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Crouse Health Pioneers Single Incision Robotic Surgery with Acquisition of SP da Vinci Robot

Syracuse, NY – Crouse Health is the only hospital in Central New York to acquire the innovative da Vinci SP (Single Port) system, which provides surgeons with robotic-assisted technology designed for access to tissue in the body with greater precision and enhanced mobility. The da Vinci SP’s innovative design enables single port placement and optimal…

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Crouse Designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility

Crouse Health has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. “We are proud of our bariatric surgery program’s reputation throughout the region for excellence in weight-loss surgery,” says Seth Kronenberg, MD, Chief Operating Officer/Chief…

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State University of New York Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health System File COPA Application

Date of Posting: 7/13/2022 State University of New York Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health System File COPA Application A COPA (Certificate of Public Advantage) application has been submitted by State University of New York Upstate Medical University (“SUNY Upstate”) and Crouse Health System, Inc. (“Crouse”) (the “Parties”) in connection with an Asset Purchase Agreement…

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Two Crouse Employees Receive Joan Fernbach Kingson Award

Congratulations to Bridget Busia and Ryan Courtright, the recipients of the 2022 Joan Fernbach Kingson Award. Bridget, a Nursing Assistant on 6 South Irving, was nominated for her mentorship, friendly disposition and strong sense of teamwork. Her nomination said: “Bridget joined the unit in 2021, when the nursing assistant team was undergoing a lot of…

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Crouse Health Nationally Recognized for Its Commitment to Providing High-Quality Stroke Care

Crouse Health has received the American Heart/Stroke Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Crouse is the only area hospital to receive this award…

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Crouse to Host Two On-Site Recruitment Events

Crouse Health will host two in-person recruitment events for open positions this month. The first will be for careers in Addiction Treatment Services, at an on-site event at the Pomeroy Treatment Center, 2775 Erie Blvd. East, on Wednesday, June 8, from 1-4 p.m. Recruiters, hiring managers and team members will be available to talk to…

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Crouse Raises Awareness for Maternal Mental Health Month

Crouse Health is raising awareness for Maternal Mental Health Month by giving out purple hats to all babies born this May in our Kienzle Family Maternity Center. One in seven moms and one in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression. As the Central New York leader in deliveries, with nearly 4,000 births annually, Crouse Health’s…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment Now Available at the Pomeroy Treatment Center at Crouse Health

Crouse Health now offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment at the Pomeroy Treatment Center at 2775 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. TMS is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, outpatient treatment using magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. This is typically used where other treatments for depression, such as anti-depressants, have…

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Crouse Hospital Receives New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project 2021 Quality Improvement Award

The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) has awarded Crouse Health’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center with the New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project 2021 Quality Improvement Award. This award recognizes Crouse’s participation in the NYS Obstetric Hemorrhage Project and the dedicated work to meet the project’s goal of assessing at least 85% of patients on admission to…

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Upstate Medical University Seeks Approval to Acquire Crouse Health

Building on Collective Strengths: Two Respected Community Organizations Coming Together Crouse Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University jointly announced today their intention to bring the two healthcare systems together to enhance care delivery to Central New Yorkers. Under the proposed combination, Upstate Medical University will acquire the operations of Crouse Hospital, which will become part…

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Crouse Health Partners with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Nuclear Medicine to offer Advanced Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Crouse Health and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MSCPHS) School of Nuclear Medicine have partnered to provide local health professionals an opportunity to become a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Designed for students located in the Upstate New York region who hold an associate’s degree in medical imaging or a bachelor’s degree in…

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Crouse Health Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Crouse Health has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. For the first time, Crouse has also received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. To qualify for…

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Innovative “Shockwave” Technology Gives New Hope to Crouse Health Patients with Heart Disease

Crouse Health is now offering patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease a new, minimally invasive treatment option that uses sonic pressure to safely break up calcium blockages that can reduce blood flow to the heart. The shockwave technology, also known as intravascular lithotripsy or IVL, enables physicians to fracture the calcium deposits using sonic pressure…

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Crouse Health Named Age-Friendly Health System

Crouse Health is one of just 37 New York State healthcare facilities — and the only one in Central New York —to be designated an Age-Friendly Health System by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) recently announced the hospitals, ambulatory practices, post-acute care facilities and federally qualified…

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NYS Attorney General visits Pomeroy Treatment Center at Crouse Health

State Attorney General Letitia James brought her statewide Heal New York tour to Syracuse Tuesday, delivering nearly $37 million to the region to combat the opioid epidemic. The nearly $1.5 billion being distributed statewide comes from different settlements negotiated by her office following the March 2019 lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of the painkillers. James…

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Crouse Earns National Stroke Care Recognition

Crouse Health is one of just five hospitals in New York State — and the only one in the entire upstate New York region — to have received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally…

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Crouse Health Physician Viren Kaul, MD, Named 2021 NYACP Laureate Award Recipient

The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) has selected Viren Kaul, MD, FACP, FCCP, a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician at Crouse Health, as a 2021 Laureate Award winner. The accolade is designed to honor those Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated, by their example and conduct,…

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Crouse Health Named Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

Stephen J. Thomas, MD, and Andrea Call, PharmD The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has named Crouse Health an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. Crouse joins an elite group of designated institutions across the United States that are dedicated to raising standards that define excellence in the practice and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship, which…

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Crouse Health Marks Opening of New Addiction Treatment Center

>> Video: What ATS Means to Patients, Our Community >>  YourCare: Addiction Treatment Services – Special Edition >>  ATS Clothing Closet: Crouse Hospital Auxiliary Project Since 1963, Crouse Health has been helping individuals and families take back their lives and experience a fresh start, free from drugs and alcohol. Following a year of construction, Crouse…

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Crouse Health Receives New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) 2020 Enteral Nutrition Quality Improvement Award

The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) has awarded Crouse Health’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center with the Enteral Nutrition Improvement Project 2020 Quality Improvement Award. This award recognizes Crouse’s participation in the project and the dedicated work to support optimization of early enteral nutrition and minimization of postnatal growth restriction in newborns of less…

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Minnie Yao, RN, Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to our latest DAISY Award recipient, Minnie Yao, RN, from our 5 South Irving Unit. Minnie was nominated by a patient who noted her passion and empathy for her work, patients and profession. “Minnie goes above and beyond her assigned duties,” the nomination read. “Even when she was not assigned as my nurse, she…

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Wound/Ostomy Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Patricia Stewart, RN, from our Wound/Ostomy team, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Patricia was nominated by a patient who felt that Patricia acted as an advocate and “exceptional support” during a difficult time. The patient wrote: “Even though I was not ready to see or hear about my ostomy…

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Crouse Medical Imaging Installs the Latest in Digital Radiography Technology

Crouse Health’s Medical Imaging team has completed a strategic initiative to update 100% of its diagnostic x-ray equipment to the most advanced technology available, known as digital radiography (DR). The hospital’s Diagnostic X-ray Department and Crouse Medical Imaging are now comprised of Philips DigitalDiagnost C90 VS equipment. DR allows X-ray images to be captured directly…

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American College of Emergency Physicians Recognizes Crouse Health’s Emergency Department for Improving Outcomes of Sepsis and Stroke Care

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has recognized Crouse Health’s Pomeroy Emergency Services Department in its Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for leading the way for how the nation cares for emergency services patients. Crouse’s emergency services team was recognized for improving outcomes for sepsis patients and for high performance in acute stroke…

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