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Health Care

Jan 6, 2022

Excellus BCBS appoints first female chief information officer 

Cindy Langston has been appointed senior vice president and the first female chief information officer at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Jan 6, 2022

Finger Lakes Textiles sells 10,000th hat, adds PPE lines

Finger Lakes Textiles, an inclusive textile and knitting factory in Waterloo, Seneca County, has been able to expand its operations with help from a state grant and recently hit a major milestone with one of its product lines.   Finger Lakes Textiles (FLT) received a $10,000 grant through the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) COVID Recovery Initiat[...]

Jan 5, 2022

Jobs, infrastructure, green energy, business-friendly climate among Hochul priorities

Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her priorities as she begins her first full year guiding New York.

Jan 4, 2022

Lifetime Benefit Solutions names new president  

Trish Mooney has been appointed president of Lifetime Benefit Solutions, a subsidiary of the Rochester–based Lifetime Healthcare Companies.  Mooney most recently served as vice president, operations, process improvement for LBS where she led teams devoted to project management, operation excellence and process optimization.  “With 16 years of experience at our organizati[...]

Jan 4, 2022

Chamber to distribute free KN95 masks, test kits to businesses

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will partner with Monroe County and the Rochester Red Wings to distribute KN95 masks and COVID-19 test kits free of charge to local businesses. The drive-thru event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday in the VIP parking lot at Frontier Field. The materials are meant […]

Dec 30, 2021

County distributing KN95 masks to essential workers

Monroe County officials have begun distribution of about 330,000 KN95 masks to health care systems, city and county school districts, first responders and other essential workers. The masks were allotted to the county by New York State. Recipients include Rochester Regional Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency […]

Dec 30, 2021

Team from Nixon Peabody helps surgical practice expand

A group of lawyers from Nixon Peabody LLP recently represented a downstate bariatric surgical practice and its affiliated marketing services organization with expansion into the south. New York Bariatric Group and its MSO, New York Bariatric Group — together, NYBG — joined forces with Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery, which serves Northwest Arkansas and Oklahoma. […]

Dec 30, 2021

Resolution: Practice ‘exercise snacking,’ local provider says

Exercise snacking could be the answer to those looking to drop a few pounds or increase one’s level of physical activity in the new year, one Rochester area provider says.

Dec 27, 2021

Building a solid DEI foundation requires long-term commitment

Joseph Searles says building a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion foundation at one’s business or organization should be viewed as a journey, rather than a destination.   “It’s a long-term commitment,” says Searles, vice president and chief community engagement officer at Trillium Health. “There is no end point for this focus.”   At the start of the DEI process, […]

University of Rochester Medical Center
Dec 23, 2021

Bank of America names URMC a 2021 Neighborhood Champion

Bank of America has named the University of Rochester Medical Center as a 2021 Neighborhood Champion, in recognition of the work URMC does to advance economic mobility throughout the Greater Rochester region at its Center for Community Health & Prevention.   The Neighborhood Champions program provides $50,000 in grant support, as well as an opportunity for virtual l[...]

Dec 22, 2021

UR institute plays key role in national dental faculty development center

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has selected the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, to collaboratively establish a first-of-its-kind primary care dental faculty development center.  The National Dental Training Center for Primary Interdisciplinary Care Educators will ser[...]

Dec 21, 2021

Health provider offers tips on staying safe this holiday season amid COVID, flu

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, as well the flu shot, are the best ways to protect oneself this holiday season, an expert says.