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Crouse Health Marks Completion of Final Phase of Pomeroy Emergency Services Department Project

CrousExpress

Crouse Health has completed the final phase of its $38 million emergency services renovation and expansion project. The hospital marked the milestone with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the newly completed portion of the project. The two-phase project was partially opened in July 2017, with completion of the 21,000 square-foot main ER.…

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Crouse Health Announces Plans to Expand Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Crouse Health has announced plans for the expansion and renovation of its Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is designated by the New York State Department of Health as the only hospital in Central New York to serve as the area’s Regional Perinatal Center. Major Gift for NICU Expansion Project Crouse Health Foundation also…

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Le Moyne College and Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Announce “Degree in Three” Program in Nursing

Le Moyne College and the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital announce “Degree in Three,” a new three-year dual degree program in nursing. The first of its kind in Central New York, the program will provide students with dual matriculation at both Pomeroy and Le Moyne colleges, culminating upon completion in an associate in…

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North Country Hospitals, Crouse Health Make Early Strides

Three Northern New York hospitals and their Syracuse-based affiliate are making progress on several strategic initiatives to enhance quality care for patients across Northern and Central New York. In December, Carthage Area Hospital in Carthage; Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg; and River Hospital in Alexandria Bay announced a clinical affiliation with Crouse Health to bolster…

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Crouse Health Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

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Crouse Health Receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Achievement Award

Crouse Health has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Crouse Health Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award

In recognition of the high-quality stroke patient outcomes that Crouse Health’s team achieves, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association has presented Crouse with its Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award.

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The Crouse Health Foundation Presents the Third Annual Crouse Health Polo for Preemies

Polo for Preemies

Proceeds from Crouse Health Polo for Preemies support the work of the Baker Regional NICU at Crouse Health, where the region’s highest risk premature and critically ill infants — our “little fighters” — receive care from a dedicated team of neonatologists, pediatric specialists and nurses.

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Daisy Award Recipient Acknowledged for His Skills

Eric Russell, RN

Eric Russell, RN, from our 6 South Irving Unit, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing.

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Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Holds 103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

Pomeroy College of Nursing Class of 2018

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital recognized graduates during its 103rd annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24, in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. Keynote Speaker was Margaret Wells, Ph.D., ANP-BC, Dean of the Le Moyne College Purcell School of Professional Studies. Greetings were delivered to the graduates by Crouse Hospital…

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Crouse Health Receives Certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

Crouse Health has received certification from DNV GL – Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of regional experience for the treatment of serious stroke events. With this latest designation, Crouse becomes one of just 10 hospitals in New York State to have earned Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.

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Crouse Health Presents the First DAISY Team Award

This month, Crouse is proud to introduce the DAISY Team Award, given to the nurse-led team that exemplifies the Crouse mission, vision and values and are role models of collaboration and teamwork. The first recipients of the team award are John Rankin and Theresa Whipple from the Ostomy team.

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Registered Nurse Honored with DAISY Award

Jason Lyons, RN

Jason Lyons, RN, from our 6 North Irving Unit, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing. Jason was nominated by a patient who was in Jason’s care on the day of his lumbar puncture. The patient says the procedure was his worst fear and he was very anxious. He couldn’t voice…

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Educational Coordinator Receives DAISY Award

Nominated for her attention to detail, can-do spirit and pleasant demeanor, Karen Ramsdell, Educational Coordinator, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing. Karen has worked tirelessly over the past year with the Wound Care team, the Clinical Nurse Specialists, bedside staff and the management team to help improve the quality and…

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Crouse Hospital Renovation Update

Beginning Tuesday, March 20, the Irving Avenue entrance and main lobby of the hospital will be temporarily closed for renovation work related to Phase 2 of the Pomeroy Emergency Services project. Once completed, these renovations will expand the available space in the lobby and will include additional seating for patients and guests. During the renovation,…

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Crouse Health Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Michael Tengeres has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee and provide strategic direction and leadership for all financial aspects of Crouse’s integrated delivery network, including finance, revenue cycle, purchasing and oversight for facilities.

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ICU Nurse Presented with DAISY Award

Amy Brown, RN, from the Intensive Care Unit is the recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing for February.

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Crouse Health’s Spirit of Women Presents Fifth Annual Day of Dance

2018 Day of Dance

The annual event will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Canyon area of Destiny USA.

