The long road to resolution

The Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals, which formed 15 months ago, marks a year of largely unresolved contract negotiations with Rochester General Hospital. A recent union report highlights patient safety and staffing concerns.

‘We had people die that didn’t have to die’

COVID-19 has claimed more than 2,000 lives in Monroe County, but its crisis stage finally appears to be over. As many people move on from the worst pandemic in a century, Commissioner of Public Health Michael Mendoza M.D. reflects on what we’ve learned. “We could have prevented so many of those deaths,” he says.