Employee Recognition Day

Employee Recognition Day

34rd Annual Employee Recognition Day, September 6, 2018

Each year, Upstate hosts a celebration to honor those employees who have reached a 5 year milestone in their years of service to this organization.

Learn more about this wonderful celebration below. With questions, contact the Event Hotline at 464-ERDI (464-3734).

View the 2018 Honorees listed by DepartmentPDF Icon


A ceremony and luncheon to recognize employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service as of June 30, 2018.

Eligible employees will receive an invitation sent through interoffice mail. All employees being recognized who are scheduled to work, and who attend the ceremony/luncheon, will not be required to charge their accruals to attend this event.


Thursday, September 6, 2018 — SAVE THE DATE!
Program begins promptly at 11 am and ends at 1 pm.


Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at OncenterExternal Icon
800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY

Recognition Date Information

The recognition dates have been verified for the employees listed and adjusted for any breaks in service in payroll of one (1) month or more. Times spent on approved leaves of absence are not considered breaks in service. In addition, time spent in "student" titles (Student Assistant, Project Aide, Graduate Assistant, etc.) or titles of "Fellow" or those with "Casual" or "Adjunct" designation are not considered applicable towards Upstate Medical University service recognition.

The Upstate Medical University recognition date is a local date element reflecting combined years of service at Upstate only and has no bearing on official seniority or anniversary dates such as vacation, anniversary, state seniority, etc.

If you have any questions or any changes in regards to an employee’s recognition date, please contact Megan Chase at chasem@upstate.edu.


Upstate University Hospital: Shuttles will run continuously to and from University Hospital traffic circle starting at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UUH at Community Campus: Shuttles will leave the Community Campus when full at 10:35 a.m.; boarding at the front main entrance. The return shuttle will leave the Oncenter at 1:15 p.m.


Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, President, Upstate Medical University.

Program Announcers

Nancy Daoust, CAO
Chief Administrative Officer, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus

Robert Corona, DO, CPE, MBA, FCAP, FASCP
Interim CEO, Upstate University Hospital


RSVP online or contact Meghan Chase at 464-4970.
For more information, call the Event Hotline: 464.ERDI (464-3734)

For Managers

Congratulate your staff members with an Upstate card, created especially for employee recognition.
(Download card, print in color, and fold in quartersPDF Icon.)