Category Archives: volunteers

Volunteer smocks find second life in schools, missions

When Community General Hospital became part of Upstate in July 2011, Volunteer Services Director Kristin Bruce was left wondering what to do with 300 pink volunteer smocks, many  embellished with the old hospital logo.  The smocks were in great condition, … Continue reading

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Shocking news in ’64: Smoking causes lung cancer

Fifty years ago, Upstate’s hospitals opened their doors and the US Surgeon General issued the first report on Smoking and Health, linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer and heart disease. That report — the first of 31 issued by the … Continue reading

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Children with cerebral palsy improve physical abilities through dance

Like many preschoolers, Marley Aberdeen was enthralled with the mouse, Angelina Ballerina from the series of children’s books. So it was easy to enlist her participation in a pilot project last year exploring how ballet could help children with cerebral … Continue reading

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Love Potion ’65: A gall bladder, a black out and a blizzard

The hospital’s 50th anniversary — and this cold, snowy winter — inspired Paul Berman MD, class of ’63, to share his strongest memory of the newly built Upstate University Hospital: The night the lights went out and he met his … Continue reading

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Search and rescue volunteers expand skills, comfort levels

  Health administrator Renae Rokicki has not one iota of outdoors in her blood. She does not hunt or hike or camp. But she does believe in coincidences, which is how she ended up a member of a team that … Continue reading

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Got a quarter? Looking for gems for the 2014 time capsule

Upstate is collecting items and suggestions for our 50th anniversary time capsule and, thanks to a recent discovery, we know what’s buried inside the time capsule pictured above. There are lots of papers (budget proposals, staff lists, course catalogs, route … Continue reading

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Retired administrator and volunteer share memories of Upstate’s hospitals

For forty years, Charles, 87, and Rose, 86, Calligaris drove together to work at either Community-General Hospital or Upstate University Hospital. Charles was an administrator and Rose was a volunteer at both hospitals. After his retirement, they both volunteered to … Continue reading

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Researcher, students to collect international awards

The vice president for research and a nonprofit started by students to assist refugees will receive awards tonight from the International Center of Syracuse. The group’s annual awards dinner is tonight, Friday, Nov. 8 at Onondaga Community College, featuring cuisine from … Continue reading

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