An initiative to decrease hospital re-admissions for heart failure patients, a program offering need-based fee assistance for childbirth classes, a community outreach smoking cessation program and an annual symposium that updates medical teams on advances into cancer care are among 61
This year's grants were awarded through the organization's 2014-15 budget and other funding sources, according to
"We are proud to support Upstate in its overall mission of improving the health of the communities it serves," said York.
In addition to the
The Advocates' generate revenue through several means. In addition to Mystery, Malt and Merlot and its annual Fall Swing Golf Tournament, it receives commission from contracts for hospital services, such as
The Advocates also sponsor several projects, including hospital-based blood drives and blood pressure screenings. Its scholarship program benefits Upstate employees and adult volunteers who are pursuing studies in an accredited institution in any health-related field.
"We are a membership organization of volunteers who serve Upstate and its campuses through direct service projects to improve and enhance patient care and through fund raising projects to provide funds in support of patient care enhancement and education," said York. "We invite anyone who is interested in joining our organization, to give us a call."
To learn more about the Advocates or to join, contact York at 464-5610.
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