Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital provides exceptional, comprehensive care to thousands of sick and injured children from its 22-county service area every year. In 2022 the Children’s Hospital again benefited from a tremendous outpouring of support from individual, community, school, corporate and other sources. Last year the Upstate Foundation raised over $2.5 million for pediatric programs and services.

Every child is unique and deserves unique care.

  • The ONLY Level 1 Trauma Center and dedicated pediatric emergency department in the area, providing total care for every aspect of pediatric injury.
  • Multiple areas for play with pediatric friendly décor and design: Five play rooms, an interactive virtual EyeClick, solarium and roof garden, art gallery, and weekly events and activities in the Kinney Performance Center offer enrichment and play opportunities for children. 
  • Schoolroom: A full-time teacher and state-of-the-art technology in the Lukie Frechette Schoolroom are available to help children with their studies.
  • Pediatric spiritual care and chapel: For meditation and prayer services.
  • Multi-sensory room: A room that fosters relaxation, quiet and can help children with pain management. It is the ONLY multi-sensory room built into a children’s hospital in New York state. 

Family-centered care is important.

The hospital is designed to ensure family needs are met. All of the spaces make being in the hospital for children and families more comfortable, inviting and less intimidating.

  • Family lounges: These rooms are perfect to support large family gatherings. The rooms have a full kitchen, shower, multiple computers and a TV. 
  • Family sleep rooms: Offering the comforts of home – away from home. Designed specifically for families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, this area has three private sleep rooms, a shower and laundry facility. 
  • Family resource center: A highly popular space for patients and families where they can borrow books, movies and video games, conduct research, catch up on work and so 
    much more!

Rick Cote is grateful for the care his daughter received as a patient at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. By establishing the Madeline Cote Endowment with the Upstate Foundation, his fundraising efforts continue to support inclusive fitness programs for children and young adults with physical disabilities.