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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.

Highland Hospital Foundation Awards Highest Honor To Robert McCann, M.D., MACP

Dec 05, 2019

The Highland Hospital Foundation presented the 2019 Heritage Award to Robert McCann, M.D., MACP, a long-time member of the Highland Hospital Board and former board chair, at a ceremony at the Genesee Valley Club on December 4.

Nationally Renowned Doctor to Speak at 2019 Sischy Lecture

Oct 03, 2019

David Rakel, M.D., will deliver the 2019 Sischy Lecture on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, Rochester, New York. His talk, “The Human Connection: There is No Such Thing as Compassion Fatigue,” focuses on the healing power of empathy and mindful listening.

Dr. Aaron Sabbota joins Bariatric Surgery Team at Highland Hospital

Sep 06, 2019

Highland Hospital welcomes Aaron Sabbota, M.D., Ph.D., as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, who will focus on Bariatric and Gastrointestinal surgeries and will also be performing general surgery.