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Upstate Announcements for August 4, 2020

Email for employee COVID-19 test scheduling 

The phone line for Upstate employees to schedule a COVID-19 test is experiencing high call volume and long wait times. To schedule a covid test, Upstate employees may email centschd@upstate.edu



COVID-19 vaccine study seeks volunteers

Upstate’s Institute for Global Health seeks healthy volunteers aged 18 to 85 to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Parking and compensation will be included. For information, email trials@upstate.edu or call 315-464-9869. 



Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Unit water bottle sale

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Unit is selling stainless steel water bottles with the Upstate logo for $15 each, cash only. To make a purchase, stop by the unit on the first floor of Upstate University Hospital. Proceeds support patients through a fund held at the Upstate Foundation. For more information, contact Renee Swan via Vocera or 315-464-4910. 



Epic upgrade is Aug. 8

A scheduled Epic system upgrade will take place Saturday, Aug. from 3 to 6 a.m. IMT Training will post role-specific resources on a designated webpage for Epic users. For a complete list of role-specific resources, visit https://www.upstate.edu/healthcare/epicupgr.php.



Easy for You is Aug. 11

Easy for You, Upstate’s tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 7335B (West Wing) at Upstate University Hospital. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. For more information call Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519. 



Blood drive is Aug. 12

Upstate will host a Red Cross blood drive Aug. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Setnor Academic Building. Upstate staff and students are welcome to make an appointment online at: www.upstate.edu/blood. Individuals unable to keep an appointment should email brucek@upstate.edu. Precautions will be taken to protect donors.  



Community Garden events are Aug. 12 and 13

Creating an Herb Garden will be held Aug. 12 at noon in the garden in front of the Campus Activities Building. Drying and Freezing Herbs for Healthy Flavor will be held Aug. 13 at noon at the garden. 



Webinar on decreasing risk of Alzheimer’s disease is Aug. 17 and 18

Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain, a two-part webinar on how to decrease risk of Alzheimer’s disease, will be offered Aug. 17 and 18 at noon. For more, visit: https://upstate.webex.com/upstate/j.php?MTID=m1e7a7bec295f0c601a08a8d8d7a7d285



University Internists now accepting new primary care patients 

University Internists is now accepting new primary care patients 18 years old and up. Most insurances are accepted, including the Empire plan. University Internists is conveniently located at 550 Harrison Center, Suite I, near Upstate University Hospital. For an appointment, please call 315-464-6527.



Upstate Family and Preventative Medicine adds new faculty; is accepting new patients

Upstate Family and Preventive Medicine is accepting new families, adults, adolescents and pediatric patients for primary care, including well visits, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disease. In-person and telemedicine visits are both available. Saturday morning hours are available at the UHCC location. To make an appointment at UHCC (90 Presidential Plaza) call 315-464-4686. To make an appointment at Upstate Community Hospital (4900 Broad Rd.) call 315-492-3400.



Join the Upstate Advocates in welcoming back gift, coffee and food shops

—Lori's Gift Shop, in the Upstate University Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

—Bee Loved Gift Shop, in the Upstate Community Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—Cafe Kubal, on the 11th floor of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is open Monday from 6 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday through Thursday 24 hours, and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m

—Perk-Up, in the Upstate University Hospital lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All vendors follow New York state and Upstate Medical University’s COVID-19 guidelines for the protection of employees and customers.