The Highland Newsroom Latest News 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. Free Mammograms Offered to Uninsured Women on Mother’s Day WeekendMar 17, 2015This year the day before Mother’s Day, free breast cancer screenings will be offered for uninsured women, age 40 and older. The event will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at UR Medicine Breast Imaging, 500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 130. The office is off Calkins Road, near Marketplace Mall.Highland Seeks State Approval for Building Addition ProjectFeb 20, 2015Highland Hospital is moving forward with plans for a $28 million project to build 6 new operating rooms and a 26-bed inpatient observation unit. This week the hospital filed a Certificate of Need application with the New York State Department of Health to seek permission for the project. With the state’s approval, construction could begin in late spring 2015.