News Archives of December 2003

December 22, 2003
SUNY Upstate recognized for fundraising efforts
SUNY Upstate Medical University has been recognized for its fundraising efforts by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the professional organization for advancement professionals in the educational field. SUNY Upstate was one of 40 colleges out of 287 to receive the CASE/Wealth ID Award for Educational Fund Riasing. The award recognizes [...]

December 22, 2003
Gregory Threatte, M.D., named chair of pathology at SUNY Upstate
Gregory A. Threatte, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pathology. Threatte joined SUNY Upstate in 1986 as associate professor and deputy to the president for minority affairs. During his tenure at SUNY Upstate, Threatte has served as director of extralaboratory testing and outreach, director of clinical chemistry, director of core laboratories and [...]

December 18, 2003
Flu prompts University Hospital to limit visitors
Due to widespread flu activity in the Syracuse area, University Hospital is encouraging visitors who are ill to refrain from visiting patients. University Hospital is asking anyone with flu-like symptoms–fever, body aches, stuffy nose or a cold–not to visit patients. “A visitor to the hospital who does not feel well is putting others who are already compromised [...]

December 11, 2003
SUNY Upstate launches fundraising campaign for children’s hospital
SUNY Upstate Medical University officially launched the fundraising campaign for the Central New York Children’s Hospital by announcing that $5.6 million toward the $15 million goal has already been raised. The announcement was made by Mary Ann Shaw, chair of the Central New York Children’s Hospital Campaign Committee, at SUNY Upstate’s black-tie gala Dec. 12 at [...]

December 10, 2003
University Hospital pilots hands-free communications device
University Hospital has begun piloting a new hands-free communications system that will enable doctors, nurses, medical technicians and other hospital staff to communicate with each other from any location in the hospital without leaving the patient’s bedside, using the overhead page system or telephone. The pilot study is testing the Vocera Communications System, which features a [...]

December 9, 2003
State OKs vertical expansion plan for University Hospital
The State Health Department has approved University Hospital’s plan to build a $99 million, six-story addition that will include the Central New York Children’s Hospital. The approval of the Certificate of Need allows University Hospital to sign contracts with architectural firms and begin formal design planning for the project. “The approval by the State Health [...]

December 1, 2003
Joyce Mackessey and Kris Waldron named service line administrators for University Hospital
Joyce Mackessey and Kris Waldron have been named service line administrators at University Hospital. Mackessey was named service line administrator for Ancillary Services, with responsibilities for Laboratory, Radiology, Respiratory, Pharmacy, Nutritional Services and Volunteer Initiatives. Mackessey has served as director of nutritional services at University Hospital since January 1988. Since joining the hospital, she has been [...]

November 30, 2003
Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Upstate launch bachelor’s degree program
Two SUNY colleges have launched a new program to provide part-time, bachelor degree education to respiratory therapists in the Albany region. This distance learning collaboration between SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and Hudson Valley Community College is the only such baccalaureate program in the region. It is offered part-time to allow students to continue [...]

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