Monthly Archives: June 2012

Spiritual Care volunteer had early calling to care

By Stephanie DeJoseph How would you respond if your grandmother told you as child that your calling is “to always be there with the sick?” For Pat Leonard, the mother of two boys, seven grandkids and seven great grandkids, those … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics

Bottles unearthed at Cancer Center construction site

Here’s a fun little mystery: Construction workers building the Upstate Cancer Center recently came across a couple of bottles at the site. The smaller bottle looks like an old laboratory or pharmaceutical container. The larger bottle says “Murphy Bros Syracuse … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, history | 1 Comment

What you need to know about Lyme disease

This weekend’s Health Link on Air radio program focuses on Lyme disease and other insect-born diseases of concern to Central New Yorkers. “We are definitely at increased risk of Lyme Disease,” says Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow MD. “What … Continue reading

Posted in community, HealthLink on Air, public health

Annual ‘Clergy Day’ explores religion in bioethics, ethical dilemmas

More than 70 people heard about the role of religion in bioethics and discussed ethical dilemmas that spiritual caregivers commonly face during the 20th annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day, hosted by Upstate’s Center for Spiritual Care. The event took … Continue reading

Posted in bioethics & humanities, community

Mark your calendar for July blood drive

Help Upstate maintain its hospital blood supply by making a donation in July, and you will earn a coupon for a free carton of Friendy’s ice cream. Upstate’s cost for blood units needed for patients is reduced when the hospital … Continue reading

Posted in community