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Highland Hospital Plans Nearly All Private Rooms for Patients

Jul 26, 2018

Nearly all Highland Hospital patients will benefit from private rooms, through a modernization plan announced by the hospital. Providing patients with private rooms will further Highland Hospital’s ongoing efforts to improve patient care, help reduce the risk of infections, and offer more adequate, therapeutic space during recovery.

Highland Hospital Announces New Director of Palliative Care Program

Jul 23, 2018

Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., has been appointed as Director of the Highland Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ching follows Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., who became the first palliative care physician at Highland in 2000.

Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission

Jul 16, 2018

Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recertification in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Highland Hospital Nurse Honored with National Award

Jul 03, 2018

Valerie Aarne, MALS, BSN, NE-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager in the Highland Hospital Medical Imaging department, has received a 2018 Honorary Award from the American Nursing Association (ANA). Aarne is one of only ten nurses in the country to be honored with the award this year.

Highland Hospital Rated Among Top Hospitals for Safety

May 14, 2018

Highland Hospital ranks in the top percentile of New York hospitals based on safety measures, according to a study published by the national nonprofit The Leapfrog Group. In its biannual report, the group reported that Highland was one of only eight out of the 137 hospitals compared across the state that received an “A” rating. Highland was also the only local hospital to receive the top score.