Innovation

First to be Certified in Hidden Scar

Rochester Regional Health is the first in Western New York to be certified in Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery—a new option that will help women who need breast cancer surgery preserve the shape and appearance of both the breast and the nipple.

As the name suggests, the procedure involves removing cancerous tissue through a single incision, in a discreet location such as under the breast or through the armpit, resulting in a hidden scar. Previously, mastectomies and lumpectomies would leave prominent scarring—a constant visual reminder of the cancer and surgery.

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First to Achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Validation

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics has recognized Rochester Regional Health hospitals with HIMSS Stage 7 validation. Achieved by only approximately six percent of hospitals nationwide, HIMSS 7 validation is the industry’s highest standard for electronic medical record adoption and implementation. The journey to HIMSS 7 achievement is a multi-year, eight stage process that requires collaboration and coordination of team members at every level of the health system.

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