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Expanding Our Concept of the Realm of Medicine

Expanding Our Concept of the Realm of Medicine

If you joined me in hearing Seymour Schwartz, M.D., deliver the 2018 Sischy Lecture this fall, I’m sure you were as moved as I was by his talk. “From Medicine to Manuscript, Doctors with a Literacy Legacy” profiled authors with a background in medicine, from the Middle Ages to the present era who are the focus of his book by the same name.

Highland Emergency Observation Unit: Efficient and Effective Care of Short Stay Patients

Highland Emergency Observation Unit: Efficient and Effective Care of Short Stay Patients

Highland’s Emergency Observation Unit has been active since 2010 with Robert S. Bennett, M.D., as founder and medical director. The Unit consistently meets its mission of caring for patients who need a short stay for a focused medical or surgical condition and meets or exceeds its target of discharging over 85 percent of its patients within 24 hours. Dr. Bennett cares for patients on the unit, along with Dr. Ray Chan who has recently joined the coverage team. Both physicians have served Highland for more than 25 years.  The following is an interview with Dr. Bennett about why the unit was established and how it contributes to Highland’s reputation for excellence in care.

Abby McCarthy, PA, Backpacks on Pacific Crest Trail

Abby McCarthy, PA, Backpacks on Pacific Crest Trail

Abby McCarthy, PA, recently took a six-month leave to backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail, a continuous foot path that covers approximately 2,650 miles. The trail traverses through 25 national forests and seven national parks as it travels from Mexico to Canada via California, Oregon and Washington. This year it celebrated its 50th anniversary. Here is her story and some of her photos.

Department of Family Medicine Celebrates 50 Years

Department of Family Medicine Celebrates 50 Years

The University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine is celebrating a 50-year anniversary. The Department is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country, with a nationally recognized residency program that trains physicians in the medical, psychological, and social factors involved in caring for patients and families throughout their lifetimes.

Family Maternity Center Enhanced with New Triage Area and Special Care Nursery

Family Maternity Center Enhanced with New Triage Area and Special Care Nursery

The latest renovations to Highland’s Family Maternity Center include an updated triage area and special care nursery to increase privacy, comfort, and safety for patients and families. Highland is the second Rochester-area hospital to offer private rooms for newborns requiring higher levels of care.