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Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., Named Director of Palliative Care Program

Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., Named Director of Palliative Care Program

Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., has been appointed Director of the Highland Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ching follows Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., who became the first palliative care physician at Highland in 2000.

Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program Receives  Joint Commission Advanced Recertification

Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program Receives Joint Commission Advanced Recertification

Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recertification in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Michael Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. Receives Recognition

Michael Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. Receives Recognition

Congratulations to Highland Family Medicine physician Michael Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County Health Department, who was recently recognized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Rochester Area with The Charlotte Hegedus Award.

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Recent Publications

Congratulations to the physicians who have recently published. If you would like to have your publication listed in the November edition of Highland Physician please send in the format seen below to HighlandPR@urmc.rochester.edu and indicate that it is a submission for the physician newsletter.

A Message from the Associate Medical Director: Our Commitment to Regional Hospitals

A Message from the Associate Medical Director: Our Commitment to Regional Hospitals

Recently St. James Mercy Hospital became the sixth hospital to join UR Medicine's network, which includes Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals in Rochester, Jones Memorial in Wellsville, Noyes Memorial in Dansville, and F. F. Thompson in Canandaigua. I have been serving as Chief Medical Officer at St. James Mercy since 2015 as part of a partnership agreement between the hospital and UR Medicine, leading quality improvement initiatives, and helping to recruit physicians to the Hornell area. UR Medicine is committed to helping regional hospitals survive and thrive. This is important to all of us.