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Finding a more holistic approach to spine health

In the late 1970s, when many physicians still had a rigid view of what influences illness, Brian Justice was eager to pursue a career that championed the connection between body and mind. “So I made the then-radical move of going ...

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Making a daily difference in the lives of elder patients

Mary Beth Hossenlopp N.P.’s goal for her elderly patients is to keep them out of the hospital and as comfortable as possible. “I go to each elder’s bedside so they don’t have to go out of the cottage for medical ...

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RBJ Health Care Achievement Awards: Health Care Resources

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Pharmacy chief spent eight years on zero-error system

There is no room for error when distributing medication. In the world of pharmacy, how do medical providers help prevent human error? At the University of Rochester Medical Center, pharmacy director Curtis Haas has spent eight years working with technology ...

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Growing and improving elder care services

Jill Graziano has made it easier for patients and their families to voice their opinions—and to feel comfortable doing it. As executive director of ElderONE, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System, Graziano set up a patient advisory council, in ...

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Out of the shadows of institutional life

Breanna Benz Sy Zielinski has been a leader in the developmental disability field for 40 years. Zielinski knew early in his career that he wanted to make major changes in Rochester and surrounding areas as he began to recognize the ...

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An ally inspired by folks on the tough road to recovery

To hear Dorota Gardy M.D. tell it, she is fortunate to be able to work with her patients. “I get to see people really engage in this road of recovery and wellness, and then I see them succeed,” she said. ...

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Her goal is a well-educated staff at the Arc

When Shelley VanLare R.N. speaks of the need to care for developmentally disabled people—and to properly train their caregivers—her passion for her work comes through. “If we don’t have validated and well-educated staff, our individuals aren’t going to benefit from ...

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Leader takes a local laboratory to the global level

John D’Souza M.D. took over as leader of ACM Medical Laboratories when the organization needed a strong hand. In the nearly 15 years since, he has stood at the helm as its influence has grown from regional to international. For ...

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On the cutting edge of genetic testing for cancer risk

The fate of future generations of families often rests on the shoulders of Jessica Salamone. As the genetic counselor for Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, Salamone is tasked with testing genes for hereditary cancer risk for the various generations of a ...

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Neurologist’s role close to Sherlock Holmes’

As a kid, Mary Dombovy M.D. sneaked down the darkened stairs as her parents watched “Ben Casey,” a medical drama that aired in the 1960s. She watched from afar, usually wearing green surgical scrubs with “Ben Casey” printed on them. ...

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Home hemodialysis saves patients hours of time

Prior to the fall of 2013, medical transport teams taking frail patients by gurney to off-site dialysis treatment were part of the daily routine at Hill Haven Transitional Care Center in Webster.  The trek would begin in the wee hours, ...

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New ultrasound device is ‘a revolution’

When Carestream Health Inc. was looking to enter the $6 billion global ultrasound market, it went right to the source for ideas: customers. While studying the market, Carestream found unmet customer needs that the company believed it could deliver. The ...

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Making recovery the goal in mental health care

In many industries, end goals are clearly outlined. For the mental health field, the completion of treatment can often be ambiguous. That’s where Sally Rousseau comes in. Rousseau, manager of the Evelyn Brandon Health Care Center at Unity Hospital, has ...

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Known as a champion for geriatric care

The Rochester area is becoming a hub of expertise and education for health care professionals who work geriatrics, and Thomas Caprio M.D. is a pivotal part of that movement. As medical director of Visiting Nurse Service, Caprio is instrumental in ...

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