History

  • 1957 Central New York Poison Center established as one of the first in the nation

  • 1967 Howard Weinberger, MD is named the Center's first Medical Director

  • 1987 Designated by NYS as one of six Regional Poison Centers

  • 1991 Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP becomes the Center's Medical Director

  • 1992 Reorganized under the Emergency Department of SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • 1996 Nationally accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers
  • 2001 Nationally re-accredited by the American Association of Posion Control Centers
             Expanded service area from 14 to 24 counties with the closing of the Hudson Valley Center

  • 2006 Name changed to the Upstate New York Poison Center to better align with host institution
             and to more closely reflect the newly expanded service area
             Nationally re-accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers
  • 2011 Expanded service area from 34 to 54 counties in NYS with the closing of the Western    
             and Finger Lakes Regional Poison Control Centers
             Nationally re-accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers

  • 2016 Nationally re-accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers

  • 2017 The Upstate New York Poison Center celebrates 60 years of service to the community

  • 2018 Michael Hodgman, MD, FACMT, named Medical Director of the Center
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