News Archives of June 2015

June 23, 2015
Upstate names chief quality officer and chief experience officer
Hans Cassagnol, MD, MMM, FACOG, was named chief quality officer and Amy Marie Gressler Szczesniak was named chief experience officer at Upstate University Hospital.

June 22, 2015
New prostate surgery option now available at the Community Campus
The procedure, called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), uses a high-power laser to remove the obstructive portion of an enlarged prostate in its entirety.

June 22, 2015
Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center receives top honors from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The Honor Roll Elite award recognizes Upstate's commitment to providing stroke patients the highest level of care.

June 18, 2015
Upstate sponsors LEON Festival June 25
National singing sensation Kidz Bop will headline the second annual LEON Festival, NOEL spelled backwards, presented by Upstate Medical University June 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park.

June 18, 2015
Upstate earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation
Upstate has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees.

June 18, 2015
Komen grant to expand Upstate Cancer Center’s breast cancer screening program
In addition to extending this program to other Syracuse Housing Authority properties, the Komen grant continues the program at Pioneer Homes, which began last year, also funded by Komen.

June 17, 2015
Advocates for Upstate Medical University awards $120,000 to support Upstate’s mission
The funding supports programs that enhance patient care and advocate for the health and wellness of the Central New York community. Since 2000, the Advocates have provided Upstate with 662 grants, totaling $1,216,000.

June 12, 2015
CEOs gather
All five former Upstate University Hospital chief executive officers, whose tenure of leadership date back to the opening of the hospital, joined current CEO John McCabe, MD, June 10 for a celebration and the naming of the hospital’s main lobby the James H. Abbott Lobby, in recognition of the hospital’s first leader.  Attending this historic [...]

June 12, 2015
Upstate Medical University alumnus is new president-elect of American Medical Association
Andrew Gurman, MD, who graduated from Upstate in 1980, is set to head one of the nation's largest physician organizations.

June 12, 2015
Chairs of Neurology and Anesthesiology named
Luis Mejico, MD, professor of neurology and ophthalmology, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology, and Sebastian Thomas, MD, professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.

News Archives of May 2015

May 28, 2015
Mako- students
Students from Manlius Pebble Hill School stopped by Upstate's Community Campus recently to see firsthand how the Mako surgical robotic tool works, especially how it helps doctors replace hips and knees. Students heard a brief presentation from orthopedic surgeon Emil Azer and then took controls into their owns hands for a surgical simulation. The Mako provides doctors with greater accuracy when implanting hips and replacing knees. Upstate is the only hospital in Syracuse with the Mako technology.

May 26, 2015
SUNY honors Sharon Brangman, M.D., as Distinguished Service Professor
Brangman, one the nation's leading geriatricians, is tapped for the state university's highest academic rank.

May 26, 2015
Stroke outreach happens in the field and at home for Upstate nurse
Critical care nurse Jennifer Curry carries a stroke awareness message to the public and outlying hospitals in her outreach efforts aimed at educating the community about stroke.

May 21, 2015
Bike Helmet outreach
Upstate Medical University Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, (with bike helmet) leaves podium after opening Upstate’s press conference on bike helmet safety. New York Assemblymen Al Stirpe, left, and William Magnarelli spoke about the need for better legislation on bike helmet usage.  Upstate physicians said 20 percent of children seen in Upstate’s Emergency Department [...]

May 20, 2015
Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, with Upstate’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, appears on NewsChannel 9′s Bridge Street
Neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, with Upstate's Comprehensive Stroke Center, appears on NewsChannel 9's Bridge Street with hosts Jim Teske and Sistina Giordano to discuss stroke treatments and stroke warning signs as May is Stroke Awareness Month. Upstate is the only hospital in Central New York to be designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by a national healthcare accrediting organization.

May 19, 2015
NIH awards $2.2 million grant to William J. Brunken, PhD, for vision research
Brunken said findings from the study will advance the understanding of retinal development and could lead to new diagnostics and therapies for ocular diseases.

May 18, 2015
Upstate’s EMS week conference is May 18
Talks on life-saving techniques and dangerous substances, including powdered caffeine and liquid nicotine, highlight at Upstate’s EMS week conference May 18.

May 15, 2015
Seeing Double at Upstate Medical University
Identical twins with a lot more than looks in common to earn their medical degrees at Upstate's Commencement Sunday.

May 13, 2015
Upstate Medical University to award 506 degrees at Commencement May 17
Dr. Eastwood will present degrees and certificates to Upstate graduates Sunday, May 17 at the Civic Center in Syracuse.

May 12, 2015
Dr. Brangman gets PCORI grant; Katko supports
U.S. Rep. John Katko speaks at a press conference at Upstate Medical University announcing a communitywide research project on frailty that will be championed by F.O.C.U.S Greater Syracuse, Southwest Community Center, Healthe Connections and Upstate.

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