Looking for Cancer Statistics?

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has published its annual report estimating new cancer cases and deaths for 2017.  The Cancer Facts & Figures 2017 report includes estimates by cancer site, sex, and state.  Another report entitled Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures (2016-2017) by the ACS and the National Cancer Institute provides statistics on cancer survivorship for some of the most common cancers.  This data can also be found in the January/February 2017 issue of the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians which is freely available to the public.

Need a Nursing Procedure Stat!

Nursing Reference Center is a point-of-care evidence-based resource and includes:

  • Quick lessons – disease and condition overviews
  • Evidence-based care sheets – summaries about the best treatment options for diseases/conditions
  • Skills & procedures – how to perform the skill, and why the skill should be performed


Nursing Reference Center is available through Care Connect:



Nursing Reference Center is available on the library website










Download the Nursing Reference Center App from the main page 



Need more information on RGH procedures?                                                                             June Nursing Grand Rounds    Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Where to Find Them

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 FamilyDoctor.org 

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.

From the Library to the Bedside

After receiving patient education materials from the library, most patients rate themselves as “well-informed” about their requested topic.

Trained volunteers ask patients on 5200 if they would like to receive educational materials from the library.  The librarian fills the requests using reliable resources including MedlinePlus, ExitCare and Lexicomp.

Read more about the Health Information Ambassador Program at Rochester General Hospital at:




Looking for guidelines or standards?

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!!