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Discharge Lounge Pleases Patients, Frees Beds Faster

Discharge Lounge Pleases Patients, Frees Beds Faster

It’s a classic problem industry-wide, and Strong isn’t exempt: Emergency Department overcrowding. ED patients looking to be admitted as hospital inpatients to continue their care can find that there aren’t always inpatient beds available when they’re ready to be moved.

New Friends of Strong Website Aims to Support Blood Drives & SMH

New Friends of Strong Website Aims to Support Blood Drives & SMH

new feature for UR Medicine Blood Drives has been added to the Friends of Strong website. This site is home to information about upcoming drives, how you can register, and tips for first-time donors.

Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping at Pre-Black Friday Sale

Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping at Pre-Black Friday Sale

Black Friday, or the Friday after Thanksgiving, usually goes down as the busiest shopping day of the year. The crowds and an early alarm clock can make venturing out on this day well worth a second thought.

Craft Beers and Good Eats Help Benefit Patients at SMH

Craft Beers and Good Eats Help Benefit Patients at SMH

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s volunteer group, Friends of Strong, will host its second annual Beer & Food Pairing Fundraiser to help benefit patient care at Strong Memorial Hospital from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews, 300 Park Point Drive, Rochester.

Local Authors’ Book Signing to Benefit Friends of Strong’s Patient Care Initiatives

Local Authors’ Book Signing to Benefit Friends of Strong’s Patient Care Initiatives

Vicky Ruppert and Ann Henderberg haven’t been best friends for a lifetime, but you certainly wouldn’t know it. Their book, “Singing in the Rain: Weathering the Storm of Dementia with Humor, Love, and Patience,” chronicles the last three years of their husbands’ battles with dementia, as they act as each other’s support system through countless e-mails and journal entries.