Upstate Alerts

new! June 19, 2017 - Severe Weather Today PDF Icon

May 1, 2017 - Update to Severe Thunderstorms This Afternoon/Evening PDF Icon

May 1, 2017 - Severe Thunderstorms This Afternoon/Evening PDF Icon

How Upstate University Hospital runs during a storm. External Icon

March 31, 2017 - Wintry Mix and Flood Potential PDF Icon

March 15, 2017 - Lingering Impacts from Departing Winter Storm PDF Icon

March 15, 2017 - Continuing Major Winter Storm Today PDF Icon

March 14, 2017 - Continuing Major Winter Storm PDF Icon

March 13, 2017 - Major Winter Storm/Nor'easter PDF Icon

March 12, 2017 - Major Winter Storm Monday Night Into Tuesday PDF Icon

March 11, 2017 - Severe Cold and Potential Winter Storm PDF Icon

March 1, 2017 - NOAA/NWS Severe Weather and Flooding Starting Today PDF Icon

February 15, 2017 - NWS Lake Effect Storm Wednesday PM Through Thursday PM PDF Icon

February 9, 2017 - NWS Lake Effect Storm Thursday Through Friday PDF Icon

February 8, 2017 - NWS Winter Storm and Lake Effect Storm Today Through Saturday PDF Icon

February 2, 2017 - NWS Lake Effect Snow This Afternoon Through Saturday PDF Icon

January 26, 2017 - NWS Lake Effect Snow Friday-Sunday PDF Icon

January 23, 2017 - NYSDOH Issues Provider Guidance in Preparation for the Winter Storm PDF Icon

January 23, 2017 - NWS Winter Storm (Binghamton Forecast Area) PDF Icon and NWS Winter Storm (Buffalo Forecast Area) PDF Icon

January 10, 2017 - NWS Light Snow Today to Wintry Mix Late This Afternoon PDF Icon

December 16, 2016 - NWS Snow Tonight Into Tomorrow PDF Icon

December 15, 2016 - NWS Wintry Weather Brief PDF Icon

December 14, 2016 - NYSDOH Severe Cold and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Advisory for Healthcare Providers PDF Icon

December 14, 2016 - NWS Lake Effect and Bitter Cold PDF Icon

November 21, 2016 - NWS Lake Effect Storm Today and Tonight PDF Icon

November 19, 2016 - NWS Lake Effect Storm Sunday-Monday PDF Icon

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University Hospital Emergency Response Codes

Upstate University Hospital utilizes a standard set of Emergency Response Codes for announcing critical events while minimizing the alarm to non-staff present in the hospital. These codes are posted in every department of the hospital and provide staff with information to aid critical response in emergency situations.


Emergency Code
Meaning
Code Red Fire
Code Blue Adult Medical Emergency
Code White Pediatric Medical Emergency
Code Amber Infant/Child Abduction
Code Yellow Explosive Device or Bomb Threat
Code Gray Patient Elopement
Code Silver Person with Weapon; Hostage Situation
Code Orange Hazmat Incident; Decontamination Needed
Code Black Severe Weather Warning
Code Clear Situation has been Resolved

If a situation corresponds to one of the emergency codes, Incident Command directs the appropriate code announcement by an overhead page. An overhead page is also given to signal the end of an emergency event.

Quick Reference Safety Guide

Upstate personnel in all hospital departments also have easy access to a Quick Reference Safety Guide, provided by the hospital's Office of Environmental Health & Safety. This guide details specific responses for staff to emergencies.

NY-Alert Emergency Notification System

NY-Alert is part of New York State's ongoing commitment to provide New Yorkers with information so that they will understand the risks and threats that they may face and know how to respond accordingly.

Upstate Medical University has implemented NY-Alert in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and SUNY System Administration. NY-Alert enables Upstate to send out critical emergency information about this campus concurrently through email, phone and text messaging, including instructions and recommended protective actions developed in real-time by emergency service personnel.

When an alert is issued, a brief description of the incident will be included in the message as well as recommended actions to be taken. Messages will be broadcast as soon as the incident can be confirmed and enough information is gathered to give appropriate directions to the community. Messages can be received via cell phone, pager, blackberry, fax, or computer.