The long-awaited approval means a return of higher-level, 24-hour emergency care to the Brockport area, which has lacked emergency services since Lakeside Memorial Hospital closed in spring 2013.
ED's have no in-patient hospital beds. Strong West will have three short-term observation beds. Patients who require more intensive care and hospitalization will be treated and transferred to Strong Memorial, Highland Hospital, or a hospital the patient chooses.
Strong West Urgent Care will remain open through Tuesday morning, with staff, including an Emergency Medicine physician, on site 24 hours a day.
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