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HRSA Awards $1.2 Million to Train Nurse Practitioners

Oct 22, 2020

A $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help expand the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency program that is integrated into the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Funding of $400,000 each year for three years will be used to expand the NP residency program from two residents per year to four residents per year, with a rural medicine component.

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Sep 23, 2020

Highland Hospital is honoring Sunil Bansal, M.D., FACEP as Physician of the Year, and Andrea Avidano, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, BC-ADM, as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year.

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., M.Sc., FAAFP Accepted as a Fellow in Prestigious Leadership Program

Sep 15, 2020

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., M.Sc., FAAFP, William Rocktaschel Professor and Chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine, has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2020-2021, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine ® (ELAM) Program for Women.

First COVID-19 Patient in Rochester Confirmed

Mar 12, 2020

Rochester, N.Y., March 12, 2020–Monroe County Department of Public Health notified Highland Hospital late on Wednesday that a positive COVID-19 result came back on a patient who was evaluated at the hospital on Tuesday. The patient is not seriously ill and is recuperating in home isolation. The patient did not come in contact with any other patients at Highland and the caregivers who examined him took all appropriate measures to avoid potential exposure to the virus.

Highland Hospital Celebrates Employee for 60 Years of Service

Jan 14, 2020

Highland Hospital employees gathered to celebrate Patient Relations Coordinator Dorothy “Dottie” Haelen for achieving 60 years of service. Haelen began her career as a registered nurse at Highland Hospital on January 14, 1960, after graduating from the Highland Hospital School of Nursing. Haelen has cared for patients in various roles, including staff nurse, head nurse and nurse supervisor. In her current role as Highland’s patient relations coordinator, she continues to have an important role in patient care.