Monthly Archives: February 2014

Epic transition begins at University Hospital downtown

Upstate University Hospital becomes the first hospital in Central New York to fully integrate electronic medical records on Saturday, March 1 when Epic goes live. Epic is the name of the EMR system Upstate adopted. “During this time, your care … Continue reading

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Winter is more than a season at Upstate

Leslie and Linda Berry were expecting their first child in February 1982. The blissful mom-to-be was reading a book – she can’t recall which one – with a character named Winter. She liked the name. Her baby would be born … 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

Posted in community, education, entertainment, health care, history, medical student, nursing, research, volunteers

Heroin use, overdose and deaths increase

Heroin is cheap and easy to obtain, and youth in Central New York are not getting the message that the drug is dangerous. “They don’t really believe that it’s as dangerous as it is. They are not heeding the warnings, unfortunately,” … Continue reading

Posted in community, poison center/toxicology, public health

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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Cancer patients at Crunch game featured in prize-winning video

Remember the Syracuse Crunch home opener, when players were escorted onto the ice by pediatric patients from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital? Taylor Baucom does. She included footage of that night in the War Memorial in “The Crunch,” a short video … Continue reading

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Syracuse Free Dispensary, Then and Now

In the days before Medicare and Medicaid, sick and injured Syracusans who had no money for doctors’ bills could be seen at the Syracuse Free Dispensary, located at 610 East Fayette Street in Syracuse. Howard Weinberger MD was a medical … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, history, medical student, public health, sustainability/environment

Plan now for this disaster preparedness lecture on March 20

Christopher Ryan, MD, medical director for Broome County’s Health Department and a clinical associate professor of family medicine at Upstate, speaks March 20 about his experience during the massive floods that occurred in the Binghamton area in 2011. His talk … Continue reading

Posted in community, emergency medicine/trauma, public health

Medical pioneer Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell honored 50 years ago, honored today

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Upstate’s downtown and community campus hospitals—and the 50th anniversary of the first time in memory that Upstate Medical University honored its most famous graduate:  Elizabeth Blackwell MD, class of 1849.  Blackwell (1821-1910) was … 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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