The Highland Newsroom Latest News Highland Hospital Nurse Chosen for National Fellowship ProgramJun 22, 2015Deborah Jo Kummer, BSN, BS, RN, AAS, CGRN, Highland Procedure Center, has been accepted into the National Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) Nurse Fellowship Program for 2015. Highland Hospital Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking on New BuildingJun 01, 2015Highland Hospital made history today as it held a ceremonial groundbreaking on a new two-story building addition on the south side of the hospital’s current campus. The $28 million project will enhance patient care based on the modernization of hospital facilities and renovation of existing space.Melissa Schiff, M.D., Honored with Highland Hospital Distinguished Physician AwardMay 15, 2015Melissa Schiff, M.D., recently received Highland Hospital’s Distinguished Physician Award for 2014. Dr. Schiff, Chief of Nephrology at Highland Hospital, Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center and Medical Director at Clinton Crossings Dialysis Unit, has served Highland for more than 30 years. New Educational Video Helps People Prepare for a ColonoscopyMar 25, 2015Many Americans avoid having a Colonoscopy at the recommended age of 50 because they fear the procedure and don’t know how to prepare for it. In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, the Highland Hospital Procedure Center, which provides endoscopy services, has created a short video designed to help educate people about Colonoscopy and alleviate common fears about the procedure. Surgeons Bring Advanced Vascular Procedure To Highland HospitalMar 18, 2015A 68 year-old man with an aneurysm underwent advanced endovascular repair yesterday without open heart surgery, which was the first time this procedure was completed at UR Medicine’s Highland Hospital.