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Oswego Health continues to pave way for increased access to quality care By Lou Sorendo Oswego Health, a key economic driver in the region, is continually seeking ways in which to sustain its role as the region’s first choice for quality care through service, collaboration and clinical excellence. “Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible and high-quality health care,” said Michael Harlovic, president and CEO of Oswego Health. He noted there are several basic components to what that mission entails. “We want to make sure we have a highly qualified medical staff that is able to provide service for all levels of care that we can here with the best doctors,” he said. In addition, mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants will provide sufficient support for those doctors, he added. Another key factor is to ensure Oswego Health has a highly trained and stable nursing staff, Harlovic said. Oswego Health has reorganized its nursing department, and now features a director of nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing. “We are focusing on programs to recruit and retain nurses and give them the best set of clinical skills we possibly can through in-house training,” he said. Another