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  • GAME ON: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patients and staff members had a blast at a special  Gaming Party this week sponsored by Dunkin' and ELITE Gaming and supported by the Upstate Foundation in advance of Dunkin’s Ice Coffee Day, where a $1 from every drink sold locally went to support the children’s hospital and it’s gaming systems and game library. Video game-playing for patients helps combat anxiety, boredom and helps distract from pain.
    GAME ON: Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital patients and staff members had a blast at a special Gaming Party this week sponsored by Dunkin' and ELITE Gaming and supported by the Upstate Foundation in advance of Dunkin’s Ice Coffee Day, where a $1 from every drink sold locally went to support the children’s hospital and it’s gaming systems and game library. Video game-playing for patients helps combat anxiety, boredom and helps distract from pain.
  • WALK WITH A DOC: Participants for Upstate’s inaugural Walk with a Doc program meet in Onondaga Lake Park for the mile walk led by Upstate physician Jarrod Bagatell MD, left. The next walk is set for July 13, same location. Upstate is one of more than 500 other institutions worldwide to sponsor a chapter.
    WALK WITH A DOC: Participants for Upstate’s inaugural Walk with a Doc program meet in Onondaga Lake Park for the mile walk led by Upstate physician Jarrod Bagatell MD, left. The next walk is set for July 13, same location. Upstate is one of more than 500 other institutions worldwide to sponsor a chapter.
  • UPSTATE MATTERS: A helicopter lifts off from the Upstate University Hospital’s helipad following a patient transport. June starts the busiest season for Upstate’s trauma center. Upstate sees the second most trauma cases in the state. Helicopter transports to Upstate from outlying hospitals or accident scenes are the highest in June, July and August.
    UPSTATE MATTERS: A helicopter lifts off from the Upstate University Hospital’s helipad following a patient transport. June starts the busiest season for Upstate’s trauma center. Upstate sees the second most trauma cases in the state. Helicopter transports to Upstate from outlying hospitals or accident scenes are the highest in June, July and August.
  •  UPSTATE HONORS: Nearly 900 employees—the largest gathering ever—attend Upstate’s Employee Recognition Day luncheon at the Oncenter June 6. Dr Donald Blair and Francine Fischer led the list of honorees by celebrating a half-century of service to Upstate. Six employees were honored for 45 years of service: Daniel Hmiel, Physical Plant; Candia Keehfus, Infection Prevention; Edward Major, Psychiatry; Karyn Plante, Upstate Triage Center; Darlene Schick-Waller, Upstate Cancer Center; and Bonnie Toms, Pediatrics.
    UPSTATE HONORS: Nearly 900 employees—the largest gathering ever—attend Upstate’s Employee Recognition Day luncheon at the Oncenter June 6. Dr Donald Blair and Francine Fischer led the list of honorees by celebrating a half-century of service to Upstate. Six employees were honored for 45 years of service: Daniel Hmiel, Physical Plant; Candia Keehfus, Infection Prevention; Edward Major, Psychiatry; Karyn Plante, Upstate Triage Center; Darlene Schick-Waller, Upstate Cancer Center; and Bonnie Toms, Pediatrics.
  • PARADE PARTICIPANTS: Officials from the Upstate Cancer Center get ready to lead off the cancer survivors’ parade at Upstate’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, held June 1 at NBT Bank Stadium. More than 1,000 survivors and their guests were hosted to the Syracuse Mets game, refreshments  a baseball cap and a fireworks show.
    PARADE PARTICIPANTS: Officials from the Upstate Cancer Center get ready to lead off the cancer survivors’ parade at Upstate’s National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, held June 1 at NBT Bank Stadium. More than 1,000 survivors and their guests were hosted to the Syracuse Mets game, refreshments a baseball cap and a fireworks show.

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