News Archives of May 2004

May 20, 2004
University Hospital is first in region to use da Vinci surgical system
A computer enhanced surgical system that integrates the best features of minimally invasive and traditional surgery is now operating at University Hospital. The acquisition of the da Vinci Surgical System makes University Hospital the only hospital in Central New York—and one of only four in upstate New York— to offer patients the benefits of [...]

May 19, 2004
SUNY Upstate SEFA/Community Giving campaign honored by governor
SUNY Upstate Medical University’s annual Community Giving Campaign—known as the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA)—was recognized for its outstanding success by New York Gov. George Pataki. SUNY Upstate is the only two time Governor’s Award recipient in the five-year history of the Governor’s Award; it previously received the Governor’s Award for its 1999 [...]

May 18, 2004
Upstate Child Care Center receives national accreditation
Upstate Child Care Center of SUNY Upstate Medical University has received accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The accreditation runs through October 2008. The center underwent a rigorous process to voluntarily participate in the accreditation process, including intensive self-study, information gathering from parents, teachers, administrators and classroom observations and [...]

May 11, 2004
University Hospital nurse elected president of state trauma society
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Maryann Fields, trauma nurse coordinator for University Hospital, has been elected president of the New York Division of the American Trauma Society (ATS). ATS members are supporters and often members of a trauma team who are committed to caring for the trauma patient and the patient’s family and to making [...]

May 10, 2004
University Hospital ranks as one of best in state for children’s heart surgery
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Out of 16 hospitals in New York that perform pediatric heart surgery, University Hospital has the second lowest patient mortality rate, according to a state Health Department report. University Hospital’s risk adjusted mortality rate was 3.35 percent—below the state average of 5.35 percent. The hospital performed 368 cases between 1997 and 1999. [...]

May 7, 2004
Two SUNY Upstate students honored by SUNY Chancellor
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY Upstate Medical University students Mary Trusilo of Manlius and Clement Yan of Syracuse have been honored for academic excellence by SUNY Chancellor Robert King. Trusilo and Yan are among 245 students across the State University of New York system to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. “These students are among [...]

May 3, 2004
Motorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Children’s Hospital
An annual motorcyle ride around Oneida Lake and a rock concert featuring local bands are two upcoming events planned to benefit the Central New York Children’s Hospital at University Hospital. Both events are open to the public. The 10th Annual Miracle Ride will be held Sunday, May 16. The event features a motorcycle ride [...]

May 3, 2004
SUNY Upstate clinical trial studies irritable bowel treatments
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY Upstate Medical University is one of 200 sites nationwide participating in a study whose findings may result in effective relief for women who suffer from diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (d-IBS). The study is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women who are 18 years of age or older, have had severe [...]

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