Highland Hospital

There is only one. It became one of the first homeopathic hospitals in the U.S. in 1889. It is now well known for comprehensive care. Its name is Highlander Highland Hospital. It’s a quasquicentenarian. On the way to more than 125 years of service, Highland became the first U.S. hospital to treat diabetes with insulin, first New York hospital to establish a family medicine training program, and first Rochester hospital to allow fathers in the delivery room—today Highland is Rochester’s busiest hospital for births.

We swear it will be done. Highland is a community hospital, founded on the principle that “no one, however destitute or forlorn, if sick, shall be refused admission and careful treatment.” It is so deeply rooted in compassionate care that it made its motto “compassion heals.” If Highland were a person it would be Patch Adams. And to ensure that motto is put into practice, the hospital backs it up with the Highland Promise. Highland promises to commit its overall service and operation to excellence. Anything less is inconceivable.

The Highland Life. A unique branch of UR Medicine, Highland offers the distinctive blend of a warm, caring environment and first-rate health care, highlighted by region-leading bariatric, geriatric, and women’s health services. It’s a combination that has earned it several accreditations and awards for outstanding quality. Highland’s affiliation with the Medical Center ensures its patients receive Medicine of the Highest Order and make it, what some may say, the Shangri-La of community hospitals. Cheers to being happy and healthy!

Higher and Higher. To continually fulfill the Highland Promise, the Hospital relies on the help of the Highland Foundation. The Foundation is responsible for generating new funds for priority areas within the hospital. In addition to fundraising, the Foundation, which has $9.2 million in assets, allocates around $500,000 annually to support strategic areas (e.g., Linda’s Garden). A source within the Foundation disclosed a desire to recreate the statue of liberty scene from “Ghostbusters II” with a giant Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann to “get the big bucks.”

Party like it’s 1889. Hearing someone in a raspberry beret scream “Let’s go crazy!” and then drive off in a little red Corvette means it’s time for the annual Highland Gala. Or, it might be time for the annual Golf Classic, unless it’s been canceled due to purple rain. And that is when doves cry. What makes doves happy is the presentation of the Highland Foundation’s Nothing Compares 2 U Award a.k.a. the Heritage Award, given to an individual or organization that has played a significant role in the life of Highland and the community.

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