Unity Health System and Rochester General Health System to Explore Formation of an Integrated Health Care Delivery System
Unity Health System and Rochester General Health System (RGHS) today announced that they have mutually agreed to enter into discussions to create a formal relationship. The organizations intend to form a new integrated health care delivery system designed to provide high quality services and lower the cost of health care for the community.
“This is a forward-thinking, strategic move for Unity and Rochester General and for the Greater Rochester community,” said Warren Hern, president and chief executive officer, Unity Health System. “Our Board of Directors, over the last 18 months, has evaluated the future of the health care environment, with the intent that Unity could be instrumental in leading the transformation of health care in our community. Today’s announcement sets us on a course to enhance community-wide access to higher quality and affordable health care.”
Unity and RGHS will engage in discussions and related activities in the coming months to finalize plans, which will then likely take up to two years to gain government approvals. Additional information will be provided when the formal discussions are completed.
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About Unity Health System
At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults, which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity – an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York; York, England; and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit unityhealth.org.