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Wellness-Outreach Programs


Community Health Education Programs

Crouse Hospital offers free educational programs for the community, hosted in the Marley Education Center and other convenient locations. Seminars are presented by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals on a variety of topics, including stroke prevention, cardiac care, senior care, cancer treatment and prevention and integrative medicine. To register for a Crouse seminar or to learn more about upcoming programs, call 315/472-2464 or visit the Classes and Events section of our Web site.

Health Screenings

As a not-for-profit organization, Crouse Hospital provides free health screenings for heart disease, diabetes and lung function to other not-for-profit organizations that primarily serve individuals who have no health insurance, costly insurance or limited access to healthcare.

To learn more about upcoming programs and screenings, call 315/470-7105.

Health/Wellness Fairs & Events

As part of our mission to promote community health, Crouse Hospital regularly participates in various community health events. Contact our Community Health Outreach Manager to request the hospital’s participation in a local health/wellness event or activity. 

Speakers Bureau

Crouse Hospital's Speakers Bureau offers not-for-profit/non-profit community groups and organizations the opportunity to learn more about important and timely health issues and topics from Crouse healthcare professionals. Speakers may be requested online or by calling our Community Outreach Manager at 315/470-7105. The Community Outreach Manager will coordinate between the group or organization making a request and the requested speaker to ensure a worthwhile educational experience. Speaker requests must be made at least one month in advance of the date desired for the speaking engagement.  

A variety of physicians, nurses and hospital staff are available to address topics from alcohol and drug abuse to women's health to the latest in senior health issues. If your group or organization is interested in a topic not listed here, include the desired topic in your request. Crouse's Speakers Bureau is a consumer-focused community education effort, so speakers’ services are not intended for use as training for healthcare staff.

Upon receipt of your request, the Community Health Outreach Manager will first verify the speaker's availability and then send you a speaking engagement confirmation. Your group or organization will be responsible for providing facilities adequate to host the speaker, but speakers' services are provided free-of-charge. The Speakers Bureau will attempt to fulfill all requests, but at times may be unable to do so due to speaker schedule conflicts. 

Crouse Blood Drives

As part of our community benefit commitment, Crouse Hospital is proud to participate in the American Red Cross Lifeshare Program, through which Syracuse-area hospitals sponsor regular donation drives to increase the blood supply in our region. Crouse holds quarterly blood drives in the hospital’s cafeteria and a drive each fall in the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing.

Upcoming Blood Drives

To make an appointment, call 315/470-7123. 

Visit to Hospital-Land

Since 1976, Crouse Hospital has been educating first-grade students throughout Onondaga County (more than 5,000 in 2009; 165,000 since '76) with our free Visit to Hospital-Land community service program. Funded by the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary, this unique program is designed to lessen the fears and confusion of young children who may have to visit a loved one in the hospital, or stay in a hospital themselves.

For more information, call 315/470-7457.

Emergency Medical Services Education

Crouse Hospital physicians and staff provide emergency medical service providers with free, on-site instruction on various medical topics such as stroke care, 12-lead EKG readings and sepsis. The goal is to increase EMS providers’ understanding of important medical issues, while simultaneously demonstrating Crouse Hospital’s appreciation for their contributions to providing the best in patient care.

For more information, call 315/470-7105 or contact Leesa Kelley.


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