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.

Tag Archives: maternity

Crouse Leads the Way to Care for Mothers with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder

By: Crouse News

As the upstate New York leader in OB care, Crouse Health delivers more babies — about 4,000 each year — than any other regional hospital. The number one obstrical complication is Perinatal Mood and Disorder (PMAD), according to Christine Kowaleski, DNP, MHNP-BC, a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has counseled mothers for years. Without treatment, PMADs…

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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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Delivering During the Pandemic: Safety First for Babies, Moms, Families

By: Crouse News

At 38 weeks pregnant, Jenn Scott is excited to welcome a new baby into her current family of three. Yet with a due date rapidly approaching, Jenn is more concerned with her health and that of her husband as she prepares to give birth during the coronavirus pandemic. Concerns During COVID-19 She already knows what…

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Breastfeeding: Things They Don’t Tell You

By: Erin Christopher

August is World Breastfeeding Month. The team at Crouse Health’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center recognizes a woman’s right to choose whether to breastfeed or not. During this month, in particular, we celebrate mothers who have are attempting to feed their babies human milk. What follows are some insights that may make the breastfeeding experience more…

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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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Parenthood: It Takes a Village

By: Christine Kowaleski, DNP, MHNP-BC

You’ve no doubt heard the expression “it takes a village,” made popular in our cultural lingo with the publishing in 1996 of It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, a book by then First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton. The notion of it takes a village did not originate…

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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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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder: What happens when the pink and blue balloons fly away?

By: Christine Kowaleski, DNP, MHNP-BC

Having a baby is an exciting time that we’ve been told would fill us with joy.  Much attention is given to the pregnant woman planning for the big day and preparing for the joyful arrival of the chubby-cheeked pink baby with ten little fingers and ten little toes. Giving birth is, after all, the most…

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