Non-Discrimination Policy

Upstate University Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, please contact the Section 504 Coordinator at 315 464-5597.

Meet Your Health Care Team

Medical and Surgical Staff

Attending Physician – the physician in charge of and responsible for your care.

Resident Physician – physician with advanced training in the care of hospital patients.  The resident reports to the attending physician on your progress every day.

Fellow – physician who has completed residency training and is undertaking additional training in a particular specialty such as orthopedics or urology.

Consulting physician – physician with expertise in a particular area, this physician may be called upon by the attending to help diagnose and treat you.

Medical Students – as a teaching hospital, students participate as part of the medical team.

Nursing Staff

Patient Service Manager – this is a nurse manager who is responsible for the supervision of the entire Unit.  All members of the nursing staff on the Unit report to the Patient Service Manager. 

Patient Service Leader – this is a nursing supervisor and each shift during the day and night has a Patient Service Leader. 

Primary Nurse – this nurse is responsible for to care for you directly, a primary nurse will be assigned to you for each shift during the day and night.

Other Professional Staff

Case Manager – each patient is assigned a case manager who will work with you while you are in the hospital and will arrange any services or follow up visits you may need after discharge from the hospital. 

Social Worker – works with patients and families to provide social services.

Spiritual Care – hospital chaplains and spiritual care volunteers who offer spiritual care services to patients of all faiths

Registered Dietitians – are nutrition experts who modify diets to meet a patient’s eating patterns and medical needs.  They work with the patient, family and medical staff to recommend dietary changes that will promote recovery and prevent complications.

Physical therapists – help patients move independently by building strength and restoring function to the greatest extent possible.

Occupational therapists – build on skills learned in physical therapy.  Patients apply these skills to accomplish tasks such as dressing and bathing.

Respiratory care practitioners – evaluate and treat patients with breathing problems.

Speech therapists – evaluate and treat patients with speech and/or hearing problems as well as those with swallowing disorders.