Employee Recognition Day to honor more than 1,100

Upstate Medical University, the region’s largest employer will honor more than 1,100 employees, including two who have reached their 55- and 50-year milestones, at the university’s 2017 Employee Recognition Day (ERD) event Thursday, June, 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse.

The event honors employees who have reached a 5-year service milestone as of June 30, 2017. Included among the honorees are Eugene Kaplan, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who celebrates 55 years of service; and Arthur Walsh, Community Campus Switchboard, who celebrates 50 years of service.

ERD Committee Member Megan Chase says that invitations have been sent through interdepartmental mail to honorees and invited guests. “We encourage all of our honored employees to RSVP by Tuesday, May 16 either online at ERD or by calling the ERD Information Line at 315-464-3734,” said Chase.

Upstate President Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, is the 2017 ERD award presenter. Upstate University Hospital Chief Operating Office Robert Marzella and Chief Administrative Officer Nancy Daoust, are program announcers. 2017 ERD co-chairs are Lisa Procanick, Financial Services, and Cherie Kocan, HR-Organizational Training and Development.

Free shuttles will run continuously from Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus traffic circle to the Oncenter from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Shuttles will leave the Community Campus at 10:35 a.m., boarding at the front circle. The return shuttle will leave the OnCenter at 1:15 p.m.

Visit ERD to view the listing of the 2017 honorees by years of service. The website also offers shuttle, location, RSVP information and other event details.

Also available on the Employee Recognition Day website is a congratulatory card that managers and supervisors of honorees are invited to print and send to honorees within their department.

For more information about the event, call the ERD information line at 464-ERDI (464-3734).


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