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If You’re Looking for a Sign—He’s Got You Covered

If You’re Looking for a Sign—He’s Got You Covered

A chalked walkway on Crittenden Boulevard. A smiling stranger holding a sign outside the Saunders Research Building. A card of thanks mailed to our hospitals and clinics. These are just a few small gestures recognizing the hard work of health care workers serving our community on the front lines and behind the scenes. Read how one man's idea to spread positivity went viral, and how others in the community continue to show tangible support for our Medical Center.

Advantage Credit Union Delivers on Commitment to Support Patient Care

Advantage Credit Union Delivers on Commitment to Support Patient Care

Thanks to Advantage Federal Credit Union’s Friends of Strong Debit Giveback Card, URMC Branch Manager David Samuelson, and Marketing and Business Development Strategist Laura Durant, stopped by to visit Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital and deliver a $2,500 check in support of patient care initiatives throughout the hospital.

Pandemic Perseverance: How Our Volunteers are Making an Impact

Pandemic Perseverance: How Our Volunteers are Making an Impact

As we look toward National Volunteer Week 2021, Friends of Strong reflects on a remarkable year of perseverance for our community, and for our volunteers. The pandemic has led to countless changes in our community, and the absence of more than 1,300 smiling volunteers we’re used to seeing in the Med Center is among the most significant. Since COVID-19’s first emerged in our community, Friends of Strong has worked hard to redesign our volunteer program to provide additional training and protocols to safely welcome back our crew of enthusiastic volunteers.

Hospital Gift Shop Unveils New Online Apparel Store

Hospital Gift Shop Unveils New Online Apparel Store

Friends of Strong is pleased to introduce its Hospital Gift Shop’s newest service: an online apparel store—apparel.urmc.edu—featuring an extensive selection of UR Medicine and Strong Memorial Hospital-branded clothing, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, cardigans and more.

Friends of Strong—At the Heart of Protecting Our People

Friends of Strong—At the Heart of Protecting Our People

With UR Medicine and Strong Memorial Hospital facing the remarkable public health challenge of vaccinating more than 20,000 of the system’s health care workers against COVID-19, we at Friends of Strong found ourselves among those honored and eager to help rapidly protect our front line staff, and our community.