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Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women and girls across the globe who are the heart of social innovation and change.

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8 as we highlight some of the amazing women who represent the core values and beliefs of Rochester Regional Health.

 This year, we are dedicating one week to 20 remarkable women who have persevered through personal hardships, and inspired others by their dedication to their teams, community, and Rochester Regional Health values.

 Thank you to all the women in our Rochester community, who ignite positive change in every life they touch.
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    Jamesine R. Williams, MD, FACOGO
    Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    Unity OB/GYN at Ridgeway

    Dr. Jamesine Williams is an OB/GYN attending at Unity Hospital. She is a graduate of Howard University and a published researcher at the National Institutes of Health. She received her medical degree and completed her residency at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.

    "The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." –Nelson Mandela

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    Marian Amos, MT (ASCP), CLS
    Lab Information System Coordinator
    United Memorial Medical Center, Laboratory

    Marian is an exceptional chef with a love for gardening. On the side, she is a key player in helping the lab system at United Memorial Medical Center run smoothly.

    “One step doesn’t take you far, but it establishes your direction.”

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    Geremy Holz-Borys, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
    Physical Therapist, Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
    Rochester Regional Health Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy at Irondequoit

    Geremy loves making a difference in patients' lives by helping them regain their mobility and function. Outside of work, she is very involved with her family. She is her children’s biggest fan and cheerleader in life and with their after school activities.

    "Strive for progress, not perfection." –Anonymous

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    Jackie Hobbins, BS, MLT (ASCP)
    Director of Laboratory Operations
    ACM Global Laboratories

    Jackie is a southerner hailing from North Carolina. She joined ACM in April 2018 as an experienced laboratorian.

    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Sara Casler, RT(T)
    Senior Therapist
    Lipson Cancer Institute, Radiation Oncology
    Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic

    Sara loves helping people and making a difference in their lives!

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    Donna P. Smith, MS, RN
    Vice President of Operations
    Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic

    Donna began her journey with Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic nearly 40 years ago as a new graduate nurse. Since then, she has flourished in many leadership positions, including in 2015, when she transitioned in to the role of Vice President of Operations. Donna is grateful for the hospital’s ongoing success and loves where she works!

    “Kindness wins.”

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    Linda Selbert
    Payroll Specialist
    Riedman Campus

    Through her many roles, including secretary and payroll specialist, Linda has enjoyed a successful career in healthcare. In fact, she loved being a payroll specialist so much that after retiring 14 years ago, Linda came back to continue working alongside her wonderful team. Her passions also include traveling and teaching members of the community how to paint, which she has done in her home for 50 years.

    "How may I help you?”

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    Bethany Fjeldheim, CNM-FNP
    Lead Midwife
    Rochester General Hospital Birthing Center, The Women’s Center at Clifton, Bay Creek Midwifery

    As a midwife, Bethany enjoys her role as a health care partner with patients, their families, and our communities to ensure women are being heard. Being a midwife isn’t just a job for Bethany, it’s a huge part of her identity.

    “We are all just walking each other home.” –Ram Dass

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    Kaitlyn Hamilton, MS, MHC
    Addiction Therapist III
    United Memorial Medical Center, Hope Haven

    Kaitlyn is a Marine Corps veteran whose passion is helping people.

    "Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul.” –C.G. Jung

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    Erin McCarthy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
    Speech Pathology Supervisor
    Neurosciences Institute, Unity Hospital

    Erin McCarthy is a Board Certified Medical Speech Pathologist who has worked at Unity Hospital for the past 20 years. She is also an adjunct professor at Nazareth College and her area of expertise includes adult acquired Neurogenic swallowing disorders, post-extubation dysphagia and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

    “When they go low, we go high.” –Michelle Obama

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    Nana Duffy, MD, MSCE
    Dermatologist
    Rochester Regional Health

    Dr. Duffy is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice for almost ten years. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys gardening, ballroom dancing and spending time with her family.

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver

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    Maria Moreno
    OR Surgical Tech
    Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

    Maria Moreno is a first generation Mexican-American who has dedicated herself to the study of Surgical Technology. Through commitment and perseverance, she overcame many personal obstacles, which gave her the strength to continue growing her knowledge and providing excellent safe patient care.

    Maria is respected by physicians and team members and serves as a preceptor, role model and mentor.

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    Peggy Stevens
    Environmental Services Technician
    United Memorial Medical Center

    Peggy has been working at United Memorial Medical Center for over three decades. She enjoys reading and learning about history.

    “I’m on it!”

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    Lenora Ince
    HHA/Hospice Aide
    Lifetime Care

    Lenora is committed to serving families in the Rochester community. She goes above and beyond to ensure families receive the highest quality care and comfort, all while exemplifying extraordinary compassion.

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    Kerri Vanderbush
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Rochester General Hospital/Nursing Leadership

    Kerri has been a part of the RRH team for over a decade. She loves being in the center of the action. Whether it is coordinating projects or collaborating across units, she enjoys helping others.

    Originally, from the New York City area, Kerri often travels back to her roots to show her two wonderful children where she grew up.

    “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” –Dalai Lama

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    Liz Kauffman-Dence
    Director Property Management
    Rochester Regional Health

    Liz’s career at Rochester General Hospital spans over 38 years, most of which she has spent her efforts focusing on real estate and construction planning.

    Liz enjoys working across departments to ensure successful relocations, acquisitions and construction projects.

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

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    Melisa Rouland, BSW
    Rehab Social Worker
    DeMay Living Center

    Melisa has been a social worker for 18 years and a mother for 15 years. She says she is lucky to have a career at DeMay Living Center where she thoroughly loves helping elderly residents stay safe and well.

    “Happiness is a choice.” –Katherine Wolfanger

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    Paige Hudson, RD, CDN
    Registered Dietician
    ElderONE

    After spending 11 years at Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Paige recently transitioned to the ElderONE team. Paige enjoys helping people live healthier lives. Outside of work, she likes to read and exercise and savors time with her family.

    “The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” –Billy Graham

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    Vicki Costigan
    Access Associate
    Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (Greece Office)

    Vicki enjoys being a part of the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute team, where she first started as a medical secretary at Unity Hospital over 13 years ago. She says her office is like a big family and that most of the team has been together since the beginning, working to provide extraordinary care to our community.

    “Come on guys, look at your minutes!”

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    Lori Reiss
    Senior Executive Assistant
    Long Term Care, St. Mary’s Campus

    Lori joined our Rochester Regional Health family in 2012 as Senior Executive Assistant at Rochester General Hospital and transitioned to Senior Executive Assistant in Long Term Care three years ago. Outside of work, Lori enjoys traveling with her husband and visiting their daughter in Boston.

    “By owning what you do, you’ll always be able to maintain your integrity.” –Anonymous