Crouse Connects

Crouse isn’t just about healthcare. We’re about what we believe sets us apart: Carepassion™ .

We always say we’re not a ‘perfect’ hospital. But our physicians, nurses, providers and staff strive to listen to each patient and family member’s feelings and needs with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Our CrouseConnects blog is designed to talk about some of the ways we connect and do just that. How we work on achieving clinical advances that help us provide the best in patient care for our community and region. And how we try to tend to the “little things” — parking, getting around and dining, for example — to make anyone’s visit or stay at Crouse more welcoming and comfortable.

Crouse Stroke Survivor Spreads Message of Hope and Love

By: Cheryl Abrams

On Feb. 24, 2020, Derrick Tennant was loving life. The stand-up comedian and motivational speaker had a great gig at Atlantis, a premier hotel and casino in the Bahamas. On a beautiful Monday, he soaked up the sun and surveyed the oceanside scenery without a care in the world. Then came the cell phone text…

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Delivering Spirtual Care with Carepassion

By: Cheryl Abrams

When you or a family member are in the hospital, you may want an individual just like Chaplain Tom Anderson at your bedside. “Tom has a gift from God. He approaches each individual to learn their story and to share a piece of their heart,” wrote Palliative Care Medical Director Melinda McMinn, MD, in her…

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Beads of Courage String Together NICU Experiences, Memories

By: Cheryl Abrams

Having a newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is challenging and emotional. Renee and Ray Halbritter know first-hand what that experience is like. Their son, Riverstone, came into the world three months early. For the next 105 days, the fragile newborn resided in our Baker Regional NICU, surviving one day at a time…

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Creating a Cheerful Culture of Caring for Nurses

By: Cheryl Abrams

Nurse cheerleader and nurse for the nurses is how Ashley Haugstatter, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN, describes herself. After pursuing her dream of working in pediatric critical care nursing, she transitioned to a new role: Manager of Nursing Relations and Retention. Advocating for Crouse Nurses Ashley spends her workdays interacting with future nurses, encouraging them to…

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Return to CNY: From Crouse Junior Volunteer to Primary Care Doctor

By: Cheryl Abrams

The appointment of Christina Walton, DO, to the primary care provider team at Crouse Medical Practice is a homecoming of sorts for the young physician, who is welcoming new patients at our Manlius office. The Central New York native was a member of Crouse’s Choices program and Junior Volunteer corps during her years as a…

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When Normal Isn’t Normal: A Preeclampsia Survival Story

By: Cheryl Abrams

>   DONATE NOW TO PREECLAMPSIA AWARENESS FUND May 22, 2020, is Preeclampsia Awareness Day. Crouse Health Foundation has established a special fund for which donations will enable Crouse Health to raise awareness about the condition (and about HELLP Syndrome) through programs and support activities. We thank Jackie Terribile of Manlius for telling her story of…

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Late Senator’s Death Puts Glioblastoma in the News

By: Cheryl Abrams

This past June, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 245 by unanimous consent, which set aside July 17 as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day” nationally (#GBMDay) to focus on GBM, the most common form of brain cancer.

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Preemies, Parenthood and the NICU Journey

By: Cheryl Abrams

Every day is Happy Mother’s Day for Kasey Mathews and her family, including husband, Lee, son Tucker, and daughter, Andie, who was born prematurely, arriving at just 25 weeks. Weighing a mere one pound, 11 ounces, she survived and happily will turn 19 this fall. A 1985 graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School, Kasey was the…

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Musician Todd Hobin: From Stroke to Stage

By: Cheryl Abrams

Proving that stroke can strike anyone, at any age, is S.U. Men’s Basketball team member Howard Washington. The college sophomore suffered a stroke on campus and was brought to the Crouse Comprehensive Stroke Center for treatment. Read his story of survival here. ____________________________________________________________ > Todd: One Year, Post Stroke >  Take Me to Crouse Since his…

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