Community Health Education Programs
Crouse Hospital offers free educational programs for the community, hosted in the Marley Education Center and other convenient locations. Seminars are presented by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals on a variety of topics, including stroke prevention, cardiac care, senior care, cancer treatment and prevention and integrative medicine. To register for a Crouse seminar or to learn more about upcoming programs, call 315-472-2464 or visit our calendar of events.
As a not-for-profit organization, Crouse Hospital provides free health screenings for heart disease, diabetes and lung function to other not-for-profit organizations that primarily serve individuals who have no health insurance, costly insurance or limited access to healthcare. To learn more about upcoming programs and screenings, call 315-470-5727.
Health/Wellness Fairs & Events
As part of our mission to promote community health, Crouse Hospital regularly participates in various community health events. Contact our Community Health Outreach Manager to request the hospital’s participation in a local health/wellness event or activity.
Crouse Blood Drives
As part of our community benefit commitment, Crouse Hospital is proud to participate in the American Red Cross Lifeshare Program, through which Syracuse-area hospitals sponsor regular donation drives to increase the blood supply in our region. Crouse holds quarterly blood drives at the hospital, as well as occasional drives at the Pomeroy College of Nursing. To make an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit the American Red Cross online appointment scheduler.
Visit to Hospital-Land
Since 1976, Crouse Hospital has been educating first-grade students throughout Onondaga County (more than 5,000 in 2009; 165,000 since ’76) with our free Visit to Hospital-Land community service program. Funded by the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary, this unique program is designed to lessen the fears and confusion of young children who may have to visit a loved one in the hospital, or stay in a hospital themselves. For more information, call 315/470-7457.
Emergency Medical Services Education
Crouse Hospital physicians and staff provide emergency medical service providers with free, on-site instruction on various medical topics such as stroke care, 12-lead EKG readings and sepsis. The goal is to increase EMS providers’ understanding of important medical issues, while simultaneously demonstrating Crouse Hospital’s appreciation for their contributions to providing the best in patient care.