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Pathway to Wellness announcements
• Pathway to Wellness invites you to take a .48 mile walk from the hospital to the Everson Museum Thursday, May 30 at 4 p.m. Then walk an additional 700 steps to view the Everson’s exhibit. The museum offers a 20 percent discount for Upstate employees.
• Learn about the benefits of quitting tobacco through Quitfest. Clues will be posted on the Pathway to Wellness website through May 31 that will lead to a Quitfest medallion at the Community Campus and a Quitfest medallion at the Downtown Campus. The first person to find the medallion at each location will win a two-week YMCA pass.
•The Weight Management Skills three-month follow-up class will be held Thursday, June 13 at noon and at 12:30 p.m., 2509 Setnor Academic Building.
•To read a Pathway to Wellness success story, visit Success.
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C.A.B. announces summer hours
The C.A.B. summer hours are in effect as follows: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Call 464-5618, option 4, for daily updated information on pool hours/availability.
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Registration deadline for Clergy Day is June 1
Psychiatry and Ministry: Partners in Care is the topic of Upstate’s 21st annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day Thursday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium, 810 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The program will help clergy and other interested persons learn about the reality of mental illness by learning from experts in the field. The diagnosis, treatment options and building pastoral skills to minister with those experiencing mental illness will be explored. The program is free. The deadline to register is Saturday, June 1. To register, call 464-8668.
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Nominations for Academy of Upstate Educators due May 31
Friday, May 31 is the deadline for nominations for the second class of The Academy of Upstate Educators. The Academy promotes innovation and excellence in education at Upstate. Membership provides recognition to skilled and exemplary educators. Academy educators from across the four colleges commit to Academy activities that will enhance the educational environment at Upstate. Upstate educators who are interested in being considered for membership should visit Academy.
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Patil Award applications due June 4
The Patil Awards are granted to Upstate University Hospital nurses who care for pediatric patients. Up to $1,500 will be awarded. For an application, due June 4, see your supervisor or contact Sarah Irish at irishs@upstate.edu or 464-5310. Submit forms to Sarah Irish, Pediatrics, Room 12420, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
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Care of the geriatric patient is topic of Nursing Grand Rounds at Downtown Campus, June 4
Sharon Brangman, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Central New York Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center, will present The Approach to the Geriatric Patient in the Hospital Setting at Nursing Grand Rounds Tuesday, June 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the 11th Floor Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation is targeted to interested healthcare personnel and is open to the public. Registration is not required. One contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For information, contact Barbara LaCasse at lacasseb@upstate.edu, 464-6151.
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Role of nursing in transitional care is topic of Nursing Grand Rounds at Community Campus June 5
Diane Nanno, MS, CNS, RN, Director of Transition Care Services will present “The Critical Role of Nursing in Transitional Care” at Nursing Grand Rounds Wednesday, June 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Classroom A/B at Upstate’s Community Campus. The presentation is targeted to all RN’s and is open to the public. The presentation will increase nursing awareness of the importance of transitional care in the improvement of patient outcomes. Registration is not required. One contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For information, contact Barbara LaCasse at lacasseb@upstate.edu, 464-6151, 492-3612.
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Employee Recognition Day is June 6
Upstate will hold its Employee Recognition Day celebration Thursday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter Complex, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. Upstate President David R. Smith, MD, will offer congratulatory remarks at the event that will recognize Upstate employees for milestones of service as of June 30.
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Corporate Challenge registration deadline is June 6
June 6 is the deadline to register for the Corporate Challenge Team Upstate. The event will be held Tuesday, June 18 at 6:25 p.m. on Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool.  The registration fee of $32 includes a Team Upstate tank top, Corporate Challenge T-shirt and post-race refreshments. For race details, eligibility requirements and to join Team Upstate, visit Corporate Challenge.
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Register for Paige’s Butterfly Run
Paige’s Butterfly Run will be held Saturday, June 8, beginning at the Federal Building Plaza, 100 S. Clinton St, Syracuse. The certified 5K run begins at 9 a.m., the caterpillar crawl for kids begins at 9:45 a.m. and the 3K fun run/walk begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information or to register visit Paige’s Butterfly Run.
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Strikes Against Stroke is June 9
Strikes Against Stroke, featuring bumper bowling and ramps, will be held Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Flamingo Bowl, 7239 Oswego Road, Liverpool Walk-ins are welcome. Proceeds will benefit Upstate’s Stroke Fund to support patient and family education, direct patient care needs and raising community awareness. For more information, visit Strikes Against Stroke.
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Safety-at-Work Educational Fair is June 12
A Safety-at-Work (SAW) educational fair will be held Wednesday, June 12, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Upstate’s Community Campus SAW is annual, required education for all staff that can be completed by visiting the fair, viewing a poster presentation and completing the post-test. SAW also can be completed via Blackboard (in the course tab, search the word SAW, click down arrows next to UH110 and select Enroll.
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Central Stores is closed for inventory June 13
Central Stores will close for inventory Thursday, June 13 and reopen Friday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Orders must be received no later than Tuesday, June 11 by 2 p.m.
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Applications accepted for Nellie Hurley Scholarship for tuition assistance
Application are being accepted for The Advocates for Upstate Medical University Nellie Hurley Scholarship for tuition assistance.  Employees and adult volunteers who are pursuing studies in an accredited institution in any health-related field are eligible to apply. An application and additional information can be found on The Advocates or by contacting Susan York at 464-5610, yorks@upstate.edu.  Two rounds of scholarships are being offered this year – fall and spring semester.  Deadline for the fall semester is Aug. 1.
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