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UR Medicine hospitals receive Gold Seal (access required)

Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of emergency health care workers to help a NYC hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis. (file photo)

University of Rochester’s six affiliated hospitals have all earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital accreditation, UR announced this week. The seal recognizes a health care organization’s efforts to provide safe and quality patient care. The six ...

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Journalists deserve respect (access required)

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There have always been parts of the world that are tremendously unsafe places for journalists to practice their trade. Those places usually include war zones and countries led by authoritarian regimes. This year, the danger for journalists is spreading to ...

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Nonprofit Report: Foodlink Inc.

Foodlink Inc., founded in 1978, is a regional food hub and the Feeding America food bank serving 10 counties in the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes regions. Its operations both alleviate hunger and target the root causes of it by ...

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Nonprofit Report: Rochester Oratorio Society Inc.

The Rochester Oratorio Society Inc., founded in 1945 and celebrating its 71st anniversary in 2017, is a choral/orchestral ensemble in the Rochester region. Comprising some 145 auditioned adult members from seven counties, the society produces four to six performances annually, ...

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Nonprofit Report: Penfield Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra is to perform and promote live symphonic music for Penfield and the greater Rochester community and to provide an opportunity for highly qualified, dedicated musicians to perform in a community orchestra. The Penfield ...

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Nonprofit Report

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association Inc. is a thousand-member organization whose purpose is to protect the water quality and overall environment of the Canandaigua Lake watershed for future generations. The association applies scientific research, advocates sound public policy and offers ...

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Nonprofit Report: Cancer Action Inc.

Cancer Action Inc., which does business locally as Gilda’s Club Rochester, creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer—men, women, teens and children—along with their families and friends. The organization’s programs complement medical care, providing networking and support ...

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Nonprofit Report: Journeys of Solutions Inc.

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization Journeys of Solutions Inc., incorporated in 2008, helps volunteers organize service projects that will benefit people living in developing countries. Often the volunteers organizing the projects have traveled to developing countries, visited ...

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Nonprofit Report

Since 1971, the Housing Council at PathStone Inc. has provided comprehensive housing counseling. It is one of the largest such agencies in New York. 

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Nonprofit Report: Venture Jobs Foundation

The work of Venture Jobs Foundation stems from the premise that Rochester has an alarming level of poverty, and innovative approaches are needed to address it. VJF invests in small businesses that will use the funding to create low- and ...

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NONPROFITREPORT: The Nature Conservancy

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization The Nature Conservancy’s Central & Western New York chapter works to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people and is responsible for the protection and restoration of more than ...

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NONPROFITREPORT: Mercy Flight Central Inc.

Mercy Flight Central Inc. was founded as a nonprofit in 1992 to provide air medical services to residents of New York and beyond. Since inception, the organization has served more than 13,000 patients and grown to approximately 70 employees. This ...

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NONPROFIT REPORT

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization Pathway Houses of Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, formerly Pathway Houses of Rochester, N.Y., is a residential, supportive living program serving recovering alcohol and substance abusers in the Rochester and Syracuse areas. Pathway Houses ...

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Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc.

Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc., founded in 1952, is a Christian ministry that seeks to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished and homeless people in Rochester, restoring hope and changing lives. It relies entirely on donations to ...

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