The Advocates is a membership organization of volunteers whose mission is to serve Upstate Medical University and its campuses. We do that primarily in two ways:
- Direct service projects to improve and enhance patient care
- Fund raising to provide funds in support of patient care enhancement and education
"This has been an exciting year for all of us at Upstate, including The Advocates for UMU.
With the acquisition of Community General Hospital, Community General Auxiliary members became members of The Advocates. The merger of our two hospital auxiliaries brings together the collective energies of two dynamic organizations that can do even more to support the mission of both campuses of Upstate Medical University.
The Advocates now is comprised of more than 200 members and has a combined legacy of donating more than $200K annually to the hospital, along with thousands of volunteer hours.
On behalf of all staff—and especially patients and their families—thank you for your service to Upstate."
Dr. John McCabe, CEO