Norm Wiggins took the prize for the heaviest lunker. A special consolation prize went to fourth place finishers Scott and Tom Brownrigg and Shawn Brewer.

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, based in Norwich, was recently awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, described as the nation’s original, independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

According to a media release, accreditation confirms that UHS Chenango Memorial is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.