New York State lags behind the US when it comes to registered organ donors but, ranks as the third highest for patients in need. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield says that only 48 percent of adults are registered nationwide and only half of that figure, or 22 percent are from New York State. However, Upstate New York has a higher number of registered donors at 32 percent. Meanwhile, BCBS Regional President Dr. Arthur Vercillo sees first hand as a surgeon the positive impacts an organ donor can have on life.
Years of medical school are not needed to get a pretty good job in health care here in Syracuse. A new study is now showing positions that require less training are on the rise – and increasingly important.
Onondaga County health officials are ready to react to the finding of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in the area. Interim Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano has ordered aerial spraying for the Cicero Swamp, scheduled for Tuesday night between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The disease, which can be transmitted to humans, along with a high mosquito count led to the decision to spray pesticides. Those who live in the affected area are expected to be contacted. But Mignano has released the following boundaries for the spraying.
A dream that’s been in the making for a very long time came true for Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse today. The hospital held the official ribbon cutting of the 74 Million Dollar Upstate Cancer Center to provide expanded care and treatment in a welcoming, state of the art building.
Listen to John Smith's story about the new Upstate Cancer Center.