Upstate University Hospital http://waer.org en Shortage of Chemical Used to Sterilize Surgical Equipment http://waer.org/post/shortage-chemical-used-sterilize-surgical-equipment <div>Syracuse-area hospitals say they’re facing a shortage of a crucial sterilization product that could delay surgeries. &nbsp; There appears to be a major disruption in the supply chain of a biologic known as Sterrad&nbsp;biologic indicator made by Advanced Sterilization Products, which is used to sterilize surgical equipment and tools.&nbsp;</div><div>The hospitals alerted Senator Chuck Schumer of the problem. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:49:58 +0000 Scott Willis 15619 at http://waer.org Shortage of Chemical Used to Sterilize Surgical Equipment CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening http://waer.org/post/cny-college-students-and-military-among-those-urged-consider-depression-screening <p>Central New Yorkers are not immune to the estimated 19 million adults that live with depression.&nbsp; Thursday is <a href="http://mentalhealthscreening.org/">National Depression Screening </a>day.&nbsp; Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:15:45 +0000 Chris Bolt & Jennie May 9054 at http://waer.org CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening Upstate Unveils Emergency Department for Seniors http://waer.org/post/upstate-unveils-emergency-department-seniors <p>The future of medical care for senior citizens in Central New York took a big step in the right direction&nbsp; today as staff and patients&nbsp; gathered to officially open the area’s first geriatric emergency department at Upstate’s Community Campus.&nbsp; Emergency Medicine Director Jamie&nbsp;Ciaccio will help lead the new eight bed&nbsp;&nbsp;unit called Gem Care that will offer geriatric-specific equipment and emergency care to those 65 and older.&nbsp; With state of the art technology, Ciaccio says Gem Care’s staff members will work as a team to encourage quick and efficient discharg Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:22:13 +0000 Scott Willis & Christian Bersani 4135 at http://waer.org Upstate Unveils Emergency Department for Seniors