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Monthly Archives: July 2010

St. Joseph’s Celebrates Open House for New Postpartum Rooms

Written by admin  • July 29, 2010

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house for its new postpartum maternity unit, which is the first in Syracuse to have all private rooms.  The event was held July 28, and also included tours of the newly renovated unit.

“We continue to hear from new mothers and their families that they want private rooms,” said Gael Gilbert, RN, director of maternal child services for St. Joseph’s. “We are so pleased with our new unit and hope that our patients will be happy, as well.”

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, in conjunction with Schopfer Architects, LLP, and ET Engineering, is renovating the postpartum unit, which is just more than 11,000 square feet. It will have 20 private rooms for new mothers that include a 32-inch flat screen television, loveseat/sleeper for dad, large bathroom and shower, built-in patient wardrobe and hairdryer.

In addition, the nursery has been renovated, as well as a reception area, nursing “pods,” staff lounge and family/patient lounge, complete with flat screen television and wireless internet access. With unique flooring and décor, the unit is a calm, respite where mothers can easily bond with their new babies.

“We know that the physical care of the mother is just as important as the psychosocial aspects of her care,” explained Gilbert. “Being able to have her own room helps a mother bond with her new baby, and makes it easier to learn breastfeeding, if she desires.”

Gilbert added that it is better for patients to have their own space, particularly when visitors arrive to see the new baby. With private rooms, no one is inconvenienced by visitors or noise. The privacy also is important to physicians.

“St. Joseph’s has been listening to the needs of their patients who have long expressed a desire to have a private place in the hospital after the birth of their babies,” explained Richard Waldman, MD, chair of the OB/GYN department at St. Joseph’s. “The hospital has had this for a number of years in its Birth Place and women have responded positively, as a result. This move to all private rooms is a step forward and will enhance the ability of women to be with their babies and families during those all-important first few days after the birth of their babies.”

Dr. Waldman said the privacy also makes it easier for physicians to teach and educate their patients without worrying about what is being overheard by a roommate.

In addition to all private rooms, St. Joseph’s also is the only hospital with full room service for its new mothers. A full menu is available during the day and healthy selections also are kept on the unit for times when room service is unavailable in the middle of the night.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (www.sjhsyr.org) is a not-for-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A nine-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award, St. Joseph’s is recognized as a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor bestowed on a hospital for nursing care. Affiliated with Franciscan Management Services, St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. For more information on St. Joseph’s programs and services, call the Resource Line at 315-703-2138 or 1-888-STJOES1.

City Hall Parks Here [at Schiller Park]

Written by admin  • July 23, 2010

Mayor Stephanie A. Miner will host “City Hall Parks Here,” a series of neighborhood “office” hours throughout the City and featuring Syracuse’s parks, beginning July 29th at Onondaga Park and coming to Schiller Park on August 5th. Mayor Miner will update residents on what the City has been doing in their neighborhoods and be available to speak with residents one-on-one. City representatives from the Police Department, the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, Code Enforcement and the Department of Public Works will be available to take questions from and address the concerns of City residents.

Additionally, Home HeadQuarters and Say Yes to Education will have information tables and personnel available to answer questions about the programs and services they provide.

Interested residents should bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information on City Parks Here check out the city website by clicking here.

Take a Seat!

Written by admin  • July 21, 2010

Well, not literally, but perhaps you’ve noticed the freshly stained benches being installed in the Freedom Garden, constructed last year at the corners of Lodi and Townsend Streets? The Green Train students, a hands-on construction and weatherization neighborhood workforce development program, have been hard at work finishing up the staining begun by the Freedom Garden Planning Committee and also installing the benches in the concrete. So stop by and take in some shade under a friendly tree, or just take a quick rest before finishing your errands, whatever your inclination you should definitely check out the great work Green Train and the Freedom Garden Planning Committee have done to create an inviting gathering place for the neighborhood.

Stylishly Designed Animals and Intrigue at Craft Chemistry

Written by admin  • July 20, 2010

On Thursday night look out for stylish animals walking into to Craft Chemistry (C2) and setting up residence for the next several weeks. That is the original works of designer Tara Hogan from Ink+Wit entitled Animaux: a receptive dialog with animals, will be featured from July 22 through August 14. The opening reception is this Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30pm and is sure to be a wildly refined time. So come check out the fantastically imaginative and exquisitely designed work of C2’s July featured artist of the month, rumor has it Tara Hogan is setting up an installation (in true C2 featured artist fashion), but don’t take our word for it, check out the teaser photos on C2’s website by clicking here.

For more information on the show and opening check out the rest of Craft Chemistry’s website by clicking here.

Plans Saturday Night? The Northside Does! Come Join the Fun

Written by admin  • July 16, 2010

This Saturday night there is no shortage of music and art to take in or organizations to support.

From 7-10 PM, Craft Chemistry (on North Salina Street, next to Biscotti’s) will feature a closing party of the current show “Detour,” showcasing more work from the two featured artists Dan Mabie and James Boettger. Get in there and get your hands on some original pieces of art, you won’t be sorry you did. Owner Briana Kohlbrenner suggests grabbing a bite to eat at one of any number of excellent restaurants on the Northside before the party begins.

For another combination of art and fun, this time mixed with a little music and a silent auction, why not check out the ArtRage Gallery? Located at 505 Hawley Ave, the non-profit gallery is hosting their second annual ArtRageous Extravangza! and invite you to join in the celebration, where you can enjoy music under the stars with guest Emcee WAER’s Eric Cohen, Marimba with Kambuyu, Electric Blue Grass with Atlantic Flyway and Jazz with Jesse Collins. Eat, drink and bid on a fabulous selection of Silent Auction items such as: Outdoor garden items, gift cards to restaurants, theater, opera, massages and more. There are even family friendly auction items such as children’s toys, books and games! This is their biggest fundraiser of the year! Don’t miss the opportunity to support such a forward thinking. Tickets available online (at their website www.artragegallery.org through PayPal), at the gallery and at Roji Tea Lounge. Tickets are $12.00 suggested donation (or two for $20.00).

