September 23, 2014
Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., will present the 2014 Sischy Lecture, “The Care of the Sick is a Work of Art,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue.
March 06, 2014
Rochester expert Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is co-editor of a new book exploring the ethics of palliative care, the medical specialty that focuses on pain and symptom management, patient and family support, and help with decision making.
October 01, 2013
Timothy E. Quill, M.D., an internationally recognized pioneer in palliative care and end-of-life decision making, was named one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine, the medical specialty focused on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses.
June 03, 2013
Highland Hospital revealed its plans to build a 3,300-square-foot healing garden in honor of a former patient who inspired the project.
March 06, 2013
As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip supply, according Timothy E. Quill, M.D., URMC professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care. In a perspective published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, Quill...
March 04, 2013
Dressed in vibrant bell-bottoms, afros, pink wigs, and platform shoes, Ugly Disco attendees have a history of going all-out to raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).
January 08, 2013
Three Highland Hospital physicians and a nurse practitioner have achieved certification and recertification in hospice and palliative care to enhance the quality of the hospital’s growing Palliative Care Consultation Service.
May 31, 2012
What is the best way to talk to someone about prognosis and quality of life when serious illness strikes? It turns out that no one had studied that question through direct observation, until the University of Rochester Medical Center audio-recorded 71 palliative care discussions. The data is published online in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
March 29, 2012
Eight out of 20 Health Care Achievement Awards presented today by the Rochester Business Journal were captured by physicians, a dentist, nurse, staff and a volunteer within the URMC health care network. URMC winners spanned every category in the competition.
March 22, 2012
Timothy E. Quill, M.D., director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has assumed the presidency of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
November 28, 2011
In the latest development in its decades-long leadership in the area of palliative care, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program is one of the first nationwide to earn advanced certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
November 10, 2009
A Rochester physician is being honored by the leading national organization in palliative care and has been elected to a leadership post within the organization. Timothy E. Quill, M.D., director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will receive the Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the...
April 14, 2009
People with cancer can learn about the use of massage therapy to relieve tension and pain during a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
March 24, 2009
The University of Rochester Medical Center will celebrate the opening of the region’s only hospital-based palliative care unit, at Strong Memorial Hospital, with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 6.
March 18, 2009
Palliative Care, recently recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties, has become a division of the Department of Medicine.
June 11, 2007
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that early palliative care interventions can reduce the length of stay for seriously ill patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) by more than seven days without having an impact on mortality rates.
March 28, 2006
During the annual meeting of the University of Rochester Medical Center Board on March 27, Board Chairman Robert Hurlbut presented the Chairman’s Excellence Awards to employees whose professional and personal standards exemplify quality patient care.
September 07, 2005
Local experts on pain management during serious illness such as cancer will participate in a panel discussion set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave.
July 21, 2005
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has awarded the University of Rochester Medical Center its annual “Circle of Life” Citation of Honor award in recognition of the Medical Center’s community-based palliative care/end-of-life care initiative, research programs, and education for medical students and residents.
June 07, 2005
A team of University of Rochester researchers, led by a UR School of Nursing professor, will investigate how palliative care services work in an acute hospital setting.