New programs have been added and services expanded at Upstate University Hospital at Community in the months since the medical campus on Onondaga Hill became part of Upstate.
Among them are the bariatric, general and thoracic surgery services and the Breast Care Center, all of which are accepting new patients. The surgery offices are in the Physician Office Building North, and the breast center is in the POB South, across the hall from the Wellspring Women’s Imaging Center.
Upstate’s urology and obstetrics/gynecology services have expanded into offices in the POB North. The obstetricians work closely with midwives who are part of the hospital’s new midwifery program and with the new team of ob/gyn hospitalists, physicians who are always in the hospital to assist women during labor and delivery.
Upstate’s wound care program now occupies offices on the fifth floor of the hospital. Also on the fifth floor, the Sleep Center takes care of pediatric patients.
Another addition is the overnight Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, a service unique to Central New York that is designed for adults who are newly diagnosed with epilepsy or who require seizure monitoring. It is located adjacent to the intensive care unit.
Construction will soon be underway on the new $15 million Upstate Cord Blood Bank, which will be attached to the west side of the hospital complex. Later this year, Upstate expects to open CNY’s first geriatric emergency unit in the Emergency Department at the Community campus.
The region’s first pediatric after hours care center opened in March. In an area separate from the regular emergency department, pediatricians and ER personnel treat minor injuries or illnesses and can facilitate a smooth transfer to the pediatric emergency department at Upstate’s downtown campus if that becomes necessary. Upstate Golisano After Hours Care, for newborns through age 21, is open from 4 to 11 p.m. weeknights and noon to 11 p.m. weekends.
These services augment the many existing services the Community campus, including a variety of surgeries and diagnostic procedures, and private physician offices. Connect with these specialties by calling Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.