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American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics: Where it is

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will have three homes in Rochester. The center, first announced in July, is spread out in the city of Rochester with different locations for each of its functions. The business headquarters and technology ...

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Photonics’ new focal point

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics officially came to life last July when the federal government announced a consortium led by Rochester institutions won a competition from the Department of Defense to serve as headquarters for an advanced manufacturing ...

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Research taps many sources

As the future of photonics unfolds, research continues to lead to new discoveries and applications for its use. Many have a stake in determining the direction new research should take, local leaders say. “It’s going to be a collaboration amongst ...

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Where light has long shined

Rochester’s win in the national contest to be the headquarters site of the $600 million American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics should come as no surprise. An outgrowth of optics, the discipline that plumbs the physical properties of light, photonics ...

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Many ways to harness light

The national headquarters of American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will be in Rochester. But what exactly is photonics? Experts describe photonics as the science of harnessing light. It enables technology in nearly every industry in the 21st century—with largely ...

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Building a jobs machine

While the facility is just in its planning stages, Alexis Vogt already is touting the impact of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. Since news broke last summer that the $600 million federal facility would have its headquarters in ...

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At Unity hospital, ‘Terry teaches us compassion’

Don’t ask Dorette “Terry” Clein how old she is because she won’t tell you. It’s not because she’s embarrassed about her age; rather, she’s a firm believer that age is just a number. It’s how you spend your years and ...

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Helping Hillside balance evolution of care, quality

Becoming a nurse was a natural decision for Ann Brennan Cott R.N. Cott, who is one of four nurses in her family, has always enjoyed working with people and helping them through challenging times. “It is extremely rewarding work,” she ...

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Haines keeps emergency room humming

George Haines is kindhearted, intelligent, humble and grateful for everything. The only problem with “Mr. George,” as he’s affectionately known to many around him, is that there is only one of him. Thirty-four years ago, Haines got snowed in at ...

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Runyon’s goal: settings that feel like home

In a world where bigger is often thought to be better, Charles Runyon strives for a model in which small is best. As the president and CEO of St. John’s Health Care Corp. on Highland Avenue in Rochester, he believes ...

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Rebuilt children’s hospital bears volunteer’s imprint

If you run a non-profit organization and you want it to make a positive difference in this world, you want Mark Siewert on board. When Siewert’s son, Mark Daniel Siewert, spent time in the pediatric intensive care unit at Golisano ...

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Building a team to improve the patient’s experience

When people are sick they do not want to be in a room with someone else who is sick. That was a core understanding Frank Korich had in spearheading a $56 million expansion and renovation project at Geneva General Hospital ...

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Conducting the orchestra of Lifetime Care

Patricia Heffernan likens herself to a conductor of an orchestra and her staff are the musicians. She sees the collective work they do as a team as the beautiful music she has the joy of hearing every day as the ...

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Technology helps people with Parkinson’s

When there is no cure for a chronic disease, those who have it can sometimes feel that there’s nothing they can do, area experts say. However, adding technology to the problem can help speed up the road to a cure. ...

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G4 technology gives families peace of mind

As the population ages, technology is producing fresh options for seniors, caregivers and family members. Response Care Inc.—known as RCare—has created a monitoring system technology called G4, Advanced Location Protocol, for senior living facilities. The product uses proprietary algorithms to ...

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