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URMC Mourns the Loss of Cindi J. Barry »
June 19, 2013
Widely respected long-term-care professional Cindi J. Barry, administrator of The Highlands at Brighton since 2005, passed away on Friday, June 14. Barry inspired and directed a transformation of the skilled nursing facility from a long-term destination for residents to a dynamic place that supports residents in realizing their highest levels of functioning and...
While the IBM Watson supercomputing system is probably best known its star turn on Jeopardy!, the very capabilities that made the computer a successful quiz show contestant – the ability to analyze large sets of unstructured data – are now being harnessed to improve the delivery of care and lower costs. Representatives from...
Lakeside Reborn as URMC’s Strong West »
June 18, 2013
Less than two months after Lakeside Health System officially closed its hospital to patients, the Lakeside Board today announced plans to sell most of the system’s assets to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The deal breathes new life into the West Avenue campus in Brockport, reestablishing urgent care and outpatient services...
Michele Unger, a nurse with more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, instructor and leader at teaching hospitals and academic medical centers, including the University of Rochester Medical Center, died this morning after a battle with cancer.
Nurse Scientist Susan Groth Receives National Award For Commitment to Women's Health »
June 17, 2013
Susan W. Groth, assistant professor of nursing at the School of Nursing will be presented today with an award from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) in recognition of her research into the variety of factors that contribute to obesity in women, including genetic pre-disposition, behavioral and environmental components.
Students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are launching Spanish Night at UR Well. The student-run health clinic provides acute care to Rochester’s uninsured and homeless. Beginning June 18, UR Well will have Spanish-speaking translators available every third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
- In MedPageToday, Rae-Ellen Kavey advised parents not to let little ones chow down in front of the TV—it could lead to heart disease later.
- Mom’s age correlates with premature birth. Loralei Thornburg weighed in on a study covered by the Chicago Tribune.
- Psychology Today cited Marsha Wittink’s research showing physicians are still divided when faced with their own terminal illness. Some prefer extensive intervention and others do not.