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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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Doctor intent on keeping seniors independent

Stephen Ryan M.D. has dedicated much of his adult life to keeping the elderly in their own homes and out of nursing homes. As medical director for ElderONE, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, Ryan oversees the medical and quality ...

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‘Laughter, music, hugs’ at Marian’s House

When Mary Fazio R.N. was 14 years old, she was hospitalized for six weeks. While there she became intrigued with the hospital setting. So, after her release, she volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital. She enjoyed the ...

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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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Massage chairs, oxygen bar: rejuvenation at college

What do local college students want these days? To take charge of their health, area health officials said. The Health and Wellness Services Department at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred has created a Journey to Wellness program to help ...

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A bright spot, warm place for people with hard lives

Carol Maskiell was torn at first when she was offered the position of director of the adult day health care program at the Jewish Home of Rochester. She was comfortable where she was — director of social work and recreation ...

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Early lessons in giving sparked a life calling

When Douglas Della Pietra was a boy in the 1970s, his parents decided to give their stove to a struggling family living down the street in Pittsford. Dropping off gifts at a hospitality house and doing chores for the needy ...

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