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Community Memorial Hospital primarily serves a population of 45,000 people in 27 communities throughout Madison County and the eastern sections of Onondaga County, as well as parts of Chenango and Oneida Counties. The hospital and health centers are directed by an 18-member Board of Directors comprised of influential business, education and civic leaders. The medical staff includes highly trained physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from a variety of specialty areas who appreciate the unique nature of rural practices.

Community Memorial Hospital employs nearly 400 people, and is a major economic force in Madison County. As a 25-bed critical-access hospital and a cornerstone of primary and specialty care in the region, Community Memorial Hospital is a safety net for the people of Central New York. Community Memorial Hospital is dedicated to treating all patients regardless of ability to pay.

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Our Incredible Providers

Many skilled and caring physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants practice in the Community Memorial Hospital network. They choose to care for the members of our community because they care about our community.

Our Mission

Community Memorial Hospital is a cornerstone of health and wellness for Madison and surrounding counties. We provide essential preventive, primary, behavioral and acute care services based on quality, compassion and respect for the whole person.

Our Vision

Community Memorial Hospital will be the leading rural health system in New York State, consistently recognized for patient experience, clinical excellence, financial value and operational innovation.

Every Patient

Community Memorial Hospital is a cornerstone of health and wellness for Madison and surrounding counties. We provide essential preventive, primary, behavioral and acute care services based on quality, compassion and respect for the whole person.

Why Choose Community Memorial Hospital?

Community Memorial Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital

By joining our team, you will enjoy working with a group of professionals dedicated to improving the health of our community, as well as the following:

  • All insurance credentialing fees
  • Board fees
  • CME
  • DEA
  • License
  • Occurrence based malpractice
  • No-cost health & dental insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Loan forgiveness or sign-on bonus
  • Relocation
  • Quality based incentive program
  • Healthcare spending account
  • HRA
  • Employee wellness initiatives
  • Dues for professional membership
  • Retirement

Practice Details

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Community Memorial Hospital is a critical access facility that primarily serves a population of 45,000 people in 27 communities throughout Madison County and the eastern sections of Onondaga County, as well as parts of Chenango and Oneida Counties. The hospital has served 93,000 people in the outpatient setting, 10,000 in the Emergency Medicine setting, and typically have about 2,000 people admitted annually. They are known for quality (see below) and are looking to add a General Orthopedic Surgeon to their team.

  • Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award: Joint Replacement Excellence Award 2021
  • 5 Star Awards – 2018-19 & 2020-21: from CMS (Medicare) for Patient Experience (Only 5-Star Hospital in NYS)
  • Healthgrades 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2016
  • Healthgrades 100 Best Hospitals for Overall Orthopedics
  • HCAHPS Best Performer – Discharge Information

Current physicians: Four physicians in the practice – Dr. Michael Zahn, Dr. Raymond Meeks, Dr. Russell LaFrance, Dr. Rudolph Buckley.

Support staff: One or two Physician Assistant’s per doctor with seven total. CMH will hire a PA that will be dedicated to your orthopedic practice.

Need: Looking for one or two Orthopedic Surgeons ASAP due to an immediate gap plus the preparation for a retiring doctor. The incoming physician can be hospital employed or private practice. Total joints trained or general preferred.

Space: Need someone in the hospital (where total joints are done). There is Anesthesia there – CRNAs and MD/DO (hospital hoping to increase this number). They are renovating the Operating Room, which has 4 rooms. In addition to the hospital, there are four surgery rooms at Apex Surgical Center. There is a new Medical/Surgery building that opened January 11, 2021; will continue to develop practices with MRI, CT, etc in the next 12 months.

Schedule: Physicians work 4.5 days per week. 7:30am – 3:30pm clinic (occasionally work later to 5 depending on the load that week) with 2.5 days on average in the clinic and 2 dedicated surgery days in the OR. The group coordinates with the hospital to block time out in advance.

Call schedule: 1:4 (spine surgeon covers his own practice).

