BLOOMING CAMPUS: A glorious Spring day on the Upstate Medical University campus.
BACK IN TIME: Upstate nurses honor the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, considered by many to be the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale was born May 12, 1820
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE: Led by DC Douglas C-47 affectionately named Whiskey 7, ‘Operation Thanks From Above’ flies over Syracuse May 16 to salute health care and other essential workers in the fight against COVID-19. Flyover was courtesy of the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo.
CUOMO BRIEFING AT UPSTATE: The large conference/classroom on the fourth floor of the Academic Building on the Upstate Medical University campus was once again transformed into the governor’s daily COVID-19 press briefing room. Andrew Cuomo has held his daily COVID-19 briefings at Upstate on May 14 and April 28. In his Thursday briefing, Cuomo announced that the Central New York region can begin a phased reopening May 15, having met the state’s reopening metrics.
PICTURE THIS: From left, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon receive Upstate Strong hats after addressing Upstate staff outside the entrance of Upstate University Hospital. Walsh and McMahon noted that it was National Hospital Week and thanked all for their efforts in helping the CNY community respond to the COVID pandemic. Joining Walsh and McMahon are Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Page, Upstate Medical University Interim President Mantosh Dewan, MD, and University Hospital CEO Robert Corona, DO.
GREETINGS FROM LOCAL LEADERS: Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, left, and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon received Upstate Strong hats after addressing Upstate staff outside the entrance of Upstate University Hospital. Walsh and McMahon noted that it was National Hospital Week and thanked all for their efforts in helping the CNY community respond to the COVID pandemic.
MASK DONATION: Rich Veenstra, PHD, Upstate Medical UUP chapter president, right, and Chris Colabello, regional staff director of NYSUT, deliver 15,000 ear-loop masks to Upstate.
KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED: ICU nurse Brittney raised funds to keep her patients connected with their families during this COVID pandemic. She raised money for the Upstate Foundation's Virtual Visitation Fund to purchase electronic devices so patients and families could keep in touch.
TREE-MENDOUS INSPIRATION: A tree of inspiration grows at Upstate's Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Unit. Staff have decorated the tree with colorful leaves and blossoms, each sharing an inspiration message, such as "You don't have to be perfect to be amazing."