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U.S. News Rates Highland a Best Regional Hospital

U.S. News Rates Highland a Best Regional Hospital

Highland has been named a Best Regional Hospital and ranked 25th among 220 New York hospitals in overall outcomes and third in the Rochester metro area according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 rankings of America's Best Hospitals.

Interdisciplinary Rounding Improves Provider Communication and Patient Care

Interdisciplinary Rounding Improves Provider Communication and Patient Care

An interdisciplinary rounding initiative begun in March, 2019, is resulting in improved communication between patient care providers and better coordinated care and efficiency. The project, introduced on West 4 and West 5, involves interdisciplinary rounds on a select group of patients daily with hospitalist and covering providers including nursing, care coordinators, pharmacy representatives, social workers and others.

Nationally Renowned Doctor to Speak at 2019 Sischy Lecture

Nationally Renowned Doctor to Speak at 2019 Sischy Lecture

David Rakel, M.D., will deliver the 2019 Sischy Lecture on Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at the Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, Rochester, New York. His talk, “The Human Connection: There is No Such Thing as Compassion Fatigue,” focuses on the healing power of empathy and mindful listening.

Nuclear Medicine Camera  Offers More Imaging Options

Nuclear Medicine Camera Offers More Imaging Options

Clear, informative images are vital to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disease. Highland’s Medical Imaging department ensures that state-of-the-art equipment is available and recently installed a new nuclear imaging camera that will allow increased capacity of patients, particularly those with cancer, orthopaedic and cardiac issues.

Highland Surgeons Join Effort to Reduce Number of Unused Opiate Pills Post-Surgery

Highland Surgeons Join Effort to Reduce Number of Unused Opiate Pills Post-Surgery

Highland surgeons are collaborating with peers within the UR Medicine system and 16 other hospitals across upstate New York along with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to reduce unnecessary opioids prescribed to discharged patients. The surgeons have created a program that would monitor appropriate opioid levels for patients who have undergone any of nearly two-dozen different procedures.