News Archives of December 2004

December 30, 2004
University Hospital receives state grant to develop enhanced social work services for cancer patients and families
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital has received a $59,600 state grant to develop an enhanced social work program to help patients and families-already faced with an array of social and legal issues-cope with a cancer diagnosis or treatment. University Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City are the only hospitals to [...]

December 29, 2004
Verizon contributes $50,000 to literacy program at University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- University Hospital’s Reach Out and Read program has received a $50,000 grant from the communications company Verizon. The Verizon grant is part of the corporation’s commitment to promoting literacy. The corporation’s Verizon Reads program works with local and national literacy organizations across the country to ensure such efforts reach the greatest amount [...]

December 23, 2004
Grethlein, Van Nortwick named to key posts at SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sara Grethlein, M.D., of Manlius and Mary Grace Van Nortwick of Camillus have been named to two key positions in SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine. Grethlein, a member of SUNY Upstate faculty has been named associate dean for graduate medical education in the College of Medicine. She will be [...]

December 23, 2004
Two join physical therapy faculty at SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Gary Brooks, Dr.PH., and Denise Schilling, Ph.D., have been named assistant professors in the College of Health Professions at SUNY Upstate Medical University. A board certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy, Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University and a [...]

December 16, 2004
SUNY Upstate’s College of Nursing earns top accreditation from national panel
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University has been awarded a ten-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). “It is extremely important for nursing programs to be accredited today,” said Elvira Szigeti, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing. “It is an evaluation by your peers. Szigeti [...]

December 13, 2004
St. Sophia’s raises $15,900 for Central New York Children’s Hospital at University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Add St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Syracuse to the list of organizations and institutions supporting the Central New York Children’s Hospital fundraising effort. The parish of 680 members has raised $15,900 for the children’s hospital through a variety of events over the past several months. The Sophian Players, a parish theater [...]

December 8, 2004
Hospitalists join University Hospital medical staff
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital has joined dozens of academic hospitals throughout the country in adding hospital medicine to its delivery of care, using a hospitalist model. Hospitalists are internists or medical subspecialists who work exclusively in the hospital setting. They assume the care of adult general medicine patients who typically are admitted through [...]

December 7, 2004
University Hospital recognizes nursing excellence
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nurses who provide outstanding patient care and other services at University Hospital have been recognized for their excellence. Winners of nursing excellence awards are: • Nancy Shumway, patient service director in the Perioperative Service Line, received the William J. Painter Award for Excellence in Nursing Management. Shumway lives in Lowville • Scott Jessie, patient [...]

December 6, 2004
University Hospital’s pediatric AIDS center receives $1.2 million grant
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Pediatric Designated AIDS Center at University Hospital has received a 5-year, $1.2 million grant to allow the center to expand services and add additional staff to provide care to a greater number of children living with HIV. In addition the AIDS center has been designated a “Center of Excellence [...]

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