June-July 2011

Mark Taubman, M.D.

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»

Turning the Web Inside-Out

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.

Healthy Changes: Behind the Scenes at the Six Nations Cafeteria

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.

Obstetrics in Uganda : Limited Resources, but a Commitment to Care

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.

‘Growing’ Waste Trees Spurs Grassroots Change

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.

Faculty Accomplishments

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.