Stories of Carepassion

Videos

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Crouse Patient Albert Valasek Tells Love Story

Married for 66 years, Albert and MaryAnn had what he describes as “a good life.” Learn what our nurses did to keep the couple’s love story going during their final days together at Crouse.

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Tonya Swift-Freeman - Secretary, Witting Surgical Center

A Central New York resident for more than 30 years, Tonya's work in her neighborhood and around Syracuse are proof that Carepassion extends beyond Crouse into our community.

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Marty Warner - HVAC Mechanic

With Crouse for 20 years, Marty is an example of how employees — both clinical and non-clinical — live Carepassion for our patients, guests and community.

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Palliative Medicine Medical Director Melinda McMinn, MD

A 10th grade English teacher inspired her to become a physician. Now Dr. McMinn, she feels Crouse provides the kind of culture that allows her to care for patients with passion.

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Crouse Cardiologist Riya Chacko, MD

Her mother’s congenital heart disease became the inspiration for a career in cardiology. Learn how this Crouse physician brings care and passion to her relationship with patients.

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Crouse Nurse Practitioner Peter Sinatra, NP

One spouse, one day in time. This member of our Palliative Medicine team shares a powerful lasting memory that proves how care and passion make all the difference.

Stories

Madison Irving Team Creates Christmas in July

Don’t let their scrubs and Crouse ID badges fool you: the staff and nurses at Madison Irving Surgery Center are actually covert Santa’s helpers twelve…

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Crouse Employee Helps Couple Find Car

If you’ve ever navigated an unfamiliar parking garage, you know how confusing it can sometimes be. How about pulling into a space, only to return…

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Patient Care Transporter Makes a Birthday Brighter

Whenever Patient Care Transporter Andy Csermak gets called to move a patient within the hospital, the first thing he does is introduce himself and look…

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Carepassion in the Community

What do Adam Shopiro and Veronica Clanton have in common? Besides working together in the same department — Patient Access — they both care about…

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A Patient Wanted a Dr. Pepper®. Michael Perry delivered.

Most workers, when they end their shift, punch out and head for home. Not Michael Perry from Crouse Nutritional Services. He’d gotten wind that a…

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Easter Bunny Delivers Carepassion

If you’re unsure of what the term Carepassion means, look to Warren Hughes for the full definition. For the last 18 years, Warren has made…

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Environmental Services Employee Lauded for Patient Care

Crouse Health delivers more babies than any other upstate New York hospital. This fact makes our 7 Irving newborn unit one of the consistently busiest…

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Valet Service Members Care Deeper

Nicholas Bellini and Steven Bigness park cars for a living. Yet their real focus is on the drivers and passengers of the many vehicles that…

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Physician Assistant Lives the Crouse Mission

The Crouse mission is to provide the best in patient care and to promote community health. Recently, Neurosurgery Physician Assistant Keith Schults did just that,…

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