News Archives of July 2015

July 1, 2015
Upstate earns top achievement awards for heart failure care
This is the fourth consecutive year Upstate has received this honor from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the American College of Cardiology

July 1, 2015
Reflections from psychiatric patients contained in new book from Upstate’s Spiritual Care Center
Peace in the Midst of a Storm highlights themes of forgiveness, acceptance and hope, with an underlying message of how one is not alone when struggling to cope

July 1, 2015
Upstate’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program is awarded reaccreditation
Reaccreditation means Upstate has met the most rigorous standards in every aspect of stem cell therapy, from clinical care to donor management, cell collection, processing, storage, transportation, administration, and cell release.

News Archives of June 2015

June 23, 2015
Upstate names chief quality officer and chief experience officer
Hans Cassagnol, MD, MMM, FACOG, was named chief quality officer and Amy Marie Gressler Szczesniak was named chief experience officer at Upstate University Hospital.

June 22, 2015
New prostate surgery option now available at the Community Campus
The procedure, called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), uses a high-power laser to remove the obstructive portion of an enlarged prostate in its entirety.

June 22, 2015
Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center receives top honors from American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The Honor Roll Elite award recognizes Upstate's commitment to providing stroke patients the highest level of care.

June 18, 2015
Upstate sponsors LEON Festival June 25
National singing sensation Kidz Bop will headline the second annual LEON Festival, NOEL spelled backwards, presented by Upstate Medical University June 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park.

June 18, 2015
Upstate earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation
Upstate has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees.

June 18, 2015
Komen grant to expand Upstate Cancer Center’s breast cancer screening program
In addition to extending this program to other Syracuse Housing Authority properties, the Komen grant continues the program at Pioneer Homes, which began last year, also funded by Komen.

June 17, 2015
Advocates for Upstate Medical University awards $120,000 to support Upstate’s mission
The funding supports programs that enhance patient care and advocate for the health and wellness of the Central New York community. Since 2000, the Advocates have provided Upstate with 662 grants, totaling $1,216,000.

June 12, 2015
CEOs gather
All five former Upstate University Hospital chief executive officers, whose tenure of leadership date back to the opening of the hospital, joined current CEO John McCabe, MD, June 10 for a celebration and the naming of the hospital’s main lobby the James H. Abbott Lobby, in recognition of the hospital’s first leader.  Attending this historic [...]

June 12, 2015
Upstate Medical University alumnus is new president-elect of American Medical Association
Andrew Gurman, MD, who graduated from Upstate in 1980, is set to head one of the nation's largest physician organizations.

June 12, 2015
Chairs of Neurology and Anesthesiology named
Luis Mejico, MD, professor of neurology and ophthalmology, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology, and Sebastian Thomas, MD, professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.

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