Strong West Opens ED Tomorrow

Published 08/18 2014 01:14PM

Updated 08/18 2014 01:31PM

The New York State Department of Health has granted approval for an off-campus Emergency Department (ED) at UR Medicine’s Strong West site in Brockport, making it the first such model in Upstate New York. The current urgent care center will switch over to become Strong West Emergency at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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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