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GIS key to advancing manufacturing in N.Y.

Owen Foster knows the importance of sustainable practices in manufacturing. He believes it is one of the biggest industry topics today.   Foster, vice president of marketing and sustainability at Rochester Midland Corp., said sustainability compares with the environmental focus ...

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GIS expected to deliver big impact for region

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability will have a global reach and a dramatic economic impact in the Rochester region, business leaders say. Sandra Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., described it in one word: huge.   ...

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Golisano’s $10M gift made GIS possible

When Nabil Nasr looks over the accomplishments of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, he has one overriding thought: None of it would be possible without Thomas Golisano. It was a $10 million gift from Golisano in late 2007 that kick-started ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: Ronald Kirshner M.D.

During his off hours, Ronald Kirshner M.D. likes to drive fast-really fast. He can get up to 140 mph in his Porsche.   This is on a racetrack, of course, such as Watkins Glen International.   Kirshner is not interested ...

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SENIOR CARE HONOREE: Robert W. Hurlbut

At age 13, Robert Hurlbut operated an electric-powered floor buffer for the first time.   Unfortunately, things did not go smoothly.   Hurlbut turned on the machine and it hurled into a wall, causing some serious damage. Within a month ...

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VOLUNTEER HONOREE: Gail Hubbard

Gail Hubbard walked into a patient’s room at Monroe Community Hospital.   How are you? Are you OK? Those first conversations were initiated not by Hubbard but by a terminally ill woman Hubbard was seeing as a volunteer for the ...

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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Travis Heider

Diabetes is about to become the nation’s next great health epidemic, and Travis Heider will not let that happen without a fight.   As executive director of the American Diabetes Association of Upstate New York, Heider has spearheaded a number ...

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2013 Healthcare Services Directory

Alternative Health Care/Wellness Centers AAIR Research Center (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: ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: James Wood M.D.

James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager for T&T Materials Inc., will never forget his interactions with James Wood M.D., medical director for Lifetime Care Hospice in Monroe, Wayne and Seneca counties.   Mossgraber’s 92-year-old mother was terminally ill, and ...

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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Richard Gangemi M.D.

In almost every way that Rochester General Health System has grown beyond its walls in the last 40 years, Richard Gangemi has been there.   The administrator was called on to lead many of the system’s major initiatives, with a ...

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INNOVATION HONOREE: Tamra West

Tamra West’s design for the AliMed Trendelenburg Stabilizer looks simple enough. Put together a draw sheet, foam padding, some straps and Velcro, and there you have it.   Yet the ease of design does not tell the story of the ...

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SPECIAL NEEDS HONOREE: Daniel Charcholla

Even Daniel Charcholla’s voicemail message is friendly: "Hi, you know the drill. Toodle-oo!"   As recreation director for DePaul Community Services, a position he has held for nearly 33 years, Charcholla is known for his larger-than-life personality. The folks served ...

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SPECIAL NEEDS HONOREE: Richard Speisman DDS

On weekends during the summer, Richard Speisman DDS enjoys boating on Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario. But on hot summer days, he also can be found attending local health fairs and providing dental screenings for inner-city children.   Speisman, chief ...

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NURSE HONOREE: Mel Callan

Mel Callan’s professional pursuits ultimately come down to helping patients.   "Nursing is patient-centered, influenced by culture, spiritual beliefs, family systems and the environment in which one is raised," says Callan, a nurse practitioner at Highland Family Medicine, a department ...

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INNOVATION HONOREE: Jude Sauer M.D.

When most people look at medical devices, they see tools that perform a function intended to heal people.   Jude Sauer M.D. sees the same thing. However, like Michelangelo with art or Spielberg with a film camera, Sauer also looks ...

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