Patient Care Areas

Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is the only hospital in Central New York to offer comprehensive pediatric services for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders including leukemia, anemia, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and solid tumors. Special inpatient and outpatient care units are dedicated to the care of children and young adults with cancer.

For more information call:
Sharon Bauer (, Nurse Manager
315 464-3666

General Pediatrics

This is a 21-bed pediatric unit specializing in the care of children after surgery as well as being the referral unit for the 17 counties in Central New York. The staff is trained in the management of the acutely ill child with a variety of diagnoses such as diabetes, kidney disease, cardiac defects as well as trauma.

There is a special unit for adolescents that includes an activity room with age appropriate electronic equipment, games and crafts.

For more information call:
Sharle Tassone (,
Nurse Manager
315 464-9070

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Frank Oski, MD Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the only such facility in a 17-county referral area, caring for infants, children, and adolescents requiring intensive care. Children spend time in the PICU for a variety of reasons. Some come through the Emergency Department: some come for monitoring after open heart or other surgery; and some from other hospitals to receive the specialized pediatric care for which Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is recognized.

For more information call:
Diane Kwaczala (,
Patient Service Manager
315 464-9207

Pediatric Surgical Unit

For more information call:
Pam Haines (,
Patient Services Manager
315 464-3899

For a referral to the Center, please speak to your pediatritian.

Pediatric Transport Program

It is sometimes necessary to transport critically ill or injured children from other hospitals to University Hospital to receive advanced medical and nursing care. During the transportation process a life-threatening condition could become more serious if the proper precautions are not taken. The service is staffed and coordinated by pediatric intensivists and nurses who specialize in pediatric intensive care and have additional training in transport medicine.

Diane Kwaczala (,
Patient Service Manager
315 464-9207

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
One Children's Circle
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-KIDS
Toll Free: 866 543-KIDS