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June 2019

Patient Safety a Priority at Highland Hospital as a High Reliability Organization

Patient Safety a Priority at Highland Hospital as a High Reliability Organization

At the end of last year Highland Hospital welcomed Steve Kreiser, Partner, Healthcare Performance Improvement, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting, for a special Patient Safety Grand Rounds. The national speaker and expert on improving human performance in the health care environment showed us how we can apply High Reliability principles toward consistent excellence in the health care environment to reduce risk while improving patient care.         

Dr. Colleen Fogarty Selected to Chair Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Colleen Fogarty Selected to Chair Department of Family Medicine

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., M.Sc., FAAFP, has been selected as William Rocktaschel Professor and Chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine, pending approval by the Office of the Provost. As of July 1, Fogarty will be the first woman to chair the department, succeeding Thomas L. Campbell, M.D., who chose to step down after serving 16 years as chair.

Patients Benefit from Wilmot Cancer Center & Highland Hospital Connection

Patients Benefit from Wilmot Cancer Center & Highland Hospital Connection

As the census at UR Medicine Wilmot Cancer Center continued to grow, inpatient units were routinely stretched to capacity and roughly seven to 10 oncology patients a day would have to be admitted to the medical/surgical units at Strong. Discussions on better ways to care for these patients resulted in the creation of a medical oncology unit at Highland last summer.

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

The 2019 Annual Provider Awards Reception was held in May at the Strathallan Hotel. Honored at the event were Ashish Boghani, M.D., as Physician of the Year and Jessica Mahoney, PA-C, as APP of the year.  Also honored were Melissa Schiff, M.D.,  Craig Kaplan, M.D. and William Hall, M.D., for years of service.

Highland Hospital Offers Cutting Edge Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Highland Hospital Offers Cutting Edge Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Highland Hospital is now the first hospital in the Rochester region to offer an implantable device called a hypoglossal nerve stimulator (Inspire®) as a treatment for patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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