The Highland Hospital Foundation presented the 2019 Heritage Award to physician Robert McCann, a long-time member of the Highland Hospital board and former board chairman, at a ceremony at the Genesee Valley Club Dec. 4.
The Heritage Award is the highest honor given by The Highland Hospital Foundation for philanthropic contributions. It honors a person or organization that plays a significant role at Highland Hospital and in the community through their time, talent and financial support.
McCann has been an integral part of Rochester’s healthcare community for close to 35 years, has received many accolades and honors, and is regarded as a national and international expert in geriatric and end-of-life care. He has served as chief of medicine at Highland Hospital for almost 20 years and also serves as chief executive officer of Accountable Health Partners.
“Bob McCann embodies everything that makes Highland Hospital so special and valuable to our community,” said dentist Ned Nicosia, chairman of the Highland Foundation Board. “He has been Highland’s biggest cheerleader and supporter, extremely generous with his time, talent and financial support. We are so pleased to give Dr. McCann the highest honor given by the Highland Hospital Foundation.”
The award has deep significance for McCann. “I have a profound commitment to Highland — our people, programs, patients and their families,” he said. “It’s important for all of us to collaborate and contribute our time and financial resources in support of this vibrant community hospital.”