Tom Golisano Pledges $20M to Jumpstart Hospital Dedicated to Children
Rochester entrepreneur, philanthropist, and champion of children’s health, B. Thomas Golisano, today surprised an audience of over 200 onlookers by announcing a $20 million gift to Golisano Children’s Hospital – $2 million more than University and Medical Center leaders expected. With this gift, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) announced plans to build a new $134 million Golisano Children’s Hospital dedicated to the care of sick and injured youngsters. More»
We sat down with Director of Web Services Sharon Martinez to learn about an intense, behind-the-scenes effort to not only revamp the look, feel and functionality of URMC’s website, but to outfit individual URMC departments with the quality tools they need to self-manage more of their own online business and publishing needs. To learn more about these projects, just read on.
You may frequent URMC’s eateries often – perhaps even daily – but have you met the folks “behind the curtain”? We spoke to Food & Nutrition director Al Caldiero; operations manager Paul Hermle; and chief clinical dietitian Jennifer Glen, to discuss recent efforts to serve up healthier fare, de-mystify food selection, and tackle overdue brick-and-mortar changes.
In March, James R. Woods, M.D., chair of URMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, spent almost two weeks in Uganda to develop long-distance learning in obstetrics. In this article, published in Rochester Medicine, he writes about his visit, and about finding a dedication to providing the best care possible in the face of tough obstacles.
Sometimes a simple idea from an astute staff member can make a significant difference in time, a process, or even a departmental budget. As part of the Medical Center’s focus on Lean Performance Improvement, new bulletin board-type communication systems are promoting continual re-consideration of work flow – plus some savvy ideas for reducing waste.
We publish faculty and student accomplishments in every edition of URMC Pulse, highlighting both the prestigious honors our faculty/students receive, as well as the prominent leadership/advisory posts to which they are appointed.