The University of Rochester Medical Center is excited to celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, as designated by the World Health Organization.

Here, we’ll recognize and celebrate the contributions of our nurse and midwives from across the Medical Center and affiliates, including: UR School of Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital, F.F. Thompson Hospital, Highland Hospital, Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital, URMC Midwifery group, and St. James Hospital.

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Total number of nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital.


Total number of bachelor’s prepared nurses at SMH.


Total number of nurse practitioners at SMH.



Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP
It’s the best profession in the world… It’s important that we have the education that we need for our nurses as well as the workforce to manage the ongoing health care needs of patients – in the hospital, in the community, in rural areas, and throughout the world.
Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP

Want to celebrate your favorite nurse?

Let us know who it is and why!

Email: YOTNM2020@URMC.Rochester.edu