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Harry Potter’s World

Werner Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine.

Using  materials  from  the  National  Library  of  Medicine,  the exhibit explores  Harry  Potter’s world,  its   roots  in  Renaissance  science,  and  the  ethical  questions  that  affected  not  only  the  wizards of  Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

Beginning July 7, 2017, you can visit the exhibit in the surgical family waiting area at Rochester General Hospital. The exhibit will be on display through August 12, 2017.

Read more about the exhibit here.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Fact Sheet: ACS-COT Trauma Designation

New York State adopted the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) standards and verification process for the State’s trauma system in 2013.  The ACS-COT standards allow for four levels of trauma center.  Level 3 and 4 trauma centers are community hospitals which dedicate their resources to receiving and stabilizing severely injured patients and then transfer those patients to level 1 or 2 centers.

Steps in the New York State process include:

  1. Attendance at state trauma committee meetings
  2. Consultative visit from ACS-COT
  3. Prior to the consultative, the hospital needs to have in place:
  • Trauma service
  • Trauma medical director
  • Creation of a trauma registry
  • Data submission to the NYS Trauma Registry
  • Data submission to the National Trauma Data Bank
  • 9-12 months of trauma data
  • Performance improvement process  – doesn’t have to be fully developed by the consultative visit

4.  After the consultative visit report, the hospital has 2 years to request an ACS-COT verification visit

5. Once verified, the hospital must schedule a verification visit from ACS-COT every 3 years


New York State Department of Health links:

New York State Trauma Program

New York State Trauma Program


There are four hospitals currently designated as Level 3 in New York:

Canton-Potsdam Hospital        50 Leroy St        Potsdam, NY 13676        (315) 265-3300

Southhampton Hospital        240 Meeting House Lane        Southampton, NY 11968       (516) 726-8200

St Elizabeth Medical Center        2209 Genesee St        Utica, NY 13501        (315) 798-8100

St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh        70 Dubois Street        Newburgh, NY 12550        (845) 561-4400


American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma links:

American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT)

Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2014)

      Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014/Resources Repository

      About the Verification, Review, and Consultation Program    


Other links:

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

American Trauma Society

National Trauma Data Bank

Trauma Center Association of America

Verified Trauma Centers FAQs  (American College of Surgeons)

Patient satisfaction when leaders round

How do patients perceive hourly rounding? Bragg L,  et al.  Nurs Manage. 2016  Nov;47(11):11-13.

Implementation of Daily Senior Leader Rounds Using a Transformational Leadership Approach. Manss, G. Nurse Leader. 15 (1) 2017, 65

Hourly rounding is key contributor to patient-centered care at high-performing
hospitals. ED Manag. 2015 Oct;27(10):109-13.

Does purposeful leader rounding make a difference? Winter M, et al. Nurs Manage. 2015 Feb;46(2):26-32.

First time rounding experiences for non-clinicians: the Cleveland Clinic experience. Greenwald LR, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Mar-Apr;30(2):167-71.

The keys to making executive rounding a success. Stempniak M. Rounding into shape. Hosp Health Netw. 2014 Jul;88(7):20, 22.

Hourly rounding toolkit. (2014).  Press Ganey.

Hourly rounds and the patient experience. (2015).  Press Ganey.

Need help with your weight loss or nutrition New Year’s resolutions?

If you made a resolution to lose weight or improve your diet in 2017 – check out our recommended links at Nutrition-Diets-Weight Loss to help you reach your goals.

Need a few simple ideas that you could do today to improve your health? Try these from 

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017!






Residents thrive when they have access to medical libraries

Accrediting bodies for residency programs require institutions to provide access to information resources and services.

For example, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) states that internal medicine, OBGYN, and pediatric residents must have appropriate reference material and medical literature databases. The ACGME requires physical, human, and educational resources for education in family medicine, and for radiology residents, a medical library with textbooks and journals in radiology. The Commission on Dental Accreditation states that library resources with dental information should be available for general practice dental residents.  Finally, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists requires pharmacy residents to have references and relevant information databases.

Rochester Regional Health provides residency training programs in internal medicine, dentistry, diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, neurological physical therapy, pediatrics, pharmacy, podiatry and surgery.

Werner Medical Library is proud to support these residency standards.  In addition to a robust collection of journals, textbooks and databases, each residency program is assigned their own librarian to help residents find and  evaluate appropriate evidence-based information for patient care.


ASHP accreditation standard for postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2014.

ACGME common program requirements. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 2016.

American Dental Association. Commission on Dental Accreditation. Accreditation standards for dental education programs. 2015.

October is National Medical Librarians Month…

…and we’re celebrating YOU! At Werner Medical Library we are happy to provide Rochester Regional Health with high quality service to support patient care, quality and safety initiatives and lifelong learning. Here’s a snapshot of requests from our wonderful users in 2016:

  • 200 in-person search consultations, classes and tours
  • Literature searches for fall prevention, transitions of care and staffing efficiency (plus nearly 1200 other topics)
  • Nearly 7000 peer-reviewed journal articles (most of which aren’t free on the web)

And it’s only October. Whew! Thank you to ALL our users for making us feel special 365 days of the year!!