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News Archives of 2003

Gregory Threatte, M.D., named chair of pathology at SUNY Upstate

December 22, 2003

Gregory A. Threatte, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pathology. Threatte joined SUNY Upstate in 1986 as associate professor and deputy to the president for minority affairs. During his tenure at SUNY Upstate, Threatte has served as director of extralaboratory testing and outreach, director of clinical chemistry, director of core laboratories and interim chair of the Department of Pathology.

Flu prompts University Hospital to limit visitors

December 19, 2003

Due to widespread flu activity in the Syracuse area, University Hospital is encouraging visitors who are ill to refrain from visiting patients.

SUNY Upstate launches fundraising campaign for children's hospital

December 12, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University officially launched the fundraising campaign for the Central New York Children's Hospital by announcing that $5.6 million toward the $15 million goal has already been raised.

University Hospital pilots hands-free communications device

December 11, 2003

University Hospital has begun piloting a new hands-free communications system that will enable doctors, nurses, medical technicians and other hospital staff to communicate with each other from any location in the hospital without leaving the patient's bedside, using the overhead page system or telephone.

State OKs vertical expansion plan for University Hospital

December 10, 2003

The State Health Department has approved University Hospital's plan to build a $99 million, six-story addition that will include the Central New York Children's Hospital. The approval of the Certificate of Need allows University Hospital to sign contracts with architectural firms and begin formal design planning for the project.

Joyce Mackessey and Kris Waldron named service line administrators for University Hospital

December 2, 2003

Joyce Mackessey and Kris Waldron have been named service line administrators at University Hospital.

Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Upstate launch bachelor's degree program

December 1, 2003

Two SUNY colleges have launched a new program to provide part-time, bachelor degree education to respiratory therapists in the Albany region.

SUNY Upstate Gala to benefit Central New York Children's Hospital

November 25, 2003

SUNY Upstate Medical University will officially kick off its community fundraising campaign for the Central New York Children's Hospital at its black-tie gala Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. at the OnCenter. Co-chairs for the gala are SUNY Upstate Pediatrics Chairman Thomas Welch, M.D., and his wife, Chris, of Jamesville; and Syracuse University Chancellor Kenneth Shaw, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Ann, chair of the Executive Committee of the Children's Hospital Steering Committee. The Shaws reside in Syracuse. Tickets for the gala, which runs from 8 p.m. to midnight, are $200 per person. To attend the pre-gala Patron Party, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m., tickets are $300 per person. The gala will feature two separate entertainment venues: The main level of the OnCenter will feature The City That Never Sleeps; the main ballroom will feature Club Sinatra. For tickets, call the Upstate Medical University Foundation at 315-464-4416. SUNY Upstate earlier this year announced plans to build an 87,000 square foot, $35 million children's hospital above the east wing of University Hospital. Highlights of the addition include private patient rooms and baths, expanded play rooms and family resource centers as well as family dining areas. The hospital would have its own entrance so parents and children will encounter only child-oriented medical spaces during their visit. Opening of the Central New York Chilren's Hospital is anticipated for 2006.

SUNY Upstate nurse receives Outstanding Achievement Award from state AIDS Institute

November 24, 2003

Camillus resident Lyn Stevens, an AIDS-certtified nurse and HIV training coordinator for SUNY Upstate Medical University's HIV Clinical Education Initiative (CEI), received the first Outstanding Achievement Award from the New York state Department of Health's AIDS Institute. The award was based on continuity and frequency of on-site trainings at community sites; innovation; and marketing and promotion of the CEI mission.