If you feel like a supporting a worthy cause but would prefer an evening where the soft sounds of guitars, irish flutes and scandanavian fiddles to dance through the air, head on over to the First English Lutheran Church, on the corner of Townsend and James Streets, where Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen will give a concert to benefit the work and compassion of the Friends of Dorothy. Friends of Dorothy is a local initiative providing support to people with AIDS. Since October of 1992 they have offered home-based care to people with AIDS in a variety of ways, including recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing and emergency assistance. For more information on the organization, click here. Admission to the concert is on sliding scale $0-20 (purchased at the door or in advance at Haironoia 479-8255)

So, really there’s no excuse to stay home this Saturday night, unless you’re being held hostage by aliens and if that’s the case, explain what’s going on and have them join you on the Northside for some fun, music and art!

Enjoy Good Music and Help Friends of Dorothy

Written by admin  • July 14, 2010

Do you enjoy musical collaborations that include original songs, traditional Irish tunes, old-time fiddle work, and even some Scandinavian fiddle duets, all put together with unsurpassed talent, heart and soul? Do you enjoy supporting organizations that provide hospitality and support for individuals in need? Then come to the First English Lutheran Church, on the corner of Townsend and James Streets, Saturday, July 17 at 6:30 pm, where Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen will give a concert to benefit the work and compassion of the Friends of Dorothy. Friends of Dorothy is a local initiative providing support to people with AIDS. Since October of 1992 they have offered home-based care to people with AIDS in a variety of ways, including recuperative or hospice care, supportive housing and emergency assistance. For more information on the organization, click here.

Admission to the concert is on sliding scale $0-20 (purchased at the door or in advance at Haironoia 479-8255)

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
with the Grady Girls
Saturday, July 17th
6:30 PM
First English Lutheran Church
(corner of Townsend and James Streets)

For more information on the musicians, please click here.

Absolutely ArtRageous!

Written by admin  • July 13, 2010

This Saturday, July 17 from 7-11 PM, ArtRage Gallery is having their second annual ArtRageous Extravaganza! a celebration & benefit extravaganza! So check it out and enjoy music under the stars with guest Emcee WAER’s Eric Cohen, Marimba with Kambuyu, Electric Blue Grass with Atlantic Flyway and Jazz with Jesse Collins. Eat, drink and bid on a fabulous selection of Silent Auction items such as: Outdoor garden items, gift cards to restaurants, theater, opera, massages and more. Along with the cultured auction items, they even have family friendly items such as, children’s toys, books and games! This is the gallery’s biggest fundraiser out of the year. So don’t miss it. Tickets are available online (at their website www.artragegallery.org through PayPal), at the gallery and at Roji Tea Lounge.
$12.00 suggested donation (or two for $20.00)
 
DON’T FORGET THE RAFFLE TRIP!
Buy raffle tickets at the Gallery and enter to win a Harbor Getaway!
This is Your Chance to Explore the Magnificent Lake Ontario Seaway Trail! A $400.00 Value!

ST. Joseph’s Appoints Sandra Sulik, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs

Written by admin  • July 12, 2010

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center today announced the appointment of Sandra Sulik, MD, to the position of vice president for medical affairs. In this role, Dr. Sulik will act as the liaison to the medical staff on issues relating to medical staff strategic planning, regulatory affairs, credentialing, quality and informatics.

Dr. Sulik has more than 19 years’ experience as a family medicine physician, currently practicing with Heritage Family Medicine, where she has a special interest in obstetrics and women’s health issues. She is immediate past-president of St. Joseph’s medical staff.

Dr. Sulik, a resident of Baldwinsville, holds a doctorate of medicine from the University of Virginia, as well as a master of science in physiology and a bachelor of science in nursing from Georgetown University. She completed her family practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. An educator and leader skilled in preparing future leaders, she also is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Health Science Center. Dr. Sulik will continue to practice part time.

“My goal is to continue to develop strong relationships between administration and the medical staff, to improve physician ease of practice in the hospital, and to be available to the medical staff to assist with issues and change as we move forward in this complex, evolving medical environment,” says Dr. Sulik.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (www.sjhsyr.org) is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A nine-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor bestowed on a hospital for nursing care. St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis and affiliated with Franciscan Management Services, Inc. For more information on St. Joseph’s programs and services, call the Resource Line at 315-703-2138 or 1-888-STJOES1.

Check It Out! The Northside Has Online Faces

Written by admin  • July 7, 2010

So you may know that the Northside Collaboratory is on Facebook (if not, you can check out our Fan Page by clicking here), but did you know that several of your favorite Northside businesses are also on Facebook? Not only does Gentile’s have a Fan Page, chef and owner Kevin Gentile also keeps a blog with recipes, the menu and a daily listing of the evening specials (click here for Gentile’s FanPage, and here to read the blog). Sparky Town can also be found on Facebook, as well as Columbus Baking Company, Cooperative Federal Credit Union, and even the White Branch Library (click on the business name to be taken to their respective page).

So log-on and learn about deals and specials happening at your favorite restaurants and businesses, and don’t forget to become a fan to keep receiving updates! Also, head on over to our Facebook Page and make your voice heard on how far you would travel for Columbus Baking Company bread!

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