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About the Advocates for Upstate

The Advocates for Upstate is a non-profit, membership organization of volunteers whose mission is to support Upstate Medical University (a State University of New York campus comprised of Upstate University Hospital, Upstate Community Hospital and the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies). It does this through fundraising, service, and by awarding grants and scholarships to improve patient care and education. 

Advocates for Upstate enhances public health initiatives in our community.  Our organization offers unique ways to better serve patients, families and hospital staff.  Please consider joining our organization.


"The presence of a caring, compassionate volunteer at your side, speaks quiet, powerful words to patients, families and the community seeking care at Upstate. There is the broad Advocate impact of raising funds and supporting programs to improve the quality delivered to our re-joining,the immediate impact of a friendly escort at discharge or a much needed stroke of a pet therapy dog for patients, families and our staff. The Advocates are a true partner within our Upstate Team, one which we could not do without!”

—Nancy E. Page, MS, RN, NE