In this photo, Oswego County Legislator Amy Tressider has been digitally removed.

Oswego Health CEO apologizes for photograph snafu

In this photo, Oswego County Legislator Amy Tressider has been digitally removed.

by Carol Thompson

Oswego Health CEO Ann Gilpin personally apologized to Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder after the legislator was digital edited out of a photograph that appeared in the most recent Inside Oswego Health newsletter.

Tresidder, who is a candidate for the New York State Senate’s 48th District seat, was an invited guest at an April 11 ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce for Oswego Health’s newly remodeled outpatient center at the Fulton Medical Center.

Tresidder was included in a ribbon cutting picture along with other legislators and persons involved with the health center.  The Oswego Health Facebook page shows the picture with Tresidder standing between Sarah Compo of Senator Patty Ritchie’s office and Legislator Dan Farfaglia.

The newsletter photo, however, has Tresidder removed with the exception of her legs. Instead, the space where Tresidder stood is replaced with a brown wall.

Along with the personal telephone call in apology, Gilpin’s secretary said Tresidder will also be receiving a letter of apology.

“By no means was it done with malice,” said Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health’s public relations office. “We didn’t know who she was and her position.”

Ciciarelli said the hospital was unable to identify Tresidder so she was removed from the picture.

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