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June 2024

Highland Welcomes Joel Cornell, MBB Program Manager for Performance Improvement

Highland Welcomes Joel Cornell, MBB Program Manager for Performance Improvement

Highland Hospital Welcomes Joel Cornell, MBB, as Program Manager for Performance Improvement. Cornell, a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo formerly served as Supply Chain Transformation Manager at Corning Inc. and has been in corporate level business roles for 30 years. He was attracted to this position at Highland because of its focus on making meaningful and impactful changes. Health care is a new realm for Cornell, and he is excited about the role. “In health care you can actually see how performance improvement changes improve care for patients and families and improve efficiencies for staff, physicians and all involved,” he said.

Highland Looks to the Future

Highland Looks to the Future

Four years ago, we were in the beginning months of a pandemic that brought with it many challenges for all. It gave us a whole new perspective on the safe delivery of health care, and we pivoted on many of our systems and processes. We took a fresh look at how we do things, and we did not go back to all our old ways when the pandemic lifted. We adapted to the changes and looked forward to new and better ways of providing care.

Leadership Changes Coming for Strong Memorial, Highland Hospital and UR Medicine System

Leadership Changes Coming for Strong Memorial, Highland Hospital and UR Medicine System

University of Rochester Medical Center CEO David Linehan, M.D., announced plans to enhance the roles of two successful, long-standing leaders to strengthen the UR Medicine network of hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities and home care agencies. Effective July 1, current Strong Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathy Parrinello will become President and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and will assume the President and CEO role at Highland Hospital before the end of 2024. Steve Goldstein, currently President and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital, will strengthen his current role to continue to direct strategic integration of the UR Medicine health system.

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital honors Chin-Lin Ching, M.D, as Physician of the Year, and Rachel A. James, M.S., R.N., AGPCNP-BC as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the year. They were recognized during the Highland Provider Recognition Event held in May at the Strathallan in Rochester.

Sally Rousseau Named John R. Williams Legacy Award Winner

Sally Rousseau Named John R. Williams Legacy Award Winner

Sally Rousseau, LCSW, LMFT, Director of Social Work & Care Management is the recipient of the 2023 John R Williams Legacy Award for Innovation and Improvement. Rousseau was nominated by several physician colleagues and the award was presented at the annual Highland Hospital service recognition event.

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