News Archives of July 2002

July 28, 2002
University Hospital recognizes volunteers for service
University Hospital volunteers have contributed more than 40,000 hours of service throughout the hospital this past year. To recognize their efforts, the hospital’s Volunteer Services Department recently presented volunteers with hour pins for contributions of 100 to 16,000 hours of service. “We were honored to be recognized for our service to University Hospital,” said Elbridge [...]

July 23, 2002
Barbara Humphrey named executive director of UNYCoR
Barbara Humphrey, research coordinator for the Research Development Office at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named executive director of UNYCoR (Upstate New York Coalition for Biomedical Research). UNYCoR, a partnership of upstate New York medical and research centers, is composed of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cornell University, Ordway Research Institute in Albany, Roswell [...]

July 18, 2002
University Hospital’s Joint Commission score raised to 94
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) has raised University Hospital’s accreditation score to 94 as a result of its demonstrated compliance with JCAHO’s national recognized health care standards. Earlier this year, University Hospital received an accreditation score of 93 after a JCAHO survey in November found University Hospital to be in significant or [...]

July 2, 2002
SUNY Upstate names writing competition winners
Anna Olson, a fourth-year medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Barbara Silverstone, associate director of the genetics program at SUNY Upstate, have received the highest honors in the 2002 Bruce Dearing Writing Awards competition, which encourages and promotes the connection between arts and medicine sponsored by SUNY Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Olson [...]

July 2, 2002
University Hospital Celebrates National Child Life Week July 8 to 12
University Hospital’s pediatric floors will be the site of a weeklong celebration beginning July 8 to commemorate National Child Life Week. The special week highlights the work of child life specialists, a group of professionals who devote their days to ensuring that a child’s hospital stay is less stressful and as painless as possible. “One of our [...]

July 2, 2002
Doctor urges extreme caution around fireworks
Emergency room physicians at University Hospital are urging July 4 revelers to stay away from illegal fireworks and save themselves a visit to the emergency room. “Even though it is illegal to possess fireworks here in New York, we find it necessary to state the obvious, that fireworks are dangerous, because we do see the horrific [...]

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