Gurinder Kaur, M.D., has been named medical director of the St. Joseph’s Health Hospitalist Program at Rome Memorial Hospital.
The hospitalist team specializes in caring for the complex needs of patients when they are hospitalized. They work collaboratively to coordinate care with each patient’s primary care provider and specialists for continuity of care.
In her role as medical director, Kaur seeks opportunities to optimize the infrastructure of the healthcare system to enable hospitalists, nurses and other clinical professionals to deliver the highest quality of care.
Raised in Central New York, Kaur earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany and a doctor of medicine from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies. She completed her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Health, Syracuse, where she served as chief resident and worked as a hospitalist.
IN OTHER BUSINESS NEWS:
• Sangertown Square has announced the return of the Spirit Halloween store. The nation’s largest specialty Halloween retailer has opened its doors in the JCPenney wing. Spirit Halloween specializes in costumes, décor and accessories for children, teens and adults, as well as providing the greatest selection of exclusive animatronics.
• Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the following virtual events this month. Advanced Facebook and Instagram Marketing Techniques will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 22. Register at http://bit.ly/FacebookInstagramSBDC. This hands-on workshop features interactive examples to demonstrate why Facebook and Instagram are two of the best marketing tools available to your business. Small Business Startup Class will take place via Zoom from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29-30. Register at http://bit.ly/Sept2020SBS. Taught by SBDC business advisors, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of business startup information. Topics include basic startup information, business plan preparation, marketing, funding, and recordkeeping. Includes opportunity for Q&A.
• Herkimer County Community College and its Internet Academy program have been ranked the No. 2 online community college in New York State for 2020. New York is home to 30 community colleges that provide opportunities to earn an online associate degree or certificate. Each college was assessed based on several factors, such as retention rate, graduation rate, percentage of online enrollment, and the number of online associate degrees offered. Herkimer College was deemed the second-best choice, following only behind Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Herkimer College’s Internet Academy has been bringing high-quality online education to students for more than 20 years, currently offering 21 associate degree programs and five certificates that can be completed entirely online from a person’s home. For more information on the Internet Academy, visit Herkimer.edu/ia.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County is offering a six-week class to help you develop a product or service from start to finish. Local CCE Educators Mariane Kiraly, David Cox, Nicole Tommell, Laura Basillio and Jim Barber have partnered to offer “To Market, To Market,” a six-part series to take place virtually and in-person at five regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible. Participants will learn how to develop and screen an idea, analyze current trends, develop a budget, consider cash flow, determine pricing, manage marketing and distribution, access funding, test a prototype, consider legalities, manage risk, navigate regulations, and more. A logical, process-oriented curriculum will lead to business plans that create new economic opportunities in the region. The series will run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Oct. 6-27 and Nov. 3-10. The cost is $25. Pre-registration is required at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=to-market_212, by Thursday, Oct. 1.