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Friends of Strong Welcomes Record Number of High School Students to the URMC Family

Friends of Strong Welcomes Record Number of High School Students to the URMC Family

Thirty-one departments and units across Strong Memorial Hospital answered the call and, this week Friends of Strong welcomes its largest cohort of summer high school volunteers in the program’s 29 year history. Ages 14-18, 311 ambitious young students will spend the next eight weeks enhancing the patient care experience. Read more about some of the stand-out kids joining the URMC team this week.

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Going Strong: Volunteer Bud Wesley Recognized for Decades of Service to Patients and Families

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer Bud Wesley recognized with a 2019 Health Care Volunteer Achievement Award by the Rochester Business Journal, shares the dedication that brings him joy while serving others.

Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

Volunteers Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Patients, Community

Join us in saying thanks to all of our volunteers—especially those who were recently recognized for their selfless and inspiring commitment to our community at our 2018 Volunteer Awards celebration.

‘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.

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez Receives National Award for Excellence in Public Service

From Patient to Volunteer: Richard Perez Receives National Award for Excellence in Public Service

Long-time Friends of Strong volunteer and liver-transplant recipient, Richard Perez, was chosen as one of only five unsung heroes from across the nation to receive the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service—recognizing 15 years of his public service as a champion for Organ Donation and Transplantation, as well as being a source of comradery and support for fellow transplant patients and volunteers at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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