May-June 2010

Mark Taubman, M.D.

Give Yourself a Raise: Fully Appreciating Your Benefits

While the University of Rochester plans to restore its wage and salary program for the 2010-11 fiscal year, you can give yourself an even bigger “raise” by better understanding all that your University connection has to offer. More»

The Sweet Spot: Where Quality Meets Efficiency

Pulse sat down with Marvell Adams, URMC’s new director of Performance Improvement to talk about waste and working lean. Adams splits his time between this new task and his previous position serving as administrator for both The Living Center and Meadowbrook at the Highlands of Pittsford.

Lodge and Hospitality House is Home Away From Home

The American Cancer Society is celebrating the opening of Hope Lodge and Hospitality House, located minutes from the Medical Center on the campus of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. The facility provides free or low-cost, temporary residential facilities for out-of-town patients who are undergoing treatment at URMC and other area hospitals.

URMC ICUs Shine: Two Units Win National Beacon Award

Two intensive care units at Strong Memorial Hospital were honored this May with a prestigious award that recognizes the nation’s top ICUs.

Bringing Stability After the Quake

After resuscitating a dehydrated newborn, Cyndi Babcock, C.N.R.A., and Krystof Neumann, M.D., deliver life-saving fluids by IV. Babcock and Neumann’s team (organized by Rochester-based non-profit InterVol, and which included Jean Joseph, M.D., Johann Piquion Joseph, M.D., Rachelle Nesbitt, R.N., Gary Tebor, M.D., and Bill Willett, P.A.) was just one of a number of URMC groups to travel to the island nation after the devastating January earthquake.

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 they are appointed to.