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UR Medicine Honored for Stroke Care

UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) highest award for stroke care, including a new designation that recognizes excellence in rapid care that can save lives and improve the quality of life of stroke victims.

8/13/2015 | 0 comments

Strong Memorial Hospital Specialties Among U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Nation’s Best'

Four adult specialties at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital have captured a spot in the Top 50 programs in the nation for treating complex conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 ranking of America’s Best Hospitals. The rankings consider data on nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals, only 137 of which had one program or more that made it to the national list.

8/7/2015 | 0 comments

Patient Discharge Lounge Sparks Connections, Frees Up Beds

“Patients end up not wanting to leave.” That’s what Laurel Pye, nurse manager on Strong Memorial Hospital’s Surgical Trauma floor, has noticed about the Patient Discharge Lounge.

1/8/2015 | 0 comments

Rethinking Surgical Safety

Anticipating surgery is nerve-racking enough for a patient and her family—and that’s without added worries that her operating room team might be feeling frantic in the moments leading up to her procedure. Eager to “slow down” and spend time where it matters most, UR Medicine’s Perioperative faculty and staff have joined forces with their academic medical colleagues from MCIC Vermont, a hospital-owned liability insurer.

10/29/2014 | 0 comments

For Nurses, Many Hands (and a Single Handoff Tool) Make Safe Work

There’s no arguing that a big job whose tasks are divvied up among many people goes faster than if one person tackles it. But making the pieces of those tasks come back together unruffled can be tricky when they’re complex, as health issues often are. As of March, nurses at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals added a handoff tool in eRecord to their proverbial tool belts. The tool aggregates vital patient info--snapping together the pieces of her story for a clean handoff.

5/19/2014 | 0 comments
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