-- Modernization at all three hospital facilities -- including the PRISM project at Strong, a new tower with patient rooms at RGH, and a large-scale renovation at Unity Hospital. Collectively more than 750 current beds will be in new or renovated rooms.
-- A strategy to better serve West-side Monroe County patients through formal affiliation between Unity and Lakeside hospitals.
-- Maintaining a multi-county delivery system by encouraging links between Monroe County hospitals and community hospitals in outlying counties.
-- New programs and collaborations to reduce Code Red and disparities in care between different populations.
"Through the 2020 Commission, our community is making well-informed recommendations to modernize our three largest hospitals," said Stephen B. Ashley, 2020 Commission chair, and Chairman and CEO of The Ashley Group.
Commission Vice Chair Leonard E. Redon, who is vice president of western operations for Paychex Inc., said the vote should not be seen as a finding of fault with any of the hospital requests. "From the perspective of each institution, all three of these proposals make a great deal of sense," Redon said. "Viewed through a community lens, they would add more hospital capacity than we need at this point. The Commission's proposal allows each hospital to grow and modernize at a pace that makes sense for the institutions and the community, with space to add capacity later if needed."
Fran Weisberg, Executive Director of FLHSA, said the community is
fortunate to have so many knowledgeable and experienced community leaders
willing to devote their time to the 2020 Commission. "With the support of
our expert analysts, these commissioners have taken three separate
proposals and created a comprehensive community solution," Weisberg said.
"This was a unique opportunity because the s
|SOURCE Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency|
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