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September 2016

Hospital Shows Appreciation to Pathology Staff


Hundreds of employees from the URMC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine attended a staff appreciation event presented by Strong Memorial Hospital leadership on Tuesday, Sept. 20.  

"This is just a small way for us at the hospital to say thank you for everything that you do each and every day," said Kathy Parrinello, COO and Executive Vice President of Strong Memorial Hospital.  

food_trucksShe noted the "overwhelming" statistics, citing the millions of lab tests (very conservatively estimated to be 6.2 million) that are processed in UR Medicine Labs each year.  

Pathology and Lab Medicine has more than 900 employees stationed at URMC and  approximately 30 additional lab locations across the Greater Rochester Region.  

"You are part of the important work we do at the Medical Center," said Parrinello. addressing the crowd. "As you all know, it is laboratory testing and pathology that help our clinicians diagnose patients and develop appropriate treatment plans. For all of the kudos that Strong and the Medical Center gets for treating patients, you are the behind-the-scenes folks that do the work." 

Nearly 530 staff dined on fare from local food trucks including Bento Box, Marty's Meats, Le Petit Poutine, and Lugia's Ice Cream.  

Posters"I think we have a really good department and do a really good job on all fronts and this is a small way to say thank you," said Pathology Chair, Dr. Bruce Smoller, who thanked Parrinello and the hospital for the event. "I want to thank them for helping us to show the level of appreciation that we really feel for everybody who works in the department."  

A poster display inside the Saunders Research Building atrium also showed testimonials from healthcare providers within URMC. Click here to read what they had to say. 

To view more event photos click here


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