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A fierce desire to make children’s lives better

Philene Cromwell N.P. has helped hundreds of children in Upstate New York live better, fuller and richer lives.   Cromwell is manager of medical services for Lifetime Care’s CompassionNet program. She cares for children with life-threatening diseases and is with ...

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Doerr led expansion of RGH surgery programs

When Ralph Doerr M.D. was 15 years old, he landed a job at a Bridgeport, Conn., hospital as a porter. While sudsing and rinsing the hospital’s walls, he discovered that he liked being in a medical setting.   "And every ...

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For area families, his volunteer spirit leaves a legacy

Robert Wood M.D. has been volunteering for nearly 60 years and has touched hundreds of lives.   A retired pediatrician, Wood is a longtime volunteer at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic as well as many other organizations.   "At the ...

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Health Care Directory

Alternative Health Care/Wellness Centers AAIR Research Center 300 Meridian Centre, Suite 305 Rochester, N.Y. 14618 Contact: John Condemi, M.D. 442-1980 / Fax: 442-1585 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.aair.info AIDS Care 259 Monroe Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14607 Contact: Tyler Harding 545-7200 E-mail: ...

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A career of patient- and family-centered care

Mary Wicks R.N. has been instrumental in several major initiatives at the University of Rochester Medical Center that improve the quality and effectiveness of patient care.   Wicks is associate director of critical care and emergency nursing at URMC. Under ...

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A nursing home with an eye on the next generation

Like virtually all New York State nursing home managers, Greg Chambery’s job at Maplewood Nursing and Rehabilitation is a constant balancing act.   Providing the best possible care to frail elderly residents and post-surgical patients while keeping a facility financially ...

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Physician assistant leads refugee care program

For James Sutton, the greatest reward for guiding refugees to adequate health care is their gratitude.   "My biggest joy has been, and always will be, the smile and simple thank-you I get from helping someone that normally wouldn’t be ...

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Coordination lowers costs, increases quality

The patient was a typical one for Lifetime Medical Group’s Care Connection.   With congestive heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the patient had been in the emergency room twice and hospitalized once in the past year, and ...

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Valuing the gifts of those with special needs

In 26 years of providing high-quality health care to patients with special needs, Stephen Sulkes M.D. also has promoted acceptance and inclusion of those with developmental disabilities in his practice, colleagues say.   Sulkes is director of the Strong Center ...

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Now he teaches others to honor ‘sacred bond’

Marc Berliant M.D. considers training the next generation of physicians both an honor and a professional responsibility.   Advancing resident education in Rochester is one of Berliant’s chief goals and accomplishments.   In February 2009 he became the chief of ...

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His techniques help patients find healing from within

The components of therapeutic self-regulation have been used for years but have gained traction only recently, thanks to doctors such as Laurence Sugarman M.D.   Sugarman is the general and behavioral pediatrician at Easter Seals New York’s diagnostic and treatment ...

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Pushing for innovation amid heavy regulation

Donna Grosstephan, director of nursing at the Highlands at Brighton, believed it was the start of a new era when Cindi Barry took the job of administrator there in 2005.   "If there were any doubts, she made it clear ...

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Riggall pushes for cutting-edge training and patient care

Virginia Riggall R.N. brings compassion to bedside care and advances the field of nursing in Rochester.   Riggall is a clinical resource nurse at Rochester General Hospital’s cardiothoracic intensive care unit.   The story of her parents-once strong and healthy ...

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Quality of life is Rich’s goal for seniors in his care

Steven Rich M.D. is passionate about helping his patients get the most living out of their lives.   "The most rewarding part of my job is adding life to years, even if I can’t add years to the life of ...

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High level of teamwork cuts blood infections

Patients in intensive care generally are the most vulnerable. With compromised immune systems, they are more susceptible to infections, which can be serious and sometimes deadly, so reducing these infections is always a top priority for intensive-care units.   When ...

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