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Friends of Strong Volunteers Create Countless Smiles

Friends of Strong Volunteers Create Countless Smiles

Impactful contributions throughout UR Medicine’s Strong Hospital aren’t always about dollars and cents; they’re about hearts and minds. Sporting their maroon smocks or blue polo shirts, men and women spanning various generations attend to the needs of our patients and their families each and every day—all as part of the Friends of Strong Volunteer program.

GCH and SMH recognized as 'Gold Safe Sleep Champions'

GCH and SMH recognized as 'Gold Safe Sleep Champions'

UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital’s Obstetrics Division were recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as “Gold Safe Sleep Champions,” the highest designation, for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are the first and only hospitals in New York State to receive the title.

Say ‘Hi’ to Our New Friends: Local Youth Volunteer for Strong

Say ‘Hi’ to Our New Friends: Local Youth Volunteer for Strong

Nearly 300 area high school students interested in getting a taste of working in health care recently joined the ranks of the Friends of Strong volunteer program.

Friends of Strong Exude Passion, Add Value to Patient Experience

Friends of Strong Exude Passion, Add Value to Patient Experience

Only a few weeks shy of an early retirement, Bud Wesley, was in an ICU waiting room with no one to talk to. His mother was a patient and he found comradery with the families of other patients who were on the same floor—many of which shared the sentiment that they wished there were hospital staff that could be there to help them navigate their circumstances and pass the time.

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.