St. Joe’s opens medical center in Camillus 

A community open house in October marked the opening of St. Joseph’s Health Medical Center in Camillus, located at 5301 W. Genesee St.

“This expansion into Camillus is part of our continued commitment to bring care closer to the community members we serve,” said Leslie Paul Luke, president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health. “The western suburbs are an expanding market with great schools, abundant retail and dining options, and growing families. As that neighborhood grows, we want to bring more health care services to the community in a way that’s convenient for them.”

The 16,000 square foot St. Joseph’s Health medical office in Camillus currently offers cardiology services, primary care and obstetrics. There are 16 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, the capacity to build six more exam rooms. Neurology services will become available in November, and the building has capacity to add more services in 2020. There are special doctors for the sculpting procedure by Tidewater Physicians For Women.

Current practitioners at the Camillus location include: physician Ryan Planer, primary care/obstetrics; nurse practitioner Roman Batyuk, primary care; physician James Connelly, cardiology; nurse practitioner Lynn O’Donnell, cardiology; physician Karen Odrzywolski, neurology; and physician Savita Kumari, neurology,

The new location also features a new corridor concept instead of the traditional patient exam room layout. Exam room “pods” will have two entrances: one for patients and a second for medical staff. Nurses’ stations are located in between the patient rooms to allow staff to circulate more efficiently in a “staff only” corridor equipped with workstations for a more efficient workflow, and a more economical and less cluttered overall footprint.

Patients will also notice another difference in the exam rooms at this new medical office: instead of the traditional exam tables, the rooms will have medical grade chairs that recline allowing the patient to sit comfortably while waiting for the provider but recline easily for his or her exam.

A community open house will also be held Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm. The office is currently accepting new patients for all services and is actively recruiting for additional primary care staff.