  • Physicians can take calls by phone
  • Admitted by hospitalist service
  • No late-night calls
  • If the incoming physician would like to take call, it would be daytime only, not night time call in the hospital
  • ER call: PAs are first call; then doctor – two doctors participate in this. Rare that he comes into the ER for clal (3-4 times per year). May hire a PA to add to his call schedule.
  • While the group does have anesthesia here, there is no anesthetist on call.

Volume: 40-50 people per day in clinic; 14-15 cases (with two days of surgery) – break down of inpatient cases: Monday 5-6; Thursday 4; Surgery Center 5-9 (smaller cases). If there is more anesthesia help, then we can see more patients at the clinic, generate more volume; take care of more in the OR. Wait time: 2-4 weeks depending on the physician

ER visits annually: 10,000

Procedures: Group sees a lot of fractures of the joints (total hips, knees, shoulders with some basic trauma). If the incoming physician has a trauma fellowship, then they could utilize it to a certain extent but that would not be the focus since this is a level III facility. All complex fractures involving vascular are typically shipped to Syracuse or Utica (45min-1 hr). This group does draw from a large service area though and has plenty of business for all joint-related care.

Service area: 45,000 (but their reach is 90,000)

Competition: No competition in the area. This group has a very good reputation in upstate New York.

  • Starting at $600,000 first year, depending on experience level
  • If the physician is productive, and willing to have more than one office location, they will have the potential to earn quite a bit in production incentives
  • Earning potential: Anywhere from $700,000 – $1,000,000 depending on work ethic
  • If the physician would like to participate in a buy-in after a couple of years, they would have the option to do so. Four physicians take part in this and own the ASC along with another group. The buy-in would be at market value and be an option after having worked two years for the group. Physicians all have equal share.
  • Full health benefits provided
  • Relocation assistance provided

About Hamilton, NY

Broad Street - Hamilton, NY
Broad Street - Hamilton, NY

A Little About Hamilton, NY

  • Named “One of America’s Friendliest Towns” by Forbes magazine, Hamilton is perhaps best known as the location of prestigious Colgate University.
  • Madison County is also home to Morrisville State College and Cazenovia College.
  • Hamilton boasts crime rates markedly lower than the national average and, despite being a college town, the rate of home ownership is more than 60%.
  • The historic Hamilton Village Green is full of local eateries, craft breweries and merchants, as well as festivals and celebrations.
  • Hamilton public schools were named among the top 100 best in New York State in 2016.
  • Hancock International Airport in Syracuse is just an hour away, along with Amtrack stations in Syracuse and nearby Utica.

Recently named one of the friendliest towns in America by Forbes magazine, located in the very heart of Central New York in the historic Chenango Valley, Hamilton has been a home for many since the mid-1700s; offering a picturesque setting and an abundance of local charm.

The Town of Hamilton is located on the southern border of Madison County with Chenango County to the south, near the geographic center of New York State. The Town covers 41 square miles and is home to 6,690 residents. Two villages, the Village of Hamilton and the Village of Earlville as well as the hamlets of Poolville, Hubbardsville and East Hamilton are within the town of Hamilton border.

A vibrant and quaint downtown area surrounds the Village Green with casual dining restaurants, cafes, specialty shops, movie theater, performing arts center, a natural health food store, Madison County’s first micro-brewery, a yoga/pilates studio, the historic Colgate Inn and the Colgate University Bookstore. Recreation abounds in the area including approximately nine miles of Village-maintained trails along the former Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way and the original Chenango Canal towpath. The Village also supports Seven Oaks Golf Course, an award-winning Robert Trent Jones course, hiking trails, waterways and breathtaking cycling and running routes.

Hamilton radiates a vibrancy that represents our local sense of pride and place, and we extend a warm welcome to all our visitors, residents and neighbors.

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Village of Hamilton, NY

About Madison County

Imagine a place of lasting beauty carved by time and tradition. A place where you can enjoy hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Where you can kayak pristine lakes and ponds or marvel at a 12,000-year-old waterfall. That place is Madison County.

Outdoors adventure. It’s In Our Nature.

Chittenango Falls

Real Estate

Could Hamilton, NY be the location of your next home? We’ve linked valuable real estate information and images of typical homes in the area. This provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about the area.

