Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence

 Robert McCann, MD and Mary Beth McCann


We are very excited to be co-chairs of Highland Hospital’s biggest-ever Gala event– the 125th anniversary celebration on April 5.

It is extremely gratifying to see how the hospital has expanded its services to the community in recent years. Not so long ago, Highland was a small community hospital – and while we have retained a patient-friendly experience in a small, easily navigated setting, Highland has greatly enhanced the number and type of medical services we provide to the community.

Much has changed since the early days of “Hahnemann Homeopathic Hospital,” as Highland was known in 1889. And much has remained the same – then as now, a great hospital needs talented people who are passionate about delivering great medical care, and a community that supports their endeavors. As we celebrate Highland’s milestone, we also celebrate the community that makes Highland’s good works possible.

The Highland Gala is the hospital’s most important fundraising event of the year, but it is so much more: it is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all of the people who make Highland special: its generous supporters, as well as dedicated physicians, nurses, staff members and volunteers.

We thank the many sponsors of this Gala and the generations of supporters who have helped build an exceptional hospital in our hometown. It’s going to be a wonderful evening; we look forward to seeing all of Highland’s friends and supporters there!

Robert McCann, MD and Mary Beth McCann

Nicholas Nicosia, DDS and Mary Z. Nicosia

Nicosia PhotoWe are honored to serve as co-chairs alongside Bob and Mary Beth McCann to celebrate Highland Hospital’s milestone 125th anniversary. We are looking forward to our biggest and most exciting Gala ever.

Celebrating 125 years of excellence is what this year’s Gala is all about!

For over a century, Highland Hospital has touched the lives of many people in the community. Everyone you may meet has had a friend or a family member that has had a positive experience at Highland ….. We are two of those many people.

Our involvement with Highland Hospital Foundation is a way for us to give back to this very special iconic place in Rochester’s health care community and to celebrate 125 years of excellence.  

We feel so fortunate to have such a precious resource like Highland Hospital in our own back yard along with the compassion of the world class medical team, the Highland Hospital Foundation, and dedicated staff members and Volunteers.  Every individual is consistently focused on the patient experience.

We look forward to celebrating with you on April 5th as we celebrate Highland’s rich history and its outstanding contributions as Rochester’s true community hospital.

We started here” and we know Highland Hospital will be here for the next 125 years to serve the Rochester community.

Nicholas Nicosia, DDS and Mary Z. Nicosia



The 2014 Highland Gala

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Rochester Riverside
Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY