December 2011

Mark Taubman, M.D.

New Cafeteria Serving Area Embraces Restaurant-Style Vibe

Big changes are in store for your noontime salad run. Come March 2012, the hospital’s main eatery – the House of Six Nations Cafeteria – will embark on an eight-month renovation project, trading its industrial steel serving, prep and pay areas for a friendlier, high-ceilinged, more modern design. The new concept, according to Food & Nutrition Services Director Al Caldiero, goes hand-in-hand with the cafeteria’s commitment to healthy, restaurant-quality food.  More»

When Parking Lots Disappear: Focus Groups Prompt Better Solutions for Shared Driving

To better understand how staff make their decisions about commuting – and what programmatic changes might make shared-driving options more enticing – Medical Center planners conducted a series of six focus groups this spring, tapping the perspectives of 50 participants with a combined 600 years of Medical Center employment experience. In this article, we sum up what they learned – and how we plan to use their insights to improve current (and future) parking programs.

Why Haven’t We Just Built a Garage?

Repeatedly, URMC parkers ask the same questions, including “Why don’t we just build a garage?” and “Why are permit costs so high?” As a first step toward addressing these important inquiries head on, Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Peter Robinson offers a brief video message, here (transcript available).

Iconic Entrance Gets (Historically Accurate) Facelift

Built in 1925 – on a Rochester street traversed by Henry Ford’s famous model T, when the average citizen only lived into their late 50s and a loaf of bread cost just nine cents – the original entrance to Strong Memorial Hospital has seen much in its 86-year lifespan. Now, a diligent restoration effort to recapture the entrance’s former glory is almost complete.

Faculty Show Kids How Cool Science Can Be

Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Danielle Benoit and graduate student Amy Van Hove worked together to organize the visit of fourth-graders to the University on Nov. 3. The students reveled in a day of experiments to learn more about science and engineering.

New Women’s Health Location Improves Access to Outpatient Ob/Gyn Care

Women who receive outpatient obstetric and gynecological care at Strong Memorial Hospital (currently located on the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Facility) will enjoy improved access to care this coming April, when these services relocate to a nearby medical office building at 125 Lattimore Road.

Faculty Accomplishments

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