URMC To Open Emergency Department in Brockport

Published 07/25 2014 03:48PM

Updated 07/25 2014 04:38PM

The University of Rochester Medical Center is will soon open an emergency services department in Brockport.  It will be located at the former Lakeside Hospital, which closed last year.  The UR medicine took over the facility. It won't be a full-service hospital or emergency department.  Michael Kamali, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, said, "Lakeside had difficult financial time with healthcare as operating as a full service hospital so what we're doing now is replacing a free standing emergency dept along with other services that include ambulatory service, clinics, imaging and lab services in one site."

Some approvals from the state are still pending.  Strong West emergency services hopes to open on August 4th.

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