Syracuse hospital finds value investing in neighborhood

Ryan Delaney, WRVO
December 19, 2012

Hospitals are a major economic lifeline for upstate New York. In Syracuse, St. Joseph's Hospital is undergoing a $220 million addition to its campus - and investing in the surrounding neighborhood.

St. Joseph's president Kathy Ruscitto says the hospital's involvement in the community comes in part from her growing up in the area and the tradition of the nuns who started the hospital 140 years ago.

Ruscitto says the hospital works hard to support new - and long standing - local businesses that call the north side home.

"Now we're trying to use that in a little more directed way-  to say that we're not just going to let it happen, we're going to make it happen."

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