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Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

Heart transplant team celebrates 200 second chances

November 4, 2016

UR Medicine Heart and Vascular held a reunion of heart transplant recipients, families of organ donors, and staff from Strong Memorial Hospital and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.

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Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

Surgeons perform 200th heart transplant

September 20, 2016

Cardiac surgeons at Strong Memorial Hospital recently performed the team’s 200th heart transplant surgery, providing a 48-year-old father a second chance on life. This milestone was 15 years in the making, as the team performed its first transplant Feb. 7, 2001.

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Highland Hospital earns ‘Best Regional Hospital’ status

Highland Hospital earns ‘Best Regional Hospital’ status

August 2, 2016

Of nearly 5,000 hospitals whose data were evaluated fro 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report, only 10% earned this designation.

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Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

Can family approach fight childhood obesity?

July 26, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital is joining one of the largest family-based obesity studies ever conducted, focusing on treatment that teaches both a child and their parents how to change behaviors and attitudes on food, exercise, and stress.

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Two large gifts support second phase of children’s hospital construction

Two large gifts support second phase of children’s hospital construction

June 8, 2016

Golisano Children’s Hospital has received its two largest gifts in support of Phase II construction, which will help bring the facility to the forefront of pediatric surgery and cardiology centers in the Northeast.

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Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

Device reduces stroke risk for patients with atrial fibrillation

June 7, 2016

The Watchman device was approved by the FDA in 2015, and Strong Memorial Hospital is the first in the Finger Lakes region to offer patients this new minimally invasive therapy.

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UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

UR Medicine gets top honors for cardiac, stroke programs

May 24, 2016

Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the American Hearth Association/American Stroke Association with its highest awards for heart failure, stroke, and resuscitation care.

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Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

Embarking on ‘first real big test’ of immunotherapy for lymphoma

March 14, 2016

Ed Foster, a physician from Elmira, is the first person in upstate New York to receive an innovative new therapy at Wilmot Cancer Institute that involves engineering a patient’s own immune cells to attack cancer.

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A do-it-yourself revolution in diabetes care

A do-it-yourself revolution in diabetes care

February 22, 2016

The first three days in the hospital were a blur during which the Costiks, engineers in Rochester, received a crash course in managing the basics of diabetes care.

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Rochester hospitals unite to defeat a common foe: c. difficile

Rochester hospitals unite to defeat a common foe: c. difficile

February 15, 2016

Four hospitals joined forces to beat back the debilitating bug, forming a C. difficile prevention collaborative. Six nursing homes that share patients with the hospitals and had a huge C. difficile problem of their own then formed a separate alliance.

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