staying powerCEO LETTER

We Can Help with Your Commitment

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Staying in shape can be hard and, of course, it doesn’t get any easier with age. To sustain physical fitness for a lifetime, a person has to have knowledge, dedication, self-awareness and even a dose of old-fashioned willpower. As UHS bariatric surgeon Peter Ojo, MD, has put it, “Commitment is everything. You have to be ready for major changes in your lifestyle.”

But the payoff can be worth the effort. By motivating yourself to live a more active life — with a little help from your healthcare provider — you can reap many benefits in superior health and well-being.

And indeed that really is the good news: You don’t have to go it alone. You can rely on your friends at UHS to give you the tools, resources and support you need to begin a healthier lifestyle. Through our UHS Stay Healthy Center at the Oakdale Mall, we offer a wealth of information that can help you start your journey.

If you’re a mall walker, you can stop by UHS Stay Healthy for a free blood pressure reading and a brochure to help you calculate your walked miles. Plus, you can learn more about such community resources as BC Walks, hiking and walking trails in Greater Binghamton, and Delaware County’s “Prescription Trails,” to name just a few. Since walking is one of the best exercises, it’s the perfect way for many people to get into the fitness habit.

At UHS, we also offer many sound medical approaches for people who are overweight or obese. If you’re concerned about your weight and about how to take safe, sensible actions to deal with the issue, our physicians, surgeons, nurses and other providers are here to help. We’re home to the region’s premier Comprehensive Weight Management Program, which offers bariatric surgery and other weight-loss options. We also offer a full range of programs to guide you toward the right choices in diet, exercise, smoking cessation, stress reduction and recommended health screenings.

Your commitment to a healthier lifestyle is one of the most important steps you can take. So get started today and let us know how we can help. One of the most rewarding things we do is helping you to stay healthy.


Matthew J. Salanger
President and CEO of UHS