Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic to Build New Emergency Department

Break ground on the $2.2 million project scheduled for January 2021 with completion by early 2022

A new emergency department with more capacity, the latest technology and additional space for one of the most comprehensive behavioral health programs in the state is in the works for Rochester Regional Health’s Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic.

The organization recently announced plans and released conceptual drawings for the new 6,500 square-foot emergency department. They plan to break ground on the $2.2 million effort in January 2021 and open the facility by the beginning of 2022.

“Rochester Regional Health continues to invest in Clifton Springs Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and facilities like our Geneva Medical Campus. Bringing a new emergency department to Clifton Springs is the next step we’re taking to transform health care in the Finger Lakes,” said physician Dustin Riccio, president of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

The new emergency department at Clifton Springs will support more patient visits with additional treatment rooms, triage space, and easier access to the facility. The design will support the integration of new diagnostic and treatment technologies, and provide patients and their loved ones with greater comfort and dignity as they seek emergency care.

The construction marks an additional investment on top of the ongoing $32 million Medical Village project already taking place at Clifton Springs Hospital. This spring, the hospital completed Phase 2 of the Medical Village, which featured a new patient access center and operating suite, including two of the most technologically advanced operating rooms in upstate New York.

Along with the emergency department, this latest construction effort will coincide with the previously planned project to expand the hospital’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) space.

“The CPEP program at Clifton Springs is the only one of its kind in the Finger Lakes,” Riccio explained. “The next closest ones are in Rochester and Syracuse. This program is critical because people need local access to this kind of emergency mental health care.”

Philanthropy will be the main source of funding for the emergency department project.

Photo: Architectural rendering of the proposed emergency department at Clifton Springs Hospital.

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