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Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Help us provide a warm coat to patients in need. In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, as well as great success last year, Friends of Strong is again teaming up with the Emergency Department to host a winter coat drive for adult male patients awaiting discharge. Many women’s coats are on-hand from last year’s drive—although men’s coats remain an urgent need.

Training Program Expands, Earns National Recognition with Support from Friends of Strong

Training Program Expands, Earns National Recognition with Support from Friends of Strong

For those experiencing cardiac arrest, the difference between life and death may be determined by the unflinching skills of their health care providers. That reality changed the way we train our front-line staff to respond to such events. And it also won national recognition from the American Heart Association.

New Flair, Leadership at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop

New Flair, Leadership at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop

The prospect of finding a replacement following the retirement of our long-time Gift Shop manager, Helen Hess, late last year, seemed daunting, but the stars were aligned. Without skipping a beat, Friends of Strong was able to bring in an equally well-experienced Gift Shop Manager, Luanne Crosby, who comes to us with more than 25 years of retail management experience, including owning her own gift shop for more than 10 years. Take a few minutes with us to get to know her and hear her hopes for the Friends of Strong Gift Shop.

Operation Baby Love: Help Us Make the Season Bright for New Families in Need

Operation Baby Love: Help Us Make the Season Bright for New Families in Need

We partner with Strong’s Social Work Department each year to make the holidays a little brighter for new families enduring hardships, and this year the need is greater than last. Please consider helping make this year’s Operation Baby Love a success by partnering with your friends and colleagues to adopt a family, or make a small donation toward our general collection to supplement the care packages given to each family.

Slice of History: Friends of Strong Celebrates $1 Million Milestone, Efforts to Enhance Patient Care

Slice of History: Friends of Strong Celebrates $1 Million Milestone, Efforts to Enhance Patient Care

For the first time ever, Friends of Strong is giving $1 million to support patient care programs throughout Strong Memorial Hospital in a single year—breaking all previous funding records. Hundreds of patrons and supporters gathered to celebrate and enjoy a piece of cake as a special thanks for helping us reach this milestone.

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