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Boosting spirits during cancer treatments

Eileen Grossman, a cancer survivor who founded the Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester in 2006, emphatically says it is not about her, even though she has been there.   "I had gone in when two of my friends were ...

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A career dedicated to fighting dangerous infections

As the oldest of three children of deaf parents, Linda Greene at a very early age adopted the role of patient advocate and caretaker.   She continued with that role professionally, seeking a job in health care.   "The idea ...

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It takes a team to help folks with addictions

Daryl Sharp knew she wanted to pursue a career in which she could make a significant contribution to society.   "It simply occurred to me one day that I thought I would make a good nurse, so I applied to ...

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Looking out for the well-being of patients, physicians

For John Genier M.D., the practice of medicine is never boring. "When meeting with patients, it’s our job to be detectives in 15 minutes or less," says Genier, an internist at Cross Keys Internal Medicine. A graduate of Colgate University ...

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Setting new standards for nursing-home medical care

The field of geriatric care is relatively new, advancing in scope over the last couple of decades to match the aging of the baby boomer population.   Even 25 years ago, the only medical care an elder in any local ...

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A faster way to exchange medical records, images

Political parties may question whether government policies have benefited the health care industry, but Brighton-based electronic medical record retrieval company eHealth Global Technology Inc. has nimbly learned to reap benefits.   Ken Rosenfeld, president and chief technology officer, says the ...

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A half-century of care at Rochester General

Grace Sanford was in her 40s in 1957 when her daughters entered high school, and she was looking for something more to do.   "My husband didn’t want me to work," says Sanford, now 94. "So I decided to volunteer." ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards Directory

Alternative Health Care/Wellness Centers 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 ...

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Fusing biological data and medical technology

Spencer Rosero M.D. has always sought to combine things.   As a child growing up in Brooklyn, Rosero developed a curiosity for technology and the science behind it. He also had a passion for helping others. So he decided to ...

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Doctor helps individuals overcome struggles

Working with a population of indigent and sometimes substance-addicted individuals might not be the top choice for many health care providers, but Beatrice Deshommes M.D. cannot imagine a more fulfilling career path.   As associate medical director of the outpatient ...

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His goal: peace for patients at the end of life

Timothy Quill M.D. is comfortable discussing a mix of topics-jogging, writing, cycling, cooking or end-of-life issues.   As professor of medicine, psychiatry and medical humanities and director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of ...

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Taking dad’s advice, she launched her dream

Mariellen Cupini always listened to advice from her Lithuanian-born father, the sole optometrist in tiny Palmerton in Pennsylvania Dutch country.   "If you have an idea, you try it," he told Cupini, his only child.   Eighteen years ago, she ...

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Healthy communication drives patient care

At Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, employees are not punished for their mistakes. Instead, hospital administrators encourage them to come forward to talk about these missteps, using them as a learning experience to pinpoint inefficiencies.   It is what hospital ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards contents

The Rochester Business Journal’s Health Care Achievement Awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals who have a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The honorees profiled in ...

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Calm and capable, he stands by his patients

Maureen Murphy has had a tough seven months, but compassionate care from Nagendra Nadaraja M.D., chief of surgery at Unity Health System, has made her journey less painful.   Murphy, a Brighton social worker in private practice, had difficulty swallowing ...

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