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Physicians Put the Highland Promise in Action

Physicians Put the Highland Promise in Action

This fall Highland held Promise Week, a time to honor excellence in caring for our patients and renewing our commitment to the Highland Promise and the ICARE values that are at the heart of that promise.  All of us at Highland will continue to care for our patients and their families with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. And, equally as important, we are also committed to caring for each other with those same values.

Enhancing the Highland Patient Experience:

Enhancing the Highland Patient Experience:

Highland Hospital is committed to excellence in patient- and family-centered care.  Highland Physician will feature interviews with physicians to learn more about the ways they help enhance the patient experience. Our first interview is with Michael Ferrantino, M.D., Associate Chief of Hospital Medicine.

Meet Melissa Derleth, Highland's New Chief Nursing Officer

Meet Melissa Derleth, Highland's New Chief Nursing Officer

Melissa Derleth, MS, RN, NE-BC, recently assumed the post of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Highland. As CNO, Derleth will serve as the senior administrative officer for Highland's nursing programs and will provide operational oversight and leadership of nursing practice at Highland.

The Brooklyn native previously served as Associate Director of Nursing, Department of Emergency Medicine, at Strong Memorial Hospital, and held various nursing and leadership roles at Strong for the past 20 years.

Highland Hospital Opens First Hybrid Operating Room

Highland Hospital Opens First Hybrid Operating Room

Highland Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room. The largest operating room Highland Hospital has ever had at 1,100 square feet, the room includes an advanced imaging system that will enable Highland to address more diverse patient needs and offer an expanded vascular surgery service.

Highland ED: Continued Volume Growth with Efficient Response Time

Highland ED: Continued Volume Growth with Efficient Response Time

In the past 10 years Emergency Department volume has continued to grow at Highland, thanks to the department’s reputation for prompt, efficient care. According to Timothy Lum, M.D., Highland’s Chief of Emergency Medicine, the department expects to care for almost 50,000 patients this year, almost a 50% growth from 2007.