Upstate Golisano After Hours Care is now open
SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- The area’s first pediatric urgent-care center is now open at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. The center, called The Upstate Golisano After Hours Care, is dedicated to caring for children, from newborns to those 21 years of age suffering from minor injuries or illnesses that do not require a visit to the emergency room.
“We are excited to offer this new service,” said Meredith Price, chief administrative officer of Upstate University Hospital at Community General. “Our team of pediatric physicians and nursing staff make this center one of a kind, and we are eager to provide this service for the community.”
The four-room center offers flat screen televisions in each room, in addition to a large waiting room equipped with a 60-inch flat screen television that features an Xbox Kinect game system. The waiting room also features a 250-gallon fish tank, donated by the Children’s Miracle Network.
Services such as x-rays, IV rehydration, laceration repair, pharmacy and laboratory are also available on-site.
“Our team of Upstate emergency medicine and pediatric specialists will care for patients in an environment that reflects the Upstate Golisano standard for excellence,” said Medical Director Alison McCrone, M.D.
The Upstate Foundation and the Community General Advocates Committee provided $26,000 in support for the center's renovation. Local businesses were used to furnish and renovate the center.
Golisano After Hours Care is on the first floor of the hospital, located at 4900 Broad Road, Syracuse. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 11 p.m. weekends. Appointments are not required. Free parking is available, and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information, visit http://www.upstate.edu/gch/services/afterhours/ or call (315) 492-KIDS.
Caption: Upstate Golisano After Hours Care officially opened its doors March 6 with a well-attended ribbon-ceremony. Taking part in the activities are, from left, John McCabe, M.D., chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital; Alison McCrone, M.D., medical director of Upstate Golisano After Hours Care, with her children, Abby, Ryan and Jeffrey; and David R. Smith, M.D., president of Upstate Medical University.