In honor of Stephanie Lessun

March 14, 2024  |  To the Upstate Community: 

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of a death of a member of the Upstate family, Stephanie Lessun, who was killed when she was struck by a car on Harrison Street.

Stephanie had been a beloved and respected member of the Upstate social work team since 2018.

We extend our sympathies to all who knew her, coworkers, friends and family members.

In light of this tragedy, Upstate Leadership and Spiritual Care are rounding in various departments and with those who worked most closely with Stephanie.

We thank everyone who responded to help at the scene and the medical team that provided her care in our Emergency Department.

Continue to take care of yourselves, watch out for one another, and reach out to one of the resources below for support, if necessary. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 315-492-5296.
Wellness Resource Line, 315-464-KARE or 4-KARE or
Department of Spiritual Care at 315 464-4687.

The Upstate Foundation has opened a memorial fund in honor of Stephanie. Click here for online link to donation page; or contributions can be sent to Upstate Foundation. Please put “In honor of Stephanie Lessun” in the memo section of the check. Mail to: Upstate Foundation, 750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

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