Category Archives: human resources

Walking program helps Upstate earn American Heart award

Upstate Medical University received the American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Award for the second year in a row. The awards are given to American companies that take steps to make their employees’ health and wellness a top priority. Upstate encourages … Continue reading

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Volunteers in 2014: Pinafores not required

“Volunteers are required to wear pinafores,” read the invitation to the hospital’s first volunteer recognition event, a formal afternoon tea held on a Sunday in 1964. Fifty years later, hospital volunteers wear unisex navy blue vests or jackets when they’re … Continue reading

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Special Olympics features Upstate floor hockey player

An employee from payroll services at Upstate competes in floor hockey Saturday during the Special Olympics at the OnCenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse. Stacey Karasinski, 24, of Syracuse is the only female on the team. The State Winter Games … Continue reading

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CNY Business Journal awards Upstate’s workplace wellness efforts

Walking groups, lunchtime learning sessions and a weight management program designed to improve employee wellness earned praise Thursday at the Central New York Business Journal’s third annual “Workplace Wellness Awards.” Upstate had the highest score in the largest employer category. … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Fair: Free Bike Helmets!

Saturday will be a big day in the Upstate booth at the State Fair! Upstate will give away 800 free bike helmets beginning at 10 a.m.  Medical professionals will make sure each helmet is fitted properly on each child, and … Continue reading

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