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UR trustee donates $3M to Children’s Hospital

UR trustee donates $3M to Children’s Hospital

May 18, 2015

Richard “Rick” T. Aab, a University of Rochester trustee, has made a $3 million commitment to the Golisano Children’s Hospital Building Fund. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will be dedicated on May 27 and will open on July 14. Funding came from more than 8,500 individuals and community groups.

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Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

May 12, 2015

Based on data from patient surveys, the new Hospital Compare Star Ratings aim to help consumers choose a hospital by providing a snapshot of the care they deliver. Strong and Highland received the highest overall ratings in the region with four out of five stars.

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A sneak peek into the new Golisano Children’s Hospital

A sneak peek into the new Golisano Children’s Hospital

April 15, 2015

Even before construction is complete, that is evident almost when you step off the elevator onto one of the hospitals eight floors. Every floor is based on a theme from the wildflowers you would see in a grassy field to skyscrapers on the higher floors. The pictures and murals aren’t high on the walls at adult eye level, but in places where a three-year-old could see.

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More evidence against keeping electronics in kids’ bedrooms

More evidence against keeping electronics in kids’ bedrooms

January 6, 2015

Parents concerned about their children not getting enough sleep may want to remove televisions and other small electronics from the kids’ bedrooms, according to a new study. It’s already known that televisions in children’s bedrooms are linked to worse sleep, said Dr. Heidi Connolly, head of sleep medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Golisano Children’s Hospital in New York.

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UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

UR Medicine and Jones Memorial Hospital explore formal affiliation

December 18, 2014

While leaders from both organizations emphasize that talks are still preliminary and a decision to affiliate is still months away, a closer relationship could allow the organizations to work together in more efficient ways that would help them strengthen services to the Southern Tier.

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Broken hearts on the mend

Broken hearts on the mend

October 17, 2014

After they got their new hearts, 68-year-old Esther FitzRandolph and 68-year-old Danny Pszczolkowski both suffered from complications and depression. But a few months ago, both these patients started improving — dramatically. Cardiologist Dr. Leway Chen and the rest of the staff here were pleasantly confounded.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

UR Medicine a leader in LGBT health care

October 15, 2014

Strong Memorial and F.F. Thompson Hospitals are the only Western New York hospitals to earn this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), , which is the nation’s largest organization devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights issues.

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Leader goes beyond the numbers

Leader goes beyond the numbers

October 10, 2014

A lot has changed, Michael Goonan concludes as he considers a three-decade career overseeing the finances for the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and medical center.

Goonan, 61, URMC’s chief financial officer, is slated to retire at the end of this year. He leaves the medical center in the best financial shape it has been in for some time.

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Strength of leadership

Strength of leadership

September 19, 2014

When he selected Bradford Berk M.D. to take the reins at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2006, UR president Joel Seligman described his choice as “a great research scientist (who also is) a superb strategist, who can lead UR’s clinical enterprises.” The past eight years have proved him right.

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