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Crouse Health Recognized for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has recognized Crouse Health with its Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Crouse Health Names Clinical Quality Medical Director

Allison Duggan

Allison Duggan, MD, FACS, has been named Clinical Quality Medical Director for the health system.

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Crouse Health Names Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Carolyn Hastings

Carolyn Hastings as Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management, overseeing all aspects of the revenue cycle to ensure full reimbursement for the services for the community.

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DAISY Award Presented to Nurse from 4 North Irving Unit

DAISY recipient Emily Clark

Emily Clark, RN, from 4 North Irving Unit is the latest DAISY award recipient. Emily was nominated by a patient’s family member who felt she took exceptional care of the patient. The patient had suffered a severe intracranial bleed, was treated in the emergency room and ICU before being transferred to “comfort care” on 4…

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Three Northern New York Hospitals Enter Into Clinical Affiliation Agreements with Crouse Health

North Country affiliate CEOs

Today, the boards of directors of Carthage Area Hospital, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, River Hospital and Crouse Health announced clinical affiliations to enhance healthcare quality and access in Central and Northern New York. The agreement allows the three Northern New York hospitals to develop strong professional and clinical relationships between one another and Crouse Health in…

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Ostomy Nurse Presented with DAISY Award

DAISY recipient John Rankin

Thank you, John, for your kindness and dedication to nursing and the needs of your patients.

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Crouse Hospital Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

In an ongoing effort to assist prospective parents in finding hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has announced that Crouse Health has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care for the second consecutive year. Crouse was one of the first hospitals in New York State to receive this…

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DAISY Award Presented to Nurse from 6 North Irving Unit

DAISY recipient Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer was nominated by a 90-year-old patient’s daughter, who explained that her mother still speaks fondly of Jennifer and the care she received at Crouse.

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Diane Zeni deFerrante, MD, Joins Crouse Health Palliative Medicine Team

Diane Zeni deFerrante, MD, has joined the palliative medicine team at Crouse Health. Most recently Dr. deFerrante split her time between Cortland Regional Medical Center, where she practiced inpatient palliative medicine and geriatric medicine, and Hospicare of Cortland County where she was Associate Medical Director. Prior to relocating to Central New York two years ago,…

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Crouse Medical Practice Attains Highest Level of PCMH Accreditation

PCMH accreditation is considered one of the leading standards of measuring a medical practice’s commitment to patient-centered care using evidence-based procedures.

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Pomeroy College of Nursing Grad Receives DAISY Award

DAISY recipient Christol Jennings

Christol, a graduate of the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital, was nominated by a patient’s mother when her son was transferred to Christol’s care.

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Crouse Health Appoints New Medical Staff Leadership for Hospitalist Service

Crouse Health recently announced the appointment of two highly regarded physicians to lead the Crouse Hospitalist Service, which is focused on the general medical care of its inpatients.

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The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Health Inducts New Members to Honor Society

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society Fall 2017 class

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital welcomed 18 fourth-semester nursing students into the Delta Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

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Kienzle Family Maternity Center Nurse Receives DAISY Award

DAISY recipient Dawn Bezon

Thank you, Dawn, for the care and compassion you show patients every day.

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Crouse Health Foundation Hosts 41st Annual Tribute Evening

Judy & Eric Mower

This year’s black-tie gala, with its theme of Civic Pride, will honor the accomplishments of Judy and Eric Mower, being recognized for their long-standing community leadership, civic endeavors and support of Crouse and the greater Syracuse area.

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DAISY Award Honors Nurse from Oncology Unit

DAISY recipient Trevor Tompkins

Patients will often comment on how supportive Trevor is during difficult times and how they think of him as family.

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Crouse Radiology Introduces New Ultrasound Imaging Test to Detect Liver and Kidney Cancer

Crouse Health has introduced a new imaging test to detect liver and kidney cancers that up until now has only been available in larger markets such as Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

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Crouse Health Begins New Era in Emergency Care for Central New Yorkers

With more than 82,000 patient visits in 2016, Crouse Health’s emergency services department is the busiest in Syracuse. Coupled with the lowest door-to-provider, EMS “off-load” and heart attack intervention times — plus the region’s most advanced stroke rescue therapies — Crouse’s emergency team is also the most efficient.

