About Strong Nursing

What does it take to be there when it matters most?

Every nurse changes lives. That’s especially true of the nurses at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital. Our nurses work with the most advanced technology and care for the sickest patients in the area and do remarkable things every moment of every day.

Nurse with PatientStrong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) is the primary acute care teaching hospital of The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and is consistently recognized as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.

SMH is a 739 bed, fully accredited regional referral center for Monroe County, New York, the surrounding east-west regions between Buffalo and Syracuse, and the counties to the south of Rochester, collectively known as the Finger Lakes Region. Strong operates the region's only transplant programs for heart, liver, kidney, and blood and bone marrow, and has the largest and most modern emergency department in the area. Its James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is a national leader in cancer research and practice.

Nurse with BabyGolisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital, a hospital within a hospital, is a clinical, academic, and research powerhouse. It has a Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an all-new emergency department and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit /Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Golisano Children's is the only hospital in the region dedicated exclusively to children.

University of Rochester School of Nursing

The University of Rochester School of Nursing — where many Strong nurses use their tuition benefit to gain advanced degrees — is one of the top nursing schools in the country, and 13th in the National Institutes of Health research grant funding.

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What is Magnet Status?

Magnet Status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to hospitals that satisfy a demanding set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of their nursing. This international nursing quality designation is enjoyed by only about 5% of hospitals in the country.

Magnet Seal

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