Every neighborhood in Madison County has its own unique personality! Use the “View Listings” button to search homes in the area.

$315,000

AVERAGE LISTING PRICE

$310

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT

6,539
POPULATION

22
MEDIAN AGE

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Education Overview

There are ten school districts in Madison County. Hamilton Central School District, Cazenovia Central School District, and Chittenango School District rank top in the county according to Niche.

Higher Education

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Colgate’s mission is to provide a demanding, expansive, educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning.

The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by challenging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding.

Colgate University is a small highly selective residential liberal arts college for men and women of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. The Colgate faculty is a community of scholars committed to teaching in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, and the library. Teaching is Colgate’s first responsibility, serving not only to transmit knowledge but also to transform and extend it through a demanding, imaginative curriculum.

Faculty scholarship complements teaching as it advances knowledge. Colgate maintains that ideal size that allows students to work closely with the faculty; it is neither a giant research university nor a tiny liberal arts college. The dialogue between faculty and students provides exciting opportunities for independent work.

Hamilton College Overhead
Hamilton College

Founded more than 200 years ago, Hamilton is both traditional and progressive, having supplemented its focus on teaching students to think independently and communicate clearly with a co­curricular program that provides internships and other experiential learning and leadership opportunities.

Hamilton’s open curriculum gives you the freedom to choose courses that reflect your interests, while still fulfilling the faculty’s expectation that you study broadly across the liberal arts.

Hamilton is like a small city. We have our own government, newspaper, radio station, health center, bookstore, orchestra, art museum, theatre, chapel, sports teams and fitness center. And if you can’t find what you want on campus, we run a jitney to area attractions that offer a diverse array of dining, shopping and cultural options.

LOCAL LIFESTYLE

Whether you want to bicycle the open spaces and unique places around the Old Erie Canalway Trail, are looking for some family fun, a snapshot of the past at a museum or shopping at unique boutiques, in Central New York’s Madison County you’ll find plenty to explore!

Madison County is a beautiful and diverse community, offering a wide variety of farm-to-table restaurants, craft beverages, charming shops, one-of-a-kind events, attractions, and unique hotels and B&Bs. Celebrate all things “Oz” during the annual Oz-Stravaganza festival in Chittenango, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. And if you’re ready to rumble, head to Canastota for Induction Weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Or visit Hop Fest in Oneida to celebrate Madison County’s strong heritage of growing this beer-producing crop. If you’re looking to stretch your legs and take in some fresh air, head to DeRuyter and Georgetown. That’s where you’ll find plenty of opportunities to mountain bike, hike, camp, hunt, fish and more.

OUTDOORS

Your next great Outdoors Adventure awaits in Madison County! Enjoy hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding – and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Or take your boat or kayak out on one of our many lakes and ponds. Along the way, stop for wildlife viewing or visit spectacular waterfalls.

Drop a line in one of our great fishing lakes or streams and for hunting and trapping, explore thousands of acres at our state forests.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

From live blacksmithing demonstrations to an Egyptian mummy, guided tours to musical performances, the arts and culture organizations of Madison County are providing authentic experiences shaped by the people and places that made, and continue to make, this region so unique.

FOOD & DRINKS

Who’s hungry?! The Tavern at the Colgate Inn is the ideal spot to grab a drink at the bar, enjoy farm to table cuisine in front of the fireplace or relax on the patio for happy hour. Everything on the menu at Ray Brothers BBQ is smoked over local woods for five to 14 hours plus all of their sauces and sides are prepared daily from the freshest local ingredients when seasonally available. No matter what tastes you crave, you’ll find it here among the Craft Beverage Producers and Restaurants in Madison County.

Seven Oaks, Hamilton, NY

Ready to work on your game or just enjoy the great outdoors with your golf friends? Choose one of Madison County’s five beautiful courses, including the Robert Trent Jones-designed Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton.

Colgate Raiders Quarterback

Three competitive college athletic programs, Colgate University, SUNY Morrisville State College and Cazenovia College call Madison County home. All three programs offer the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a game. Cheer on your favorite team on the field, on the court, or on the ice, the action starts here!

