Healthcare and Hospitals

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University (or "Upstate") is a SUNY health sciences university located primarily in the University Hill district of Syracuse, New York. SUNY Upstate is an upper-division transfer and graduate college with degree programs within the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, and the College of Graduate Studies. Its Syracuse campus includes Upstate University Hospital. In addition to affiliations with Binghamton Hospital and 22 other hospitals throughout central New York, where much of the core clinical teaching takes place, Upstate has numerous partnerships, including a joint Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering with Syracuse University; science enrichment programs for local youth in tandem with the SC Hope Clinic; and SUNY-ESF. It directly generates 9,849 jobs, making it Onondaga County's largest employer.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opened in 2009, with the mission to provide safe, effective, innovative and family centered care for children in the Central New York region. Today we serve children and families across 17 counties and treat over 100,000 pediatric encounters per year. As the Region’s only Level 1 Trauma and Burn center, Upstate offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth to 19 years of age. Our dedicated pediatric providers and staff care for patients in an inpatient setting that consists of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery Unit, Hematology/ Oncology, and the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in our large referral area and the only dedicated pediatric Emergency Department between Rochester and Vermont. In addition, the Children’s Hospital offers full spectrum of ambulatory services including primary care and several nationally recognized specialty medical care programs.

The Syracuse VA Medical Center, part of VA Health Care Upstate New York opened its doors on June 14, 1953. The Medical Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services, education and research. The 106-bed general medical and surgical facility provides comprehensive:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health care
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • and so much more.

Upstate University Hospital Community Campus is a nationally recognized health care facility that offers a comprehensive range of services, including medical and surgical care, emergency services, intensive care, acute rehabilitation and inpatient psychiatric care. The 306-bed hospital has been named a "Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leader," and is also nationally recognized for its premier orthopedic program, spine surgery, bariatric surgery and maternity services. The hospital is rated number one in New York State for orthopedic services by HealthGrades (2007-2010). The hospital is also the only hospital in Central New York with a five-star rating for prostate surgery (2007-2010) and is Syracuse's only five-star rated hospital for maternity services (2008-2010) as ranked by HealthGrades. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has also designated Community General Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement, and Bariatric Surgery.

St. Joseph’s Health is a regional non-profit health care system based in Syracuse, NY. St. Joseph’s has been an innovative leader in health care since our founding in 1869 as the first hospital open to the public in the city of Syracuse. Offering primary, specialty and home care, a Magnet-recognized hospital, and collaboration with community partners, St. Joseph's Health advances the well-being of the communities we serve through an expanding range of services to ensure our patients achieve optimum long-term health.

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