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RRH breaks ground on new facility

Rochester Regional Health broke ground this week on the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care this week.

Construction is expected to begin in July depending on the timing of the final approval of the New York State Certificate of Need, RRH said.

Constellation Brands president and CEO Robert Sands and the Sands family foundations, along with Constellation Brands, made the lead gift—$20 million—to support the creation of the center.

With the contribution, the RRH campaign totaled $300 million.

“The Sands family and Constellation Brands have a long history of supporting causes that make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors in the Rochester area,” Sands said in a statement. “Caring for the health and well-being of our region is a shared responsibility.

“We are committed to doing our part to make the Center for Critical Care a reality and hope other community leaders will join us in supporting this important effort.”

The seven-story, 312,000-square-foot facility is located on Rochester General Hospital’s campus.

“Rochester Regional Health has an ongoing commitment to providing convenient and accessible state-of-the-art healthcare to those who live and work in our region,” said Bob Dobies, RRH chairman. “The Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care will give us the space and technologies to further advance the delivery of many major clinical services.”

The center will expand RGH’s current capabilities for care in multiple ways, officials said. It will include:

  • 20 operating rooms, 26 post-anesthesia beds, 54 prep/recovery beds;
  • 108 private acuity-adaptable patient rooms;
  • a special care nursery featuring 14 private rooms for babies; and
  • eight new labor and delivery rooms and 20 private post-partum beds for new mothers.

RRH has contracted with Clark Patterson Lee and LeChase Construction LLC for the project that aims to create a LEED silver certified facility.

“The size and scope of the new building will enable us to advance clinical care and continue to evolve as we implement new health care technologies,” said Nancy Tinsley, president of Rochester General Hospital.

The center is targeted to open in the fourth quarter 2020, RRH said.

“The Center for Critical Care is a transformational project for Rochester Regional Health, its employees and our patients,” said Eric Bieber M.D., president and CEO of RRH. “We are dedicated to serving this community and are proud to take this step in our ongoing investments in expanding our clinical capabilities and expanding patient access to cutting-edge health care in Rochester.”

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