50 years ago, air conditioning was a draw for new recruits

This newspaper advertisement is framed and hanging at the Upstate University Hospital at Community campus.

This newspaper advertisement is framed and hanging at the Upstate University Hospital at Community campus.

Spring Career Fair- College MailerThe “entirely new” 300-bed Community Hospital of Greater Syracuse is “completely air conditioned” and “designed for maximum satisfaction of patient and nurse,” says a recruiting advertisement from 1964. It offers nursing salaries ranging from $4,400 to $5,400.

Of course pay rates have risen in 50 years. And, instead of recruits sending in coupons to learn about job opportunities, people interested in working at Upstate are invited to career fairs, such as the one taking place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12. Jobs openings are available now for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, surgical technicians, medical office assistants and physical, speech and occupational therapists, and there are positions open in clinical pathology, pharmacy, radiology, respiratory, utilization review, tele-health nursing and the transitional care unit.

Learn about the 50th anniversary of Upstate University Hospital

If you have memories or artifacts related to the construction of Upstate’s downtown and community campus hospitals, please contact the hospital anniversary committee through Susan Keeter at keeters@upstate.edu, 315-464-4834.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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