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Published on May 02, 2014

Commerce Chenango Honors UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital         

At its annual dinner at the Silo Restaurant in Greene on Wednesday, April 30, Commerce Chenango, Chenango County’s Chamber of Commerce, honored UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital as 2014 Distinguished Business of the Year. The plaque presented to Dr. Drake Lamen, UHS Chenango Memorial's president and chief executive officer, on behalf of the hospital stated: “In recognition of your consistent growth, innovation and dedication to excellence and quality.  You continually strive to invest in your people, the communities you serve, and the Chenango County economy.” In introducing the award, Steve Craig, Commerce Chenango’s president and chief executive officer, emphasized the importance of the hospital to the vitality of the local economy.

As he accepted the award, Dr. Lamen acknowledged the value of the hospital’s membership in UHS.  “Chenango Memorial’s membership in UHS has many benefits for the people in our community, including essential upgrades in technology and services.”  Dr. Lamen credited the work of the leadership team and members of the entire hospital staff. He thanked the hospital’s board members, foundation board members, auxiliary, volunteers, and community members whose support is essential to achieve the hospital’s mission.

In addition to the hospital’s award, Commerce Chenango recognized Ann Coe, director of Norwich’s BID (Business Improvement District), for “Commitment to Community” and Elizabeth Monaco, executive director of Chenango United Way, with the “Young Professional” award.  

UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.

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