Medical Group appoints new Chairman of the Board

NEW HARTFORD – Slocum-Dickson Medical Group announced that Dr. Alexander R. Harris, MD, has been named Chairman of the Board. Harris has been part of the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group since 2018.

Harris completed her residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. He received his medical degree from Commonwealth Medical College of Pennsylvania in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then did post-graduate training at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Harris began his career at Slocum-Dickson working alongside his father, ophthalmologist Dr. Alan D. Harris, who provided eye care to patients at Slocum-Dickson Medical Group for nearly 30 years. Harris grew up in upstate New York and is deeply committed to serving his community, according to the announcement.

Harris offers surgical eye care. The Slocum-Dickson Eye Care Center also offers feye care for all ages, from infants to seniors. The eye care center offers eye exams, brand and designer frames, contact lenses, surgical solutions and other services.

Since 2019, Harris has been a member of the group’s board of directors. In his new role as President, he will be responsible for additional administrative duties. His commitment to community and patients, along with his strong leadership skills and vision for the future, will help guide the group through many exciting changes, the announcement added.

Harris will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization to ensure group quality standards are met and patients have the best possible experience while receiving care.

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group provides primary and specialty care in upstate New York. The Group will open a new location at 117 Business Park Drive, Utica this summer.

The Business Park Drive Campus will include a center for breast care, dermatology, OB/GYN, pediatrics, radiology, MRI and PET CT and other services, according to the announcement.

The new facility will have additional parking and the additional space will allow the group to bring in more specialists and primary care physicians, according to the announcement. “Past President James Cesare, MD did an incredible job with the construction of the Business Park campus,” Harris said. “This facility will allow the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group to grow while providing much needed medical resources to the community in which we live.”

Slocum-Dickson will unveil a new logo at the opening of the Business Park Drive Campus. The Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will have three medical campuses: Burrstone Road Campus, Ilion Campus and Business Park Drive Campus, and the group wanted to unite the three campuses into one logo.

“Slocum-Dickson Medical Group is focused on comprehensive care, with all of our physicians working together for the benefit of our patients,” Harris said. “Our goal was to combine this continuity of care and our long history into a new, modern logo.”

The Slocum-Dickson team will wear a preview of the new Slocum-Dickson logo at the upcoming America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk.

“We’ve been a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association and a sponsor of the Radiothon for years,” Harris says, “this event feels like the perfect time to share our new logo with the public.”

Harris will be walking with his wife and family and is looking forward to competing in the American Heart Association’s Treadmill Challenge on May 7.

“Our team is excited to show off our new colors and logo,” Harris said.

Harris will continue to see patients at the Eye Care Center while expanding his impact on the health care of that community through his new role as president of Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, the announcement added.

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