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Enhancing the Highland Patient Experience:  A Conversation with Sheila A. Marcoccia, RPA-C, Chief Physician Assistant

Enhancing the Highland Patient Experience: A Conversation with Sheila A. Marcoccia, RPA-C, Chief Physician Assistant

Highland Hospital is committed to excellence in patient family-centered care.  Highland Report will feature interviews with physicians and advanced practice providers to learn more about the ways they help enhance the patient experience. This issue features an interview with Sheila Marcoccia, RPA-C, Chief Physician Assistant

Highland Family Medicine to Begin Expansion Project

Highland Family Medicine to Begin Expansion Project

Highland Family Medicine has embarked upon a $3.2 million expansion project on South Clinton Avenue in Rochester.  The expansion will include an additional clinical suite.  Sections of the current clinical suites will be remodeled to improve team-based care and integration of care management and behavioral health services. There will also be a brand new educational space to promote interprofessional teaching and additional administrative space.

A portion of the expansion is supported by Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) funds, and private funding through the Highland Hospital Foundation, including proceeds from the 2017 Highland Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament. According to Mindy Cirasuolo, Highland Family Medicine Operations Manager, the project is expected to be completed in July 2019.

Highland Hospital Introduces Customized App for Bariatric Patients

Highland Hospital Introduces Customized App for Bariatric Patients

Highland Hospital is teaming up with “Baritastic,” a weight loss app, to offer a customized experience for patients in the Highland Bariatric Program. By connecting to Highland’s Bariatric Program through the “Baritastic” app, users will be able to more easily share information with their dietitians, access the program’s meal plans, and receive notifications of upcoming support events. Highland is the first hospital in Monroe County to offer this kind of tool for weight loss patients.

Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., FACP, Elected Vice President of International Geriatric Fracture Society

Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., FACP, Elected Vice President of International Geriatric Fracture Society

The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) has elected Highland Hospital Associate Chief of Medicine, Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., FACP, AGSF, CMD, as vice president. Dr. Mendelson will serve a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as president. A founding board member, Dr. Mendelson will be the first geriatrician to lead this group.

Founded in 2012, the IGFS is a non-profit, 501(c)(6)-designated organization whose membership includes some of the world’s premier thought leaders on geriatric fracture care management. The mission of the Society is to be recognized as the foremost international authority for collaboration on the delivery of evidenced-based, patient-centered care for the treatment of geriatric or fragility fractures. Highland Hospital was one of the first hospitals to become IGFS certified and has maintained its certification at the highest level.

Dallas Nelson, M.D., Named Woman of Excellence by Rochester Business Journal

Dallas Nelson, M.D., Named Woman of Excellence by Rochester Business Journal

Dallas Nelson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Medical Director, UR Medicine Geriatrics Group is a recipient of the first-ever Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence Award.

The Women of Excellence Award was established this year to recognize women for their career accomplishments, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring. This year’s class, selected by the editor and publisher of the Rochester Business Journal, features 34 women from a variety of industries. They all have achieved professional excellence, display a commitment to community service, and embrace having a positive impact on others by serving as a mentor.