The Pediatric Department training program is centered at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, the University Health Care Center (UHCC)—our outpatient facility, and the Neonatology Unit at Crouse Hospital—a private hospital affiliated with the College of Medicine. The facilities are located at the periphery of downtown Syracuse, a few blocks from the large campus of Syracuse University, which sits on a hill overlooking the downtown. The Department of Pediatrics at Upstate serves a population of almost 2 million people in Central New York and we provide the only pediatric subspecialty services to children from the Canadian border to Pennsylvania.
The two hospitals provide a total of 75 inpatient pediatric beds on six units. The new Golisano Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility that will treat more than 50,000 children annually.
The ambulatory program is based at our University Health Care Center, home of the University Pediatric and Adolescent Center. It is a spacious, modern, well-equipped facility located 2 blocks from University Hospital. Here, patients are treated by the residents under the supervision of the faculty. Most of the pediatric faculty see their private patients in offices in the clinic area. There are more than 25,000 outpatients visit per year to the Pediatric and Adolescent Center, including the residents' Continuity Program which allows residents to follow their own patients for three years. An additional 14,000 patients per year are seen in the 20 subspecialty clinics where pediatric patients with a broad range of problems are evaluated and treated.
In addition to the full-time pediatric faculty, there are many affiliated faculty in areas including pediatric surgery, surgical subspecialties, radiology, and psychiatry. Community pediatricians also participate in the ambulatory teaching program.