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.

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Meet Andrea Hammond, RN: Patient Care is Anywhere It’s Needed

By: Laurie Clark

“It’s what I hope someone would do for me.” That’s how Andrea Hammond, RN, described a recent Friday morning. She was running late for her shift in our Witting Surgical Center, but saw a man fall in the middle of the street. “He was an older gentleman, and I pulled over to make sure he…

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Art to Heart for Crouse Healthcare Heroes

By: Laurie Clark

Working in both the medical field and the art world, Syracuse native Robin Kasowitz felt the need to give back to both communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. An artist and a psychotherapist, Robin serves on the Everson Museum’s board of trustees. When the pandemic hit Central New York, she said she saw people “being so…

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Flu Shot: More Important Than Ever

By: Crouse News

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 are likely to spread this fall and winter. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Further, getting a flu vaccine can also preserve healthcare resources for the care of…

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Message to the Community

By: Crouse News

> JOIN US IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO OUR CROUSE HEROES We keep caring. And so do you. No part of our society has been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. During this disruptive and uncertain time, we continue to be humbled by the compassion and generosity of the Central New York community. Throughout this health crisis,…

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Treating All with Compassion, Empathy and Respect

By: Kimberly Boynton

We have been shocked by the story out of Minneapolis regarding the killing of an unarmed black man. Today, everyone knows his name: George Floyd. His tragic death — and the resulting unrest across the country and here in Syracuse — once again renews the call to end racial injustice and unequal treatment of people…

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Wellness Resources

By: Crouse News

As more information is received about the number of COVID-19 cases becoming more widespread, it’s normal to experience some fear and increased stress during this healthcare challenge. Our HelpPeople Employee Assistance Program team, led by Clinical Manager Elizabeth McCarthy, NCC, LMHC, suggests the following online resources to help you and your family stay strong. Positive…

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Five Tips to Face a Health Crisis with Calm and Preparedness

By: Crouse News

As more information is received about the number of COVID-19 cases becoming more widespread, it’s normal to experience some fear and increased stress during this healthcare challenge. Our HelpPeople Employee Assistance Program team, led by Clinical Manager Elizabeth McCarthy, NCC, LMHC, suggests the following tips to help you and your family stay strong. Try to…

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Tips for Coping with COVID-19

By: Ryan Barker

Like all colleges in our region, the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital has transitioned to synchronous online learning. We’ve been communicating with our students regularly through college email and website updates. Besides supporting them with academic endeavors, we’re concerned about their overall welfare — how they’re feeling and how they are coping. Today…

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Staying Healthy in 2020

By: Paraskos Araouzos, MD

Make an Appointment with Dr. Perry Last month, as we began the new year, I shared my top 10 tips for staying healthy in 2020. As the year progresses, I’ll focus on each of the ten tips to help you stay focused — and more healthy! 2020 Tip #1: Eat Healthy Although diet fads and…

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The Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy in 2020

By: Paraskos Araouzos, MD

There’s no magic pill to ensure good health. Yet there are steps we can take to be more proactive about our overall condition. Primary care physician Paraskos Araouzos, MD, a member of our Crouse Medical Practice team of providers, shares his top 10 ways to stay healthy and fit. “Preventive care is the best kind…

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Carepassion in Our Community: We Rise Above the Streets

By: Colleen Phinney, RN, BSN, OCN

The mantra sounds simple: “If we eat, they eat.” Yet the life journey of Al-amin Muhammad (right) has been anything but. Hearing his story during one of our recent management team meetings left a lasting imprint on our hearts — one that not merely moved us, but moved us to action. Crouse Community Connections Al-amin…

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Carepassion in Action: Crouse Finance Team Serve the Community

By: Crouse News

If you think those who work in finance and accounting are only concerned about the bottom line, then you haven’t met our Crouse Health team. Interim Chief Financial Officer Kevin Randall, with Allyson Rossi, affiliate manager of finance, and 10 of their departmental colleagues, spent a morning recently volunteering at the Samaritan Center, an interfaith…

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Refugees Learn about Health Careers from Crouse

By: Laurie Clark

Through a partnership with the North Side Learning Center, these students participate in a program which helps refugee and immigrant young adults, ages 14 to 21, familiarize themselves with paths to personal, academic, professional and financial success.

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The Opioid Crisis: An Unprecedented Battle

By: Tolani Ajagbe, MD

The current opioid crisis is the most profound and devastating public health crisis ever encountered in the United States. With approximately 140 opioid overdose-related deaths in the nation daily, it is shaping up to be the most consequential health crisis of our generation.

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Providing Diapers to Families in Need

By: Crouse News

How many times a month does a baby’s diaper have to be changed? Any new parent can do the math: six to ten changes each day, times 30 days, equals about 300 diapers needed for a newborn each month. By any count, that’s a lot of diapers. But when parents are financially challenged, the cost…

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Crouse Partners With Syracuse Community Health Center’s Summer Reading Program

By: Crouse News

Research shows that the health and well-being of students is directly impacted by their learning and reading practices. Fulfilling our mission of promoting community health in all its forms, Crouse Health has partnered with the Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC) President and CEO Mark Hall and Chief Administrative Officer Craig Williams to help city school…

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Helping CNY’s Refugees Navigate Healthcare

By: Crouse News

refugee health class

Imagine resettling in a new country, having to navigate an unfamiliar culture trying to use a language you don’t speak or understand. Further envision needing medical care, particularly in an emergency, not knowing how to access treatment — or even realizing it’s available.That’s the plight of 3,000 to 5,000 refugees who come to New York…

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