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New Ambulatory Facilities Provide Enhanced Outpatient Services

Continuing the growth of Ambulatory Care services that provide comprehensive health services in convenient community settings, Rochester General Health System has announced an array of new Ambulatory facilities around the Rochester area.

October saw the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art Rochester Ambulatory Surgery Center, an affiliate of Rochester General Health System. The 29,000-square-foot Surgical Center is located at 360 Linden Oaks Drive in Penfield, and replaces the former Lattimore SurgiCenter in Brighton. It offers a convenient and comfortable setting for procedures in General Surgery as well as such surgical subspecialties as OB/GYN, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Podiatry, and hand and reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

surgery_ascModern technology is making a greater number of surgical procedures available on an outpatient basis and, more than ever, patients are choosing to receive their care in this safe, effective and convenient setting. Additionally, in the changing landscape of national healthcare reform, patients and healthcare providers alike are preparing for outpatient surgery to play a prominent role in keeping health care affordable while upholding higher-than-ever standards for quality.

Key features of the new surgery center include six state-of-the-art operating rooms, each 60 percent larger than former Lattimore SurgiCenter facilities; and two rooms where minor procedures can be performed.


Bay Creek Dialysis Center Opens in Penfield

BayCreekIn August, to help address the region’s ever growing demand for high-quality outpatient dialysis services, RGHS launched the new Bay Creek Dialysis Center on Empire Boulevard in Penfield. The Center features 21 dialysis stations and is equipped with heated chairs, personal televisions and free WiFi access. “RGHS has been a leader in providing outpatient dialysis,” said John Hix, MD, Medical Director at Bay Creek. “Delivering superior patient care in ambulatory settings, close to where our patients live and work, has been a top priority for years.”

RGHS first moved outpatient dialysis services out of a hospital setting beginning in 2006, with the opening of the Seneca Ridge Dialysis Center on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit.  That move anticipated the growth of high quality ambulatory services in patient convenient community settings.

The Bay Creek Dialysis Center offers in-center hemodialysis provided by board-certified nephrologists and a highly skilled team.  For details, call 585.922.0580.


Advanced Wound Healing Center Opens

wound_careIn November, Rochester General Health System launched a new outpatient Wound Healing Center in an alliance with St. Ann’s Community. The Center is located on the Irondequoit campus of St. Ann’s Community, across the street from Rochester General Hospital at 1500 Portland Ave.  The Center specializes in hard-to-heal wounds and other complex cases, including venous ulcers, arterial and diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds and traumatic injuries.

Treatments available at the Center include total contact casting, negative-pressure wound therapy, bioengineered tissue application, compression therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). The Center’s two HBOT chambers are the largest in the Rochester area, allowing easier access for overweight or bariatric patients. The Rochester General Wound Healing Center is medically managed by Kim Petrone, MD, Associate Medical Director of St. Ann’s Community. Dr. Petrone is an AMA board-certified Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and certified wound specialist.

For details, call 585.922.HEAL (4325).