News Archives of October 2009

October 30, 2009
Patients at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital spent the morning going trick or treating, filling goody bags with fare provided by hospital staff who were stationed all throughout the children's hospital. Various assorted princesses, Spiderman, and cowboys joined with other creatures to bring Halloween to the hospital.

October 28, 2009
Upstate named to research network to create database on healthcare reimbursement
Upstate, SUNY Buffalo, Cornell University and the University of Rochester join Syracuse University in the development of a new healthcare database for consumer reimbursement aimed at bringing "transparency, accountability and fairness to the reimbursement system.

October 23, 2009
Governor names Fayetteville resident to Upstate Medical University Council
Gwyn Mannion, a quality engineer with SRCTec and an oft-honored community volunteer, will be part of president's advisory panel at Upstate Medical University.

October 21, 2009
Upstateā€™s Bariatric Surgery Center earns top accreditation for quality of care
American College of Surgeons gives high marks to center after after rigorous review. Center performs laparoscopic adjustable gastric -banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

October 20, 2009
Upstate shines spotlight on spiritual care mission for Pastoral Care Week
Upstate's Center for Spiritual Care, opened in 2004, has expanded to meet the needs of patients, but also academic medicine, by holding Spiritual Care Grand Rounds and supporting a training program for pediatric chaplains.

October 19, 2009
Upstate taps bariatric, trauma surgeon with research expertise as surgery chief
Robert Conney, M.D., comes from Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he led patient safety initiatives. His extensive research provides insight into how bariatric surgery can resolve type 2 diabetes.

October 16, 2009
Upstate study to test new device to treat moderate lumbar spinal stenosis
Patients are sought for study that will investigate whether Superion ISS device is a suitable minimally invasive alternative to spinal decompression surgery. Study volunteers will be followed for two years after treatment to measure effectiveness.

October 13, 2009
University Gastroenterology receives three-year accreditation from key panel
University Gastroenterology at the Philip G. Holtzapple Endoscopy Center at University Hospital earns the highest level of accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

October 8, 2009
Twenty-six named as Student Ambassadors
Twenty-six students have been selected as Upstate Medical University's newest student ambassadors. As ambassadors, students will represent the university at various community events to help broaden the understanding of Upstate's mission.

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