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Crouse Health Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

When it comes to stroke care, every moment matters. That’s because a stroke can cause much damage, such as long-term disability. In recognition of the high-quality stroke patient outcomes that Crouse Health’s team achieves, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recently presented Crouse with its Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with…

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DAISY Award Presented to Nurses from 6 South Irving Unit

DAISY recipients from 6 South Irving Unit

A charge nurse from our Kienzle Family Maternity Center was so grateful for two of her fellow nurses and their compassionate care for her father before he passed away, she nominated them for a DAISY Award for excellence in nursing. Nicole Petrie, RN, and Melissa Smith, RN, cared for the nurse’s father during his final…

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Crouse Health Earns Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

Crouse Health has been recognized nationally for the successful way it treats heart failure patients. Crouse recently received the 2017 Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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Crouse Health Receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Quality Achievement Award

Crouse – the only Mission: Lifeline Gold hospital in the region – continues to meet its mission of providing the best in patient care by consistently having the lowest door to balloon times – an average of 39 minutes in 2016. The statewide average is 56 minutes.

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Crouse First in Region to Use New Cardiovascular Device That Reduces Risk of Stroke

Studies have shown that the Watchman device offers patients with AFib not related to heart valve disease as much protection from stroke as blood thinners, such as warfarin.

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Senior Leadership Celebrates 2016 College Graduates

On Tuesday, June 20, members of Crouse Health Senior Leadership celebrated the educational achievements of members of the Crouse family who earned a college degree at varying levels during 2016. The honorees were invited to a reception where they received a gift acknowledging their efforts at furthering their personal and professional growth. Boynton recognized the…

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Ostomy RN Receives Latest DAISY Award

DAISY recipient Deb Patterson

Deb Patterson, RN, received the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing this month, having been nominated by a former patient.

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Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Holds 102nd Annual Commencement Ceremony

Pomeroy College of Nursing Class of 2017

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital recognized graduates during its 102nd annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 25, in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. Keynote Speaker was Matt Hickling, RN, BSN, a nurse at The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center since 2011, who was…

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Crouse Health Appoints Tarakad Ramachandran, MD, as Stroke Director

Working closely with Crouse’s neurosciences team, Dr. Ramachandran will provide leadership to help build on the hospital’s stroke program, with the aim of achieving Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.

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Melba Burwell Named 2017 Joan Fernbach Kingson Award Recipient

Joan Kingson Award winner 2017

Congratulations to Melba Burwell, a Nursing Assistant on the 4 South Irving oncology unit, who was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Joan Fernbach Kingson Award. Nominated by Maggie Race, a registered nurse on the unit, Melba was noted for her hard work and willingness to lend a hand, but above all, her compassion…

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Kienzle Family Maternity Center Nurses Receive DAISY Award

DAISY recipients from Kienzle Family Maternity Center

Nurses Liz Dablock, Molly Lanza, Perrin Kaftan and Melissa Vadala were honored for their compassionate care as a family experienced a heartbreaking loss.

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Crouse Health and Northwell Health Announce Clinical Affiliation Agreement

Crouse Northwell affiliation

The Board of Directors of Crouse Health have announced that Syracuse-based Crouse Health and New Hyde Park, NY-based Northwell Health have signed a clinical affiliation agreement.

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The Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region Awards Grant to Crouse Health Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region has awarded a $19,752 grant to Crouse Health Foundation to encourage women in Syracuse and Onondaga Country to seek breast cancer education and screening.

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DAISY Award Presented to NICU Nurses

DAISY recipients from the NICU

In their nomination, the family explained that NICU nurses Debbie Bay, Kevin Shon and Janet Gregory hold a special place in their hearts.

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Crouse Health Hosts Crouse Choice Awards on March 13

VIEW THE CROUSE CHOICE AWARDS PROGRAM Each day, Crouse Health employees strive to carry out our mission of providing the best in patient care, as well to honor our vision and values. In doing so, many patients and family members choose to send along words of appreciation and recognition. Based on nominations from employees, physicians,…

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ICU Nurse Receives Latest DAISY Award

DAISY recipient Ryan Eastman

Intensive Care Unit registered nurse Ryan Eastman is the recipient of the DAISY award for March.

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Crouse Health Hosts Crouse Choice Awards on March 13

View the Crouse Choice Awards Program Each day, Crouse Health employees strive to carry out our mission of providing the best in patient care, as well to honor our vision and values. In doing so, many patients and family members choose to send along words of appreciation and recognition. Based on nominations from employees, physicians,…

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Crouse Nurse Plays Cupid on Valentine’s Day for Patient and His Wife

Ken Maxwell, RN, says, “It’s just what we do.”

