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‘Warm Furry Friends’ Brings Comfort to the Home and Worksplace

‘Warm Furry Friends’ Brings Comfort to the Home and Worksplace

A growing pack of more than 14 “celebrity” pups provide warm, courteous smiles, and uplifting engagement to patients of all ages throughout the hospital and various off-site locations as part of our PETS Therapy Program—making them the perfect models for an adorable wall calendar to bring peace and comfort to the home or office.

Gift Enhances Advanced Life Support Training for Our Nursing Professional Development Center

Gift Enhances Advanced Life Support Training for Our Nursing Professional Development Center

Friends of Strong recently funded the purchase of new training equipment for the UR Medicine Center for Nursing Professional Development's American Heart Association Training Center, including a QCRP AED w/Airway, ShockLink and SimPad simulator, and child-sized manikins compatable with the SimPad simulator—further helping refine the world-class care our nurses provide.

Giving Thanks: Learn How Several Notable Volunteers Make Life Better at SMH

Giving Thanks: Learn How Several Notable Volunteers Make Life Better at SMH

Join us in saying thanks to all of our volunteers—especially those who were recently recognized for their selfless commitment to our community. Some 1,300 volunteers have collectively given approximately 141,000 hours of their time serving our patients, families and guests over the past year. 

New ‘Light Up Strong’ Initiative Shows Our Support for Patients, Families

New ‘Light Up Strong’ Initiative Shows Our Support for Patients, Families

Many illnesses today are known by name, and also by color. That's just one reason Strong Memorial Hospital—thanks to the generosity of Friends of Strong—is now going red, blue, green or gold, depending on the observance. Splashes of color outside SMH now greet patients, families and guests when they arrive—creating a friendly and welcoming environment while also raising awareness of the illnesses we research and treat here at URMC.

Friends of Strong Gift Helps Fight Glaucoma

Friends of Strong Gift Helps Fight Glaucoma

Friends of Strong funds the purchase of state-of-the-art glaucoma equipment for Flaum Eye Institute.

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