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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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Health Care Achievement Awards nurse honoree Ann Harrington R.N.

Nursing was not Ann Harrington’s intended career. After college, she took a clerical job in a health care setting, where she interacted with several nurses. They made an impact. “They taught me, by mentoring and example, that the profession of ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards management honoree Cynthia Gordon R.N.

Eight years ago, Cynthia Gordon helped take Rochester General Health System into a field that Canada and developing countries were already pioneering. As the director of telehealth, Gordon has built from the ground up a system that allows patients to ...

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Easing the worry of a trip to the dentist

After years of searching for a dentist for Ty, her teenage son, Cheryl Coppola was at her wit’s end. “We’ve been through many specialists,” she says. “Nobody would touch him.” Born four weeks premature, Ty has Down syndrome and an ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards medical professional honoree Elaine Duckey

Elaine Duckey draws kudos for hard work, a heartfelt smile By MIKE COSTANZA For Elaine Duckey of the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, caring for patients is a bit like visiting relatives. “They’re the family that you ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards senior care honoree Chantel Truax

Chantel Truax knew at age 8 that she wanted to work with elderly people. “I appreciated spending time with people in my life who were wise,” says the elder advocate for St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone. “I was always the ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards nurse honoree Kathleen Doerner R.N.

For Kathleen Doerner, becoming a nurse was a given. “There was never a doubt in my mind that I would be a nurse someday,” she says. “From childhood, when I would take slivers out of friends’ hands, to following the ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards volunteer honoree Paul Speranza Jr.

High blood pressure affects approximately one-third of local adults, and it is linked to many other serious health conditions and avoidable hospitalizations. Paul Speranza Jr. has made it his goal to improve these statistics. Speranza is vice chairman and general ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards directory listing

AAIR Research Center (Conducts clinical trials with investigational medication for people with allergic, respiratory, immunologic and rheumatic conditions) 300 Meridian Centre, Suite 305 Rochester, N.Y. 14618 Contact: John Condemi M.D. 442-1980 / Fax: 442-1585 Email: research@aair.info Website: www.aairresearch.com Absolute Yoga ...

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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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