Golisano Children's Hospital

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  • Gifts supported the construction of the new eight-story hospital. It includes a greatly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, wich will improve patient privacy and enhance infection control efforts.
  • The pediatric orthopaedics program earned a place among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals,” making it the only service within UR Medicine—adult or pediatric—to earn a top 50 ranking for six consecutive years.
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital recently became the second hospital in the country to use a magnetic growing rod, called the MAGEC system, in a patient. The device drastically reduces the number of surgeries needed for children with severe scoliosis.
  • Asthma expert Jill Halterman, M.D., professor of pediatrics, launched a five-year study, in partnership with the Rochester City School District, to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check. The study involves providing teens with medication that is accompanied by motivational counseling on the benefits of preventive therapy with the hope that they will make the transition to independent medication use.

Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014