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Highland Earns Endoscopy Recognition

Highland Earns Endoscopy Recognition

The Highland Procedures Center has been redesignated as a center for quality and safety by the ASGE (American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy). The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors units that have demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality and safety as reflected in their unit policies, credentialing, staff training, competency assessment, and quality improvement activities. Now more than ever, it is critical that endoscopy units demonstrate their effectiveness in the delivery of high-quality, safe patient care.

Highland Opens Brachytherapy Suite

Highland Opens Brachytherapy Suite

Highland Hospital opened a new brachytherapy suite in Radiation Oncology this summer that is enhancing care for prostate cancer patients who qualify for High Dose Rate brachytherapy treatments in a streamlined OR-type environment.

Highland’s Bariatric Center Reaccredited by the MBSAQIP

Highland’s Bariatric Center Reaccredited by the MBSAQIP

Highland Hospital’s Bariatric Center has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) for another three years. The center has held this accreditation since 2006.

Wilmot, Highland Expand Collaboration in Oncology Care

Wilmot, Highland Expand Collaboration in Oncology Care

Wilmot Cancer Institute and Highland Hospital recently expanded their collaboration in oncology to include admissions of some patients to Highland’s newly renovated East 5 unit. The move will help address the need for beds when the units at Wilmot Cancer Center are at capacity, and it will ensure patients continue to receive high-quality inpatient oncology care.

Highland is already home to Wilmot outpatient medical and radiation oncology clinics, an infusion center, and surgical services for gynecologic oncology and breast surgery.

Associate Medical Director Message: Commitment to Physician Wellness

Associate Medical Director Message: Commitment to Physician Wellness

In the past few years, studies have revealed the pervasiveness of physician burnout in our country. The American Medical Association and the National Academy of Medicine have made burnout and wellness top priorities. UR Medicine is developing ways to address the causes and promote physician wellness in our health system. 

This fall, Michael Privitera, M.D., M.S., Medical Director, Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program, URMFG, will address the issue at a presentation at Highland.