Pumpkin Farm

Discover the breathtaking colors of fall foliage in Madison County as summer fades and fall bursts forth! Gaze upon a sea of red and orange from atop a hill at the FREE Center in Fenner. Or hike the gorge trail at Chittenango Falls State Park before picnicking under a still-shady tree.

NEARBY AREAS

These cities offer their own unique food, drink, culture and communities and are wonderful road trip destinations!

ONEIDA, NY

The City of Oneida, NY, is located in Madison County, halfway between Syracuse to its west and Utica to its east, with beautiful Oneida Lake just 5 miles north. Oneida is a unique community with tree lined streets, sprawling parks and playgrounds, and convenient shopping. Available housing includes everything from wonderful old 19th century Victorians, to condominiums, to the house of your choice in a variety of new developments.

Oneida offers an excellent School System as shown through our consistently high rate of graduating students. This comes about through our highly trained educational staff and a host of dedicated parents and volunteers who together strive for academic excellence and future success. The City also boasts a fine Library, and many other services.

What makes Oneida most unique is its people. Their energy and sense of community have sparked a blossoming arts program, annual Block Party, Memorial Day Parade, Hops Festival, Historical Craft Days, Farmers’ Market and a first-rate summer Music in the Park series for year-round entertainment.

Oneida is made up of an inside district that encompasses the more urban settings typical of a small city, with a compact downtown, a variety of residential neighborhoods, and a beautiful National Register Historic District. This is surrounded by a more rural outside district which includes farmland and rolling hills that command a spectacular view of Oneida Lake and the Mohawk Valley.

From our stately Victorians to our state-of-the-art medical facilities, which include a Hospital, and numerous healthcare and dental providers located throughout the City, Oneida is ready to cover YOUR needs in the 21st century and beyond!

Oneida Mansion
Oneida Lake

ROME, NY

Rome Marina

Rome gained its reputation as the Copper City during the Industrial Revolution when the city produced an estimated 10 percent of all copper in the United States. Once a thriving industrial city, Rome has transformed itself to a City charging toward the 21st century. The City offers a rich quality of life with employment opportunities, an education system that prepares students for college, and a hospital that offers state of the art care, all with convenient accessibility to the region’s offerings. Nestled in the middle of New York State, Rome is only a short distance from the high peaks of the Adirondacks, New York City and Boston, and the world famous Niagara Falls.

Within our city’s boundaries you can find history, art, culture, and nature. Recreation opportunities are plentiful with the Mohawk River Trail connecting Rome’s waterfront, historical sites, commercial districts, local schools, parks, the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, and residential neighborhoods, all while offering a unique multi-use trail recreational experience. Delta Lake State Park is located just north of the city offering endless activities in all four seasons with a boat launch, beach, campground, and all season fishing.The City of Rome is the place where families raise generations to live, work, and call home.

SYRACUSE, NY

Syracuse is your spot for four-season fun. The gateway to the Finger Lakes region and centrally located in the heart of New York State, you’ll enjoy exploring our scenic outdoor parks, fantastic food scene and our year-round festivals. Let us guide you on all the things to do, events, places to stay, food and drink options, music, history and art – everything we love about the Syracuse, NY region!

Pursue your passions while creating new experiences! In Syracuse, it’s called Do Your Thing! Whether it’s being stopped at the country’s only upside down stoplight (thanks to the Irish); climbing the world’s largest indoor suspended ropes course (inside of Destiny USA, New York’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment center); getting down to a live band and finger-licking good BBQ (at the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que); walking in the footsteps of the brave citizens that helped slaves escape to freedom – while fighting for women’s rights; learning how the Haudenosaunee people contributed to modern U.S. life; scouting for Bald Eagles at Onondaga Lake Park or Peregrine Falcons downtown; experiencing the downtown urban renaissance or even uncovering the many Syracuse inventions that helped to shape America, Syracuse provides the platform for a refreshing and inviting adventure. So do what makes you happy. Syracuse. DO YOUR THING.

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