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River Hospital Welcomes Urologist, Dr. Joseph Jacob

Joe Jacob photoRiver Hospital will welcome Urologist, Joseph Jacob, MD on September 16, 2019. Dr. Jacob practices fulltime at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Jacob will perform minor outpatient surgeries within River Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit; as well have office hours to see patients in River Family Health Center, on a monthly basis.

Dr. Jacob specializes in bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and penile cancer. Dr. Jacob will also see patients with kidney and bladder issues, bladder tumors, enlarged prostate and prostate tumors, kidney stones and urinary incontinence.

Dr. Jacob earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed a residency at Indiana University Medical Center. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Research and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Jacob is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urologic Oncology.

For more information on urology services offered at River Hospital, call River Family Health Center at 315-482-2094.

River Hospital Announces Appointment of New CEO

Emily Mastaler River Hospital announced today the Board’s selection of Emily Mastaler, MA, MBA, as the next CEO of River Hospital. Mastaler will succeed current CEO, Ben Moore, III who is retiring in the fall after a 13-year tenure at the hospital.

“We are excited to introduce Emily to our community, said Joseph Russell, River Hospital Board of Trustees chairman, “She is a natural fit for this position. Her leadership, vast healthcare experience and commitment to patient care will further advance our mission of providing quality health care to the River Communities.”

Since 2014, Mastaler has served as Chief Operating Officer of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in Springfield, VT. She held previous roles at HCRS as Director of Residential Services from 2012 to 2014, Director of New Perspectives for Care from 2010 to 2012 and Manager of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs from 2007 to 2010.

“I am deeply honored for this incredible opportunity to join the River Hospital team and the 1000 Islands community,” said Emily Mastaler.  “Despite the ever changing healthcare landscape, it is clear that the River community holds a strong and abiding commitment to the delivery of exceptional healthcare, specifically designed to meet the needs of those we serve.  I am truly excited to carry forward this mission in collaboration with our community partners, providers and patients.”

Mastaler earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University, a Master’s in Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Elmira College. She is expected to begin her tenure at River Hospital in early Fall.  

Cosmetic Injections Now Offered at River Family Health Center

Cosmetic injections are now being offered through River Family Health Center. Dr. David Wallace has recently been trained in giving Xeomin injections that will aid in reducing the appearance of crows feet, frown and forehead lines.

Xeomin injection appointments will be offered on Thursday June 20 from 5:00-7:00pm and Saturday July 6 from 9:00-11:00am. The cost per unit of Xeomin is $12. The number of units needed will be determined during the consultation portion of the injection appointment.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call River Family Health Center at 315.482.2094.

Accessible by boat and car, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality inpatient care, emergency services and outpatient services for routine and diagnostic testing. River Family Health Center offers a variety of primary care services, on premise, for the entire family. Our Ambulatory Surgical Unit offers same day surgery on an outpatient basis for a number of specialties. River Hospital Convenient Care offers same day non-emergency appointments

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