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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Alpha Delta Nu Inducts New Members

By: Crouse News

Nursing is a highly regarded profession, especially as we’ve witnessed over the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re proud of all of our graduates and current students, and recently celebrated the achievements of 30 new members inducted recently into the Pomeroy College of Nursing’s Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Nu, the National Honor…

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Pomeroy College of Nursing Student Receives Spirit of Nursing Award

By: Crouse News

In early 2016, Pomeroy College of Nursing alumnus Karl Schindler ’15 worked with the Crouse Health Foundation and Pomeroy College of Nursing leadership to establish the “Spirit of Nursing Award.” The inaugural award was funded through Karl’s first paycheck as a Registered Nurse. He wanted the award to be given to a female student during…

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Meet the Latest Recipients of the Carepassion Awards

By: Crouse News

Each quarter, we honor the recipients of our Carepassion Awards, which are supported by the Paul Kronenberg, MD, Employee Recognition Fund of the Crouse Health Foundation. Recipients are nominated for being ‘defining examples of Carepassion.’ Join us in congratulating each of the most recent recipients! Laura Symonds, RN Intensive Care Unit My 92-yr-old father was…

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Covid-19 Vaccination: Safe and the Right Thing to Do For Our Loved Ones and Our Nation

By: Tolani Ajagbe, MD

“This may be the generational moment of our lifetime that requires we all come together, trust one another and do the right thing.” As a minority person at Crouse Health, I have been inspired by the efforts of hospital leadership to advance issues related to diversity and inclusion. I’ve been particularly encouraged by efforts made…

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What to Expect: Delivering at Crouse During a Pandemic

By: Laurie Clark

Having a baby is an exciting time, but due to the COVID-19 virus, many parents-to-be are feeling anxious about coming into the hospital. Our Kienzle Family Maternity Center team has not missed a beat, and has been delivering babies throughout the pandemic with the same level of safe, compassionate care families have experienced at Crouse…

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Remembering Advocate for Brain Conditions

By: Crouse News

This past August, the Crouse Health family and the Central New York community were deeply saddened by the loss of Mary Rozzano Cook, a tireless advocate for individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by a brain aneurysm or hemorrhagic stroke. After her own successful surgery for a brain aneurysm, Mary established the CNY…

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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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Telehealth is Here to Stay

By: Crouse News

> TELEMEDICINE AT CROUSE MEDICAL PRACTICE Call it telehealth, telemedicine or virtual visits, one thing is clear: The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered how we connect, not only with each other, but with patients as well. What’s more, it’s here to stay. A recent survey of 1,300 physicians found that 90% of respondents were using…

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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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Carepassion in Action: Carepassion Award Recipients

By: Crouse News

Each quarter, we honor the recipients of our Carepassion Awards, which are supported by the Paul Kronenberg, MD, Employee Recognition Fund of the Crouse Health Foundation. Recipients are nominated for being ‘defining examples of Carepassion.’ Join us in congratulating each of the most recent recipients! Petronilla Krause 8 Irving – Labor and Delivery Nilla is…

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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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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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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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With Education, the Sky’s the Limit

By: Kaelyn Lowe

“My mother always told me ‘Everything is hard until you learn it.’” And it’s apparent that Jeanette Epps, PhD, former Crouse employee who’s now a NASA astronaut, took her mother’s belief about education to heart. The Syracuse native graduated from Thomas J. Corcoran High School in 1988, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics…

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Addressing Neck and Back Pain

By: Crouse News

If you’ve ever moaned, “Oh, my aching back,” you’re not alone. Back pain is one of the most common ailments, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives, according to the National Institutes of Health. Crouse Neuroscience Institute Clinical Director Jameson Crumb, MS, RPA-C, says that those in pain usually wait…

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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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2018: A Year of Accomplishments

By: Crouse News

Last year was a busy one for Crouse Health, marked by new partnerships, including affiliations with three North Country hospitals: Carthage Area Hospital, Claxton-Hepburn Hospital and River Hospital. As part of the Crouse Health System, Crouse Medical Practice continued its growth this year, increasing access to clinical services with the addition of 16 new providers…

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