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Crouse Hospital Named a Top 50 Healthcare Provider for Supply Chain Excellence for the Seventh Year

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), global company that works with healthcare providers to reduce inefficiencies in the healthcare supply chain, recently recognized Crouse Health as a “GHX Best 50 Customer” for the seventh consecutive year.

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The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Inducts New Honor Society Members

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital welcomed 18 fourth-semester nursing students into the Delta Zeta Chapter

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Syracuse Hospitals Issue Joint Advisory About Visiting Patients

Due to increased flu activity in New York state and Onondaga County, all Syracuse hospitals are asking those experiencing flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting patients at this time.

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Registered Nurse Latest DAISY Award Recipient

Ericka Williams, RN, is the recipient of the January Crouse DAISY Award for nursing excellence.

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Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Presents Spirit of Nursing Award

Spirit of Nursing 2017

The Bill and Sandra Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital awarded the 2017 Spirit of Nursing scholarship to Jaylin Vernon, a nursing student in her last semester at the college.

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Crouse Hospital Wins Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation

The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality, image and reputation.

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Crouse Medical Practice Adds Eye Imaging Technology for Diabetics

A retinal camera was introduced at the primary care practice to capture high-resolution digital images of parts of the inner eye.

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Crouse Medical Practice Selected to Participate in National Initiative to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Affiliated with Crouse Health, CMP is participating in the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program and will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions.

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Crouse Health Foundation Presents The Margot Northrup Award to James A. Hughes

James Hughes

James Hughes, current member of the Crouse Hospital Board of Directors, received the award, named to honor the founding president of the Crouse Health Foundation.

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A Note From a Grateful Patient

A patient recently submitted a story commending Crouse nurses on the 4 North Irving unit.

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ICU Nurses Receive DAISY Award

Intensive Care Unit nurses Ginel Gordon and Faith Deferio are the most recent recipients of the DAISY award for outstanding nursing. They were nominated by a patient who called them “the epitome of nursing.” The patient who nominated Ginel and Faith spent 16 days in the ICU, and she expressed how both nurses made her…

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Crouse Appoints Twiggy Eure as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Crouse Health has appointed Twiggy Eure to the position of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruitment/Retention Coordinator for the organization. In this new role, Eure will coordinate and guide efforts to define, assess, foster and cultivate diversity and inclusion at Crouse. Eure will also develop and oversee programs, services and initiatives designed to promote diversity and…

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Crouse Health Foundation Announces Major Naming Gift for Breast Health Center

The Crouse Health Foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to announce a major bequest and new name for Crouse Hospital’s Breast Health Center. On Oct. 12, 2015, Hadley Falk, MD, passed away at age 65. He had spent virtually his entire career as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing…

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Tarakad Ramachandran, MD, Joins Neurology Service at Crouse Medical Practice

Tarakad Ramachandran, MD, has joined the Neurology Service of Crouse Medical Practice as a neuro-hospitalist and senior quality director. Highly regarded nationally and internationally as a clinician and educator, Dr. Ramachandran came to Syracuse in 1976 with broad-based training in internal medicine from the United Kingdom. After two years of residency and a year of…

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Crouse Nurse Belinda Blanck Honored with DAISY Award

What sets a nurse apart is not education or experience, necessarily, but exhibiting compassion and empathy in every encounter. One such nurse was recognized recently, having been nominated by one of her peers for a DAISY Award. Shannon Bouchard, nurse manager on 7 Irving, nominated Belinda Blanck, a long-time member of the Kienzle Family Maternity…

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Senior Leadership Hosts Reception for 2015 College Graduates

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, members of the hospital’s Senior Leadership team celebrated the educational achievements of more than 100 members of the Crouse family who earned a college degree at varying levels during 2015. Those pictured here attended a reception in honor of the graduates, who each received a gift to recognize their efforts at…

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Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Holds 101st Annual Commencement Ceremony

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital recognized graduates during its 101st annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26 in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. Keynote Speaker was Ann Sedore, PhD, RN. Greetings were delivered to the graduates by Crouse Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Boynton and Chief Nursing and…

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Cardiologist Riya Susan Chacko, MD, Joins Crouse Medical Practice

Riya Susan Chacko, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, has joined Crouse Medical Practice Cardiology. Dr. Chacko earned her medical degree from the Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where…

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