Achievements & Recognitions

Rochester Regional Health strives to provide optimal healthcare and clinical excellence for our patients. It is truly an honor when external organizations recognize the on-going efforts of our extraordinary team.

2017

January 2017

  • Unity Dialysis Services received a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Star Program.
  • Unity’s Stroke Center recognized by the New York State Stroke Designation Center.
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Rochester General Hospital earned the Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

February 2017

  • Rochester Regional received several Rochester Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Achievement Awards:
    • Innovation: Intensive Nursing Care Unit at Unity Hospital
    • Health Care Staff: Rebecca Alley, RN, BSN, director of Quality
    • Senior Care: Cindy Lovetro, RN, BS, chief nursing officer of Long-Term Care
    • Volunteer: Evelyn Haslett, Friends for the Day Adult Day Healthcare
  • United Memorial Wound Care named Center of Distinction by Healogics.
  • Rochester General Hospital named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals and a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades.

March 2017

April 2017

  • Rochester Regional’s Physician Advisor Program (PAd) quickly becoming a nationally recognized leader. The team shared best practices at the 14th annual Physician Advisor Summit.

May 2017

  • Newark-Wayne Community Hospital’s Center for Joint Replacement honored with DAISY Team Nursing Award.
  • Unity Hospital’s surgical physician assistant team received Rochester Academy of Medicine’s Team

June 2017

  • Rochester General Hospital Stroke Center Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
  • Unity Hospital Stroke Center Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
  • Newark-Wayne Community Hospital Stroke Center Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus & Target Stroke Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
  • United Memorial Medical Center Stroke Center Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

July 2017

  • Rochester General Hospital awarded Platinum Level Workplace Partnership Award—the highest level of national recognition from the Health Resources & Services Administration.

August 2017

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center and Intensive Nursing Care Unit (INCU) at Unity Hospital earned Silver-Level Beacon Awards.
  • The Village at Mill Landing 55+ townhomes ranked #1 Best Retirement Community in the 2017 Reader Ranking Awards from the Rochester Business Journal in conjunction with The Daily Record.
  • Rochester Regional Health Immediate Care ranked #1 Best Urgent Care Center in the 2017 Reader Ranking Awards from the Rochester Business Journal in conjunction with The Daily Record.

September 2017

  • Three Rochester Regional Health leaders were recipients of the Rochester Business Journal’s 23rd annual Forty Under 40 Awards:
    • Jennifer Dunivent, director, outpatient operations, United Memorial Medical Center
    • Michael Waller, director, Sustainability, Rochester Regional Health
    • Tiffany Welch-Quinn, nursing home administrator, Unity Living Center
  • Rochester Regional Health recognized as 2017 Epic Innovative Customer Award from TPS ClaimLogic.

October 2017

  • 8 Rochester Regional Health nurses received the March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards. (28 were nominated.)

November 2017

  • Hill Haven received a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Rochester Regional named 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award winner from Risk & Insurance magazine.
  • United Memorial Medical Center received Certificate of Excellence from Univera Healthcare.
  • Newark-Wayne Community Hospital named 2017 Newark Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

2016

Rochester Regional Health

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Refugee Healthcare Program

Recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in the access and quality section of the Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders 2016: Case Examples.

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Isabella Graham Hart School of Nursing

Named a Top 100 Workforce Training Program by the Rochester Business Journal

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Unity Family Medicine at St. Bernard's

Named a 2015 Hypertension Control Champion by Million Hearts, an initiative led by the CDC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Refugee Healthcare Program

Recognized on New York State Health Foundation website

Unique video about the program was featured on the NYS Health Foundation's website featuring Jim Sutton. The video showcases how our program is a success at delivering primary healthcare services to refugees, in a sustainable, cost-efficient manner.

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Park Ridge Living Center

Named at Top-Performing Nursing Facility from the New York State Health Department

The living center achieved the top quintile in the last three years of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative-- A New York State quality and performance project aimed at improving care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing homes.

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Rochester Ambulatory Surgery Center

Recipient of 2016 Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC) Silver Award for Healthcare Team Excellence

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Rochester Regional Health DSRIP program

Recipient of 2016 Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC) Silver Award for Healthcare Team Excellence

Rochester General Hospital

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2016-17 American Heart/American Stroke Associations' Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus

Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals and Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades

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Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Silver-Level of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 

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Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Gold-Level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care Designation by BlueCross BlueShield

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Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)

Silver-Level of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rochester General Hospital earned high statewide marks from CareChex/Comparion: #1 in Overall Medical Care, Heart Failure Treatment, Stroke Care, Pneumonia Care, #2 in Joint Replacement, #3 in Overall Surgical Care, Neurological Care, Orthopaedic Care.
 babyfriendlylogo Named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization, recognizing high achievement in the promotion and facilitation of breast feeding.
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Stroke Center

 Earned primary stroke center recertification from The Joint Commission

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Eastern Region

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic

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Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Nursing Home

Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)

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Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Nursing Home

Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield Certificate of Excellence 2015 Hospital Incentive Performance Program

    

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ISO Certified

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from the American College of Radiology 

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital:

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for knee and hip replacement

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital's Wayne County Rural Health Network (WCRHN)

WCRHN was chosen as a benchmark in the socioeconomic factors category of the American Hospital Association (AHA) publication, Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders 2016: Case Examples.

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

March's Business of the Month by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB)

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care Designation by BlueCross BlueShield

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Silver-Level of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

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Gold-Certified Safe Sleep Champion

The highest designation offered by Cribs for Kids, a national infant sleep initiative.

Unity Hospital

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Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement Programs

 Programs were designated Blue Distinction Centers+ by BlueCross BlueShield Association

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American Heart/American Stroke Associations' Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus

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Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care Designation by BlueCross BlueShield

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Silver-Level of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

United Memorial Medical Center

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Silver-Certified Safe Sleep Leader

 a designation offered by Cribs for Kids, a national infant sleep initiative.

   
   
 

2015


Rochester General and Unity earned high statewide marks from CareChex/Comparion

  • Rochester General Hospital – #1 in Major Cardiac Surgery and Heart Attack Treatment, #2 in Major Orthopaedic Surgery, #3 in Cardiac Care, #3 in Joint Replacement, #3 in Overall Hospital Care
  • Unity Hospital – #3 in Major Orthopaedic Surgery, #4 in Joint Replacement
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US News & World Report named Rochester General a Top Regional Hospital
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Rochester General was named one of only 12 Better Together Exemplar Hospitals in the US, for exemplifying success in eliminating restrictive visiting policies 
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The World Health Organization named Newark-Wayne a Baby-Friendly Hospital, recognizing high achievement in the promotion and facilitation of breast feeding
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Rochester General was named among the 100 SafeCare Hospitals nationwide (22nd in the nation, 2nd in New York) for excellence in process, outcomes and efficiency
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Unity received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus award
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Rochester General and Unity both earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for knee and hip replacement
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Centers

  • Maternity care – Rochester General, Unity and Newark-Wayne hospitals
  • Unity also claimed Excellus recognition for hip and knee replacement
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The system claimed an unprecedented nine Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Awards in 2015