News Archives of February 2006

February 28, 2006
University Hospital introduces new visitor pass policy
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – University Hospital will implement a visitor pass policy March 6 that will require all visitors to present identification, preferably a photo ID such as a driver’s license, to enter the hospital. The visitor pass policy is part of a multi-year plan to enhance campus security. “This policy underscores our commitment to ensuring [...]

February 24, 2006
University Hospital acquires super-fast imaging system
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- University Hospital is the only hospital in the region to acquire a LightSpeed VCT, the most advanced computed tomography imaging system available from GE Healthcare. The VCT (Volume Computed Tomography), housed in University Hospital’s Emergency Department, produces 64 images in one 0.35-second rotation, providing doctors with new diagnostic power, including CT angiography [...]

February 24, 2006
Two physicians join University Hospital’s anesthesiology department
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Mohammad Chouthry, MBBS, and Mohammad Naushad Hussain, MBBS, have joined the Department of Anesthesiology at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University as assistant professor and instructor, respectively. Chouthry, who specializes in thoracic anesthesiology, comes to SUNY Upstate from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, where he served as an attending anesthesiologist. [...]

February 24, 2006
Advocates for Upstate Medical University to present ‘Mystery and Merlot’ March 31
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Central New Yorkers are invited to bid from a selection of more than 100 items, valued from $10 to more than $600, at the Eighth Annual Mystery and Merlot fundraiser, sponsored by Advocates for Upstate Medical University, Friday, March 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse. [...]

February 14, 2006
Bristol-Myers Squibb pledges $1 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Bristol-Myers Squibb, a leading international pharmaceutical company with laboratories and manufacturing facilities in Syracuse, will contribute $1 million to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Bristol-Myers Squibb officials announced today. The Bristol-Myers Squibb gift is the largest corporate philanthropic contribution in the history of SUNY Upstate. [...]

February 10, 2006
Richard J. Kilburg appointed associate administrator for Ambulatory Services at University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y-Richard J. Kilburg has been appointed associate administrator for Ambulatory Services at University Hospital. Kilburg has served in this position on an interim basis since December 2005. The appointment was announced by Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA, chief executive officer of University Hospital and senior associate dean for Hospital Affairs in [...]

February 10, 2006
Vincent Kuss named executive director of Medical Alumni Association/Foundation at SUNY Upstate
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Vincent Kuss has joined SUNY Upstate Medical University as executive director of the Medical Alumni Association/Foundation. In this position, Kuss works closely with active volunteer boards and senior administration of SUNY Upstate and provides leadership in the areas of fundraising and communication. He also oversees constituent relations with SUNY Upstate’s College [...]

February 8, 2006
McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site becomes part-time site of University Hospital
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site that provides support to children suspected of being sexually abused has been designated by the state Health Department as a part-time site of University Hospital. The designation strengthens the existing relationship between McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Site and University Hospital’s Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) program. CARE [...]

February 2, 2006
SUNY Upstate begins study to test effectiveness of electrical stimulation device to aid stroke recovery
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The most common effect of stroke is weakness to one side of the body, costing stroke survivors the ability to perform basic daily activities. A research team at SUNY Upstate Medical University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study whose findings may help stroke survivors gain better motor control of their [...]

February 2, 2006
SUNY Upstate celebrates Black History Month with February events
SYRACUSE, N.Y.- SUNY Upstate Medical University will celebrate Black History Month with the following public events in February: Ruben Cowart, D.D.S, president and CEO of the Syracuse Community Health Center, will present the Black History Month keynote address, “Bridging the Gap of Health Care in the African American Community” Tuesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 [...]

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