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  • Highland Hospital was listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in western New York for 2013–2014. The regional rankings also recognized Highland for its high-quality services in six specialty areas: Ear, Nose, and Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Orthopaedics; and Pulmonology.
  • Annual gifts helped with the completion of a $3.3 million renovation of the Radiation Oncology Unit, which enabled additional treatment options for cancer patients in the Rochester area. The new unit features RapidArc™ Radiotherapy technology, which is much faster than conventional radiotherapy and can reduce a patient’s treatment time by as much as 50 percent. Another new technology at Highland is a “4D” CT scanner, which radiation oncologists use to monitor each patient’s unique breathing cycle. This enables physicians to more precisely define the radiation target and protect healthy tissue.
  • The Evarts Joint Center became one of the first joint replacement facilities in the country to use computer-assisted joint surgery. Highland surgeons are now able to take more detailed measurements and conduct less invasive procedures, resulting in a better fit and faster healing.

Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014