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Health Care Achievement Awards management honoree Sankar Sewnauth

Five years ago, Sankar Sewnauth looked at the landscape of services for disabled veterans and saw that much more was needed. Sewnauth is president and CEO of CDS Monarch Inc., the former Continuing Developmental Services. When he saw how the ...

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Decades on the front lines of family care

Rochester General Hospital has dedicated its volunteering efforts to patient and family care for 165 years. Lorraine Clarke has been there volunteering, with this motto in mind, for over 50 of those years. Clarke volunteered over 13,581 unpaid hours from ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards senior care honoree Scott Schabel M.D.

Scott Schabel’s training at Boston University School of Medicine was supposed to lead to a career in pathology or internal medicine. But a 16-week rotation in geriatric medicine during medical school, followed by his residency with Rochester General Health System’s ...

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Taking the pain out of having blood drawn

Though many of us might feel a bit nervous around needles, Karin Caracci speaks enthusiastically of her job as a phlebotomist for Rochester General Hospital. “I love my patients,” she says. Phlebotomists are specially trained to draw blood for transfusions, ...

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Measuring the effects of combat explosions

David Borkholder has provided a solution to help the 287,861 soldiers affected by traumatic brain injury by creating the blast gauge, a device that logs pressure and acceleration from exposure to explosive blast. To date more than 11,000 U.S. military ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards volunteer honoree Thomas Richards

As a board member, Thomas Richards has seen the University of Rochester Medical Center through the most significant period of expansion and transformation in its 93-year history. Rochester’s former mayor has been on the URMC board since 1999, serving as ...

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After the diagnosis, providing a place to turn

Holly Anderson did not start work at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester during an easy time. Taking over as president of the organization two weeks after 9/11, Anderson entered the position at a time of great economic uncertainty. It ...

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Ensuring independence for disabled people is his goal

Though Marco Altieri’s home health care agency serves four counties, he still approaches his job with a personal touch. “I meet every client,” says the CEO of Angels in Your Home. Altieri began his career of service to others as ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards innovation honoree PharmaSmart International

PharmaSmart International Inc. is changing the way North America tracks hypertension. The company’s health kiosks and software are greatly expanding the ways in which blood pressure is understood and managed. “We consider ourselves experts in blood pressure management, and we ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards nurse honoree Sheila Miller-Serafin R.N.

Sheila Miller-Serafin began her professional career in education, working as a teacher and principal. She would later make a career change to nursing. “I was led to nursing because I found it to be a career where I could use ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards innovation honoree Todd Massey M.D.

Upstate New York’s only heart transplant program has advanced during its 13 years largely because of the work of Todd Massey M.D., surgical director of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s program in heart failure, artificial heart and transplantation. Massey, ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards special needs honoree Sharon Marble

After nearly 30 years, Sharon Marble of CDS Monarch Inc. still enjoys working with developmentally disabled people. “They’re so thankful, really, for all of the efforts that you put into your job,” says Marble, who is the agency’s executive vice ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards senior care honoree Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz believes in community-based programs for people with dementia. He has advocated for the model during the decade he has been president and CEO at Jewish Senior Life and during 15 years as a vice president at Stamford Hospital ...

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