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Crouse Hospital Providers Featured on WCNY-TV Sunday, Nov 6


Crouse in the Community Logo - newsCrouse Hospital providers will be featured on two programs airing on WCNY-TV on Sunday, Nov. 6.

 Focus: Well Being


WCNY’s Focus: Well Being series debuted last spring with five programs offered in May and June. Starting Nov. 6 and running through Dec. 4, five new programs in the series will air on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. on WCNY 24.1 The series provides an open dialogue on critical concerns that affect the lives of those living in our community.


The first program of the new fall series will air on Sunday. Host Liz Ayers leads a discussion about Women's Cancers with guests Stephen Montgomery, MD, Medical Director of the Crouse Breast Health Center, and breast cancer survivor Kathy Brodsky, Director of Patient and Family Services at the American Cancer Society.


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Inside the Nursing Crisis

The first wave of baby boomers is starting to retire, and the healthcare system is bracing itself for the vast number of people who will soon need critical care. In addition, more Americans will likely have insurance available to them under new healthcare reforms. Mix in an aging workforce and the diminishing pool of nursing school faculty, and it adds up to a potentially dangerous situation. How dangerous? The United States may face a critical shortage of nearly a quarter of a million nurses by 2025, according to many experts.

WCNY’s new four-part series, “Inside the Nursing Crisis,’’ will start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, on WCNY channels 24.1 and 24.4 (HD) and continue at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 20 and 27. The documentary examines this serious issue and asks some of the nation’s top nursing experts and hospital administrators for solutions to avert this healthcare crisis.


Crouse Hospital's Chief Nursing Office Mary Agnew, RN, MS, CNS, CNAA-BC; Crouse Hospital College of Nursing Director Ann Sedore, PhD, RN, CHE; and other Crouse nurses were interviewed for the program this summer and may be included in any of the four segments.



Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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